Most of the UK trade and jewellers have either heard of us or dealt with us for many years. We pride ourselves in giving you our unrivalled knowledge, expertise and most importantly my personal attention.

I have been in the watch and jewellery business since I left school aged 16 in 1968. My passion and interest in fine jewellery and old watches by the world's top makers has captivated me ever since and I founded Martin Kaye Watches in 1970.

I established the Classic Watch Company in 1980 and it has grown to be the original and largest dealer of luxury timepieces in the UK. You have seen our advertising campaigns on TV, in the national press, on the radio, on the side of London black taxis or you may even have dealt with us by popping in to our luxury boutique in the Lanes in Brighton.

Watches are a true passion of mine. I purchase Rolex and Patek Philippe watches for my own private collection and have clients and collectors worldwide who are keen to source the finest watches and jewellery. I am regularly relied upon as a consultant and valuer of watches and jewellery from around the world and I can help share my knowledge with you.

Do get in touch and I look forward to welcoming you to the Classic Watch Company to continue your journey whether you are buying a watch for the first time, selling a vintage piece or building your investments in classic watches.

I look forward to meeting you.

  • Thoroughly delighted with the service from The Classic Watch Company. I told Martin I was looking for a new Rolex gold Submariner recently, he acquired one promptly and at a substantial saving off RRP. Many thanks Martin. Danny, London

  • Dear Martin, I received your generous cheque for my old silver Rolex watch today, thank you very much. It's been a pleasure doing business with you, made all the more so by your personal touch and prompt action.
    A man of your word, excellent service.
    Thanks again Noel Wright

  • I can thoroughly recommend Mr Kaye for his courtesy, efficiency and standard of service and his fair offer the more so given that my watch wasn't particularly valuable. Mr Kaye treated me as though the article under discussion was worth many, many thousands of pounds.
    Long may he continue to prosper - he thoroughly merits all good fortune ! David Stevens

  • Thanks Martin for your hospitality at your shop I was delighted with the service. Adam in Horsham

  • I just wanted to say thank you to you & your staff for the memorable experience we had purchasing a Rolex for my daughter in your beautiful shop. Daphne Kibler - Edgware

  • I was delighted to accept £2,500 for my Rolex Submariner; I travelled from London to see you, well worth the trip. Luke – Heathrow

  • Your offer of £3,000 for my Rolex Submariner over the phone was honored when I came to see you. You are a man of your word. Michael

  • My wife and I were impressed with your professionalism and attention you gave to us at your shop in Brighton. John & Laura K

  • Thank you for your time & honesty when purchasing my Breitling Crosswind. Martin S

  • Thank you for your offer of £5,000 for my Patek Philippe which was more than I was offered in London. Malcolm Kiley -Devon

  • It was a pleasure to deal with The Classic Watch Company when selling my father’s old Rolex. You impressed me with your knowledge. Mr Paterson

  • We recently purchased a watch for our son’s 21st. He was over the moon with it and we are telling our friends about you. Thank you. Mr & Mrs Gosling

  • Dear Martin I have been searching for a respected but very competitive Rolex agent for quite a few months now. Not only do you have an excellent refurbished range almost new in appearance,but also access to brand new stock to order. I have been very happy with your prompt service and would be more than happy to recommend you to any prospective clients. Mr Andrew Dell

  • We had a great ‘experience’ with you and the shop so thank you. It’s a dangerous place for someone like me as I love talking watches and buying them ;-) pass on our regards to Martin as well (the owner I think). We have told friends about the shop and what a great experience. It was too along with walking the lanes and having some real professionals to deal with. Mr Welch