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Men's Watches

Prior to World War I, men long preferred a discrete pocket watch to a wristwatch. As soldiers discovered the value of quickly being able to check the time on their wrist, wristwatches quickly dominated the market.

Most early wristwatches were made in Switzerland and the United States, followed to a lesser extent by the United Kingdom and Germany. After World War II, Switzerland and the United States dominated the watch making market until Japan introduced the first commercial quartz wristwatch in 1969.

Japanese manufacturers were able to build quartz movements of high quality in large amounts at low prices. They took over the global market for wristwatches entirely, shutting down mechanical watch manufacturing in the United States almost completely as the Swiss hung on by a thread. But renewed appreciation for mechanical wristwatches in the late 1980s and early '90s saved the Swiss watch industry and certain American and German watch brands.

Over the past 10 years, men's watch collecting has exploded, and continues to grow in both contemporary and secondhand markets. In high-end watch collecting in general, vintage styles from the 1940s through the '60s continue to command record-breaking prices at auction.

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Rolex SkyDweller 42mm Mens Wristwatch
Aug 12, 2:15 AM EDT
Rolex SkyDweller 42mm Mens Wristwatch
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $42,525- $53,565
$1000 Bids
Rolex Men's Two Tone 14K Gold/SS, QuickSet, Diamond Dial & Diamond Bezel - REF-557F5M
Aug 16, 1:00 PM EDT
Rolex Men's Two Tone 14K Gold/SS, QuickSet, Diamond Dial & Diamond Bezel - REF-557F5M
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10,100- $11,400
$1000 Bids
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Chronograph Ref. W7100046 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Chronograph Ref. W7100046 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $2,300- $4,500
$1000 Bids
Cartier Tank Francaise Chronoflex Ref. 2303 in 18K Gold and Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Cartier Tank Francaise Chronoflex Ref. 2303 in 18K Gold and Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $1,200- $2,400
$1000 Bids
Breitling Chronomat Ref. 769 in Gold Plate
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Breitling Chronomat Ref. 769 in Gold Plate
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $1,100- $2,200
$1000 Bids
Breitling Super Avenger Ref. A13370 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Breitling Super Avenger Ref. A13370 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $1,200- $2,400
$1000 Bids
Zenith Port Royal Chronograph Ref. 02.0450.400/21 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Zenith Port Royal Chronograph Ref. 02.0450.400/21 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $800- $1,600
$1000 Bids
Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Ref. 96.2430.693 Limited Edition in DLC-Coated Titanium
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Ref. 96.2430.693 Limited Edition in DLC-Coated Titanium
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $2,100- $4,200
$1000 Bids
Hublot Big Bang Black Magic Ref. 341.CX.130.RX in Ceramic
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Hublot Big Bang Black Magic Ref. 341.CX.130.RX in Ceramic
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $3,400- $6,700
$1000 Bids
Hublot Big Bang King Ref. 322.LX.100.RX in Palladium
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Hublot Big Bang King Ref. 322.LX.100.RX in Palladium
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $4,400- $8,700
$1000 Bids
Hublot Big Bang Black Magic Ref. 301.CI.1770.RX in Ceramic
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Hublot Big Bang Black Magic Ref. 301.CI.1770.RX in Ceramic
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $3,300- $6,500
$1000 Bids
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 500M Ref. WAJ2110 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 500M Ref. WAJ2110 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $500- $900
$1000 Bids
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph Ref. CAP2112.BA0833 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph Ref. CAP2112.BA0833 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $500- $1,000
$1000 Bids
Heuer Pasadena Chronograph Ref. 750.501 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Pasadena Chronograph Ref. 750.501 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $800- $1,600
$1000 Bids
Heuer Autavia Ref. 1563MH in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Autavia Ref. 1563MH in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $1,800- $3,500
$1000 Bids
Heuer Silverstone Ref. 110.313F in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Silverstone Ref. 110.313F in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $2,300- $4,500
$1000 Bids
Heuer 1806 Triple Calendar in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer 1806 Triple Calendar in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $1,100- $2,200
$1000 Bids
Heuer Carrera Ref. 73655 in Gold Plate
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Carrera Ref. 73655 in Gold Plate
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $700- $1,400
$1000 Bids
Heuer Camaro Ref. 73345T in Gold Plate
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Camaro Ref. 73345T in Gold Plate
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $900- $1,800
$1000 Bids
Heuer Autavia GMT Ref. 11630 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Autavia GMT Ref. 11630 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $2,000- $3,900
$1000 Bids
Heuer Carrera 1964 Re-Edition Ref. CS3111 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Carrera 1964 Re-Edition Ref. CS3111 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $1,200- $2,400
$1000 Bids
Heuer Carrera Ref. 2447 in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Carrera Ref. 2447 in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $3,500- $7,000
$1000 Bids
Heuer Autavia Ref. 73363 Kenyan Air Force "Shauntavia" in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Autavia Ref. 73363 Kenyan Air Force "Shauntavia" in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $3,000- $6,000
$1000 Bids
Heuer Monaco Ref. 1133G in Steel
Aug 18, 2:15 PM EDT
Heuer Monaco Ref. 1133G in Steel
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $5,000- $10,000
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Watches


Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists