We can thank the surge in popularity of the mobile phone and the tablet for the fact that watches being worn by individuals has somewhat decreased for people under the age of 50. We can argue that the smartwatch is striving to counteract that notion though. You invariably see someone wearing an inexpensive digital watch, but for the most part, men’s wrists are naked today.
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?
The new Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, which we wrote about here, has a host of regal “salons” that Patek Philippe have taken the time to have installed within the Saatchi Gallery earlier this week. So what’s been the standout areas for many watch lovers who have had the good fortune to view this amazing exhibit for themselves?
Anyone who knows anything about the classic Bond films will know that Agent 007, apart from enjoying a shaken martini, will always be a Rolex man. Omega is the new choice for the character, but a new exhibit at the National Watch and Clock Museum (NAWCC) in Columbia, Pennsylvania, reveals that the most elite British spy ever to walk the earth has also donned a host of other brands throughout his catalogue of films, including TAG Heuer, Seiko, and Hamilton. They all have one thing in common though- they were quartz movements.
Whether you knew it, or not, wearing watches are considered to be an act of appreciating all that is retro chic. You can be wearing hunter watches as a serious statement, or, simply, because you love them, but come pocket or wrist, you’re now wearing something that falls into a genre of fashion. We can explain in a little more detail if you’re wondering what this is all about.
We have reached the penultimate episode in our series dedicated to Patek Philippe watches and what makes them the exclusive and desirability entity they are.
In part we will be delving into the DNA of these spectacular movements that are quite simply remarkable in every way. Step this way to discover more!
What is said to be one of the biggest private collections of Swatch watches in the world went up for auction in Hong Kong this week, and was estimated to command more than US$1.3 million (£87,000).