We’ve all been there. A watch that catches the eye, a final piece in the jigsaw of a collection, one that quickly goes from a “wouldn’t that be nice” to a “how can i go on without it”. And then begins the long, slow process of justification which leads to bargaining and, inevitably, a new […]

Watches

Some years ago i read that the Louvre gallery in Paris typically displays around 8% of it’s permanent collection at any given time. EIGHT PERCENT! I have spent many hours walking the endless halls of the Louvre and it was a figure that astonished me. Yet that French bastion of culture is not alone, with […]

Watches

Why on earth would you buy a vintage watch online? If you haven’t asked yourself that question before, it’s more than likely you haven’t bought or thought about buying,  a vintage watch online. In my experience it’s the biggest bar to most people going ahead and making a purchase. Horror stories abound concerning the pitfalls […]

Watches

If you have any aspiration to the idea of owning a “collection” it’s a question you will have undoubtedly been asked. (invariably by your other half and usually as the holiday fund disappears into another must-have timepiece). I’ll be honest and say I loathe the enquiry, chiefly because I rarely have an answer that adequately […]

Watches