Watches & Watch accessories

For many years, to be a watch collector was to collect pocket watches from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Today it is more likely to signal an interest in 20th and 21st century wristwatches by well-known brands or specialist makers. Search this category for everything from the finest Swiss gold and enamel chronometers to the battle-worn Rolex of an RAF pilot.


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Previews: £30,000 plus

20 August 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Salt water damaged watch owned by a Titanic victim is to be sold by Dallas auction firm Heritage

15 August 2018

A couple emigrating to the US from Russia in the early 20th century was not exactly headline news, but sadly for university graduates Miriam and Sinai Kantor they became part of one of the biggest stories of the day.

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Dark Lord and Skipperera star in niche market

09 July 2018

As the market develops, some of the ‘secondary’ niche Swiss brands have entered the mainstream collecting arena. The Bonhams (25% buyer’s premium) Fine Watches and Wristwatches sale on June 20 offered a range of 46 Heuers from a single-owner private collection.

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Wristwatch previews: Up to £500

09 July 2018

A selection of wristwatch previews.

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Wristwatch previews: £501 - £2000

09 July 2018

A selection of wristwatch previews.

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Wristwatch previews: £2001 - £5000

09 July 2018

A selection of wristwatch previews.

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Wristwatch previews: £5001 - £30,000

09 July 2018

A selection of wristwatch previews.

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Wristwatch previews: £30,000 plus

09 July 2018

A selection of wristwatch previews.

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Hailwood makes quick return with Dreweatts

09 July 2018

Wristwatch expert Adrian Hailwood has joined Dreweatts as a senior specialist.

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Nelson watch kept the line on time at Trafalgar

02 July 2018

A pocket watch worn by Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar and probably given to him after his triumph at the Battle of the Nile is to be offered at auction next month.

Lord Nelson's 'Battle of Trafalgar' pocket watch

Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar watch among ‘treasures’ to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

26 June 2018

A pocket watch worn by Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar and probably given to him after his triumph at the Battle of the Nile is to be offered at auction next month.

Watchfinder

Online second-hand watch firm snapped up by Swiss luxury goods group

08 June 2018

Online vintage and second-hand watch retailer Watchfinder.co.uk has been bought by Swiss luxury goods firm Richemont.

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Dirty Dozen member is one to watch at auction

04 June 2018

Individually, watches which the War Office commissioned from 12 Swiss makers during the Second World War are not as highly rated as other military watches – but as a set they are a holy grail for British collectors.

Rolex

Original 1960s Rolex Submariner watch clocks up £80,000 at auction

24 May 2018

A rare and original 1960s Rolex Submariner watch, bought new from a jewellery shop in Doncaster for £69 in 1966, sold in a Wiltshire auction for £80,000.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

14 May 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Time to locate your own vintage pocket watch

16 April 2018

Celebrated in the thoroughly modern way with a Google Doodle on April 3 on what would have been his 325th birthday was John Harrison.

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A time of war

16 April 2018

Military issue watches, particular those from the Second World War, are bringing ever stronger prices.

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Watch touched by the hand of Frod

26 March 2018

While many a hopeful vendor has to be told gently that great-great-grandpa’s pocket watch is worth little more than the melt price of the metal, a complication or major name – such as the signature Ch. Frodsham, London to the movement of this example, below – makes all the difference.

ATG letter: Auctioneers should ‘up their game’ on watches

05 March 2018

MADAM – I think the increased interest and associated rise in value of vintage and collectable watches means auction houses really need to up their game both in terms of what they’re selling and how they are describing lots.

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Rolex made famous by Steve McQueen makes house record hammer price at Dudley saleroom Aston's

01 March 2018

A Rolex of the model made famous after being worn by King of Cool Steve McQueen has set a house record at West Midlands saleroom Aston’s Auctioneers.

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