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When browsing for a cool and trendy watch, you’ll encounter a vast variety of brands, styles and types of timepieces. The next step concerns the best features you should be looking out for in watches. The most advertised Arnold and Son watches for sale collection is just the one you want. There is an Arnold and Son watch developed with all the specificities you need. For any purpose and need for a stylish timepiece that will suit your style.

Arnold And Son Watches

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  • 1771: The first Arnold chronometer is used on Admiral Harland’s voyage to Madagascar
  • 1771: Chronometer No. 3 is aboard on Captain Cook’s second Pacific voyage
  • 1773: Captain Phipps voyages toward the North Pole and takes along an Arnold chronometer
  • 1788: George Robertson charts the China Sea with an Arnold chronometer
  • 1802: Napoleon Bonaparte offers the Milan Observatory an Arnold astronomical clock
  • 1806: Baron Von Krusenstern circumnavigates the world with chronometers Nos. 128 and 1856
  • 1818: Captain John Ross voyages to Baffin Bay with chronometers Nos. 25 and 369
  • 1820: Captain Edward Perry voyages toward the North Pole with chronometer No. 2109
  • 1845: Sir John Franklin sets out to chart the Northwest Passage with chronometer No. 294
  • 1857: Dr. David Livingstone takes chronometer No. 4575 on expedition to South Africa

With a history stretching back hundreds of years, the timepieces which were landmarks for Arnold & Son are either in museums, private collections, lost, or completely renovated beyond their original design. But an amazing example of their historic work was recently sold for a staggering amount.

John Arnold’s 23/78 Chronometer

On July 7, 2016 John Arnold’s 23/78 Chronometer set Sotheby’s record at auction. The watch sold for $722,318 USD during Sotheby’s two-part auction series which were completely dedicated to watchmaking in the English tradition.

The pocket watch was completed in 1781, and features several inventions by John Arnold. Outstanding features include

  • Pivoted detent escapement with a double S balance
  • Cylindrical balance spring
  • Innovative temperature compensation mechanism

The timepiece is the only known example to have never undergone restoration of any kind, surviving in its exact original condition. The movement, enamel dial and silver case, and all parts are perfectly untouched and intact.ADVERTISING

Contemporary Timepieces

In the legendary firm’s modern era, the focus has been on manufacturing timepieces in keeping with the significant historical developments of the past, the finest craftsmanship and artistry, and moving forward with ever-improving technological advancements. The firm is distinctive, in that each caliber is made specifically for a particular timepiece. This practice was begun with John Arnold, who decidedly strove to make precision improvements with each timepiece he created. Arnold & Son has noted the following ten models as significant to the company’s history and production.

HMS Victory Set


This set was inspired by timepieces created for King George III and his royal court. The set displays the excellence of the brand’s hand engraving in decorative, classical English style. Three views of the HMS Victory are depicted. She is famous for her part in the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War, and the 1850 Battle of Trafalgar as Lord Nelson’s flagship during the Napoleonic wars. Each of the three models in the set have A&S1001 calibre power, finished with haute horlogerie. The HMS Victory timepieces will first be available in only 28 sets of the three timepieces, as an exclusive limited edition.


  • hours, minutes


  • A1001
  • Movement; exclusive and mechanical
  • Wound by hand
  • Jewels; 21
  • Diameter 30 mm diameter and 2.7 m thickness
  • 90 hours of power
  • More than 21,000 vibrations per hour with two barrels


  • Decoration of nickel silver and rhodium finishing
  • Edge polishing on bridges which are chamfered by hand
  • Detailed graining in circular motif
  • Côtes de Genève rayonnantes
  • Blued screws


  • Rose gold in 18 carats
  • 40 mm in diameter
  • Entirely coated with anti-reflective material
  • Sapphire back, with clear case
  • Water resistant to 30 m


  • Hand-engraved, duplicated silver, individually hand tarnished


  • Hand stitched in brown or black alligator leather

Price: Available Upon Inquiry

TE8 Métiers D’art I

TE8 Métiers D'art I

This watch is part of eight exclusive timepieces, inspired by the pocket watches created for King George III. They feature signature Joh Arnold trailblazing technology, fitted with the exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical tourbillon complication A&S8000, hand wound. This limited edition was created in English style, demonstrating the highest level of decorative arts in combination with the finest of watch making technologies.


  • Hours, minutes, tourbillon


  • 18 carat rose gold
  • Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective
  • See through, sapphire crystal case back
  • Width 44mm
  • Black open dial
  • Tourbillon subdial
  • Golden hand indicators
  • Golden hour marker indexes
  • Water resistant to 30 meters


  • Hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather

Price: Approximately $141,200

UTTE Skeleton


This newest addition to the Instrument Collection features an A&S8220 new movement. It is the most-thin skeleton watch with tourbillon complication currently available for sale. With a thickness of 8.34 mm, it was created at the La Chaux-de-Fonds house. The case is an elegant red gold, combined with an exhibition back. It is a limited edition of 50 timepieces. This men’s watch comes with a full factory warranty, and the firm is currently taking pre-orders.


  • The case width is 42 mm.
  • The dial is plated with rhodium.
  • There is a sapphire situated in the upper half for the minutes and hours.
  • The numerals are white. The hour and minute hands have golden indicators and white tips in lacquer.
  • The watch is water resistant to 30 meters.
  • The strap is black or brown alligator leather, which is stitched by hand, with a red gold buckle sporting the logo of Arnold & Son.

Price: Approximately $79,500

East India Company Set


Newly added to the Instrument Collection, the set includes three watches which combine aesthetics with precision. The set models depict the vessels of the East India Company, which were known as the East Indiamen. These vessels were significant in that they established the company’s reputation for trading excellence. The timepieces feature dials with miniature painting and mother of pearl accents, all done meticulously by hand.


  • Unisex styling
  • Complete factory manufacturer warranty
  • A rose gold case, 44 mm wide, in 18 carats
  • Sapphire crystal, cambered, and coating for anti-reflection added
  • Resistant to water up to 30 meters
  • The movement is mechanical, with ceramic ball bearings, a 5o-hour power reserve, 28’800 vibrations per hour, with a 30.4 mm diameter and a 7.79 mm thickness.
  • The movement is treated rhodium, decorated with polished edge bridges which have been chamfered by hand.
  • The rotor is skeletonized and brushed, and the screws are blued.
  • The strap is brown leather made from alligator and stitched by hand.

Price: Approximately $104,650

TB88 Gunmetal North American Limited Edition

TB88 Gunmetal North American Limited Edition

The famous TB88 reflects Arnold & Son’s ongoing quest to develop state of the art technology within the context of English design. This timepiece pays tribute to Arnold’s passion for precision chronology, but also his brother’s work as a respected gunsmith. The two traditions are referenced in this timepiece. The model is a new member of the house’s Royal Collection, which combines the innovative technology with classic styling.


  • Only five timepieces will be made for this limited edition.
  • The case is stainless steel, sandblasted with a coat dark grey coating of DLC.
  • The crystal is sapphire with an exhibition back.
  • The dial is black and silver, with silver hand indicators and a small seconds sub-dial.
  • The watch is water resistant to 100 feet.
  • The movement is A&S5003, which is wound by hand, having jewels in the amount of 32, and a 100-hour reserve of power.
  • The spring is Breguet design.
  • The strap is made from Cordura with a lining of calf leather.

Price: Available upon request.

True Moon Meteorite

True Moon Meteorite

This timepiece displays the perpetual phases of the moon, and deviates only one day over 125 years of time. The moon is shown as it truly appears to someone viewing it from the Northern Hemisphere. It is an accurate and fascinating view.

What brings this watch alive even more is that its dial face is made from a precious meteorite found in Arizona. The surface as scarring, but it is steel hard. It brings an element of scientific, unexpected flair to the timepiece.


  • Perpetual moon phase depicted at 6 o’clock
  • Date display situated at 3 o’clock
  • Caliber A1788, exclusive movement, mechanical
  • Jewels; 2 and Côtes de Genève certification
  • 42 hours of reserve power
  • Self-winding, rhodium treated, circular grain textured
  • Case made from 18 carat rose gold
  • Metallic sapphire case back
  • Brown leather strap, in alligator, stitched by hand
  • Water resistance to 50 meters

Price: Available Upon Request

HMS1 Dragon

HMS1 Dragon

In 2012, Arnold & Son marked the Year of the Dragon with its limited edition rose gold timepiece adorned with a three-dimensional gold dragon. The Chinese calendar includes the Dragon every 12 years. In Chinese mythology, the Dragon is divine, powerful and signifies good fortune. The dial of this watch features one dragon from the Nine-Dragon Wall located in Beihai Park. This imperial garden is northwest from Beijing’s Forbidden City. It was 1764 when the Wall was finished, eight years before 1764, when Arnold opened his London Strand clock making studio. Many Asian cultures view eight as an auspicious number.

The timepiece dragon was engraved by hand, and the craftsman specially selected for his expertise in the process. The dragon is sculpted from solid 22 carat gold, and mounted on a black lacquer dial with an extremely thin case. The timepiece is available in either rose gold, or rose gold with an exclusive bezel set with diamonds. A black alligator strap completes the dramatic appearance.

Price: Approximately $23,900 on rose gold. Price upon inquiry with diamond bezel.



This limited edition timepiece celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the brand. Only 50 timepieces will be created as a tribute to the British history and Swiss craftsmanship unveiled in richness and quality by Arnold & Son. DSTB stands for Dial Side True Beat, which is one of the complications produced by John Arnold when he and his son worked together. They were able to produced marine chronometers which were reasonably priced, yet technically superior. Their precision helped many to accurately determine longitude while on the sea.

What makes this model unique, is that the entirety of the seconds’ mechanism is entirely located on the dial side, with the true beats lever shaped as an anchor in tribute to the maritime accomplishments of Arnold. The caliber is A&S6003, which is self-winding. The mechanism is housed within a red gold case which is 18 carat and 43.5 mm.The caseback is made from sapphire crystal, which has anti-reflective coating for complete viewing of the interior movement. It has a water resistance of up to 30 meters. The strap is made from brown or black alligator leather which is stitched by hand.

Price: Approximately $48,550.


Arnold and Son Nebula

The symmetrical front, back, horizontal and vertical presentations of the Nebula are likened to beautiful facial symmetry. The timepiece has a completely openwork movement which allows the viewer to see past its attractive face into its beautiful interior. The caliber is manufactured in-house, and the holistic, meticulously calculated ratios and proportions of the watch blend harmoniously within the case. Rather than covering the movement, the dial serves as a bridge to support intricate gearing inside. There are also ten movement bridges. It is a complex caliber, considering that standard watches generally have only four bridges. The Latin name of Nebula was chosen because the sculptural mechanism appears to explode from the center, in a similar way that exploded stars are born in the universe.


  • The Nebula is available in either a red gold or stainless steel case.
  • Functions included are hours, minutes and small seconds.
  • The caliber is A&S5101, wound by hand and completely skeletonized.
  • 24 jewels, two mainspring barrels, and a 31.50mm diameter
  • The stainless steel model features bridges treated with NAC and main plate treated with ADLC.
  • The red gold model features bridges treated with palladium and main plate treated with NAC.
  • Bridges are chamfered, edges polished, surfaces brushed, wheels chamfered.
  • Screws feature mirror polished heads with beveling.
  • The strap is made from anthracite calf leather for the stainless steel model, and brown or black alligator for the red gold model.
  • The watch is water resistant to 30 meters.

Price is approximately $25,750 in 5N red gold, and $14,500 in stainless steel.

Hornet James Cook Set

Hornet James Cook Set

In honor of Arnold & Son’s long and prestigious history as the Royal Navy’s supplier of precision marine chronometers, the Hornet James Cook Set was created and issued in 2011. Captain James Cook made three Pacific Ocean voyages, and these are commemorated in full color in miniature paintings on the dials of these three timepieces. They include 25 limited edition sets of three, including “Hawaii”, “Antarctica” and “Botany Bay”.


  • Time zone push piece
  • Second time zone adjustment crown
  • World Timer rotating adjustment on the outer ring
  • There are four hands located in the center: 1) red tip triangles on hour hand, 2) minute hand which is long, 3) a triangle tip with white circles the entire dial in 24 hours, 4) a sun shaped tip with red shows time zones in quarter and half hours for travelers.
  • Caliber A1766, self-winding, mechanical, with 41 jewels and a reserve power of 42 hours.
  • The ‘Côtes de Genève’ certification included on the rhodium treated movement.
  • The case is 47mm in diameter and made from rose gold, 18 carat, with a metallic sapphire back.
  • Strap is brown alligator leather, and water resistance is to 50 meters.

Price: Approximately $54,000 for one watch; rare to find on sale.

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Best Websites to Buy Watches Online

When shopping for a watch, there are many ways to go about it. You can go to stores or shop online. Well, online shopping starts right here! At not only do we offer online shopping, but we also appreciate it, as well as our counterparts. This is why we wanted to provide you with our Top 10 Best Websites to Buy Watches Online. On this list, you will find many website options to get to the watch of your dreams, some you know very well and some you might discover. Check these amazing websites out and let’s get watch shopping!

1. Amazon


How could we discuss online watch shopping without mentioning Not only can we find pretty much anything on Amazon, but also a great selection of amazing watches including numerous brands and price points. Not only is the watch selection almost infinite, Amazon makes it very easy to search for watches. Just click departments, head to the Men’s or Women’s fashion category and boom, watches appear! Not easy enough? Well than, you can narrow your search by choosing customer reviews – by number of stars, brands you like, price point you are comfortable with, style you are looking for and a lot more. All of these features are just a little click away!SHOP NOW

2. Jomashop

Jomashop is a great, extended, online retailer. The company has been around for over 25 years and also excels in wholesaling. You can find, on this website, a lot of fabulous fashion staples like : jewelry, handbags, sunglasses and of course watches. With a fulfilment center based in New York City, you can count on easy international shipping. The watch selection on Jomashop is pretty impressive, and so are the discounts they offer on their watches. There is even a diverse range of pre-owned high-end watches, like Rolex and Cartier, if this is of interest for you. What we also like about Jomashop is that there is a live chat available for any questions you might have on your favorite watch!SHOP NOW×161&!1&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=VaJRSQii4j&p=https%3A//

3. Ebay


Alright, let’s not pretend we don’t all know and love! Just like Amazon, this massive online retailer offers endless possibilities. Go straight to the Watches category, select the brands and styles you like and get ready to see countless options appear on your screen. Scroll down the page to have access to a short detailed guide on how to choose your watch and what choices are offered to you when shopping for a watch. A little extra help to make sure you choose the right watch for you! What is also great about Ebay is that not only can you buy stunning watches, but you can also sell the ones you do not want anymore, all at the same place!SHOP NOW

4. is definitely a cool spot to check out when looking for a watch. They feature over 60 brands of watches, that you can shop by color, brand, style, etc. making it really easy to narrow down your options and fit your specific requirements. They offer a very wide variety of style ranging from classic to super funky. What is also really nice about is that they offer free shipping on all orders over 199$. As well, they have a Sale section where you can find amazing deals starting as low as 25$. Finally, stay up to date with news on your favorite watches and brands in the Blog section.SHOP NOW×161&!2&btvi=3&fsb=1&xpc=vKCa2gKpGO&p=https%3A//

5. Bob’s Watches

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Founded in the mid 1990’s, Bob’s Watches set out to do something different : creating a website where customers can not only buy, but also sell and trade Pre-Owned Rolex watches. Since the last three years, Bob’s Watches is one of the largest watch reselling websites in the USA. 

If you are looking for a Rolex watch and don’t mind it being pre-owned, this is the place to shop. In addition to their own guarantee, all Rolex watches sold on Bob’s Watches are “certified pre-owned“. Established in California, Bob’s Watches does research all of their watches and takes the time to properly evaluate them, makes sure they are authentic, compares them with current market value, etc. so that you get the best timepiece at the best price. 

In order to make sure you do get the Rolex watch you wish to buy, Bob’s Watches carries a large inventory of watches. Everything for sale on their website is authentic and is actually physically in their inventory already. Therefore, no disappointment! This online marketplace is the place for buyers and sellers to meet and make business together.SHOP NOW

6. The Watch Hut

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Calling all of our UK and International friends! Don’t worry, North Americans are not left out either, as The Watch Hut ships internationally. The Watch Hut is a very beautifully designed, easy to navigate website for watch shopping. It was launched in 2005, in the United Kingdom. It promotes efficient shipping, free returns, price matching (see details), etc. Also, any watch you buy on this website will come with its manufacture warranty as The Watch Hut is partners with all of the brands they sell. Plus, you can sign up for their newsletter and get 10% off selected models on your first buy! How can we say, this website is bloody brilliant!SHOP NOW×161&!3&btvi=4&fsb=1&xpc=XHSpJsHMtp&p=https%3A//

7. Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus is a really nice choice as well when it comes to website that provide lots of watch options. Under their Jewelry section, you will find all the available watch brands Of course, Neiman Marcus provides lots of designer brands when it comes to watches. Their website is easy to navigate and it does give out lots of information on the watches, which will help you make a clear choice. It also covers all of North America in terms of shipping, including both the USA and Canada. What’s also fun about Neiman Marcus is that you can click the little heart next to the watches you like to create your own favorites list. Then, once your options are narrowed, it makes it easier for you to choose the one for you. Check it out to have access to beautiful and extravagant designer watches.SHOP NOW

8. Macy’s


Macy’ is also a great website to visit when shopping online for a watch. It’s website has an entire section dedicated to watches. Macy’s offers smart watches, luxury watches and everything in between. It also provides information about certain watches through guides and videos, now that’s helpful! A great advantage also is that Macy’s now ships to Canada, covering not only the USA, but all of North America. Don’t forget to check out the sales clearance section for surprising deals.SHOP NOW×161&!4&btvi=5&fsb=1&xpc=WrI2WsiXDz&p=https%3A//

9. Ashford

Ashford is an American online retailer, with headquarters based in New York City, on its famous Fifth Avenue. This website mostly offers watches, but also a selection of sunglasses and fashion accessories. The company was created in 1997 and bought by a parent company in 2007. Since they opened, over 20 years ago, they proudly have acquired over 1 million customers. Ashford proposes a large variety of watches, all at a discounted price All of the watches they sell come with their two-year extensive warranty. This website also provides pre-owned options, at discounted prices, if this is what you are looking for. A great point about Ashford is that it is easy to look for a watch as their are many filters to choose from, so that you can narrow your search and get right to the watch of your dreams!SHOP NOW

10. Nordstrom


Who doesn’t love Nordstrom? This upscale retailer reunites a bunch of amazing designers to offer a very wide spectrum of styles and trends. This is no different when it comes to watches. On, you will find all of your favorite designer watches, easily findable by brand, color, case shape, price, etc. Not only that, but also exclusive designer collections await you on this website. What’s also fun about Nordstrom is that they don’t only offer fancy designer watches, they also have sports watches and much more.

Now, who doesn’t love a good deal? Because if everything you love on Nordstrom is out of reach at the moment, check out Nordstrom Rack : the discounter version of Nordstrom. The same goodness, at much more affordable prices!SHOP NOW

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