Chapter 1 - The Origins
Unlike most of the "big boys" in the industry, we don't have tens of years of heritage behind us (yet) so we can't really brag about that. But what we can brag about is the fact that we are a small family run business, fuelled by a passion for watches and a desire to make our presence known in the watch world.
Our business sprouted from a hobby in 2017 really. Once upon a time we accumulated a large personal collection of watches and decided that the collection needed thinning out. With much heartbreak we re-homed our watches but actually enjoyed doing so in the process. Seeing the joy that a beautiful watch could bring to a new owner really filled us with energy and from there we kinda got hooked.
At the time I was fresh out of uni and sick of working a dead end job. I was at a point in my life where I knew I needed more. The energy that I got from selling our watches and making people happy filled me with even more desire to break free. So I used this opportunity to re-invest all of the money back into watches (typical, right) but this time with the intention of selling for profit and setting up my own business.
Side track here - big shout out to my 1 in 7.8 billion other half who actually gave me the final push to go ahead and pursue my dream.
As with all businesses we worked hard to get this baby off the ground and haven't looked back since. We have put many smiles on people's faces, got to experience some beautiful watches and met some awesome people along the way. It's been the best ride of our lives.
Chapter 2.1 - The Present
So where are we at now? Well, we quickly realised that our specialism was going to be in pre-owned luxury watches and after 4 years of non stop watch dealing (or 35,040 hours) experience under our belts we can safely say that at this point we certainly know our stuff! After all, Malcom Gladwell did say that it only takes 10,000 hours to become a master of your trade.
In this time we have not only built up a great deal of knowledge and expertise but have also built up a banging network of people around us. This is more than just a business, it's our life. So when you shop with us you know that we put our hearts and souls into providing you with the best service possible.
We understand that every watch has its own story to tell and will play a big part in the life of its new owner. Therefore all of our watches are treated with the upmost care and are professionally checked over, serviced and polished by our chosen watchmaker. We even offer an additional 1 year warranty for peace of mind! You should defo check out our Google and Trustpilot reviews to see all of the lovely things people say about us ;)
Chapter 2.2 - The New Present
Since the last time we wrote this story a lot of things have changed, so its only right to update as we go :)
The business has got stronger and stronger. It survived the hard times of Covid and Brexit (for which we are extremely grateful) and we have now moved into a shiny new home.
Yes, thats right. In 2021 we got physical! We decided to move into a commercial premises that our customers now can come and visit by appointment. So why not come and say hi, just head over to our contact page to make an appointment.
Chapter 3 - The Future
Our magic crystal ball tells us that the future is bright for The Watch Village - although you don't have to be a psychic to work that one out. We are growing stronger by the day and have some big plans ahead of us. TOP SECRET ones I'm afraid, but be sure to subscribe to join us on the ride!