Pocket Watches 

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We hold four pocket watch auctions each year and offer a free watch valuation service from our qualified expert, as well as a free collection service for items consigned to our auctions. 

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Pocket Watch Valuations & Auctions Overview 


Pocket watches are something that most of us have inherited, either from relatives that were presented a gold ‘25/50 years of service’ to a particular workplace, or perhaps a pair cased pocket watch once owned by a well-dressed relative from couple of generations back. This auction category is endlessly exciting in the fact that these pieces are most likely languishing away in a drawer, with owners unaware of the value or potential appeal to horological collectors. In a similar vein, Albert chains, watch chains, and even decorative watch keys also sell exceptionally well at auction.

The Market for Pocket Watches 

Despite obvious changes in fashion and how we now wear and display our timepieces, the market for pocket watches remains incredibly strong at auction, with keen collectors searching for fine and unique examples of the category. Gold and silver pocket watches do retain a certain intrinsic value owing to their case material, however there are additional factors that really help these pieces fly at auction. Areas of particular interest include age, complication, provenance, local interest and case detailing. 

Wondering what your pocket watch may fetch at auction? Feel free to get in touch with us for a free and confidential auction valuation. Our quarterly Fine Jewellery & Watches Sales regularly sell a wide variety of timepieces and attract brilliant prices owing to our cataloguing, presentation, viewing events and well-established network of collectors and bidders.



Meet the Watch Valuation Specialist

Liz Bailey Watch Specialist

Liz Bailey, MA, FGA, DGA

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