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A collection of 18th and 19th century pocket watches are included in the auction of watches, jewellery & silver at Charterhouse in Sherborne on 2nd & 3rd May.

“For centuries pocket watches dominated the market until the wristwatch was developed in the early 20th century but remain popular today amongst collectors.” Commented Richard Bromell.

The watches have been passed down through generations of family members. Made from silver, gold, and tortoiseshell they are each estimated from £100 to £4,000.

Viewing for this two-day auction is at The Long Street Salerooms from Monday 29th April with all lots and live internet bidding on

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy programme of specialist auctions including coins, medals, stamps, toys, classic cars, and classic motorcycles throughout May and June.

John Snape and the Charterhouse Team can be contacted for specialist advice and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, 01935 812277 or via

An early 18th century silver pair cased pocket watch £1,000-1,500