Who Invented the Automatic Wristwatch?

Prestige Watches - who inveted the automatic wristwatch

There have been many important ‘firsts’ in the history of watchmaking. Some more important than others.  It always intrigued me who was the inventor of this? WHo was the inventor of that? When was this invented?  Why was that invented? Wrist worn watch? Waterproof watch? Watch with a date? A day and a date? Made … Read more

Watch Wabi Sabi

Watch Wabi Sabi Prestige Watches

THE PERFECTION OF IMPERFECTION: WABI-SABI AND WATCHES “Wow.” said my wife. “Why would you buy a watch that’s all beaten up?” “Ahem.  Actually, I bought it because it looks like this.” She looked at be extremely confused, just like how my 6 year old son looks at me when I’m trying to teach him the … Read more

Why servicing your Rolex with Rolex isnt a bad idea.

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Feast your eyes on this video and see why servicing your watch with the jewel in the crown of watchmaking themselves is a very good idea… Just be sure to state exactly what you DO and DON’T want done to your watch or you may default Rolex executing what they think is best. Rolex tend … Read more

Ready for a new watch? Basic things to consider

Buying a new watch - Presitge Watches UK

Are you ready for a new watch?  You can’t beat that ‘new watch’ feeling. I honestly believe that there is a much enjoyment in thinking about what watch to get and then hunting for the perfect one, as there is actually having it on the wrist and wearing it with pride. Here at Prestige Watches … Read more

Appraising a watch for purchase

Appraising a watch for sale

I love buying watches as much as I love selling them.  However because I have such a passion for watches, when I do go into ‘buying mode’ it can sometimes be hard to think with my ‘business head’ and not with my heart. As a professional in the industry and as a “professional collector”, I … Read more

Rolex movement – a deep dive under the bonnet

Watch restoration

If ever you’ve wanted to see the deconstruction and reconstruction of a Rolex watch movement, then pour a cup of something hot and caffeinated (or a little stronger of you wish) and watch this video from start to finish. It’s one of the best videos I’ve soon on the matter with great videoography. Enjoy.  

How A Mechanical Watch Works

How A Mechanical Watch Works Prestige Watches

Have a look at this wonderful video explaining how a mechanical watch works. I have watched hundreds of videos on the subject and this is the best I’ve found. Enjoy.

My Watch Mission And My Love Of Watches

I love watches

There are many times when I ask myself “why do I love watches and why do I involve myself with them as I do”. I felt like I needed to write my thoughts down and this is what I finished up with… My Watch mission is to share my love of horology and help spread … Read more

Selling your Watch?

Selling your watch

We have all experienced that sad sad day when the reality hits you that your beloved watch (soon to be ‘ex-watch’) isn’t sizzling your sausage any more.  It has lost its mojo, gets pipped to the post by another watch every time you think about putting it on, and it is looking sad and lonely … Read more

The Heartbeat of a watch – a quick intro (Watch Hz / VPM / BPM)

Prestige Watches. Watch frequency. Watch Hz. Watch VPH.

“Frequency” is the speed at which a watch ticks. It is measured by the number of oscillations (or semi-oscillations) that the balance spring (the “heart” of the watch movement) makes in the time period of one hour (VPH, or vibrations per hour… or Beats per Hour BPH)), which can also be expressed in hertz. A … Read more

10 Watches That Shaped The World

10 Watches That Shaped The World Prestige Watches

A great video here from The Vintage Watch Collector YouTube channel. Really interesting and informative.  Have a watch if the title interests you.  

Mr Porter & Jaeger-LeCoultre

Mr Porter & Jaeger-LeCoultre Prestige Watches

Being a huge fan of Mr Porter, and a huge fan of Jaeger-LeCoultre, what better than a video on Jaeger-LeCoultre by Mr Porter.  have a look at this great video The Watchmaker Of Watchmakers. Enjoy!    

Should you buy a pre-owned watch?

Should you buy a pre-owned watch? Prestige Watches

I read this great article on Toolwatch.com. Happy to share it. Should I buy a pre-owned watch? The market for pre-owned and vintage luxury watches has exploded in the last few years. In an increasingly digital era, we seem to have developed a renewed craving for the extraordinary craftsmanship of the truly fine watchmaker. We … Read more

11 things you should know before investing in a luxury watch

11 things you should know before investing in a luxury watch Prestige Watches

Great article here from A Blog to Watch.  Happy to share it…. 11 things you should know before investing in a luxury watch Buy a watch that is versatile enough for any outfit or situation. Articles of Style I’m not a watch expert, but Ariel Adams from A Blog to Watch is. I recently picked his brain (and … Read more

About Patek Philippe

About Patek Philippe Prestige Watches

Being the fan of Patek Philippe that I am, I couldn’t help but order my copy of the book ‘Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography’ Check out the pretty cool video. C’mon Mr Postman… https://youtu.be/1ZsMXXk61Qc And heres a little bonus video for you – A History of Patek Philippe Watch Maker    

Prestige Brands – Who Owns Who?

Prestige Brands – Who Owns Who? Prestige Watches

Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. Check out this interesting piece on who owns who? SWATCH GROUP (Switzerland): Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Harry Winston, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, … Read more

Prestige Watch Brands And Their Relationship With One Another

Prestige Watch Brands And Their Relationship With One Another Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. I read this great little section in Gene Stones’ book ‘The Watch’. Great book by the way. So, Ive blown off the dust and thought I’d share it with you. The book is from 2006. I purchased it back in 2010(ish). Its a fun overview of how he saw the hierarchy of the top … Read more

What Makes A Luxury Watch

What Makes A Luxury Watch Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie! So, what are the ingredients to craft the most expensive watches? What sets the world’s most prestigious watches apart from the rest? 1, movement. The movement is the heart of the watch. Depending on its typology, the number of jewels inside, the manufacturing location, whether it is handmade in-house by the watch manufacturer, … Read more

Do You Know Who Make Up The Holy Trinity Of Watches?

Do You Know Who Make Up The Holy Trinity Of Watches? Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Do you know who are the “Big Three” of Swiss watchmaking? Let’s cut to the chase….(in no particular order) Audemars Piguet Vacheron Constantin Patek Philippe There are several questions that can come up in the context of the Big Three; nowadays one is whether or not at this point, there should be a … Read more

Why Buy A Luxury Watch? Here Are 10 Good Reasons Why

Why Buy A Luxury Watch? Here Are 10 Good Reasons Why Prestige Watches

Hello Gentlemen.  Why buy a Luxury watch? Why do we love watches like we do? Investment?  Quality Timekeeping?  Status?   Heirloom?  Talking Point?  Luxury Accessory? Life Companion? When staring longingly at a prestige brand, luxury watch, many of us will find ourselves torn between the financial cost of the timepiece and the potential benefits of … Read more

Where To Buy A Pre-owned Watch And What To Look Out For

Where To Buy A Pre-owned Watch And What To Look Out For Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Where Should I Buy a Pre-Owned Watch?  How do you avoid ending up with a horror story instead of a stunning timepiece you can be proud of? The old saying of ‘buy the seller’ is especially relevant when you enter into the world of pre-owned watches. The single most important thing you can do … Read more

Videos: Interesting Facts On Prestige Watch Brands

Videos: Interesting Facts On Prestige Watch Brands Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  The guys at Alux.com have been busy. And I loved watching these videos they have put together about the prestige watch brands. Kick back, put your slippers on, feet up, cast mobile/laptop/tablet to your big TV, and pour a large whisky! Here we go…. Good work Alux. Looking forward to the one on … Read more

Watch Sizes – At A Glance

Watch Sizes – At A Glance Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  I thought this “at a glance” image may help with a quick visual aid for different sizes of wrist watches. Knowing what watch sizes are best for you will form an important part of your decision making process for your watch. A big watch on a small wrist may look out of place. … Read more

Luxury Watch Industry – Statistics & Facts

Luxury Watch Industry – Statistics & Facts Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  If you are anything like me, you will most likely enjoy short, punchy overview of information (stats & facts) about the luxury watch industry. Well here it is… Grab a cuppa (or a Whisky). Precision, quality, luxury, design, perfect workmanship, tradition, coupled with high tech: the luxury watch industry combines traditional Swiss values … Read more

Why Buy Pre-owned?

Why Buy Pre-owned? Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Why buy pre-owned? These are the the highlights but keep reading to find out more: Pre-Owned Watches Cost Less There Are More Pre-Owned Watches To Choose From Depreciation Can Be Used To Your Advantage Buying Pre-Owned Means Selling Pre-Owned There has rarely been a better time to buy a pre-owned watch. Along with … Read more

Video – The History Of Time Keeping Devices

Video – The History Of Time Keeping Devices Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  I loved this video and thought it was a very educational super-charged eight and a half minutes of information at it best. Have a watch! TimeLine – A Brief Introduction To The History Of Timekeeping Devices

Interesting Facts About Watches And Watchmakers

Interesting Facts About Watches And Watchmakers Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. TWENTY FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WATCHES There is a piece of history that always accompanies us – the watch! What is on your wrist (if you have one) is the result of thousands of years of research and development – Sumer and Egyptians are among the first to have developed and used watches. … Read more

Why Do We Buy Luxury Brands? Why Do They Make Us Feel So Great?

Luxury Brands Typography Web

Hello Watchie. Have you ever wondered just why we have such a strong desire to buy and own prestigious items from luxury brands? The best grooming and skincare products, the best handbags (and man-bags), luxury jewellery, pens, cars, clothing – and of course – watches. What motivates us to purchase these items? Why do they … Read more

A Detailed History Of Watchmaking

A Detailed History Of Watchmaking Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Have a look at this great page on the Foundation of Haute Horlogerie website. If you want a detailed history of watchmaking – here it is… Enjoy. https://www.hautehorlogerie.org/en/encyclopaedia/history-of-watchmaking/    

Rolex – how my view has changed

Rolex - how my view has changed Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  I thought I’d share a little story with you about my opinion on Rolex and how my thoughts changed over the years… When I started being interested by mechanical watches as a teenager and into my twenties, I thought that this brand was just bling, over-popular and just a status symbol worn by … Read more

Video: Watches – from the pocket to the wrist

Video: Watches - from the pocket to the wrist Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. I really enjoyed this video (despite the narrators rather monotone voice), so thought I would share it…Its a good little watch. History of the Wrist Watch: From the Pocket to the Wrist It’s only 3m 48s so you can watch it while your waiting for your cup of tea to cool down.

How to test the accuracy of your mechanical watch?

How to test the accuracy of your mechanical watch? Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  Whether you own one precious watch or a whole collection, it is nice to know that your they are running to time accurately. If they are not, it may be time for a service. A tell tale sign is if your watch is running slow. So, how can you check? The good news … Read more