Smartwatches seem to be the latest craze in the watch world, but like any new technology, they will become outdated when the next model is released.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.
The key that a steward on the Titanic would have used to retrieve lifejackets has re-surfaced after 104 years. The key was found, along with an antique pocket watch, on Sidney Sedunary who unfortunately passed away during the tragedy at aged 25.
Autumn is bringing us cooler temperatures and shorter days, with the sun setting much earlier than the summer nights we have been used to. Daylight saving time is about to be upon us, meaning an extra hour lie-in for us all!
If you are a lover of watches and haven’t visited the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society museum in Broad Street, in Spalding, we highly recommend you take a trip to go. The museum had an open day on Sunday 9th October with a guided tour, showcasing a wide range of antique pocket watches and clocks, as well as the interesting history and stories behind the craftsmen and repairmen.
Nicholas Parsons, CBE is an English television and radio presenter and actor, renowned for his long career in the television, radio and theatre industries. He is best known for hosting comedy radio game show ‘Just a Minute’ and ‘Sale of the Century’, a TV game show that received 21 million viewers.
During the 1850s Abraham Lincoln, who at this time, a successful lawyer, purchased a fine pocket watch from a gentleman named George Chatterton, a jeweller in Springfield, Illinois.This particular movement itself was made in Liverpool, with the 18-carat case manufactured in America.
A pocket watch, made by Robert Milne of Manchester, was awarded to mill worker John Burgess, more than a century ago, on his retirement. The pocket watch was given to him for his dedicated service to the mill.
Omega Watches are the Official Timekeepers of the 2016 Olympics, which are underway in Rio this year. They released a new line of watches honouring the prestigious Olympic Games. This is the 28th time that Omega has been appointed the vital and prestigious role. Omega are using new state-of-the-art timing technology developed for exact timing and photography systems that capture winners with complete precision.
Two young entrepreneurial watchmakers from America have founded a new watch company in a need to celebrate antique watches. The company specialise in innovative watch making that combines 3D printing technologies and the craft of traditional watch manufacturing. Their mission is “preserving a piece of American manufacturing in history” by creating bespoke watches that reflect antique classics. They wanted to return to a time when watches weren’t just a smart, modern-looking fashion accessory but an heirloom that was passed from generation to generation, a reminder of the past before us. But can newly manufactured watches, that have the appearance of the classics, really hold the same symbolism that antique watches have?