As a relatively young dealer in this trade, my journey began in childhood. My father then was a book dealer and collector, and so I was fortunate to grow up around the world of collectables. Trips to auctions, antique fairs and car boot sales were a weekly occurrence for me.
This upbringing ignited a passion and at the age of 14 I began buying and selling collectables, finding a great interest in vintage wristwatches shortly after. I soon specialised in this area, and progressed naturally on to my first vintage Rolex models, including Oysterdates and Datejusts, as well as British military-issued pieces, and chronographs.
My route into the vintage watch trade was accidental, although entirely natural. Shortly after my 17th birthday, a chance email led me to London, to gain work experience at Watches of Knightsbridge - independent auctioneers of rare and collectable timepieces. This continued for a year or so during my A Levels, and when I left school in the summer of 2015 I joined the family-run business on a full-time basis. I enjoyed the following
five and a half years working across all aspects of the business, including extensively in sourcing and consignment, as well as cataloguing, handling private and Chrono24 sales, and client advisory work.
In the winter of 2020, I made the decision to focus on my own dealing. I now operate solely as a dealer, buying and selling vintage watches, hunting for well-preserved, original examples of rare, interesting and collectable pieces. I aim to give a highly personal, attentive service, and enjoy developing relationships with collectors and fellow dealers. I am based in central London, travel frequently throughout Europe, and have been a regular face at trade fairs, as well as a WTA (Watch Trader Association) member, for the last 5 years.
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I appreciate vintage in all its forms, whether it is 50s & 60s cinema, 1990s house music, mid-century furniture, or modern classic cars of the 80s - vintage brings me a great deal of joy!