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cruvon 8 June 2011 03:01 PM

List of vintage watch dealers
 
Hi guys, just thought would be nice to have a list of trusted vintage watch sellers/shops/webistes you have previously purchased from/heard good things about in one place for easy reference. Please add in to the names here along with website/contact info if available so that we don't have to go thru" all the different threads looking for vintage watch seller recommendations.

1) Mark Lerman (mark@webstorm.com)
2) Jed aka Jedly1(http://www.thetimetraveler.co/)
3) Erik Ku (http://10pastten.com/)

** PLEASE NOTE BOTH LERMAN AND MULHOLLAND WERE REMOVED FROM THIS LIST! **

jedly1 8 June 2011 04:15 PM

Mike wood.... The old watch shop ... Www.theoldwatchshop.com

cruvon 8 June 2011 04:25 PM

Updated

1) Mark Lerman (mark@webstorm.com)
2) Jed aka Jedly1(http://www.thetimetraveler.co/)
3) Erik Ku (http://10pastten.com/)
4) Steve Mulholland (http://www.mulhollandtime.com/)
5) Mike wood (Www.theoldwatchshop.com )

HL65 8 June 2011 08:04 PM

Andrew Shear: andrew@sheartime.com -one of the very best in the business!!!
Website: sheartime.com

93 Turbo 8 June 2011 10:04 PM

Jacek Kozubek - jacek.kozubek@gmail.com - San Francisco CA

cruvon 8 June 2011 10:29 PM

List updated

) Mark Lerman (mark@webstorm.com)
2) Jed aka Jedly1(http://www.thetimetraveler.co/)
3) Erik Ku (http://10pastten.com/)
4) Steve Mulholland (http://www.mulhollandtime.com/)
5) Mike wood (Www.theoldwatchshop.com )
6) Andrew Shear: andrewjshear@gmail.com
7) Jacek Kozubek - jacek.kozubek@gmail.com - San Francisco CA

Jagatai 9 June 2011 03:40 AM

Eric is a great guy.
And Jed's superb! Can't wait...

SVC 9 June 2011 04:30 AM

This one may be worth stickying!

oldbronco 10 June 2011 03:11 AM

Paul Seregin-seregins.com
Derek Dier-vintagewatchestobuy.com
coolvintagewatches.com
Zaf Basha-finertimes.com

DiamondJack 10 June 2011 03:34 AM

In the UK, I would highly recommend http://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/

They have a mix of vintage, relatively new (so dated late 90's to mid 2000's) and current (some new and I am assuming grey market at big discounts).

Incredibly, they give a full 7 day no quibble money back guarantee. No reason needed plus a year's guarantee .

They currently have a very nice 74 Daytona 6263 case No 402*** with Sigma O T SWISS T O silver dial with black subsidiaries :smokin:.

Jason71 10 June 2011 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AG1 (Post 2549204)
nb times/ben? i have not done business with them but have only heard good things...

I have bought 4 watches from Ben. He is GREAT. As long as you can get through the customs issue, he is the best. I don't know how to contact him other than:

nbtimes@gmail.com

mike 10 June 2011 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SVC (Post 2547578)
This one may be worth stickying!

I think so.:cheers:

Please understand the forum can no position on anyone listed.

Michael M. 10 June 2011 07:20 AM

Ken Jacobs: wannabuyawatch.com

Michael M. 10 June 2011 07:20 AM

Joshua Bonifas: Fourtane.com

Michael M. 10 June 2011 09:59 AM

Jacek Kozubek (jacek.kozubek@gmail.com)- hqmilton.com

drainaps 10 June 2011 10:17 AM

I have just visited the Ian Blowers website, intrigued by your comments. I am a modest GMT vintage aficionado. To my surprise, watch reference no A1177 looks like a GMT PCG, and the 24 hrs hand is big size. Not necessarily a fake, but I'd definitely stay away from this watch. Are we sure their reputation is as pristine as we declare here? Thanks for help.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiamondJack (Post 2549240)
In the UK, I would highly recommend http://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/

They have a mix of vintage, relatively new (so dated late 90's to mid 2000's) and current (some new and I am assuming grey market at big discounts).

Incredibly, they give a full 7 day no quibble money back guarantee. No reason needed plus a year's guarantee .

They currently have a very nice 74 Daytona 6263 case No 402*** with Sigma O T SWISS T O silver dial with black subsidiaries :smokin:.


kyle L 10 June 2011 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drainaps (Post 2549935)
I have just visited the Ian Blowers website, intrigued by your comments. I am a modest GMT vintage aficionado. To my surprise, watch reference no A1177 looks like a GMT PCG, and the 24 hrs hand is big size. Not necessarily a fake, but I'd definitely stay away from this watch. Are we sure their reputation is as pristine as we declare here? Thanks for help.

It looks like the hands and the dial have been replaced, it should have a gilt dial and a small 24h hand. You can always ask them questions, the buyers should do research before they buy the watch anyways. :cheers:

Michael M. 10 June 2011 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cruvon (Post 2546613)
Hi guys, just thought would be nice to have a list of trusted vintage watch sellers/shops/webistes you have previously purchased from/heard good things about in one place for easy reference. Please add in to the names here along with website/contact info if available so that we don't have to go thru" all the different threads looking for vintage watch seller recommendations.

1) Mark Lerman (mark@webstorm.com)
2) Jed aka Jedly1(http://www.thetimetraveler.co/)
3) Erik Ku (http://10pastten.com/)

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyle L (Post 2549952)
It looks like the hands and the dial have been replaced, it should have a gilt dial and a small 24h hand. You can always ask them questions, the buyers should do research before they buy the watch anyways. :cheers:



I agree Kyle:cheers:

cruvon 10 June 2011 10:40 AM

Also adding in a green (*) to indicate that atleast 2 forumers have purchased watches from a dealer here and are happy. So if you've purchased a vintage watch from any of the dealers above can you let it be known?
Thanks

drainaps 10 June 2011 10:52 AM

I fully agree w your comments. Let's just make sure that this list is not taken blindly by any of us,experienced or less so...... And that everybody understands that due diligence on vintage stuff is compulsory. I live in china so we know what I'm talking about..... A minefield.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyle L (Post 2549952)
It looks like the hands and the dial have been replaced, it should have a gilt dial and a small 24h hand. You can always ask them questions, the buyers should do research before they buy the watch anyways. :cheers:


cruvon 10 June 2011 10:53 AM

How many have purchased and received vintages from some of the guys I have heard about like Mark, Jed, Erik, Steve, Andrew, JAcek so can update with a green *?. I need 2 Yay's for each seller to put in a star.

Cannop 10 June 2011 11:10 AM

Jacek appears twice on the list.

cruvon 10 June 2011 11:17 AM

Thanks Cannop, updated

1) Mark Lerman (mark@webstorm.com)
2) Jed aka Jedly1(http://www.thetimetraveler.co/)
3) Erik Ku (http://10pastten.com/)
4) Steve Mulholland (http://www.mulhollandtime.com/)
5) Mike wood (Www.theoldwatchshop.com )
6) Andrew Shear: andrew@sheartime.com/Website:sheartime.com
7) Jacek Kozubek - jacek.kozubek@gmail.com - San Francisco CA , hqmilton.com
8) Paul Seregin-seregins.com
9) Derek Dier-vintagewatchestobuy.com
10) coolvintagewatches.com
11) Zaf Basha-finertimes.com
12) http://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/
13) Ben (nbtimes@gmail.com )
14) Ken Jacobs (wannabuyawatch.com )
15) Joshua Bonifas: Fourtane.com


A green (*) against a dealers name indicates that atleast 2 forumers have purchased vintage watches from a dealer here, have received them and are happy. So if atleast 2 of you have purchased a vintage watch from any of the dealers in the list, have received it and are happy with the purchase please say so here so can update the dealers name with a green (*).

NB: While this list serves to collate all vintage watch dealers forumers have possibly dealt with (from fellow forumers comments above) in one place, it in no way is a measure of the quality/originality of the watches that are on sale with them. Please conduct your own due diligence before you make any purchases by asking questions on the forum, posting pictures, getting references, etc. Also please notify us of any concerns and if the forumers agree I can take them off this list.

DiamondJack 10 June 2011 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drainaps (Post 2549935)
I have just visited the Ian Blowers website, intrigued by your comments. I am a modest GMT vintage aficionado. To my surprise, watch reference no A1177 looks like a GMT PCG, and the 24 hrs hand is big size. Not necessarily a fake, but I'd definitely stay away from this watch. Are we sure their reputation is as pristine as we declare here? Thanks for help.

Clearly all watches need to be checked for originality especially when there is a long history behind them. What I like about Ian Blowers is the 7 day no quibble return and 1 year guarantee if you choose to keep the watch.

They are quite obviously a more regular watch shop and will not have the particular Rolex expertise on originality of people like Jed, Eric, Mike, Jacek etc. However, they are a great source of watches at very good prices and are definitely not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes. But you will clearly need to do your due diligence on originality when buying vintage. That is always the case and obviously TRF and VRF are great places to check such things out.

But how many sellers give you a full 7 days to make your mind up and then give you a one year guarantee if you choose to keep it? :thumbsup: Hence my recommendation.

onkyo 11 June 2011 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cruvon (Post 2550050)
Thanks Cannop, updated

1) Mark Lerman (mark@webstorm.com)
2) Jed aka Jedly1(http://www.thetimetraveler.co/)
3) Erik Ku (http://10pastten.com/)
4) Steve Mulholland (http://www.mulhollandtime.com/)
5) Mike wood (Www.theoldwatchshop.com )
6) Andrew Shear: andrewjshear@gmail.com
7) Jacek Kozubek - jacek.kozubek@gmail.com - San Francisco CA , hqmilton.com
8) Paul Seregin-seregins.com
9) Derek Dier-vintagewatchestobuy.com
10) coolvintagewatches.com
11) Zaf Basha-finertimes.com
12) http://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/
13) Ben (nbtimes@gmail.com )
14) Ken Jacobs (wannabuyawatch.com )
15) Joshua Bonifas: Fourtane.com

I can personally vouch for Jed, Andrew Shear, Steve M, Jacek, and Ben. :thumbsup:

DiamondJack 11 June 2011 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drainaps (Post 2549935)
I have just visited the Ian Blowers website, intrigued by your comments. I am a modest GMT vintage aficionado. To my surprise, watch reference no A1177 looks like a GMT PCG, and the 24 hrs hand is big size. Not necessarily a fake, but I'd definitely stay away from this watch. Are we sure their reputation is as pristine as we declare here? Thanks for help.

Sorry to press this point but your comment just annoyed me :thumbsdow I therefore checked the website and ref A1177 - which you clearly didn't perhaps other than the first few photos! The description of this GMT states there is a service guarantee dated 2011. If you then check the last photo there is a photo of the actual Rolex Service guarantee card dated 18 Feb 2011!!!! So guess who most probably replaced the hands - yes, good old Rolex as they will do with any of our vintage watches without clear and detailed instructions not to. So your comments about " not necessarily a fake" are way off the mark!

Michael M. 21 June 2011 07:45 AM

Eric Iskin- Oldetown@sonic.net- Santa Rosa, CA- Olde Towne Jewelers

cruvon 21 June 2011 10:50 AM

Thanks updated, also can some of you comment on happy purchases made with any of the vendors below so can add in green stars as mentioned in footnote below?


1) Mark Lerman (mark@webstorm.com)
2) Jed aka Jedly1(http://www.thetimetraveler.co/)
3) Erik Ku (http://10pastten.com/)
4) Steve Mulholland (http://www.mulhollandtime.com/)
5) Mike wood (Www.theoldwatchshop.com )
6) Andrew Shear: andrewjshear@gmail.com
7) Jacek Kozubek - jacek.kozubek@gmail.com - San Francisco CA , hqmilton.com
8) Paul Seregin-seregins.com
9) Derek Dier-vintagewatchestobuy.com
10) coolvintagewatches.com
11) Zaf Basha-finertimes.com
12) http://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/
13) Ben (nbtimes@gmail.com )
14) Ken Jacobs (wannabuyawatch.com )
15) Joshua Bonifas: Fourtane.com
16) Eric Iskin- Oldetown@sonic.net- Santa Rosa, CA- Olde Towne Jewelers



A green (*) against a dealers name indicates that atleast 2 forumers have purchased vintage watches from a dealer here, have received them and are happy. So if atleast 2 of you have purchased a vintage watch from any of the dealers in the list, have received it and are happy with the purchase please say so here so can update the dealers name with a green (*).

NB: While this list serves to collate all vintage watch dealers forumers have possibly dealt with (from fellow forumers comments above) in one place, it in no way is a measure of the quality/originality of the watches that are on sale with them. Please conduct your own due diligence before you make any purchases by asking questions on the forum, posting pictures, getting references, etc. Also please notify us of any concerns and if the forumers agree I can take them off this list.

Rick-O 22 June 2011 02:03 PM

What about BJSonline? Is Kamal still selling vintage Rolex?

cruvon 22 June 2011 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick-O (Post 2572996)
What about BJSonline? Is Kamal still selling vintage Rolex?

Sorry haven't heard about him, maybe someone here will know,
Cheers


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