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433 Good Steel 53mm Manual winding Finland, imatra
Perfecta very rare vintage with "skip" movement
195
Professional dealer
1777
FI
Union Glashütte Very good Rose gold 54.6mm Manual winding
TOP
Union Glashütte Pocket watch
5 000
Professional dealer
321
ES
Eberhard & Co. Very good Yellow gold 55mm Manual winding
Eberhard & Co. Repeater Sonnerie Chronograph 18K Gold
5 000
Professional dealer
6
IT
Jaeger-LeCoultre Good Rose gold 60mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre 14k gold repeater pocket watch
2 384
Private Seller
 
UK
Patek Philippe Very good Silver 33mm
Patek Philippe A Miniature Silver And Enamel Louis Xv ‘st....
15 730
Professional dealer
25
US
Pocket Watch Very good Yellow gold 55mm Manual winding
Full Hunter Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Calendar Pocket Watch
6 853
Free shipping
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815
UK
A. Lange & Söhne Very good Yellow gold 52mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne 1A Qualität Lepine Zertifikat
7 730
Free shipping
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618
DE
Very good Yellow gold 41mm Manual winding
Taschenuhr Spindel 18kt Gelbgold Handaufzug mit Schlüssel...
3 399
Professional dealer
1904
DE
Very good Yellow gold 55mm Manual winding
Unbekannt 15min Repetition Chronograph Taschenuhr Pocket...
3 350
Professional dealer
451
DE
H.Moser & Cie. 1121818 Very good Yellow gold 51mm Manual winding Finland, Imatra
H.Moser & Cie. 14ct gold antique, in amazing condition
2 950
Professional dealer
1777
FI
Very good Yellow gold 60mm Automatic
Quarter Repeater Chrono Annual Calendar Moon Phase 18K Yellow...
10 050
Professional dealer
48
US
Very good 42mm Manual winding
Courvoisier Orologio d'epoca - in oro basso titolo - perfettam...
2 150
Professional dealer
80
IT
Patek Philippe AMPR-SCI Very good Yellow gold 45mm Manual winding
TOP
Patek Philippe 99368 Remontoir YG 18K, 20 LINES, Original Box...
6 910
Private Seller
 
ES
Good Yellow gold Manual winding
unbekannt MUSEALE PRUNK TASCHENUHR DIAMANTROSEN SAPHIRE 1880...
6 500
Professional dealer
95
DE
Pocket Watch Very good Yellow gold 52mm Manual winding
Vintage Pocket Watch Rare World Time Full Calendar Enamel Dial
11 621
Free shipping
Professional dealer
815
UK
Good Yellow gold 39mm Manual winding
Thos. Russel & Son Liverpool Prunkuhr
1 460
Free shipping
Professional dealer
618
DE
Good Gold/Steel 85mm Manual winding
London Tischuhr Reiseuhr Carriage Clock Stiluhr selten
2 999
Professional dealer
956
DE
Good Rose gold 58mm Manual winding
Repetition Heures & Quartes Chronographe
2 200
Professional dealer
 
IT
Chopard L.U.C 31543 Fair Silver 34mm Manual winding Finland, Imatra
Chopard L.U.C. Louis Ulysse Chopard, 0ver 120 years silver ,...
295
Professional dealer
1777
FI
Anonimo no brand Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
Anonimo Orologio Anonimo Pocket watch gold 18kt rare 1800 cc
1 600
Professional dealer
461
IT
Caius Marius Very good Gold/Steel Manual winding
Empire französische Bronze Pendule
9 999
Professional dealer
281
DE
ligne droite, Very good Yellow gold 50mm approxmm Manual winding
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ANCRE ,ligne droite
1 500
Private Seller
 
FR
Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
unbekannt Große Skelettierte Spindeltaschenuhr 18ct Viertelrep...
14 000
Professional dealer
95
DE
Very good Yellow gold 58mm Manual winding
Unbranded Open Face Musical Quarter Repeater Antique Yellow...
7 449
Free shipping
Professional dealer
815
UK
A. Lange & Söhne Good 50.2mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne 1A Qualität Zertifikat Diamant Rare
7 540
Free shipping
Professional dealer
618
DE
Very good Red gold 33mm
Schweizer Offene-Damentaschenuhr von 1895
2 200
Professional dealer
43
DE
Very good Yellow gold 54mm Manual winding
Chronometer Savonette Taschenuhr Pocketwatch Gold 585
3 600
Professional dealer
53
DE
Vacheron Constantin ref11411 Good Rose gold Manual winding
Vacheron Constantin Jumping hour pocket watch
3 757 780
Private Seller
KR
Very good Silver 57mm Manual winding
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LANGE & SÖHNE - GLASHÜTTE, 1 A Qual. SAVONETTE
4 222
Private Seller
 
DE
IWC 830980 Fair Silver 53.5mm Manual winding Finland, imatra
IWC one of a kind silver model, BIG size , serviced
590
Professional dealer
1777
FI

Antique Watches: A Journey Through History

Antique watches are like windows into a bygone era, especially considering pocket watches make up the majority of these timepieces. Each watch is truly one of a kind, making them interesting for collectors and enthusiasts alike.


5 Reasons to Buy an Antique Watch

  • Most are custom, handmade pieces
  • Gold or silver cases, often heavily decorated
  • Top models with complications like a chronograph or minute repeater
  • A piece of history in your pocket
  • Popular collector's items, including affordable models

Watches from Days Gone By

Antique watches are growing in popularity among watch collectors and enthusiasts. However, there's no set definition of what exactly constitutes an antique watch. The boundary between antique and vintage watches is quite blurred. As a general rule, all timepieces produced before 1940 can be considered antique; anything more recent is vintage.

Most antique watches come from an era when wristwatches were either nonexistent or an extremely niche product. This is why the majority of antique timepieces are pocket watches.

Some of the most refined pieces come from illustrious brands like Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, Breguet, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. For something more affordable, there's also a wide variety of interesting watches from the likes of Junghans, Zenith, and Omega. Regardless of the price and manufacturer, these timepieces all have one thing in common: They serve as time capsules from a bygone era.


How much do antique watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Case/Movement no.
Zenith Pocket Watch 330 USD Silver, 52 mm/19-34-3T
Omega Pocket Watch 390 USD Silver, 50 mm/4901982
H. Moser & Cie. Pocket Watch Conversion 940 USD Silver, 51 mm/584581
A. Lange & Söhne Pocket Watch 3,500 USD Yellow gold, 52 mm/37885
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch 80,500 USD Rose gold, 50 mm/80.117

Affordable Antique Watches

Collecting antique watches is a fantastic hobby. The selection is enormous, and almost every timepiece is truly one of a kind since they were made by hand. Moreover, their affordable prices make antique watches a great starting point for any collection. Pocket watches from small, long-forgotten manufacturers sell for as little as 90 to 210 USD. Most are made of silver and have intricately engraved case backs.

There are also plenty of inexpensive options from more prestigious brands, including Zenith, Longines, and Omega. Their cases are also silver and hand-engraved. Most of these timepieces come from the turn of the century and share the same basic design: a white dial with Breguet numerals, a small seconds at 6 o'clock. and either classic Breguet hands or elaborate Louis XV hands.

Prices for well-maintained pocket watches begin around 280 USD. Models with especially detailed decoration demand about 440 USD.


Highly Coveted Pieces with Hefty Price Tags

Some collectors consider antique watches from storied manufacturers like Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Söhne their personal holy grail. The majority of these timepieces have intricately engraved gold cases. Inside, you'll find in-house calibers, often with chronograph or minute repeater complications. Many come with certificates of authenticity and in their original packaging, which further increases their value. Antique A. Lange & Söhne pocket watches sell for anywhere from 3,300 to 63,000 USD.

Pieces from Patek Philippe cost between 4,900 and 81,000 USD. However, watches with especially elaborate decoration require a much larger investment. For example, they may be encrusted with precious gems or feature an engraved portrait of their former owner. These timepieces are extremely rare and often cost well over 111,000 USD.


Prices for Early Wristwatches

It's quite difficult to find antique wristwatches. You'll have more luck searching for pocket watches that were later mounted on a bracelet or strap. There are modified pieces from nearly every manufacturer. This includes traditional watch companies like Vacheron Constantin and H. Moser & Cie. Depending on the model and its features, prices for these converted pocket watches range from 940 to 3,400 USD.

Nowadays, you'll find some new wristwatches outfitted with movements and dials from antique pocket watches. The result is the best of both worlds: the charm of an antique watch and the comfort of a modern wristwatch. What's more, these semi-antique watches sell for interesting prices. Timepieces with a refurbished Patek Philippe movement can cost as little as 13,500 USD. Watches with calibers from Jaeger-LeCoultre or IWC are even more affordable at 3,300 to 5,600 USD.

When it comes it genuine antique wristwatches, most are women's watches created for luxury stores like Tiffany & Co. You'll find pieces from big names like Cartier and Patek Philippe. These timepieces are rather rare and, therefore, demand prices anywhere from 16,500 to well over 55,000 USD.