Collectible Watches And Clocks

Collectible watches & clocks are a rare hobby and thus form an extremely interesting collection. While some collectors have collections consisting of both collectible watches & clocks, others limit their collection to specific kinds of collectible watches or clocks.

So before you decide to start your own collection of collectible watches & clocks, you need to decide whether you want to collect a specific category, such as collectible pocket watches, collectible wall clocks, collectible grandfather clocks or even collectible wristwatches, or an eclectic mix of collectible watches & clocks.

You will need to do your research about the collectibles that you are interested in, and purchasing guides meant for collectors is a good start. Guides help you find out market values, for both sale and purchase and also give you information about the different categories and what scams a collector should watch out for. Information will also help you identify pieces that might otherwise appear as junk for most people.

Apart from guides, aspiring collectors should also join collector groups, available both in the real as well as the virtual world. A group of like-minded collectors can provide a lot of information about where to get items, the value of pieces and how to check authenticity.

Where to find collectible Watches and Clocks

Some of the best places to get collectible watches & clocks are online auctions, collectible watch & clock websites or stores and even antique shops. Jewelry stores are also great places for stunning pieces. Flea markets are another option for unique collectible mantle clocks or collectible grandfather clocks.

Maintenance of collectible watches & clocks can be damaging, especially if you do not know anything about the workings of these pieces of machinery. In such cases, going to reputable watch or clock makers is advised, as most pieces are unique and require in-depth knowledge for handling.

Make sure you store your collection of collectible watches & clocks carefully and asking experts about means of storage is the only way to do it right. Be sure to save all papers that you received during purchase of an item as this will increase its value during time of sale. The best way to safeguard yourself against fakes, breakages and undervaluation is to gather as much knowledge about the different kinds of collectible watches & clocks.

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