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#TimepieceTuesday Alpina & Tissot

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#TimepieceTuesday

Every Tuesday we will give you a taster of what S.T Hopper has to offer in the world of watches! 

 

As seen on our Facebook & Twitter This week we have a double whammy of watches! First up is a reminder of our watch donation to Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby. We, together in partnership with Alpina watches are supporting the restoration of “Just Jane” the World War Two Lancaster Bomber. It is hoped that with more funding it could be in the air within three years. This would make it only the third flight worthy Lancaster in the world!

The watch being donated is an Alpina Heritage Pilot, an original 1920’s design, re-issued recently in a Limited Edition of 1883 pieces. It has a manually wound movement and a hinged, pocket watch style case back to allow the movement to be viewed.

The auctioning of this Limited Edition timepiece is happening on the 22.9.18 (Lot 6) at GoldingYoung & Mawer auctions. Every penny counts! For more info on this please click HERE

 

The second watch treat of the day is this very nice looking steel Tissot PR100 Chronograph on a striking black & red leather strap. All this Swiss made goodness should be RRP £245.00 but we have at a very special price of £195.00 wow! But hurry, normal rules apply, once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Tissot  SKU 47954

Please contact us if interested in any products you see in our #TimepieceTuesday posts

Hoppers Boston Donates Alpina Watch To Lincs Aviation Heritage Centre

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We at S.T Hopper Jewellers of Boston, in partnership with Alpina watches are supporting the restoration of “Just Jane” the World War Two Lancaster Bomber based at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby. It is hoped that with more funding it could be in the air within three years. This would make it only the third flight worthy Lancaster in the world! There is one at Coningsby, one in Canada and this example at East Kirkby. I find it amazing that this is happening so close to home.

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With more funding ‘Just Jane’ could be in the air within three years

On Thursday 29th September 2016 at 3pm, James Hopper -Director, presented the Centre with an Alpina Pilots Watch valued at £1530. It is hoped that the Centre will be able to raffle or auction the watch to raise funds towards the upkeep of the iconic aircraft.

S.T Hopper are the exclusive agent for Alpina watches in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Alpina Watches were established in 1883 in Switzerland and began supplying aviators with Pilots Watches in the 1920’s. In addition, the brand has also been trusted by explorers and various military forces to supply their timekeeping needs throughout their history. The brand is currently manufactured on the outskirts of Geneva.

The watch being donated is an Alpina Heritage Pilot, an original 1920’s design, re-issued recently in a Limited Edition of 1883 pieces. It has a manually wound movement and a hinged, pocket watch style case back to allow the movement to be viewed.

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The Limited Edition of 1883 pieces Alpina Heritage Pilots Watch

The auctioning of this Limited Edition timepiece is happening on the 22.9.18 (Lot 6) at GoldingYoung & Mawer auctions. For more info on this please click HERE

In the photograph below you can see James Hopper and Andrew Panton with the Alpina Heritage Pilot watch.

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James Hopper (left) presenting Andrew Panton with the Alpina Heritage Pilot watch

The centre were kind enough to let us look around ‘Just Jane’ which was a childhood dream come true! Looking around this amazing flying machine gave us a small glimpse of how brave the young airmen were during World War Two with the average life expectancy of only four missions.

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The cockpit to ‘Just Jane’ is amazing. It takes you back in time

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A side view from the cockpit

The auctioning of this Limited Edition timepiece is happening on the 22.9.18 (Lot 6) at GoldingYoung & Mawer auctions. For more info on this please click HERE

For the list of other exciting Lots at the same auction please click HERE

Polish and Clean Service

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Polish and Clean Service

We offer an in house polish and clean service to steel, silver, gold and platinum jewellery for next day completion, in some cases it can be done the same day*

We also offer a polish, clean and rhodium plating service to white gold jewellery, again all done in our very own workshop and to a high quality standard.

One of our regular customers kindly let us show a before and after photo of their favourite Andrew Geoghegan Platinum, Diamond Reveal ring. The ring came in looking a little scuffed and so we gave the ring a full polish and clean, returning it back to its normal, stunning, dazzling self.

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BEFORE AND AFTER bringing your jewellery back to life with our in house polish and clean service

Please call in next time you visit Boston and give your jewellery a little treat. We can also polish (& re-matt where necessary) watch cases and bracelets too.

*Please contact us on (01205) 362087 to see if possible for same day service

Ear Piercing By The Experts

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No appointment needed!

We have been piercing ears in Boston for well over 50 years now, our ear piercers are trained using the latest equipment, to offer a fast and convenient, mess-free ear piercing service, with minimal risk of infection. Our modern piercing guns use disposable parts made from sterilised medical grade plastic, to avoid the introduction of bacteria into the lobe.

All piercings are done discreetly in the back showroom of our shop as shown here with Kasey Slater

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BEFORE: Kasey all ready for her ears to be pierced with Mother Karen Slater on hand to take a photo!

We offer a vast selection of stud earrings to choose from. This includes Sterling Silver and 9ct Gold stud earrings. Ear piercing starts as little as £14.95 for a pair of gold plated studs, this includes the piercing too. After care solution is available upon request for a small additional charge.

Single piercing is available too and starts as little as £8.50

Within a few minutes Kasey is the proud owner of her first gold stud earrings! You could be next!

Call in today* and see for yourself how quick, safe and easy our ear piercing service is

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AFTER: Kasey with her new stud earrings. She is one happy lady!

*You do not have to make an appointment, we have a lady and gentleman who both do ear piercing, at least one of whom is usually available daily but please contact us first (01205 362087) before making a special journey in case they are on holiday, day off or illness.

*Please also note we, S.T Hopper Ltd, pierce ears from the age of 6

Come On England!

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We thought for fun that we would show our support for England in the World Cup by giving away these very patriotic cufflinks! By visiting our Facebook page and liking and sharing the post you could be in with a chance of winning these St. George Cross cufflinks. Don’t wear cufflinks? they would make a lovely gift for that special person who does! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

LIKE our Facebook page, where you can keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the jewellery world, LIKE & SHARE the competition post or if you prefer TAG a friend in the post who you think may love these cufflinks! It’s as easy as that. Someone WILL win this stunning, patriotic cufflinks on 11.07.18 #BeInItToWinIt

Click HERE to enter and good luck!

*One of Team Hopper is going to choose a lucky winner at random

*Competition is open to all who can collect the prize from our shop in Boston, no posting of this prize is available. A local prize for local people! You are just a few clicks away from being in with a chance of winning!

*Only one prize, one winner and cannot be swapped or returned for anything else, but why would you?!

*If we do not have a response from the winner within 48 hours of announcement we will carry on with the give-away and choose a new winner. Somebody WILL always win our fabulous prizes.

*Winner has 7 days from response to pick up the prize or, as above, we will carry on with the give-away and choose a new winner.

*Please note this competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

#WowWednesday Happy Diamond

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#WowWednesday

For all things WOW, look no further…💍

In case you haven’t joined our Facebook or Twitter pages you may miss out on all sorts of stunning items in the jewellery world. If you love beautiful pieces of jewellery you’ll love our weekly feature called #WowWednesday

Look at this pre-owned Bobby Dazzler! An 18ct White Gold, Marquise shaped diamond cluster ring. This style of ring is known as a ‘Happy Diamond’ thanks to the central free floating diamond which moves to the beat of the wearer whilst being encased in a crystal chamber….yes I know…wow! 😍

 

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#WowWednesday Bell & Ross Hydromax

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#WowWednesday

For all things WOW, look no further…💍

In case you haven’t joined our Facebook or Twitter pages you may miss out on all sorts of stunning items that you’ll find in the jewellery world. If you love watches you’ll love this weeks #WowWednesday This weeks stunning timepiece is a highly unusual, rare, surprisingly slim, professional deep sea divers watch from Bell & Ross which is filled with special oil called Hydroil. It’s hard to believe this watch is completely filled with this special fluid, even the movement and dial! There’s only a couple of types of special Swiss movements that can work once submersed in this liquid. Because of this, the watch can withstand huge pressures and will allow the wearer to maintain perfect performance 11,100 meters under water! this depth is the deepest known ocean depth (or another way of putting it, over 6 miles down) wow! Not that anyone will be doing that depth anytime soon but it’s good to know you’re in safe hands with such a super tough, understated special watch which just happens to be for sale here at Hoppers Headquarters!

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Fathers Day #TimepieceTuesday

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#TimepieceTuesday

On Tuesday we will give you a taster of what S.T Hopper has to offer in the world of watches! 

 

As seen on our Facebook & Twitter pages, this weeks #TimepieceTuesday is a reminder to not forget Fathers Day this Sunday! Treat Dad to a very special gift such as a quality timepiece. These two Michel Herbelin watches are new models from their popular Newport range and have just landed at Hoppers Headquarters!

 

NEWPORT

Sporty elegance with charisma and maritime design are the unmistakable trademark of the timepieces from the successful “Newport” collection, which has been the face of the brand for more than 30 years.

RRP £440.00 on each Newport model shown. Please contact us or pop into the shop to check on availability.

Tour De France Watch In Stock!

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Tissot Tour De France Watch Now In Stock!

 

SKU Number 55460

 

This eye catching Tissot watch has just arrived here in Boston. The official Tour De France Chronograph watch…Be quick, we only have the one! RRP £380

This sporty watch features many design details inspired by cycling and takes its colours from the Tour de France. This special edition is a must-have for every Tour de France and cycling fan.
The watch is inspired by details from the design of a bicycle and the champion’s yellow jersey. The caseback has been engraved with the Tour de France logo and gives an added touch of exclusivity.

RRP £380.00 Please contact us for availability

TECHNICAL SPECS

Reference T1114173744100
Origin Swiss made
Warranty 2 Years of Warranty
Collection Special Collections
Gender GENT
Case shape ROUND
Water resistance Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)
Case Material 316L stainless steel case with grey and black PVD coating with carbon composite
Length 44.5
Width 44.5
Lugs 18
Thickness 11.4
Case options Aluminium bezel, Engraved case back
Weight (g) 92
Crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Dial color bronze
Indexes index
Movement Swiss quartz
Model ETA G10.212
Caliber 13 1/4”’
Diameter (mm) 29,8
Jewels 4
Battery battery type Renata 394
Energy Quartz
Dial HMsSD
Functions 30-minutes and 1/10 of a second counters, central 60-seconds chronograph hand, ADD and SPLIT functions
Strap reference T603040819
Strap details Silicone
Strap Front Synthetic
Strap back Synthetic
Strap color Black, Yellow
Buckle standard buckle
  • Quartz
  • Sapphire Glass
  • Water Resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m / 330 ft)
  • Carbon composite
  • 316L Stainless steel with PVD coating

 

Facebook Competition!

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Facebook Competition!

Firstly I have to apologise for the lack of updates lately, it’s been so busy here at Hoppers Headquarters that I haven’t been able to do anything on social media. The good news is that in returning, we have a new Facebook competition! This week we have a beautiful ladies Michel Herbelin bangle watch to give away.

Michel Herbelin, founded in 1947, carries on the finest watchmaking traditions, allying the latest technology with skills honed over the generations. Every Michel Herbelin creation is a unique piece featuring the very best Swiss movements and the painstaking work of their master craftsmen.

Michel Herbelin has become the leader in France in its market segment. One in four watches sold in the same price bracket is a Michel Herbelin. Michel Herbelin is an international brand. Two thirds of production is sold in approximately 50 countries worldwide. We are proud to be the official stockist of Michel Herbelin here in Boston.

This model is known as the Salambo has the RRP of £355.00. This could be yours for free! simply by doing the following…

LIKE our page, where you can keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the jewellery world, LIKE & SHARE the competition post or if you prefer TAG a friend in the post who you think may love this watch! It’s as easy as that. Someone WILL win this stunning watch on 16.06.18 #BeInItToWinIt

 

Click HERE to enter and good luck!

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*One of Team Hopper will choose a lucky winner at random

*Competition is open to all who can collect the prize from our shop in Boston, no posting of this prize is available. You are just a few clicks away from being in with a chance of winning!

*Only one prize, one winner and cannot be swapped or returned for anything else, but why would you?!

*If we do not have a response from the winner within 48 hours of announcement we will carry on with the give-away and choose a new winner. Somebody WILL always win our fabulous prizes.

*Winner has 7 days from response to pick up the prize or, as above, we will carry on with the give-away and choose a new winner.

*Please note this competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

 

#WowWednesday Birthstone for May is…

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#WowWednesday

For all things WOW, look no further…💍

 

In case you haven’t joined our Facebook or Twitter pages you may miss out on all sorts of stunning items in the jewellery world. If you love beautiful pieces of jewellery you’ll love our weekly feature called #WowWednesday this is where we feature random pieces of jewellery that you will find here at S T Hopper. The Birthstone for May is Emerald, falling perfectly during mid spring, Emerald is the perfect stone to symbolise this blossoming time of year with its beautiful, deep green garden like colour.  So this weeks chosen colourful wonder are these beautiful pair of 18ct White Gold, Emerald & Diamond stud earrings. A real eye catcher for any time of the year  😍

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The Hoppers Secret Service

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The Hoppers Secret Service

It sounds like something straight out of a James Bond movie, a top secret operation in a little town called Boston. With the outbreak of World War 2, life changed dramatically and life in Boston was no different to any where else in the country. Food, fuel and money were in short supply as were high end Swiss watches and diamond rings! Retailers of luxury goods were forced to diversify and help in the war effort. Life had changed.

Stanley T Hopper was an accomplished watch and clockmaker and his skills were soon put to better use by the war office in London. He was trained to make and repair aircraft instruments, now in huge demand to feed the ever growing need of the RAF.

It wasn’t long before Stanley Hopper’s entrepreneurial streak came to the forefront. He quickly realised that he could do this work from his own jewellery workshop in Strait Bargate and by doing so being closer to his family, friends and business that was currently being run by his wife Gwen in his absence. Demand grew and grew so Stanley secretly opened up more workshop space above the shops in Strait Bargate, secretly training and employing up to 30 ladies to make, repair and set up aircraft instruments that would eventually see our pilots emerge triumphant in the skies over Europe.

For good reason this work went unnoticed by the townsfolk of Boston, had this small scale parts factory become common knowledge it could well have been a target and the face of the town centre could have looked very different today.

The picture below shows the reunion of Stanley and Gwen with a number of the ladies taken in 1973 who were instrumental in the production of the equipment that would be used by the RAF bombers and fighters of The Second World War.

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Stanley & Gwen with most of the ‘Secret Service’ ladies

 A very interesting article that was published in the Boston Standard on Friday 5 October 1973 regarding Boston’s very own secret service it reads…
They worked together in war-time Boston and on Saturday, almost 30 years later the
ladies in our picture were able to reminisce about the days when they were part of the “war effort.”
Not many Bostonians knew of the vital work which went on in a room above Hoppers the jewellers, then in Strait Bargate
from 1942 until the end of the war. The women, then young housewives, were engaged in the assembly of
electrical measuring instruments, voltmeters and ammeters. All of them, previously dress makers and hairdressers, were
specifically chosen for this delicate work because of their nimble fingers. Their boss was Mr Stanley
Hopper, who had elected to take training in this work so that he in turn could teach others  It was Mrs Madge Sentance of Willington Road, Kirton, who hit on the idea of a reunion, she and
Mrs Alma Taylor, of Fosdyke set about locating the other 14 girls they had worked with. Because some
of them have moved away from the area, only 10 were able to be present at the “get together” at
The Black Bull in Kirton and for a meal at the White Hart, Boston. Mr and Mrs Hopper were there
to meet them. “It was marvellous” said Mrs Sentance “and we all recognised each other immediately. Of course
we have children now, and some are grandmothers” The only thing which marred the occasion was
the absence, through illness of Mr Len Slingsby, the gunsmith, and the man who worked alongside
them testing the finished instruments. Those pictured with Mr Stanley Hopper are, Olive
Franks, Ralphs Lane, Wyberton. Joy Smalley, Fydell Crescent, Boston. Bertha Driver, Rosebery Avenue, Boston.
Alma Taylor, Fosdyke. Mary Higgins, Washingborough. Kitty Fox, Lincoln. Margaret Little, London. “Toots” Gresham, Old Leake. Eileen Hockerston, Derby and Madge Sentance, Kirton.

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The original paper clipping from The Boston Standard dated 5th October 1973

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