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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 423 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £280
  • EBEL STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    EBEL STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £200
  • ART DECO 'CRUSADER' 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ART DECO 'CRUSADER' 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £120
  • ZENITH 9CT GOLD-CASED GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ZENITH 9CT GOLD-CASED GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £650
  • BAUME & MERCIER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BAUME & MERCIER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £400
  • BAUME & MERCIER GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BAUME & MERCIER GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £240
  • BRIETLING 'COLT' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH WITH LEATHER STRAP, ALSO WITH ORIGINAL BRACELET STRAP at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BRIETLING 'COLT' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH WITH LEATHER STRAP, ALSO WITH ORIGINAL BRACELET STRAP Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £800
  • MAURICE LACROIX STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MAURICE LACROIX STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £50
  • TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £220
  • RAYMOND WEIL 18CT GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL 18CT GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £120
  • OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH IN ORIGINAL BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH IN ORIGINAL BOX Sale Date: 08 November 2018
    Result: £200