How To Make A Killing At The World's Biggest Watch Shop

From 1p to £327,000 the internet is full of weird and wonderful watches. Here's a blagger's guide on how to make it work for you...
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From 1p to £327,000 the internet is full of weird and wonderful watches. Here's a blagger's guide on how to make it work for you...

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I buy a lot of wristwatches; it’s my passion, my thing. I have hundreds of them, most, housed in walnut veneered glass-topped leather lined loveliness, the smell of the wood and the leather is just… well, there I go, my eyes glazing over yet again, just stopped myself from checking out the latest reductions at the biggest watch shop in the world, Amazon.

At Amazon you can buy watches from 1p right up to the incredible Ulysse Nardin ‘Circus’ timepiece with complications and minute repeater 740-88 for £327,000.00.  I’d wait till you got a discount voucher code for that baby. There are a couple of dozen watches circa quarter of a million quid if you want something a bit cheaper and there are 76,000 other models cheaper still.

For the rest of us Amazon has a near permanent 70% off on some of the most popular top wristwatch brands and it changes daily. I get email notifications regularly for 75% off wristwatch clearances and jump in quick before the good ones go.  If there is a wristwatch I’ve seen in the press or online that I’m interested in, I do look elsewhere, but most of the reputable sellers are on Amazon anyway.

At Amazon you can buy watches from 1p right up to the incredible Ulysse Nardin ‘Circus’ timepiece with complications and minute repeater 740-88 for £327,000.00.  I’d wait till you got a discount voucher code for that baby.

Ebay is a must for vintage watches and nearly half my guilty collection consists of them. My vintage watch top tip and for around £130 is to keep an eye out for a Mido Ocean Star Commander from the 60’s or 70’s. They still make them today, design is unchanged and new can cost from £400 to £1300.  Some I buy may need a bit of tlc but that’s when my years of tinkering with the little lovelies comes into play and is all part of the fun of caring for these rarities you WON’T see on anyone else’s wrist.

I have in the past taken watches as a deposit for an unpaid fare, the last being a Breitling, the obnoxious odious twat came back for it, I suppose a nine quid fare for a (Oh! I did a quick check!) £4,600 watch is no contest.

What makes a fine watch for you is probably as subjective an issue as buying art, you have to love it, feel proud of it. I have a friend that has worn his black plastic citizen digital watch proudly for the last thirty years incredibly needing only three batteries in all that time. He loves his watch.

Yes, there are watch snobs out there, purists; admittedly I wear a watch according to the situation I’m in. My own personal penile extension is my HUGE vintage Panerai Marina Militare. It is all big and stands proud and I wave it at anyone and… I…I am sorry, so sorry.

So, if any girlies and/or your boyfriend are reading this and your partner is due a token of appreciation, buy him a watch. EBAY for old or the mighty Amazon for new, if he doesn’t like watches, dump him and send the horological little beauty to me, I will be SO grateful and appreciative. I send flowers and cards and if it’s a really a nice watch, then tongues MAY be involved.

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