Watches & Watch accessories

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Patek Philippe watches

Patek Philippe is one of the most famous and sought-after names in the watches market.

An Ercol side cabinet

Choose the sustainable route – buy at auction

Whether you’re looking for fashion, furniture or watches, buying pre-loved items at auction is always a sustainable choice compared with buying newly manufactured goods.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch

Rolex, Omega, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Breitling, IWC – five watches from leading brands coming up at auction

Examples of many of the world’s leading watch brands appear regularly at auction, giving you the chance to buy a pre-loved wristwatch often at prices well below retail levels.

A Bulova chronograph watch

Time to bid on a Bulova

"America runs on Bulova time" - so said the the world's first paid-for television advertisement broadcast on before a baseball game on July 1 1941.

Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Rolex watches: Opportunities abound for buying luxury brands online auctions

When it comes to wristwatches, Rolex remains among the world’s most recognisable status symbols.

Omega Seamaster watch


When almost perfect time can be kept by mobile phones, many people are looking to their wristwatch for something different.

Justin Hast

My best auction buy: Justin Hast

Justin Hast, editor of The Watch Annual, watch photographer and writer.

Best Auction Buys
George III 18ct pocket watch

Pocket watches

Pocket watches, pendant watches and fob watches were the precursors of the wristwatch.

TSR pocket watch bishop.jpg

Pocket watches – time to grab a bargain

Thirty or 40 years ago to be a ‘watch collector’ was to collect antique pocket watches. Today it is the vintage branded mechanical wristwatch that has become the ultimate male accessory.

Breitling Navitimer

Breitling watches

Léon Breitling was a skilled watchmaker who began crafting timepieces and measuring tools from his workshop in St-Imier in Switzerland in the 19th century.