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Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic PAM00628
£6,884
Seller
Your Luxury Time LTD
672
UK
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster, Yellow Gold, MOP Diamond Dial
£10,750
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Tempvs Ltd
141
UK
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Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm -2019-
£4,438
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KronologY
85
FR
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IWC Pilot Double Chronograph IW371808
£6,500
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Chase Hattan
41
UK
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Rolex Ladies 18K Solid Gold Oyster Datejust 6516 Automatic,...
£2,038
Free shipping
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GMTSKY
475
US
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar
£15,600
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Heritage Jewelry and Loan
10
US
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Corum Admiral's cup competition chronometer
£1,825
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Veritime Ltd
13
UK
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Rolex Datejust MINT Condition Factory Roman Dial 36mm Watch
Price on request
Free shipping
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Timekeepersvault
 
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Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Turismo XL 16/8997
£2,650
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CHRONO WATCH
145
UK
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Rolex Explorer II Rail cream black index surround dial box &...
£17,120
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TempoInverso.com / Gift and Communication LTD
16
UK
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Rolex Daytona Floating Cosmograph Stainless Steel - 16520...
£69,999
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Xupes.com
220
UK
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Rolex Submariner Date
£5,895
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Heart of Gold Jewellers Limited
10
UK
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
£3,650
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Chase Hattan
41
UK
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Cartier Santos Galbee Vintage Swiss Automatic Stainless Steel...
£2,156
Free shipping
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Vintage Watch Outlet
26
US
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) Ceramic, Ref: 114060. 2015
£6,950
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Tempvs Ltd
141
UK
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Cartier Tank Americaine
£8,500
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Veritime Ltd
13
UK
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TAG Heuer Monaco
£3,600
Free shipping
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Chronolux.com
13
UK
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Graham Swordfish Chronograph 2SWAR 18k Rose Gold
£9,995
Seller
CHRONO WATCH
145
UK
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.30.42.20.01.001
£3,250
Seller
The Watch Directory
76
UK
Heuer Carrera 1153
£3,560
Seller
VEBLENIST
 
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage 9ct Gold Automatic - Asprey - Fully...
£1,995
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Time Rediscovered Ltd
36
UK
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Rolex Submariner (No Date)
£7,150
Seller
Chase Hattan
41
UK
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Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic WSTA0029 With Box & Papers Mens...
£2,397
Free shipping
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Vintage Watch Outlet
26
US
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Omega Speedmaster Racing Automatic Ref. 175.0083
£1,395
Seller
NP Fine Watches
60
UK
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Rolex GMT-Master Nipple Dial Yellow Gold 16758 - W5386
£17,599
Seller
Xupes.com
220
UK
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Rolex Datejust 16233 - Mens Watch - Diamond Dial - 1990
£4,699
Seller
Miltons Diamonds
60
UK
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Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Black Sea Chronograph 353-92
£3,995
Seller
CHRONO WATCH
145
UK
Rolex Lady- 26mm 179179-0165-83139
£13,750
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The Watch Directory
76
UK
Patek Philippe Nautilus
£25,399
Seller
VEBLENIST
 
US
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Tudor Black Bay GMT
£3,595
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Heart of Gold Jewellers Limited
10
UK
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Rolex GMT-Master II
£9,000
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Chase Hattan
41
UK
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Cartier Santos Galbee Automatic 18K Solid Gold/Stainless Steel...
£2,396
Free shipping
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Vintage Watch Outlet
26
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IWC Ref. R810 Mint - 1 Owner - Serviced
£1,645
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Time Rediscovered Ltd
36
UK
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Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watch
£5,643
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WatchesofMayfair.com
650
UK
Rolex 16570 Explorer II SRR - Rare Military Edition
£29,500
Free shipping
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Watch Club
86
UK
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Breitling Superocean Héritage II 46 - 2019 Unworn
£3,435
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
194
UK
Omega Constellation Co-Ax Petite Seconde 27MM 127.25.27.20.55.001
£5,350
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The Watch Directory
76
UK
Rolex Submariner Date
£10,280
Seller
VEBLENIST
 
US
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Rolex Submariner 18ct gold with Gold Serti dial
£16,995
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The Watch Collector Ltd.
131
UK
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
£2,750
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Chase Hattan
41
UK
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Bulova Super Seville Day-Date Vintage 2 Tone Mens Pre-Owned...
£636
Free shipping
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Vintage Watch Outlet
26
US
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Heuer Rare Autavia Ref. 11630 - Mk 1 Original Dial - Unpolished
£8,395
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Time Rediscovered Ltd
36
UK
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IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 150 Years
£29,566
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WatchesofMayfair.com
650
UK
Rolex 116710LN GMT-Master II Sea King - Limited Edition of 123
£23,995
Free shipping
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Watch Club
86
UK
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe Chronograph Stainless...
£5,999
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Xupes.com
220
UK
Rolex Day-Date 36MM 118209-00-73209
£15,995
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The Watch Directory
76
UK
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
£7,560
Seller
VEBLENIST
 
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Rolex Submariner (No Date)
£7,650
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The Watch Collector Ltd.
131
UK
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TAG Heuer Carrera CV201AK.FT6040 Calibre 16
£2,650
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Chase Hattan
41
UK
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Omega Don Draper Mad Mens Seamaster De Ville Black Dial crosshair
£1,499
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Fine Auction Club
462
UK
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ladies 18K Gold and Steel Ref. 176234
£2,808
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NP Fine Watches
60
UK
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Bulgari Bvlgari
£3,895
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
650
UK
Rolex 116710BLNR GMT-Master II Batman - Under Rolex Warranty
£11,950
Free shipping
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Watch Club
86
UK
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Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Chronograph Rose Gold 8880 CC AT
£11,500
Seller
CHRONO WATCH
145
UK
Omega Speedmaster Chronograph '57' 331.12.42.51.02.002
£4,750
Seller
The Watch Directory
76
UK
Rolex Sea-Dweller
£11,080
Seller
VEBLENIST
 
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Rolex Gents Datejust ref 16233 with Diamond Dial
£4,895
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The Watch Collector Ltd.
131
UK
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Rolex Lady-Datejust
£4,000
Seller
Chase Hattan
41
UK
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Omega 14K Solid Gold Mens Seamaster De Ville Black dial watch...
£1,999
Seller
Fine Auction Club
462
UK
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 2019
£13,400
Seller
Watch Philosophy
50
UK
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Small Duetto Stainless Steel...
£5,951
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WatchesofMayfair.com
650
UK
Rolex 126711CHNR GMT-Master II Root Beer - 5 Year Rolex Warranty
£14,850
Free shipping
Seller
Watch Club
86
UK
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Rolex 5513 Military Submariner non-date - Milsub
£25,500
Seller
M&J Watches Ltd
43
UK
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.32.42.20.06.001
£3,150
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The Watch Directory
76
UK
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Automatic Watches: Self-Winding Mechanical Timepieces

Automatic watches are powered by the natural motion of your wrist while you wear them. This type of watch has a rich history reaching back to the 18th century. Today, countless brands produce their own automatic calibers for their watches.

Highlights

  • Automatically wound by the natural movements of your arm
  • Environmentally-friendly: No batteries to produce or throw away
  • The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the most famous automatic watches
  • John Harwood is considered the inventor of the automatic wristwatch
  • Automatic watches available in almost every price range

Automatic Watches: Self-Winding Timepieces

Automatic watches fall under the larger umbrella term of mechanical watches. They offer a key advantage over manual timepieces: They wind automatically via the movement of the wearer's arm. An oscillating mass inside the caliber is responsible for winding the spring. Today, this is in most cases a winding rotor. It is flexibly mounted so that gravity pulls it towards the center. When you're wearing the watch and move your wrist, the rotor moves and gives the caliber new energy. Automatic watches don't require batteries, making mechanical watches comparably more environmentally friendly than battery-powered quartz watches.

Automatic watches are available from almost every famous watch manufacturer in all price ranges. Less expensive models are often powered by base calibers made by the ébauche manufacturers ETA, Soprod, or Sellita. Various manufacturers use these calibers in a more or less reworked form in their watches. These calibers even power the watches made by famous brands such as Breitling and TAG Heuer. However, both manufacturers have developed their own in-house movements as well.

Rolex and Patek Philippe are some of the most well-known watch manufacturers. Unlike many other brands, these two Geneva-based manufacturers don't outsource base calibers. Instead, they use their own. For example, Rolex's caliber 3130 is considered very robust, reliable, and precise. These qualities and more make the caliber one of the best automatic movements on the market; it powers Rolex watches such as the Submariner. Since Rolex produces their watches almost entirely in-house, production is costlier. This results in higher prices for automatic watches with in-house movements.

Buying Tips

If you're searching for an automatic watch, the hard part is actually choosing one. Should it be large or small, simple or extravagant, affordable or expensive? The selection is ample for every taste and budget. Pre-owned automatic watches from Citizen, Seiko, or Swatch are available for around 50 euros. These watches often only have three hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds. Some also have a date or even day/date display.

In the price range between 100 and 200 euros, you can find diverse new automatic watches from brands like Seiko or Fossil. Pre-owned watches from long-established manufacturers such as Tissot, Hamilton, or Longines cost up to 500 euros. The situation is similar in the 1,000 euros and under price range, though here you can also find new models from the German brand Marcello C.

In the 1,000 euro price range, you can find pre-owned Omega or Breitling watches. New automatic three-hand watches are available from Oris, Raymond Weil, or Rado.

However, if you're looking for an automatic chronograph, you need to adjust your budget accordingly. A pre-owned automatic chronograph costs at least 500 euros; this applies to watches from brands such as Tissot or Hamilton. New chronographs cost a few hundred euros more, around 800 euros. These watches are often powered by ETA's Valjoux 7750, which is considered one of the most successful automatic chronograph calibers in the world.

If you're searching for a new automatic Rolex, you need to plan on spending at least 3,000 euros. You can purchase the introductory model, Oyster Perpetual, for this price. You can occasionally find pre-owned vintage watches from this Genevan manufacturer for less than 1,000 euros. The Submariner, one of the first and most famous diving watches in the world, is available pre-owned for around 4,100 euros. New, it costs around 5,600 euros. Rolex's chronograph, the Daytona, is available for around 7,500 euros.

The most expensive automatic watches are from brands such as Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe. These watches are often made of platinum or 18-karat gold and feature countless diamonds on their dial and/or case. At times, these watches are also incredibly expensive as they're rare vintage watches coveted by collectors. Prices over 1 million euros are not