About Retro Watch UK / retrowatches.com 

Ian Abbott t/a Retro Watch UK
Ian Abbott Harrogate


At Retro Watch UK we aim for the outlook and professionalism of a large online retailer.
You are however, dealing with an individual who provides a dedicated, friendly service.

When you deal with us you are supporting small business and in turn the local economy and the many small businesses, specialist traders and suppliers that we work with.

Our mission is to source, discover & present rare watches. In an online marketplace now filled with large retailers backed by big investment there is no sense presenting the same brands you find on the high street, so we source either rare vintage original timepieces, brand new imported retro design watches or modern pre-owned watches with box and papers from our trade partners that offer a real bargain.

We guarantee every watch we sell. Not all our listed items are on display so please inquire to availability.


SEIKO Alarm Chrono Japan Quartz Gold Plated Box & Papers 1997 7T32

“Received this morning.   Thanks for the excellent service and rapid delivery.   Easy not to respond, but thank you.   Bought one of these (exactly the same) in 1988 whilst on exchange duties with Strategic Air Command in Omaha. Was looking after the FB 111.   I was delighted to receive the watch.  It certainly brings back many happy memories.   And, that was a long time ago.   Great.   Thanks for all your efforts.”

Ian Derbyshire. UK. March 2016

Universal Geneve Gold Plated Automatic Watch

Universal Geneve Gold Plated Watch

“The watch has arrived and is absolutely beautiful. I am thrilled with it.”
W.S. Pringle – Oakdale California USA. May 2016

“My step-father’s last wish in 2004 was that I wore the Omega automatic watch that he had chosen to keep locked away and unworn when he was alive.
The watch’s sentimental appeal to me was its appearance – the gold casing and gold mesh strap, but it also needed to work as a timepiece if I was to continue wearing it.After numerous, costly failed attempts to get the watch to work for an extended period by various reputable establishments over the last three years, Ian’s watch repairer was able to fit it with a new movement, for a very reasonable charge.
Many thanks to both Ian and his watch repairer for all their efforts and patience, which has enabled me to resume wearing and enjoying it as a functioning watch.”
Philip Hayward, Pannal. May 2016