Melbourne might be all about coffee and culture, but it’s also got some superb watches to cover the carpus. This is why we’ve rounded up a list of the 12 Best Watch Shops in Melbourne and throughout the CBD. You can’t miss with Swiss and boy does Melbourne provide, some of Australia’s premium shops to buy watches that never disappoint.
Whether you’re looking for brand new, pre-owned or Vintage watches the Victorian capital is sure to have you covered from head to, well, wrist…mainly wrist.
1. Watches of Switzerland
A familiar and trusted distributor when it comes to luxury watches, The Melbourne watch store provides shoppers with a service that showcases just exactly why this brand has been around for over 20 years. Carrying such beautiful timepieces from Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC and the exclusive Australian dealer of A Lange and Söhne. In addition to providing the aforementioned timepieces, Watches of Switzerland also provide an after-sales service to ensure the durability of their prized products.
Address: 294 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9671 3388
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
A list of the best watch shops Melbourne has to offer would not be complete without Kennedy. Many of the world’s finest brands are provided by this boutique, as well as a driven commitment for excellence in customer service. For over 40 years the shop has offered its amenities to many an esteemed clientele. Offering a wide array of products at the Melbourne shop ranging from jewelry to accessories, its watches are the main draw.
Address: Crown Casino, Shop 17, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: (03) 9686 7900
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm
Forever in the hearts of many a horologist, a fine Swiss timepiece is never unappreciated. Appreciation for quality, style and craftsmanship is the best way to describe Monards. With over 20 years of experience, the Monards’ team knows their clients, and how to serve them with the utmost attention to detail. Remaining family-owned in that time and still managed by its founder, Patricia Chiu, over 20 brands such as Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet and Piaget are offered at the Melbourne store.
Address: 7/101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9650 9288
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-5:30pm, Fri 10am-6:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm
4. 8th Avenue Watches Co.
As Australia’s largest retailer of independent Swiss Watches, 8th Avenue Watches Co. offers a wide array of products, their one stipulation, it must be of the utmost quality. Located in The Emporium Shopping Centre, This Melbourne watch store states that people are beginning to appreciate that a watch is far more than an object that tells the time; there is heritage and history involved in owning a watch. That for certain is the truth.
Address: Shop G-006 (Ground Floor), Emporium Melbourne, 269-273 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9639 6175
5. The Hour Glass
The Hour Glass has strived to provide impeccable service alongside equally impressive products. The Hour Glass has a marvelous mission, to become the world’s premier watch shop, while also bringing together watch connoisseurs from all over the globe to share in a passion for watches. Representing over 50 brands, The Hour Glass might be the best watch shop Melbourne has to offer. The Hour Glass is located on Collins Street and offers tailored consultation to all discerning customers.
Address: 257 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9650 6988
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Through hard work and steadfast attention to detail, quality and honesty, Watchtime has become not only one of Melbourne’s but also one of Australia’s most trusted resellers of fine watches. For over 25 years Watchtime has been trading in pre-owned as well as new watches specialising in high-grade modern and vintage watches. The watch shop, located at Melbourne’s magnificent Block Arcade, the store’s service-centre is run by a qualified watchmaker and we also have a highly experienced jeweler & watch-case restorer.
Address: Shop 15, The Block Arcade, 100 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9650 3936
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:15am-5pm, Sat 10:15am-3pm
7. Watch Trader
Continuing the reseller theme, Watch Trader has been handling the resale of many pre-loved timepieces for going on 20 years. Located in the heart of Melbourne at the beautiful Carlow House, Watch Trader has a comfortable customer lounge where clients are welcomed to view the watches on offer as well as discuss the resale of their timepieces. The Watch Trader offers some of the finest second-hand watches Melbourne has to offer.
Address: 289 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9654 7171
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
8. European Watch Gallery
Having a reputation as one of Australasia’s premiere dealers in high-grade timepieces, the European Watch Gallery is headed by the company’s founder Mr Shonie Herbath, considered one of the worlds’ pre-eminent authorities in Patek Philippe time pieces and has an extensive knowledge of other high-grade brands. Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, this watch shop certainly lives by its reputation, only to then excel further.
Address: 83 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9650 1511
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
9. The Watch Gallery
The Melbourne CBD Watch market wouldn’t be completed without The Watch Gallery. For years now the Collins Street retailer has delivered the highest quality products with regard to the second-hand watch market. That magic word “pre-loved” (Or is that two words) is at the core of the Watch Gallery’s business, and Melbourne is better for it.
Address: 337 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9670 4233
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-2pm
10. Hardy Brothers
History and Legacy are two words to associate with Hardy Brothers. For many years now the luxury provider has offered only the finest products to the finest clientele. Obtaining a Royal Warrant is no mean feat, and it is an honour that Hardy Brothers brandishes with pride. Offering an extensive range of timepieces from some of the world’s iconic Swiss brands including Omega, Breitling, Baume and Mercier, Ebel, Zenith and Tag Heuer.
Address: 338 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9624 5300
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm
11. Zaeger Diamonds & Watches
Zaeger Diamonds & Watches loyal commitment to its customers is perhaps the best way to describe specifically why this distributor has remained relevant and more importantly revered. Dealing in both the new and pre-owned market, The Melbourne Watch store, located in Collins Street, provides shoppers with the utmost care and reliability. Zaeger Diamonds & Watches is one of the most highly respected watch shops Melbourne has to offer.
Address: Level 6, Suite 617, 220 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 923 437
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-3pm
12. The Watch Collector Co.
Giving up a career in Clinical Dentistry The Watch Collector Co. founder Michael Chylinski turned a passion into a flourishing business. Located in the Melbourne CBD and operating on an appointment-only basis, The Watch Collector Co. provides a fraternity that care and cater for watches at the highest possible level. You can find some of the finest Melbourne watches at The Watch Collector Co.
Address: Level 122, McKillop St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 858 960
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm