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Example of a Rolex antique pocket watch on offer at Pieces of Time

The World’s Most Expensive Rolex Has Just Sold for Over $5 Million

Geneva’s spring auction season kicked off in style at the weekend, when an exceptionally rare and unique Rolex watch became the most expensive Rolex ever to be sold at auction, going for $5,060,427.

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What it was like in Britain in the era of our timepieces

We have many antique clocks and antique watches in our portfolio, ranging from the 17th century up to the 20th century. These timepieces are loved by their owners for many reasons, including their links to the past; that’s why we have decided to take a look at the fascinating eras that some of our antiques are from.

17th century antique watches available at Pieces of Time.

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Restoring antique watches

Regardless of whether you collect old cars or antique watches, everything will eventually need a little TLC to restore the item to its best quality. With vintage watches, there is a right and wrong way to restore them. The wrong process can drastically decrease the value of your watch, so it pays to understand and know the correct processes that go into restoring these timepieces.

This guide looks at the spec regarding vintage watch restoration, whilst preserving the historical integrity and value of the piece.

movements inside antique watches.

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Why you should invest in antique watches over smartwatches

Smartwatches seem to be the latest craze in the watch world, but like any new technology, they will become outdated when the next model is released. Instead it is wiser to invest your money in antique watches, that keep and increase their value over time if they are maintained well. 

antique watch on man’s wrist.

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Guide to storing and maintaining your antique watches

Regardless of whether your watch is antique or not, storing and maintaining your timepieces is essential to protect the longevity of the piece. In this feature we will be providing you with handy tips for storing and maintaining your watch so you can admire your piece for years to come.

antique watches need proper dry, dark and safe storage.

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Why you should use an antique dealer when buying antiques

From auctions to fairs and markets, and even online, antique lovers of today are flooded with possibilities of where to make their next purchase of their antique watches. Whether you’re an antique veteran or a beginner buyer, there is always something thrilling about finding that perfect hidden gem.

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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).

A Patek Philippe logo, antique pocket watches for sale at Pieces of Time

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