About The Watch Collector

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 the movement and revelling in the sheer joy of stepping back in history.

I realise from my own personal experience buying online can be a daunting prospect which is why I built this site. I’m a real person with a passion for vintage watches and meeting with likeminded people. So drop me a line if you would like to view anything in person as I’m happy to welcome you to my showroom in Cheshire anytime.

This website reflects me. I am a real person and would happily meet every single person who wants to buy a watch from me. However, I realise for many of you that might not be practical given I have sold watches as far afield as the USA and Canada as well as Brunei and continental Europe. So, to make the experience as genuine as possible I have invested in this website and spend a small fortune on high quality photography to present to you completely unedited, genuine pictures of my actual collection. There are no library shots of product on this site. Just the genuine article, in all their glory. Having said that once people see the product in person they are always surprised by the quality on offer which is by far the best outcome. It goes without saying though that every purchase comes with a 14-day money back guarantee and a personal 12 -month mechanical guarantee. I think it’s as risk free a purchase of a vintage watch you’re ever likely to get.

Every watch on this site has its own story, far more interesting that my own.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

The Watch Collector.

What Fellow Watch Lovers have to say

I am extremely pleased with my purchase and the excellent service I received.

Stephen D - United Kingdom

Superb buy, was offered more by someone the moment they saw it. Tony is spot on, its a great investment piece with one of the best dials for a vintage. Thank you Tony.

Derek F - Malaysia

Great knowledge of Vintage Watches and very service minded. Recommended!

Kai K - Germany

Good service. Quick delivery. Just great!!!

Klaas O - Netherlands

The whole transaction was a pleasure. The seller ist very recommendable and absolutely trustworthy. Thank you very much for this wonderful watch, Tony!

Friedrich - Germany
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