Here at Pieces of Time, we have a superb range of antique pocket watches for sale as well as vintage wrist watches too. Recently we’ve been thinking about the sublime and elegant watches that were created during the 1920s. Continue reading “4 Of The Best: Famous Wristwatches From The 1920s”
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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Time. Something we all base our daily schedules around. Some have too much, some don’t have enough, but have you ever actually tried to get your head around the concept of time? In this day and age, it’s not only watch-wearers who are conscientious of timings. Following the industrial revolution, people became obsessed with times and schedules and they are now prevalent on objects we use every single day, such as laptops, phones and even microwaves.
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One of the most fashionable and useful accessories throughout the Western World throughout the 20th century was the fob watch.With so many terms and names attached to timepieces, unless you are a walking watch glossary, it can all get a bit confusing with the term ‘fob watch’ often confusing many people. Continue reading “What is a Fob watch?”
The weather has been rather mixed the last few weeks, but believe it or not, spring is here and this weekend sees the return of British Summer Time. Continue reading “Don’t forget to adjust your watch as this weekend sees the return of BST”
Watches are truly remarkable, from the intricate craftsmanship that goes into producing some of the finest mechanical watches for men to the complications found in antique pocket watches. Continue reading “7 Interesting Facts About Watches”
You’ve picked up one of our fabulous antique watches and are gazing at it adoringly, then the thought pops in to your head ‘how did watches evolve to where they are today?’
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During the excavation of an ancient Roman villa, 18th century workers unearthed a small lump of metal which was small enough to fit inside a coffee mug. After cleaning, it was revealed to be something of great historical significance, whilst also being rather humorous… Continue reading “Ancient “ham shaped” sundial found to be Roman pocket watch”
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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We have many antique clocks and antique watchesin 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.
Continue reading “What it was like in Britain in the era of our timepieces”