Every watch tells a story

Vintage Watch Specialists Cheshire

A more apt subject heading for this section might well be “what is it about us and vintage watches?” Followed by a resigned shrug of the shoulder and a wistful gaze. Because, let’s be honest, if you’re anything like me you’ll have suffered your fair share of incomprehension and requests for logical explanation. For my own part I gave up trying to answer that question years ago and instead satisfied myself that collecting vintage watches made sense to me and that was all that really mattered. But then, as is the way with these things I started to stumble across these other strange people like me, people with a passion for vintage timepieces. What’s more, it became apparent that not only did they share my passion, they also wanted to talk about it and share their knowledge. And, unlike the rest of my close acquaintances, they actually shared an interest in what i thought!

So as my collection and knowledge grew, so this site became the logical extension of our shared passion. For my own part this obsession (lets call it what it is!) started years ago with my first proper watch, which to be honest I viewed more as a piece of jewellery than an engineering marvel. But oh how things changed quickly.

I’m still very much an amateur horologist and I never cease to be amazed at the knowledge and expertise of the people I meet in pursuit of my ‘hobby’. But I’m also immensely proud of my collection and delighted at the idea you may enjoy them for their own sake. Feel free to contact me any time even if it’s only to ask a question about a particular piece. I’ve bought enough of my own timepieces ‘online’ to appreciate the kind of apprehension you may feel at the prospect of buying through a website. I’ve also had my fair share of disappointments, so I won’t be offended at any reservations you may have and any reassurances you may seek. And if all else fails buy me a coffee (or glass of wine) and I’ll be happy to introduce you to a sought after piece.

If you are reading this then you may well have experienced the thrill of opening  the case of a 100 year old trench watch and researching who made the movement and revelling in the sheer joy of stepping back in history. Every watch on this site has it’s own story, far more interesting that my own. Some of it is known to me and some is purely guessed at. For me there is equal pleasure in both. I hope you enjoy your visit.

The Watch Collector