A pocket watch that belonged to Mahatma Ghandi has been the centre of attention at the Kamal Watch Company. In an exhibition for the public in the city of Hyderabad in India, the watch is among several priceless objects that are highly valuable and sought after by many historians.
As pocket watch and other antique movement dealers, we know that these pieces are precious and valuable. We deal in these timepieces on a daily basis, but there are plenty of people who cannot comprehend who or why antique watches can demand the price tags that come with them.
A sublime Breguet pocket watch, one of the many antique watches from their collection which was formerly owned by Charles-Louis Havas, founder of news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP), will launch Christie’s Rare Watches auction on 16 May 2016 at the Four Season Hotel des Bergues in Geneva.
We have been looking recently at lots of different aspects that relate not just to UK antique pocket watches, but watches, clocks, and other movements in general that we use to tell time in some way or another. This got us to thinking about the songs that have been made over the years that have a connection to time, or timepieces themselves.
A Corum watch worn by Elvis Presley and gifted to a friend, which could fetch as much as $20,000 (£14,056), is one of the antique wrist watches set to grace this month’s New York sale by Antiquorum Auctioneers.