Pocket WatchPocket Watches: Classic and Timeless
Certainly one's choice of a timepiece makes a personal statement. Choosing to carry a pocket watch, rather than using a wristwatch or even a cell phone, in this day and age is certainly distinctive. While a pocket watch was common decades ago, it is a rarity now. For this reason, the collection and use of, pocket watches has become a fascination with certain collectors. The unique image projected by anyone who carries a pocket watch today is one of style, sophistication and originality.
Pocket Watches: Variety by Design
Most pocket watches are classified by the maker, design, precious metal, and gems used in it, and also by its functions and movement. The fussee watch, or the key wind pocket watch, is the most sought after by collectors, because they are believed to have been invented by none other than Leonardo Da Vinci. The American Railroad pocket watch is next on the list, as it was used for obvious purposes and was believed to be highly accurate in order to avoid any accidents.
The next on the list is the marine chronometer pocket watch, followed by the Hunter Case pocket watch, which are in demand because they have a protective cover for the face of the watch to save it from scratches. The multi-jewel pocket watch is mainly desired for its beauty as well as its rarity, as it was introduced in the 1800s by very few famous designers such as Omega or Cartier.
Pocket Watch Preservation
It is very important to take the right care of a rare and expensive pocket watch. In order to take care of your watch correctly, you need to learn what material it is made of and if it has any gemstones. Precious materials as well as the gemstones need to be cleaned regularly, therefore it will cost you a trip to the jewelers at least once a year.
All watches need servicing of its mechanism, and therefore a trip to the watch makers as indicated at the time of purchase. Or, if it was mentioned, you can always service the watch when you take it in for cleaning and polishing of the outside material.
Vintage Pocket Watch Fun
Collecting pocket watches can be a fun hobby. Lucky collectors may stumble across well-worn or valuable pieces at garage sales or pawn shops. What a fun gift for a friend with a vintage style who is one of a kind. Pocket watches may serve as an investment, a hobby, or just your personal way of making it to dinner on time. No matter what your need, your choices are many.