Close to 350 years ago, a Dutch inventor and scientist by the name of Christiaan Huygens observed that two pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall would synchronise their swing after a certain amount of time. And following this moment in time, the whole phenomenon has caused scientific head-scratching the world over for centuries after. However, still, after all this time, no consensus had been reached… until now.
Antique pocket watches can be found in a variety of conditions. Some need a full restoration and others can be found as immaculate gems that collectors and dealers dream of owning. But the story of Shinji Mikamo, who lost everything when the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, in 1945, except for his father’s pocket watch, is a truly remarkable one.
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’. Continue reading
A retired school teacher with a passion for diving was left gobsmacked recently when he found out the price of a Rolex watch he received in exchange for a table before it heads off to auction Continue reading
Time. Something we all base our daily schedules around. Some have too much, some don’t have enough, but have you ever actually tried to get your head around the concept of time? In this day and age, it’s not only watch-wearers who are conscientious of timings. Following the industrial revolution, people became obsessed with times and schedules and they are now prevalent on objects we use every single day, such as laptops, phones and even microwaves.
Astronomical clocks are something of sheer beauty and technicality that date back to the 11th century. There are many fine examples of these that remain today, stunning parts of history, which have been passed down through generations as a treasure of both art and time. We are here today to delve into the depths of five of the most beautiful astronomical clocks around the world and offer you a little insight into their past. But first off…
George Daniels is often referred to as one of the most influential watchmakers of the last one hundred years. He was self-taught in making classic men’s watches, and pocket watches with the iconic horologist only making just short of thirty timepieces on his own before his passing back in 2011. Continue reading
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