Retro Watches

The Modern Collector's Guide


This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2024.

ISBN: 9780500297575 Category:

Josh Sims, Mitch Greenblatt


An accessible, design-savvy collector’s guide to the world of unusual, rare and dazzlingly retro watches.

Retro Watches is a popular, accessible collector’s guide for anyone who wants to make a statement with the watch they wear, but who wants to choose a timepiece that is very different from the ‘classic’ and very mainstream watches by the major Swiss brands. It brings together the most intriguing, visually striking and ‘out-there’ watch designs from little-known but influential watch brands, along with overlooked but brilliant pieces from the major players. One hundred watch models are featured, specially photographed for the book and accompanied by accessible, informative texts discussing the watch’s design, its intriguing features, and its rarity and value. The book also dives into the cultural and fashion history of watch design and the many innovations from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Additional information

Weight 978 g
Dimensions 19.5 x 21.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 6 June 2024
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.5 x 21.4 cm
Weight 978 g


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Josh Sims is a design writer based in Margate. He is the editor of social trends journal Viewpoint and author of several books on menswear, including Icons of Men's Style. Mitch Greenblatt is the co-owner and founder of Xeric Watches, Horolovox and