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History of the Swiss watch industry : from Jacques David to Nicolas Hayek

Author: Pierre-Yves Donzé
Publisher: Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book tackles the history of the Swiss watch industry in a global Kingdom, the USA and Japan. The author demonstrates how Swiss watchmakers succeeded in facing various challenges: the industrialization of production at the end of the 19th century, the delocalization of production in the interwar years and globalization since the 1960's. These challenges helped Switzerland to maintain and strengthen its position  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Yves Donzé
ISBN: 9783034312356 3034312350
OCLC Number: 812614389
Description: vii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents: The Swiss Watch Industry during the first part of the 19th century (1800-1870) - The challenge of industrialization (1870-1918) - The watchmaking cartel (1920-1960) - Liberalization and globalization (1960-2010).
Other Titles: Histoire de l'industrie horlogère Suisse.
Responsibility: Pierre-Yves Donzé ; translated by Pierre-Yves Donzé and Richard Watkins.

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Demonstrates how Swiss watchmakers succeeded in facing various challenges: the industrialization of production at the end of the 19th century, the delocalization of production in the interwar years  Read more...

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