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Wrist Watches

Wrist Watches

Wrist watches were a natural development from the evolution of the pocket watch in the 17th Century. Patek Philippe & Co., perhaps one of the most well known brands today, made the first ever wrist watch in 1868, pioneering many functions including split seconds hand, chronograph and perpetual calendar. However, it wasn’t until 1904 that wrist watches became an acceptable piece for gentlemen to wear when the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont asked his friend Louis Cartier to create a piece that would enable him to time his flights whilst keeping both hands on his controls. In response to this, Cartier and his watchmaker developed the first gent’s wristwatch aptly named the ‘Santos’ and, helped greatly by Dumont’s celebrity status, the wearing of a wrist watch became acceptable amongst gentlemen.

Today there is a plethora of quality wrist watch brands, for both ladies and gentlemen alike to choose from; from Rolex and Cartier to Patek Philipe and Longines, never has there been a greater choice.

Wrist Watches - lots currently for auction

There are currently 17 item(s) in ongoing auctions

Wrist Watches - auction results

There have been 354 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • 1950'S OMEGA 14CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    1950'S OMEGA 14CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £480
  • 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £100
  • FOLLI FOLLIE STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    FOLLI FOLLIE STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £50
  • EMPORIO ARMANI STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET UNISEX WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    EMPORIO ARMANI STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET UNISEX WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £50
  • GENT'S 9CT GOLD RECORD WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GENT'S 9CT GOLD RECORD WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £440
  • CWC WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CWC WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £60
  • MOVADO 14CT GOLD-CASED LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MOVADO 14CT GOLD-CASED LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £100
  • 9CT GOLD CASED LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CASED LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £80
  • LONGINES PRESENCE GOLD-PLATED GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LONGINES PRESENCE GOLD-PLATED GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £160
  • D&G WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    D&G WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 26 April 2018
    Result: £20
  • FOSSIL WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    FOSSIL WATCH Sale Date: 26 April 2018
    Result: £20