About

What The Tailored Watch does.

The Tailored Watch is a service somewhere between a personal shopper and a consultant, dealing exclusively in watches (and anything watch related).

Through consultation and discussion I will determine what you are looking for in a watch, and provide you with a range of options that meet those criteria, work with you to narrow down those options, and assist you in purchasing the watch that best suits your needs and budget.

One thing I won’t do is recommend or buy counterfeit watches. There are plenty of great watches out there without needing to buy one with someone else’s logo on it.

 

How it works.

If you’re in the market for a watch and feel that I can be of assistance head over to the ‘Contact’ section of this website and you’ll find a form to fill in. This form asks you a range of questions about the kind of watch you’re after, why you’re getting it, and who it’s for. It might seem a bit lengthy, but what you answer to these questions is really important, as it provides the framework for the watch selection process, and the more detail you provide means I can be of better service to you.

After you’ve submitted this form I’ll get in touch with you to clarify what you're after and find out any other important information. Once we're on the same page I'll send you an initial selection of watches. I don’t necessarily expect that one of these watches will be exactly the one you’re after, so you can tell me what you like or don’t like about the various options, and I will submit three or four revised and refined selections based on your feedback.

When we’ve found you a watch we can go about buying it. If you like I can buy on your behalf, help you out with the purchase, or leave it entirely in your hands.

 

Why use The Tailored Watch.

The advantages of paying me to find you a watch is that I have extensive knowledge of watches, and can help you avoid many of the pitfalls common in buying a watch, either new or vintage. I’m able to suggest watches to you that you may not have heard of before, or ordinarily come across. And I have a great deal of experience finding and buying watches, and a good sense of market value. This knowledge and experience means I am able to negotiate a better deal on your behalf, and can help you avoid watches that might be problematic in that they are in need of repair or are non-genuine.

 

What it costs.

Roughly speaking I charge around 10% of the value of the watch.

The following provides a guideline of my fees.

Watch value of up to:

Up to $500 = $50 commission.

$500 - $1,000 = $100 commission.

$1,000 - $2,500 = $200 commission.

$2,500 - $5,000 = $300 commission.

$5,000 plus = $500 commission.

This fee structure is a guideline, depending on the nature of my advice, and the amount of time spent, we may discuss greater or lesser amounts. I may ask for a deposit prior to commencing work for you, and if I provide advice and watch selections this is not a refundable amount.

Note that in addition to this fee, any additional associated costs, such as shipping, insurance, and transaction fees are charged to you. I will discuss any additional fees, but to minimize risks of mishaps during transit I will always endeavour to ship watches with the greatest level of security.

 

About Me.

I’ve been a passionate enthusiast of watches for many years, and I’ve been ‘serious’ about watches, and about buying and selling them since 2009. I'm the editor of Time+Tide - Australia's leading watch site.  I'm a contributing writer for Hodinkee and have written for Revolution and GQ Australia. The Tailored Watch emerged as a concept as a natural progression of what I’d been doing on a casual and informal basis with friends and strangers; advising them about watches and helping them find something suitable.

 

If you would like to get in touch with me about finding you a watch, please head on over to the contact section of the site. For any other queries feel free to email me at:

felix@thetailoredwatch.com

By using this site and the services of The Tailored Watch you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

 
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