BB Watch Crystal Catalog
On CD-ROM or via Download
You are not purchasing a physical book. But, what you are purchasing a high quality PDF of a fantastic book.
A 1952 BB brand Crystal Catalog. Anyone that has these crystal cabinets or wants to order BB crystals needs a whole series of catalogs to cover the full range of watch models. This one doesn't disappoint.
Every single time that these crystal manufacturers releases another edition, they drop some of the older crystals to make room for the newer ones. For jewelry stores in the past, this was no issue as they would get all of the updates in the mail. However, now it's more difficult as current-day repair folks need to find and assemble their own collection of these.
This is your opportunity to get a copy inexpensively.
There are 41 pages in total. You'll find crystals from the major brands and other smaller ones too. For the larger brands, the advantage is that the watches are named by model name. There is a large number of Gruen models shown as can be seen on the index page shown in this listing.
The quality of this book is fantastic. I started with 600 DPI scans and worked with these.
Please note that the quality of the PDF you receive is awesome and the quality that ebay & InkFrog allows me to upload is quite limited. You can expect much higher resolution for everything you see in this listing.
Since this document is in PDF format, searching is possible. This is a real advantage with this catalog as never before has this capability been possible with it.
I use a commercial grade text recognition software package so my PDFs get very good results for this search feature.
Of course, with PDF, you'll also be able to zoom in and out to get close-up examinations of the crystals and print that are more clear than having the original hardcopy book in your hand. Crystal books are notorious for being difficult to read, this PDF completely removes that issue.
Just to be completely clear... you are not receiving a hard copy of the book. You are purchasing a CD-ROM or downloading the PDF.
Check out the pictures of some of the pages by clicking on the thumbnails. Be sure an use the option "Open Full Size in Another Window".
Note that InkFrog forces users to shrink the file sizes of pictures. So, you can expect much better images in the PDF than shown here.
As per my other PDFs, you'll be receiving several PDFs of differing quality levels. The search capability will be the same for each of them, but each will be a different size and quality that is displayed. This allows you to tune the quality/speed level. Frankly speaking, it's often difficult to tell the difference between my 10 MB version and 250 MB version of a PDF.
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get your PDF quicker for sure.
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I enjoy interacting with the watchmaking community, passing along to others what I've been taught or given. I especially like distributing educational materials to help people that want to learn watch repair or more about collecting. I work for the passion I have for wristwatches and the enjoyment I get from openly sharing information with other enthusiasts. I've been with eBay for 10 years with no customer complaints. I'm a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1979 as well as a member of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI).