Did you know the 9th April (today) is the day marked out for all antique enthusiasts as Cherish an Antique Day? This day is relatively self-explanatory, but just to clarify, it’s dedicated to appreciating objects of a unique nature, which were created at a time when craftsmanship and quality were the order of business…..
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What is said to be one of the biggest private collections of Swatch watches in the world went up for auction inHong Kongthis week, and was estimated to command more than US$1.3 million (£87,000).
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Antique watches do not simply increase in value, they’re also accompanied by their very own individual slice of the past, some with a richer history than others. Details are the key point here.
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A man has struck it lucky in a Goodwill store in America by stumbling across an original LeCoultre antique wrist watch that only cost him $5.99 (£3.88), later selling it for $35,000 (£22,678).
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The luxury version of the new Apple Watch which is made from 18-carat yellow or rose gold, is set to be stored in safes within the stores stocking them, sources are leading people to believe.
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Back in the 19th century, the pocket watch was most certainly considered as a status symbol, with only the wealthiest members of society being able to afford one. With the arrival of the wristwatch after World War I, it sadly became unfashionable to carry a movement in your vest pocket. However, recent times have seen the pocket watch enjoy a resurgence, as we have previously reported, they have re-entered the aristocrat’s dressing room, and not just there- vintage watches are high on everyone who is anyone’s list of items they need in their collection.
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As far as vintage watches are concerned we can’t image that many collectors of fine creations such as the Bulgari Serpenti watch, which was owned by Elizabeth Taylor, would pass up the chance to acquire said item easily.
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As dealers inantique pocket watches, vintage watches and other such movements we deal with are precious, vintage and valuable. We deal in these timepieces on a daily basis. But if you were to try and show someone who wasn’t as in tune with just how valuable a collectable classic is then why not compare it to the cost of buying a Ferrari to hit home how much these exemplary pieces cost?
Here are three of the finest from legendary manufacturers Patek Phillipe:
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Watches, whether they be vintage watches, antique pocket watchesor something newer are traditionally used to mark milestones in a man’s life. They are frequently used to give as a present to a groom or best man on a wedding day. Not forgetting that a gold watch is still the established tribute for years of devoted service or a retirement.
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