Lichfield auction's riveting reveal on what makes a watchmaker tick
20th April 2021
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A RIVETING reveal which dials into what makes a watchmaker tick is coming under the hammer with Lichfield’s auctioneer on Monday.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Antiques & Home Sale on April 26 includes 45 lots presenting a fascinating insight into the life of a horologist.

The absorbing array features tools for brands such as Rolex, Omega and Tissot and a huge selection of watch crystals, dials, movements and other components such as cogs, springs and crowns.

There are also pocket watches and wristwatches including a 1960s Rolex Precision and collectable Omegas such as a Constellation and a 9ct gold model, plus vintage cabinets, watch cleaning machines and official Rolex and Tudor spare parts catalogues.


The collection, accumulated by a late Midlands horologist, dates back more than half a century and is anticipated to realise £3,000.

It goes under the hammer online from The Lichfield Auction Centre on Monday, April 26, as Lots 143 to 189. The auction starts at 9.30am.

“As a watch enthusiast, I especially enjoyed the time taken to carefully sift through this captivating collection which turns the clock back on the art of watchmaking,” said specialist Ben Winterton.


“It is a fascinating insight into what makes a watchmaker tick.”

The wider sale includes more watches and pocket watches as well as jewellery, silver, pictures, ceramics and collectables.

View the catalogue online and link to live bidding here. 

Specialist valuations and advice on watches with Richard Winterton Auctioneers are available by appointment only at The Lichfield Auction Centre from 10am-4pm on Thursdays.

Telephone 01543 406124 or email to book and also to arrange quotations for house clearances, downsizing and probate – with safety always at the forefront.


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