Have you ever been left red-faced after purchasing a watch that you thought was genuine that in fact turned out to be a fake? How do you spot a fake? Well we have a few pointers for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves quite the aficionado but still has a keen interest in antique pocket watches for sale, and other vintage timepieces. The last thing you want is to make a purchase on a collection of half hunter watches, only to find you’ve been ‘had’.
An exclusive Patek Philippe pocket watch with Suzanne Rohr enamel which was based on Pierre-August Renoir’s Two Sisters (1881) obliterated the forecasted sale price at Christie’s sale of Important Watches in New York last week (June 17).
The organisers involved with the Patek Philippe Exhibition have announced further good news for enthusiasts of the finer things in life with the news that, after seeing more than 25,000 people visit the Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition in its first week, they will be extending their opening hours.
Every watch has its own story to tell. And in this four part feature we will be looking at 12 things you didn’t know about watches. A fact file for those who, not only appreciate antique wrist watches, but the beauty of movements as a whole.
The British Horological Institute has organised a Summer Show which will open its doors to the public next weekend with a host activities for lover of UK antique pocket watches and the rest of the family too.