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”
We can thank the surge in popularity of the mobile phone and the tablet for the fact that watches being worn by individuals has somewhat decreased for people under the age of 50. We can argue that the smartwatch is striving to counteract that notion though. You invariably see someone wearing an inexpensive digital watch, but for the most part, men’s wrists are naked today.
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.
The newPatek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, which we wrote about here, has a host of regal “salons” that Patek Philippe have taken the time to have installed within theSaatchi Galleryearlier this week. So what’s been the standout areas for many watch lovers who have had the good fortune to view this amazing exhibit for themselves?
Anyone who knows anything about the classic Bond films will know that Agent 007, apart from enjoying a shaken martini, will always be a Rolex man. Omega is the new choice for the character, but a new exhibit at the National Watch and Clock Museum (NAWCC) in Columbia, Pennsylvania, reveals that the most elite British spy ever to walk the earth has also donned a host of other brands throughout his catalogue of films, including TAG Heuer, Seiko, and Hamilton. They all have one thing in common though- they were quartz movements.
Swelling interest in antique watches for sale in recent years has seen a permeation in auction houses, and retail, as well as social media, and now the Antiquarian Horological Society has sat up and taken notice.
Whether you knew it, or not, wearing watches are considered to be an act of appreciating all that is retro chic. You can be wearing hunter watches as a serious statement, or, simply, because you love them, but come pocket or wrist, you’re now wearing something that falls into a genre of fashion. We can explain in a little more detail if you’re wondering what this is all about.