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’. Continue reading “5 Ways to Spot a Fake Antique Watch”
Antique pocket watches aren’t found to have been inscribed by Winston Churchill every day, but one such timepiece has recently just been sold for £12,000 at auction.
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An exclusive Patek Philippe pocket watch with Suzanne Rohr enamel which was based on Pierre-August Renoir’sTwo Sisters(1881) obliterated the forecasted sale price at Christie’s sale of Important Watches in New York last week (June 17).
Continue reading “A Renoir-inspired pocket watch sale sees Christie’s important watches auction reach £5.3 million”
We aren’t going to beat around the bush here, we are going to discuss a question that many people who do collect things, and those who don’t, often wonder; why is it that we collect things?
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We have a lovely story for the horologists as an exclusive clock, valued at £150,000, has gone on public display at Belfast City Hall recently.
Continue reading “A clock commemorating the famous Titanic valued at £150,000 goes on display”
The organisers involved with the Patek Philippe Exhibition have announced further good news for enthusiasts of the finer things in life with the news that, after seeing more than 25,000 people visit the Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition in its first week, they will be extending their opening hours.
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The British Horological Institute has organised a Summer Show which will open its doors to the public next weekend with a host activities for lover of UK antique pocket watches and the rest of the family too.
Continue reading “BHI Summer Show comes to Upton Hall this month”
Watchmaker Roger Smith was the guest of honour at Birmingham City University recently, when the world tour of film The Watchmaker’s Apprentice came around to the city.
Continue reading “Horology students treated with opportunity to question Roger Smith over his movie debut”