Tuesday 16 January 2018
Specialist Sarah Cotter tells us about the auction, her favourite picks and gives tips to bidders.
Tell us about this sale
McTear’s first watches sale of 2018 continues the quality of items that our bidders have come to expect from these dedicated auctions. Following on from the great success of the December sale this auction features 67 lots to suit any budget.
Pick a favourite lot in this sale
Lot 807 is the gentleman’s Ebel eighteen carat gold perpetual calendar, very rare to auction this presents is a fine opportunity to bidders to purchase a much-coveted model estimated at £3000-5000. The mid size Piaget eighteen carat gold watch at lot 772 would fit the male or female bidder with its 31mm case and is estimated at £2500-3000. For those collectors of period timepieces lot 809 will be of interest- a good example of an eighteen carat gold full hunter pocket watch.
Can I view the auction in person?
All live auctions at McTear's have scheduled viewing days, usually with a minimum of two days prior to each specialist auction. Viewing details are available in the online catalogue.
How do I request a condition report and how long will it take to send to me?
For a number of our specialist sales, condition reports are provided on our website. Additional information can also be requested by clicking the 'report request' button in each lot description.
How do I pay for an item I’ve bought?
You will receive an invoice, sent by email, immediately following the completion of the auction. You can then pay by secure online payment, by bank transfer, or in person using a credit or debit card.
If I buy an item and want to pick up in person when are you open?
We are open for collection Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9.30am - 12 noon.
What delivery options are there?
Whilst we don’t offer an in-house service for collection and shipping, we do recommend a number of trusted local service providers. Shipping information >>
When should I expect the lot I’m interested in to come up?
The sale starts at 11.30am, and we typically get through 100 lots an hour. If you are bidding live online, you can set an alarm to alert you when the live bidding begins for a lot you’re interested in. You can set an alarm for any lot from within the bidding screen once the auction begins.
What if I can’t make it to the live auction?
You can easily place a maximum bid in advance of the auction via the online catalogue on this website. You can also bid live online in real-time.
New to auctions?
Why not use our easy step by step guide to buying and selling at McTear’s here.