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ABOUT US

In November 2018, we opened our shop on Cuba St, in the heart of Wellington in New Zealand, and it is now one of the most inviting retail spaces you will find, fully stocked with interesting watches, old and new as well as unique curiosities, and a large selection of quality contemporary art for sale, selected from private collections.

MEET THE TEAM AT FIVE:45

We are Ryan, Mal and Luke, three guys with a love for all things watches.

Founder Mal Brow, comes from a photography and arts background, not to mention a keen watch collector himself, saw there was a gap in the market for this niche business. After finding the perfect space for their shop, he partnered up with Ryan McKenzie, a watch scholar like no other. Watch collectors like their knowledge being tested and Ryan does this in spades. Originally a key member of Partridges, where he was the Rolex brand manager amongst other things. He offers far more than just sales expertise and is paramount to the business success. Luke Calder has also recently joined the team, as Social Media, Marketing and Events Manager, plus taking care of the watch photography which are all key to this business.

 
Come upstairs and you’ll see a great selection of items including handmade leather watch rolls and watch storage boxes, horological literature, beautiful cufflinks, uniquely designed watch movement necklaces, fine hand-forged Japanese knives and hundreds of watches with a mixture between new, preowned and vintage. We are proud to introduce Unimatic, NTH, Boldr, and Military Watch Company (MWC) watches for the first time in New Zealand, we also have a small carefully chosen selection of Tissots and retro Casios.

We are based in the newly refurbished and earth quake strengthened Maguires building on one of New Zealand’s finest streets, Cuba Street, the most vibrant new and retro shopping area in Wellington, surrounded by some of the best cafes, restaurants and art galleries in the Capital. We’ll be here for you from Tuesday to Saturday or anytime by appointment only and open 24/7 through our online shop. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


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