The Rolex Story

Author: Franz-Christoph Heel
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764345975
Size: 78.59 MB
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The brand with the crown is recognized worldwide as an invaluable sports implement and luxury product. In little more than one hundred years, it has become one of the most successful and innovative watch brands on the planet. Rolex manufactures more than a half a million wristwatches per year while maintaining an outstanding reputation and near-perfect quality. From the beginning, the sponsorship of statesmen, movie stars, and athletes has driven its success, but the company has expanded to include more than just the rich and famous. The Rolex Oyster became the first watch to defy the elements when, in 1927, Mercedes Gleitze wore one while she swam the English Channel. In 1933, the company patented the first automatic winding mechanism. Learn more about this history and read updated reports written about new Rolex ideas and performance tests featured in the German watch magazine Armbanduhren (Wristwatch) from the past 15 years.

Rolex Daytona Story

Author: Giorgia Mondani
Publisher: Guido Mondani Editore e Ass
ISBN:
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PRESENTATION: LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT MODERN AND VINTAGE ROLEX DAYTONA ROLEX DAYTONA STORY describes every single Daytona reference, from its origin until today providing all the essential details for collectors, enthusiasts and dealers. All references are presented with the dates of the beginning and of the end of production; each model is illustrated with all those characteristics that determine the value and the rarity of the watch. All the illustrations in this volume are exactly what collectors have always dreamt of: large, beautiful and depicting every little detail of all the watches. Are you a watch collector and want to know every little detail about Rolex Daytona? Have you only recently approached the world of Rolex watches and are you looking for reliable answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you buy or sell? Do you want to know the real value of your Daytona watches? Do you want to know the real value of your Daytona chronographs? For all this and much more, this book is perfect for you Attached are the updated estimates of all published watches. TOPICS The important dates of the Daytona, the chronological production table, the “Paul Newman” dials, the Daytona dial makers, the Greek letter “sigma”, the customized dials, the faded dials, the calibers used and their differences, the aftermarket dials, the push-buttons, the bezels, thewinding crowns, the “underline” dials, the “Tropical Dials”, the bracelets, the gold hallmarks, the enamel dials, regular 6 and inverted 6, the updated estimates of all published watches. All models are accompanied by the descriptions of all those characteristics that determine the value and the rarity of the watch, such as: Bezels – Bracelets – Buttons – Calibers – Case back – Cases -Dials – Dials with changing color – Diameter – Hallmarks – Hands – Indexes – Inverted 6 – Lugs – Movements – Papers – References with their period of production – Sigma – Spare parts – Winding Crown.

Influencing

Author: F. Dent
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230596681
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The ability to influence and communicate effectively with both colleagues and external partners is a crucial skill. This book is about the ability to influence people. Built around the authors' useful model, it will help you review and reflect upon how you perform as an influencer; and discuss and review skills, styles, approaches and techniques.

Rolex Encyclopedia

Author: Giorgia Mondani
Publisher: Guido Mondani Editore e Ass
ISBN:
Size: 18.79 MB
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PRESENTATION: THE ULTIMATE BOOK ABOUT ROLEX Rolex Encyclopedia is the most complete and updated guide on vintage and modern Rolex watches and it includes every Rolex produced from 1905 until today. A travel through time which you won’t be able to interrupt! There is a big story behind every important brand: a story made of great ideas, great adventures, enterprises and innovations that have changed the world that we knew. This is the case of Rolex. Many things have already been said about its story, but the love and passion of Guido Mondani Editore have no limits and this is why the Rolex Encyclopedia wants to reach the soul of the story of this important brand, which has changed the world of watchmaking forever. No one before has ever written so much about the great enterprises of Rolex: a story of outstanding pioneers, of courageous and far-sighted persons, of state-of-the-art watches, which almost represent the Holy Grail for watch collectors. A story told in three big books that in their kind are definitely another unique mission. TOPICS Ask yourself a question, any question …. What is the origin of the name Rolex? Where does the nickname “Bubble Back” come from? How many pieces of the Rolex Split-Seconds model were produced? When was the Submariner model created to commemorate the Panama Channel? How many Marks exist for the Submariner and Sea-Dweller models? How many Daytona watch models were produced? How many hours does it take to produce a Cerachrom bezel? You will find all the answers in here. Furthermore, these books allso provides the estimates of every Rolex, basing on the conditions, and the updated price of all watches in production. MODELS Air-King, Bart Simpson, Bicchierini dial, Bubble Back, Buckley dial, Comex, Chronographs, Cosmograph, Dato-compax, Daytona, Deep Sea, Double Red, Exclamation mark, Explorer I, Explorer II, Explorer dial, Feet First, Glidelock, Glossy dial, GMT-Master, Ghost dial, Green, Hulk, James Bond, Lumi dial, Meter First, Milgauss, Military, Moon Phases, Oman dial, Oyster Date, Oyster DateJust, Oyster DateJust II, Oyster Day-Date, Oyster Day-Date II, Oyster No Date, Panerai, Patent Pending, Patrizzi Dial, Personalized dials (Astrua, Bucherer, Cartier, Cuervos y Sobrinos, Panama Canal, Polipetto, Ronchi, Serpico y Laino, Tiffany, Verga, Versace), Prince, Quartz, Rehaut, Sea-Dweller, Sky-Dweller, Spider dial, Sub-aqua, Submariner, Texano, Triplesix, Tropical dial, Turn- O-Graph, Underline, Yacht Master.

The Other Story

Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466843535
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A New York Times best seller! From the New York Times and international best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay comes The Other Story, "[a] brilliant pager-turner"(BookPage), layered and beautifully written, that is a reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future. Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest... Now a bestselling author, when he was twenty-four years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family-a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicolas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast to St. Petersburg-but the answers wouldn't come easily. In the process of digging into his past, something else happened. Nicolas began writing a novel that was met with phenomenal success, skyrocketing him to literary fame whether he was ready for it or not - and convincing him that he had put his family's history firmly behind him. But now, years later, Nicolas must reexamine everything he thought he knew, as he learns that, however deeply buried, the secrets of the past always find a way out. "The tension of Nicholas's unsustainable half-truths and the gradual parceling out of his father's secrets will keep readers in de Rosnay's thrall, hoping redemption will come. Readers in real life should anticipate de Rosnay's latest with all the fervor Nicholas's fans show in awaiting his."-Shelf Awareness "de Rosnay's fans...will not be disappointed."-Library Journal

Triangle Story

Author: Howard A. Goodman
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257529730
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Steve Halprin is no different than most college-educated, corporate professionals-a loyal employee of a prestigious computer and information technology giant that rewards loyalty with lifetime employment. Or different from most married men-faithful husband, reliable provider. Seduced by the promise of a better life, Steve follows in the footsteps of his shrewd best friend, negotiating a job transfer away from the snowy winters of Upstate New York to the temperate climate of North Carolina's affluent, high-tech Research Triangle. Barely relocated, his better life begins to unravel, first with the news of his wife's sudden life-threatening illness, then in his chance infatuation with a beautiful, elusive co-worker while his enviable work life and the career satisfaction he has taken for granted crumble around him. But the crush of his losses empowers him to pursue the only thing that matters-one distant hope of reclaiming his life.

The Conversations

Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811221113
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A cerebral and wildly funny story revolving around the incongruity of a gold Rolex watch spotted on a lowly goatherd’s wrist Daily conversations in outdoor cafés with cultured friends can help make reality a little more real. Unfortunately, however, during one such conversation, one man spots a gold Rolex watch on a TV soap opera’s goatherd. This seemingly small absurdity sets off alarms: strange sensations of deception, distress, and incipient madness. The two men’s uneasiness soon becomes a nightmare as the TV adventure advances with a real-life plot — involving a mutant strain of killer algae — to take over the world! The Conversations, a reality within a fiction within a parallel reality, is hilariously funny and surprisingly touching.

A Nun S Story The Deeply Moving True Story Of Giving Up A Life Of Love And Luxury In A Single Irresistible Moment

Author: Sister Agatha
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786064383
Size: 77.19 MB
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Shirley Leach lived in a world of extreme comfort, wealth and status. With every good thing life had to offer, she was due to marry the man she loved—a man who, in turn, adored her. But all this was to change in a single moment. One happy day, in the midst of writing to her fiancée, her hand stopped writing unbidden; then it continued by itself, etching the words which would change her life forever: ‘...but there’s no point now, as I am going to be a nun.’ That bolt from the blue set events in motion that caused Shirley to lose her mother and sisters, her husband to be, her horses, her parties and life of ease. Within months, Shirley had become Sister Agatha. But her faith in her choice never faltered, despite years of great difficulty when her Convent was close to bankruptcy. Her belief took her to London to knock on the intimidating Sir Paul Getty’s door and secure the money to ensure her community would not lose their home....and getting it. Now eighty-five, she looks back on an incredible life of love, loss and belief. This is at once a deeply poignant tale of doomed romance, and a heart-warming story of taking a leap of faith and finding a meaning in life beyond wealth and comfort. Whether a believer or not, Sister Agatha’s momentous life will touch and inspire, whilst reminding us that it is perhaps better to accept that not everything in the world is yet explained.

The True Story Of The Wooden Horse

Author: Robert J Laplander
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473835143
Size: 43.48 MB
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Whilst there have been many accounts from specific escapees who took part in the famed Wooden Horse escape from Stalag Luft III, there have been few objective historical studies of the camp as a whole. Many attempts at escape characterised its history, and the story of its establishment is a fascinating one. Now, historian Robert Laplander attempts to provide a comprehensive history of the camp and compound, framed around the ingenious Wooden Horse escape.??The author describes Eric Williams' classic book The Wooden Horse as merely an introduction to the escape, arguing that its creation was impeded by both a lack of necessary historical scope and regulations of the Crown. Today, however, there is much more material to take advantage of, including official documents that have been released and eye-witnesses that have spoken out Ð enough to justify this re-appraisal of the events at Stalag Luft III. The author's rigourous approach to the subject matter is evident from the outset. Supplemented throughout by a range of fascinating illustrations, including shots of a full scale replica of the vaulting horse used which the author constructed specifically for the purposes of understanding the logistics of the escape yet further, the book represents a competent and exhaustive account of the escape in its entirety, set solidly in context in order to provide an overview of the camps history from establishment to demise.