Source & Acquisition
Sometimes my clients are looking for a very specific watch and they ask me to source and acquire it for them, this could be because it’s difficult to find, they need to keep to a specific budget or they simply don’t have the time.
Using specialist worldwide contacts and knowledge, I have helped source a wide variety of watches from a 1967 Rolex Submariner to a rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus.
The procedure for sourcing is very straightforward:
- Tell me what you’re looking for, whether you know the exact watch or just the elements that are important to you such as year, material, brand, model, along with an idea of your budget.
- It is also helpful if you say why you are looking for a specific watch, i.e. investment, gift etc.
- Depending on the type of watch you’re looking for, we agree a source and acquisition commission, typically between 5 – 10% of the purchase price. You do not pay anything unless I successfully find and help you buy your perfect piece.
- Next I’ll find some options for you to consider on a completely obligation free basis.
- When I have a few suggestions I’ll send the details by email and if there’s something that you like we then agree in writing, the elements that are important to you and the final specification.
- If you’re completely satisfied that the watch fits your requirements, then if required, I will negotiate on your behalf to achieve best price and arrange for you to purchase the watch directly from the source at the agreed price, monitoring the transaction to completion.
- Once the watch is delivered to you and you confirm that it is as agreed, it is then you pay the agreed commission.