Below is a listing of vintage watch-related events including auctions, trade shows, marketplaces and lectures/discussions. Also included are watch-specific online-only auctions. The watches in these auctions and other events are not exclusive to vintage.

I recommend joining the Horological Society of New York (HSNY), which has a number of meetings and educational opportunities throughout the year. In addition, HSNY members also receive access to recorded events – so if you aren’t in New York, or simply are busy that night, you can learn remotely!

If there are vintage watch related events not included below or you spot any corrections, please contact me.

Events listed with TBD are not confirmed, and months may be estimated based on prior year timing.
Note that Christie’s also lists some of their items available for Private Sale.

Upcoming 2020 Vintage Watch Events

January 2020
4: Kaplans Auktioner: Timepieces, Dallas
23: Artcurial: Fine Watches, Monte-Carlo

February 2020
18: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London

March 2020
25: Sotheby’s: Watches, Geneva

May 2020
9: Phillips: The Geneva Watch Auction: ELEVEN, Geneva
19: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London

June 2020
2: Heritage Auctions: Timepieces, Dallas
17: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London

September 2020
8: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London

November 2020
17: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London

December 2020
Generally in December: Heritage Auctions: Timepieces, Dallas
9: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London

2019 Previously Held Vintage Watch Events

January 2019
22: Heritage Auctions: Timepieces, Dallas
26: Artcurial: Fine Watches, Monte-Carlo

February 2019
19: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London
19-25: Sotheby’s Watches Online, Geneva
25: Heritage Auctions: Special American Watches, Dallas
25: Fellows: Watches and Watch Parts, Birmingham, UK

March 2019
2: Kaplans: Watches, Stockholm, Sweden
4: New York Horological Society lecture – The Future of Vintage Watch Collecting by Eric Wind of Wind Vintage
9: Kaplans: Dive Watch Special, Stockholm, Sweden
16: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, Knightsbridge
22: Christie’s: Important Watches, Dubai
24: Sotheby’s: Watches, Dubai

April 2019
March 25 – April 1: Sotheby’s Watches Online, New York
2: Fellows: The Watch Sale
3: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, Hong Kong
4: Kaplans: Watches, Parts and Accessories, Stockholm, Sweden
3-8: Artcurial Online: Modern & Vintage Watches
7: Horological Society of New York: 153rd Annual Gala, New York
16: Sotheby’s: Watches, London
16: Sotheby’s Fine Timepieces Online, London
18-23: Artcurial Online: Modern & Vintage Watches
19: Bukowskis: Important Timepieces, Stockholm
28: Antiquorum: Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces, Hong Kong

May 2019
11: Dr.Crott, Frankfurt
11-12: Phillips: The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE, Geneva
12: Sotheby’s: Watches, Geneva
12: Antiquorum: Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces, Geneva
13: Christie’s: Rare Watches, Geneva
18: Kaplans: Fine Watches, Stockholm, Sweden
20: Fellows: Watches and Watch Parts, Birmingham, UK
21: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London
24-30: The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection, Online
27: Christie’s: Important Watches, Hong Kong
27: Phillips: Blackbird Watch Manual x Phillips Thematic Evening Sale, Hong Kong
28: Phillips: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT, Hong Kong

June 2019
3: Heritage Auctions: Timepieces Signature Auction, New York
4: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, New York
5: Bonhams: The Art of Time, New York
5: Fortuna: Exclusive Watches, New York
6: Christie’s: An Evening of Exceptional Watches, New York
12: Hong Kong Watches 2.0, Hong Kong
8-17: Sotheby’s: Watches Online, London
13-17: Artcurial Online: Modern & Vintage Watches
18: Fellows: The Watch Sale, Birmingham, UK
19: Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches, London

July 2019
2: Sotheby’s: Masterworks of Time – George Daniels, Visionary, London
10: Artcurial Online: Les Temps est Feminin
10: Artcurial Online: Fine Watches
16: Antiquorum: Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces, Monaco
17: Monaco Legends Group: Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels, Monaco
19: Sotheby’s: Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back | Celebrating 50 Years since Apollo 11, New York
20: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, Knightsbridge

August 2019
13: Fellows: The Watch Sale, Birmingham, UK
14-20: Sotheby’s Watches Online: The Driver’s Collection, Online/Monterey, CA

September 2019
4: An Evening with Eric Wind, Union League Club of Chicago
August 30 – September 9: Sotheby’s: Watches Online, Geneva
10: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London
23: Fellows: Watches and Watch Parts, Birmingham, UK
24: Sotheby’s: Watches, London

October 2019
15: Fellows: The Watch Sale, Birmingham, UK
16: Bonhams: The Art of Time, New York
22: Heritage Auctions: Timepieces, New York
27: Antiquorum: Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces, Hong Kong

November 2019
9: Phillips: The Geneva Watch Auction: TEN, Geneva
9: Phillips: Double Signed: A Celebration of the Finest Partnerships of Manufacturers and Retailers, Geneva
9: Only Watch, Geneva
11: Christie’s: Rare Watches, Geneva
12: Bukowski’s: Important Watches, Stockholm
15: Dr.Crott: 100 selected collector’s pieces
16: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, Knightsbridge
19: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London
26: Phillips: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE, Hong Kong
26: Fellows: The Watch Sale, Birmingham, UK
27: Christie’s: The Masterpiece Auction/Important Watches including an Important Private Asian Collection Part 1, Hong Kong
28: Bonhams: Hong Kong Watches 3.0, Hong Kong

December 2019
4: Koller: Wristwatches and Pocketwatches, Zurich
November 29 – December 5: Sotheby’s: Watches Online, London
7: Monaco Legends Group: Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels, Monaco
9: Fellows: Watches and Watch Parts, Birmingham, UK
10: Heritage: Fine Timepieces Signature, New York
10: Phillips: Game Changers, New York
11: Sotheby’s: Watches, New York
11: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches, London
12: Christie’s: Watches, New York
12: Fortuna: Important Watches, London

2018 Previously Held Vintage Watch Events

January 2018
9: New York Horological Society lecture – An Introduction to the Naked Watchmaker Platform by Peter Speake-Marin, Founder, The Naked Watchmaker, Switzerland
13: Kaplans: Wristwatches/Pocketwatches auction, Stockholm, Sweden
15-19: SIHH, Geneva
17: Antiquorum SWISS: Magnificent Jewels & Rare Watches auction, Monaco
30: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England

February 2018
3: Kaplans: Wristwatches/Pocketwatches auction, Stockholm, Sweden
5: New York Horological Society lecture – The Essentials Of Precision Timekeeping by Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief, Hodinkee
5-6: IWJG Show, Miami (trade only, guests permitted)
8: Bonhams: Fine Watches auction, Paris
9-12: Original Miami Antique Show, Miami
16-19: Watches & Wonders, Miami
20: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London
23: AHS Wristwatch Group – Peter Speake-Marin, The Clockworks, London
27: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England
28: Antiquorum US: Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction, New York

March 2018
1-15: Sotheby’s Fine Timepieces Online, Geneva
16-27: Sotheby’s Watches Online
17: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, Knightsbridge
22-27: Baselworld, Basel, Switzerland
23: Christie’s: Important Watches auction, Dubai
26: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England
March: Parma Watch Show/Mercante in Fiera [Spring], Parma, Italy

April 2018
2: Sotheby’s Important Watches, Hong Kong
17: Sotheby’s Fine Timepieces, London
19: Bukowski’s: Important Timepieces 607, Stockholm, Sweden
24: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England

May 2018
April 24 – May 8: Christie’s Watches Online featuring Swiss Icons auction
1:
Heritage Auctions: Timepieces Signature Auction (#5363), New York
12: Phillips: Daytona ULTIMATUM, Geneva
12-13: Phillips: The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN, Geneva
13: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, Geneva
14: Christie’s Rare Watches, Geneva
22: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London
24: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, New York
May 24 – June 5: Christie’s Watches Online auction
24 :
Sotheby’s: Important Watches auction, New York
28: Christie’s: Important Watches and Private Collections auction, Hong Kong
29: Phillips: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX , Hong Kong
29: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England

June 2018
6: Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches auction, New York
7-21: Christie’s Watches Online: Summer Watch Series – Part II
13:
Christie’s: Watches
18-25: Sotheby’s: Watches Online auction
20:
Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches auction, London
25: Fellows: Watches and Watch Parts auction, Birmingham, England
June 28 – July 12: Christie’s Watches Online: Summer Watch Series – Part III
30:
Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, Knightsbridge

July 2018
2-16: Sotheby’s: Watches Online auction
31: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England

August 2018
28: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England
August 31 – September 23: Jones and Horan: Webcast Horology, Jewelry & Portrait Miniatures”

September 2018
5-12: Bob’s Watches Online Auction in collaboration with Wind Vintage
6-20: Christie’s Watches Online
7-17: Sotheby’s: Watches Online auction, Geneva
Aug 28 – Sept 12: Bonhams: The Online Heuer Sale
11: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London
11-12: Horology Forum, London; hosted by Christie’s and Dubai Watch Week
12: Bruun Rasmussen: Wristwatches, online
13: Mechanical Jewels: The Art of the Watch 1500 – 1800, by Jonathan Snellenburg, New York
14: Henry’s Auktionshaus
20: Bruun Rasmussen: Wristwatches and Pocket Watches, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sept 21 – Oct 5: Sotheby’s: Highlights from Watches Online auction
23: Jones and Horan: Horology, Jewelry & Portrait Miniatures Live Webcast Auction, online
24: Fellows: Watches and Watch Parts auction, Birmingham, England
25: Sotheby’s: Highlights from Watches auction
27: Fortuna: Important Watches, New York

October 2018
2: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, Hong Kong
3-17: Christie’s Online Auction, featuring the OMEGA James Bond Commander’s Limited Edition Series
4: Kaplan’s Auctioneer, Stockholm
6: Henry’s Auktionshaus
5-15: Sotheby’s: Vacheron Constantin: The Vintage Collection auction
11-18: Jones and Horan: Make Every Second Count Horology
23: Bukowskis: Important Timepieces, Stockholm
24: Heritage Auctions: Timepieces Signature Auction (#5369), New York
26-28: R.O. Schmitt, New Hampshire
27: Antiquorum: Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, Hong Kong
30: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England

November 2018
3: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, Knightsbridge
10-11: Phillips: The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT
10: Dr.Crott Auctioneers, Frankfurt
11: Antiquorum: Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, Geneva
12: Christie’s: Rare Watches, Geneva
13: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, Geneva
13: Artcurial: Fine Watches, Paris
17: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, Knightsbridge
18: Sotheby’s: Dubai Watches
Nov 23 – Dec 4: Christie’s Watches Online / HGK
20: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London
Nov 22 – Dec 6: Jones and Horan: Fourth Annual Holiday Online-Only Auction
26: Christie’s: Important Watches, Hong Kong
Nov 27 – Dec 10: Christie’s Watches Online
27: Phillips: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN
27: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England

December 2018
1: Henry’s Auktionshaus, Germany
5: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, New York
5: Phillips: New York Watches
5: Bonhams: The Art of Time, New York
5: Koller: Wristwatches & Pocketwatches, Zurich
6: Fortuna: Important Watches, New York
6: Christie’s: Watches, New York
7-9: Hodinkee 10th Anniversary Weekend, New York
10: Heritage Auctions: Timepieces Signature Auction (#5393), Hong Kong
10: Fellows: Watches and Watch Parts auction, Birmingham, England
12: Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches, London
12: Antiquorum: Online Live Auction One,
20: Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches auction, London

2017 Previously Held Vintage Watch Events
January 2017
9-10: IWJG Show, Las Vegas (trade only, guests permitted)
16-20: Salon International de la Haute Horologerie (SIHH), Geneva, Switzerland. For the first time in history, SIHH will be open to the public (on January 20, 2017 only)
28: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, Dubai

February 2017
2-5: Miami Beach Jewelry & Antiques Show, Miami Beach
6: New York Horological Society lecture – Time is Money – How to Make a Living in the World of Watches with John Reardon, Christie’s International Head of Watches, New York
6-7: IWJG Show, Miami (trade only, guests permitted)
10-13: Original Miami Antique Show, Miami
14: The General Society Intertwining Roots: Watchmaking, Artisanship & Technology with Horological Expert, Michael L. Friedman, Historian at Audemars Piguet & Watchmaker and Nicholas Manousos, President of the Horological Society, New York
21: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London, Knightsbridge
23: Antiquorum auction, New York
25 – March 5: Parma Watch Show/Mercante in Fiera [Spring], Parma, Italy
28 – March 14: Christie’s Watches Online auction

March 2017
6: New York Horological Society lecture – How to Win (and Sometimes Lose) at Watch Auctions with William Massena of TimeZone, New York
6-7: IWJG Show, Dallas (trade only, guests permitted)
7: The Battery: Events/Conversations – Investing in Watches: A Timely Talk on the Booming World of Vintage and Modern Wristwatches with Frederic Watrelot and Eric Wind of Christie’s, San Francisco [private event/by invitation]
7-14: Christie’s Watches Online
10-23: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches Online auction
18: Antiquorum auction, Hong Kong
18: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, England
19: Christie’s: Important Watches auction, Dubai
23-30: Baselworld, Basel, Switzerland

April 2017
3: New York Horological Society 2017 Gala & Charity Auction, New York
3-4: IWJG Show, Las Vegas (trade only, guests permitted)
5: Sotheby’s: Important Watches auction, Hong Kong
6: Antiquorum auction, New York
7: Freeman’s: Watches auction, Philadelphia
7-20: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches Online auction
11: Artcurial: Jewellery & Watches
13-31: TAG Heuer showing vintage chronographs, TAG Heuer Boutique, 12 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris
23: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England
25: Sotheby’s: Watches auction, London, England

May 2017
1: New York Horological Society lecture – Glashütte on Board – 130 Years of Marine Chronometers From Saxony with Ulrike Kranz (formerly the German Watch Museum and currently at Glashütte Original), New York
1-2: IWJG Show, Brooklyn (trade only, guests permitted)
3: Bruun Rasmussen: Gentlemen’s Wristwatches, Copenhagen, Denmark
6: Dr. Crott Auctioneers: 95th Auction, Frankfurt
4-8: Christie’s Watches Online
13: Kaplans: Important Watches, Stockholm, Sweden
13-14: Phillips – The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE, Geneva, Switzerland
14: Sotheby’s: Important Watches, Geneva, Switzerland
14: Antiquorum auction, Geneva, Switzerland
15: Christie’s: Rare Watches Including a Rolex Afternoon, Geneva, Switzerland
16: Bukowskis: Important Timepieces 600, Stockholm
Henry’s Auktionshaus: Watches, Germany
23: Bonhams: Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks auction, New York
23 – June 6: Christie’s Watches Online
23 – June 6: Sotheby’s: Fine Timepieces Online
24: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London, Knightsbridge
29: Christie’s: Important Watches auction, Hong Kong
30: Phillips – The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR, Hong Kong

June 2017
2-3: IWJG Show, Las Vegas (trade only, guests permitted)
5: New York Horological Society lecture – The History of the Tourbillon with Stephen Forsey, co-founder of Greubel Forsey and CompliTime SA, New York
7: Antiquorum USA auction, New York
7: Sotheby’s: Important Watches auction, New York
9: Christie’s Short Course: From Rolex to Patek Philippe: A Guide to Iconic Watches with Eric Wind, New York
13-27: Christie’s Watches Online
21: Christie’s: Rare Watches and American Icons, New York
21: Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches auction, London, New Bond Street
22: Antiquorum auction, New York
24: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, England
26-27: IWJG Show, Miami (trade only, guests permitted)

July 2017
6: Sotheby’s: George Daniels, 20th Century Innovator, New York
8: Antiquorum auction, Hong Kong
13-23: Patek Philippe presents The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017: Discovering the World of Patek Philippe, New York. A video preview is available via the link.
13-27: Christie’s Watches Online
17: Artcurial: Fine Watches
19-21: Antiquorum auction, Monaco
24-25: IWJG Show, Brooklyn (trade only, guests permitted)

August 2017
14-15: IWJG Show, Long Beach (trade only, guests permitted)
19: 6-9pm, Vintage Rolex Forum x Fourtane, Carmel-by-the-Sea [coincides with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
29: Fellows: The Watch Sale auction, Birmingham, England

September 2017
1-5: Christie’s Watches Online
12: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London, Knightsbridge
25-26: IWJG Show, Las Vegas (trade only, guests permitted)

October 2017
2: New York Horological Society lecture – Fakes, Forgeries and the Birth of Mass Production in the European Watch Industry, 1750-1820 with Dr. Rebecca Struthers FBHI FRSA Ph.D., Birmingham, UK
3 – 7: Christie’s Watches Online
4: Antiquorum USA auction, New York
4-7: American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) 2017 Annual Convention (John Reardon, Christie’s, to deliver AWCI keynote)
14: Antiquorum auction, Hong Kong
16-17: IWJG Show, Brooklyn (trade only, guests permitted)
October: Parma Watch Show/Mercante in Fiera [Fall], Parma, Italy

November 2017
7: New York Horological Society lecture – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Radium Dials with Kathleen McGivney, COO, RedBar Group and Director of Operations, Horological Society of New York
11: Phillips: The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection: Exceptional Heuer Chronographs From The Jack Heuer Era, Geneva, Switzerland. See Heuer Central from Richard Crosthwaite, and heuerworld with photography from Paul Gavin for examples from their collections.
11-12: Phillips: The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX, Geneva, Switzerland
12: Antiquorum auction, Geneva, Switzerland
12: Christie’s: Important Watches
13: Christie’s: Rare Watches auction, Geneva
13-14: IWJG Show, Miami (trade only, guests permitted)
15-29: Christie’s Watches Online
16 – 20: Dubai Watch Week
18: Watches of Knightsbridge auction, London, England
21: Bonhams: Watches and Wristwatches auction, London, Knightsbridge
21 – December 5: Sotheby’s: Fine Timepieces Online auction
27: Christie’s: Important Watches & an Evening of Vintage Wristwatches auction, Hong Kong
28: Phillips: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE, Hong Kong
30 – December 14: Christie’s Watches Online

December 2017
4: New York Horological Society lecture – The Development of a Practical Watch Escapement, by Roger W. Smith, Founder, Roger W. Smith Ltd., Isle of Man, British Isles
6: Sotheby’s: Important Watches auction, New York
7: Christie’s: An Evening of Exceptional Watches auction, New York
7: Antiquorum USA auction, New York
13: Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches auction, London, New Bond Street

Additional auction houses not listed above you may wish to consider:
Eastbourne Auctions