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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 315 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • LONGINES GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LONGINES GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £70
  • ROAMER 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROAMER 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £50
  • SEKONDA GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY’S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SEKONDA GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY’S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £20
  • WITTNAUER GENT'S GOLD-PLATED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WITTNAUER GENT'S GOLD-PLATED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £120
  • BULOVA GENT'S GOLD-TONE WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BULOVA GENT'S GOLD-TONE WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £70
  • WITTNAUER GENT'S GOLD-PLATED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WITTNAUER GENT'S GOLD-PLATED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £70
  • MOVADO GENTS WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MOVADO GENTS WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £340
  • CHOPARD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CHOPARD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 09 November 2017
    Result: £900
  • ACCURIST STAINLESS STEEL GENTS WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ACCURIST STAINLESS STEEL GENTS WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 09 November 2017
    Result: £40
  • 9CT GOLD LADY'S WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD LADY'S WATCH Sale Date: 09 November 2017
    Result: £160
  • ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL WATCH Sale Date: 09 November 2017
    Result: £1,700