The Pros and Cons of a Church Wedding

For some couples, getting married in a church is a no-brainer. If faith is an extremely important part of your heritage or your current life, you may not have considered getting married anywhere else. But for others, those of casual faith, little faith, or no faith at all, the issue of wedding venue can be a thorny one. If the bride’s mother has her heart set on a cathedral and the groom’s father wants a quick-and-easy courthouse wedding, what’s a modern couple to do? The simple answer is, “whatever the couple thinks is best.” But it’s worth considering the pros and cons of a church wedding before you make that decision. For this article, we’re setting aside the issue of faith to look just at the practical considerations of a church as a wedding location.

FREE Engraving on Selected Pocket Watches in January

January is the time when many people start to make some serious decisions about wedding details.  Colours, themes, outfits, takeaways, etc. In my experience, many grooms forget about the thank you gifts for their groomsmen. Often they are scrambling at the last minute trying to find personalized items that can be shipped quickly.

Fortunately, I do ship quickly so I am often able to save the day. Unfortunately, saving the day comes with much increased express shipping costs and a much more limited selection of options for watch styles and engraving.

Save yourself grief and money. During the month of January, I am offering free engraving on select watch sets. Free engraving means a significant savings for your wedding budget and less stress for the groom as the big day draws near.

Love Heart Pocket Watch Necklace

with Long Drop Chain

Quartz Movement (Battery Included)
No Winding Required
Antiqued Bronze Tone Case
Push Button Open Case Front
Victorian Hearts & Flowers Front Design
Golden Bronze Hand Stamped Love Heart Charm
Embossed Metal Case Back
White Dial with Black Numerals
Black Hour, Minute, Second Hands

Pendant Chain Drop: 39 cm (15.5 in)
Pocket Watch Diameter: 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
Pocket Watch Thickness:1.5 cm (0.59 in)

The pocket watch on this necklace is full sized and not clocket sized (which is approximately 1 inch around. See dimensions above.

World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells at Auction for $24.4 Million

(CNN) -- The most "complicated" handmade watch in the world has been sold at auction for an historic $24.4 million.
The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece, made by the luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1933 for the prominent banker Henry Graves, was sold at Sotheby's in Switzerland. The sale smashed the world record for the most expensive watch ever sold at auction, which was previously held by the same watch. In 1999, it was sold to Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani of the Qatari royal family, for $11 million. 

The watch was released in 2014 to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the Swiss watch maker. The sale has benefited from the boom in Patek Phillippe auction values over the last 15 years. The term "complication" is a technical one, and refers to any aspect of a watch that offers a function that is not simply telling the time. 

The timepiece -- which has been called "the most important watch in the world," "one of the wonders of the world," and "the collector's holy grail" -- boasts 24 such complications. These include grande and petite sonnerie (chimes), which emulate the bells of Westminster; a record of the phases and age of the moon; sunrise and sunset indications; a "perpetual calendar" that makes automatic adjustments for month and year; and a celestial map of the New York sky.

Find a wide selection of more affordable pocket watches in my Etsy store

Fun Affordable Black Quartz Pocket Watch for Christmas

This glossy black quartz pocket watch is a PocketWatchPurveyor destash clearance item priced just right for Christmas gift giving.

Available with or without engraving. The engraved option includes two initials of your choice.

The hand rubbed case finish is glossy with a slightly mottled, rustic appearance reminiscent of an antiqued mirror or gasoline on water. The hand cast metal alloy case means the finish of each watch is ever so slightly different and never perfectly smooth.As this is a clearance item, some cases may have slight irregularities such as swirls, light scratches or paint imperfections which add to the watches overall look.

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Pocket Watch: Christmas Gift for Him

A handsome mens pocket watch is the perfect topper for your holiday shopping list. This gunmetal black mechanical watch is a great choice. Classic styling with an open skeleton movement that allows you to see the mechanical watch movement in action. The pocket watch requires hand winding and means no battery is ever required making it an eco friendly choice.

The polished filigree case can look silver, gray or black depending on the light and what it is being held against which makes it a unique and versatile choice. You can see more here:

You can see more Christmas pocket watches, as well as a large selection of groomsmen pocket watch sets for weddings, in my Etsy store .

Pocket Watch of the Week

Christmas is fast approaching and a pocket watch makes a wonderful gift for someone special. This silver toned, blue dial mechanical pocket watch makes an excellent gift the receiver will treasure. This pocket watch can be personalized with an engraved initial monogram or a special date or phrase. It comes boxes with a black velvet storage bag and includes a matching silver tone pocket chain.

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