Vintage wrist or pocket watches hold a special place in
any collection. They stand out not only as objects of historic interest, but
hold a real fascination for everyone. They truly were the most advanced and
complicated items of equipment ever to be personal issue to any soldier. Worn
in battle, we can only wonder what stories they could tell, as we discreetly
(or even overtly) wear them today, paying tribute to the original heroes that
strapped them to their wrist. As such, military watches do make a terrific
personal possession and with a modicum of care, will certainly become future
heirlooms for generations to cherish.
So, who am I that I should want to promote these technical
marvels of military ingenuity? Perhaps you've seen my moniker, "ZMW," on
various online auction sites? Or, perhaps we've already chatted cordially about
clocks, watches or firearms?
wouldn't be at all surprised if this was so, as I've been moving around these
collecting circles, pursuing my passions for decades. Primarily, this has been
in the area of researching and acquiring original military timepieces. Like
many a collector on a budget, I've also been compelled to sell some of my
surplus pieces along the way.
With an international reputation for advancing the field
of military horology, my earlier work included the publication of the book, "A
Concise Guide to Military Timepieces," which identified the markings and usage
of many specialised watches. To date my work has been utilised by museums,
auction houses and even the TV industry. So, if you are serious about military
watches and consider buying an item from me, you will find that I have a good
reputation amongst like-minded military aficionados worldwide.
Just as with any collecting devotee, I have experienced
the sheer frustration that is ever present in the search for good pieces. So,
in an effort not only to promote interest in this underrepresented field, but
to make your collecting more enjoyable, I will always treat fellows courteously
and with honesty. That's why, whether you wish to purchase a single item as a
mere curiosity or gift, or, if you are buying for an established collection,
you will find the same level of amenity from me. I also intend to add snippets
of information to listings along the way, to enlighten enthusiasts to new
information and thoughts on the subject. Certainly, much more has been learnt
since the publication of, "Military Timepieces."
In the past, I do believe that one big factor that may
have prevented buyers from purchasing any second hand watch, may simply be down
to an inherent concern regarding the upkeep of any mechanical artefact. Well,
that's why I have taken the step to offer a "Premium Service" facility, which
will give buyers genuine peace of mind when acquiring a special vintage
timepiece. Put simply, the facility now exists to take care of your precious
heirloom. To learn more about the Premium Service,
click here. Enjoy your browsing and if you need more help, give me a call.
Ziggy M. Wesolowski