However, on the positive side, a few additional brands appear in this new edition. They are Roamer, Stowa and Zodiac. Pricing estimates are all over the board compared to last year. Some have gone up but the great majority have decreased, some significantly. This runs counter to the re-sale experience of some highly collectible brands, a good example being Heuer. Auctions and on-line sellers such as e-bay (amongst others) have seen 1960 and 1970's vintage Heuers take at least a 10-15% hike in values during the past two years yet this edition of Classic Wristwatches shows an average decline in valuation of approximately 10-15%. However, this particular topic is certainly open to conjecture.
All in all, my recommendation is if you don't have the 2008/2009 edition, then by all means buy the 2011/2012 edition since it is a good reference for collectible wristwatches, albeit with a few errors. Decent color pictures of each watch, a brief history on each represented brand plus, case size, movement, intro year, etc. are included in each watch's description. Plus, the Amazon price is hard to beat!