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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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Antique Shreve, Crump & Low Carriage Clock
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Shreve, Crump & Low Carriage Clock
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$45010 Bids
Antique New Haven Clock Co Gilt Porcelain Clock
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique New Haven Clock Co Gilt Porcelain Clock
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$1009 Bids
Antique The Three Graces Figural Bisque Porcelain Clock
Apr 18, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique The Three Graces Figural Bisque Porcelain Clock
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $200- $2,000
$6507 Bids
HENRI JACOT, PARIS. A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GRAND SONNERIE CARRIAGE CLOCK
Apr 19, 10:00 AM BST
HENRI JACOT, PARIS. A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GRAND SONNERIE CARRIAGE CLOCK
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£9207 Bids
Antique ANSONIA Dresden Porcelain Mantle Clock
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique ANSONIA Dresden Porcelain Mantle Clock
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$307 Bids
Boulle Prunkpendule
Apr 17, 5:00 PM CEST
Boulle Prunkpendule
by Peege Auktionshaus
Est: €400- €0
€6007 Bids
A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY BLACK FOREST TRUMPETER CLOCK
Apr 19, 10:00 AM BST
A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY BLACK FOREST TRUMPETER CLOCK
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£6006 Bids
CHARLES X PORCELAIN MOUNTED ORMOLU CLOCK, CIRCA 1830 28 1/2 x 15 x 6 in. (72.4 x 38.1 x 15.2 cm.)
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
CHARLES X PORCELAIN MOUNTED ORMOLU CLOCK, CIRCA 1830 28 1/2 x 15 x 6 in. (72.4 x 38.1 x 15.2 cm.)
by Potomack Company
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,5004 Bids
Tischuhr mit Automat von Rouilly & Hooker à Paris
May 03, 10:00 AM CEST
Tischuhr mit Automat von Rouilly & Hooker à Paris
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€5504 Bids
William & Mary Basket-Top Kingwood Table Clock
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
William & Mary Basket-Top Kingwood Table Clock
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,6004 Bids
ANTIQUE ITHACA NEW YORK CLOCK W CALENDAR 1880S
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE ITHACA NEW YORK CLOCK W CALENDAR 1880S
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$1753 Bids
An antique brass carriage clock, with leather travel case. 11cm high
Apr 17, 7:00 PM AEST
An antique brass carriage clock, with leather travel case. 11cm high
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD353 Bids
Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$13 Bids
A late 19th century BLACK SLATE MANTEL CLOCK - with Roman numerals, comes with pendulum. 23cm H.
Apr 17, 7:00 PM AEST
A late 19th century BLACK SLATE MANTEL CLOCK - with Roman numerals, comes with pendulum. 23cm H.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD303 Bids
Stockuhr mit Schlagwerk
Apr 17, 5:00 PM CEST
Stockuhr mit Schlagwerk
by Peege Auktionshaus
Est: €200- €0
€2202 Bids
LARGE 19TH C. FRENCH MAISON COLIN ET JOLLET & CIE TOLE REVOLVING DIAL
Apr 19, 1:30 PM PDT
LARGE 19TH C. FRENCH MAISON COLIN ET JOLLET & CIE TOLE REVOLVING DIAL
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $12,000- $15,000
$1,5002 Bids
Rhode Island Chippendale cherry tall case clock
Apr 19, 9:00 AM EDT
Rhode Island Chippendale cherry tall case clock
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,6002 Bids
Antique Brass Footed Marble Mantle Clock
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Brass Footed Marble Mantle Clock
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$12 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Antique Clocks


Twents Veilinghuis

Twents Veilinghuis

Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd

Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.