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Sell Your George Daniels Watch

One of the most influential watchmakers of the 20th century, Dr George Daniels held the distinction for being one of the few modern makers who created and finished his watches by hand. We have been able to handle several of the small number of these historical wristwatches Daniels crafted over the course of his career.

Mainly known for his pocket watches, the wristwatches that Daniels made in his workshop on the Isle of Man are rarely seen. His methodology shaped the course of modern independent watchmaking and is seen by many as the man who inspired the current generation we see today.

Sell George Daniels watches at A Collected Man | Learn about consignment with A Collected Man
Sell George Daniels watches at A Collected Man | Learn about consignment with A Collected Man


Over the years we have had the privilege of handling, studying, and selling more than 10 of the incredibly limited number of pieces wristwatches Daniels created over the course of his career. This has included rare pieces like The Blue, which is one of just four commissioned wristwatches the watchmaker ever crafted.

Over the last ten years we have developed a close partnership with Daniels’ former apprentice, Roger W. Smith, with whom Daniels created his Anniversary and Millennium watches. Since his passing, Smith has carried on his legacy, creating watches using Daniels’ methods and preserving the pieces he created during his career.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the options for selling my George Daniels watch via A Collected Man?

We enjoy working with our clients to establish the optimum way to find the next home for your watch. Depending on your preference, we can offer your watch at a fixed price on our website, and on our various channels. Alternatively, we can auction your watch at a pre-agreed date, while allowing you to set a guaranteed minimum return. Lastly, we can try to find a new home for your watch offline via a private sale, allowing you to retain privacy of the sale.

How can I sell my watches – what payment options do you offer?

Finding the most suitable way for you is our priority. We can sell your watch on your behalf on consignment, while you retain ownership of it. We work with you, bringing our expertise, to find a new home for your watch. Alternatively we can purchase your watch directly from you, at an agreed price. Efficient and convenient. However, if you have another watch you are interested in or would like to part with, we are also happy to explore how we can help you with refining your collection through part-exchange.

What kind of watches do you accept?

We accept a wide range of pieces, and while our particular focus is on independent watchmakers and high-end brands, above all we look for quality within a piece, and a sense of rich history. If you believe that a piece may be of interest to us, please get in touch, and we will be happy to assess it. We provide a complimentary estimate for your watch.

How do you value a watch?

We rely on a wide range of benchmarks, in addition to current market dynamics to narrow down the appropriate price for your watch. Several other factors are also taken into consideration, such as age and the condition of the watch.

What countries do you consider watches from?

We source and sell watches globally. Our team can arrange for your watch to reach us safely through insured shipping and armed couriers, from all corners of the world.

Previous George Daniels Sales

George Daniels

Anniversary | Number 00 | Platinum

Reminiscent of a tourbillon pocket chronograph Daniels created in 1994, the Anniversary was first created in 2010 with the watchmaker and Smith working together to create an entirely new calibre for the line. This example in platinum is particularly special – only four examples were made in this metal, with this one wearing the number 00.

George Daniels

Millennium | White Gold

This example of the Millennium, with a white gold case, a silver dial with beautiful engine-turned guilloché and powered by a heavily upgraded Omega ébauche featuring Daniels’ proprietary co-axial escapement, represents a rare proposition. Of the 47 Milleniums produced by watchmaker and his apprentice, Roger W. Smith, only eight were made in white gold and only four in this particular configuration.

George Daniels

Millennium | Co-Axial Escapement | Yellow Gold

This George Daniels Millennium is one of only 47 pieces created in yellow gold, to celebrate the acceptance of George Daniels' Co-Axial Escapement by the Swiss watch industry. This piece was completed in 2000, and delivered in January 2001 by George Daniels himself to the original owner.

George Daniels

Anniversary | Yellow Gold

Here is a George Daniels Anniversary, one of only 35 pieces created in yellow gold, to celebrate 35 years of the conception of the Co-Axial escapement. The series, made in collaboration with his protégé, Roger W. Smith, marked a pivotal moment in the partnership between master and apprentice.

A notable sale

This Daniels Blue Tourbillon is one of the most important independently made wristwatches. It is one of only four commissioned watches that the watchmaker, who is famed for the 23 pocket watches, created over the course of his career. Cased in white gold, it gets its name because of the vibrant shade of the indices and hands. It features two patterns of engine-turned guilloché, a calendar sub-dial and a one-minute tourbillon. The caseback wears the watchmakers own hallmark.

Sold on the 12th November, 2019.

How Selling With Us Works

How Selling With Us Works

  • Submit your watch

    Once we received your enquiry, we will come back to you within two working days, via your preferred contact method, to discuss the options for selling your watch.

  • Delivering your watch to us

    We will arrange for your watch to be shipped to us, using a fully insured, secure courier, from anywhere in the world.

  • Selling and Payment

    If we purchase your watch, we’ll pay for it within two working days of receipt. On consignment, we’ll process your payment within two weeks once the watch has been sold.