I take pride in the research done for many articles, which offers a unique perspective on the watch industry through a business lens. Below are some of the books and sources in the Watch Ponder “library”. I encourage you to seek them out if you are enthusiastic about watches and horology.
- Revolution in Time: Clocks and the making of the modern world by David Landes
- The World of Watches: History, Technology, Industry by Lucien Trueb
- The Beauty of Time: the watches of A. Lange & Sohne by Harry Niemann
- Fifty Watches that Changed the World
- Clocks & Culture 1300-1700 by Carlo Cipolla
- History of the Swiss Watch Industry by Pierre-yves Donze
- Timepieces: Masterpieces of chronometry by David Christianson
- Timing a Century: History of the Waltham Watch Company by Charles Moore
- Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet
- European Clocks & Watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Manufacturing Time by Amy Glasmeier
I also recommend visiting the websites of:
- Richard Watkins, watch historian with a variety of publications available
- National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, who have over 80 years of published journal articles on the watch industry available on their website
- Professor Ryan Raffaelli, Harvard Business School, who studies the watch industry professionally and publishes many of his White Papers on his website.