When it comes to antique wristwatches, a 1940s Rolex whose RAF owner was killed by the SS after the Great Escape, coming up for auction is set to attract a fair bit of interest. And when the lot came and saw the timepiece sell for £165,000, few were surprised.
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.