Pre-owned watch shops

Pre-owned watch shops

Postby koimaster » March 26th 2018, 9:14am

Pre-owned watch shops : Hong Kong
It is virtually impossible to go anywhere in this city without bumping into a watch shop of some description, whether it’s one of the many branches of City Chain, the plethora of shops in Central, TST and Causeway Bay, or a brand boutique (kudos to Vacheron, Omega and Franck Muller in Causeway Bay for being open at 11pm on New Years Eve).

The city loves its watches, whether it’s haute or hot pink.

When a watchnerd/ WIS visits Hong Kong, one question seems to always pop up – where are the pre-owned and vintage watch shops? Google searches and going through watch fora and blogs only brings up a dozen or so places so I thought, on my recent trip there, that I’d try to compile as comprehensive a list as possible as a resource.

In all cases I visited each place to verify its existence, but I ran into problems with one or two places which a) had no opening hours; b) were never open when I walked past, even when I made repeated attempts at random times of the day. They did seem to exist in the sense of there being signage, and in one case, an online presence.

There are also a number of places that I have chosen not to include – the businesses which are ADs for a varying number of brands, but which seemed, inevitably, to have the anomaly of a small section of a window with Panerais and often Rolexes as well, but which do not appear to be ADs of either brand.

I have only purchased from two of these listed places over the years, and I will identify them and give my personal experience. You will find certain brands dominating (Rolex, Panerai, Patek, Omega, Cartier), and the vintage/ modern quantity and proportions variable. For all of these dealers, the usual caveat emptor applies.

There are almost 40 shops listed, so hopefully you can find something of interest in at least one of them.



CAUSEWAY BAY

Po Wan Loi Watch
G/F, 468 Lockhart Rd.
Causeway Bay
Open : Noon – 9pm

Tse’s Collection (website given as http://www.tsescollection.com but it does not work)
Shop A1, G/F, 441 Lockhart Rd.
Causeway Bay

TIN HAU

Ching Kwok Watch Service
G/F, 63A Electric Rd.
Tin Hau
(Tin Hau MTR)
I tried to visit this place twice, but it was closed on both occasions.

WANCHAI

Ken’s Watches
Shop B5, G/F, 88 Lockhart Rd
(Wanchai MTR Exit C)
Two attempts to visit Ken’s, but it was closed on each occasion.

CENTRAL

Time Galleria
Shop 30, Central Building (linked to Landmark Building)
1-5 Peddar St.
Central

Memory Watch & Accessories
2/F Landmark
Peddar St.
Central


Ken’s Watches http://www.kenwatches.com/
Shop C2D3, G/F, China Insurance Group Building
141 Des Voeux Rd.
Central
(Sheung Wan MTR Station Exit E3)


Berne Horology http://ww8.bernehorology.com/
G/F, 180 Queen’s Rd.
Central

TSIM SHA TSUI (TST)

Pak Lee
4 Middle Rd.
(TST MTR Exit L1)


Far East Mansion (Arcade)
5-6 Middle Rd.
This arcade has three dealers, including the following, which I’d recommend visiting after 4pm, as he tends to open at around that time, and close around 11pm – midnight. The owner is John Lee and he is always up for a chat.

House Co. http://www.housewatch.com.hk/db/index.asp
Shop 32, G/F, Far East Mansion.

Tse’s Collection
4 Ichang St.
TST


Basement One – Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hotel
50 Nathan Rd.
TST


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https://horologium.com.au/2011/01/14/pr ... hong-kong/

https://horologium.com.au/2011/01/14/pr ... hong-kong/
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Re: Pre-owned watch shops

Postby koimaster » March 26th 2018, 9:15am

Pre-owned watch shops : Melbourne

Antiquorum (also known as Watchtime), is situated in Melbourne’s most well-known (and heritage listed) shopping arcade. Designed by architect David C. Askew, who has been asked to find his inspiration in the Galleria Vittoria in Milan, the beautiful Block Arcade took two years to build, and was finished in 1893. Originally known as “Carpenter’s Lane” (the precinct was referred to as “The Block”), its current name was as a result of a successful petition by local shopkeepers. Antiquorum stocks a mix of both new and pre-owned pieces, and its website is kept up to date. Shop 15, The Block Arcade 100 Elizabeth Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Phone: +613 9650 3936


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Re: Pre-owned watch shops

Postby artman » March 26th 2018, 6:53pm

I want to go to HK again! Such a cool place to visit.
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