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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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Brand New Mother of Pearl Dial 31mm Oysterperpetual Rol
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Brand New Mother of Pearl Dial 31mm Oysterperpetual Rol
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $35,000- $39,000
$24,0000 Bids
Used Oysterperpetual Datejust 41mm 'Chocolate Dial' oys
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Used Oysterperpetual Datejust 41mm 'Chocolate Dial' oys
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $16,000- $18,000
$12,5000 Bids
Rolex Sprite Ref. 126720VTNR Comes with Box & Papers
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Rolex Sprite Ref. 126720VTNR Comes with Box & Papers
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $35,000- $37,000
$20,0000 Bids
Brand New 31mm Pastel Green Rolex Osyterperpetual Comes
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Brand New 31mm Pastel Green Rolex Osyterperpetual Comes
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $12,000- $14,000
$7,5000 Bids
New Rolex Skydweller 'Blue Dial' Comes with Box & Paper
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
New Rolex Skydweller 'Blue Dial' Comes with Box & Paper
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $35,000- $45,000
$23,0000 Bids
Rolex 116400gv Milgauss Comes with Box & Papers
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Rolex 116400gv Milgauss Comes with Box & Papers
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $19,000- $22,000
$12,0000 Bids
New Rolex 18k Gold Presidential DayDate Comes with Box
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
New Rolex 18k Gold Presidential DayDate Comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $65,000- $75,000
$42,0000 Bids
Rolex DayDate w/ Factory Baguette Diamond Dial Comes wi
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Rolex DayDate w/ Factory Baguette Diamond Dial Comes wi
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $60,000- $65,000
$45,0000 Bids
Used Rolex Submariner Comes with Box & Papers
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Used Rolex Submariner Comes with Box & Papers
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $15,000- $19,000
$10,0000 Bids
Rolex DayDate Green Dial 18k White Gold Comes with Box
May 18, 8:00 AM PDT
Rolex DayDate Green Dial 18k White Gold Comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $55,000- $59,000
$42,0000 Bids
A watchmaker's lathe, probably England, 19th century
May 29, 7:00 PM CEST
A watchmaker's lathe, probably England, 19th century
by Vendu Rotterdam
Est: €200- €400
€1600 Bids
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Rolex ovetto oro giallo
May 28, 11:30 AM CEST
Rolex ovetto oro giallo
by Faraone Casa d'Aste
Est: €6,500- €8,000
€6,5000 Bids
ASSORTED POCKET & WRIST WATCH PARTS 10.4 LBS
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
ASSORTED POCKET & WRIST WATCH PARTS 10.4 LBS
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $80- $120
$200 Bids
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Rolex ovetto oro giallo
May 28, 11:30 AM CEST
Rolex ovetto oro giallo
by Faraone Casa d'Aste
Est: €4,500- €6,000
€4,4000 Bids
Brand New 31mm Pastel Green Rolex Osyterperpetual Comes
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
Brand New 31mm Pastel Green Rolex Osyterperpetual Comes
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $12,000- $14,000
$7,5000 Bids
Brand New 'White Dial' Rolex Skydweller Comes with Box
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
Brand New 'White Dial' Rolex Skydweller Comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $35,000- $50,000
$21,0000 Bids
Rolex Sprite Ref. 126720VTNR Comes with Box & Papers
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
Rolex Sprite Ref. 126720VTNR Comes with Box & Papers
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $35,000- $37,000
$20,0000 Bids
New Rolex 18k Gold Presidential DayDate Comes with Box
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
New Rolex 18k Gold Presidential DayDate Comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $65,000- $75,000
$42,0000 Bids
Used Rolex Submariner Comes with Box & Papers
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
Used Rolex Submariner Comes with Box & Papers
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $15,000- $19,000
$10,0000 Bids
New Rolex Skydweller 'Blue Dial' Comes with Box & Paper
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
New Rolex Skydweller 'Blue Dial' Comes with Box & Paper
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $35,000- $45,000
$23,0000 Bids
Used Oysterperpetual Datejust 41mm 'Chocolate Dial' oys
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
Used Oysterperpetual Datejust 41mm 'Chocolate Dial' oys
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $16,000- $18,000
$12,5000 Bids
Rolex DayDate Green Dial 18k White Gold Comes with Box
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
Rolex DayDate Green Dial 18k White Gold Comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $55,000- $59,000
$42,0000 Bids
Rolex DayDate w/ Factory Baguette Diamond Dial Comes wi
May 19, 8:00 AM PDT
Rolex DayDate w/ Factory Baguette Diamond Dial Comes wi
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $60,000- $65,000
$45,0000 Bids
New Rolex 18k Gold Presidential DayDate Comes with Box
May 21, 8:00 AM PDT
New Rolex 18k Gold Presidential DayDate Comes with Box
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $65,000- $75,000
$42,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Watch Tools & Parts


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Gold Standard Auctions

Gold Standard Auctions

Faraone Casa d'Aste

Faraone Casa d'Aste

Vendu Rotterdam

Vendu Rotterdam