Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers

Clocks & Watches

Here at the clocks and watches department we are busy researching and cataloguing for our upcoming auctions, providing insurance and other types of valuations for clock and watch collections throughout Scotland and the North of England and assisting clients with identifying unknown items held in their own personal collections. 

If you have a collection or a clock or watch that you wish to learn more about, have identified and valued or professionally catalogued and presented for auction then contact our specialist to receive free no obligation professional advice. 

The clock and watch auctions are held fifteen times a year at our Edinburgh, Dumfries and Carlisle auction rooms and broadcast worldwide online to an international market. The department record for a single item is £6,000, the title being shared by a Cartier Jaeger Le Coultre model 101 watch in November 2020 and a Gents Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner wristwatch in October 2020. Other stand out results include: 


£5,600
in December 2017 for a Gents Omega Speedmaster Professional watch; 
£5,400
in September 2014 for a Patek Phillipe wrist watch; 
£4,700 in November 2019 for an 18ct gold verge watch by Dan Delander of London; 
£4,600 in November 2014 for an oversize French table clock; 
£4,500
in March 2016 for a floral encrusted porcelain mantle clock by Meissen; 
£3,900 in November 2019 for a Charles Frodsham 18ct gold pocket watch;
£3,800
 in October 2020 for an Edward Burgis longcase clock in an attractive Dutch marquetry case; 
£3,700 in November 2018 for a Tag Heuer Autavia Chronograph wrist watch; 
£3,200 in October 2020 for a Henry Bradley bracket clock;
£3,100 in November 2014 for a French white marble mantel clock;
£3,000 in October 2019 for a stainless steel Rolex Datejust Superlative Chronometer wrist watch;
£2,600 in June 2014 for a Rolex Prince wrist watch; 
£2,600 in September 2010 for a Colin MacKenzie of Inverness bracket clock; 
£2,400 in February 2019 for a silver cased clock by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.;
£2,000 in November 2016 for a stainless steel Vacheron Constantin Overseas wrist watch. 

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We like jargon, if you do too, then here are some related jargon and terms that you may find in one of our jewellery auction catalogues:
Tick     Tock     Grandfather     Clock      Longcase     Bracket     Mantle     Wall     Vienna     Cuckoo     Travel     Alarm     Portico     Sedan Chair     Congreve     Atmos     Lantern     Skeleton     Escapement     Verge     Anchor     Lever    Pendulum     Key     Weight     Four Glass     Garniture     Watch     Wrist     Pocket     Fob     Albert     Pair Case     Open Face     Hunter     Half Hunter     Hands     Dial     Calendar     Hood


Hugh M Gregory FGA is the head of Department and is always happy to conduct free no obligation valuations whether that be in person at the auction room, over email or in the comfort of your own home. 
Hugh can be contacted by telephone on 0131 440 2448 (Edinburgh), 01387 721 635 (Dumfries) or 01228 535 288 (Carlisle) or by email edinburgh@thomsonroddick.comdumfries@thomsonroddick.com, or carlisle@thomsonroddick.com