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Timekeeping Through the Ages: The History of Watches

The earliest timepieces were weight driven and, as such, were not portable. But as technology and knowledge progressed and the means of controlling the movements evolved, timepieces became smaller. With the invention of the mainspring in the 15th century, portable timepieces began to appear. One well-known craftsman of the time, Peter Henlein, is often credited with the invention of the mainspring, although some think his involvement came later. The earliest portable timekeeping devices were notoriously inaccurate, with errors of several hours per day. They were adopted by the rich and... Read More

Breitling Watches – Innovation, Precision and Reliability

With a proud history that dates back to 1884, Breitling is one of the most respected and sought-after watch brands and, as a family business, is one of the few remaining independent watch manufacturers in Switzerland. The company has many ‘firsts’ in the industry, among them the invention of the first pushpiece in a chronograph. The system was later perfected when the reset function was separated from the start/stop function, which enables a series of time intervals to be measured without resetting the hands to zero each time. The leading... Read More

Omega Watches: From Ocean Depths to Outer Space

Omega watches are known the world over for their distinctive style and quality. An elegant and prestigious watch, an Omega houses a precision timekeeper in cases that range from surgical-grade stainless steel to 18-carat gold. Since it was founded in 1848, Omega has produced watches for the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and the American army in 1918. It was also the watch chosen by NASA for the moon landing on 1969, has been the official timekeeper since 1932 of the Olympic Games and has featured in James Bond films.... Read More

Rolex Watches Are Among the Best for Resale Values

Renowned for their precision and beautiful designs, Rolex watches are among the finest when it comes to holding their value. Classic watches such as the Oyster Perpetual combine timeless elegance with advanced technology and extensive manufacturing expertise. As expected from a high-end manufacturer such as Rolex, each watch is put through a rigorous examination and testing procedure before being released. Since its earliest days, Rolex has maintained close links to the sporting and professional worlds and was the first watch to be worn by a cross-Channel swimmer. In 1926, Mercedes... Read More

Why you should be wary on holiday

We have been offered many watches over the years that have been counterfeit. Many of these watches and jewellery have been bought whilst on holiday. On holiday you are relaxed, maybe in love and maybe you have had a drink over lunch. These are the times maybe not to consider a major purchase even if the price seems very good in comparison to the UK, Unscrupulous traders know this and often pray on it. They also know that you are on a flight in a week and you will probably... Read More