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Watch Tools & Parts

Part of the brilliance of the rich history of pocket watches and timepieces stems from the delicacy of the mechanisms incorporated into their designs. The one disadvantage of this delicacy is that even the most masterful design will, after significant years of ticking, need to be serviced.

As old watch works are slowly declining or have ceased production, sometimes finding the parts or tools needed to revive your timepiece prove more elusive than you would hope. While you hunt for that new mainspring or watch face, take heart that numerous watch parts and tools are still accessible for the antique and vintage watch enthusiast, allowing your icon of history to keep ticking well into the future.


Quick Facts

  • The mainspring, an essential mechanism that paved the way for the portable clock, was not developed until 1410
  • Mechanical watches dominated the market for close to 500 years, from their creation at the end of the 15th century to the 1970s, with the advent of the electronic watch
  • Before Marie Antoinette's death, a member of the Queen's Guard ordered her a spectacular Breguet watch that employed every finessed movement and possible complication. After being stolen in the 1980s, the watch reappeared two and half decades later at the Baselworld exhibition

Recommended Items at Auction

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GROUP OF PATEK PHILIPPE WATCH BANDS & BOXES
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
GROUP OF PATEK PHILIPPE WATCH BANDS & BOXES
by Litchfield Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$5505 Bids
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Rolex Oyster Anchor Black Rope Bracelet
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Rolex Oyster Anchor Black Rope Bracelet
by Gallery 63
Est: $100- $500
$502 Bids
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Rolex Oyster Anchor Blue Rope Bracelet
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Rolex Oyster Anchor Blue Rope Bracelet
by Gallery 63
Est: $100- $500
$251 Bid
Loose Vintage Watch Case in Stainless Steel
Dec 05, 11:00 AM EST
Loose Vintage Watch Case in Stainless Steel
by Collectible Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
Loose Vintage Watch Case in Stainless Steel
Dec 05, 11:00 AM EST
Loose Vintage Watch Case in Stainless Steel
by Collectible Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
Assorted Loose Vintage Rolex Dials
Dec 05, 11:00 AM EST
Assorted Loose Vintage Rolex Dials
by Collectible Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
Watchmakers cabinet with an assortment of tools
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
Watchmakers cabinet with an assortment of tools
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $240- $340
$1201 Bid
Watch parts, flask, Cross Pen, Ace lock
Dec 04, 9:00 AM MST
Watch parts, flask, Cross Pen, Ace lock
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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Rolex Oyster Anchor Green Rope Bracelet
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Rolex Oyster Anchor Green Rope Bracelet
by Gallery 63
Est: $100- $500
$251 Bid
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Rolex Oyster Anchor Black Rope Bracelet
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Rolex Oyster Anchor Black Rope Bracelet
by Gallery 63
Est: $100- $500
$251 Bid
Konvolut Uhrengewichte
Dec 03, 11:00 AM CET
Konvolut Uhrengewichte
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
Konvolut Uhrengewichte
Dec 03, 11:00 AM CET
Konvolut Uhrengewichte
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
Edler Design-Uhrenbeweger
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Edler Design-Uhrenbeweger
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €1,800- €3,600
€1,8000 Bids
A boxed watch winder.
Dec 03, 10:00 AM GMT
A boxed watch winder.
by Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
Est: £35- £45
£350 Bids
A boxed C W Sellors watch winder.
Dec 03, 10:00 AM GMT
A boxed C W Sellors watch winder.
by Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
Est: £100- £150
£1000 Bids
WATCH PARTS LOT 164
Dec 04, 5:00 PM EST
WATCH PARTS LOT 164
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Paar Uhrengewichte
Dec 03, 11:00 AM CET
Paar Uhrengewichte
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
Submariner Rolex Pre-Owned Ceramiz Bezel comes with Box
Dec 04, 12:00 AM PST
Submariner Rolex Pre-Owned Ceramiz Bezel comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $21,000- $22,000
$5,0000 Bids
Submariner Rolex Pre-Owned Ceramiz Bezel comes with Box
Dec 05, 12:00 AM PST
Submariner Rolex Pre-Owned Ceramiz Bezel comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $21,000- $22,000
$5,0000 Bids
Submariner Rolex Pre-Owned Ceramiz Bezel comes with Box
Dec 03, 12:00 AM PST
Submariner Rolex Pre-Owned Ceramiz Bezel comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $21,000- $22,000
$5,0000 Bids
Loose Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Dial
Dec 05, 11:00 AM EST
Loose Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Dial
by Collectible Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $100
$200 Bids
Loose Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Dial
Dec 05, 11:00 AM EST
Loose Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Dial
by Collectible Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $100
$200 Bids
Loose Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Dial
Dec 05, 11:00 AM EST
Loose Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Dial
by Collectible Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $100
$200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Watch Tools & Parts


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Gallery 63

Gallery 63

Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH

Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH