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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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Ansonia Lever Wall Clock For Locomotives
Oct 07, 8:00 PM EDT
Ansonia Lever Wall Clock For Locomotives
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$6012 Bids
1937 Norfolk & Western Railway 100 Years Desk Clock
Oct 07, 8:00 PM EDT
1937 Norfolk & Western Railway 100 Years Desk Clock
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$35011 Bids
Antique Westminster 13 Chime Carriage Clock
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Antique Westminster 13 Chime Carriage Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1,40010 Bids
HENRY JONES ENGLISH BRACKETT CLOCK WITH PROVENANCE
Oct 07, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY JONES ENGLISH BRACKETT CLOCK WITH PROVENANCE
by Withington Auctions
Est: $4,000- $8,000
$3,7506 Bids
Early 19th Century Carved Walnut Mantle Clock
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
Early 19th Century Carved Walnut Mantle Clock
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $400- $600
$405 Bids
Oak 19th Century Mantle Clock
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
Oak 19th Century Mantle Clock
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$505 Bids
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WALL CLOCK Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 44.75”. Width 14”.
Oct 06, 9:30 AM EDT
WALL CLOCK Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 44.75”. Width 14”.
by Eldred's
Est: $300- $500
$4755 Bids
Ingraham Spectacle rosewood shelf clock, 19th c.
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Ingraham Spectacle rosewood shelf clock, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $600- $900
$3004 Bids
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SIMON WILLARD & SON BANJO CLOCK Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 29.25”.
Oct 06, 9:30 AM EDT
SIMON WILLARD & SON BANJO CLOCK Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 29.25”.
by Eldred's
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$7004 Bids
Irish ebonized bracket clock, late 18th c.
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Irish ebonized bracket clock, late 18th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,3004 Bids
19th Century French Clock by Brocot Paris
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
19th Century French Clock by Brocot Paris
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$453 Bids
Antique Carved Black Forest Clock
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Carved Black Forest Clock
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $100
$253 Bids
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E. Howard & Co. "No. 6" Figure 8 Banjo Clock
Oct 09, 10:00 AM CDT
E. Howard & Co. "No. 6" Figure 8 Banjo Clock
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$2,6003 Bids
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HOWARD-STYLE BANJO CLOCK Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 29”.
Oct 06, 9:30 AM EDT
HOWARD-STYLE BANJO CLOCK Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 29”.
by Eldred's
Est: $250- $350
$1753 Bids
An Austrian Mechanical Landscape Diorama Clock
Oct 18, 11:00 AM CDT
An Austrian Mechanical Landscape Diorama Clock
by Hindman
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,5003 Bids
19th Century Inlaid Mantle Clock
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
19th Century Inlaid Mantle Clock
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $600- $1,200
$153 Bids
8 DAY WOODEN MANTLE CLOCK VINTAGE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE
Oct 17, 1:00 PM CDT
8 DAY WOODEN MANTLE CLOCK VINTAGE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$82 Bids
Silas Hoadly Tall Clock
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Silas Hoadly Tall Clock
by New England Auctions
Est: $500- $1,000
$1002 Bids
Royal Russian Trinket Box Egg, Clock
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
Royal Russian Trinket Box Egg, Clock
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $100- $200
$802 Bids
French Empire Patinated & Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock
Oct 12, 5:00 PM EDT
French Empire Patinated & Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock
by Abington Auction Gallery
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7502 Bids
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HOWARD-STYLE BANJO CLOCK Probably Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 28.75”.
Oct 06, 9:30 AM EDT
HOWARD-STYLE BANJO CLOCK Probably Massachusetts, 19th Century Height 28.75”.
by Eldred's
Est: $200- $300
$1502 Bids
3 pc French 19th c. bronze and marble garniture set
Oct 17, 2:00 PM PDT
3 pc French 19th c. bronze and marble garniture set
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $900
$2252 Bids
ROYAL BONN Porcelain La Bretagne Mantel Clock
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
ROYAL BONN Porcelain La Bretagne Mantel Clock
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $200
$22 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Antique Clocks


Fontaine's Auction Gallery

Fontaine's Auction Gallery

Twents Veilinghuis

Twents Veilinghuis

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.

Pook & Pook Inc.

Pook & Pook Inc.