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Clocks and Watches

Traditionally another area dominated by the male purchaser, with an interest in engineering, and very often with a bit of time on their hands. However, times have changed, and the subject no longer is exclusive to that type of bidder. The interior decorating market seek out the more decorative of clocks that can make a decorative statement to the home, while the collecting interest remains with the examples by the important clock makers and the interesting movements. Our department has the expertise to advise on clocks by the best makers as well as the more humble examples.

Our department also deals with all types of pocket and wrist watches. There is strong demand for wrist watches as a fashion accessory as well as a collecting field, particularly for examples by the best known makers, such as Patek Philippe, Longines, and Rolex, with good working movements. and period style. When all this is combined with a military history and good provenance, such as the ‘Great Escape’ Rolex chronograph that was consigned for sale with us in 2013, then the demand becomes all the greater. The watch hit the headlines last October, even making a brief appearance on the Alan Titchmarsh Show, when it went under the hammer for £50,000.


Martyn Perrin (consultant)

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Callum Macaulay-Brown

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Departmental Highlights

87 april 2014 (2)Hammer Price £1000 : Sewills of Liverpool, a contemporary calendar clock in a glass and brass case, 13″ high.

Hammer Price £1300 :  CWC Royal Navy Divers automatic wrist watch numbers on back 0552/923-7697 and 1149/81 with an arrow between the two lines of numbers, age 1981.


129 march 2014Hammer Price £1100 : John Warner, Campden, a George III mahogany eight day long case clock.

Hammer Price £1600 : An 18ct yellow gold cased pocket watch on a 9ct rose gold watch chain with a 1904 Edward VII gold sovereign fob.

Hammer Price £480 : A 1977 Charles Frodsham, London, silver commemorative miniature carriage clock with ornate decoration to the base.

99 march 2014Hammer Price £1000 : A rare 1940s IWC Anti-magnetic Inca, stainless steel wrist watch.
15 oct 2014Hammer Price £110 : A 19th century brass cased mantle clock, surmounted by a model of a Dachshund.
113 may 2014Hammer Price £950 : Gents stainless steel Longines Calibre 678 chronographic automatic wrist watch, on a leather strap, boxed with papers.