Going forward we'll continue to serve watch enthusiasts all over the world but from February 2019 we'll do it from our new base in Sweden.
Christine and I are Swedish. In the past 10 years we've moved around in the world. Now it's time for us to settle for good and we've decided to do this in our home country Sweden. It will not make much difference for most of you because we're mostly an online business anyway.
Regrettably we won't be able to facilitate viewings in Ealing anymore but on the other hand we'll be able to do it in our new hometown Gothenburg.
For our European customers this may bring some peace of mind because we'll definitely be within the customs union regardless of what happens post-Brexit.
We'll have reason to adjust our shipping rates a little bit but don't expect a major change.
We're currently testing out a multi-currency checkout which will be launched in time for our move.
Below is a press release that announces our move.
Arlington Watches Relocates from the United Kingdom to Sweden
London based online shop for pre-owned modern and vintage watches Arlington Watches is moving its administration and operations to Gothenburg, Sweden early next year.
For owners Christine and Henrik Ljunglöf, both citizens of Sweden, the move is primarily motivated by personal circumstances, although a looming Brexit has had some influence on their decision to leave the United Kingdom.
Going forward, the United Kingdom will continue to be one of the primary markets for the company to source watches, parts, and services and to sell their second hand timepieces. But with the move, Arlington Watches will naturally consolidate its position in Europe and focus on international growth.
Henrik Ljunglöf explains:
“We love the UK as a place to live and particularly appreciate the flourishing watch community here. At the same time, the EU is a major market for us, and by locating ourselves in Sweden, an EU member state, we can guarantee that any changes to the UK/EU trade relations won’t affect our European customers. We sincerely hope that post Brexit, we’ll be able and without too much change to continue to serve our fellow watch enthusiasts here in the UK too.”
Arlington Watches is an online shop offering a curated selection of pre-owned modern and vintage fine watches for worldwide delivery with exceptional customer service.
Further details about the move will be published at arlingtonwatches.com