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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 - auction results

There have been 457 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • RAYMOND WEIL STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £180
  • LONGINES 9CT GOLD-CASED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LONGINES 9CT GOLD-CASED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £120
  • ZENITH 9CT GOLD-CASED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ZENITH 9CT GOLD-CASED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £260
  • OMEGA STAINLESS STEEL AND LEATHER GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA STAINLESS STEEL AND LEATHER GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £400
  • MICHAEL KORS STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MICHAEL KORS STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £40
  • 'SANTOS DE CARTIER' STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    'SANTOS DE CARTIER' STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £1,100
  • FAUX CORAL BEADS AND EMPORIO WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    FAUX CORAL BEADS AND EMPORIO WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £20
  • 1950'S ROLEX PRECISION GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    1950'S ROLEX PRECISION GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £1,100
  • TISSOT '1853' STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH WITH BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TISSOT '1853' STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH WITH BOX Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £120
  • TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £400
  • ROTARY 9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROTARY 9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £90