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Patek Philippe Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
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Patek Philippe ATTRIBUTED FRENCH 1880S ART NOUVEAU DIAMOND ZIG...
Rs.383,726
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4.83 (32)
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Urban Jürgensen Good 54mm Manual winding
Urban Jürgensen Sönner Viertel Repetition Quarter Repeater
Rs.849,199
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4.93 (487)
DE
Patek Philippe Chronograph Very good Rose gold 52mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Rare Full Hunter Pocket Watch Split Seconds...
Rs.2,560,062
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4.83 (546)
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Good Yellow gold 39mm Manual winding
1891 Antique Elgin Full Hunter Engraved Case Solid 14K Yellow...
Rs.130,467
+ Rs.3,837 for shipping
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4.83 (103)
US
Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Yellow gold 52mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Retailed By F. Sauter & Co. Havana: A Fine And...
Rs.3,069,807
Estimated price
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Very good Yellow gold 41mm Manual winding
Taschenuhr Spindel 18kt Gelbgold Handaufzug mit Schlüssel...
Rs.277,203
+ Rs.12,998 for shipping
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4.84 (1,343)
DE
Patek Philippe 89578 Very good Rose gold 46mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe 18k Rose Gold Pocket Watch 89578 Very Rare...
Rs.690,323
+ Rs.7,598 for shipping
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4.84 (223)
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 6724 Very good Gold/Steel 26mm Automatic
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady 6724
Rs.255,494
+ Rs.5,120 for shipping
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UK
IWC Very good Yellow gold 53mm Manual winding
IWC Schaffhausen Antimagnetic 14K gold gent's HC pocket watch
Rs.251,207
+ Rs.14,644 for shipping
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4.90 (121)
DE
Good Gold/Steel 85mm Manual winding
London Tischuhr Reiseuhr Carriage Clock Stiluhr selten
Rs.259,872
+ Rs.12,565 for shipping
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4.93 (681)
DE
A. Lange & Söhne Good 50.2mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne 1A Qualität Zertifikat Diamant Rare
Rs.653,364
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4.93 (487)
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Very good Yellow gold 58mm Manual winding
Unbranded Open Face Musical Quarter Repeater Antique Yellow...
Rs.640,016
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4.83 (546)
UK
Very good Silver 57mm Manual winding
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LANGE & SÖHNE - GLASHÜTTE, 1 A Qual. SAVONETTE
Rs.346,525
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DE
Patek Philippe Rose gold 50mm Manual winding
Auction
Patek Philippe A Pink Gold Open Face Keyless Watch With Enamel...
Rs.492,095
Estimated price
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A. Lange & Söhne Very good Yellow gold 53mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation Savonette 14 Karat...
Rs.355,277
+ Rs.17,331 for shipping
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DE
Tasca Fair Rose gold Manual winding
Meuron Ripetizione minuti
Rs.329,281
+ Rs.103,984 for shipping
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4.79 (16)
IT
Waltham waltham Very good Yellow gold 50.18mm Manual winding
Waltham orologio da tasca Waltham oro giallo 14kt gold manuale...
Rs.173,219
+ Rs.10,398 for shipping
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4.85 (46)
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Very good 45mm Manual winding
Agassiz rare 14k gold pocket watch witch central second,...
Rs.216,546
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4.90 (121)
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Anonimo Good Steel 48mm Manual winding
Anonimo Orologio da Tasca Cronografo primi ‘900 in Acciaio...
Rs.56,324
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4.86 (156)
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Red gold 52.5mm Manual winding
Jaeger-LeCoultre Dürrstein & Co Viertel Repetition Quarter...
Rs.589,240
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4.93 (487)
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Very good Yellow gold 46mm Manual winding
Barraud & Lunds Open Face Pocket Watch Stem Key Wind Yellow Gold
Rs.332,808
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4.83 (546)
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2774 Very good Yellow gold 51mm Manual winding
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John Harrison Liverpool Fusee, English Lever Escapement
Rs.389,938
Excl. shipping
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IT
Patek Philippe Yellow gold 54mm
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Patek Philippe A Yellow Gold Hunting Cased Watch, Made In 1890
Rs.306,981
Estimated price
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Spindel Taschenuhr Good Silver 49mm Manual winding
Samuel Walker Spindel Uhr
Rs.60,657
+ Rs.17,331 for shipping
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DE
Patek Philippe 80.117 Good Rose gold Manual winding
Patek Philippe Savonnette
Rs.6,282,341
+ Rs.8,579 for shipping
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4.73 (6)
DE
Very good Rose gold Manual winding
HENRI HUGUENIN Antique 18K HENRI HUGUENIN Minute Repeater...
Rs.2,148,788
+ Rs.7,598 for shipping
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4.93 (38)
US
Ulysse Nardin Very good Silver 58mm Manual winding
Ulysse Nardin rare Detent Pocket Chronometer/Earnshaw, Aug....
Rs.398,517
+ Rs.14,644 for shipping
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4.90 (121)
DE
Anonimo Very good 53mm Manual winding
Anonimo Orologio da tasca savonette dorato Primi '900 quadrant...
Rs.32,928
+ Rs.12,998 for shipping
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4.86 (156)
IT
A. Lange & Söhne Very good Red gold 53mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne Lepine 1A Qualität 53mm 141g Zertifikat Diamant
Rs.887,327
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4.93 (487)
DE
Very good Yellow gold 56mm Manual winding
Unbranded Full Hunter Quarter Repeater Chronograph Art Nouveau...
Rs.404,490
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4.83 (546)
UK

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Patek Philippe AMPR-SCI Very good Yellow gold 45mm Manual winding
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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.