Tag Archives: Watches

5 Ways to Spot a Fake Antique Watch

Have you ever been left red-faced after purchasing a watch that you thought was genuine that in fact turned out to be a fake? How do you spot a fake? Well, we have a few pointers for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves quite the aficionado but still has a keen interest in antique pocket watches for sale, and other vintage timepieces. The last thing you want is to make a purchase on a collection of half hunter watches, only to find you’ve been ‘had’. Decorative Gold Full Hunter Antique Pocket Watch Continue reading

A fine example of an antique pocket watch

The Importance of Fob Watches in Nursing

Nurses all over the world rely on the convenience and usability of the traditional fob watch. While technologies have advanced tenfold, our knowledge of medicine is of a level thought unfathomable just decades ago, the fob watch has withstood the test of time. As they are arguably one of the most essential instruments of the modern nurses uniform, we decided to look further at the fob watch and the important role they have played for nurses both today and the generations before us.

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How to make the most of your time

Time is an important factor in everyone’s life. Wearing an antique watch can make you aware of the passing time every day and how each moment counts. With only 24 hours in the day it can often be difficult to tackle everything on your to-do list and find that perfect work-life balance – and this is particularly true for people with their own businesses.

Desk planner on office desk allows for time to be planned.

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Three Patek Philippe watches with higher price tags than a Ferrari

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.

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The story of the Father of the Modern Clock

Following centuries of reverting to analogue watch designs that worked through the flow of water to calculate passage of time, for example. Modern human civilisation was successful in eventually achieving ways and means in which a precise clock that accurately told the time could be made.

Peter Henlein the man who invented wearable time

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Giving a watch as a gift and what it means to different people

Have you ever given someone a watch as a present? Perhaps you chose a timepiece for a loved one, a family member, or your children. Have you ever thought past the initial notion that it’s a nice gift that will be received well and questioned what it means to different people to be given a watch, whether it’s antique pocket watches, vintage wrist watches, or a ‘my first watch’ style movement?

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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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