With a combined experience of over 50 years in the watch industry, it was a natural fit for friends and collectors, Jonathan Scatchard and Guy Nelson-Bolton to join forces and form the company, Investing in Time Limited.
Jonathan’s passion for Heuer watches is enhanced by Guy’s fascination and deep knowledge of Omega and its history. As prices continue to soar, the word ‘investment’ is a legitimate word to use when previously, ‘collecting’ would have been widely used to describe the interest in vintage watches.
For this reason, it is essential to spend wisely, secure in the knowledge that experienced dealers are able to offer both expertise and professional guarantees. These qualities are of huge importance to both Jonathan and Guy and they are only too happy to guide and advise potential investors.
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Jonathan has worked with a multitude of brands over the years and is well-respected in the watch industry. Jonathan is renowned for his coordination of the very first Heuer-themed auction with Sotheby’s, alongside the former Managing Director of Tag Heuer (UK), Neil Duckworth. He is also recognised internationally for setting up the first Heuer website – www.vintageheuer.com
Jonathan is also the highly acclaimed author of the Miller’s Guide to Wristwatches, How to Compare and Value”, in addition to being a regular contributor to QP Magazine, International Wristwatch, Classic and Sports Car and BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
“Having struggled in the past to find a buyer to pay £450 for a new, old stock Heuer Monaco, to now see such pieces achieve figures in their tens of thousands, re-affirms the endless investment opportunities, something which never fails to excite me.”
“I have a huge list but my fondness for the original 1960s Carrera is too hard to match.”
Guy has an extensive knowledge and passion for both vintage and modern watches, specialising in Omega, Rolex and Breitling. He has built a large and extremely loyal following and is an important influence on vintageheuer’s sister site www.vintagewatchshop.com, a showcase for many quality vintage watches by other brands.
“I enjoy meeting like-minded people who never cease to inspire me and in this business, there is constantly scope to learn more.”
“It is an absolute ‘no-brainer’ for me – the Omega Speedmaster in all of its forms. A timeless design from 1957, steeped in history from its selection by NASA to be the first watch worn on the moon during Apollo 11, which remains to be one of the best horology stories ever.”
Following meeting George Bamford in 2000 when I had my original collection including lots of “new old stock”, we have continued discussing watches we love over the years. I was delighted when his company, Bamford Watch Department, became the official customisation house for LVMH brands Zenith, BVLGARI and TAG Heuer last year. The TAG Heuer Monaco “The Dark Lord” has always eluded me and indeed over the years, I have twice missed out on owning one of these beautiful rare watches. Recently George suggested that we should come up with a design which was special to me with all that is vintage and could also add the “twist” that Bamford Watch Department is infamous for. It seemed like the perfect opportunity and with BWD’s expertise, the Monaco proved to be a perfect watch to work on. We changed the red to orange as black and orange has always been my favourite colour combination. George and his team added the perfect twist by adding chequered flag elements which feature on the hard to find original boxes. This one off piece is available for £8,500.read more
In 2000 FHM magazine ran a series of articles about unusual collections and collectors. They contacted myself because for some time, while working in a retail jewellers, I decided to look for and collect Heuer watches. Nobody displayed the slightest bit of interest in what were then dismissed as “second hand Tags”; I thought it was crazy that a 2447S Carrera would only sell for £250 so I collected any that came my way. After the article I was contacted by Neil Duckworth, managing director of Tag Heuer, who had been with the brand before the Tag takeover and therefore had quite a collection of unsold Heuer watches in his arsenal. We decided to offer both collections for sale through Sotheby’s online which in those times was a very new format of selling. The interest and publicity and success of the sale indicated that there was a greater appreciation for these fabulous old timepieces than I had first anticipated; thus inspiring the creation of vintageheuer.com which I launched 3 years later. I could never have predicted the heights at which prices have sky-rocketed to today and have no doubt that they will continue to rise. What a long way we have come in such a short time. Enclosed is a link to the press release for the original auction quoting average prices of $600 but Monacos were expected to reach $1500! file:///C:/Users/Jonathan/Desktop/heuer%20auction%202000.pdfread more
By Andy A on 30/10/17 in: Latest News
Many thanks to the Barclays Center in New York for choosing one of our lovely vintage Heuer’s to present to Ed Sheeran as a momento of his performance on the 31 May.read more