Here you will find an assortment of automotive related wristwatches, which we expect will change as pieces are bought and sold by us. Within this category are specific car watches, award watches, racing teams, promotional watches from various companies such as Champion, Gulf, GoodYear, and more.
Many of these were never offered to the public, and most were manufactured in very small quantities.....think of hundreds and less. Therefore by their original limited production nature and through general attrition (abuse and loss) these are certainly rare and exclusive.
Most are manual wind mechanical watches, and a few are automatics, which are also mechanical. Manual wind watches are easy to live with, and it is a wonderful feeling to bring a little mechanical world to life by simply by rotating the small bit of metal (the crown) between your thumb and forefinger.
Please note that we have sold a good number of various automotive timepieces, and we do try to keep the web site updated as inventory changes.
Melissa brand 17 Jewel Swiss Antichoc movement. Manual wind. Original black rubber wrist band. Circa 1960s. All metal case including tire. Great looking and unusual watch. Outer diameter of tire: 42mm. Slight wear of black on a few edges. $290.
National Hot Rod Association
Animated "Mystery" Dial, Manual Wind, Swiss made. Made in 1974, Lafyette Watch Co., which is now part of the Mondaine Watch Ltd. company. Diver style with rotating outer bezel. Terrific graphics! The clear second hand disc with the images of a Funny Car, and a Rail Dragster rotate around the dial. Gray color polycarbonate case. Fitted with its original rubber sport band. Case measures 42.5mm including crown. $325.
'Competition I' race watch
Benrus. Circa 1965. Manual wind. 17 Jewel movement high grade Japanese movement. See through Skeleton back! White face with crossed checkered flags and "Competition I" text below 12 o?lock. Very good condition, though chrome case shows a little wear around backside edges. New crystals (front & back) and new black leather Rally sport band. Case measures 36.5mm including crown. $195.
'Competition II' race watch
Benrus. As new condition, super clean, with original box, instructions and warranty card! Circa early 1970s. Self-winding (automatic) mechanical 17 Jewel high grade Japanese movement with day and date. White face with crossed checkered flags and "Competition II" text below 12 o'clock position. Day & Date are at 3 o?lock position. Works beautifully. All original except for the new brown leather Rally band. Gold plated case, stainless back. Handsome face. A unique, rare, and extremely attractive time piece. You may occasionally see one of these, but never in this "as new" condition, and never with original box & papers. Case measures 36mm including crown. $325.
Formula 1 Racing
PRIM Watch Company. Circa early 1970s. Manual wind, jeweled movement made all under one roof by PRIM of Czechoslovakia (CSSR), now the Czech republic. Diver style chrome case with with rotating outer bezel. Terrific graphics on the dial with image of an F-1 car! Fitted with a new rally leather watch band. Case measures 34.5mm including crown. PRIM was founded in 1946 and has undergone various changes throughout the years, but still produces sought after high quality watches today. $275.