What makes Eric Singer, drummer for the quirky and world renowned band KISS, good at what he does? Measuring beats. In order for a song to be spectacular it is essential to have a drummer who has mastered this technique. For Eric Singer, he sees an elemental bond between his passion and watches. That is why he loves to collect wrist watches – from antique wrist watches to high tech – as he travels the world. He loves the idea of having time easily accessible to him as he drums, saying: “What I do for a living is I keep time playing music, and a watch keeps time on my wrist.”
We must say that we aren’t surprised, but, for those who may be thinking of starting a collection, it has been announced that the market for vintage watches is continuing to produce strong price bids for collectible antique wrist watches and pocket watches among other styles.
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.
Purchasing those pocket watches UK collectors admire and revere so highly from leading auction house Sotheby’s has just been made the most costly its ever been, largely down to the hike in buyer’s premiums which are funded by successful bidders.
Presidents in America were no different to the rest of us when it came to owning a fine timepiece, they all wanted one, just like you and I today. Whether it was what we would now consider antique wrist watches or antique pocket watches, they ensured they were at the top of their watch game!
Take a look at the pick of the watches we have chosen from our five ex-American presidents from the past.