Eastbourne Antiques Centre are highly experienced in buying and selling watches, from Rolex to Patek Phillipe. If you have an unwanted luxury watch to sell please contact us for a quote, or come into the centre in Eastbourne, East Sussex for a chat.
At Eastbourne Antiques Centre we are avid purchasers of watches, especially with well-known names including Rolex, Omega, Cartier and Patek Phillipe.
Keep in mind that we also offer the lowest prices on watch repairs and servicing in the East Sussex area – and all our work is guaranteed.
Today we have hundreds if not thousands of wristwatch manufacturers, but Switzerland has remained the market leader producing movements and cases with name such as Rolex, Cartier, Longines, Omega, Patek Philippe and many more.
Watches have always been made of many different materials most notably gold, silver, platinum and stainless steel.
Do you know? It seems that the first wristwatch is attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet around 1815 and this would have been more like a very small portable clock. Advances were made during the 19th century and wristwatches were almost only worn by women in the firm of bracelet jewellery. Towards the late 1800s military wristwatches were being produced and before WW1 the trend was catching on for men too.
Did you know? Hanson Wilsdorf came to London in 1905 and set up business as a watchmaker only to later name his business Rolex?
So if you are thinking “I need to sell my watch…”, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or pop down to the centre for a chat. We buy and sell watches, jewellery and antiques in Eastbourne town centre in East Sussex, close to Hailsham.