This Midlands watchmaker’s collection is set to make thousands at auction

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A collection of items which dial 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.

Wristwatches in the sale include a 1960s Rolex Precision, Omega Constellation and 9ct gold Omega.

Wristwatches in the sale include a 1960s Rolex Precision, Omega Constellation and 9ct gold Omega.

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 at

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 251081 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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