clocks and watches at Chorley's

Clocks & watches 


There is always considerable demand for good quality clocks and interest in vintage wristwatches has soared during the past few years.

Traditional 18th and 19th Century table, bracket and mantel clocks meet with keen demand and the traditional grandfather clock is now a ‘must buy’ at the very reasonable levels they are achieving at auction.

Watches by Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier are selling well and World War II Military watches have also surged in value. The Spetchley Park house sale included a rare early 17th Century pocket watch by Richard Masterson and two wonderful French minute and quarter repeating calendar clocks. Watches of this rarity need considerable research before sale and Chorley’s can call on the country’s leading horologists for help in this.

Recent highlights include an 'A George III eight-day, hour repeat bracket clock by John Ellicott, London' sold for £13,000, and a 'gentleman's Rolex Oyster Explorer wristwatch' sold for £8,000.