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8 Best Pre-owned & Vintage Watch Stores in Melbourne

Pre-owned and vintage watch stores are all the rage at the moment, and unsurprisingly, Melbourne is catching on to the trend. These days, it’s not all about having just the best watch on the market, but about finding timeless, rare pieces of history that you can wear on your very own wrist. With an increasing variety of stores in Melbourne selling vintage and pre-owned watches, your shot at finding the best of the selection available is becoming more and more likely, but you need to know where to go. So, we have roamed the streets of Melbourne to find the best pre-owned and vintage watch stores in Melbourne and here is what we found.

swiss emporium vintage watch stores

1. Swiss Emporium

Not just a watch store, Swiss Emporium offers a diverse collection of luxury pre-owned watches and a carefully selected modern range as well. The team at Swiss are experts in their craft and will help you through the watch buying experience. They also offer selling, trading and consigning services to help you with your watch collection. If you’re not quite sure what you’re after, this is a good place to start!

Located in: St. Collins Lane
Address: Shop RG 14, 260 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9650 7062

Swiss Emporium

david east jewellers and watch repairers vintage watch store

2. David East Jewellers and Watch Repairers

A premium source of second-hand watches and jewellery, David East has over 65 years of experience in the craft. David East has long been regarded as Melbourne’s most highly recognised watch repairer. All watch repairs include restoration, polishing and replating. This means that at David East you are guaranteed to find premium vintage watches that have been restored to the very best quality.

Address: Level 5, Suite 503/227 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9am-4:30pm, Fri: 9am-3pm
Phone: (03) 9654 6333

David East Jewellers

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a watch in time vintage watch store

3. A Watch in Time

Specialising in repairing and reselling pre-owned watches, A Watch in Time has a strong online presence which makes it a trusted, accessible option for those looking for quality pre-owned and vintage watches. The team here have been trading for over 25 years, earning a reputation as one of the leading watch resellers in Australia. A Watch in Time is a member of the ‘Watch & Clockmakers of Australia’, so you’ll be sure to find something rare and exclusive.

Address: 145 Canterbury Rd, Heathmont VIC 3135
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9879 6077

A Watch in Time

watch collector co vintage watch store

4. Watch Collector Co.

University dropout turn watch extraordinaire, Michael Chylinski has grown a flourishing watch business that is much-loved around Melbourne and the rest of Australia. The store specialises in expert case re-finishing on various watch brands such as Cartier and Panerai. You know this store can be trusted- Chylinski was used exclusively for several years by the majority of Melbourne’s second-hand watch trade, refinishing hundreds of watches to perfection. Quality beyond compare, the Watch Collector Co. is one of the best watch stores in Melbourne.

Service options: In-store shopping · Curbside pickup · Delivery
Address: Level 1/22 McKillop St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:30am-4pm
Phone: 1300 858 960

Watch Collector Co.

the watch culture vintage watch store

5. The Watch Culture

A proudly family-owned business since 1988, The Watch Culture has a stunning, vast array of pre-owned luxury watches. Their collection of watches are hand-selected by an expert team, ensuring authenticity and high quality. Their collections are not only great at first glance, but the staff’s knowledge of watches and watchmaking skills boost it to new heights. The team at The Watch Culture also provide professional servicing and repairs.

Located in: Chadstone – The Fashion Capital
Address: 1341 Dandenong Road, Level 2, UL40, Suite 47 Waterman Business Centre, Chadstone VIC 3148
Phone: (03) 8564 8126

The Watch Culture

european watch gallery vintage watch store

With a passion for vintage and collectable timepieces, the European Watch Gallery is highly regarded as one of the best dealers in high-grade timepieces in Australia. Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, it’s easy to find and their collection of watches and their service is second to none. Growing from small roots in Melbourne, the store now trades globally.

Service options: In-store shopping · In-store pick-up
Address: 83 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9650 1511

European Watch Gallery

the watch gallery vintage watch store

The Watch Gallery offers the finest pre-loved timepieces on offer, from the most iconic and highest quality brands. Whilst prices here are competitive, it’s worth it for the original condition that the watches come. You can purchase these watches in Australia and worldwide. So, if you’re on the hunt for the watch your grandpa used to wear that you’ve always dreamt about, a look at what’s on offer at the Watch Gallery is your best bet.

Service options: In-store shopping · In-store pick-up
Address: 337 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:30am-3:30pm, Sat: 11am-2pm
Phone: (03) 9670 4233

The Watch Gallery vintage watch store


The team at Watch Time specialise in high grade, modern, vintage and pre-owned watches. Better yet, their main selling point is through their online store, so you don’t even have to move off your couch to get your hands on a fine, vintage watch. In addition to vintage and pre-owned watches, they also buy and sell all sorts of vintage jewellery. If you prefer to look at watches in the flesh, their showroom is located in the middle of the Melbourne CBD.

Service options: In-store shopping · Curbside pickup · Delivery
Address: 22 Russell Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:30am-4pm
Phone: (03) 9650 3936

Watch Time

General FAQs

Where can you buy a second-hand Rolex in Melbourne? stocks an excellent selection of second-hand Rolex watches.

What is a good vintage watch dealer in Melbourne?

The Watch Gallery is one of the best vintage watch dealers in Melbourne.

Where can you buy authentic second-hand watches in Melbourne?

The Watch Culture has the best selection of watches if you're looking for authentic, second-hand watches.