At Watches Of Westminster we pride ourselves on our fast and personal service.

Unlike all other watch buyers we will travel to you for the right watch and can meet you at your bank to arrange a transfer or we can by prior arrangement pay cash or even by Paypal if you live a great distance from us .

We can inspect the watch when we meet and then and confirm our valuation and make price and payment.It is very rare that having seen a watch our valuation changes in fact , I cant remember the last time that happened other than when I met a chap with a watch that was working when he left home ( and I believed him ) but just didn’t want to run when we met. In the end I could see that the watch was just needing a good service and was vey gummed up inside so there was no problem in completing the deal.Just below is the watch I bought and I even drove 200 miles to pick it up as the seller preferred p

Longines WW2 watch

British army watch

Some good quality pictures are usually all we need although our valuations are based on being able to inspect the watch at a place of your convenience. We travel all over the UK.

Here are some pictures of watches we have recently purchased , if you have anything similar please let us know by visiting the web site or simply calling us on 07768316371 and ask for Simon.

Theres no risk and no obligation !

Vintage Grana Buyers

Grana watch

January 21st, 2020

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Buying anything expensive is fraught with danger especially vintage watches.

The golden rule is to buy from a reputable retailer who can prove their credentials and has a good presence on the internet. A physical shop front is nice to have but the costs of running any business can literally go through the roof when you have premises and normally staff . All of these costs have to be added onto the price of the watch.

There is a golden rule in buying watches of any sort and that is you buy the seller not just the watch so here are the top 10 rules when buying a vintage watch.

  1. Is the buyer /seller a established dealership ?
  2. Is the buyer/seller contactable by multiple means ie phone and email?
  3. If the price being offered / asked is too good to be true then walk away.
  4. When meeting a buyer / seller always ensure it is in a public place with security cameras. If the buyer/seller insists one meeting in a car park when dark then do not turn up !
  5. If the buyer/seller changed the meeting point at the last minute then be very suspicious.
  6. Do not transfer funds unless you have the watch in your hands and don’t hand over the watch unless you have funds in your hands.
  7. Is documentation being offered with the watch ie a proper Invoice/ Receipt and some form of warranty and certification ?
  8. Is the watch being advertised on a reputable web site /platform or is the wanted ad linkable to the full business.
  9. Ask to see the movement , a professional dealer will oblige. Does the buyer sound like they know what they are talking about ?
  10. Ask the history on the watch and gauge the reaction.

We have bought many hundreds of watches over the years and whilst you can never be totally sure until you meet the seller the above rules are a good gauge to measure the outcome of any vintage watch purchase or sale and can be applied prior to arranging a visit.

There are a lot of Paypal scammers who think they can keep the Paypal funds ( which is not true ) .

They will often be selling a watch they dont actually have. The simple solution to this is to ask them to send you a picture of the watch set to a specific time . If they cant then obviously they are scammers.

If you want to sell any vintage watch irrespective of condition  and want to know what you can sell it for please visit our watch valuation page

You can also Whatsapp or message us on 07768316371 and we will give you a fast response.

February 2nd, 2017

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