All my watches are selected for quality and condition, I have restored them to the highest possible standard and they are sold with a two year guarantee.  The photographs here do  not do justice to the watches and I would encourage customers to visit my workshop and examine them in detail.  If this is not possible I am happy to post watches to clients on payment by debit card, on the understanding that I will refund the full payment if the item is returned.

Buying a fifty year old watch may seem risky, will it be reliable?  can it be repaired?  will it keep good time?  how long will it last?

The first thing to consider is that mechanical watches have not improved over the last generation, if you compare a modern watch and an older one by the same maker you will find that the older one is superior in terms of finish, design and the care taken in manufacture.  Older, quality watches are generally more robust and easier to service than modern ones and high grade vintage watches, providing they have been properly looked after show little or no signs of wear and will still be giving good service long after most modern watches have worn out.  Of course timekeeping cannot compare with modern quartz watches but most will go to within a minute or two per week.

I am convinced that the market in quality older watches is about to take off, prices for some makers are rising rapidly; however there are still many fine watches available at bargain prices which I am sure will become the antiques of the future and represent an excellent investment.  Old Longines and Omegas for instance are far superior to the newer ones and can be purchased at a fraction of the price.