The shifting trend of owning watches as collectibles is relatively recent and is reflected in the antique watches and clocks auction prices. Bidsquare showcases lots that represent collectible timekeepers from all periods and places with the traditional makers gaining competition with the more recent makers. Watches and Clocks auctions at Bidsquare attract buyers and collectors from around the world looking for pieces that represent ingenuity, beauty, and practicality.
The first-ever mechanical clock was introduced in the 14th century, which became the quintessential method of measuring the time until 1656. Although pendulum clocks remained popular in the 17th century, they failed to provide an accurate time. Later, this piece was mostly used as vintage and antique decorative art. With time, wristwatches, pocket watches, table clocks, wall clocks, floor clocks, and other types of clocks were made with additional detail to add to their aesthetic look.
Alongside watches and clocks, technologies started evolving as well. Several companies were able to develop their own systems to produce timepieces in huge numbers. Electric watches and quartz watches were introduced in the 1960s. In a quartz watch, the movable parts of a mechanical watch were replaced by batteries. This change led to improved accuracy. Many companies have experimented with the use of silver, gold stainless steel, aluminum, platinum, titanium, and carbon fiber materials. In recent times, watches have been made with even higher-tech materials such as silicon and ceramic.
Audemars Piguet, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex are some of the oldest manufacturers of luxury watches that have become renowned in the manufacture of prestigious timepieces. Bidsquare’s auctions present varied styles in watches and clocks on sale. Our vintage and antique watches and clocks are fine examples of unique designs available at auctions. Rolex, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Omega, Ladies International & Co., and many others make all kinds of renowned timepieces including omega watches, casio watches, vintage rolex, and many more featured at Bidsquare's auction.