With New Year just around the corner, many of you may be considering what the year will have in store for you. If you’re one to make resolutions on the first day of January, take a look at our top five resolutions you should make to ensure 2017 is a fruitful year:
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The history of pocket watches begins in the 15th century, when Henry VII was in power in England; mechanical engineering had progressed to the point where a simple spring device could be made.
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A museum in Mexico has now re-opened, after months of refurbishments. The Swiss-born owner, Markus Frehner, proudly opened the doors to his Tlalpan Museum of Time after the museum was remodelled. The grand re-opening even sported a concert from violinist Yuriko Kuronuma to celebrate the occasion.
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Image is an important aspect for anyone, regardless of whether time and money is religiously or scarcely spent on our appearances – how we look and the accessories we choose say a lot about who we are and the person we want to present to the world.
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Les Jackson, who was from Shelford in Nottingham, had a beautiful cottage full of timepieces, from pigeon clocks to longcases and antique watches, his home was one of someone who was passionate about these fascinating objects.
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Whilst Brexit has seen many retail sectors take a hit, the London watch market has thrived during this year. When Britain decided to leave the EU, many assumed this would mean trouble for all retail sectors. However, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FHS) reported the watch exports to the UK from Switzerland went up an incredible 23% to SFr327m (which is around £255m) from the previous year already. This result means that the market looks positive, with many customers investing in antique watches in 2016, as sales for watches valued at £1,000 or over increased by 19.5%, July to September, on the previous year.
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The excitement of Christmas is hard to miss this time of year, as people begin their Christmas preparations and buy their Christmas presents. The precious time we get to spend with our loved ones over this festive season is probably one of the most magical presents of all, and what better way to represent time than with an exquisite antique watch? So, with our love of time and history, we decided to look at how Christmas traditions have changed throughout history, across many countries.
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