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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 302 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • RAYMOND WEIL 'FLAMENCO' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL 'FLAMENCO' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £80
  • 9CT GOLD LADY'S BUECHE-GIROD WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD LADY'S BUECHE-GIROD WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £340
  • STERLING SILVER LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £70
  • SEKONDA WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SEKONDA WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £20
  • ROTARY 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROTARY 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £160
  • ANTIQUE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL WATCH WITH A 9CT WHITE GOLD BRACELET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ANTIQUE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL WATCH WITH A 9CT WHITE GOLD BRACELET Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £240
  • TISSOT 9CT WHITE GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TISSOT 9CT WHITE GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £180
  • OMEGA GOLD-PLATED LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA GOLD-PLATED LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £40
  • ROLEX GENTLEMAN'S 18CT GOLD WRIST WATCH, CIRCA 1973, WITH PAPERS & ORIGINAL BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROLEX GENTLEMAN'S 18CT GOLD WRIST WATCH, CIRCA 1973, WITH PAPERS & ORIGINAL BOX Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £5,000
  • 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £25
  • ORIS STAINLESS STEEL-CASED GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ORIS STAINLESS STEEL-CASED GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £100