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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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IWC RATTRAPANTE CHRONOGRAPH STANLESS WRIST WATCH
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
IWC RATTRAPANTE CHRONOGRAPH STANLESS WRIST WATCH
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$2,20030 Bids
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GERALD GENTA RETRO SOLO JUMP HOUR MEN'S AUTOMATIC WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
GERALD GENTA RETRO SOLO JUMP HOUR MEN'S AUTOMATIC WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1,40016 Bids
Bulova 214 Accutron Spaceview
May 09, 11:00 AM EDT
Bulova 214 Accutron Spaceview
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $250- $450
$9513 Bids
NINE VINTAGE MENS WATCHES
Apr 24, 9:00 AM CDT
NINE VINTAGE MENS WATCHES
by Jackson's International
Est: $100- $150
$55011 Bids
Rare Angelus Chronodate 14k Gold Chronograph Triple Calendar Vintage Mens Watch
May 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Rare Angelus Chronodate 14k Gold Chronograph Triple Calendar Vintage Mens Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$22510 Bids
A VINTAGE ZENITH SPORTO WRISTWATCH
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
A VINTAGE ZENITH SPORTO WRISTWATCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD900- AUD1,200
AUD30010 Bids
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EDOX CHRONOFFSHORE-1 AUTOMATIC WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
EDOX CHRONOFFSHORE-1 AUTOMATIC WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$22010 Bids
IWC DA VINCI PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRIST WATCH IOB
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
IWC DA VINCI PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRIST WATCH IOB
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$1,90010 Bids
BULOVA ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
BULOVA ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW 100TH ANNIVERSARY
by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $200- $400
$2008 Bids
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ALPINA RED SEASTRONG DIVER 300 AUTOMATIC WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
ALPINA RED SEASTRONG DIVER 300 AUTOMATIC WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2208 Bids
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RARE! VINTAGE 14K YELLOW GOLD ACCUTRON DOCTOR'S DATE MEN'S WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
RARE! VINTAGE 14K YELLOW GOLD ACCUTRON DOCTOR'S DATE MEN'S WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2207 Bids
TAG HEUER 2000 AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
TAG HEUER 2000 AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$1257 Bids
IWC Pilot Watch Flieger UTC
May 09, 11:00 AM EDT
IWC Pilot Watch Flieger UTC
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $2,200- $2,500
$9506 Bids
A good mid 20th century Clebar ref. 1198 wrist chronograph with Valjoux 72 movement
Apr 28, 11:00 AM EDT
A good mid 20th century Clebar ref. 1198 wrist chronograph with Valjoux 72 movement
by Schmitt Horan & Co.
Est: $800- $1,200
$9506 Bids
ULYSSEE NARDIN Montre "San Marco" Dual time No.1582
Apr 25, 2:30 PM CEST
ULYSSEE NARDIN Montre "San Marco" Dual time No.1582
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €750- €1,000
€7506 Bids
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EMPORIO ARMANI CERAMICA WHITE SKELETON MEN'S AUTOMATIC WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
EMPORIO ARMANI CERAMICA WHITE SKELETON MEN'S AUTOMATIC WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$456 Bids
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NIXON THE ROTOLOG WHITE STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
NIXON THE ROTOLOG WHITE STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$405 Bids
IWC Pilot Automatic Chronograph
May 09, 11:00 AM EDT
IWC Pilot Automatic Chronograph
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $2,200- $2,500
$2205 Bids
VINTAGE BLANCPAIN 53 JEWEL CYCLOTRON WRISTWATCH
Apr 24, 9:00 AM CDT
VINTAGE BLANCPAIN 53 JEWEL CYCLOTRON WRISTWATCH
by Jackson's International
Est: $500- $750
$7005 Bids
Panerai "Luminor Due" Stainless Wristwatch, having original box, papers, extra band, ID card, etcetera
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Panerai "Luminor Due" Stainless Wristwatch, having original box, papers, extra band, ID card, etcetera
by Nadeau's Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $400
$2,0005 Bids
Bulova Super Compressor Dive Watch
May 09, 11:00 AM EDT
Bulova Super Compressor Dive Watch
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$605 Bids
Concord 18K Gold Swiss Wristwatch and Leather Band
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Concord 18K Gold Swiss Wristwatch and Leather Band
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2505 Bids
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FREDERIQUE CONSTANT CLASSICS INDEX AUTOMATIC WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT CLASSICS INDEX AUTOMATIC WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids
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FREDERIQUE CONSTANT HIGHLIFE HEART BEAT RETROGRADE AUTOMATIC WATCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT HIGHLIFE HEART BEAT RETROGRADE AUTOMATIC WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1405 Bids

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