Samual Knibb Cupola
Kent Sundial
Symonds Knibb
Ilay Glynne
SLiderial Tompion
Messer Fromanteel
Wise 2
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Carter Marsh & Co.

“Perhaps Sotheby’s and Christie’s could learn something from Carter Marsh & Co.”  Scott Reyburn, International New York Times

Antique Clocks & Watches

Established in 1947 at 32A The Square, close to the Cathedral in Winchester, our shop has been a magnet for horological collectors and enthusiasts for 75 years.

Our stock reflects the history of horology over the last four centuries and we have a continually changing selection of important and rare clocks and barometers, many by the best makers of their time. You will regularly find clocks by Fromanteel, Tompion, Quare, Knibb, Graham, Mudge, Dutton, Vulliamy, Arnold, Frodsham and Dent but you will also see interesting items by less well known makers.

Whether you are a long-term collector or first-timer buyer please do come and see us in Winchester.  Alternatively please phone us or send an email and we will be delighted to assist you in any way we can.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm (closed between 1pm and 2pm – we know that’s old-fashioned, but we do like our lunch!).

Please see the ‘Contact Us’ page for a map of Winchester and places to park.

Looking to sell?

We are always seeking to purchase fine clocks and watches, particularly by important makers. We can buy outright or offer a service to sell for you on a commission basis. Please contact us for an appraisal, or send us images of the pieces you wish to sell.  We are always pleased to offer advice on both the acquisition and disposal of horological pieces from single items to complete collections.

Our Collections

In 2015 Carter Marsh & Co. handled the sale of over 100 items from The Tom Scott Collection; universally acknowledged as the most important assembly of horological items to come on the market for over 80 years. As a direct result we have handled more clocks by Thomas Tompion than the main auction rooms combined, including four examples from Tompion’s renowned series of grande sonnerie clocks.

In 2022 we were fortunate enough to exhibit the most important private collection of English clocks to ever come on the market in the UK – The John C Taylor Collection. Many of you will know of Dr Taylor and his ubiquitous kettle and motor switches.

Our collections can be viewed via the catalogues below or the product listings on this website (find them under Clocks > Collections) with some pieces still available to buy.