It’s time you got an old watch


MANY watches continue to make more than face value at auction. It’s the stories that go with them that appeal, be it James Bond, the lunar landings or military heroics.

Although some examples are more collectable than wearable, it is style and pedigree that counts. Pocket watches were the first real portable timepieces which could be owned by private individuals. Before wrist watches, and certainly before smart phones, the pocket watch was one of the most dependable ways to keep time; it was convenient and reliable, keeping time on the move without the need to locate a public clock…