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Designer Men's Watches

The sleek lines and ultimate precision of men’s designer watches from brands ranging from Benrus to Tag Heuer speak to both state-of-the-art time telling and the utmost in sophisticated men’s accessories. Developing out of the rich field of iconic 19th-century watchmakers, today’s top designer brands for men’s watches are truly a timeless investment.

A relatively recent innovation, the wristwatch came into popular consciousness only in the early 20th century. Its predecessor, the pocket watch, had been the timepiece of choice for centuries, but the wristwatch offered an unprecedented level of portability and efficiency, beneficial characteristics particularly in an age of rapid modernization.

Alongside this utility, high-end designers began introducing increasingly elegant wristwatch designs, featuring luxurious materials and boasting some of the most cutting-edge complications. Today, the field of designer men’s watches is vast, yet many designer watches of the antique and vintage world that have truly passed the test of time.


Quick Facts

  • Enicar Watch Company, established in Switzerland in 1913, took its name from its founder, Artiste Racine (“Enicar” is “Racine” backwards)
  • Cyma watches are part of what’s known by avid collectors as the “Dirty Dozen” of watch producers. Alongside makers such as Omega and Jaeger Le Coultre, these twelve brands were most often employed by the military for their incredibly precise time-telling
  • The "Dirty Dozen" sell for hefty sums; individually, though, prices very significantly. Cyma watches, for example, from the mid-20th century range at auction from a few hundred dollars to record prices set in the thousands

Recommended Items at Auction

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A TAG HEUER VINTAGE SPORTS PROFESSIONAL 200 WATCH
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
A TAG HEUER VINTAGE SPORTS PROFESSIONAL 200 WATCH
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$30012 Bids
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HERMES “HEURE H” STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
HERMES “HEURE H” STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
by Eldred's
Est: $500- $700
$4507 Bids
GENT'S ROLEX AIR-KING PRECISION STAINLESS WRISTWATCH
Nov 14, 11:00 AM EST
GENT'S ROLEX AIR-KING PRECISION STAINLESS WRISTWATCH
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $7,000- $8,000
$9506 Bids
Movado wristwatch in box.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Movado wristwatch in box.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $60- $90
$906 Bids
Nintendo Game & Watch, Fire Attack
Nov 01, 7:00 PM AEDT
Nintendo Game & Watch, Fire Attack
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD605 Bids
IWC Portuguesier Rattrapante pink gold
Oct 28, 5:00 PM CEST
IWC Portuguesier Rattrapante pink gold
by Duran Arte Y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€3,5005 Bids
Balmer Cobra Elegante Mens Swiss Master Watch
Oct 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Balmer Cobra Elegante Mens Swiss Master Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $1,099- $1,799
$1505 Bids
Steinhaussen Wrist Watch
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Steinhaussen Wrist Watch
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$235 Bids
Tschuy-Vogt Crusader 46mm Case Swiss Chrono Watch
Oct 28, 8:00 PM CDT
Tschuy-Vogt Crusader 46mm Case Swiss Chrono Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $840- $1,400
$605 Bids
(7Pc) Designer Brooches
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
(7Pc) Designer Brooches
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$1205 Bids
18K VINTAGE HAMILTON WATCH GORDON B
Nov 14, 11:00 AM EST
18K VINTAGE HAMILTON WATCH GORDON B
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,500- $3,000
$1805 Bids
Dufonte Lucien Piccard Asset Wrist Watch
Oct 30, 10:00 AM MST
Dufonte Lucien Piccard Asset Wrist Watch
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$354 Bids
Tschuy-Vogt 45mm Case Sentinel Swiss Quartz watch
Oct 30, 8:00 PM CDT
Tschuy-Vogt 45mm Case Sentinel Swiss Quartz watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $750- $1,250
$304 Bids
Old Pawn Turquoise Coral & Mother of Pearl Watch Cuff Bracelet
Nov 06, 10:00 AM MDT
Old Pawn Turquoise Coral & Mother of Pearl Watch Cuff Bracelet
by Billy The Kid Auction House
Est: $300- $400
$1504 Bids
Vestal ZR3030 ZR3 Watch - Gold/Teal/Polished
Oct 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Vestal ZR3030 ZR3 Watch - Gold/Teal/Polished
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $529- $729
$254 Bids
Ulysse Girard Blue Fin Japan Movement Diver Watch
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CDT
Ulysse Girard Blue Fin Japan Movement Diver Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $499- $599
$254 Bids
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JACOB & CO. STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
JACOB & CO. STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
by Eldred's
Est: $400- $600
$2503 Bids
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U-BOAT TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
U-BOAT TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH
by Eldred's
Est: $700- $900
$3503 Bids
Tissot 1853 Pr 50 Mens Stainless Steel Wrist Watch
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
Tissot 1853 Pr 50 Mens Stainless Steel Wrist Watch
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $50- $15,000
$803 Bids
Jules Breting Nostromo 45mm Case Men's Swiss Watch
Oct 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Jules Breting Nostromo 45mm Case Men's Swiss Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $750- $1,250
$203 Bids
Balmer Swiss Made Stratos Mens Watch
Oct 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Balmer Swiss Made Stratos Mens Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $945- $1,499
$303 Bids
Balmer DB9 Mens Watch
Oct 30, 8:00 PM CDT
Balmer DB9 Mens Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $945- $1,499
$303 Bids
Movado wristwatch in box.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Movado wristwatch in box.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $60- $90
$503 Bids
Stainless Steel Armani Watch
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Stainless Steel Armani Watch
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$113 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Men's Watches


Dalshire International Inc

Dalshire International Inc

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Antiquorum Genève SA

Antiquorum Genève SA

Wannenes Art Auctions

Wannenes Art Auctions