The Avenue Vintage & Antiques Market this Saturday was a fantastic success in terms of organisation, weather and atmosphere. Admittedly though, from a sales perspective we could have done better, as we left the day with one watch more than we started off with!
The new watch we ended up with at the market is now in our stock, but we will sell it on behalf of a private seller. This antique ladies watch, dating to the 1920’s is made out of 9 carat gold and it still ticks! Probably the smallest watch face you’ve ever seen. Sign up for the Newsletter to find out when it will go live in the shop!
Even without any sales, the market was still worthwhile. Taking part in local events like this and contributing to the community is always rewarding. As relatively new Ealing residents it was good to catch up with our neighbours and make some new friends too. And it was very encouraging to see the widespread interest of watches – there were many friendly faces and inspiring discussions around the stand, about watches and vintage commerce in general.
Most welcome but somewhat ironical - after spending over 6 hours in the sun (shouldn’t complain but it was hot indeed) without selling a single watch – as soon as we closed up, we got our first order that day – online! It just proves our conviction that the vintage watch market is going the same way everything else is going, albeit perhaps at a slower pace – away from Brick & Mortar and into tablets and mobile phones.
That said, there will always be a place for The Local Market and we certainly hope we get a chance to take part again – the next date for The Avenue Vintage & Antiques Market is 29th September.