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Who Made My Watch?

Who Made My Watch?

The question I am most often asked is some variation of “Who made my watch?” This question usually occurs because the watch has no visible maker’s name or brand, and the answer is not quite as straightforward as you might think. There are various reasons why an...
Hallmarks

Hallmarks

Silver hallmarks in the UK date back to the medieval period and the practice of applying them as a guarantee of the purity of the precious metal represents Britain’s oldest form of consumer protection. It was Edward I (1272-1307) who first passed a statute requiring...
Is a Pocket Watch a Worthy Investment?

Is a Pocket Watch a Worthy Investment?

In today’s world, checking the time usually means getting a smartphone out of your pocket however, an upsurge of interest in vintage fashion has led many people back to the pocket watch. A firm favourite at weddings or special events, it’s common to see men wearing...
Why are there always watch collectors?

Why are there always watch collectors?

It might be reasonable to assume that the “watch collector” is a relatively recent breed of timepiece consumer. These are the types of people who make it a point to own a variety of watches, often focusing on the emotional versus the mere practical utility of each....
Take a look at History of Pocket Watch

Take a look at History of Pocket Watch

A pocket watch told society so much about a gentleman, with regard to his social standing and his place in society. Pocket watches were passed down as a family heirloom and something a man could treasure, whether it were made of gold or platinum. Special pockets were...