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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.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Men’s Fashion Watches Including Heuer and Citizen Eco-Drive
May 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Men’s Fashion Watches Including Heuer and Citizen Eco-Drive
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$1,10015 Bids
Lot of Watches LOT 164
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Lot of Watches LOT 164
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$2411 Bids
VINTAGE WWII MENS ELIDA MILITARY WATCH
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
VINTAGE WWII MENS ELIDA MILITARY WATCH
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $500- $1,000
$449 Bids
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CITIZEN AEROCHRON CALIBER C046 BALLOONIST WATCH
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
CITIZEN AEROCHRON CALIBER C046 BALLOONIST WATCH
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $150- $10,000
$507 Bids
70th Anniversary Wizard of Oz Watch LOT 901
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
70th Anniversary Wizard of Oz Watch LOT 901
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$167 Bids
Ollendorff Watch LOT 901
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Ollendorff Watch LOT 901
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$227 Bids
Citizen Ego-Drive Wrist Watch In Box
May 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Citizen Ego-Drive Wrist Watch In Box
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$1004 Bids
WORLD POKER TOUR Silver tone Quartz watch and Box
May 28, 7:00 PM EDT
WORLD POKER TOUR Silver tone Quartz watch and Box
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $80- $120
$252 Bids
Lot of Watches and Watch Gears LOT 319
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Lot of Watches and Watch Gears LOT 319
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
LOT OF ASST. WRISTWATCHES
May 27, 11:00 AM EDT
LOT OF ASST. WRISTWATCHES
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Lot of Watches LOT 164
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Lot of Watches LOT 164
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
Vintage Carved Box w/Inlay and Five Men’s Watches, +Other
May 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Vintage Carved Box w/Inlay and Five Men’s Watches, +Other
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$402 Bids
Men's Chilli Beans Watch LOT 1315
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Men's Chilli Beans Watch LOT 1315
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
Benrus and Belforte Watches LOT 901
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Benrus and Belforte Watches LOT 901
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
Vintage Ball Official Standard Wrist Watch
Jun 08, 10:30 AM PDT
Vintage Ball Official Standard Wrist Watch
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Five Vintage Stauer, Nixon, Smash, And Connect Watches
Jun 08, 10:30 AM PDT
Five Vintage Stauer, Nixon, Smash, And Connect Watches
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Apollo Mechanical Stop Watch
May 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Apollo Mechanical Stop Watch
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Mixed lot of Pocket Watches and Wrist Watches
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Mixed lot of Pocket Watches and Wrist Watches
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $75- $100
$251 Bid
MEN'S WATCHES LOT
Jun 13, 12:00 PM EDT
MEN'S WATCHES LOT
by Legacies Old & New, Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
10+ POUNDS OF WATCHES COINS MILITARY JEWELRY MIX
Jun 05, 9:00 AM EDT
10+ POUNDS OF WATCHES COINS MILITARY JEWELRY MIX
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
WWII US ARMY AIR FORCE BULOVA MILITARY WATCH A11
Jun 05, 9:00 AM EDT
WWII US ARMY AIR FORCE BULOVA MILITARY WATCH A11
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $300
$501 Bid
5 men's watches
Jun 03, 12:00 PM PDT
5 men's watches
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $20- $100
$101 Bid
Bulova Gentleman's Wrist Watch
May 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Bulova Gentleman's Wrist Watch
by Nye & Company
Est: $25- $250
$101 Bid
Vintage Chronograph
Jun 08, 11:00 AM CEST
Vintage Chronograph
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Men's Watches - General


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

International Auction Gallery

International Auction Gallery

Turner Auctions + Appraisals

Turner Auctions + Appraisals

Jones Auction House LLC

Jones Auction House LLC