Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

From early timekeeping devices to precision regulators, the Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments department covers centuries of invention and function with trusted appraisals and world-competitive auctions.




Appraisal and Auction Services

Expert clockmakers and specialists in the fields of science and technology bring together a wide range of important historical and scientific material for auctions twice annually. From mechanical music and automata to Simon Willard clocks, offerings at Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auctions attract an international audience of collectors, dealers, and curators. In 2011, Skinner sold the Bond Shop Astronomical Regulator No. 396, one of only three known examples in the world, for $539,500.

Appraisals and Consignment

Appraisers of clocks and scientific instruments at Skinner bring a depth of knowledge, decades of experience, and attention to detail to every appraisal and evaluation. Meet with a science or clocks specialist at our Boston and Marlborough Galleries, or submit items for evaluation online. Contact us to learn more about your valuable antique instruments and timekeepers. Learn about selling at Skinner.

Buying Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments at Auction

Spinning gears, rotating dials, and singing boxes excite and intrigue both beginning and advanced collectors at a Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction. We offer nautical antiques, instruments of celestial navigation, telescopes, microscopes, globes, early medical material, mechanical music and automata, patent models and timekeeping devices. With honest condition information, respected provenance, and lower premiums, Skinner offers personal and professional service. Learn about buying at Skinner.

Contact Us

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments
274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-970-3201
Fax: 508-970-3100


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