We are one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive dealers in vintage watches and their accessories. Chosen by Forbes magazine as a “Best of the Web” honoree consecutively since 2000, we are known for our exacting standards and our commitment to our clients.
In addition to being honored by Forbes magazine, we’ve been written about, interviewed by and referenced by newspapers and fashion magazines around the world. We’ve helped nervous brides choose gifts for their wedding party or helped one spouse choose a thoughtful gift for another; provided museums with correct examples of period pieces; assisted set designers and wardrobe managers with requests for watches for movie productions. Movies including “Ray,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “A Night at the Museum” and “The Half-Life of Timofey Berezin” have either received our services or timepieces.
We carry a wide range of correctly cleaned, oiled and calibrated vintage wrist and pocket watches – many of them new-old-stock – fresh from the recesses of a jeweler’s vault and never before offered to the public. We specialize in these, as well as restored military timepieces, fancy enameled examples, ladies cocktail watches and examples of Deco and Art Nouveau wrist-art. Also, we’re the world’s largest dealer in vintage watch straps, bands and buckles.
We offer a wide selection of fine Swiss timepieces as well as rare and famous models by American watch houses. Take a moment to admire our inventory and you’ll find breathtaking works by Hamilton, Elgin, Bulova, Gruen, Waltham and Illinois watch companies as well as creations by lesser known – but equally capable – manufacturers. During the first half of the 20th Century, American watch houses produced magnificent timepieces, both in form and function. We’re proud document these accomplishments and to bring examples of these works to our clients.
Often it is more illuminating to prospective clients to learn what we don’t do. We do not send emails to our clients offering watches for sale: Our clients come to us when they wish.
We do not discuss who our clients are, what they buy from or sell to us, or otherwise divulge their business to anyone else. Whether you are buying from or selling to us, you are assured the utmost discretion.
We offer timepieces that have been professionally cleaned, oiled and calibrated. If you see it on our site, it has been serviced, timed and is ready to be shipped.
We do not impose our taste or views on our clients. Those who deal with us have exquisite taste and know what they want. Our job is to accommodate them.
We do not abandon those who purchase from us. Once you are a client, you are always a client. Nor are we rude to those who contact us or seek to do business with us. We hear too many stories of rude dealers and have yet to figure out how these dealers stay in business.
May you have a wonderful time exploring what we have to offer and may we have the privilege of welcoming you as a client!