Watchfinder reports strong start to 2012

Pre-owned specialist Watchfinder has reported a strong start to 2012, with sales for Q1 up 21% on the same period last year.

With sales of over £3.3m for Q1, the Maidstone based retailer sees this as further evidence of the increasing appeal of pre-owned watches amongst fine watch buyers.

“Taken in context, this has to be seen as strong growth, and its further evidence of the increasing appeal of pre-owned premium watches” says Managing Director Stuart Hennell. “The watches we sell are a fantastic combination of luxury and investment. Our clients invest their money in beautiful pre-owned watches knowing that in a couple of years they will almost certainly have appreciated in value. There aren’t many things you can say that about in the boom times, let alone the current economic environment”.

Director Matthew Bowling added “We have some exciting initiatives planned for the next quarter and alongside the opening of a boutique store and international development, Watchfinder is in a great position to build on this growth through the rest of the year”.

Rebecca Mould, PR & Marketing Manager

A: Watchfinder, Invicta House, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1NX

E: rebecca@watchfinder.co.uk  T: 01622 621384

W: www.watchfinder.co.uk

Watchfinder.co.uk is home to the UK’s largest collection of pre-owned watches and is visited by over four million people every year. Founded by a group of watch enthusiasts and friends in 2002 as an answer to the lack of online resource for fine timepieces, Watchfinder has been built around the ethos of trust, establishing the confidence needed to buy and sell high value watches via the internet.

The company delivers the ultimate customer experience, providing consumers with a superior way to buy brands such as Rolex, Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Cartier. Every watch received undergoes a strict and rigorous screening process for authenticity and condition, ensuring that each item meets the highest standard possible before sale, before then being given a twelve month warranty as a testament to its excellent working order. Watchfinder is part of the WF&Co group.

More information can be found at www.watchfinder.co.uk/info/About-us

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Watchfinder.co.uk is home to the UK’s largest collection of pre-owned watches and is visited by over four million people every year. Founded by a group of watch enthusiasts and friends in 2002 as an answer to the lack of online resource for fine timepieces, Watchfinder has been built around the ethos of trust, establishing the confidence needed to buy and sell high value watches via the internet. The Company delivers the ultimate customer experience, providing consumers with a superior way to buy brands such as Rolex, Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Cartier. Every watch received undergoes a strict and rigorous screening process for authenticity and condition, ensuring that each item meets the highest standard possible before sale, before then being given a twelve month warranty as a testament to its excellent working order. Watchfinder is part of the WF&Co group. More information can be found at www.watchfinder.co.uk/info/About-us

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Taken in context, this has to be seen as strong growth, and its further evidence of the increasing appeal of pre-owned premium watches
Managing Director Stuart Hennell
The watches we sell are a fantastic combination of luxury and investment. Our clients invest their money in beautiful pre-owned watches knowing that in a couple of years they will almost certainly have appreciated in value. There aren’t many things you can say that about in the boom times, let alone the current economic environment
Managing Director Stuart Hennell
We have some exciting initiatives planned for the next quarter and alongside the opening of a boutique store and international development, Watchfinder is in a great position to build on this growth through the rest of the year
Director Matthew Bowling