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Men's Watches - General

Prior to World War I, men long preferred a discrete pocket watch to a wristwatch. As soldiers discovered the value of quickly being able to check the time on their wrist, wristwatches quickly dominated the market.

Most early wristwatches were made in Switzerland and the United States, followed to a lesser extent by the United Kingdom and Germany. After World War II, Switzerland and the United States dominated the watch making market until Japan introduced the first commercial quartz wristwatch in 1969.

Japanese manufacturers were able to build quartz movements of high quality in large amounts at low prices. They took over the global market for wristwatches entirely, shutting down mechanical watch manufacturing in the United States almost completely as the Swiss hung on by a thread. But renewed appreciation for mechanical wristwatches in the late 1980s and early '90s saved the Swiss watch industry and certain American and German watch brands.

Over the past 10 years, men's watch collecting has exploded, and continues to grow in both contemporary and secondhand markets. In high-end watch collecting in general, vintage styles from the 1940s through the '60s continue to command record-breaking prices at auction.

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A Smart Watch, Marked Hard Hat, Nylon Braided Cable & Quick Charger
Jun 29, 10:00 AM AEST
A Smart Watch, Marked Hard Hat, Nylon Braided Cable & Quick Charger
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD608 Bids
A Group of Smart Watch Wristbands Including One Marked Apple Watch
Jun 29, 10:00 AM AEST
A Group of Smart Watch Wristbands Including One Marked Apple Watch
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD456 Bids
(4) Vintage 1990 Swatch Watches
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(4) Vintage 1990 Swatch Watches
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$304 Bids
(8) Vtg Swatch Watches, "c-monsta On The Beach"
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(8) Vtg Swatch Watches, "c-monsta On The Beach"
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
(4) 1996-1997 Swatch Watches, Peter Gabriel
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(4) 1996-1997 Swatch Watches, Peter Gabriel
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
(3) Vintage 1996 Swatch Watches, "romeo & Juliet"
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(3) Vintage 1996 Swatch Watches, "romeo & Juliet"
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
(5) Vintage 1992 Swatch Watches, "tin Toy"
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(5) Vintage 1992 Swatch Watches, "tin Toy"
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
(5pc) Men’s Wrist Watches, Smartwatches
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(5pc) Men’s Wrist Watches, Smartwatches
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
(9) Vintage Swatch Watches, "hard Rock Cafe"
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(9) Vintage Swatch Watches, "hard Rock Cafe"
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Three Digital Watches, Marked Tradie
Jun 29, 2:00 PM AEST
Three Digital Watches, Marked Tradie
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD202 Bids
(5) Vintage Swatch Watches, "seal"
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(5) Vintage Swatch Watches, "seal"
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
1996 The Swatch Centennial Olympic Games Watches
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
1996 The Swatch Centennial Olympic Games Watches
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
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Uhrenkonvolut, ca. 18 Stück, meist Quarz, Funktionen nicht geprüft
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
Uhrenkonvolut, ca. 18 Stück, meist Quarz, Funktionen nicht geprüft
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
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VINTAGE CAMY MICKEY MOUSE MANUAL WATCH 36MM
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
VINTAGE CAMY MICKEY MOUSE MANUAL WATCH 36MM
by Gallery 63
Est: $400- $600
$1001 Bid
Large Quartz Stainless Steel Watch
Jul 18, 9:00 PM EDT
Large Quartz Stainless Steel Watch
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $120
$501 Bid
Men's CottonTraders Six Nations Rugby Watch Etc
Jun 29, 11:00 AM BST
Men's CottonTraders Six Nations Rugby Watch Etc
by Cooper Barrington LLP
Est: £20- £30
£101 Bid
(14) Mail Away Premium Wrist Watches
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(14) Mail Away Premium Wrist Watches
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
(4) 1996 Swatch Watches, " Breakfast" Set
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(4) 1996 Swatch Watches, " Breakfast" Set
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Swatch Watch Promotional Christmas Ornament Set
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
Swatch Watch Promotional Christmas Ornament Set
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
A Glashutte Panomatic Lunar calendar wristwatch, silver-grey dial, as new/boxed with papers and to/
Jun 25, 9:30 AM BST
A Glashutte Panomatic Lunar calendar wristwatch, silver-grey dial, as new/boxed with papers and to/
by Andrew Smith & Son
Est: £2,500- £3,000
£2,4001 Bid
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Various Watches: 50-Piece Collection From Top Brands
Jun 27, 6:00 PM EDT
Various Watches: 50-Piece Collection From Top Brands
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
Assorted Fashion Watches, Watch Straps
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
Assorted Fashion Watches, Watch Straps
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
(19) Assorted Wrist Watches, Geneva, Pulsar
Jun 29, 10:00 AM MST
(19) Assorted Wrist Watches, Geneva, Pulsar
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Men's Watches - General


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

Figlio Designs LLC

Figlio Designs LLC

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven