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.
Smartwatches seem to be the latest craze in the watch world, but like any new technology, they will become outdated when the next model is released.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.
What makes Eric Singer, drummer for the quirky and world renowned band KISS, good at what he does? Measuring beats. In order for a song to be spectacular it is essential to have a drummer who has mastered this technique. For Eric Singer, he sees an elemental bond between his passion and watches. That is why he loves to collect wrist watches – from antique wrist watches to high tech – as he travels the world. He loves the idea of having time easily accessible to him as he drums, saying: “What I do for a living is I keep time playing music, and a watch keeps time on my wrist.”
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.
The newPatek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, which we wrote about here, has a host of regal “salons” that Patek Philippe have taken the time to have installed within theSaatchi Galleryearlier this week. So what’s been the standout areas for many watch lovers who have had the good fortune to view this amazing exhibit for themselves?
Patek Philippe has granted an extensive collection of exclusive timepieces to travel to London from its Geneva museum for the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, taking place later this month.
Many celebrities, along with other personalities with substantial amounts of money at their disposal, collect things. They collect belongings like cars, houses, and other such collectibles. But not John Mayer. His passion lies in something far smaller, far more intricate, but the value of his collection is likely to trump what you’ll find in any garage of those car collectors.