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
SINN.GERMANY. "104 Pilots - Vintage Leather". Spec. to follow. £695 inc. UK p&p.
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
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.
IMAGES TO ENLARGE
Back with you - knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, HUNTING & UTILITY
( including a potential D.I.Y. project ? ).
Thanks for looking.
Slight delay in putting up new knives due to an unexpected plumbing problem ( household - not me !! ) :)
Some very rare and collectable knives for your perusal this week in UTILITY, FOLDERS & BOWIES. Enjoy.
Knives added in
FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & UTILITY.
Thank you again for your patience regarding the lack of details - still playing 'catch-up' with emails/enquiries.
It seems forever since I added knives to the website, so I thank you for your patience.
I have some wonderful knives to add over the coming weeks and a sample are shown in FOLDERS, UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT & HIGH END KNIVES.
(details to be added asap but please feel free to email in the meantime).
Back down to business after a lovely 2 week holiday. :-)
No time to add new knives (unfortunately) as I am busy catching up on my email backlog - and preparing for next weekend's KnivesUK. Looking forward to seeing anyone making the journey ( please let me know if there is a particular knife you wish to see to save any disappointment ).
Have a safe trip and stay cool !
Getting ready (again) for my next show - The Phoenix
(please let me know if you are attending and would like to see a particular knife).
I have added two very desirable knives in HIGH-END knives : another S4 by Rob Bayley plus a stunner from Alan Wood.
Lovely to chat with everyone who stopped by my table at the NNS - always nice to put faces to names. Back down to business now and some great knives in FOLDERS, UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT.
No knives added this week as I am preparing for next week-end's Northern Shooting Show - hopefully see some of you there.
It will also give me a chance to catch up on the spec. on existing knives. Thank you.
Trust everyone enjoyed the Easter Bank Holiday and now back with a very nice selection to peruse over in UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT - and even LUXURY WATCHES !
A very nice knife by Ansoknives in FOLDERS and a 'Classic' by Alan Wood in HUNTING. Enjoy.
Two discontinued knives added in UTILITY and two very nice Ben Orford folders in BUSHCRAFT.
Thanks everyone for your patience.
Sorry, no knives added this week as I have been enjoying the company of my dear old Mom.
Please feel free to email for any spec. on existing knives in the meantime.
Back to business after a short break - and with a couple of stunning knives to savour in Hunting & Bushcraft. Enjoy.
A busy week this week with Commission knives added in -
HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT !
Going to take me a while to add all the spec. but please email me for any details in the meantime. Thank you.
A nice selection this week, including a vintage Puma in UTILITY, all you might need from a Hunting knife in FOLDERS and an example of one of the world's classic knives in BUSHCRAFT.
Getting back to normal after the Shooting Show - thank you to everyone who stopped by at my table.
This week we have a very nice Chris Reeve Knives in HIGH END FOLDERS and a classic Bushcraft knife, direct from Alan Wood at the Show, in BUSHCRAFT.
Only one knife this week as I am busy getting ready for the Shooting Show - but what a knife! See HIGH-END Knives.
Looking forward to seeing everyone coming along to the Show.
Have a safe journey.
A Ltd.Ed. Marbles posted in Hunting and a rare offering by Alan Wood in UTILITY.
Two very nice folders posted this week - including a stunning Rockstead. Check out FOLDERS & HIGH END FOLDERS.
Two hard to come by knives added in BUSHCRAFT, including an interesting concept from "across the pond".
Rob Bayley "S4" now available again in HIGH-END KNIVES.
Two knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY.
Still working on adding spec. to outstanding knives but feel free to email for any details. Thank you & ENJOY.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE !
To start off the New Year, I have posted some very desirable knives in BUSHCRAFT, FOLDERS & BOWIES. Enjoy.
No knives being added as I am busy dealing with Christmas orders and enquiries.
May I take this opportunity however, to wish all my customers - new & old - a very "Merry Christmas" and thank every one of you for your continued patronage and words of encouragement. It's been a great year and I'm already looking forward to offering more quality knives in 2017.
I have just heard about the terribly sad news that Stephen Wade Cox has passed away. A terrific knifemaker and really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.
My condolences to his family and friends.
Xmas now approaching fast - hopefully there will be something to "treat yourself" to over the next few weeks. :-)
A Middleton Bowie available in BOWIES ( sadly, now retired - see description)
and a very nicely handled knife by B. Garland in BUSHCRAFT.