A retired school teacher with a passion for diving was left gobsmacked recently when he found out the price of a Rolex watch he received in exchange for a table before it heads off to auction Continue reading
Geneva’s spring auction season kicked off in style at the weekend, when an exceptionally rare and unique Rolex watch became the most expensive Rolex ever to be sold at auction, going for $5,060,427.
Time. Something we all base our daily schedules around. Some have too much, some don’t have enough, but have you ever actually tried to get your head around the concept of time? In this day and age, it’s not only watch-wearers who are conscientious of timings. Following the industrial revolution, people became obsessed with times and schedules and they are now prevalent on objects we use every single day, such as laptops, phones and even microwaves.
Astronomical clocks are something of sheer beauty and technicality that date back to the 11th century. There are many fine examples of these that remain today, stunning parts of history, which have been passed down through generations as a treasure of both art and time. We are here today to delve into the depths of five of the most beautiful astronomical clocks around the world and offer you a little insight into their past. But first off…
One of the most fashionable and useful accessories throughout the Western World throughout the 20th century was the fob watch. With so many terms and names attached to timepieces, unless you are a walking watch glossary, it can all get a bit confusing with the term ‘fob watch’ often confusing many people. Continue reading
If you’re new to the world of wristwatch timepieces you will ask yourself the question “what watch should I wear?”, well, you’re in luck, as our handy guide will help you decide what to adorn on your wrist. Continue reading
Something that many of us have been wondering for some time now is what the fifth pocket on our jeans is actually for. You know, that tiny pocket that sits within the front pocket. The rumours have gone around over the years about it being a coin pocket and a ticket pocket or as simple as a fashion statement, yet the mystery still seems to linger. If you are wondering what it is actually for, then read on to find out!
There is something special about pulling your favourite suit out of its case, polishing your shoes and preening yourself in preparation for a formal party, not only does it make you feel good, but you look great as well. Continue reading
Have you ever seen antique pocket watches for sale and thought ‘I’d love to get into collecting vintage timepieces’, well, there’s never been a better time to start!