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Men's Watches

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 Huawei
May 24, 6:00 PM AEST
A smart watch marked Huawei
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD9010 Bids
MW Deco Diamond Chronograph Watch, NIB certified
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
MW Deco Diamond Chronograph Watch, NIB certified
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $250- $700
$2259 Bids
Longines Gold Filled Manual Wind Wristwatch, D: 32 mm
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Longines Gold Filled Manual Wind Wristwatch, D: 32 mm
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$709 Bids
GALLET CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH.
May 26, 6:00 PM IDT
GALLET CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH.
by Pasarel
Est: $400- $800
$4408 Bids
A smart watch marked Huawei
May 24, 6:00 PM AEST
A smart watch marked Huawei
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD708 Bids
A smart watch marked Garmin
May 24, 6:00 PM AEST
A smart watch marked Garmin
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD607 Bids
Ebel 18K and Stainless Diamond Bezel Watch
May 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Ebel 18K and Stainless Diamond Bezel Watch
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$506 Bids
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*CHOPARD L.U.C
May 28, 11:00 AM CEST
*CHOPARD L.U.C
by Galerie Moenius
Est: CHF2,400- CHF4,800
CHF2,8006 Bids
Tiffany & Co 18K White Gold Swiss Mens Wristwatch
May 25, 12:00 PM EDT
Tiffany & Co 18K White Gold Swiss Mens Wristwatch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2255 Bids
GENT'S 18K PRESIDENTIAL ROLEX WITH BOX
May 28, 9:00 AM EDT
GENT'S 18K PRESIDENTIAL ROLEX WITH BOX
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $21,000- $24,000
$3,5005 Bids
Benrus Wrist Watch
May 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Benrus Wrist Watch
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$215 Bids
Eterna-Matic 3000 Dress Watch,
May 25, 10:00 AM AEST
Eterna-Matic 3000 Dress Watch,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD60- AUD100
AUD904 Bids
ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 18K
May 28, 9:00 AM EDT
ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 18K
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $36,000- $39,000
$8,5004 Bids
BLUE TUDOR 9941 SUBMARINER BOX & PAPERS
May 26, 10:30 AM BST
BLUE TUDOR 9941 SUBMARINER BOX & PAPERS
by Sterling Vault Auctioneers
Est: £0- £0
£3004 Bids
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Omega - A 18K yellow gold men's wristwatch, Omega
May 25, 3:00 PM CEST
Omega - A 18K yellow gold men's wristwatch, Omega
by Finarte
Est: €0- €0
€7004 Bids
Vintage Seiko Speedtimer Chronograph Wristwatch
May 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Seiko Speedtimer Chronograph Wristwatch
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$1753 Bids
Three Wristwatches and a Pocket Watch,
May 25, 10:00 AM AEST
Three Wristwatches and a Pocket Watch,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD503 Bids
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*ANDERSEN GENÈVE CHRISTOPHORUS COLUMBUS 1492-1992 WORLD TIMER
May 28, 11:00 AM CEST
*ANDERSEN GENÈVE CHRISTOPHORUS COLUMBUS 1492-1992 WORLD TIMER
by Galerie Moenius
Est: CHF1,400- CHF2,800
CHF1,6003 Bids
Gold Filled Omega Automatic Watch
May 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Filled Omega Automatic Watch
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$553 Bids
BREITLING CHRONOMAT WATCH B13047
May 28, 9:00 AM EDT
BREITLING CHRONOMAT WATCH B13047
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $1,500- $1,800
$7503 Bids
Gentleman's Bulova Accutron Quartz Wristwatch, D: 34 mm
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Gentleman's Bulova Accutron Quartz Wristwatch, D: 34 mm
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$353 Bids
GUCCI Stainless Steel G Watch, Swiss Made
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
GUCCI Stainless Steel G Watch, Swiss Made
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$153 Bids
CONSTANTINE WEISZ Cert. Stainless Deployment Watch
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
CONSTANTINE WEISZ Cert. Stainless Deployment Watch
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $150- $350
$12 Bids
BULOVA ACCUTRON: gold wristwatch, 1960s
May 27, 3:00 PM CEST
BULOVA ACCUTRON: gold wristwatch, 1960s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €1,200- €1,600
€7502 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Watches


Antiquorum Genève SA

Antiquorum Genève SA

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Sterling Vault Auctioneers

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Bonhams

Bonhams