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We are a privately owned family-run company based in the New Forest National Park, within the coastal market town of Lymington, Hampshire.

Watches of Distinction sells watches Worldwide – having an extensive client base of new and repeat customers, including many well-known celebrities of music, television and film.

Giles’ Waite’s passion for watches has seen him establish an unsurpassed reputation over a 40 year period, solely devoted to a high-quality professional trade in watches including Rolex, Omega, Cartier and Breitling.

We specialize in sourcing and retailing new, pre-owned, rare and prestigious wrist watches from the world’s leading manufacturers including Rolex, Omega, Franck Muller, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe.

Giles’ extensive knowledge of watches has been sought for National and International magazine articles and through the media of Television. He is frequently commissioned to forensically examine watches to authenticate their provenance.

Building upon his well-known reputation Giles has brought his son Harry into the business and Harry is now establishing himself as a second generation expert in the world of watches. This is not a game that is learnt quickly and requires “time in the saddle.” Working together Giles and Harry embed the reputation and assure the longevity of this established business. Giles’ wife Eli enjoys an excellent reputation for her beautiful and specialist jewellery shown within this website. Ignoring the ordinary and specialising in jewellery that gives its new owner a feeling of “unique and special” adds to the delivery of this fabulous offering. This family business never stands still and always aims to ensure that clients whether for watches or jewellery, leave satisfied and happy with their purchases.

Giles other passions are motorbikes and motor bike racing, being a former racer, he now supports many riders in the British Superbike championships including current champion Tarran MacKenzie One of Giles’ many inspirations included his idol of the 1970s – two times World Motorcycle champion Barry Sheene who often wore Omega and Rolex watches .

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