Antique Clocks

Antique clocks bring a certain kind of infatuation. This can stem from a fascination with the inner workings of mechanical gadgets, a optimism in the growing worth of antique clocks, or preoccupation with objects that provide a window to the past. It can even be a combination of all three.

Followers of antique clock auctions know that the market value and interest in certain timepieces rises and falls in waves just like any antique or collectible object. The growth of antique clock online auctions has made it more convenient for collectors to purchase genuine quality timepieces such as modern luxury clocks, vintage clocks, and animated novelty clocks.

Antique clocks for sale are often highly sought after, particularly early 19th century American fine timepieces by Eli Terry, Joseph Ives, and the Willard family. Garniture sets are also popular collector pieces. Some collectors prefer luxury brands such as Tiffany, Seikosha, and Matthew Norman for their aesthetic value and modern attributes. Matthew Norman clocks include sleek and contemporary architectural timepieces and skeleton clocks. Skeletonized clocks are both visually and mechanically fascinating, leaving little room for doubt about why collectors would choose these works as a focal point.


Quick Facts

  • A Matthew Norman brass-cased carriage clock with alarm sold for $498 at Bonham’s in 2009
  • Seiko watches were worn in four James Bond films featuring Roger Moore from 1977 to 1985. A Seiko watch was also worn by Sean Connery in the 1983 Bond film “Never Say Never Again”

A rare nickel Seiko pilot’s wristwatch made for the Japanese Imperial Navy around 1941 sold for a price realized of $25,064 at Christie’s auctioneers in 2011

Recommended Items at Auction

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Large Rare 1950s Military Chelsea 8.5 Inch Brass Wall Clock
Oct 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Large Rare 1950s Military Chelsea 8.5 Inch Brass Wall Clock
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $500- $800
$25016 Bids
Vintage Antique Huameile Tank Bronze Desk Mantel Clock
Oct 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Antique Huameile Tank Bronze Desk Mantel Clock
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $500- $1,000
$1258 Bids
Seth Thomas "Garfield" Mantel Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Seth Thomas "Garfield" Mantel Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $800- $1,200
$6506 Bids
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A German Vienna regulator wall clock
Oct 26, 12:00 PM PDT
A German Vienna regulator wall clock
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $400- $600
$4254 Bids
A JAEGER-LECOULTRE ATMOS CLOCK, the case with fluted columns and glazed sid
Oct 23, 10:00 AM BST
A JAEGER-LECOULTRE ATMOS CLOCK, the case with fluted columns and glazed sid
by Elstob and Elstob
Est: £1,200- £1,800
£8504 Bids
Waterbury Clock Co. "Willard No. 3" Banjo Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Waterbury Clock Co. "Willard No. 3" Banjo Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$2004 Bids
Meissen Porcelain Women with Cherubs Mantel Clock
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Meissen Porcelain Women with Cherubs Mantel Clock
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $500- $1,000
$4254 Bids
Junghans Swinging Automaton Novelty Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Junghans Swinging Automaton Novelty Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$3004 Bids
Ithaca No. 9 Shelf Library Double Dial Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Ithaca No. 9 Shelf Library Double Dial Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$2004 Bids
19th Century American "Blinking Eye" Wall Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
19th Century American "Blinking Eye" Wall Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$1753 Bids
Chelsea Clock Co. Ship's Bell Mantel Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Chelsea Clock Co. Ship's Bell Mantel Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$2003 Bids
A MID 20TH CENTURY JAEGER LECOULTRE 'MARINA' BIRD OF PARADISE DESK CLOCK
Oct 23, 10:00 AM BST
A MID 20TH CENTURY JAEGER LECOULTRE 'MARINA' BIRD OF PARADISE DESK CLOCK
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £400- £600
£2403 Bids
Vintage Seth Thomas Sonora Chime Mantel Clock
Oct 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Seth Thomas Sonora Chime Mantel Clock
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $500- $1,000
$1253 Bids
Ansonia Clock Co. "Triumph" Mirror Side Mantel Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Ansonia Clock Co. "Triumph" Mirror Side Mantel Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $400
$1503 Bids
Lot of 3 metal dresser containers, a clock with broken hand (is included) and a metal ashtray.
Oct 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Lot of 3 metal dresser containers, a clock with broken hand (is included) and a metal ashtray.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
19th C. French Ormolu Figural Knight Mantle Clock
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
19th C. French Ormolu Figural Knight Mantle Clock
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$102 Bids
New Haven 30-Day Calendar Wall Regulator Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
New Haven 30-Day Calendar Wall Regulator Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$3502 Bids
Black Forest Carved Cuckoo Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Black Forest Carved Cuckoo Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $800- $1,200
$4502 Bids
Waterbury "Augusta" Wall Regulator Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Waterbury "Augusta" Wall Regulator Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $800- $1,200
$4502 Bids
Aaron Willard (1757-1844), Boston, Massachusetts, Dish Dial Shelf Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Aaron Willard (1757-1844), Boston, Massachusetts, Dish Dial Shelf Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,6002 Bids
French Dore Bronze Antique Vitrine Case Box & Key
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
French Dore Bronze Antique Vitrine Case Box & Key
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Antique Bronze Army Military Tank Artillery Heavy Deck Desk Clock
Oct 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Bronze Army Military Tank Artillery Heavy Deck Desk Clock
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $100- $1,000
$302 Bids
Chelsea Clock Co. Ship's Bell Mantel Clock
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Chelsea Clock Co. Ship's Bell Mantel Clock
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $400
$1252 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Antique Clocks


Fontaine's Auction Gallery

Fontaine's Auction Gallery

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus