Swiss Watch Explorer

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Swiss Watch Fair

The Swiss Watch Fair is a milestone event when it comes to trade fairs open to the public. It takes place in the beautiful Hans Erni auditorium of the Watch History Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds. 

About 50 dealers have a table, with watches and clocks for sale. Most are antique / vintage, with also some more recent pre-owned offerings. While the focus is definitely on watches for sale, it is usually possible to bring in a watch of your own and trade in or sell to one of the dealers. 


Rue des Musées, 29 - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds (Google Maps)


On the first Sunday of November. The next one (47th edition) will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 10 am to 4.30 pm. 

Please note access to the hall opens 1 hour before, but only for professionals selling at the event. 

How much? 8 CHF, which is actually for the entrance to the museum. 

SWE Rating: Excellent

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