The Incredible Story of £100,000 Watches

Here’s something bound to fascinate any watch enthusiasts out there: a recent BBC report covered the incredible story of Dr George Daniels who, during his lifetime, was considered by many experts to be the finest watchmaker in the world.

The story which is told by Roger W. Smith, one of his few trusted apprentices, and now this proud owner of the famous studio in the Isle of Man is an inspiring representative for the true effort and skill it takes to make a watch by hand. Read more

Omega Watches Taken From House Near Colchester

Burglars have recently stolen thousands of pounds worth of jewellery from a house near Colchester. Police arrived at Wood Lane, Fordham Heath early on the morning of Monday 16th September after the property had been broken into through a glass panelled side door and an upstairs window. The stolen items are thought to include a series of necklaces, bracelets and rings, along with an Omega Speedmaster Moon watch and a solid gold Omega Deville timepiece. These respective models represent a contemporary successor to the watch that was worn by Buzz Aldrin on the moon, and a member of one of the most classically elegant collections from this luxury manufacturer of Swiss watches. Read more

This isn’t just a watch…

Here at Martin’s jewellers we are fascinated by watches. The humble pocket watch should never be underestimated as it has a rich and interesting heritage, and more uses than may at first meet the eye. As with many aspects of the modern sophisticated world, the primitive form of timekeeping was discovered by the ancient Egyptians; they used sundials and measured time by the position of the sun. A lot has changed since then but the evolution of the watch goes on. Here we present the most fascinating facts about watches and a hidden secret… Read more

Why Clean Jewellery?

Luxury jewellery is one of the most desirable status symbols on the market for a person that is seeking to make a strong statement of style. The inherent qualities of luxury jewellery items mean that they are typically a long lasting investment, although carelessness or unforeseen circumstances can always result in the need for jewellery repairs. However it is very easy to overlook the need to clean a luxury watch or item of jewellery, and many people are unaware as to why they should even do so.
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A Brief History of Wrist-Watch Fashion

In today’s modern world, a watch is more than a device just to tell the time, it is a fashion statement – an advertisement of status. In fact watches throughout time have been seen as an accessory relevant to status and class. In a world full of technological advances it’s quite amazing to think that the wrist watch is still relevant, but it is; celebrities from racing drivers to Hollywood actors are often seen to sporting an array of attractive wrist-watch designs. So, here is a brief history of the fashion of the wrist-watch.
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