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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 608 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • SEIKO STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SEIKO STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £60
  • VINTAGE ROLEX 9CT GOLD WRIST at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VINTAGE ROLEX 9CT GOLD WRIST Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £320
  • GENEVAN WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GENEVAN WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £120
  • GOLD-TONE POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD-TONE POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £50
  • OMEGA 'CONSTELLATION' STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 'CONSTELLATION' STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £260
  • CARTIER 18CT GOLD AND STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 18CT GOLD AND STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £2,400
  • 9CT GOLD 'SOVEREIGN' QUARTZ WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD 'SOVEREIGN' QUARTZ WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £120
  • BUECHE GIROD 9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BUECHE GIROD 9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £1,100
  • BRIETLING COLT STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BRIETLING COLT STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £1,000
  • MAURICE LACROIX WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MAURICE LACROIX WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £180