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Antique Clocks

Antique clocks bring a certain kind of infatuation. This can stem from a fascination with the inner workings of mechanical gadgets, a optimism in the growing worth of antique clocks, or preoccupation with objects that provide a window to the past. It can even be a combination of all three.

Followers of antique clock auctions know that the market value and interest in certain timepieces rises and falls in waves just like any antique or collectible object. The growth of antique clock online auctions has made it more convenient for collectors to purchase genuine quality timepieces such as modern luxury clocks, vintage clocks, and animated novelty clocks.

Antique clocks for sale are often highly sought after, particularly early 19th century American fine timepieces by Eli Terry, Joseph Ives, and the Willard family. Garniture sets are also popular collector pieces. Some collectors prefer luxury brands such as Tiffany, Seikosha, and Matthew Norman for their aesthetic value and modern attributes. Matthew Norman clocks include sleek and contemporary architectural timepieces and skeleton clocks. Skeletonized clocks are both visually and mechanically fascinating, leaving little room for doubt about why collectors would choose these works as a focal point.


Quick Facts

  • A Matthew Norman brass-cased carriage clock with alarm sold for $498 at Bonham’s in 2009
  • Seiko watches were worn in four James Bond films featuring Roger Moore from 1977 to 1985. A Seiko watch was also worn by Sean Connery in the 1983 Bond film “Never Say Never Again”

A rare nickel Seiko pilot’s wristwatch made for the Japanese Imperial Navy around 1941 sold for a price realized of $25,064 at Christie’s auctioneers in 2011

Recommended Items at Auction

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FRENCH CAST IRON MANTEL CLOCK
Jun 28, 11:00 AM EDT
FRENCH CAST IRON MANTEL CLOCK
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$40018 Bids
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CHELSEA SHIP'S BELL CLOCK AND BAROMETER
Jun 22, 1:00 PM EDT
CHELSEA SHIP'S BELL CLOCK AND BAROMETER
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $250- $10,000
$16015 Bids
Ansonia Royal Bonn Porcelain Mantel Clock
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Ansonia Royal Bonn Porcelain Mantel Clock
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$20012 Bids
Antique French Alabaster Mantle Clock
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique French Alabaster Mantle Clock
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$11012 Bids
19th C French AD MOUGIN Gilt Bronze Clock Set
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
19th C French AD MOUGIN Gilt Bronze Clock Set
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$1,00010 Bids
Edward Smith & Son Dublin antique bracket clock
Jun 23, 12:00 PM AEST
Edward Smith & Son Dublin antique bracket clock
by Lugosi Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD400- AUD800
AUD6209 Bids
1920’s Oswald Eye Rolling Dog Clock
Jun 22, 10:00 AM MST
1920’s Oswald Eye Rolling Dog Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$508 Bids
Ansonia Royal Bonn La Clairmont Porcelain Mantel Clock
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Ansonia Royal Bonn La Clairmont Porcelain Mantel Clock
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$456 Bids
A FINE GILT BRONZE NEOCLASSICAL MANTEL CLOCK ‘A CERCLES TOURNANTS’
Jun 23, 3:00 PM AEST
A FINE GILT BRONZE NEOCLASSICAL MANTEL CLOCK ‘A CERCLES TOURNANTS’
by Philips Auctions
Est: AUD10,000- AUD15,000
AUD4,5006 Bids
A CONTINENTAL BAROQUE BRACKET CLOCK
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A CONTINENTAL BAROQUE BRACKET CLOCK
by Nagel Auction
Est: €800- €1,200
€8505 Bids
A Chelsea maritime clock and barometer
Jun 25, 10:00 AM PDT
A Chelsea maritime clock and barometer
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $300- $500
$3755 Bids
Victorian Ansonia Clock in Pink Ceramic Case
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Victorian Ansonia Clock in Pink Ceramic Case
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$455 Bids
A LARGE CHINOISERIE PATTERN BRACKET CLOCK
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A LARGE CHINOISERIE PATTERN BRACKET CLOCK
by Nagel Auction
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,6005 Bids
Carriage clock with carillon
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
Carriage clock with carillon
by Nagel Auction
Est: €2,800- €3,800
€3,3004 Bids
A Regence ormolu mounted amaranth and bois satiné longcase clock
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A Regence ormolu mounted amaranth and bois satiné longcase clock
by Nagel Auction
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,1004 Bids
A late 19th century Vienna style walnut wall clock, with key, pendulum and weights, 94cm high.
Jul 01, 7:00 PM AEST
A late 19th century Vienna style walnut wall clock, with key, pendulum and weights, 94cm high.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD354 Bids
AARON WILLARD (ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, 1757-1844) ATTRIBUTED, MAHOGANY SHELF CLOCK
Jun 22, 9:00 AM EDT
AARON WILLARD (ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, 1757-1844) ATTRIBUTED, MAHOGANY SHELF CLOCK
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $600- $900
$6004 Bids
ANTIQUE GERMAN JAEGER LECOULTRE ENAMEL TRAVEL CLOCK
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE GERMAN JAEGER LECOULTRE ENAMEL TRAVEL CLOCK
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$1504 Bids
Antique Wattles & Sons Working Chelsea Ship’s Bell Brass Keywind Mantle Clock W/ Key
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Wattles & Sons Working Chelsea Ship’s Bell Brass Keywind Mantle Clock W/ Key
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$403 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Antique Clocks


Twents Veilinghuis

Twents Veilinghuis

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Bonhams

Bonhams

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.