There’s a host of things that happen when we go through that annual event of putting the clocks back. Now we’ve done it, let’s take a look at some of the more amusing things we’ve all known to happen, shall we?
The practice of turning our clocks back to mark the transition to British Summer Time did not always exist. It was established to take into account the changing amount of daylight as Britain enters the summer season (remember that one?!).
Immediate, drastic maintenance and repairs are required on the Parliament’s Great Clock. The iconic Big Ben’s clock is set to be stopped for four months in order to prevent it from grinding to a halt, with a bearings problem at the root of the trouble.
Antique pocket watchesare widely collected around the world. But, as with anything, these movements can become tarnished or build up certain elements that can dull the appearance of the timepieces.
This is where cleaning comes into play. While we advise people to visit a professional antique watch dealer to carry out these processes to ensure that you don’t damage the items you have, we understand that it may not always be possible to do this. However, we have a handy guide for you so that you can clean a vintage pocket watch and have it back to its original state before you know it.
Watch lovers will come together this week as the industry’s finest watches are set at centre stage at the exquisite luxury shopping destination The Royal Exchange for the second annual Watch & Jewellery Week.