I've done it, but usually when typically when the book actually had some, however tangential, reference to the watch.
I wouldn't use horological books because I don't own them and that seems like wearing the band t-shirt to the concert.
No need since graduation!!
i have a few kinfolk books as a prop 😂. mostly because their cover looks nice
There ought to be a book in every shot. It is the watch that is optional.
I don't own any glossy watch books, but if I am going to drape a 70 year old Omega over a prop you bet it will be over something like On the Consolation of Philosophy. I want all of the Boethius stans to self-identify.
(Thus far on this site I have used: Arthur Schopenhauer, Collected Writings; H.G. Wells, The Outline of History; and Martin Buber's I and Thou.)
I promise I'd never use "A Man & His Watch" as a prop.