Wednesday, May 27, 2009

World Military Watch Magazine

I was out yesterday to look at a new mall that open up recently near where I live. It was very interesting. One of the tenants in the mall is a Japanese bookstore. It is one that I was not familiar with. However, I went in to have a look and browse their Japanese watch magazine. They had a small collection of Japanese watch magazine. Amongst the magazines, I found this one.

Softcover: 128 pages
Publisher: World Photo Press
Language: Japanese
ISBN: 4-8465-2491-4
Dimensions: 10.1 X 7.2 X 0.5 inches
Price: USD 19

Front cover

I will try to provide a review of this magazine as I don't understand Japanese. The magazine comes with a slip cover and makes a very nice coffee-table book. The magazine starts with (I believe) a write up on military watches. It covers watches and Pocket watches from WW1 to current.

Back cover

There are lots of photographs and all are rendered in vivid colours. Just the photographs makes the magazine worth the USD 19 price tag. It covers Japanese, American, German, British and Swiss made military watches. There are many photographs of soldiers and their watches.

I guess one can use this book as a rough guide to what military watches are out there and as a reference to the particular markings to check out when buying vintage military watches. Anyway enjoy the photographs.

Overall I find the magazine an interesting read (?).