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Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer H78455543 New Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Hamilton H78455543 Khaki Navy Pioneer
R 13 104
Verified Dealer
19
HK
Sinn 104 104.ST.SA.A.BE New Steel 41mm Automatic
TOP
Sinn 104.ST.SA.A.BE 1000 pieces Limited Edition
R 39 579
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
69
JP
Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer H80405865 New Aluminum 41mm Automatic
TOP
Hamilton H80405865 Khaki Pilot Pioneer
R 13 417
Verified Dealer
19
HK
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7118/1A-010 Unworn Steel 35.2mm Automatic
TOP
Patek Philippe Nautilus Ladies 7118/1A-010 aus 2019 D-Papiere
R 540 607
Verified Dealer
525
DE
Rolex Bubble Back 5028 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Semi-Bubble Back Ovettone 5028
R 153 626
Verified Dealer
14
FR
Richard Mille RM 027 Rm27-01 Very good Carbon Automatic
TOP
Richard Mille RM 27-01 Rafa Nadal (Limited of 50) WIRE ONLY
R 14 174 981
Verified Dealer
14
US
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Very good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, johannesburg
Rolex GMT-Master II
R 200 000
Private Seller
ZA
Girard Perregaux Very good Steel 40mm Manual winding
TOP
Girard Perregaux MINT 1970s 40mm Flyback Diver Racing...
R 177 170
Verified Dealer
9
US
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 31160 Very good White gold 33mm Manual winding
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Superflat 18K Gold Weiss White...
R 116 483
Verified Dealer
538
DE
TAG Heuer Connected SBF8A8001.11FT6076 Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town, Western Cape
TAG Heuer Connected modular 45
R 21 999
Private Seller
ZA
Rolex Daytona 16523 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex 2000 Rolex Daytona Zenith 40mm INVERTED 6 SIX Diamond...
R 233 763
Verified Dealer
542
US
Ulysse Nardin Unworn 33mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Ulysse Nardin Automatic 21 jewels waterproof Incabloc
R 20 000
Private Seller
ZA
Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Day-Date
R 131 169
Verified Dealer
214
UK
Omega Flightmaster 145.013 Good Steel 43mm Manual winding South Africa, Cape Town
Omega Flightmaster
R 49 612
Private Seller
ZA
Rolex Daytona 16520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 16520 T Series
R 386 981
Verified Dealer
14
FR
Tissot PRS 516 T100.430.16.051.00 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Tissot PRS 516
R 5 500
Private Seller
ZA
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 3589 Good White gold 33.5mm Automatic South Africa, Somerset West
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse
R 324 176
Private Seller
ZA
Tissot PRS 516 T91.1.483.51 Good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Tissot Daydate PRS 516 T91.1.483.51
R 5 200
Private Seller
ZA
Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono H326160 Good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono
R 12 000
Private Seller
ZA
Omega Constellation 167.005/6 Automatik Chronometer Very good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
TOP
Omega Constellation 18K Gold Automatic Service 04/2020
R 155 376
Verified Dealer
538
DE
Breitling Navitimer 806 Good Steel 40mm Manual winding South Africa, Pretoria
Breitling Navitimer 806
R 93 165
Private Seller
ZA
Roamer 521.2210.322 Fair Bronze 34mm Manual winding South Africa, Johannesburg
Roamer Elegant
R 2 500
Private Seller
ZA
IWC Porsche Design IW3702 Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic South Africa, Harkerville
IWC 3702 serial number: 2297099
R 49 612
Private Seller
ZA
Oris Artix GT 01 733 7671 4461-07 5 18 87FC Unworn Steel 37mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Oris Artix GT
R 15 300
Private Seller
ZA
Audemars Piguet 5279 Very good Yellow gold 33mm Automatic
TOP
Audemars Piguet 18k Gold 5279
R 85 564
Verified Dealer
14
FR
Omega Speedmaster 2998 Very good Steel Manual winding
TOP
Omega Speedmaster
R 349 967
Verified Dealer
214
UK
Bell & Ross BR V2 BRV293-BL-ST/SST New Steel 41mm Automatic
TOP
Bell & Ross BR V2
R 45 174
Verified Dealer
59
NL
IWC Big Pilot IW502617 Very good Rose gold 46mm Automatic
TOP
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Saint Exupery 46mm 18K Rose...
R 469 440
Verified Dealer
542
US
Bulgari Diagono SD40S RE Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Bulgari Diagono Pro Aqua Regatta Chronograph 40mm B&P
R 75 841
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
412
PL
3682 Good Manual winding South Africa, Johannesburg
AD MOUGIN DEUX MEDAILLES (French Mantle Clock) French Mantle...
R 14 175
Private Seller
ZA
Rolex Submariner Date 168000 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Submariner Date Tropical dial
R 310 168
Verified Dealer
61
NL
Patek Philippe Very good White gold 21mm Manual winding
TOP
Patek Philippe 3368/2
R 106 845
Verified Dealer
29
SE
Rolex Air King 116900 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
Rolex Air King
R 97 900
Verified Dealer
 
ZA
Rolex Daytona 116500LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Pretoria
TOP
Rolex Daytona
R 372 093
Private Seller
ZA
Omega Seamaster Railmaster CK2914-1 Very good Steel Manual winding
TOP
Omega Seamaster Railmaster 1st release
R 344 606
Verified Dealer
214
UK
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 3738/100G-012 Very good White gold 31.1mm Automatic
TOP
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 3738/100G-012
R 309 196
Verified Dealer
14
FR
Bell & Ross BR V2 BRV294-BU-G-ST/SST New Steel 41mm Automatic
TOP
Bell & Ross BR V2-94 AERONAVALE
R 59 856
Verified Dealer
59
NL
Hermès Dressage DR1.785 Unworn Yellow gold 40  case without crownmm Automatic
TOP
Hermès Dressage 1928 18K Gold New Box Papers
R 250 857
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
412
PL
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.30.42.30.01.005 Very good Steel 42mm Manual winding
TOP
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch fullset 2018 - only export (NON-EU)
R 70 007
Verified Dealer
277
DE
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 414.026 Very good White gold 39mm Manual winding
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Flyback Chronograph 414.026
R 814 176
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
947
US
Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing PFC528-1210301-HA1412 New 45mm Automatic
TOP
Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing 005 Chronograph Automatic 18k...
R 212 607
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
628
US
Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB Good White gold 40mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
Rolex Submariner Date
R 450 000
Verified Dealer
ZA
Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116520
R 379 203
Verified Dealer
495
NL
Omega Very good Yellow gold 38mm Manual winding
TOP
Omega Vintage Gents dress watch 18K Jumbo
R 76 470
Verified Dealer
214
UK
Rolex Datejust 1603 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Datejust Sigma Dial 1603
R 75 841
Verified Dealer
14
FR
Montblanc 1858 117832 New Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Montblanc Ungetragene 1858 Automatic 40 mm
R 42 587
Verified Dealer
135
DE
Rolex Daytona 116520 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Daytona 116520 in New Old Stock Condition with Box & Papers
R 478 406
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
44
US
Ulysse Nardin Dual Time 243-55 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Gmt Dual Time Big Date Silver Dial
R 53 477
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
219
RO
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Q601244J Very good Rose gold 42mm Manual winding
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Chronograph Q601244J
R 530 676
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
947
US
Breitling Chronomat Colt A17388101C1S1 New Steel 44mm Automatic
TOP
Breitling Colt Automatic A17388101C1S1 blue dial unworn
R 48 421
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
161
FR
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A-010 Unworn Steel 40.5mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Patek Philippe Nautilus
R 1 150 000
Verified Dealer
 
ZA
Omega Seamaster 26365091 Very good Rose gold
TOP
Omega Seamaster Professional 18 Rosegold wavy dial
R 155 376
Verified Dealer
277
DE
Omega Good Steel 37.5mm Manual winding
TOP
Omega 33.3 Vintage jumbo chronograph
R 251 508
Verified Dealer
214
UK
Rolex Very good Gold/Steel 32mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.3372 32mm 18k & ss...
R 86 822
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
679
US
Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM 00024 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
TOP
Panerai Luminor Submersible
R 93 245
Verified Dealer
1538
ES
Rolex Daytona 116520 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Daytona 116520 Oman Crest in New Old Stock with Box &...
Price on request
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
44
US
Zenith Port Royal 03.0550.4021 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
TOP
Zenith El Primero Port Royal Automatic
R 62 228
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
219
RO
Zenith 49.2520.400/98.R578 Very good Ceramic 45mm Automatic
TOP
Zenith El Primero 36'000 VpH Chronograph 49.2520.400/98.R578
R 114 286
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
947
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Day-Date President 18k Yellow Gold (36mm)
R 199 999
Verified Dealer
31
ZA
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 01305 Good Titanium 47mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic
R 110 250
Verified Dealer
ZA
Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang 311 Very good Ceramic 42mm Automatic
TOP
Hublot Aero Bang 311.ci.1170.gr Ceramic Skeleton dial 42mm...
R 162 835
Verified Dealer
32
US
Vacheron Constantin Very good Yellow gold 37mm Manual winding
TOP
Vacheron Constantin 18ct gold vintage jumbo
R 174 929
Verified Dealer
214
UK
Tudor Prince Oysterdate Very good Steel 22mm Automatic
TOP
Tudor Ladies Princess Oysterdate Ref.7981 22mm Automatic,...
R 37 209
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
679
US
Omega Seamaster DeVille 136.020 136.0020 136020 De Ville Very good Gold/Steel 34mm Manual winding
TOP
Omega Seamaster DeVille with date cal 611 vintage year 1964...
R 19 427
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
209
NL

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.


This page contains information about:


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 coll