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Lemania Very good Yellow gold 53mm Manual winding
TOP
Lemania Armand Schwob&Frére Pocket Watch Erotic
Rs. 546,118
Private Seller
 
ES
Omega 4489066 Good Yellow gold 46mm Manual winding
Omega Vintage 14K
Rs. 159,311
Professional dealer
10
NL
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Good Yellow gold Manual winding
Patek Philippe Patek Phillipe 18K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch...
Rs. 597,301
Professional dealer
 
US
Elgin Very good Red gold 54mm
Elgin Savonette Taschenuhr, 14 kt. von ca. 1882
Rs. 443,340
Professional dealer
36
DE
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 76215 Very good Silver 58mm Manual winding
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne Taschenuhr
Rs. 172,966
Private Seller
 
DE
Longines 3147779 Fair Yellow gold 4,7mm Manual winding
TOP
Longines De oro
Rs. 63,724
Private Seller
 
ES
A. Lange & Söhne Langematik 30888 Very good Rose gold 37mm Manual winding
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne Antik Glasboden
Rs. 446,071
Private Seller
 
DE
IWC Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
IWC Pocketwatch, in Gold 18kt with Chronograph und Min.repetition
Rs. 2,275,872
Professional dealer
87
DE
Patek Philippe Very good Yellow gold 55mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Genève
Rs. 1,684,145
Professional dealer
73
DE
Pocket Watch Very good Yellow gold 55mm Manual winding
Full Hunter Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Calendar Pocket Watch
Rs. 604,042
Free shipping
Professional dealer
754
UK
60147 Good Yellow gold 51,5mm Manual winding
TOP
Picard & Fils, Le Chaux de Fond, Switzerland Pegasus Repetition
Rs. 209,380
Private Seller
 
IT
Very good Yellow gold 47mm Manual winding
Ripetizione minuti e Grande Sonnerie Orologio da tasca VINTAGE...
Rs. 1,347,316
Professional dealer
48
IT
A. Lange & Söhne Very good Red gold 52mm Chronograph
A. Lange & Söhne , Chronograph,schleichender 30-Minutenzähler,...
Rs. 5,170,780
Professional dealer
36
DE
IWC IWC Taschenuhr Savonnette in 14Kt Gold 116,g JWC um1899-1900 Very good Yellow gold 55mm Manual winding
IWC Savonette
Rs. 317,712
Professional dealer
15
DE
Auction
Swiss Gold Hunting Cased Double Dialled Keyless Lever Watch...
Rs. 210,101
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 
Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Red gold 52.5mm Manual winding
Jaeger-LeCoultre Dürrstein & Co Viertel Repetition Quarter...
Rs. 619,037
Free shipping
Professional dealer
554
DE
Good Gold/Steel 85mm Manual winding
London Tischuhr Reiseuhr Carriage Clock Stiluhr selten
Rs. 273,014
Professional dealer
832
DE
Patek Philippe Very good Yellow gold 54mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Genève
Rs. 2,594,494
Professional dealer
73
DE
Pocket Watch Very good Yellow gold 52mm Manual winding
Vintage Pocket Watch Rare World Time Full Calendar Enamel Dial
Rs. 1,024,245
Free shipping
Professional dealer
754
UK
ligne droite, Very good 50mm approxmm Manual winding
TOP
ANCRE ,ligne droite
Rs. 227,587
Private Seller
 
FR
A. Lange & Söhne 70553 Very good Red gold 53.9mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte 70553
Rs. 603,507
Professional dealer
53
CZ
Patek Philippe Very good 18mm
Patek Philippe & Co. Sackermann, Miniatur Diamant Taschenuhr...
Rs. 7,920,033
Professional dealer
36
DE
Elgin Incomplete
Elgin Pocket Watch Dueber Champion with Defect
Rs. 22,759
Professional dealer
14
LT
Rose gold
Auction
Paul Buhré A Pink Gold And Enamel Hunting-cased Keyless...
Rs. 157,576
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 
Patek Philippe AMPR-SCI Very good Yellow gold 45mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe 99368 Remontoir YG 18K, 20 LINES, Original Box...
Rs. 629,051
Private Seller
 
ES
A. Lange & Söhne Very good Red gold 56mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne Ankerchronometer 56mm 150g Zertifikat
Rs. 1,201,660
Free shipping
Professional dealer
554
DE
Very good 300mm Manual winding
Withelaw Edinburgh
Rs. 2,002,767
Professional dealer
73
DE
Marine Chronometer Very good 122mm Manual winding
James McCabe Brass Marine Chronometer Eight Days Clock
Rs. 1,313,134
Free shipping
Professional dealer
754
UK
Patek Philippe Gondolo Very good Rose gold 54mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo Chronograph
Rs. 2,125,664
Professional dealer
59
PT
Very good Manual winding
E. White, London, Halbsavonette mit Minutenrepetition und Ch...
Rs. 860,279
Free shipping
Professional dealer
20
DE
Patek Philippe Very good Red gold 53mm
Patek Philippe Gold-Savonette Taschenuhr, Rarität von 1889
Rs. 2,148,423
Professional dealer
36
DE
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date
Rs. 1,202,831
Professional dealer
56
UK
Auction
Gold Hunting Cased Minute Repeating Keyless Lever Watch No...
Rs. 210,101
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 
Very good Silver 57mm Manual winding
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LANGE & SÖHNE - GLASHÜTTE, 1 A Qual. SAVONETTE
Rs. 386,898
Private Seller
 
DE
Union Glashütte Very good Red gold 60mm Manual winding
Union Glashütte 1A Viertelrepetition Quarter Repeater
Rs. 2,476,148
Free shipping
Professional dealer
554
DE
Very good Silver 54mm
Armand Schwob & frere
Rs. 441,519
Professional dealer
73
DE
Pocket Watch Very good Rose gold 47mm Manual winding
Full Hunter Rose Gold Rare Double Sided Calendar Pocket Watch
Rs. 404,445
Free shipping
Professional dealer
754
UK
Patek Philippe Chronograph Very good Silver Manual winding
Patek Philippe VERY RARE SILVER OPENFACE STOP WATCH CHRONOGRAP...
Rs. 1,174,350
Professional dealer
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PL
Vacheron Constantin ref11411 Good Rose gold Manual winding
Vacheron Constantin Jumping hour pocket watch
Rs. 329,281,564
Private Seller
KR
Glashütte Original Very good Red gold 52mm
Glashütte Original Richard Glaeser ( Ludwig Simon Berlin W )...
Rs. 2,594,494
Professional dealer
36
DE
IWC iwc Fair Yellow gold 48.30mm Manual winding
IWC pocket watch
Rs. 181,615
Professional dealer
14
NL
Auction
Aubert Gold And Enamel Open-faced Cylinder Watch Circa 1830
Rs. 52,525
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 
Vintage 19th Century Solid Gold Pocket Watch, Working, Avance Retard Movement Very good Gold/Steel 44mm Manual winding
Vintage 19th Century Solid Gold Pocket Watch, Working, Avanc...
Rs. 135,924
Professional dealer
5
US
A. Lange & Söhne Very good Red gold 55mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne Schwere Savonette 130g 55mm Zertifikat
Rs. 619,947
Free shipping
Professional dealer
554
DE
2774 Very good Yellow gold 51mm Manual winding
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John Harrison Liverpool Fusee, English Lever Escapement
Rs. 409,657
Private Seller
 
IT
Very good Bronze 480mm
Cartel Uhr Bronze Louis XVI
Rs. 441,519
Professional dealer
73
DE
Hamilton Hamilton Vintage Pocket Watch Very good Yellow gold 50mm Manual winding
Hamilton Full Hunter Vintage Pocket Watch
Rs. 341,415
Free shipping
Professional dealer
754
UK
Audemars Piguet Very good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding
Audemars Piguet Vintage Loius Audemars Pocket Watch Bj-1900
Rs. 294,043
Professional dealer
461
DE
A. Lange & Söhne Very good Red gold 54mm
A. Lange & Söhne "DUF" Savonette Taschenuhr mit Etui, von 1899
Rs. 764,693
Professional dealer
36
DE
Patek Philippe Chronograph Very good Silver Manual winding
Patek Philippe VERY RARE SILVER OPENFACE STOP WATCH CHRONOGRAP...
Rs. 1,174,350
Professional dealer
45
PL
Auction
Swiss Gold, Pearl-set And Enamel Verge Watch With Chatelaine,...
Rs. 315,152
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 
Good Gold/Steel 40mm Manual winding
Vintage Early 19th Century Johnson Liverpool Gold Pocket Wat...
Rs. 143,582
Professional dealer
5
US
Very good Yellow gold 54mm Manual winding
Frederick Trahern Coventry Anhaltbare Sekunde 133g
Rs. 484,305
Free shipping
Professional dealer
554
DE
1579 Very good Yellow gold 42mm Manual winding
Czapek & Cie I Spolka w/ Genewie
Rs. 11,061,104
Private Seller
QA
Patek Philippe Very good Yellow gold 52mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Genève
Rs. 1,720,559
Professional dealer
73
DE
Very good Yellow gold 58mm Manual winding
Unbranded Open Face Musical Quarter Repeater Antique Yellow...
Rs. 656,567
Free shipping
Professional dealer
754
UK
Very good Yellow gold 51mm Manual winding
J Ullman Repeater superb quality with enamel gold casing -...
Price on request
Professional dealer
32
NL
Very good Red gold 33mm
Schweizer Offene-Damentaschenuhr von 1895
Rs. 200,277
Professional dealer
36
DE
Omega Very good 50mm Manual winding
Omega Grand Priz - Pocket to Wrist Conversion
Rs. 78,247
Professional dealer
53
CA
Auction
Gold Enamel And Pearl Lady's Pendant Watch And Fob, Circa 1885
Rs. 315,152
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 

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.