An antique pocket watch that was left in Weymouth by an Australian soldier during the First World War will now be reunited with the soldiers family after it was revealed it will be returned to his family, who are located the other side of the world, in Australia.
Baroness Kramer, the UK minister of state for transport, learnt something new recently after admitting that she had regretted giving a watch to Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, learning that it might not have been appropriate in Chinese culture and that Ko seemed to disparage it.
Dirt and dust can often clog the movable, sliding parts and affect the features of any delicate mechanism, therefore keeping your antique clock clean is an essential part of owning such a unique and wonderful item. Below we have collated five top tips which you can carry out at home, for keeping your clock clean and ensuring your antique looks and functions in the very best way.
Throughout many decades watch aficionados have been fascinated by the wonder of the mechanical watch- the movement that’s kept the trains running on time and helped the life—saving nurse keep time during her ward shift. Although not as frequently seen as these days as in the past, the pocket watch is making a resurgence so we thought it would be interesting to take a look into some of the most remarkable pocket watches from this century and beyond— including one of the most complex mechanical devices that have ever been made.
The history of the watchmaker’s art is always a very exciting area. Admirers and buyers of antique pocket watches for sale will know this more than anyone else. And in order to help showcase this skill and talent for the much loved world of vintage timepieces there needs to be exhibitions like the one set to take place in Moscow this year.
This is a tough question that seems to be getting increasingly more difficult given today’s modern consumerism, however, arts and antiques are always a solid acquisition, and we shall tell you why.
For those of us who work in the world of antique marine watches, pocket watches and antique wrist watches, the new releases of updated watch fashion is not of the utmost importance, although we like to keep an eye on things. This brings us to an interesting article from an esteemed source emerged recently. Luke Rottman, Founder and Executive Editor of the Daily Wristwatch Publication, The Watch Adviser interestingly questioned whether Rolex, were satisfied with their achievements in the world of fine timepieces. And should Rolex be seen to be making a visible effort to produce anything different from their standard movements?
Here at Pieces of Time we have a wonderful range of antique watches which we are always keen to build upon. and this is why we are excited to be able to offer this new item to one lucky potential buyer. Not only is this piece very unusual, it is also a rare antique to come by too- something that adds to its already heightened appeal among collectors.
Presidents in America were no different to the rest of us when it came to owning a fine timepiece, they all wanted one, just like you and I today. Whether it was what we would now consider antique wrist watches or antique pocket watches, they ensured they were at the top of their watch game!
Take a look at the pick of the watches we have chosen from our five ex-American presidents from the past.
You can brush aside the arrival of Apple’s iWatch, the real fashion lies in the resurgence of the classic and seemingly everlasting pocket watch. Dig out your grandfather’s antique pocket watches because the new trend is not with the forthcoming technology, instead people are looking to the past to add the element of style.