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George Daniels: A Master Watchmaker & His Art Hardcover – 4 Mar 2013

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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (4 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500516367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516362
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 2.5 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellent work; both a fascinating story and fantastic pictures. I recommend it without reservation.--Horological Journal

The book is an essential addition to any horological library.--The Financial Times

With beautiful photography this book details his pieces, including, vitally, the interior movements. --Crafts

A follow-up to his superlative book, Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking … a gorgeous volume. --QP Magazine

Showcases the British watchmaker's oeuvre, with immaculate photography revealing the intricacies of both the faces and movements of Daniels' watches alongside personal images from his archive --Wallpaper*

Lavishly illustrated … brings the man and his brilliance into clear focus --Plaza Watch

Showcases the British watchmaker's oeuvre, with immaculate photography revealing the intricacies of both the faces and movements of Daniels' watches alongside personal images from his archive --Wallpaper*

About the Author

Michael Clerizo is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and specialist watch magazines. He is based in London.


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Before I bought this book, I was a little concerned that it might excessively duplicate the contents of the George Daniels books I already have, and especially Daniels's autobiography, "All in Good Time". I couldn't find any reviews which answered this question - despite there being (I imagine) quite a lot of people out there who already have those books.

Let me answer that question. I needn't have worried.

Whilst there is necessarily some duplication of content about Daniels's early life (his life events are hardly going to have changed) Michael Clerizo offers us a rather different perspective. It's clear that Michael Clerizo had a great deal of respect and affection for George Daniels, and it shows. Whereas Daniels's autobiography comes across as a little stiff and stilted in places (and perhaps with a whiff of self importance on a few occasions), Michael Clerizo shows us a much warmer and more rounded man who is generous with his time and his knowledge. If you'll pardon the pun, you get a much better feel for what made George Daniels tick.

The format of the book is generous (perhaps even slightly unwieldy), but the illustrations are excellent and generous - some are familiar from other books, but there are many that are new to me.

I have quite a lot of horology books on my bookshelves, including those by George Daniels. This book deserves to stand proud in their company.
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This volume is an analysis of the work of George Daniels, the world's foremost watchmaker for perhaps two hundred years. The explanations are clear and lucid (pages of his workbooks are included), the development of the designs are carefully explained and the photography is beautiful. If you are at all interested in top end horology you will not regret investing in this book.
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This is a beautiful book - illustrated with close-up pictures of many of Daniels' watches. It interleaves a biography of Daniels with photographs of his work arranged in groups in chronological order.

While 208 pages may not seem a lot at first glance, there is more content here than might be initially perceived. The book is large in format - indeed, too large for my bookcase - and this means the biographical sections have space for three columns of text to a page without being cramped. The photographs are plentiful, of high quality and include faces and movements (including some in course of construction) of the watches. There are also some fold out spreads of photographs, which together with the size of the book mean that this is a real coffee-table book - not that easily read other than at a table.

The images provided by Amazon do not do this book justice - it is a quality production and better than the images you can see here would suggest.

This book makes an ideal companion to Daniels' seminal 'Watchmaking'. I do not own Daniels' autobiography 'All in Good Time: Reflections of a Watchmaker', so cannot comment on how these two volumes overlap or complement each other.
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Great read on George Daniels, beautiful photos - Thoroughly recommended for the watch enthusiast, and a great story of determination.
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A mammoth book which will make the largest coffee table groan but packed full of illustrations of Daniel's watches, restorations and a biography of the man himself. The large format makes possible much larger than life pictures of the watches themselves giving the reader much to admire and reflect upon.
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