Auctioneers Fellows is supporting a pocket watch renaissance with a sale dedicated to that most dapper of gentlemen’s accessories.
Fellows will hold the sale of Pocket Watches & Accessories on Monday 24th November from 10am and has illustrated the star lots with a lifestyle photoshoot.
A spokesman for Fellows said: “An increasing number of men are returning to the classic sharp three piece suit, herringbone tweed jacket and polished brogues. The pocket watch is the perfect accessory for this look; the chain or fob attached to a jacket lapel provides an interesting contract to a suit that is attention grabbing, but not ostentatious.”
Fellows also credits BBC 1920s-set drama Peaky Blinders with helping to revive this fashion trend.
Fellows’ sale offers a safe environment for watch novices seeking their first pocket watch purchase.
For classic gentlemanly style, try Lot 3, an open face 18ct gold repeater with a dedication to the original owner engraved on the case back. Estimated at £3,000 – £4,000, it is an investment that can be passed onto to future generations.
Lot 56 is perfect those looking for a more ornate design. This open face pocket watch, by prestigious makers L. H. Samuel & Co of Liverpool, is perfect for special occasions. Estimated at £800 – £1,200, it would be a wonderful memento for a groom on his wedding day.
However, pocket watches are not restricted to the gentlemen. Fellows’ auction will feature a selection of delicate enamelled watches, which are a beautiful alternative to a wrist watch when worn from the neck on a chain. Lot 36 is an especially elegant example, with its split pearl decoration and burgundy enamelled case back. Lot 154 is another classic gold piece, with the enamelled floral decoration to the rear adding a subtle feminine touch.