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The Watch-Collector: turning prestige watches and vintage time pieces into a hobby
A passion for prestige time pieces and plenty of useful advice from the Leeds-based collector.
An avid collector of brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Breitling and Patek Philippe the original collection began with a Breitling Aerospace, followed by a Rolex Submariner 14060 the following year. The collection soon grew, along with an appreciation of Swiss high end watches, and a vast amount of knowledge about the Swiss watch brands, movements and watches in general. Wristwatches were first produced in the 16th century, with records telling of how Queen Elizabeth I received an "arm watch" in 1571 from Robert Dudley.
Towards the end of the 19th century, they became popular amongst those in the military, who needed an accurate time keeping method to synchronise their military manoeuvres. Since then, the developments in watch technology have been huge, with many of the top Swiss brands in particular becoming known for the quality of their workmanship, the accuracy of their movements and the beauty of their design.
The Watch-Collector website is underpinned by a genuine passion for Swiss made watches, and features a wealth of information about some of Switzerland's best loved time pieces. The site plays host to a number of handy guides, explaining how watch owners can date their vintage pieces, and defining the various clasp codes, country codes and bracelet end link codes used specifically by Rolex.
In addition, a weekly blog post provides detailed information about the world's finest watches from Switzerland. The site also offers Swiss prestige watch owners the opportunity to sell their watch online. A simple form, accompanied by an image, allows The Watch-Collector to provide an accurate valuation, with the option of face to face valuations and sales in Yorkshire, Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.
As The Watch Collector buys watches to collect, rather than to resell, buyers can guarantee that they will be offered a genuine price for their time pieces. From Rolex to Cartier, Chopard, Patek Philippe to Hublot, these watches are not just collected, but are worn on a regular basis. Says a spokesperson for The Watch Collector, "The Watch-Collector site has various purposes. It's somewhere for me to share the knowledge of prestigious watch collection that I have built up over the years, helping people to understand why these pieces are so special. It also gives people a platform from which to sell their own watches - not just to the highest bidder, as they would on auction sites, but to someone who will care for and appreciate the watch and understands its value."
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