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Zenith 24.2041.400/01.R576 CHRONOMASTER EL PRIMERO
R 84,554
Seller
時尚站 COHERNTHK
 
HK
TOP
TAG Heuer Monaco Steve Mc Queen blue dial G
R 68,980
Free shipping
Seller
Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3318
IT
TOP
Zenith El Primero Espada
R 91,650
Seller
LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
133
HK
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Zenith 24.2040.400/27.R797 CHRONOMASTER EL PRIMERO
R 86,123
Seller
時尚站 COHERNTHK
 
HK
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
R 45,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
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Breguet Classique
R 170,000
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
9
CH
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Breguet Classique Power Reserve Moonphase
R 335,858
Free shipping
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Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
11
CH
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Rolex Datejust 16018
R 436,813
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
315
UK
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Rolex Datejust Everose Two Tone Gold MOP Diamond Dial 126301
R 196,352
Seller
Harley's Time LLC
333
US
Rolex Submariner Date
R 183,507
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
TOP
Heuer AUTAVIA 11630 MH BLACK DIAL
R 73,153
Seller
CHRONO-STOP
11
ES
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Rado Diastar
R 19,086
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches
20
CH
Omega Genève
R 8,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M
R 26,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
Omega Seamaster 120 Calibre 565
R 35,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
Rado HyperChrome Chronograph
R 39,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
TOP
Breguet Reine de Naples
R 339,557
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
9
CH
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
R 235,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
TOP
Rolex Daytona Zenith 2000/P serial gold steel 16523
R 188,218
Seller
Vintage & Prestige
33
UK
Junghans max bill Automatic
R 14,900
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
TAG Heuer Kirium
R 9,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
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Breguet Classique
R 205,527
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
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IWC Da Vinci or jaune 18k Série Limitée quantième perpétuel.
R 236,728
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches
20
CH
Hindenberg Skyraider
R 8,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
R 52,371
Seller
Mercarus GmbH
229
DE
Zenith El Primero Chronograph Rainbow
R 38,073
Seller
Joaillerie Royale
817
BE
Breitling Super Ocean A17345 Yellow Face, Rubber band
R 24,079
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
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Tudor Black Bay Harrods Unworn box papers
R 87,266
Seller
Vintage & Prestige
33
UK
Sevenfriday M2-01
R 8,500
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
TAG Heuer Monaco
R 36,181
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
Baume & Mercier Hampton
R 15,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
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Breitling Hercules
R 32,550
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches
20
CH
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Omega Constellation Vintage Watch, Fully Serviced + Free Warranty
R 23,297
Seller
Authentic Watch Co
19
UK
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Zenith El Primero Original 1969 38 mm
R 85,124
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
584
UK
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Compressor Master GMT Ø 44 mm Titanium -...
R 86,370
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
308
NL
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Hublot Aerofusion Orlinski
R 490,458
Seller
KRONOS 360
101
FR
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Corum Admiral´s Cup Regatta 18k Rose Gold Edición Limitada
R 231,097
Seller
CANTELI JOYEROS SL
33
ES
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Rolex Submariner 5508 Red Triangle James Bond
Price on request
Free shipping
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Watchesnorte SL
220
ES
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Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman
R 12,220
Seller
First Advanced Watches
68
ES
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Harry Winston Midnight 42mm Champagne Dial 18k Rose Gold...
R 190,773
Free shipping
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The Watch Outlet
170
US
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Graham Chronofighter Oversize
R 41,427
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches
20
CH
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Rolex Submariner 16613 Blue Dial Bi Metal 2004/05 Case 2160
R 135,878
Seller
Fine Auction Club
351
UK
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Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watch
R 103,578
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
584
UK
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Sinn Pilots Special Edition AR Flight Titanium 41 mm 103 Ti AR
R 28,264
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
308
NL
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A bleu FULL SET
R 946,002
Seller
KRONOS 360
101
FR
Oris Big Crown ProPilot Big Day Date
R 19,768
Seller
Montredo GmbH
1413
DE
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Lady Automatic with Diamonds
R 78,972
Seller
Juwelier Pieter Jacobs
209
NL
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Oris Calobra
R 19,785
Seller
First Advanced Watches
68
ES
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Zenith Grande Port Royal El Primero Chrono Men's 18K Rose Gold...
R 146,732
Free shipping
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The Watch Outlet
170
US
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TAG Heuer Monaco Sixty Nine 69
R 44,386
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches
20
CH
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B.R.M Skipper 6 Marlin edition
R 60,684
Free shipping
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Solexport International
MU
TOP
IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage
R 169,582
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
584
UK
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Franck Muller Casablanca Havana 18K Rose Gold Limited Edition...
R 115,549
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
308
NL
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5740/1G - Sealed 2019
R 3,341,764
Seller
KRONOS 360
101
FR
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Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa XL rose gold like new 18k with Papers
R 108,050
Seller
The Watch Firm
377
AT
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Girard Perregaux Laureato 42mm Steel Blue Dial Automatic
R 121,555
Free shipping
Seller
The Luxury Well
218
US
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NOMOS Minimatik nachtblau Ref. 1205 ungetragen aus 2016
R 37,408
Seller
Uhren2000 GmbH
401
DE
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Hermès Cliipper Grande Date Sport 44mm Men's Leather Strap...
R 53,951
Free shipping
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The Watch Outlet
170
US
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Oris Divers Sixty Five
R 19,120
Seller
CANTELI JOYEROS SL
33
ES
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Oris Aquis Chronograph
R 36,244
Seller
First Advanced Watches
68
ES
TOP
Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42 mm
R 92,771
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
584
UK
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Blancpain Léman Ultra Slim 18K Yellow Gold - 2100-141853
R 86,370
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
308
NL
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Rolex Submariner Date "Hulk" Ref 116610LV
R 202,833
Seller
KRONOS 360
101
FR
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TAG Heuer Unpolished SS Monaco Chrono (Steve McQueen) CW2113.F...
R 46,904
Free shipping
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Austins Watches Inc.
264
US
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Automatic Watches: Self-Winding Mechanical Timepieces

Automatic watches are powered by the natural motion of your wrist while you wear them. This type of watch has a rich history reaching back to the 18th century. Today, countless brands produce their own automatic calibers for their watches.

Highlights

  • Automatically wound by the natural movements of your arm
  • Environmentally-friendly: No batteries to produce or throw away
  • The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the most famous automatic watches
  • John Harwood is considered the inventor of the automatic wristwatch
  • Automatic watches available in almost every price range

Automatic Watches: Self-Winding Timepieces

Automatic watches fall under the larger umbrella term of mechanical watches. They offer a key advantage over manual timepieces: They wind automatically via the movement of the wearer's arm. An oscillating mass inside the caliber is responsible for winding the spring. Today, this is in most cases a winding rotor. It is flexibly mounted so that gravity pulls it towards the center. When you're wearing the watch and move your wrist, the rotor moves and gives the caliber new energy. Automatic watches don't require batteries, making mechanical watches comparably more environmentally friendly than battery-powered quartz watches.

Automatic watches are available from almost every famous watch manufacturer in all price ranges. Less expensive models are often powered by base calibers made by the ébauche manufacturers ETA, Soprod, or Sellita. Various manufacturers use these calibers in a more or less reworked form in their watches. These calibers even power the watches made by famous brands such as Breitling and TAG Heuer. However, both manufacturers have developed their own in-house movements as well.

Rolex and Patek Philippe are some of the most well-known watch manufacturers. Unlike many other brands, these two Geneva-based manufacturers don't outsource base calibers. Instead, they use their own. For example, Rolex's caliber 3130 is considered very robust, reliable, and precise. These qualities and more make the caliber one of the best automatic movements on the market; it powers Rolex watches such as the Submariner. Since Rolex produces their watches almost entirely in-house, production is costlier. This results in higher prices for automatic watches with in-house movements.

Buying Tips

If you're searching for an automatic watch, the hard part is actually choosing one. Should it be large or small, simple or extravagant, affordable or expensive? The selection is ample for every taste and budget. Pre-owned automatic watches from Citizen, Seiko, or Swatch are available for around 50 euros. These watches often only have three hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds. Some also have a date or even day/date display.

In the price range between 100 and 200 euros, you can find diverse new automatic watches from brands like Seiko or Fossil. Pre-owned watches from long-established manufacturers such as Tissot, Hamilton, or Longines cost up to 500 euros. The situation is similar in the 1,000 euros and under price range, though here you can also find new models from the German brand Marcello C.

In the 1,000 euro price range, you can find pre-owned Omega or Breitling watches. New automatic three-hand watches are available from Oris, Raymond Weil, or Rado.

However, if you're looking for an automatic chronograph, you need to adjust your budget accordingly. A pre-owned automatic chronograph costs at least 500 euros; this applies to watches from brands such as Tissot or Hamilton. New chronographs cost a few hundred euros more, around 800 euros. These watches are often powered by ETA's Valjoux 7750, which is considered one of the most successful automatic chronograph calibers in the world.

If you're searching for a new automatic Rolex, you need to plan on spending at least 3,000 euros. You can purchase the introductory model, Oyster Perpetual, for this price. You can occasionally find pre-owned vintage watches from this Genevan manufacturer for less than 1,000 euros. The Submariner, one of the first and most famous diving watches in the world, is available pre-owned for around 4,100 euros. New, it costs around 5,600 euros. Rolex's chronograph, the Daytona, is available for around 7,500 euros.

The most expensive automatic watches are from brands such as Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe. These watches are often made of platinum or 18-karat gold and feature countless diamonds on their dial and/or case. At times, these watches are also incredibly expensive as they're rare vintage watches coveted by collectors. Prices over 1 million euros are not too rare when it comes to these watches.

The Technology Behind Automatic Watches

The mainspring of an automatic watch is, as the name suggests, automatically wound by the movement itself. The mainspring is wound, becomes tense, and stores energy. This happens through the natural movements of the wearer's arm when the watch is on his or her wrist. This mec