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Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PM.1780.RX Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 New Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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White Rolesor Sky-Dweller Black Index Dial Jubilee Bracelet 326934
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26240OR.OO.1320OR.01 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
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NEW 2022 Royal Oak Chronograph Blue Dial
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Rolex Daytona 116519LN New White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Daytona 116519 DIAMOND DIAL
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
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Rolex Daytona 116506 New Platinum 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Platinum Ceramic Arabic Dial 116506
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW387901 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois
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41mm Stainless Steel 2022 Complete Set IW387901
$5,500
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990/1R-001 New Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Travel Time Rose Gold Blue 5990/1R-001 New 2021
$314,465
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Rolex Daytona 116508 Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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116508 Cosmograph Daytona 18k Yellow Gold Oyster Bracelet 40mm Green Dial
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV New Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
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NEW Submariner Date 40mm 116610LV Stainless Steel Hulk Green Dial Green Bezel
$28,000
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach
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16610 Stainless Steel
$9,975
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Q1368430 New Steel 39mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Oradell
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39mm 1368430
$9,750
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Rolex GMT-Master II 126719BLRO New White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 GMT-Master II BLUE 18KT White Gold
$42,500
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
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126610LN NEW 2022 DECEMBER Black 41 mm
$14,785
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 15500OR.OO.1220OR.01 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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41mm Rose Gold Converted Bracelet Black Dial 15500OR.OO.1220OR.01
$100,000
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Zenith Pilot Type 20 03.2435.679/51.I012 Unworn Steel 45mm Automatic United States of America
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Type 20 Blueprint Limited 250 Edition | Unworn
$6,740
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Rolex Datejust 36 126234-0017 New White gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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36mm Blue Dial Fluted Bezel Jubilee 126234 NEW 2021
$12,605
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Rolex Daytona 116503 Unworn Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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116503 Black Mother of Pearl (MOP) Diamond Tahitian Dial Two Tone Yellow Gold
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Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
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Cosmograph Chrono 116520 Black Stainless Automatic 40mm
$30,000
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334-0015 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York City
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126334 Fluted Blue Index - Jubilee Bracelet - Unworn 2022
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Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Daytona Sundust 116515
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Rolex Explorer II 226570 New Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
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226570 NEW 2022 NOVEMBER White Polar Oyster Steel 42 mm
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42 226659 New White gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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White Gold Yacht-Master 42 Watch - Falcon’S Eye Dial - Oysterflex Strap 226659
$65,000
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Glashütte Original SeaQ 1-39-11-13-83-70 Very good Steel 39.5mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Oradell
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Green Dial 39.5mm 13911138370
$7,850
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN New Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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40mm Ceramic Bezel White Dial 116500LN 2021 New
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933-0001 Unworn Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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2022 Sky-Dweller 326933 Oyster Bracelet 42mm Champagne Dial Two Tone Yellow Gold
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Rolex Day-Date 36 118139 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
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118139 White Gold Blue Dial
$21,000
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18348 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach
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Rolex Daytona 116503 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Orlando
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Cosmograph Daytona Two Tone Champagne Dial Yellow Gold 116503
$21,495
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 New Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Sky-Dweller BLUE OYSTER 326934
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
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126334 NEW 2022 NOVEMBER Wimbledon Slate Roman Oyster Steel 41 mm
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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18k White Gold amp; Steel Black Diamond Dial Jubilee (126334)
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 310.30.42.50.01.001 New Steel 42mm Manual winding United States of America, New Jersey, Oradell
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3861 Hesalite 310.30.42.50.01.001
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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41mm Mint Green Index Dial Smooth Bezel Oyster 126300 2022 New
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Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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116520 #34;APH" Dial Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel Black Dial COMPLETE
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Rolex Datejust 36 116243 Unworn Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
Rolex Datejust 36
116243
$18,500
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Tudor Black Bay 79230B Very good Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach
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Heritage Black Bay Blue 79230B Complete
$2,895
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Orlando
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Black Dial Oyster Bracelet 326934
$19,995
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326235 New Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Sky-Dweller RHODIUM 326235
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Rolex Datejust 31 78274 Very good Steel 31mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Midsize 31mm Steel and 18K Gold Datejust Watch 78274 MOP Arabic Dial
$6,426
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1R New Rose gold Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Moon Phase Rose Gold 40mm Brown Black Dial 5712/1R
$230,000
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Rolex Submariner Date 116613LN Good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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116613LN
$15,900
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Rolex Air King 126900 New Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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126900 Oyster New 2022
$9,705
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Rolex Submariner Date 126613lb Very good Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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126613LB 41mm Date Steel/Yellow Gold Two Tone Blue Bezel Blue Dial
$16,525
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 New Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
126660 Black Blue James Cameron Stainless Steel NEW
$17,800
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach
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IWC IW324711 New Ceramic Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Oradell
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Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun SFTI Set IW324711
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933 New Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Sky-Dweller BLACK Dial Jubilee
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 15450OR.OO.D088CR.01 Good Rose gold 37mm United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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37mm 18k Rose Gold Men's Watch 15450OR.OO.D088CR.01
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Stainless Steel #34;The Hulk" Green Dial Cerachrom Bezel 116610LV
$24,000
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-014 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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5711 40mm Stainless Steel Olive Green Dial 5711/1A-014 - 100% Complete July 2021
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Rolex Datejust 36 126234 New Steel 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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36mm Silver Dial Fluted Bezel Jubilee 126234 2021 NEW
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Rolex Daytona 116503 Unworn Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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2022 Daytona 116503 40mm Two Tone Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial UNWORN
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
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$15,200
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Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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2005 GMT-Master II UN-WORN Boxes Papers Pepsi Blue/Red Bezel Black Dial Steel 16710
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Rolex Datejust 36 16234 Good Steel 36mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26240ST.OO.1320ST.02 New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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26240ST.OO.1320ST.02
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Richard Mille RM 005 RM005 New Rose gold 38mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Springfield
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Fresh 2022 Service NEW
$125,000
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Rolex Daytona 116509 New White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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White Gold Daytona 40mm Meteorite Dial Steel and Black Oyster 116509
$125,000
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Rolex Explorer II 16570 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach
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16570 Stainless Steel Black Dial 40mm
$13,475
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 124300 New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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41mm Yellow Dial 124300 New 2021
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Mechanical Watches: Technical Masterpieces

The mechanical watch is one of humanity's most important cultural innovations. For centuries, watches have been keeping track of time. Today, there is a myriad of environmentally-friendly mechanical watches running precisely without a battery.


Highlights

  • Watchmaking art - a fine piece of craftsmanship on your wrist
  • Incredible variety: a watch for every budget and taste
  • No batteries required: manual and automatic calibers
  • Famous diving watches such as the Rolex Submariner
  • Inexpensive automatic watch: Tissot PRS 516

Mechanical Watches: A Cultural Revival

Watch lovers and collectors have been enthusiastically celebrating mechanical watches for decades. Wristwatches from Rolex or Patek Philippe are considered some of the most coveted luxury watches there are, and for good reason. Both manufacturers produce mechanical timepieces that are valuable and maintain their worth. Some vintage models and limited editions even increase in value over the years.

However, there was a time when mechanical watches had a difficult time surviving. With the rise of inexpensive quartz watches in the 1970s, many watch manufacturers found themselves in extreme hardship. Some brands were forced to quit and have since disappeared; today, they are only known by watch experts. Before the quartz boom, mechanical wristwatches and pocket watches were everyday items. If you wanted to know the current time, you needed a watch, and at that time, most had a mechanical movement. However, since quartz watches were less expensive than their mechanical siblings in the mid-1970s, quartz timepieces almost completely wiped mechanical ones off the map.

Mechanical watches experienced a comeback in the beginning of the 1980s, however. Watch lovers and collectors rediscovered the charm of a ticking mechanical movement, and felt able to accept deviations of seconds or minutes. However, it was really about the technology and precision engineering inside the watch. Since most manufacturers switched to making quartz watches, fans of mechanical watches had to find these timepieces at flea markets, auctions, and in leftover stock. In those days, it was easy to get a good bargain. That changed a few years later when the demand for old mechanical watches exceeded the supply. Traditional watch manufacturers noticed this change and began to offer mechanical watches in their collections once again. New brands and manufacturers also began to spring up in abundance, such as the German brand Nomos. Roland Schwertner founded this business in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Classic watchmaking has been experiencing a renaissance and a completely unexpected boom in sales. Wristwatches have transformed from a basic commodity to a status symbol for both men and women.


Introductory Mechanical Watches

There is an abundance of mechanical watches, from inexpensive pre-owned or new models to mid-priced new watches to exclusive pieces which can cost upwards of a million euros. You can find pre-owned vintage watches from brands such as Seiko for less than 100 euros . These watches are often in good condition and are an inexpensive introduction to the world of mechanical watches. You can also find new watches from Japanese manufacturers such as Citizen, Orient, and Seiko in the 100 - 200 euros price range. There are many manufacturers, such as Junkers or Zeppelin, that use Japanese movements from Miyota in their introductory models. Miyota is Citizen's caliber department.

Swiss mechanical watches are also available at inexpensive prices. A used, vintage Tissot watch costs between 100 and 400 euros. A new Tissot PRS 516 , one of their most famous and popular models, costs around 500 euros. A highlight in this collection is the Powermatic 80 variant, with an impressive 80-hour power reserve. It's available for around 700 euros; usually, watches with long power reserves cost a few thousand euros. With an added stopwatch function, a used PRS-516 costs around 1,000 euros. New watches from this series cost around 1,600 euros. Mechanical watches from Certina, Hamilton, or Longines are in a similar price range to Tissot's.


Luxury Mechanical Watches from Omega and Rolex

The Swiss watch manufacturer Omega has an excellent reputation in the watch industry. Their timepieces are defined by their innovative technology, appealing designs, and an excellent price-performance ratio. One of Omega's most popular models is the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. This chronograph was the first to reach the Moon. Pre-owned models in very good condition are available for around 2,500 euros. New, the Speedmaster Professional costs at least 3,000 euros. Special editions like the Silver Snoopy Award Limited Edition have doubled in value: originally, the watch cost 5,900 euros, while it now costs 12,000 euros new.

Rolex is probably the most famous watch brand worldwide. There's no other brand that stands for luxury and prestige like Rolex does. The Submariner and the Daytona are two of the most sought-after Rolex models. The bicolor Daytona is available pre-owned starting for around 8,500 euros. Pre-owned Daytonas made of stainless steel, however, cost at least 10,000 euros. New, the bicolor model costs 10,000 euros; a new stainless steel model costs around 14,000 euros. Stainless steel Rolex watches are especially in demand and thus maintain a more stable value. The Paul Newman Daytona is also quite popular. This model can be identified by its contrasting dial edges and subdials. The numbers on the dial are in an Art Deco style. Models with reference number 6239 are particularly rare. If they feature a Paul Newman design, these watches can easily cost over 100,000 euros.

The Rolex Submariner, one of the first diving watches ever produced, is available pre-owned for around 4,500 euros. New models without a date display and the distinctive date magnifier cost about 6,000 euros. With a date display, the Submariner costs around 7,000 euros. A vintage Submariner with reference number 1680 and red writing on the dial costs between 10,000 and 20,000 euros. It earned its nickname "Red Sub" thanks to its characteristic red text.


Manual Winding Mechanical Watches

Every mechanical movement has multiple gears. In each movement, the energy for the movement of the wheels comes from a specific storage. In large grandfather clocks, these are weights attached to chains, and the chains must be pulled in order to wind the movement. Pocket watches and wristwatches, on the other hand, have mainsprings which can be wound via a key or a crown. The potential energy stored in the wound mainspring is released to the train in a controlled fashion. Mainsprings were also what made it possible to downsize movements. Another pioneering invention was the concept of crown winding, which made easy-to-lose keys obsolete. One of the first pocket watches with crown winding came from Louis Audemars. The business introduced this watch feature in 1838. You can also set the hands using the crown.

A mechanical movement functions very simply in theory. The mainspring receives its energy via the crown, winding stem, and wheels of the winding system. In order to prevent the mainspring from suddenly unrolling, there's a small stopwork. The train reduces the high force of the mainspring. The train's transmission is calculated so precisely that the seconds wheel makes a full rotation every minute. The escapement is located at the end. It's comprised of a pallet and an escape wheel. The escapement prevents the train from going out of control, and it ensures the watch keeps running by forwarding tiny force pulses to the balance wheel. The balance wheel keeps the pace of the movement, oscillating back and forth. It's comprised of the balance rim and balance spring, which is the beating heart of every mechanical caliber. Without the balance spring, the balance wheel along with the entire movement would stop moving after a short time. Thus, the escapement and oscillation systems form the base of every mechanical watch.

The motion train is located under the dial. Generally, this reduces the center wheel's number of revolutions by one-twelfth. The center wheel makes one rotation on its own axis every 60 minutes. Thus, the hour hand makes one full rotation every 12 hours.

Several different manufacturers are still producing manual winding mechanical calibers, such as Junghans, Nomos, Patek Philippe, and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Technical Details of Manual Winding Watches

  • Movement design allows for flat cases
  • Manual winding
  • Runs without a battery for up to 8 days

Automatic Mechanical Watches

The invention of automatic winding revolutionized the mechanical watch, as automatic watches wind themselves just by being worn. The regular morning ritual of winding your wristwatch ceased to exist. In order for the watch to automatically wind, a rotor is used. Thanks to the constant force of gravity, it's always being pulled towards the center of the Earth. When you move your arm up and down, the rotor rotates around in the case and winds the mainspring.

Winding occurs uni- or bidirectionally, depending on the movement. A bidirectional winding system has the advantage that the movement's winding rotor is wound to the right and to the left. A unidirectional winding system powers the movement by winding it in one direction. Therefore, it takes longer to fully wind the watch. The Pellaton winding system is an especially efficient winding system. It winds the movement bidirectionally, using small movements of the oscillating mass. The inventor of the Pellaton winding system was Albert Pellaton, the technical director at the International Watch Company from 1944 to 1966.

Both winding systems have a so-called reduction gear. This converts the fast movements of the rotor into slower ones with a higher torque. The end of the mainspring is not directly connected to the barrel. Rather, the end is connected to the so-called slipping spring so that the mainspring doesn't break off. When the movement is fully wound, the slipping spring slides along the inner wall of the barrel.

Mechanical watches with an automatic caliber have many advantages to offer. For one, they're convenient, as they don't need to be wound by hand. They also don't require batteries to run, making them generally more environmentally friendly than quartz watches. Generally, automatic movements are also more precise than manual movements, as the oscillating mass provides constant tension to the mainspring. That involves constant torque, which positively affects the amplitude. Amplitude is a term referring to the degree of rotation the balance wheel moves per oscillation.

Amongst watchmakers, the in-house, automatic Rolex calibers are considered some of the best, most robust, and most precise movements in existence.

Technical Details of Automatic Watches

  • Wind automatically while being worn
  • Often more precise than manual winding watches
  • Environmentally friendly: no battery

Mechanical Watches with Special Complications

Most mechanical watches limit themselves to displaying the time and the date. Automatic winding is one of the most common complications utilized in watches. A complication is a function of a mechanical movement that goes beyond displaying the hours, minutes, and seconds. Watchmakers also differentiate between small and large complications. Small complications are, for example, date or day of the week displays or power reserve indicators. A diving watch's rotatable bezel, moon phase display, or a GMT watch's second time zone are also small complications. Complications like minute repetition, perpetual calendars, and large and small striking works are considered large complications . A stopwatch function is also a large complication. In comparison to a perpetual calendar, a stopwatch function is similarly intricate, but more common and much less expensive.

The Swiss manufacturer Patek Philippe is known for their especially complicated watches. Their 1932 Graves Supercomplication pocket watch, as well as the Calibre 89 from 1989, are considered some of their most intricate pieces. The Graves Supercomplication, a special project for the New York banker Henry Graves, Jr., has an impressive 24 complications. Among these complications are a perpetual calendar, double chronograph to time intervening periods, and different astronomical displays. In 1989, the Calibre 89 replaced the Graves Supercomplication as the most complicated pocket watch in the world. The Calibre 89 has 33 different functions and remains one of the most complicated pocket watches in the world to date. It has a full perpetual calendar, a split-seconds chronograph, an indicator for the moon's age and phases, astronomical functions, a minute repeater, an alarm, and both a grande and petite sonnerie.

One of the most complicated wristwatches in the world is the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime with 20 complications. The timepiece has multiple acoustic complications, such as a minute repeater, petite sonnerie, grand sonnerie , an alarm with time strike, and a perpetual date repeater. The watch can also function as an alarm. It can even chime the time. Furthermore, it displays a second time zone, a perpetual calendar, power reserve indicators for the going train and strikework, a day and night display, and a moon phase display. The caliber 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM, which powers the Grandmaster Chime, is comprised of 1,366 pieces. The watch's red gold case is very finely chiseled, and in order to display all of the complications, the watch has a dial on the front and back side. Patek Philippe calls this "double face." There are only seven Grandmaster Chime watches in the world, one of which is located in the Patek Philippe Museum. This extravagant watch costs around 6.4 million euros.