Monthly Archives: November 2015

Your guide: a beginner’s look into pocket watch styles

So most people are aware that pocket watches generally have a chain attached to them in order to allow them to be secured an item of clothing, for example a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, as well as to prevent them from being dropped on the floor. The watch chains holding the watch are what is known as an Albert style chain and which has a hallmark stamped on every link.

A collection of watches, similar to the pocket watches for sale at Pieces of Time

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All you need to know about the first wristwatch ever made

While we are all surrounded by timepieces, large and small, of various designs, descents, and quality, have you ever stopped to ask yourself where it all began? More specifically, when the first wristwatch was ever made? If this is a question that’s been bugging you then we can help to scratch that itch!

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Winston Churchill’s War Rooms desk clock heading for the auction room

Antique desk clocks don’t come much more prestigious than the one that belonged to Winston Churchill, in terms of classic British ‘memorabilia’, for want of a better word, and now the clock that took pride of place in the Cabinet War Rooms during World War II is going under the hammer.

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Three types of watch every stylish gent should have in their collection

Any man with an ounce of style will comprehend the notion that a timepiece, worn well, represents far more than its sole purpose; to tell time. A watch, whether it be sports watches, antique wrist watches, or vintage pocket watches UK antiques dealers have to choose from, these movements highlight the wearer’s personality.

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Bonhams set to sell off collection of 2,000 watches belonging to Dutch noble family

One of the biggest watch collections on the planet, kept by a Dutch dynastic family which dates back to the 13th century, is set to go up for auction at Bonhams next month (December). Bonhams Auction Hall selling antique wrist watches like those sold at Pieces of Time Continue reading

Auction records set by another Patek Philippe timepiece

It seems as though there isn’t a week that goes by where Patek Philippe movements aren’t making the headlines. This week is no different, following the latest news that a Patek Phillipe stainless steel watch realised a record £4.82 million at an auction in Geneva at the weekend (November 7-8).

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Is there still a hunger for the status watch today?

There’s always been something about the way it feels when other men, successful men, men who clearly have style, notice and admire your fine timepiece. It’s as if for men who have a passion for movements have a sort of secret handshake that only those in the know would ever understand.

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