The summer months are a great time of year for celebrations, with warmer weather, brighter skies and a heightened overall sense of happiness. The most popular event of the summer of course, is weddings, and attending wedding means buying gifts so we’re here with a great idea for your next wedding gift!
We think that timepieces make great gifts for any occasion, as their historical value and horological beauty makes them a truly meaningful item to give. The vast variety of options available in style, size and cost also make it a very versatile option. Whether you opt for something quite classic and elegant, or something a little more out of the ordinary, we have something to suit every taste.
Typically, pocket watches in particular are favoured as a present for men, particularly popular between a father and son, a groom and his groomsmen or a bride to her groom before the wedding. However, there are also many beautiful timepieces and pocket watches that are suitable for women, with delicate chains and intricate engravings. These can act as the something ‘old’ or even ‘something new’ that goes along with the tradition of having ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’.
Giving a timepiece as a gift holds different meanings to different people, for example; when a groom gifts his bride a watch, it is usually to declare ‘we are together every second of the day’, almost as if the bride will carry a piece of her groom around with her, always.
Overall, the general message that giving a watch sends is all centered around treasuring time and keeping that person by their side at all times which naturally, is particularly fitting for a wedding. A wonderful message to send to beloved family and friends though a historical horological gift!
You never know, this could form the beginning of a future beloved antiques collection that will be passed down through generations! It may even be the start of a yearly tradition, presenting your loved one with a new timepiece on your wedding anniversary or other momentous occasions, building both your life and pocket watch collection together!
If you are looking for the perfect wedding gift this season, take a look at our antique wrist watches and give the gift of time!