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:
Here at Pieces of Time, we’ve put together a list of golden rules to bear in mind when it comes to antique collecting to help get you started and on track with your new collection:
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
To provide others with the assertion that you have an air of class and distinction, then knowing what men’s jewellery to wear as an integral part of an ensemble is the key to success. If a man wears too much, he is running the risk of looking pretentious, artificial and over the top. However, should he wear it correctly, the variety of accessories available can significantly escalate the quality of one’s look.
Nurses all over the world rely on the convenience and usability of the traditional fob watch. While technologies have advanced tenfold, our knowledge of medicine is of a level thought unfathomable just decades ago, the fob watch has withstood the test of time. As they are arguably one of the most essential instruments of the modern nurses uniform, we decided to look further at the fob watch and the important role they have played for nurses both today and the generations before us.
One of the most fashionable and useful accessories throughout the Western World throughout the 20th century was the fob watch. With so many terms and names attached to timepieces, unless you are a walking watch glossary, it can all get a bit confusing with the term ‘fob watch’ often confusing many people. Continue reading
There are few factors that can increase the value of antique pocket watches and classical watches at auction quite like the watch belonging to a celebrity figure. Continue reading
Have you ever seen antique pocket watches for sale and thought ‘I’d love to get into collecting vintage timepieces’, well, there’s never been a better time to start!
Like a scene straight from a Hollywood film, a dusty and forgotten safe was found in a dark a dreary corner of the Horological Society of New York, and when it was ‘cracked’, a haul of antique pocket watches and other timepieces were found inside! Continue reading
A critically acclaimed BBC drama has caused a shortage of antique pocket watches as gentlemen take style tips from the show’s leading men. Continue reading
World renowned watchmakers Patek Phillipe are sending their ‘Calibre 89’ pocket watch to auction where it could shatter the £19.4 million world record. Continue reading