‘Scrap’ watch tools surprise at Fellows’ auction

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The Fellows’ Watches & Watch Parts auction has reported a 94% sold rate and saw watch tools, originally destined for scrap, do particularly well.

The auction achieved a hammer total of £202,000 – just shy of three times the bottom estimate – and saw various horology equipment such as pressure testers and case tools prove very popular.

A Rolex case tool was entered to sale with an estimate of £100-150 and went on to achieve a hammer price of £1,000. Meanwhile, a Rolex pressure tester, sold for £1,500 on an estimate of £80-120.

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Watches from Cartier, Breitling and Rolex also sold well, as did a range of pocket watches.

Fellows is now accepting consignments for The Watch Sale in April as well as the next Watches & Watch Parts auction in June.

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