Posted Date: 02 June 2016

It seems the pocket watch, long in the shadow of its wrist-mounted cousin, is fed up of playing second fiddle. Three of the top ten lots in The Watches Auction, held 31st May, were pocket watches. Top of the class was lot 730, a fine eighteen carat gold example, which sold well above estimate at £1000. Not far behind was lot 747, another gentleman’s eighteen carat gold example which also soared above estimate selling for an impressive £920. It seems that pocket watches are on the up so if you have a drawer full of half hunters then please do not hesitate to bring them in for a free valuation.

The highest seller on the night was lot 770, a gentleman’s eighteen carat gold Patek Philippe wristwatch. Selling at an impressive £3600 this is a watch for the connoisseur and it was a pleasure to see it sell through our auction rooms. McTear’s already has two more Patek Philippes in next month's auction so please keep an eye on our website for updates.

Again Rolex shows no sign of slowing with lot 726, a gentleman’s Oysterdate Precision, selling for £700. With the other Rolex watches also faring well, the brand continues to illustrate its enduring appeal.

This auction is always full of interesting and rare timepieces, so McTear's hope to see you at The Watches Auction in July. To consign to this auction, please contact auction@mctears.co.uk or telephone 0141 810 2880.

Hammer: £1000

Hammer: £920

Hammer: £3600

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