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Patek Philippe Ref# 5970P-001,  Perpetual Chronograph
TOP
Patek Philippe Ref# 5970P-001, Perpetual Chronograph
R 2,742,844
Seller
Michael Ashton
6
US
Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture
R 357,980
Seller
LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
54
HK
H.Moser & Cie. Endeavour Small Seconds Fumé 18k Roségold Diamonds
TOP
H.Moser & Cie. Endeavour Small Seconds Fumé 18k Roségold Diamonds
R 253,562
Seller
chronostars
8
AT
Richard Mille RM003-V2 TI Dual-time Tourbillon in titanium
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Richard Mille RM003-V2 TI Dual-time Tourbillon in titanium
R 3,419,735
Free shipping
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A Collected Man
11
UK
A. Lange & Söhne Arkade Großdatum 18K White gold Luxus Lady...
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A. Lange & Söhne Arkade Großdatum 18K White gold Luxus Lady...
R 136,409
Seller
Uhrenkapital
302
DE
Cartier 1940s CARTIER TRIPLE CALENDAR EUROPEAN WATCH COMPANY...
TOP
Cartier 1940s CARTIER TRIPLE CALENDAR EUROPEAN WATCH COMPANY...
R 224,779
Free shipping
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
14
US
IWC 14K Gold Pocket watch International Watch Co taschenuhr 1919
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IWC 14K Gold Pocket watch International Watch Co taschenuhr 1919
R 25,074
Seller
qualityextra
8
HU
Louis Moinet Sideralis
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Sideralis
R 3,284,760
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
AD MOUGIN DEUX MEDAILLES (French Mantle Clock) French Mantle...
AD MOUGIN DEUX MEDAILLES (French Mantle Clock) French Mantle...
R 10,704
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
Cartier Tank Mechanical Louis Cartier Grain De Riz Mesh 18K Gold
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Cartier Tank Mechanical Louis Cartier Grain De Riz Mesh 18K Gold
R 74,485
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
114
NL
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
TOP
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
R 159,795
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
65
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gold Ref.250.111.862 Papiere
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gold Ref.250.111.862 Papiere
R 155,242
Seller
Juwelier Edmund Arnold GmbH
55
DE
Rolex DAYTONA 6265 Big Red perfect conditions
TOP
Rolex DAYTONA 6265 Big Red perfect conditions
Price on request
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RIVIERAWATCH
85
FR
Corum lady
TOP
Corum lady
R 78,405
Free shipping
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IL CORDUSIO SAS
 
IT
Vacheron Constantin MUSEUM PIECE  Verger Freres Rock Crystal...
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Vacheron Constantin MUSEUM PIECE Verger Freres Rock Crystal...
R 468,290
Free shipping
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
14
US
IWC 18K Gold vintage Mens cal 403 International Watch Co 1974
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IWC 18K Gold vintage Mens cal 403 International Watch Co 1974
R 23,506
Seller
qualityextra
8
HU
Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick
R 3,485,867
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Breitling Vintage Co-Pilot 'Yachting'
Breitling Vintage Co-Pilot 'Yachting'
R 156,340
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
Rolex Cellini 18K Solid Gold 1995 Swiss Ladies Original Lux...
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Rolex Cellini 18K Solid Gold 1995 Swiss Ladies Original Lux...
R 46,842
Free shipping
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GMTSKY
349
US
Chopard Pocket Watch L.U.C 52.3 Grams (0,750) 18K Solid Yellow...
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Chopard Pocket Watch L.U.C 52.3 Grams (0,750) 18K Solid Yellow...
R 30,578
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
114
NL
Omega Ranchero PNS Military Hand Winding Watch
TOP
Omega Ranchero PNS Military Hand Winding Watch
R 88,807
Seller
Watch World Star
224
UK
Poljot Gorbatchov
TOP
Poljot Gorbatchov
R 15,665
Seller
Classic Watch
18
DE
Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary Moonwatch Limited, Ref....
Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary Moonwatch Limited, Ref....
R 97,066
Free shipping
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chronopark GmbH
 
DE
Patek Philippe FACTORY Diamond Set wristwatch
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Patek Philippe FACTORY Diamond Set wristwatch
R 160,557
Free shipping
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
14
US
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe Calatrava
R 100,359
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
193
DE
TAG Heuer Trackstar
TAG Heuer Trackstar
R 10,000
Seller
Private Seller
ZA
Louis Moinet Mobilis
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Mobilis
R 3,284,760
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Longines vintage Calatrava 2-tone sector dial from the 30's
TOP
Longines vintage Calatrava 2-tone sector dial from the 30's
R 83,110
Seller
Cosimo Superior Rare Wrist Watches
 
NL
Roger Dubuis Golden Square 18k White Gold Limited To 28
TOP
Roger Dubuis Golden Square 18k White Gold Limited To 28
R 94,086
Seller
KROMINI GOLD IMPEX S.R.L
29
RO
Patek Philippe Chronograph
Patek Philippe Chronograph
R 1,090,448
Free shipping
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WB FL Holdings, LLC
 
US
Patek Philippe 3990EJ Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Patek Philippe 3990EJ Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
R 2,207,655
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Omega Seamaster Bullhead Vintage Chronograph von 1969, Ref....
Omega Seamaster Bullhead Vintage Chronograph von 1969, Ref....
R 133,132
Free shipping
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chronopark GmbH
 
DE
Audemars Piguet 1950s Emerald & Diamond set flower concealed ...
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Audemars Piguet 1950s Emerald & Diamond set flower concealed ...
R 227,455
Free shipping
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
14
US
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
R 148,970
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
193
DE
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
R 32,900
Seller
Luxurytime South Africa
ZA
U-Boat U-1942 Very Limited Edition special No
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U-Boat U-1942 Very Limited Edition special No
R 368,504
Seller
Trendpartners
20
NL
Movado Calatrava with Breuget numerals
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Movado Calatrava with Breuget numerals
R 18,033
Seller
Cosimo Superior Rare Wrist Watches
 
NL
Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronographe Quantième...
Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronographe Quantième...
R 1,728,186
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Chronometrie Beyer AG
 
CH
Mb&f HM4 Thunderbold Final Edition
Mb&f HM4 Thunderbold Final Edition
R 2,979,398
Seller
Geiss
 
DE
Patek Philippe 2457J Vintage Calatrava Watch, c 1951
Patek Philippe 2457J Vintage Calatrava Watch, c 1951
R 153,867
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Patek Philippe & Co. 18kt. Vintage Weißgold Jumbo Herrenuhr,...
Patek Philippe & Co. 18kt. Vintage Weißgold Jumbo Herrenuhr,...
R 202,129
Free shipping
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chronopark GmbH
 
DE
Movado 1960s Shreve Crump & Lowe Seashell Motif 18 Kt YG Pin...
TOP
Movado 1960s Shreve Crump & Lowe Seashell Motif 18 Kt YG Pin...
R 33,449
Free shipping
Seller
Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
14
US
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe Calatrava
R 180,332
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
193
DE
Breguet CLASSIQUE 5967BA/11/9W6
TOP
Breguet CLASSIQUE 5967BA/11/9W6
R 113,728
Seller
Premium Lombard
RU
Rolex Vintage Rolex British Military California Dial Manual...
Rolex Vintage Rolex British Military California Dial Manual...
R 38,119
Seller
Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
 
US
Rolex Daytona Big Red 6265 Ser. R6
Rolex Daytona Big Red 6265 Ser. R6
R 1,081,992
Seller
GARIBOTTI GIOIELLERIA
 
IT
Girard Perregaux Manual Winding
Girard Perregaux Manual Winding
R 3,136
Seller
COMPRA-VENTA JAVIER CALVO
ES
Panerai LO SCIENZIATO - Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon GMT Oro...
Panerai LO SCIENZIATO - Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon GMT Oro...
R 1,724,914
Seller
Geiss
 
DE
Patek Philippe 5370P Split Chronograph Sealed New Never Worn
Patek Philippe 5370P Split Chronograph Sealed New Never Worn
R 3,278,033
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Jaeger-LeCoultre 34mm  Master Ultra Thin Herrenuhr UNGETRAGEN...
Jaeger-LeCoultre 34mm Master Ultra Thin Herrenuhr UNGETRAGEN...
R 53,159
Free shipping
Seller
chronopark GmbH
 
DE
Cartier Ultra Thin Montre Conteau Minute Repeater Hunting Pocket
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Cartier Ultra Thin Montre Conteau Minute Repeater Hunting Pocket
R 280,974
Free shipping
Seller
Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
14
US
IWC Portofino 8 Tage Handaufzug
IWC Portofino 8 Tage Handaufzug
R 98,006
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
193
DE
H.Moser & Cie. Endevour 1321-0211 Retail EUR 14.800,--
H.Moser & Cie. Endevour 1321-0211 Retail EUR 14.800,--
R 170,923
Seller
Henry´s Auktionshaus AG
DE
Doxa Vintage Doxa Anti-Magnetique 35mm Silver Toned 18K Rose...
Doxa Vintage Doxa Anti-Magnetique 35mm Silver Toned 18K Rose...
R 13,380
Seller
Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
 
US
Omega Watch Speedmaster Moonwatch 3570.50.00
Omega Watch Speedmaster Moonwatch 3570.50.00
R 45,300
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Black Ceramic
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Black Ceramic
R 267,594
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
R 2,635,806
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
Patek Philippe 2494J
Patek Philippe 2494J
R 133,797
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Marke: Bouvier Freres / Code: 1198 Bouvier Freres 18kt....
Marke: Bouvier Freres / Code: 1198 Bouvier Freres 18kt....
R 78,248
Free shipping
Seller
chronopark GmbH
 
DE
Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas
TOP
Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas
R 4,682,904
Free shipping
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
14
US
Nomos Club 38 Campus
Nomos Club 38 Campus
R 15,524
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
193
DE
Colomer & Sons Tourbillon
Colomer & Sons Tourbillon
R 12,545
Seller
COMPRA-VENTA JAVIER CALVO
ES
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Manual Winding Mechanical Watches

Manual watches are often slim with classic designs, and many renowned manufacturers offer a variety of mechanical timepieces. Cult watches such as the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch still have a caliber which you must wind by hand.

Highlights

  • Manual watches are often flatter than automatic watches
  • Popular models: Omega Speedmaster, Panerai Luminor
  • Simple, elegant timepieces: A. Lange & Söhne, Nomos, Junghans

What is a manual timepiece?

A manual winding watch is also known as a mechanical watch, meaning you must wind it yourself to power it. A mainspring is used to store energy in mechanical watches. Unlike an automatic watch, manual watches do not wind themselves while they're being worn. However, many automatic movements can also be wound manually. How often you have to wind your watch depends on the number of barrels, the length of the mainspring, and the balance frequency. The higher the oscillation system's frequency, the faster saved energy is used. Using longer or multiple mainsprings allows for longer-lasting power reserves.
An example of a men's watch with a relatively high power reserve is the Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Acciaio, which can run for 10 days before needing to be wound. The Lange 31 from A. Lange & Söhne offers an incredible 31-day power reserve. Pre-owned, this wristwatch costs at least 65,000 euros. New and made of platinum, it costs around 130,000 euros.

How much do manual timepieces cost?

There are manual timepieces in every price range, from affordable watches costing only a few hundred euros to expensive models from famous manufacturers like Patek Philippe, which cost millions of euros. Although automatic watches, also known as self-winding watches, are very convenient and wind themselves, countless Swiss and German manufacturers continue to offer manual watches.
One of the most famous manual chronographs is the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, which was the first watch to reach the moon. You can purchase a pre-owned version for around 2,600 euros, while new watches cost around 3,000 euros. The manufacturer Panerai is well-known for manual watches with long-lasting power reserves . German manufacturers such as Junghans, Nomos, and A. Lange & Söhne offer manual watches.
Model Price (approx.) Features
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 3,000 euros Chronograph, first watch on the moon
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio 5,000 euros In-house caliber, 8-day power reserve
Panerai Luminor Base Logo Acciaio 3,800 euros Cult diving watch with a crown-protecting bridge, 56-hour power reserve
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 22,000 euros In-house caliber, gold or platinum case, decentralized displays
Nomos Tangente 1,200 euros In-house caliber, simple Bauhaus design
Nomos Tetra 1,200 euros In-house caliber, square case
Nomos Orion 1,300 euros In-house caliber, simple design with subsidiary seconds dial and line indices
Junghans Max Bill 500 euros Bauhaus-style design

Manual Watches from Panerai

The cult brand Panerai is well known for their distinctive diving watches. Originally, the Italian company provided these watches to the Italian marines. Amongst their most famous models are the Luminor, which stands out thanks to its crown-protecting bridge. The Luminor variants are predominantly manual. The standard version, powered with the caliber OP I (based on Unitas 6497) has a power reserve of 56 hours. Models with reference number PAM01000 are available new starting at around 3,800 euros. If you want a wristwatch that can power itself for up to eight days, then the Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio with the in-house caliber P.5000 is a good choice. New, this manual watch costs around 5,000 euros, though if you have luck, you could find it for less.

Manual Watches from Nomos

The town of Glashütte is the center of watchmaking in Germany. Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded his company in 1845, laying the groundwork for Glashütte's success in the industry today. Aside from A. Lange & Söhne, manufacturers such as Moritz Grossmann, Glashütte Original, and Nomos are all based in Glashütte and offer mechanical timepieces . In particular, timepieces from Nomos provide excellent value for your money. The Tangente is one of their most popular series. Nomos' simple designs were inspired by Bauhaus, the German art and architecture school founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. Pre-owned Tangente models in very good condition are available for less than 1,000 euros. New manual models from this series cost around 1,200 euros.
The Tangente, like many other Nomos models, is now also available with an automatic caliber, DUW3001. This movement is only 3.2 mm thick, making it the perfect caliber for elegant dress watches. Timepieces powered by this movement bear the name "neomatik." You can purchase a Tangente neomatik for around 2,300 euros.
The Orion and Tetra series, both available with a manual or automatic caliber, are also quite popular. The Tetra stands out thanks to its square case. A range of colorful dial options are available, giving the watches a playful feel. The 27 x 27 mm version is perfect as a women's watch. The timepiece features the manual caliber Alpha and costs around 1,000 euros pre-owned and 1,200 euros new. The round Orion is similarly priced, costing 1,000 euros pre-owned and 1,300 or more when new.

Exquisite Watches from A. Lange & Söhne

Manual watches from A. Lange & Söhne are at the other end of the price range. Among the most exquisite German wristwatches available, the timepieces from this manufacturer absolutely hold their own compared to Patek Philippe or Audemars Piguet. The Lange 1 is A. Lange & Söhne's most iconic timepiece. It features decentralized displays, a date display, and is powered by a manual caliber. You can purchase a pre-owned Lange 1 in very good condition starting for around 15,000 euros. If you want to buy a new version, you should be prepared to spend at least 22,000 euros. Currently, the manufacturer exclusively uses gold or platinum as a case material, though stainless steel was used for a short time in the 1990s. Since the stainless steel timepieces are now incredibly rare, they can cost up to 150,000 euros.

Manual Watches from Junghans

Junghans, based in the southern German state of Baden-Württemburg, is another famous watch manufacturer. One of their most popular models was named after the architect and artist Max Bill. This collection's design is markedly simple and, like Nomos watches, inspired by the Bauhaus movement. New models of the manual Junghans Max Bill can be purchased for as low as 500 euros.

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