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’.
We aren’t going to beat around the bush here, we are going to discuss a question that many people who do collect things, and those who don’t, often wonder; why is it that we collect things?
It’s true that when we are looking for antique watches, whether they be antique half hunter watches, or vintage wrist watches, that the year of production is an important factor. Well one certain timepiece has been deemed worthy of a one-off production once again for the first time in 87 years.
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.
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.
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: