Fine Arts: Time to watch out for some horological bargains

Mullen’s of Laurel Park’s upcoming sale is a real Aladdin’s cave for those interested in antique timepieces

4th April, 2021
An erotically illustrated 19th-century pocket-watch

Some time ago, while on tour in the US, an Irish musician came across an 1864 pocket watch in a Gettysburg antiques shop. He was a fan of Westerns, and what appealed to him was the idea that it had been worn by someone living through the American Civil War.

From a single purchase, his collection of watches grew to 100. You can bid for them all at Mullen’s of Laurel Park’s upcoming sale. An Aladdin’s...

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