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9 Karat Gold Vintage 1940s Mechanical Ladies Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned excellent quality vintage Gold Ladies Watch is in Good working condition and it runs well. Good time keeping. Visible signs of gentle wear and ageing. The br...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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9k Gold

Vintage Retro Equestrian Theme Ruby and Diamond Ladies Watch
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Stamford, CT
Following the equestrian motif similar to that of Cartier and Hermes, and various jewelers around the world, this watch is the epitome of feminine refinement. The double snake chain ...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Vintage 1940s Stainless Steel Rotary Ladies Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned vintage hand winding watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with small and light scratches on the watch ...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

9 Karat Gold Vintage 1940s Ladies Swiss Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage hand winding ladies gold wristwatch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. It is recently been serviced. Visible signs of ageing and wear with li...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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9k Gold

1940s Vintage Stainless Steel Ladies Cyma Mechanical Watch
By Cyma
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage pre-owned hand-winding watch is working and it is ticking and running well. It shows signs of ageing and gentle wear. Please study the images carefully as for...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Vintage 1940s Silver Plated Rotary Ladies Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned hand winding ladies watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with light scratches and tarnishes on the sil...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Silver Plate

Vintage 1940s 9 Karat Gold Helvetia Ladies Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned vintage gold hand winding watch is working and it is ticking well but I cannot guarantee the time accuracy. visible signs of ageing and wear. The strap is a ...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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9k Gold

1940s Stainless Steel Mechanical Ladies Universal Geneve Watch
By Universal Genève
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage hand winding and excellent quality movement ladies watch is working and it is running well. Visible signs of wear and ageing with light scratches on the glass ...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

9 Karat Gold Vintage 1940s Rotary Ladies Cocktail Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage mechanical gold watch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. Please study the images carefully as form part of the description.
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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9k Gold

Vintage 1940s Smiths Astral 9 Karat Gold Ladies Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned hand winding gold watch is working and it is ticking well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with some scratches on the glass and the gold watch case. Tiny de...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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9k Gold

Vintage 1940s 9 Karat Gold Ladies “Hendersons” Swiss Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage pre-owned hand winding ladies gold watch is working and it is ticking and running well. Some deterioration on the silvered dial as shown. Light and tiny scratc...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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9k Gold

Longines Platinum and Diamond Ladies Dress Watch, circa 1940s
By Longines
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Longines Watch Co STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 42mm X 10mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 ...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Vintage 1940s 18 Karat Gold Movado Mechanical Ladies Cocktail Watch
By Movado
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned hand-winding ladies cocktail watch is in good working condition and it is running well. It is recently been serviced. Visible signs of ageing and wear with l...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Baume & Mercier Platinum Handmade Ladies Art Deco Watch, circa 1940s
By Baume et Mercier
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Baume & Mercier Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum / Diamond / Silver Rhodium Bracelet CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 58mm...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Eterna Watch Co. Steel Art Deco Ladies Watch in New Old Stock Condition, 1940s
By Eterna
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Eterna Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 34mm x 18mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 1...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

1940s 1.50 Carat Diamond and Platinum Ladies Cocktail Fob Watch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage Art Deco 1.50 carat diamond and platinum cocktail fob watch by 'Helvetia'; part of our diverse diamond jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and im...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Pocket Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Petite 1940s Vintage 9 Karat Gold Ladies Watch with Gold Filled Strap
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned vintage gold ladies mechanical watch is working and is ticking well. Visible tiny scratches on the Bessel and watch case. The gold filled strap is tarnished....
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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9k Gold, Gold-filled

Vintage 1940s 1.45 Carat Diamond and Platinum Ladies Cocktail Watch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage 1940's Art Deco 1.45 carat diamond and platinum ladies cocktail watch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impres...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

1940s Swiss Diamond and Yellow Rose and White Gold Ladies Watch
By Bucherer
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An, exceptional vintage 0.25 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow, rose and white gold ladies wristwatch; part of our diverse vintage jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This excep...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vacheron & Constantin Ladies 14 Karat Gold Art Deco Bracelet Watch circa 1940s
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Vacheron & Constantin Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Bracelet Style METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Solid Gold DIMENSIONS: 25mm X 14mm CIRCA: 1940's MOVEMENT...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Tiffany & Co. Watch Ladies 14 Karat Yellow Gold Oval Face Wristwatch, 1940s
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Wallkill, NY
Lovely 1940's Tiffany and company 14K Gold Watch and band. 17 Jewel adjusted 2 positions. Watch is working. Measuring 6.75 end to end. Will fit a 6 to 6.25 inch wrist nicely. Face me...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Hamilton Platinum Ladies Art Deco Diamond Dress Watch, circa 1940s
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Bracelet Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 32mm X 14mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Nicolet Solid White Gold Art Deco Ladies Watch with Period Bracelet, circa 1940s
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Nicolet Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: 14kt Solid White Gold Associated Matching Steel Bracelet CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE:...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Lucien Piccard Ladies Platinum Diamond Pearl Dress Manual Watch, 1940s
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Lucien Piccard STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum, Diamonds and Pearl DIMENSIONS: 12mm X 12mm CIRCA: 1940's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Ma...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Laco 14 Karat Gold Ladies German Watch, 1940
Located in Herzelia, IL
Tiny and elegant ladies watch a fine example of it’s time. Perfect present! Laco is a german watch manufacturer that is still active. Back in 1940 it was the luxury brand for the cel...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

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14k Gold, Gold

Bulova Ladies Wristwatch Art Deco Style with Diamonds
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Stamford, CT
Bulova ladies Watch 33 pieces Total Diamonds 14 Karat 0.76 TDW 13 grams.
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond

Rolex Ladies Rose Gold Stainless Steel Art Deco Manual Watch, circa 1940s
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / 4375 METAL / MATERIAL: 14 Kt. Rose Gold and Steel CIRCA: 1940's DIMENSIONS: 36mm X 19mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

1940s Art Deco Blancpain 8 Carat Total Diamond and Platinum Ladies Wrist Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Hicksville, NY
Blancpain Diamond Wrist Watch - Platinum, Diamonds Features: 8.0 carats total Round Brilliant Diamonds Platinum 6 inch long Diamond Bracelet Watch width tapers from 8.5 - 5 millimet...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Vacheron & Constantin Ladies 1940s Rose Gold Mechanical Wristwatch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1940s Vacheron & Constantin Ladies Wrist Watch, 17 M.M. 18K Rose Gold 2 Piece Case with Scrolled Cover Lugs. 17 Jewel Mechanical, Manual Wind Movement, Older quality Restored S...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Patek Philippe Ladies 18 Karat, Yellow Gold Art Deco Bracelet Watch, circa 1940s
By Patek Philippe
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Patek Philippe et Cie STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Ref. 3036 METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA: 1940's DIMENSIONS: 18mm X 18mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Wi...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Ladies Retro 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Bracelet Watch, c1940s
Located in valatie, NY
Ladies Retro 18k Yellow Gold and Diamond Bracelet Watch, c1940's. The bracelet consists of eleven ribbed, articulating lobed orbs with a hidden clasp and safety chain. The modified t...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Jaeger-LeCoultre Art Deco Ladies Watch in 14 Karat White Gold, circa 1940s-1950s
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: LeCoultre Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Round METAL / MATERIAL: 14kt White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's / 1950's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 21mm X 21mm MOVEMENT ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Lucien Picard 14k Rose Gold Vintage 1940s Diamond and Ruby Flip Top Ladies Watch
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: wind Function: hours, minutes Case: 14.24mm 14k rose gold case, plastic protective crystal, push/pull crown, rubies and diamonds on flip top Rubies: 42 round cut= 1.25cttw ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ladies Yellow Gold Cadenas Wristwatch, 1940s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Austin, TX
An iconic classic design from Van Cleef & Arpels, the Cadenas watch is a timeless statement of elegance and grace. This watch, crafted in simple and tasteful 18k yellow gold, dates t...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Marvin Ladies Pink Gold Diamond Synthetic Rubies Retro Wristwatch, circa 1940s
By Marvin
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautifully made 1940's ladies watch featuring diamonds and commonly used synthetic rubies. Many of the pieces made in the 1940's have these scissor cut synthetic rubies. This Watc...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Rolex Vintage Precision Yellow Gold Silver Dial Ladies Wristwatch 1940s
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Yellow Gold Precision Vintage Ladies Wristwatch, silver dial with applied hour markers, small seconds at 6 0'clock, a fixed yellow gold bezel, a yellow gold bracelet with a yellow ...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

French Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Retro Mechanical Wristwatch, 1940s
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ladies watch. Bracelet and rectangular case in 18 carats yellow gold. Background of the case of gold color. Overall length: 18,3 cm, Width at the widest: 1,8 cm, Thickness at the wid...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Lucien Piccard Ladies Yellow Gold Wristwatch, 1940s
Located in Hicksville, NY
1940s Retro Art Deco- Inspired Lucien Piccard Wrist Watch - 14 Karat Yellow Gold Features: Case Diameter: 19 millimeters without crown Case Length: 34 millimeters lug to lug, top t...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Wrist Watches

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ladies Vintage Silver Mappin Mechanical Trench Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage hand winding silver ladies trench watch is in good working condition and it is running well. It is recently been serviced. Visible signs of ageing and wear as ...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Silver

Van Cleef & Arpels 1940s Cadenas Gold and Sapphire Ladies Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1940s Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas 18K Yellow Gold Wrist Watch, measuring 7 inches in length and 1 inch wide, flexible snake bracelet, set with very fine color step cut Square Sa...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, 18k Gold

Baume & Mercier Platinum Art Deco Ladies Watch with Diamond Bracelet, circa 1940
By Baume et Mercier
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Baume Mercier STYLE / REFERENCE: Cushion Shape Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 12mm X 12mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Blancpain Ladies Platinum Diamond Bracelet Dress Wristwatch, circa 1940s
By Blancpain
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Blancpain Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Diamond Bracelet METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA: 1940-1950's DIMENSIONS: 40mm X 14mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Retro Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Citrine Wristwatch, Circa 1940s
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This beautiful pink gold watch dates from the 1940's. It has a 14k pink gold square head that is accented by 3 diamonds on either side then a faceted citrine followed by a diamond....
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Mid-20th Century Retro Wrist Watches

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Citrine, Diamond, Gold, Rose Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gold

  • Retro Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Citrine Wristwatch, Circa 1940s
  • Retro Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Citrine Wristwatch, Circa 1940s
  • Retro Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Citrine Wristwatch, Circa 1940s
  • Retro Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Citrine Wristwatch, Circa 1940s
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W .55 in. D .25 in. L 7.25 in.
LeCoultre Ladies Rose Gold Full Size Backwind Round Bracelet Watch
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: LeCoultre / Bracelet Dress Watch STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: 18 Kt. Rose Gold CIRCA: 1940's DIMENSIONS: 16mm X 16mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Bac...
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Vintage 1940s Modernist Wrist Watches

Extremely Unique Harman Multi-Color Gold Retro Cuff Ladies Watch
Located in Dallas, TX
Extremely Unique Harman Multicolor Gold Retro Cuff Ladies Watch - Manual winding. Oversize Rose Gold and Green Gold with Diamonds and Rubies on case cover ( 22 x 25 mm ) Case cover ...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby

Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold Hamilton Manual Wind Ladies Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Birmingham, AL
This Gorgeous Vintage Hamilton Watch is made in 14K yellow Gold. It has a 7 inch bracelet and is 15.5 mm wide. It is manual wind and weighs 36.2 grams. Movement # 427284. It has a be...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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14k Gold

Blancpain T & H-M Retro Yellow Gold Sapphire and Diamond Driver Ladies Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Special retro 1940's ladies Blancpain watch designed in 14 karat yellow gold. Snake chain with polished center bar for potential sizing. Fold over clasp contains square sapphires and...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Jaeger-LeCoultre White Gold and Diamond Back Wind Ladies Bracelet Watch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1940 Jaeger LeCoultre Ladies Wrist Watch, 16 M.M. Diameter 2 Piece 18K White Gold Case, 17 jewel Mechanical, Manual Back Wind and set Movement. Silver Satin dial with Raised ma...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Ladies White Gold Hamilton 2 Carat Natural F Color Diamond Manual Cocktail Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Hamilton Collectable Ladies 14k White Gold with approximately 2 Carats of Natural Diamond Manual Wind Cocktail Watch. It is set with 52 natural colorless diamonds weighing app...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Retro Covered Ladies White Gold Diamond Ruby Evening Dress Watch by Altair
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Stunning evening ladies dress watch from the Retro period, It looks like a bracelet, but when you open the flap and you have the time. This 1940s wristwatch by Altair is 14k white ...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Gold, White Gold

1940s 2.04 Carat Diamond and Platinum Ladies Fob Watch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning vintage Art Deco 2.04 carat diamond and platinum ladies fob watch brooch; part of our diverse vintage jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This stunning, fine and impr...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco More Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

1.56 Carat Ruby 1.02 Carat Diamond Ladies Cocktail Watch in White Gold Art Deco
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive vintage Art Deco 1.56 carat ruby and 1.02 carat diamond ladies cocktail watch crafted in 9k white gold; part of our vintage watch collection. This st...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 9k Gold, White Gold

Retro Ladies 18K Yellow Gold, Diamond, and Ruby Bracelet Wristwatch, c1940
Located in valatie, NY
Ladies Retro 18K Yellow Gold, Diamond, and Ruby Bracelet Wristwatch, c1940. The watch features 14 single-cut diamonds and two rectangular rubies set in white gold. Marked: 18K. The b...
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20th Century Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Vintage Enamel Ladies Mechanical Wristwatch
Located in Carlisle, GB
Vintage Enamel Ladies Mechanical Wristwatch. This beautiful piece is working and ticking well. Some of the enamel on the strap are missing, has some wear and tear as shown on photos
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Enamel, Gilt Metal

Hamilton Ladies Platinum Diamond Cocktail Wristwatch
By Hamilton
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive vintage Hamilton 5.32 carat diamond cocktail watch of the highest quality; part of our vintage watch, diamond estate jewelry collections. This stunni...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Ladies Yellow Gold Ruby Set Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Ruby set watch by Cartier. An extremely rare watch by Cartier, set with sixteen round old cut rubies in claw settings of varying sizes with an approximate combined weight of 4.00 car...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Ruby, Yellow Gold

Admina Ladies Platinum Diamond Manual Wind Wristwatch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive vintage 4.82 carat diamond and platinum cocktail watch made by Admina; part of our collection of ladies diamond watches This stunning and unusual vin...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Benkin Ladies White Gold Diamond Bracelet Wristwatch
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant Retro cocktail bracelet in white gold and diamonds with covered watch. Cover has a center cluster of diamonds in a ribbed circle with pave diamond leaves on each side. Arti...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Universal Geneve Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Wristwatch
By Universal Genève
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Stylish vintage Universal Geneve lady's yellow gold and diamond wristwatch. Crystal diameter is 13mm.
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Universal Geneve Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Wristwatch
  • Universal Geneve Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Wristwatch
  • Universal Geneve Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Wristwatch
  • Universal Geneve Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Wristwatch
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H 0.52 in. W 0.87 in. L 1.07 in.
Rolex Rare 1942 Bubble Back Ladies Steel Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1942 Rolex Ladies Reference 3869 Bubble Back Wrist Watch, 24 M.M. Stainless Steel 2 Piece Oyster case, original and unpolished, original Oyster Crown. Automatic, self winding ...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Steel

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Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices. While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Modern-day timepieces are fashionable and functional. Watches have also migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, watches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, many are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist. 

When shopping for a watch, it’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.