No, this website is not changing ! However, over the years I have spoken to so many customers ( and friends ) at Shows to know that along with a passion for fine knives there is also a similar and shared interest in fine watches ( I have been told that another common interest is fine pens - but fortunately I have not been bitten by that particular bug ! ).
I intend to sell one or two watches from my own personal collection from time to time (pardon the pun) and will consider selling customers on a commission basis, if there is sufficient interest.
I hope you will enjoy perusing this page
GLYCINE "STRATOFORTE- Automatic Chronograph".
Another example of this very high quality but now discontinued watch from Glycine, with the excellent Valjoux 7750 movement inside - which can be seen through the exhibition back ( an extra cost option on this model ). The sharp eyed among you will have noticed that the two sub dials are 30 mins & 12 hrs - the two most useful in my opinion. The small seconds only real purpose is to show the watch is running as any timings requiring seconds can be done by the stop watch.
This watch was bought by me, brand new, from a Dealer in Germany and is in "as new" condition, having been worn in rotation. The watch still has 9 months Factory Guarantee outstanding and the only reason I am selling it is because I acquired yet another watch over Christmas - and so the rule of "one in - one out" has been imposed on me again! As you may know, I recently sold another of these great watches and regetted it, so when I had the chance to buy this version with the spectacular "sun burst" blue dial, I could not resist. With a matching blue leather strap, I'm sure whoever buys this watch will not be disappointed.
The size is 46mm but does appear to wear smaller. Complete with Inner & Outer boxes plus guarantee card.
I will ( reluctantly) accept £975 inc. UK p&p for this watch, having originally paid £1325. ( as before, these watches offer a lot for the money - if it had Breitling or IWC on the dial, they would be much dearer ! )
JANUARY SALE ITEM.
BREMONT - "SUPERMARINE S500" CHRONOMETER.
This watch is now discontinued in this format by Bremont, which is a shame as the attention to detail on the blue dial is excellent indeed.
All the usual 'dive features' ( including a luminous bezel ) plus a day/date function makes this a very useful everyday watch. 43mm size, with a very comfortable rubber strap.
Bought new in June 2018 from my local Bremont Dealer, so still under warrenty with Bremont. I am only selling because I am buying a Grand Seiko and have been told by "SWMBO" that I have too many watches, so it is now "one in - one out"! I have only worn this sparingly, so it is still in mint, unmarked condition.
Cost new £3295. Selling for £2500 inc. UK p&p SALE: £2200 !
SOLD EBEL. "1911 DISCOVERY"- Chronograph AND Chronometer.
SOLD SINN.GERMANY. "104 Pilots - Vintage Leather".
SOLD SEIKO "ALPINIST". Japanese import - automatic movement (not quartz ). This watch is not available in the UK and was purchased recently in Japan. Really impressive looking 39mm watch with a gorgeous, green iridescent dial set off by gold indexes. Waterproof to 20bar (screw down crown) and with an internal compass setting. Brown leather strap with a pin buckle. Excellent quality. Stand out from the crowd and wear something different !
Brand new (May 2015), boxed, with all papers.
OMEGA - Planet Ocean. 42mm. In my opinion, one of the Classic Dive watches ! Part of the Seamaster range, this is the very latest version with the updated co-axial 8500 movement - which comes with a 4 year (!!) guarantee from Omega.The Planet Ocean is the watch worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond but this particular version has the orange digits with complimentary stitching on the rubber deployment strap - making for a very attractive and striking combination. This watch has all the correct boxes and cards and was registered in DEC. 2013 - meaning it still has over 3 1/2 years of warranty left. Condition is 99% mint with only just a very slight mark on the case - unobtrusive to the naked eye.
SOLD TAG HEUER PROFESSIONAL 2000. Another discontinued model, this time by Tag. According to the Jewellers receipt that came with the watch, it dates to around 1999. Despite that, it is in excellent, near mint condition with just a few light "desk swirls" on the bracelet. Both the case and glass are unmarked and the bezel is nice and positive. There are a few extra links for the bracelet also included. Unfortunately, it does not have the outer box but does have the original zip case.
This is the Quartz version and it has had a new battery fitted in the last couple of months but not by me, so I cannot guarantee it was pressure tested ?
The size across, including crown is 42mm ( but the watch wears a lot smaller. I believe this is the mid-size version ? )
I bought this to wear as my everyday "work" watch but never wore it as I fell in love with ( and bought ! ) a Bremont Solo, which now happily accompanies me on a daily basis.
SOLD BREITLING "SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE". Another superb watch that is spending too much time on my watchwinder. This is the 42mm version (which I prefer over the much larger 46mm) and with the Mesh bracelet, looks good whether worn casual or for the office - I think the blue bezel makes the watch look a little less "macho" and with the white/silver dial, makes for a stunning combination that is bound to attract compliments ! I am the second owner of this watch and like the previous owner (a jeweller) only wore it occassionally, hence it is near mint condition. Also included is a genuine Breitling leather strap which has not been worn by me but seems to have had very light use by the previous owner. Complete with everything it should have. All in all, a great package at a big saving on the current list price.
SOLD OMEGA SEAMASTER PRO. 300 GMT This now discontinued chronometer is known affectionately as "The Great White" and is perhaps the most desirable of this model. I bought this model from America and have since had it serviced by Swiss Time Services ( an approved Omega Service Centre ), in Essex. It is now in absolutely mint condition with 18 months of STS guarantee still valid. I have replaced the bracelet, which is included, and the watch now wears a Hirsch Sharkskin leather strap ( well, what else could you put on a Great White ! ). The watch comes with the red box and all cards, all in excellent condition. I have only worn this watch occasionaly and it is in near new condition.
Those of you who have bought of me before know that anything from my own personal collection is of the highest order and this watch is no exception. £1750
PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL FOR ANY ENQUIRIES & SALES.
NEWS & UPDATES
Due to the ever increasing interest in this website, I find myself struggling to answer queries & emails as promptly as I would like. Because this is still a part-time venture and I like to offer a personal, one on one service, time is sometimes an issue - so please accept my apologies in advance for any delays in replying. I will reply as soon as possible and, as always, strive to offer a professional service. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and custom.
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There has been a PETITION started to oppose the Government's Ban of delivering knives to residential address. I ask all of you to sign up ( and ask your friends & family also ) and hopefully prevent this ban from becoming Law and changing forever our enjoyment and use of fine knives.
Details can be found here
TAKEDA (Japan) knife added in HUNTING
Adding knives and spec. has been a little "hit & miss" of late due to the fact I am in the process of moving house, coupled with an increase in enquiries. I appreciate your patience as I have some great knives to add. Thank you.
Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT
Knives added in FOLDERS
Two lovely vintage PUMA WAIDBLATT added in UTILITY.
Alan Wood added in BUSHCRAFT
January Sales !
Throughout January, I will be reducing the price on certain items in all CATEGORIES.
Stop by on a regular basis and see if you are tempted?
A very Happy & Prosperous New Year to everyone !
Glycine Automatic added in LUXURY WATCHES.
May I thank all my customers for your continued custom (& friendship) throughout this year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to offering more quality knives in 2019.
Thank you one and all !
Mr. Itou drop point added in HUNTING
A nice selection of knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email in the meantime. Thank you.
Knives added in HIGH END Folders, FOLDERS and a
BUSHCRAFT BONANZA !!!
Knives added in Hunting & Bushcraft.
Woodlore profile added in BUSHCRAFT
BREMONT watch added in LUXURY WATCHES.
Knives added in HUNTING & CLEARANCE.
NEW MAKER Profile added.
Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.
Damascus Hunter added in HUNTING.
Price reduction in HIGH END FOLDERS
Two knives from the Belgium Show added in UTILITY & HUNTING.
It's been quiet on here of late as I have been over in Belgium, at the Belgium Knife Show, Gembloux.
A great show with excellent makers. Bought some superb knives which will appear on the site over the coming weeks. :-)
Busy now replying to emails.
Thanks for your patience.
New knives added in Bushcraft.
Superb PAUL MASON knife added in HIGH END KNIVES
Joel Chamblin knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS.
NEW KNIVES ADDED IN
Knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING.
Really busy dealing with customer's orders - but will be putting new knives up asap !
Lots of knives to be added this week, starting with FOLDERS & BOWIE KNIVES.
A lovely Glycine Chronograph added in LUXURY WATCHES.
Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes and concerns. Feeling better each and every day and still busy catching up on emails & enquiries - but I have some lovely knives ready to go up for sale, starting with a stunning knife from Alan Wood in UTILITY.
Thanks for your patience.
I must offer my sincere apologies to anyone who travelled to the Midland expecting to meet me there.
Unfortunately, I was admitted into hospital last Thursday as an emergency and was not discharged until Sunday. Still feeling less than 100% but happy to be back home although sad I missed the Game Fair.
Sorry again to anyone who had a wasted journey.
Thank you to a still wonderful NHS for looking after me.
Two very hard to find knives in UTILITY & FOLDERS.
Busy getting ready for the Midland Game Fair ( see Show calendar for details ).
Looking forward to seeing customers old & new there.
Have a safe journey.
Alan Wood knives added in BUSHCRAFT.
Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.
Knives added in FOLDERS & a stunning Jerry Fisk in HIGH END Knives.
Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END, BOWIES & UTILITY.
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details added asap - please email for details if interested.
A Lovely collectable Randall Made added in HIGH END, plus a very nice PUMA in HUNTING.
Superb knife added in BUSHCRAFT
Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY & HIGH END.
Knives added in CLEARANCE
Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY
SWC knives added in BUSHCRAFT & ALAN WOOD in HUNTING
Alan Wood added in HUNTING.
More knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT
Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT. Details to be added asap.
Wow ! Back home from a really busy KnivesUK Show. Lovely to meet up with customers old & new - hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Picked up a LOT of knives, which will be appearing over the next few weeks. Stay Tuned !
Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.