Last updateTue, 19 Jun 2018 9pm

Former retailers finding success with wholesale company


TimeInvestor offers high quality, pre-owned Rolex watches

When two retailers decided to combine their extensive jewelry knowledge and decades of experience to create a wholesale business they chose to focus on the area they knew best: watches - specifically pre-owned Rolex watches. Selling their store in 2007, Paul and Cristy Hughes officially came around to the other side of the counter when they opened the doors to TimeInvestor that same year.

“The day after we sold our store we bought Watch Investor - a wholesale watch supplier since 1978 - and we opened TimeInvestor,” says Paul. “I’d admired the way they did business and they were the first ones I’d call when my retail customers requested a pre-owned Rolex or custom accessory. We formed a personal and professional bond with them which is why I was the first person to call them when I heard they were retiring.”

With the purchase of Watch Investor, Paul and Cristy hit the ground running with an existing client base. But it has been their commitment to an extremely high quality of merchandise that has made them stand out. All of their watches are professionally serviced and refurbished to ensure confidence during any presentation.

“We are very particular about the condition of the pre-owned watches we buy,” states Cristy, “We make sure the watch is up to our standards.”

TimeInvestor employs watchmakers that are American Watch and Clock Institute trained. They are highly qualified and carry the most recent certifications. The result is a meticulously refurbished piece both inside and out that comes with a one-year warranty.

But, perhaps one of the strongest attributes of the team at TimeInvestor is their willingness to share their extensive knowledge and experience, regardless of whether you’re a current client or not.

“We really are extremely information oriented,” states Paul. “We help with appraisals, and pass along our knowledge and product information as well as assisting in liquidation of Rolex watches. We’ve been on the other side of the counter, so we are particularly sensitive to what retailers need. We work with the best interest of the jeweler in mind.”

Be sure to check out TimeInvestor’s website at www.timeinvestor.com or give them a call at 800-831-0082.