The man who loves forgotten vintage watch brands

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The man who loves forgotten vintage watch brands

Postby koimaster » June 3rd 2017, 11:37am

Paul Maudsley favours under-appreciated houses like Gruen, Glycine and Doxa

Paul Maudsley, Phillips © Craig Gibson for the FT


Paul Maudsley’s affinity for the watch trade was evident from his first purchase. Aged 14, he bought a silver-case pocket watch in a slight state of disrepair from an antiques shop in Whitby, on the Yorkshire coast. “I can remember fitting the hand back on myself with my dad’s tweezers. [I] polished the case and I sold it,” he says. “I made double the money that I bought it for.”
Since then, Mr Maudsley, 45, who joined Phillips auction house as international specialist and director of watches two years ago from Bonhams, reckons he has sold more than 20,000 watches on other people’s behalf. He has also continued to pursue his love of horology through a personal collection with a focus on chronographs. Alongside his interest in Rolex sports watches, he is drawn to lesser-known brands such as Gruen and Doxa. “It doesn’t have to be an $11m Patek Philippe to excite the senses,” he says.
He studied ceramics and 3D design at university and worked in Selfridges’ ceramics department, then set up a business producing handmade ceramic wall tiles before joining Bonhams in 1998. It is perhaps unsurprising, therefore, that it is a watch’s look, style and complications, rather than name, which appeal.

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