Very angry and disappointed!

I have written about this inferior, "book" which is disgusting, full of defects, before.
I also written to the publisher.
This was several years ago.
As low as writing to the "author",  I will not dip.
Asked them to take it away, but it still, it was published by Flammarion (!) in 2001, and the price was £ 9.95!
And is still:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collectible-Wristwatches-René-Pannier/dp/208010621X/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360698838&sr=1-9
Flammarion which has published some absolute fantastic books through the years smiley

Like these:

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by Franco Cologni.

This one and the following, by  Francoise Chaille are all published by Flammarion.

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and this I also have scanned for you, yep I like ties smiley

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Looking at Francois Chaille, who is a very nice author, with good knowledge, sometimes exceptional & extraordinary 
information, par example, the 'Girard-Perregaux' and the books about 'Ties'.
I recommend especially 'Girartd-Perregaux', it's an example of one of the better watch literture you can read - and watch wink

He also have given out several other books at Flammarion, which I not have read - yet.

One about Audemars Piguet !

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Two about Cartier's jeweleries, 


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whereof ONE is about Cartiers jewelery in the 20's, Art Deco, a must for me, have to get that one!

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BUT THIS WASN'T WHAT I WAS ANGRY AT angry

Flammarion publishes since 2001 this lousy book

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Just look inside at the text. Someone who doesn't know anything about watches may write this....

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This is horrible.
A man wit no knowledge, not even common sense, not even look at the name, writes that Constantin
founded the firm!
One can only scratch one's head in desperation crying

Please Alex do something, I have it on one of the toilettes, not for reading but if the paper runs out! angry

Cheers

Doc

Re: Very angry and disappointed!
02/13/2013 - 01:00
For the sake of approaching Valentine's, at least he should have said *rose* gold, sorry Doc, try to cheer you up, but yes you have every reason to be angry. Vacheron Constantin>> in that order in time, precision is important when you talk about timepieces. What exactly is a "large size" by the way? I think, as well put it by Monsieur Constantin, "faire mieux si possible, et c'est toujours possible" > be it watch-making or book-editing.
As you point out there are several,
02/13/2013 - 11:53
or rather as many faults in the short text, that's it hard to beat. Large size, you may really wonder since this book was printed in 2001, rosé  gold, of course, but the claim that Constantin founded Vacheron & Constantin, is so stupid that it in it's own way, makes a record in absence in study of sources. Cheers Doc
other than the manifes errors the style is crap too, I don't think the
02/13/2013 - 12:19
book is still published as these are older versions still available
Pure misfortune I found it!
02/13/2013 - 16:31
I'm preparing an article for THL since some time back, and of course it's about books. I'm going through my library, and once until some years after it was built, it was 1st class order, but you know things are.... In a hurry and just trying to find something, and book after book are being misplaced when put back. I hope it will be a nice article, since I taken hundreds of pics, no, no I want show them all smiley, but I have to photoshop some good pics. Problem is that when scanning all these kind of books, you realise they are 90% coffee -table size, and the little A4 scan dont coop so well with that! That's why I found this "book", and when I checked it was still for sale at Amazon.. I warned for it 2006, when I bought it in a review at Amazon enlightened, all my reviews are here, and some are horological, you read them if they got 4-5 stars! Yes some other to smileyhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A21XVE2O4O91UA?ie=UTF8&display=public&page=1&sort_by=MostRecentReview I'll be back, cheers Doc
Someone who like Woodhouse can only be a man of taste :-) Like your
02/13/2013 - 16:40
ecclectic taste and comments on the watch book
Doc doesn't mince his words!...
02/13/2013 - 18:07
Read the Review, Doc  -  "It's now in the dustbin where it belongs!"frown... I've every confidence that this matter has a way to go yet. Good to see you back, fighting fit!smiley Best wishes Tony
Yes, I was 100% sure that I thrown it away!
02/13/2013 - 19:03
But it sometimes happens I buy two books. Bought this paperback, which I can recommend. Fascinating, humour and what a world only 100 years fro now. Edward had been Prince of Wales for 50 years when he suddenly becomes King of Great Britain, the leading country in the world, by far! You know the sun never sets.. So I bought Hibbert's book, only available in pocket, which I try avoiding I gave it ++++(+) on my personal scale where +++++ is the highest appreciation, and that's rather seldom, some of these, are the books I review at Amazon if I bought it there... and I also review the really lousy, as you seen, to save people... OK, far enough, I should put it at a place in my historic part of the library, when I found this volume, bought two years ago, March 2011. A beautiful hardback volume, and new (!), so I have to re-read it soon, it's worth it! We had Victorinaism, a boring never ending period, reigned by his mother for 64 years, then Edward in just 9 years made as big or even bigger impression, and more he was fun! Highly recommended! So I got caught and ordered through ABE books, the book of his son, George V, by some one who calls him  an author,  Kenneth Rose Don't do that! He is if possible more boring than hes grand mother! And it's written without joy. He was a nobody. If you shall read abot him read Harold Nicolson's Gerge V. If you haven't read Harold Nicolson, I have about 85% of his production, read "SOME PEOPLE" !! One of the best books I and many others have read. Only antiquarians. But what a book! +++++ Cheers Doc who can't sit here all day :-)
Doc, I'll send you another book
02/13/2013 - 22:24
 so you can throw away this one!  I hope you enjoy angel
What are friends for?
02/14/2013 - 10:27
Thanks in advance Dean, & I have to search for something fun to exchange laugh Doc