Found 79 articles matching Jewelry category.
  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

The Rolex Submariner

Rolex introduced the Submariner at the 1954 Basel Watch Fair. The first production model, available to the public that same year, was Ref. 6204. This was originally promoted at the Basel Fair as a scuba diving watch, without the word “Submariner” on the dial.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Boston Watch Co.’s Howard & Rice watches

The pioneering American watch company, in its incarnation as the Boston Watch Company (formerly Waltham Watch Company) struggled through 1854 to produce 10 watches a day. Even this was too much for the trade to absorb and the company chugged along through 1855 gradually getting its watches accepted in the trade, but barely making ends meet.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Dating Mexican Silver

Mexico’s tradition of magnificent silverwork dates as far back as the 1530s. Mexico has abundant deposits of precious metals, so it was natural that a thriving jewelry and hollowware market would evolve there. But establishing authenticity, purity and age – especially for vintage and antique pieces – can be challenging.

  • Sep 19 2008
  • 19 Sep 2008

The Rolex GMT

In the 1950s innovations in aviation technology made transatlantic travel a more appealing option than ever before. The airline Pan Am quickly emerged as a leader in transatlantic travel by jet plane.

  • Sep 10 2008
  • 10 Sep 2008

Antique Elgin Watch

I have an antique Elgin pocket watch. It is Sterling Silver with a very heavy gauge Sterling Silver chain. The face has a seconds face on is as well. Still works perfect. Is it worth anything?

Thank you,
Janice Konsler

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Spiro Agnew Watch

He was known as “Nixon’s Nixon,” and not in a good way. As vice president of the United States under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, Spiro T. “Ted” Agnew became the voice of the Establishment, a critic of the critics of society in general and the Vietnam War policy in particular.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

HISTORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE ROLEX SPORT WATCH

Rolex is a name synomonous with wealth and extravagance, simply stated. Although this may be true, there is a lot more to the picture. The company and its founder Hans Wildorf have actually made some very important contributions to Horology. Msr. Wilsdorf devoted his life to Horology and his company, creating a vision.

  • Jul 17 2008
  • 17 Jul 2008

Chatelaines

The word “chatelaine” means keeper of the castle. The person trusted to have the keys.

  • Jul 13 2008
  • 13 Jul 2008

Vintage Collector Watches: Small And Profitable

You have a clock on your computer, by your bedside, and even in your car, but the one on your wrist is the one that can bring a smile to your face. Wrist watches as time pieces have kept us on time for many decades and lately, their value has gone through the roof. And while you might be familiar with names like Rolex and Cartier, have you heard of Patek Phillipe?

  • Jun 5 2008
  • 5 Jun 2008

Antique/Vintage Watches and Time Pieces

We can tell when shadows on the ground grow longer that time changes, but the easiest way is to look at our watches. And if you’ve got a watch or time piece passed down in your family, you might even discover you’ve got a valuable piece a collector might have interest in.