Skip Powell

  • Director of Private Sales Watches
New York


Skip Powell has been a devoted fan of vintage watches for much of his life. After spending years as a professional photographer, Skip transitioned to becoming a highly regarded watch dealer. Skip’s photographs have been published in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, Art in America, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, etc. Skip attended Saint Lawrence University, majoring in art history with a minor in film.

Skip has a special focus on vintage watches with great stories, with a particular interest in vintage Rolex and Tudor sports watches and military-issued watches.

As Private Sales Director at Sotheby’s, Skip continues to focus on watches that showcase monumental achievements and extraordinary individuals. Everything at Sotheby’s Private Sale has been thoughtfully sourced and selected based on its incredible history and careful craftsmanship. These are not just watches – they are stories worth collecting.

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