Meet The Authors

Thomas Engle

Tom Engle

Mr. Engle has co-authored the Complete Price Guide To Watches since the second edition in 1982. He is a lifetime Fellow member of the NAWCC and member since 1974.

He has been a horologist for over 45 years and has regularly attended NAWCC regional shows throughout the United States during that time. He has visited and studied at numerous horological institutes, museums and watch factories throughout Europe. Mr. Engle continues to hone his horological education through his persistent attention to monitoring both national and international auctions, eBay sales trends, NAWCC watch meets and through his dealing with knowledgeable watch dealers and collectors.

Richard M. Gilbert

Richard M. Gilbert

Mr. Gilbert received his BA in Business Administration and Management from Flagler College. He spent his college summers in the offices of Ashland Investments apprenticing under numerous highly skilled watch makers. He officially began his full time career with Ashland Investments in 2003, where he is presently employed today. While working for Ashland, Mr. Gilbert established Richard M. Gilbert Enterprises in 2004. He attends watch auctions in both Europe and the United States and has been an active member of the NAWCC since 2004.

Peter Planes

Peter Planes

Mr. Planes has been an active horologist since the 1970s and has been attending major auctions around the world since 1982 when he traveled with Mr. Richard E. Gilbert to the European antiquity auctions and sales. He continues to travel to Europe and Asia and is a lifetime member of the NAWCC. Mr. Planes resides in Palm Beach, Fl.

Richard E. Gilbert

Richard E. Gilbert (1944-2016)

Mr. Gilbert is a well recognized figure at the finest auctions in Europe where his expertise is undisputed. He is also sought after lecturer. His most current lecture was delivered in Torquay England entitled "The Patek Phillipe Wristwatch".

He has been a horologist for over 40 years and is a lifetime member of the NAWCC. In addition to his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Science, Mr. Gilbert trained under three European watch and clock experts from 1962 to 1971. He has co-authored the Complete Price Guide To Watches since 1992. He is also the co-author of the Price Guide To Antique Jewelry.

Cooksey Shugart

Cooksey Shugart (1937-2013)

Mr. Shugart has been a horologist for over 40 years, a member of the NAWCC since 1970 and is the creator of the Complete Price Guide To Watches. He has searched for fine timepieces and has met with expert watch makers and the foremost experts in the field of antique pocket and wrist watches as well as other leading authors and publishers all over the world.

He has introduced a total of over 4,500 people to the NAWCC membership. Cooksey Shugart was NAWCC director from 1997 to 2001. He received the life time achievement award in 2005 from the NAWCC chapter 185. He received the diamond level sponsorship award from the NAWCC for recruitment.