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Watches Collection

"Timeless Elegance: A Glimpse into the World of Watches" Step back in time to 1931, when Rolex first captured hearts with their exquisite wrist watches

Background imageWatches Collection: Rolex precision watches 1937

Rolex precision watches 1937
A selection of womens wristwatches for Rolex, Oyster watch that is waterproof, dustproof, anti magnetic and unbreakable glass. Products for Army & Navy catalogue. Date: 1937

Background imageWatches Collection: Rolex wrist watch advertisement, 1931

Rolex wrist watch advertisement, 1931
Advertisement for iconic watch brand Rolex, the worlds most accurate wrist watch. Date: 1931

Background imageWatches Collection: Rolex wrist watches advertisement

Rolex wrist watches advertisement

Background imageWatches Collection: Moses / Millais / Hands Up

Moses / Millais / Hands Up
MOSES Hebrew prophet and lawgiver watches the Israelites defeat the Amalekites, his arms held up by Aaron and Hur to ensure success

Background imageWatches Collection: Paris Gargoyle

Paris Gargoyle
Black Peter the stone gargoyle of Notre Dame is 250ft above the ground. All Parisienne children know he watches out for naughty children

Background imageWatches Collection: English Prizefighters

English Prizefighters
A pair of bruisers slug it out with their bare fists while a genteel crowd watches the action

Background imageWatches Collection: Advert for The Rolex Oyster waterproof wrist watch 1930

Advert for The Rolex Oyster waterproof wrist watch 1930
Jabez Wolffe timing Miss Micky West for forth-coming attempt on Channel records. The most accurate wrist watch in the World made waterproof. Date: 1930

Background imageWatches Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1934

Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1934
Ermeto Movado watches a new model at a new price. Built for a life-times service, they have strong outer cases ensuring double glass breakage. Date: 1934

Background imageWatches Collection: Napoleon and Spyglass

Napoleon and Spyglass
Mounted on his horse Marengo, He watches the progress of a battle with the aid of a spy- glass

Background imageWatches Collection: Sir Isaac Newton -

Sir Isaac Newton -
SIR ISaC NEWTON - watches the apples dropping in his Lincolnshire garden - and wonders why they fall ? Date: 1642-1727

Background imageWatches Collection: Flood at Johnstown / USA

Flood at Johnstown / USA
A mother watches helplessly as her husband and young duaghter are swept away by the raging waters of a flood that hit Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Background imageWatches Collection: Jungle Book. Mowgli. Baloo

Jungle Book. Mowgli. Baloo
Baloo the bear, with Mowgli seated on his back, runs with wolves whilst Shere Khan the tiger watches in the background

Background imageWatches Collection: Little Mermaid / Ak / Col Pc

Little Mermaid / Ak / Col Pc
The little mermaid sits and watches the swans being fed

Background imageWatches Collection: Mowgli & Wolves. Jungle

Mowgli & Wolves. Jungle
Shere Khan the tiger watches Mowgli with his wolf family

Background imageWatches Collection: Napoleon at Moscow

Napoleon at Moscow
He watches Moscow burn

Background imageWatches Collection: Mariner, Watersnakes

Mariner, Watersnakes
The Mariner, the dead albatross slung round his neck, watches the sea snakes and blesses them as living things in his desolate world

Background imageWatches Collection: Advertisement for John Eaton, Goldsmith and Jeweller, 53 Snig Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, 1907

Advertisement for John Eaton, Goldsmith and Jeweller, 53 Snig Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, 1907
From an original at Sheffield City Libraries: y13089

Background imageWatches Collection: Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929

Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929
A selection of pocket watches that register the minutes, seconds and fifth of seconds and a golfers pocket watch that has pure white metal case and also ladies wristwatches with lever moverment

Background imageWatches Collection: Glasgow Rangers players (left to right) Stuart McCall, Ally MCoist, Andy Goram

Glasgow Rangers players (left to right) Stuart McCall, Ally MCoist, Andy Goram, Richard Gough and Ian Durrant (centre) went along to Lain Jewellers in Glasgow to seal a sponsorship deal with Ebel

Background imageWatches Collection: Emperor Nero watches Rome burn, whilst playing his Lyre

Emperor Nero watches Rome burn, whilst playing his Lyre
Roman Emperor Nero watches Rome burn from the Tower of Maecenas on the Esquiline Hill, whilst singing and playing the lyre. Painting by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916). Polish Artist Date: 64 AD

Background imageWatches Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb fine jewellery 1934

Advert for Mappin & Webb fine jewellery 1934
Fine jewellery by Mappin & Webb, showing diamond cluster rings, brooches, earrings, watches, cufflinks and charms. Date: 1934

Background imageWatches Collection: Gulliver / Lilliput / Sport

Gulliver / Lilliput / Sport
Gulliver watches the sports of the courtiers

Background imageWatches Collection: German Guardian Angel

German Guardian Angel
A guardian angel watches over a small child as it gathers flowers in the German countryside on a fine summers day

Background imageWatches Collection: Shy Girl & Shy Robin 19C

Shy Girl & Shy Robin 19C
A shy little girl watches a shy little robin on the window sill

Background imageWatches Collection: Offenbach Hoffmann

Offenbach Hoffmann
(The Tales of Hoffmann) The closing scene of the Venetian episode : Hoffmann watches as Guilietta goes off with another lover

Background imageWatches Collection: Concepts / Angels

Concepts / Angels
A Guardian Angel watches over a child as she crosses a dangerous bridge

Background imageWatches Collection: LONDON / HYDE PARK 1892

LONDON / HYDE PARK 1892
A nanny watches children play by the Serpentine, Kensington Gardens. Date: 1892

Background imageWatches Collection: Advert for Asprey mens leather wrist watches 1938

Advert for Asprey mens leather wrist watches 1938
Aspreys stock of mens watches is representative of finest work of the recognised leaders in the craft of watchmaking. Date: 1938

Background imageWatches Collection: Gentlemens pocket watches with lever movement 1929

Gentlemens pocket watches with lever movement 1929
Selection of gold gentlemens pocket watches, products for Harrods catalogue jewellery department. Date: 1929

Background imageWatches Collection: Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933

Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933
Tyme, the best pocket watch made. Small and compact, yet absolutely protected against all causes of trouble. Can be carried in any pocket or hand-bag with other articles. Date: 1933

Background imageWatches Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1933

Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1933
Ermeto Movado watches are the last word in efficiency. The movements are doubly protected against dust, damp, and breakage by an inner and outer case

Background imageWatches Collection: Young lady watching the couples dancing at a Grand Ball

Young lady watching the couples dancing at a Grand Ball
Young lady smiles as she watches couples dancing at a Grand Ball from behind a large fan. Date: 1923

Background imageWatches Collection: Expanding gold bracelet wristwatches 1929

Expanding gold bracelet wristwatches 1929
Ladies gold expanding bracelet wristwatches, lever movement, with square and rectangle faces, products for Harrods catalogue jewellery department. Date: 1929

Background imageWatches Collection: Advert for Bensons luminous wrist watch 1915

Advert for Bensons luminous wrist watch 1915
Bensons active service wristlet watch, fully luminous figures and hands and self closing cover. Date: 1915

Background imageWatches Collection: Old Man Watching Cricket

Old Man Watching Cricket
An old man in a flat cap stands and watches a cricket match being played on Giggs Hill Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageWatches Collection: Two Horses in the stable with puppies

Two Horses in the stable with puppies
Two Horses (one black, one white) peer over the edge of their stable dividing wall at two small puppies (Terriers?) sitting on a blanket on the lower bench. Date: 1910s

Background imageWatches Collection: Asprey Christmas presents, 1926

Asprey Christmas presents, 1926
Colour advertisement for Asprey of Bond Street displaying a wide variety of Christmas present ideas, including an attache case, a shagreen cigarette box, leather handbag, crocodile handbag pochette

Background imageWatches Collection: Boy Scrumping Apples

Boy Scrumping Apples
A little boy climbs a fence in order to steal some enticing- looking apples: a little dog watches approvingly

Background imageWatches Collection: Oyster Stall, England

Oyster Stall, England
A bowler-hatted oyster seller watches while a workman, with his cap on the side of his head, helps himself to Cleethorpes oysters : probably in Lancashire

Background imageWatches Collection: Roman Soldier on Guard

Roman Soldier on Guard
A Roman soldier, on guard duty on a cold winters day, watches as festive fare is carried to the banqueting hall

Background imageWatches Collection: Beach Scene 1912

Beach Scene 1912
A little boy and girl play with their spades on the beach, while their mother, looking rather cold, holds their coats and watches over them

Background imageWatches Collection: Napoleon and Shark

Napoleon and Shark
On board the Northumberland, travelling to Saint Helena, he watches with interest when a shark is captured

Background imageWatches Collection: Life on a barge, Henley-on-Thames

Life on a barge, Henley-on-Thames - early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageWatches Collection: Baking Tea-Bread

Baking Tea-Bread
A young boy sits at the kitchen table and watches his mother baking tea-bread. Date: 1940s

Background imageWatches Collection: Racehorse Training 1909

Racehorse Training 1909
A trainer watches one of his jockeys ride a horse around the turf. Date: 1909

Background imageWatches Collection: Paris Ecaillere 18C

Paris Ecaillere 18C
A Frenchman treats himself to an oyster on the streets of Paris while the ecaillere watches to see whether he approves it

Background imageWatches Collection: Baptism Jesus / Royaumont

Baptism Jesus / Royaumont
Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist in the river Jordan : the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, watches overhead

Background imageWatches Collection: Baby Weighed by Nurse

Baby Weighed by Nurse
A nurse weighs a small baby while its mother watches



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"Timeless Elegance: A Glimpse into the World of Watches" Step back in time to 1931, when Rolex first captured hearts with their exquisite wrist watches. The iconic Rolex precision watches of 1937 set a new standard for accuracy and craftsmanship. In the enchanting painting "Moses, " Millais showcases a man wearing a Rolex wrist watch, symbolizing strength and sophistication. With hands up high, this timepiece becomes an emblem of power and style. Advertisements from that era highlighted the exceptional features of Rolex watches. The English Prizefighters proudly displayed their reliable companions on their wrists, while the Paris Gargoyle stood tall as a guardian of elegance. The advert for the revolutionary Rolex Oyster waterproof wrist watch in 1930 showcased its durability even during challenging times like the devastating flood at Johnstown, USA. This remarkable timepiece proved its resilience amidst chaos. Not only did pocket watches make a statement in fashion, but they also held historical significance. Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch from 1934 was an epitome of class and sophistication - an accessory fit for Sir Isaac Newton himself. From mythical creatures to great leaders, these captivating stories intertwine with horology. The Little Mermaid gracefully adorns her wrist with Ak/Col Pc's masterpiece - a testament to timeless beauty. Napoleon relied on his trusty spyglass to conquer nations; similarly, he trusted his faithful timepiece by his side. They have always been more than just tools; they are symbols representing our connection to history and our desire for precision and elegance.