This site is designed to be used with a Frames capable browser. It should be possible to find your way around without one but the help on this page assumes you are using one.
|From our Hompage you can access the Stock Indexes, Site Index, our Reference Site, General Help and a list of links to other horological sites. Almost all pages have a link back to our Homepage in the buttons at the top and links to the Stock Indexes and Site Index at the foot of the page. If you get lost you should try using one of these to get you back to "square one". Also at the foot of most pages is a link for E Mail.|
|The largest part of our site is devoted
to a wide range of Antique and Precision pocket watches, movements and
The Main Stock Index will lead you to a number of sub-sections. The buttons to the left will display the sub-section chosen, listing only those items which are still availble. The buttons to the right display all watches, both available and many which have been sold. We provide this for reference and to allow you to compare our current stock with past items.
Each of the sub-sections lists watches or movements which fall within them. Some watches will be found in several indexes. To ensure you don't miss anything you can look through the Date index which includes every item
|for an image showing the elements of an index page. Use your Back Button
to return here
Warning this is a large file!
The pages of the sub-sections are divided into three parts or frames. At the top a general navigation bar, to the left a list of items in the section and the main part of the page which will contain full details of the item chosen. This part of the page will normally also have a buttons at the top, initially containing a page about using the index. You can redisplay the help page at any time by clicking on the name of the index at the top left. The navigation bar and with of the index is fixed and connot be altered.
|for more information about the top bar|
|for more information about the lower bar|
The left hand section containing the list of items shows a small thumbnail image, its Index number, title, and the price in United Kingdom Pounds. Between the list and the main page a scroll bar which you can drag up and down to display more items.
|Clicking on the Index number (or
the word SOLD) will replace the main part with a full description and
extra images larger than the one you can see now. If you want to see more
detail you can click on these images for an even larger one which
may extend beyond the edges of the screen (use the scroll bars to move around).
If the images are not fully visible you can use the shortcut button or the
scrollbar to see them. You can click the index number again to return to the
description although using the back button on your browser will probably be
|Clicking on the Image will display the status page. On this you will see a larger version of the thumbnail image together with a short description. It will also show if the item is still available and price in US Dollars. (This is the same page displayed using the status button).|
While the index is displayed at the left you can use it at any time to display in the main part of the page any other item, regardless of its contents at the time.
If you want to buy a watch or ask for further information about it, please quote its index number and title. The index will remain displayed if you use thePurchasing button at the top right of the description.
|For indexes which have a sub-menu of choices (such as the
Date and Signature) the choices are re-displayed.
In other indexes it Re-displays the initial right hand page.
|Opens a page from which you fill in a form to be sent straight to us by Electronic Fax. The page leaves the indexes visible so that you can see the watch you are talking about.|
|Replaces the whole page with a coplete list of the stock indexes. From it you can choose to narrow down the selection displayed in the bar at the left and also choose to look at all items or only those still available.|
|Replaces the whole page and allow a free text search of our full stock descriptions. The items it will find may be sold - use the Status button to check.|
|Replaces the whole page with news about the site. It will let you know when we added new items and when the indexes were last updated.|
|Opens the currency converter which provides an up to the minute exchange rate. This is the mid rate so please bear in mind your bank or credit card company will always take some commision.|
|Replaces the whole page with some background information about us. You can also see who you are talking to!|
|Replaces the whole page with more general help about this site and browsing the internet.|
|Replaces the whole page with the contents of the section containing it. This can be useful if the contents do not fit into the size of screen you are using or if you want to print out a description for future reference. To return to the previous view use the browser's back button.|
|Found on the full descriptions. It moves the view down to the images which are below the description without having to use the scroll bar. Note that some pieces have up to 7 images and there may be more below the ones you see. Clicking on the images in the description will open up an even larger image. Use the browsers back button to return or alternatively you can click the index bar if it is visible.|
|Available in the full description. Opens the Status page where you can check to see if the item is still available and also the price in United Kingdom Pounds (£) and US Dollars. This is the same view produced by clicking on one of the images in the index bar but can be used when this is not visible.|
|Opens a help section which relates to the page the button is on. This may sometimes replace the whole page or use just a section of it.|
|Will open the mail facilty set up on your computer with our address already filled in. You can request information or reserve an item. We will respond as quickly as possible.|
|Replaces the whole page with our homepage, the main entry to our site. Use this if you get lost or just want to start agian.|
|Opens a page explaining the various methods you can use to reserve or purchase any available item. If the Index Bar is visible it will leave it open so that you can refer to it while filling in any details.|
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