London’s watch shops are some of the best in the world and cater to a wide range of tastes and budgets. From the luxurious streets of Mayfair to the hustle and bustle of Hatton Garden, here’s our guide to the best luxury London watch shops.
Omega Vintage Watches Boutique
If vintage watches are your thing, then it doesn’t get much better than the Omega Vintage Watches boutique in Mayfair’s Burlington arcade. From the first watch in space, to Seamasters that have graced the wrist of James Bond, this place has the lot.
Omega Vintage Watches Boutique. 35-36 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0QB
Second Time Around
Established in 1985, Second Time Around is located in the world famous Grays Antiques Centre. They buy and sell a plethora of luxury brands including Rolex, Omega, Cartier and Tag Heuer. The Evening Standard even named them as “The Largest British Dealer in second hand Rolex watches”.
Second Time Around, Grays Antiques, 58 Davies St, London W1K 5LP
A pawnbroker might not be the first place you’d think to look for a new timepiece, but think again. Prestige Pawnbrokers, founded by James Constantinou and stars of a Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall documentary, stock a wide variety of brands in their e-shop and two London stores.
Prestige Pawnbrokers, 67 New House, London, EC1N 8JY
Prestige Pawnbrokers, 55 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2NQ
Located on The Strand, family jewellers Austin Kaye has been established in London since 1946. The shop window will leave watch lovers feeling like a kid in a sweet shop. Stock includes modern and vintage Rolexes plus styles by uber watch brand Patek Philippe.
Austin Kaye Second Hand Watches, 425 Strand, London, WC2R 0QE
Ian Blowers Mayfair
Hull-based Ian Blowers Jewellers have recently expanded their business into the capital. The by appointment-only Mayfair boutique showcases a wide range of brands including Hublot, Richard Mille and Tudor. The independent, family-owned company is well known within watch circles and has an excellent reputation.
Ian Blowers, 15 Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LQ (appointment only)
Going once, going twice, going three times! If you’ve got an eye for a bargain then Birmingham-based auctioneers Fellows is sure to pique your interest. Selling a wide range of luxury watches and jewellery, the auctioneers have recently launched their first London outpost in Mayfair.
Fellows Auctioneers, 2nd Floor, 3 Queen Street, London, W1J 5PA
Watches and Jewellery of Bond Street
Founder Raj Jain started his business over 25 years, becoming a trusted buyer for the Maharajas of India. Since then, the Mayfair-based shop has built up a reputation as one of the most recognised vintage and rare watch dealers in London.
Watches and Jewellery of Bond Street, 74 New Bond St, London W1S 1RT