Why Chrono24? Log in
Mechanical Watches up to AU$ 3,000
Manual Winding Mechanical Watches
Mechanical Watches AU$ 6,000 - AU$ 10,000
Automatic Mechanical Watches
Mechanical Watches starting at AU$ 10,000
Mechanical Watches with Special Complications
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Reference number
More...
New/Pre-owned
Offer type
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
More...
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
More...
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
More...
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Clasp
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

TOP
Zenith Star
AU$ 6,358
Seller
LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
140
HK
TOP
Arnold & Son HMS1
AU$ 11,989
Seller
LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
140
HK
TOP
Patek Philippe Ref# 5078P Minute Repeater New, Unworn
AU$ 470,170
Seller
Michael Ashton
6
US
TOP
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook Limited Edition - Box & Papers 2019
AU$ 2,818
Seller
Mark Worthington Jewellers
174
UK
TOP
Tudor Rolex Oyster Prince Date Day 18k Gold 94613
AU$ 3,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Omega Speedmaster Professional 1969
AU$ 11,350
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Omega Seamaster DeVille
AU$ 3,500
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Seiko Marinemaster 300m
AU$ 4,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Rolex Sky-Dweller
AU$ 29,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Hublot Big Bang Unico
AU$ 16,500
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Rolex Lady Datejust
AU$ 6,250
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Breitling Avenger Blackbird
AU$ 4,404
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Breitling Chronomat Evolution
AU$ 18,500
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar
AU$ 7,980
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Romain Jerome Moon-DNA White with leather bracelet
AU$ 9,800
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime
AU$ 6,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Montblanc P8262670
AU$ 1,499
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Benzinger Frosted Barley II
AU$ 7,955
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Breitling Chronoliner Yachting
AU$ 3,699
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Rolex Submariner
AU$ 12,999
Seller
Private Seller
AU
TOP
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
AU$ 7,126
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Omega Speedmaster Professional
AU$ 5,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Rolex Day-Date 36
AU$ 18,990
Seller
Private Seller
AU
Eterna Jumphour (1930s)
AU$ 1,211
Seller
Private Seller
AU
TOP
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3796J
AU$ 12,755
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
443
US
Ball Engineer II Marvelight
AU$ 1,100
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Cartier Tank
AU$ 1,950
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
AU$ 41,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Rolex Submariner 18ct gold with Gold Serti dial
AU$ 33,367
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
116
UK
Deep Blue Master 1000 Diver Auto 44mm Watch 330m Wr Blk Dial...
AU$ 327
Seller
Watchpartners
141
AU
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
AU$ 15,000
Seller
Private Seller
AU
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AU$ 4,050
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Omega Seamaster Chronometer 564
AU$ 1,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Rolex GMT-Master II
AU$ 19,700
Seller
Private Seller
AU
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual Calendar 310.021
AU$ 54,086
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
443
US
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
AU$ 53,283
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 45
AU$ 23,944
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
TOP
Universal Genève Compax rare valjoux cal 72 version chronograph
AU$ 11,116
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
116
UK
Seiko Automatic Chronograph SRQ003
AU$ 1,500
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Iron Annie 30yr Anniv. Model Watch Swiss Eta 6498 Hand Wind...
AU$ 2,299
Seller
Watchpartners
141
AU
Glycine Combat SUB
AU$ 799
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Patek Philippe Pagoda 5500R rose gold NOS box papers full set
AU$ 48,200
Seller
Vintage & Prestige
36
UK
TOP
Heuer RALLYE MASTER SET MONTE CARLO + MASTER TIME
AU$ 6,975
Seller
CHRONO-STOP
14
ES
TAG Heuer Autavia
AU$ 4,399
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar 5040J
AU$ 41,259
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
443
US
TOP
Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon
AU$ 101,413
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
TOP
Heuer Autavia GMT
AU$ 13,897
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
116
UK
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AU$ 5,748
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
Junkers Bauhaus Swiss Automatic Eta 7001 Watch 40mm Case...
AU$ 1,348
Seller
Watchpartners
141
AU
TOP
Rolex Datejust 18K Yellow Gold President Lapis diam. dial
AU$ 12,426
Seller
Juwelier Pieter Jacobs
216
NL
Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic
AU$ 5,701
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Heuer 3X DASH MOUNTED TIMERS SET: 1X MASTER TIME + 2X MONTE CARLO
AU$ 10,983
Seller
CHRONO-STOP
14
ES
Doxa D127SBY Aqua Into the Ocean
AU$ 1,135
Seller
JOYCE JEWELLERY
12
AU
TOP
Patek Philippe Complications Calatrava Travel Time 7134G-001
AU$ 38,409
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
443
US
TOP
Hublot Big Bang Tutti Frutti
AU$ 28,169
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
Rolex Submariner Date Hulk Green PREOWNED
AU$ 20,500
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Omega vintage 18ct gold dress watch
AU$ 7,222
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
116
UK
Fortis Aquatis Shoreliner Champagne Beach 42mm Pvd Swiss Auto...
AU$ 1,086
Seller
Watchpartners
141
AU
Baume & Mercier - Clifton - M0A10059
AU$ 4,995
Seller
Zaeger Pty Ltd
20
AU
Breitling Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic 44
AU$ 5,660
Free shipping
Seller
Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
AU
Chronoswiss Opus
AU$ 11,490
Seller
Private Seller
AU
Titoni SEASCOPER 83985 SRB-517 Gents Auto Watch
AU$ 990
Seller
JOYCE JEWELLERY
12
AU
Rolex Submariner Date Black Dial
AU$ 13,980
Seller
Private Seller
 
AU
TOP
Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.68.34.20.51.001
AU$ 12,755
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
443
US
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

Mechanical Watches: Technical Masterpieces

The mechanical watch is one of humanity's most important cultural innovations. For centuries, watches have been keeping track of time. Today, there is a myriad of environmentally-friendly mechanical watches running precisely without a battery.

Highlights

  • Watchmaking art - a fine piece of craftsmanship on your wrist
  • Incredible variety: a watch for every budget and taste
  • No batteries required: manual and automatic calibers
  • Famous diving watches such as the Rolex Submariner
  • Inexpensive automatic watch: Tissot PRS 516

Mechanical Watches: A Cultural Revival

Watch lovers and collectors have been enthusiastically celebrating mechanical watches for decades. Wristwatches from Rolex or Patek Philippe are considered some of the most coveted luxury watches there are, and for good reason. Both manufacturers produce mechanical timepieces that are valuable and maintain their worth. Some vintage models and limited editions even increase in value over the years.

However, there was a time when mechanical watches had a difficult time surviving. With the rise of inexpensive quartz watches in the 1970s, many watch manufacturers found themselves in extreme hardship. Some brands were forced to quit and have since disappeared; today, they are only known by watch experts. Before the quartz boom, mechanical wristwatches and pocket watches were everyday items. If you wanted to know the current time, you needed a watch, and at that time, most had a mechanical movement. However, since quartz watches were less expensive than their mechanical siblings in the mid-1970s, quartz timepieces almost completely wiped mechanical ones off the map.

Mechanical watches experienced a comeback in the beginning of the 1980s, however. Watch lovers and collectors rediscovered the charm of a ticking mechanical movement, and felt able to accept deviations of seconds or minutes. However, it was really about the technology and precision engineering inside the watch. Since most manufacturers switched to making quartz watches, fans of mechanical watches had to find these timepieces at flea markets, auctions, and in leftover stock. In those days, it was easy to get a good bargain. That changed a few years later when the demand for old mechanical watches exceeded the supply. Traditional watch manufacturers noticed this change and began to offer mechanical watches in their collections once again. New brands and manufacturers also began to spring up in abundance, such as the German brand Nomos. Roland Schwertner founded this business in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Classic watchmaking has been experiencing a renaissance and a completely