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什么是Watchbox?

WatchBox™ 是豪华二手钟表的全球目的地,提供专业策划的豪华二手手表待售,个性化客户服务,教育机会和精明的编辑内容。由技术辅助的便利性推动。

为适应当今互联消费者的需求,WatchBox践行着一大原则:顾客的时间是最宝贵的,而价格透明度则是赢得信赖的必要条件。我们团队的140位伙伴都是业内最富热忱的专业人士。他们熟知历史表款,并对藏品的细微差别以及二级市场的动向了若指掌。在WatchBox专家团队的引领下,您可以在腕表的世界中尽情徜徉。

我们建立了灵活的服务体系,以便爲收藏家们提供有力支持。而凭借庞大丶精确的市场数据库,个人客户与我们进行的购买丶出售和置换交易也能得到保障。这与日俱增的知识确保你在买卖钟表或交换藏品时,交易商品的真确性及价值,并获得专业意见。这一点我们很清楚,因为我们也热爱钟表。

我们诚邀你透过我们的网站丶APP应用来探索Watchbox;致电或亲身到访我们位於香港和美国的展览室来了解更多。这仅仅是开始- 重新定义奢华购物体验。

Watchbox是Govberg的行政总裁 Danny Govberg;先施钟表的前东主郑廉威;以及投资企业家Justin Reis的划时代创新结晶。这合作将钟表界的体验丶创新科技丶精密的数据系统和营销丶财务实力和商业头脑聚合锐变成数十亿的二手名贵腕表市场。

我们的创始人

郑廉威(Tay Liam Wee) 主席 郑廉威被公认为是锺表业最具活力的企业家之一。他帮助将先施表行从传统的家族企业转变为泛亚洲奢侈手表机构,并於2012年在新加坡和香港上市销售。WatchBox的崛起见证了郑廉威脱离了退休生活重新投入钟表业并把WatchBox打造成全球中古表业街的翘楚。Danny和郑廉威是相识已久的朋友,两人此次合作代表了两大全球手表市场的统一。
Danny Govberg 首席执行官,联合创办人 Danny是当代钟表业的先锋力量。他对手表和技术的远见和永不满足的热情促使Govberg从一家位于费城的零售店发展成为世界顶级授权经销商之一,无论是新款和二手钟表。 Danny很久以前就意识到,销售新款手表只是支持手表收藏家生活的一种方式,并启动了一项技术前沿的二手战略,激发了WatchBox的发展。
Justin Reis 联合创办人 Justin Reis是一位经验丰富的投资者和各行各业的企业家。他在与企业和管理团队合作并将业务营运、模式扩展到全球水平方面拥有丰富的经验。他在亚洲私募股权投资方面的20多年经验对于扩展WatchBox的亚洲分部至关重要。

我们的任务

全球钟表业的先锋变革。

WatchBox是领先的电子商务平台,用于购买,销售和交易二手豪华时计,包括技术,数据,透明度和创新。

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Posted 11/18/18 The Washington Post: Time to get a watch? What to know about buying preowned Luxury watches have long been a symbol of the wealthy. That’s changing thanks to a booming trade in preowned luxury watches, driven by a growing number of specialized retailers. Established luxury watchmakers and dealers are also getting into the trade. Read More

Posted 11/18/18 The New York Times: Watch Geeks Drive Booming Trade in Preowned Pieces Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy. Read More

Posted 11/9/18 Robb Report: WatchBox Acquires Watch Valuation App Chronofy Pre-owned watch e-tailer WatchBox is expanding. Having just opened their new Swiss headquarters in Neuchâtel last month—which is home to their corporate offices, a trading floor for clients to buy and sell watches, a lounge, and a content studio—the company has just announced its acquisition of Chronofy Read More

Posted 09/27/18 Watch Pro: Secondary watch specialist Watchbox sets foot in European market Following the success of its US and Hong Kong divisions, the global e-commerce platform is hoping to use the Swiss branch to heighten its global commitment. Read More

Posted 09/26/18 Monochrome: Patrik Hoffmann from WatchBox Europe WatchBox. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs and market-makers Danny Govberg (of US-based watch/jewels retailer Govberg Jewelers) and Tay Liam Wee (Asia-based retailer Sincere Watches), WatchBox is today opening its European Offices in Switzerland. Read More

Posted 09/26/18 Luxury Daily: WatchBox Expands into Switzerland with headquarters Pre-owned timepiece ecommerce platform WatchBox is growing its global footprint with the opening of its third physical location in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Read More

Posted 09/21/18 Watchonista: The Grey Market Is Dead! Long Live Certified Pre-Owned! In a recent feature on Watchonista, Benjamin Teisseire – along with Georges Kern, François-Paul Journe, WatchBox’s Patrik Hoffmann and others – discusses the growth, challenges and opportunities within the pre-owned market. Read More

Posted 08/18/18 Monocle Singaporean businessman Tay Liam Wee launched Watchbox in 2017. Partnered with US watch retailer Govberg, the online trading platform for luxury second-hand timepieces chose Hong Kong earlier this year to open its first offline showroom. Read More

Posted 8/4/18 South China Morning Post: Justin Reis, co-founder and director of WatchBox, has changed careers but still brings the same of attention to detail to the job Success in one field affords the chance to step back, recalibrate and strike out in a new direction, and that’s exactly what Justin Reis did after deciding to move on from the finance sector. Read More

Posted 7/24/18 Forbes: Luxury Watch Veteran Upends market with Pre- Owned Timepieces Singaporean Tay Liam Wee is a member of the global luxury watch elite—his father Boo Jiang founded Sincere Watch, one of Singapore's largest watch retailers, in 1954. So how does Tay, 59, build on that legacy? Surprisingly, in used watches, with online and offline retailer WatchBox, which sells only pre-owned timepieces. Read More

Posted 5/6/18 Watches by SJX: Why are Watchmakers Entering the Secondary Market: The gamekeepers turn poachers Richemont’s recent surprise announcement that was taking over London-based pre-owned retailer Watchfinder is the latest in major developments taking place in the secondary market for watches over the last six months.
First came in the news in November 2017 that Hong Kong-based Watchbox had raised US$100m to fund expansion, with an eye on the goal of achieving US$200m in pre-owned watch sales in 2018.
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Posted 4/24/18 Ming Pao Watch News﹕二手名表交易平台香港登場 【明報專訊】瑞士大型表展Baselworld剛於上周完結,但真正的表迷除了愛看新表,其實更鍾情於舊有的經典款式。鐘表拍賣會、二手店,一直也有不少捧場客。最近香港WatchBox平台正式成立,提供另一種二手腕表/舊表的買賣渠道。 Read More

Posted 04/23/18 Alpha Men Asia: Time for Vintage Watches The market for luxury pre-owned watches is increasing exponentially in Asia. Grace Brewer discusses watch trends and how to start a collection with Samuel Lee, Asia- Pacific director at WatchBox, a leading online platform for pre-owned watch trading that recently opened its first boutique in Hong Kong. Read More

Posted 4/18/18 The Wall Street Journal: The Expert's Guide to Buying a Used Timepiece A host of emerging online marketplaces have developed secure and trustworthy methods for purchasing a watch online Read More

Posted 4/16/18 Robb Report: Buy, Sell And Trade Authenticated Timepieces On Watchbox The digital luxury watch platform gives watch collectors a peace of mind by authenticating and reconditioning every timepiece they receive. Read More

Posted 04/13/18 iMoney: 二手名錶有市有價 WatchBox打造舊錶網購平台 當年鄭廉威將家族表行分拆來港上市,現在於美國創立的新事業要擴展至亞洲,同樣選擇了香港。翻看他過去的訪問,曾說過一句話︰「做生意要跟機會走。」自從退出家族生意後,他全身投入為這傳統行業尋覓新路,創立二手名錶網上交易平台WatchBox,主要是交易八十、九十年代製造的瑞士名錶,「現在幾乎所有人買東西前,都會先在網上搜集資料,所以做生意不能再坐在店舖內,等候客人入來。 Read More

Posted 4/7/18 The Hollywood Reporter: How to Make Money on Watch Investing Tim Mosso, media director of pre-owned seller WatchBox, sees a rosy future for Audemars' $34,800 Royal Oak Extra Thin (Ref. 15202IP), which is limited to 250 pieces and has a blue dial in a titanium and platinum case. "Clear winners have emerged in the form of new watches most likely to spawn dealer waitlists, strong secondary market demand, and potential "long-term value retention," says Mosso. Read More

Posted 3/23/18 Luxury Daily: WatchBox looks for growth in editorial integration Online watch shop WatchBox is looking to expand the market for pre-owned watches by investing into editorial content. Read More

Posted 03/23/18 The New York Times: Lights! Camera! Lots of Watch Action! In the luxury watch trade, video’s the thing.

From slickly produced segments that take viewers on vicarious journeys through Switzerland to single-take product reviews live-streamed from trade shows like the Baselworld fair this week, videos aimed at watch buyers and fans have flooded the internet — and their popularity is skyrocketing.
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Posted 03/23/18 The New York Times: The Watch Magazine Revolution Introduces Online Sales As the print magazine industry continues its struggle to survive, the watch publisher Revolution is sprouting an e-commerce arm, partnering with the new e-commerce platform WatchBox to sell pre-owned timepieces and, separately, selling new limited-edition models by 10 brands, including Tag Heuer, IWC Schaffhausen and Hublot. Read More

Posted 03/20/18 WatchPro: Pre-Owned watch market could be worth half a trillion dollars says WatchBox There could be up to $500 billion worth of luxury watches that could be sold on the secondary market, says Tay Liam Wee co-founder of WatchBox.

In an interview with Squawk Box on CNBC Asia, Tay Liam Wee, co-founder and chairman of WatchBox, discussed his beliefs around the pre-owned watch market and how he and Danny Govberg see it overtaking the new watch market
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Posted 03/16/18 The Business Times: More luxe brands going for big time in resale One estimate puts the size of the pre-owned market at US$5 billion annually. While that's a fraction of the market for new watches, which consulting firm Bain & Co calculated to be US$46 billion, it's one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry Read More

Posted 03/15/18 CNBC: A closer look at the value of the luxury watch market There's possibly up to $500 billion worth of luxury watches in the market, says Tay Liam Wee of WatchBox. Read More

Posted 03/02/18 WatchTime: WatchTime Editor-in-chief drops by WatchBox Studios Earlier this week, WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger took a trip down to Philadelphia to visit WatchBox Studios, a popular YouTube channel run by the horological pundit Tim Mosso. Read More

Posted 02/17/18 Bloomberg: Trade In a Luxury Watch Like a BMW: It’s a Booming Business Luxury watch seller Danny Govberg is very busy these days with his Philadelphia-based company, even when he’s selling fewer new timepieces than he used to. Read More

Posted 01/28/18 South China Morning Post: Pre-owned luxury watch market in Hong Kong grows slowly, but WatchBox hopes its time has come The market for new watches remains strong, but Hong Kong has had a lukewarm relationship with pre-owned timepieces. American “re-commerce” online retailer WatchBox is the latest company hoping to tap into the city’s lust for luxury watches, as well as a more buoyant environment for luxury goods, to change the image of pre-owned watches. Read More

Posted 01/25/18 Buro 24/7: 4 Great Things Happening in Luxury Watchmaking More transparent product information and a more vibrant pre-owned market Read More

Posted 01/23/18 South China Morning Post: Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s ‘watch hub’ draws luxury pre-owned trading platform Watchbox Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s watch hub made it a natural choice for the co-location of Watchbox, a US based e-commerce platform focused on pre-owned luxury watches, backed by venture capital from Singapore, according to its founders. Read More

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