Jewellery & Watches

Batemans of Stamford is the perfect place to sell your watches, gold, silver and jewellery

We have thousands of bidders looking for good quality items. We want to hear from you and help to make some money for items that might well be simply being stored and never used. Don't just take these to a scrap dealer, they will only ever give you the least they can get away with to profit themselves - your items might sell for much more if you put them to auction with Batemans. We always want things to sell for as much as possible - when it sells for more, YOU get more and WE earn more!


Make sure you sell it at Batemans to give the best chance of selling for more!


  • We hold regular dedicated specialist auctions - Jewellery & Watches, Silver & Gold, Coins & Banknotes – to sell your valuable items effectively.
  • Fees for selling are very competitive and simple to understand, unlike many competitors or other ways of selling where fees are often 'hidden' and appear cheaper.

- Vendor's Commission: 10% (8.334% plus VAT), subject to a £12 (£10 plus VAT) minimum charge per lot.

 - No Sale No Fee: If a lot does not sell there is nothing to pay.


  • We have a team of knowledgeable and friendly experts lead by Managing Director & Specialist Valuer Greg Bateman who can help identify and value your treasured items, backed up by an experienced and helpful staff, cutting edge online bidding systems, and a worldwide reach.

  • Accurate Descriptions - High Quality Photographs - Superior Local Service - Proven Results


Contact Us now or call us about a Valuation Appointment with one of our experts on 01780 766466.


There’s currently a huge demand for vintage and modern watches, especially vintage gentleman’s sports watches, chronograph and military watches; gold cased and silver cased models will often be more valuable. Original boxes and paperwork are always desirable.

We are looking for makers and models such as Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Vacheron Constantin, Longines, International Watch Company (IWC), Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Panerai, Cartier, Tiffany, Baume & Mercier, Rado, Tudor, Tag Heuer, Skipperera, Royal Oak, Oris, Bell & Ross, Grana, Eterna, Lemania, Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, Comex, Speedmaster, Cosmograph, GMT Master, Daytona, Carrera.


We have sold a huge variety of wristwatches and pocket watches over the last two decades, with values ranging from tens of thousands of pounds to less than one hundred pounds, here’s a look at some highlights from past sales:


Wristwatch Highlights                   Pocket Watch Highlights



A vintage 18ct gold Rolex Submariner-Date Oyster Perpetual gentleman's wristwatch: £22,800 (inc BP)


A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona Cosmograph gentleman's wristwatch: £16,800 (inc BP)


A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner gentleman's wristwatch: £12,980 (inc BP)


A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer gentleman's wristwatch: £6,240 (inc BP)


An International Watch Company British Military 'Dirty Dozen' gentleman's wristwatch: £4,920 (inc BP)


A Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k gold cased lady's wristwatch: £3,480 (inc BP)


 A Breitling Navitimer 'TOPGUN' stainless steel cased gentleman's wristwatch: £3,360 (inc BP)


A Rolex Prince Brancard steel cased gentleman's wristwatch, circa 1930's: £1,830 (inc BP)


A Breitling gold plated Top Time chronograph gentleman's wristwatch: £543 (inc BP)



An 18ct white gold Cartier 'Baignoire Allongee' lady's wristwatch: £5,192 (inc BP)


A Longines 18K gold cased lady's wristwatch: £1,550 (inc BP)


A Rolex Oyster Perpetual diamond set 18ct gold and stainless steel cased lady's wristwatch: £3,540 (inc BP)


A 18ct gold pocket watch and Albert watch chain and fob, belonged to Herbert Long, Jockey, Newmarket, 1898: £3,186 (inc BP)


A George V Charles Frodsham 18ct gold cased half hunter pocket watch: £2,100 (inc BP)


A late Victorian 18ct gold pocket chronometer watch, by R. C. Oldfield, Liverpool, with astronomical moon phase, month, day and date subsidiary dials: £1,830 (inc BP)


A large George III gilt brass pair cased verge pocket watch, circa 1780, the full plate chain fusee movement signed 'Jno Ilbery, London, No. 1334': £1,560 (inc BP)


A 14ct gold keyless wind hunter pocket watch by Pavel (Paul) Bure, circa 1900, Imperial presentation for the Russian market: £2,596 (inc BP)