Luxury watches

Building watches to last

Looking in jewellers' windows, I am often struck by the glittering, flashy appearance of the watches and other goods on display. Carefully arranged, and lit with the latest technology, they are shown at their brand new, most seductive best - in much the same way as clothes and cars.

Does the watch you are buying still have a genuine history or is it second hand?

When we are buying products these days, it is vital to know the background of the product. This is especially true in the case of luxury watches or timepieces. Many English watches have roots that go back centuries, literally. But is that history still evident in the current product or is it simply a "selling point"?

Is a wristwatch a practical tool or a work of art?

For those that care about having both an accurate timepiece and a piece of jewellery that makes a statement, these individuals are regularly pleased when the words "Those are beautiful luxury watches!" are directed their way.