Watches

Skinner auctions span the history of timekeeping and showcase some of the finest examples for seasoned collectors and newcomers alike.

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Horology is a field of great fascination, both historically and mechanically. From early devices such as the hourglass and sundial to the modern perfection of a split-second chronograph, perpetual calendar, or minute repeater, students of time and its keeping always have new facets of the art to discover—for seasoned collectors and newcomers alike.

Skinner auctions span the history of timekeeping and showcase some of the finest examples: timepieces from the Vallee de Joux, Liverpool, or here in America, for both wrist and pocket. Offerings include the collection of the late John F. Gelson, the last President of the Hamilton Watch Company, to a Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph reference 39070E, to an early 1963 Rolex glossy black dial "Explorer" reference 1016. We have also achieved world record prices for the rare Tornek Rayville TR900 dive watch.

Whether you are looking for assistance curating your collection -- refining within a particular time period or maker's range, or have found a new area of focus -- or are seeking to sell pocketwatchs and wristwatches, we have the deep market knowledge to advise you. Contact department director Jonathan Dowling to discuss buying or selling watches.

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