Pocket watches are often given as a gift to mark a special occasion and a gold pocket watch belonging to Leicester City FC’s longest-serving club secretary is one which stands out for many, but now it is going to be available for one lucky bidder as it goes up for auction.
The new watch from Apple may well be a smartwatch in essence but they don’t want you to think it’s one. Since the Apple Watch was unveiled in September last year, the company has been saying that its primary purpose is to tell the time, and not, like previous smartwatches to hit the market, cram a host of features from your smartphone into a smaller device worn on ones wrist.
We’re taking a slice of our day to appreciate this magnificent timepiece, by British jeweller Graff, which is one of the finest pieces you’re ever likely to see, which is reflected in its price tag of $40 million (£27 million).
Making sure your valuables are insured is essential to any watch lover, from those who enjoy a classic wrist watch to half hunter watches too. Your everyday items, such as lesser valuable watches will probably be covered by standard homeowner’s insurance, assuming you carry such insurance. However, if you have valuable or very sentimental pieces, the coverage may be lacking.
So how can you tell whether your coverage is adequate? Take a look at the following steps which can help you reach the soundest decision.
An antique watch was used by British police as the country’s very first speed trap.
With its traditional and ornate styling the incredible chronograph pictured may look like it belongs on a gentleman’s suit, but it was actually used to catch drivers who were driving too fast in the 1930s and 1940s.
That’s right – believe it or not it’s one of the earliest examples of something many people hate: a speed trap.
Being a provider of fine antique wrist watches, it is always of interest to us here to see what choices are made for a character in a film, due to the fact a watch can say a lot about a person. This includes lifestyle choices, personality and even potentially about your family history.
This can be said for both real life and the fictional world, as it adds to the detail of the story. With this in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the most memorable watches as seen on film: