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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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Vintage Monte-Carlo Heuer Dashboard Watch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Monte-Carlo Heuer Dashboard Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$45019 Bids
Vintage Ryvita Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Ryvita Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$11015 Bids
Blancpain, very rare, elegant Automatic skeleton wristwatch.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM CET
Blancpain, very rare, elegant Automatic skeleton wristwatch.
by Koller Auctions
Est: CHF1,500- CHF2,500
CHF4,50015 Bids
Vintage Movado 14K White Gold Diamond Mens Watch
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Movado 14K White Gold Diamond Mens Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$22014 Bids
Vintage Accutron Doctor's Enumeras Men's Wristwatch
Dec 12, 7:00 PM EST
Vintage Accutron Doctor's Enumeras Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$22012 Bids
Vintage Accutron 14K Gold Astronaut MARK II Mens Watch
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Accutron 14K Gold Astronaut MARK II Mens Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$32512 Bids
Accutron Deep Sea 666 Feet Day Date Men's Wristwatch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Accutron Deep Sea 666 Feet Day Date Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$27011 Bids
Tag Heuer from Mason Crosby, 'Aquaracer' titanium wristwatch
Nov 30, 11:00 AM CST
Tag Heuer from Mason Crosby, 'Aquaracer' titanium wristwatch
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$95010 Bids
Vintage Bucherer 21 Jewels Mens Wristwatch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Bucherer 21 Jewels Mens Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$15010 Bids
TAG HEUER PROFESSIONAL 984.013 GOLD TONE WRIST WATCH
Nov 29, 3:00 PM EST
TAG HEUER PROFESSIONAL 984.013 GOLD TONE WRIST WATCH
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $50- $100
$15010 Bids
Vintage Heuer Autavia Automatic Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
Dec 12, 7:00 PM EST
Vintage Heuer Autavia Automatic Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1,4509 Bids
Heuer from Randall Park, 'Chronograph' stainless steel wristwatch, Ref. 404
Nov 30, 11:00 AM CST
Heuer from Randall Park, 'Chronograph' stainless steel wristwatch, Ref. 404
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$9509 Bids
Vintage Croton 1878 Computer Men's Wristwatch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Croton 1878 Computer Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$559 Bids
Versace V-Flare 28mm Stainless Steel Watch
Dec 03, 10:00 AM PST
Versace V-Flare 28mm Stainless Steel Watch
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1309 Bids
Ulysse Nardin: a diving wristwatch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Ulysse Nardin: a diving wristwatch
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £1,200- £1,800
£1,4008 Bids
Bulova Accutron Railroad Approved Men's Wristwatch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Bulova Accutron Railroad Approved Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$908 Bids
Vintage Vertex Swiss Men's Wrist Watch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Vertex Swiss Men's Wrist Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$4258 Bids
Vintage Dugena Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Dugena Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$2308 Bids
Vintage Wyler Incaflex Chronograph Wristwatch
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Wyler Incaflex Chronograph Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$3258 Bids
MEN'S BEYER ZURICH STAINLESS STEEL CASE WRIST WATCH
Nov 29, 3:00 PM EST
MEN'S BEYER ZURICH STAINLESS STEEL CASE WRIST WATCH
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $80- $120
$3508 Bids
Hamilton 14K Solid Gold Ventura Electric Watch
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Hamilton 14K Solid Gold Ventura Electric Watch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $1,500
$5507 Bids
Vintage Heuer Autavia Automatic Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
Dec 12, 7:00 PM EST
Vintage Heuer Autavia Automatic Chronograph Men's Wrist Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1,3007 Bids
Invicta Lupah Wrist Watch
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Invicta Lupah Wrist Watch
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$267 Bids
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Georg Jensen
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Georg Jensen
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD4007 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Men's Watches


Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Dorotheum

Dorotheum