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Sotheby’s to sell the George Daniels Horological Collection, greatest watchmaker of 20th century

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments

I’m not sure what George Daniels would have made of the iPhone. Apart from making voice calls and texts, for as little outlay as free, or 99 pence at worst, it’s possible to have the thing tell you the time or the weather anywhere in the world, the air temperature in Wirral and even when […]

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Tags: Clocks · Watches

James Bond 007: Licensed To Make Collectors Of Us

October 12th, 2012 · No Comments

I grew up with James Bond. I read all Ian Fleming’s novels, I’ve seen all the Bond films. I even wear an Omega Seamaster wristwatch like my hero. Last week, in a Christie’s charity auction in conjunction with UK Bond film makers EON Productions, the watch worn by Daniel Craig in the new blockbuster Skyfall […]

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Tags: Auctions · Collecting · James Bond · Movie posters · Watches

Keeping time for the military

July 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Okay, enough at all this mamby pamby collecting stuff like Wade Whimsies and little models of rabbits made by PenDelfin. This week’s subject is much more manly. It’s all about one of the tools of the trade in wartime sabotage, espionage and derring-do: the military wristwatch. Mention the subject today, and first thoughts turn to […]

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Tags: Watches