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Thank you for visiting our website. We offer a good selection of pocket and wrist watches to meet almost any budget. 

Please go to this page to review pricing and detailed information about all services provided.

To help you find what you are looking for the site is arranged by type, brand, size and price. If you visit the site on a regular basis we have a new listing page to  make it easy to find recent additions to our inventory.

Magnetism in mechanical watches and even in quartz watches appears to be on the increase. This can cause a watch to run either fast, slow or not at all. 

There are a number of common problems, mostly caused by shipping that can be resolved without having to send the watch back. Go here to read more about this. If you are having problems or trying to regulate or time your watch you should read this page in its entirety. 

We have a very good selection of new and vintage watch chains and new leather straps find them here.

If you want to know what we do to prepare a watch to be listed on this website for sale go here. I think you will be surprised by the lengths we go to in preparing a watch for sale.

We move watches to the sold page soon after a sale, so you may have to look there to find your watch after purchase. 

We offer layaway purchasing for buyers that may find this way of fitting a watch purchase into their budget useful. Details can be found here.

Vintage watches are like everything else that is old. There can be unexpected and unexplained problems, this is just part of being a vintage anything collector. We will work with you to the best of our ability to resolve problems, please read this entire page for details. If you are first time buyer of pocket watches or have very little experience with them please read the information on the pocket watch page.

We offer a five day return policy should you not be satisfied with your purchase. If problems surface after the return period we will work with you to resolve them, but there is no warranty or guarantee of any kind and purchase price refunds will not be made. When repairs do not require parts there is no charge other than return shipping and we usually even pay the return shipping for 90 days after sale. When parts are needed it will depend on the part. For example if the mainspring would break a month or so after purchase we will replace it for free*, if the balance staff is broken we would charge for that repair. The difference being the prior cannot normally be caused by how the watch is handled and the latter usually is. The option to charge for repairs or not is 100% our choice and will be determined by what we find wrong with a watch. It simply is not possible to offer any warranty or imply any warranty on vintage timepieces. Many parts needed to repair vintage watches are not available so some repairs are not possible irrespective of what we find. Please read all of our policies on this page of the website. Do not take any watch you may want us to work on under the terms of this paragraph to any other repair shop or jeweler without of our prior agreement in writing (email). If you do it voids everything in this paragraph.

Because of the high shipping cost  "International Sales" make returns for any reason challenging.  Whenever an international purchase is made the buyer will be contacted by email and must agree by return email to the following: 

  1. If PayPal does not offer seller protection for the destination country the watch must be paid for by Western Union cash transfer. A 4% discount on the purchase price not including shipping cost will apply to offset this cost to the purchaser.
  2. Shipping cost are not refunded under any circumstances on international sales.
  3. The buyer agrees to accept the 5 day inspection period and agrees that after that period as determined by the USPS tracking documentation the sale is final and that no refund or return will be requested of the seller for any reason.
  4. The seller is not responsible for any custom fees or duties on any purchase for any reason.
  5. When a watch is returned for repairs the buyer agrees to pay for shipping both ways and to pay any additional custom fees that may result. Repairs may or may not be charged for at the sole discretion of the seller.
  6. When a watch is returned for any reason for a refund and the seller in its sole discretion determines the watch is damaged cost of repairs will be deducted from any refund.
  7. The buyer agrees that no claim of any kind will be made with PayPal or any associated credit card company for any payment made to the seller for any reason whatsoever.
  8. The buyer agrees that the watch will not be taken to any other person or shop for repairs without the written consent of the seller.
  9. We will do everything we can to make every purchase a satisfactory experience, but the cost associated with international shipping makes it impossible to do so at our expense like we do on many domestic sales.

Feel free to call or email us at any time, we don't stick to regular business hours but do retire at about 10:00 pm eastern standard time. 

* This applies only to our watches not to consigned watches. 

 

 

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