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Most people who are keen collectors in the world of antique pocket watches will have an idea of the phenomenal intricacy that is involved in the working of splendid time pieces.
However, for some people who may just be starting out and are interested and intrigued as to how such wonderful classics in the world of watches operate we thought we would provide you with the opportunity to watch a video that showcases just how magnificent the fine workings and inner complexities of a pocket watch are.
Watch the video here:
When starting an antique collection, it can be easy to get carried away, buying the first item that you see. But if you do not choose your antiques carefully, you could end up with a collection which has gained little value over the years, and also one where the pieces have little cohesion together as a complete collection. We’ve written a list of golden rules of antique collecting to help get you started and on track with your new collection:
There is something about vintage wristwatches that stands out in an age of mass-produced uniformity, further enforced by the anticipation of the release of the Apple Watch for example. Additionally, it’s also a sound investment you should consider. the same can be said for antique pocket watches, but we’ll get to those another time.
We have come to the final episode in our series on safeguarding your vintage watch: a series for the enthusiast. We’ll cut to the chase on this one so you don’t have to wait a minute longer.
Good behaviour is around your watch is paramount
Welcome back to the next edition of our latest series. We have brought you 4 interesting instalments so far which brings us to part 5. We have made efforts to cover all bases when discussing each part of the series so far, so that no matter which type of watch you have, if it’s antique pocket watches or vintage wrist watches, we have some kind of advice you can take away from it.
Today we have moved on to discuss the battery.
The iconic American baseball player, Babe Ruth, received a pocket watch in 1923 as part of winning that year’s World Series championship. For decades it was thought to have been lost in time, pardon the pun, as no one knew its whereabouts. However, in January of 2014 it was reported that it has been found and was arriving in New York City, to be sold at auction, where it was estimated it would reach at least $750,000 (£477,011).
We may have mentioned the crux of this episode in our series briefly before, however, we feel this needs to really be hammered home so that you don’t damage the look at depreciate the value or quality of your vintage watch.
So without further ado, we cover the matter of being cautious around moisture. We hope this helps.
Half hunter watches, full hunter watches, marine watches, fob watches, it matters not which you prefer, but if you are in the market for a single watch or you’re a first time buyer, you should take some time to consider a few things.
It all comes down to preference and with preference comes options, so take your time and allow yourself to ponder these 4 things before you make your latest purchase.