Most people who are keen collectors in the world of antique pocket watches will have an idea of the phenomenal intricacy that is involved in the working of splendid time pieces.
However, for some people who may just be starting out and are interested and intrigued as to how such wonderful classics in the world of watches operate we thought we would provide you with the opportunity to watch a video that showcases just how magnificent the fine workings and inner complexities of a pocket watch are.
There is something about vintage wristwatches that stands out in an age of mass-produced uniformity, further enforced by the anticipation of the release of the Apple Watch for example. Additionally, it’s also a sound investment you should consider. the same can be said for antique pocket watches, but we’ll get to those another time.
The iconic American baseball player, Babe Ruth, received a pocket watch in 1923 as part of winning that year’s World Series championship. For decades it was thought to have been lost in time, pardon the pun, as no one knew its whereabouts. However, in January of 2014 it was reported that it has been found and was arriving in New York City, to be sold at auction, where it was estimated it would reach at least $750,000 (£477,011).
Those of you who are currently interested in buying watches and time-pieces will be delighted to know that records have been breaking all week long during the watch sales in Geneva. Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s sales exceeded all expectations. The climax last night of a world record price for any vintage time piece.The Graves watch which sold for in excess of 20m SF + Commission. The last time this watch was sold at auction was…
A family heirloom that once belonged to a welder who was part of the crew employed to construct the infamous Titanic has recently been presented to antiques expert Jonty Hearnden at an appraisal event.
The granddaughter of the one and only Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin has appeared in films of her own. Films such as Wim Wenders’ Until the End of the World, Sidney Pollack’sSabrinaandThe Serpent’s Kiss, alongside Ewan McGregor to name a few.
While it is now a straightforward affair to buy pocket watches for sale in London, or anywhere else for that matter, the unlikely accolade for the positive impact on the popularity of watches hundreds of years ago has gone to farmers. This, to many people, will come as quite a surprise indeed. Let us explain.