The habit of wearing a watch seems to be on the wane, as checking the time on your mobile phone appears to be the new vogue. But although new technology can sometimes replace outdated fashions, a watch is still the easiest and most convenient way to tell the time. You don’t have to turn them off in hospitals or on flights, you can see them in bright sunlight and you don’t have to put them in a pocket when you are playing a sport.
The way we buy watches has certainly changed over the years, with more online retailers springing up on the internet in the last ten years than in the High Street. One such company, Watchshop, has gained a reputation for Britain’s leading independent online watch retailer.
Watchshop was established back in 1991 on the High Street and is an official stockist for all the watches listed on their site. They were one of the first independent watch retailers to advertise on UK TV, and pride themselves on having an efficient shopping system available that enables the buyer to track every stage of their order.
The website allows you to browse either by brands, men’s watches, ladies watches, kids watches, or by categories (such as watch type, best sellers, price range, movement, origin, etc)
Watchshop hold their stock in a high capacity warehouse, with the capability of storing over 50,000 watches, and as they operate a live stock tracking system, if a watch is shown as being in stock on their website, you can be sure that Watchshop have the item in stock and can dispatch it immediately.
In fact, if you order a watch from them before 4 pm then your watch will be shipped the same day and should reach you the following day by Royal Mail or courier.
Watchshop also offer a 30 day no quibble refund policy, so if you are not happy with your order you can return it, so long as it is in original and unworn condition. And if your watch has a metal bracelet Watchshop will adjust it for free. Just measure your wrist against a piece of string and forward the measurements onto the site to have your bracelet adjusted before it is sent out. Or, if you prefer, you can take your Watch to a local jewellers and Watchshop will refund up to £5 of the bracelet adjustment fees. Watchshop recommend Timpsons, who typically charge £5.
All Watchshop watches come directly from the manufacturer and include the correct instructions, packaging and valid guarantee. As such, you can be sure that you are buying the genuine item, and not being supplied with fake or replica watches.
Most of the watches featured on Watchshop are discounted by around 17% and you can even request a price match if you see the same product on a different site for a cheaper price.
We like the easy to navigate site, the careful attention to customer care and the huge choice