The weather has been rather mixed the last few weeks, but believe it or not, spring is here and this weekend sees the return of British Summer Time. Continue reading
During the excavation of an ancient Roman villa, 18th century workers unearthed a small lump of metal which was small enough to fit inside a coffee mug. After cleaning, it was revealed to be something of great historical significance, whilst also being rather humorous… Continue reading
The history of pocket watches begins in the 15th century, when Henry VII was in power in England; mechanical engineering had progressed to the point where a simple spring device could be made.
We have many antique clocks and antique watches in our portfolio, ranging from the 17th century up to the 20th century. These timepieces are loved by their owners for many reasons, including their links to the past; that’s why we have decided to take a look at the fascinating eras that some of our antiques are from.
Smartwatches seem to be the latest craze in the watch world, but like any new technology, they will become outdated when the next model is released. Instead it is wiser to invest your money in antique watches, that keep and increase their value over time if they are maintained well.
Autumn is bringing us cooler temperatures and shorter days, with the sun setting much earlier than the summer nights we have been used to. Daylight saving time is about to be upon us, meaning an extra hour lie-in for us all!
If you are a lover of watches and haven’t visited the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society museum in Broad Street, in Spalding, we highly recommend you take a trip to go. The museum had an open day on Sunday 9th October with a guided tour, showcasing a wide range of antique pocket watches and clocks, as well as the interesting history and stories behind the craftsmen and repairmen.