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Patek Philippe Good Silver 55mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe
Ultra Rare 55mm Silver Deck & Pocket Watch
+ C$140 for shipping
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Good Yellow gold Manual winding
Patek Philippe
Waltham Railroad 18K Yellow Gold Manual-Wind Movement Pocket Watch
+ C$112 for shipping
Good 59mm Manual winding Canada, Surrey
English Fusee Centre Seconds Chronograph
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Elgin H. H. Taylor Unworn Yellow gold 55mm Manual winding
14K Multicolor Hunting Case Model H. H. Taylor
+ C$283 for shipping
Patek Philippe 119207 Good Rose gold 44mm Manual winding Canada, Kingsville
Patek Philippe
Pocket Watch
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Very good Rose gold 55mm Manual winding
Miscellaneous Haas Enamel Minute Repeater
+ C$141 for shipping
Patek Philippe Gondolo Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo 56mm Very good Rose gold 56mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Gondolo
Chronometro Gondolo 56mm 22 Lignes Pocket Watch 18K Rose Gold
+ C$212 for shipping
Patek Philippe Very good Silver Manual winding
Patek Philippe
Hunter case bassine style silver Extract
+ C$182 for shipping
Patek Philippe Vintage 600/2 Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
Patek Philippe Vintage
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
A. Lange & Söhne Good Silver 53mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne
Ultra-Rare 53mm Silver Case Niello Finish
+ C$140 for shipping
Cartier Panthère Very good Yellow gold 22mm Automatic
Cartier Panthère
MOP Diamond Dial Ladies Watch Box Papers
Free shipping
Omega Fair 47mm Manual winding
1899 Omega Pocket Watch with a Nickle Case ( 11938)
+ C$106 for shipping
Elgin Grade 162 (RARE) Unworn White gold 50mm Manual winding
Grade 162 Three Finger Bridge (RARE)
+ C$283 for shipping
3367 Good Yellow gold 55.4mm
E. Howard & Co. 1883 E. Howard & Co. Antique 18 Size Pocket Watch - Fancy Di
+ C$112 for shipping
Tiffany Very good Yellow gold 53mm Manual winding
& Co. Split Seconds
+ C$141 for shipping
Good Rose gold 51mm Manual winding
B. Poitevin Fab. (Paris) OF Minute Repeater Pocket Watch w/Jewels to Hammers & Wolf Teeth Winding 18K Solid Gold
+ C$212 for shipping
Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
Tiffany & Co Antique 18K Minute Repeater Chronograph Pocket watch
+ C$140 for shipping
Elgin 74165 Very good 20mm Manual winding
18k Gold Antique Pocket Watch (74165)
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Patek Philippe Very good Yellow gold 50mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe
Poket Watch made for Swope & Nhef Indiana USA
+ C$211 for shipping
Elgin B. W Very good Yellow gold 51mm Manual winding
B. W. Raymond Men's Watch in 14KT Yellow Gold
+ C$112 for shipping
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Omega First Watch on the Moon Chronograph Good Steel Manual winding
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
Omega First Watch on the Moon Chronograph
+ C$112 for shipping
Good 50mm Manual winding
Edward F Ashley 03057
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Breguet Very good Yellow gold 50mm Manual winding
pocket watch vintage authentic gold 18k
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tiffany 18362 Very good Yellow gold 36.53mm Manual winding
Manual winding pocket watch
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Breguet Very good Gold/Steel 50mm Manual winding
pocket watch vintage authentic gold
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Good Rose gold 59mm Manual winding
Le Phare (Maybe) Quarter Repeater Chronograph pocket watch
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Audemars Piguet Good Manual winding
Audemars Piguet
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Michele Deco Very good Steel 33mm Quartz
Michele Deco
chronograph mop dial
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Elgin 2433023 Good Gold/Steel 52mm Manual winding
pocket watch hunter case
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Hamilton Tag #7720 Very good Manual winding
Excl. shipping
Private Seller

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Illinois Good Steel 50mm Manual winding
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Elgin 5 open face gold Unworn Yellow gold 18mm Manual winding
500187 model 5 from 1894
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Very good Yellow gold 52.5mmmm Manual winding
Le Phare (Swiss) Minute Repeater Chronograph w 30min Register Top Grade Pocket Watch 18K Solid Gold
+ C$212 for shipping
7055SH Very good Yellow gold 54mm
E. Hoeard & Co 1870's Antique 18 Size N Pocket Watch with Exceptional Fancy Dial - 14K Gold
+ C$112 for shipping
Very good Yellow gold 52mm Manual winding
Miscellaneous CH Meylan Minute Repeater
+ C$141 for shipping
Elgin Elgin 16 Size Multicolor Gold Very good Yellow gold 50mm Manual winding
Multicolor 14K Hunting Case Gold w Diamond
+ C$283 for shipping
Vacheron Constantin Very good Yellow gold 50mm Manual winding
Vacheron Constantin
Poket Watch Engravings and Enamels
+ C$211 for shipping
Good Gold/Steel 85mm Manual winding
London Tischuhr Reiseuhr Carriage Clock Stiluhr selten
+ C$220 for shipping
Very good Rose gold 54mm Manual winding
Nicole Nielsen - Hergestellt für Howell James & Co London Schleppzeiger Chronograph Minuten Repetition 1884 Chronometer Guillaume Unruhe 18k gold
Free shipping
Antique Silver Key Wind Pocket Watch Very good Silver 49mm Manual winding
Antique Silver Savonette Award Pocket Watch was presented by Russian Emperor Nicholas1 Family Porcelain Dial
+ C$112 for shipping
Silver Dollar Coin Watch Very good 38mm Manual winding
Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Watch 1884 Swiss Le Jour 17Jewels Movement....38mm
+ C$137 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Very good Red gold 52mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne
rare Antimagnetic Fist Quality 18K Gold Hunter Case pocket watch
+ C$287 for shipping
7057SH Very good Yellow gold 54.2mm
E. Howard & Co. 1891 Antique 18 Size N Pocket Watch with Exceptional Fancy Dial - 14K Gold
+ C$112 for shipping
Emaille-Uhr Good Silver 21mm Manual winding
Schweiz Genf 1520
+ C$90 for shipping
Series III 18K Hunting Case Unworn Yellow gold 58mm Manual winding
Howard 18K 18/20 Size Key Wind Key Set
+ C$283 for shipping
Very good Rose gold Manual winding
HENRI HUGUENIN Antique 18K HENRI HUGUENIN Minute Repeater Split Second Chronograph Pocket watch
+ C$140 for shipping
Patek Philippe Vintage PATEK PHILIPPE POCKET WATCH Good Yellow gold 53mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Vintage
Rare Vintage Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Hunter-Case Pocket Watch from 1880
Free shipping
Unworn Yellow gold 50mm Manual winding
Julius Assmann Hand Gravierte Prunk Savonette 18k Gold Emaille Qualität 1A 1864 in exzellentem Zustand
Free shipping
Good Silver 50mm Manual winding
Quarter Repeater QuarterRepeater Leroy Paris Ruby Virgule Cylinder Repeater Antique KeyWinding Pocket Watch
+ C$112 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne A. Lange & Söhne Good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
A. Lange & Söhne
+ C$152 for shipping
Good Rose gold 51mm Manual winding
William James Frodsham Red Lion Square early precision pocket watch with duplex escapement and chronometer balance
+ C$287 for shipping
Patek Philippe 8434SH Very good Yellow gold
Patek Philippe
1890's Antique Mens 44mm Pocket Watch - 14K Gold
+ C$112 for shipping
Patek Philippe Very good 46.5mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe
Five Minute Repeating Split Seconds Chronograph Pocket Watch
+ C$112 for shipping
Elgin Grade 156 Hunting Case Unworn Yellow gold 52mm Manual winding
14K (0.585) Grade 156 3 Finger Bridge
+ C$283 for shipping
Very good 60mm Manual winding
Swiss Full Hunter Rose Gold Erotic Pocket Watch
Free shipping
Rockford Size 18s Good 58.7mm Manual winding
Rockford Antique 1888 Pocket Watch Size 18S Grade 93 9 Jewels
+ C$98 for shipping
Very good Yellow gold 54,5mm Manual winding
Ungemarkt Taschenuhr Gr. schwerer Schweizer Ankerchronometer Split Sekunde 1890 Valée de Joux
Free shipping
jump-hour  patented  by A. Kaiser Very good 52mm Manual winding
A. Kaiser Jump Hour Minutes Patented by A. Kaiser Antique1895 Pocket Watch Silverode ScrewDown Back
+ C$112 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Good Red gold 52mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne
1A Chronograph Box Zertifikat
Free shipping
with central seconds Very good Silver 41mm Manual winding
A rare decorative pearl-set enamel pocket watch for the Chinese market
+ C$257 for shipping

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.