Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vintage gold pocket watch given to Leicester City’s longest-serving secretary set to go under the hammer

Pocket watches are often given as a gift to mark a special occasion and a gold pocket watch belonging to Leicester City FC’s longest-serving club secretary is one which stands out for many, but now it is going to be available for one lucky bidder as it goes up for auction.

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One of Earth’s finest ever watchmakers proclaims the Apple watch is ‘bland’

The new watch from Apple may well be a smartwatch in essence but they don’t want you to think it’s one. Since the Apple Watch was unveiled in September last year, the company has been saying that its primary purpose is to tell the time, and not, like previous smartwatches to hit the market, cram a host of features from your smartphone into a smaller device worn on ones wrist.

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Graff’s newest interchangeable watch with astounding white diamonds, 153 carats of jewels and happens to be the most expensive watch on the world!

We’re taking a slice of our day to appreciate this magnificent timepiece, by British jeweller Graff, which is one of the finest pieces you’re ever likely to see, which is reflected in its price tag of $40 million (£27 million).

Graff’s most expensive watch in the world The Fascination costing £27 million.

 

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Antique pocket watch handed in at charity shop

A charity shop in Ireland was the recent recipient of some very unusual items; one of which turned out to be an antique pocket watch.

Some of the other items have included a fake hair piece, and a pair of shoes which contained a hidden secret, in the form of two potatoes!

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Insurance: how to protect your valuable watches

Making sure your valuables are insured is essential to any watch lover, from those who enjoy a classic wrist watch to half hunter watches too. Your everyday items, such as lesser valuable watches will probably be covered by standard homeowner’s insurance, assuming you carry such insurance. However, if you have valuable or very sentimental pieces, the coverage may be lacking.

So how can you tell whether your coverage is adequate? Take a look at the following steps which can help you reach the soundest decision.

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How Britain’s first speed trap was an antique watch

An antique watch was used by British police as the country’s very first speed trap.

With its traditional and ornate styling the incredible chronograph pictured may look like it belongs on a gentleman’s suit, but it was actually used to catch drivers who were driving too fast in the 1930s and 1940s.

That’s right – believe it or not it’s one of the earliest examples of something many people hate: a speed trap.

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Five of the most memorable wristwatches on film

Being a provider of fine antique wrist watches, it is always of interest to us here to see what choices are made for a character in a film, due to the fact a watch can say a lot about a person. This includes lifestyle choices, personality and even potentially about your family history.

This can be said for both real life and the fictional world, as it adds to the detail of the story. With this in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the most memorable watches as seen on film:

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Only Fools and Horses ‘antique’ watch stolen

One of the most famous antique pocket watches in Britain is the one which made Del Boy and Rodney rich in Only Fools and Horses – but it isn’t actually a genuine piece.

That’s right – the antique piece which Del Boy found hidden in a garage in the much-loved BBC sitcom was one made by the BBC’s props department. Continue reading

Why antique watches will always trump the Apple Watch

The Apple watch was unveiled to great fanfare this week, but there are plenty of reasons why it will never be as good as an antique watch.

There are plenty of obvious reasons to invest in antique watches for sale over an Apple watch.

An antique watch is a timeless statement of cool and sophistication, which isn’t going to become obsolete or outdated in the next few years – antique watches aren’t a fad.

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