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If you’ve hit the ‘About’ page, it means there’s a good chance that you’re interested in finding out a little more about the company, so here it is …
I’m Alex, in today’s language I’d be called the ‘Founder’ of VintageTimeWatches, but the reality is that I’m just a guy that’s into vintage watches and retro-cool, fortunate enough to translate my passion into a business.

Thinking back, I’d always been into watches from a young age – mobile phones weren’t really a thing, and certainly had nothing like built-in clocks, so a wristwatch was just normal everyday wear, but this was a time of technology; digital watches were everywhere, they had all manner of functions – 27 different alarms, calculator, radio and even a thermometer (just what every child needs!).

I think it was the whole magnificence of it … being able to wear so much technology on your wrist, surely this would be mankind’s greatest accomplishment? This truly was the ‘digital age’.

OK, so we may have surpassed that great age of technology, but for me, that style (and earlier) hasn’t been beaten, and not in some ‘hipster retro-cool’ way either – watches from the 60s, 70s & 80s are just cool. It’s that simple.

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When I got round to buying a watch that was more than a fashion accessory, it had to be vintage; modern watches have their place, and of course, we have the modern versions of old names like the Rolex Submariner, and modern offerings from ‘vintage’ companies – such as Omega, Breitling and Cartier (I’ve chosen not to include Tag Heuer because I feel their best era was when they were just Heuer), but while you’re still buying tradition, quality and brand, you’re not buying patina, style and history.

I digress …

I’d like to tell you that my first ‘proper’ vintage watch was a 60s Submariner fitted with a Nato strap (because don’t we all like to be a bit ‘Bond’), but the reality is a little different – it was a Certina DS3 LE Chrono; different enough to be noticeable, still very cool and a good compromise in size.

Everything was fine in my world until the day I lost that DS3; after giving myself the ‘it’ll turn up’ time, I eventually called the insurance company, only to find that what they were offering was very different to what I’d paid – it was this misfortune that set me on the path to VintageTimeWatches.

I searched all the regular places for a replacement, none were in my budget, but I carried on looking and started widening the search, I eventually found a replacement under my budget (which I duly bought) but of course, searching through these glorious vintage watches had triggered something – maybe I could use my knowledge to find beautiful vintage watches at sensible prices … you know the rest of that story because you’re here.

Vintage Watches

Although we hold a reasonably large stock of classical and vintage watches, for both ladies and gentlemen, typically that stock does move pretty quickly. If there’s something specific that you’ve seen, or perhaps that you’d like to try and locate, then please contact me to discuss it.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” ― Confucius – Chinese Philosopher.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 from over 100+ reviews
  • Bought for my husbands Citizen promaster divers watch ,the strap sets it of lovely and is really comfortable to wear.

    Cathy Melville on May 2021

    Bought a few little bits from VTW, all good and as described. Also helpful and friendly service, thank you.

    ROBERT CARRIER on April 2021

    Excellent product at a good price and prompt delivery.

    sue W on April 2021

  • Good quality, and competitively-priced, watch strap bands promptly delivered as advised by the vendor. Whilst I didn't need two, having a spare will likely prove useful in the future.

    JeffH on April 2021

    I bought two items from Vintage Time Watches and I had no issues. The seller replied shortly to a query and dispatched the items safely and faster. Based on this experience, I certainly recommend the business.

    DR GP on April 2021

    Very good product

    Derek Cameron on April 2021

  • Lovely Cordura strap, good price as well comparing other products available in the market. Efficient and professional seller.

    Andrew Scassolini on April 2021

    Good looking watch strap compliments recently purchased Seiko Alpinist. Great value and good service.

    Baz M on March 2021

    Excellent price and service. Thanks.

    Mr Ralston on March 2021

  • Bought for my husbands Citizen promaster divers watch ,the strap sets it of lovely and is really comfortable to wear.

    Cathy Melville on May 2021

  • Bought a few little bits from VTW, all good and as described. Also helpful and friendly service, thank you.

    ROBERT CARRIER on April 2021

  • Excellent product at a good price and prompt delivery.

    sue W on April 2021

  • Good quality, and competitively-priced, watch strap bands promptly delivered as advised by the vendor. Whilst I didn't need two, having a spare will likely prove useful in the future.

    JeffH on April 2021

  • I bought two items from Vintage Time Watches and I had no issues. The seller replied shortly to a query and dispatched the items safely and faster. Based on this experience, I certainly recommend the business.

    DR GP on April 2021

  • Very good product

    Derek Cameron on April 2021

  • Lovely Cordura strap, good price as well comparing other products available in the market. Efficient and professional seller.

    Andrew Scassolini on April 2021

  • Good looking watch strap compliments recently purchased Seiko Alpinist. Great value and good service.

    Baz M on March 2021

  • Excellent price and service. Thanks.

    Mr Ralston on March 2021

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