Welcome to the first post in what I expect to be a long and glorious period of commentary about watches. I have been in the watch business as an e-tailer since 2000. My business partner and I have watched our business grow from the VERY modest beginnings of literally boxing watches up on our bed and running them to the post office to peaking out in a very small parallel to the growth curve of Amazon.com with retail sales of around $1,000,000.00 for a couple of years in a row. After that, the online watch business became very competitive. And why shouldn’t it? Watches are really the perfect item to sell online. They are small, lightweight for the most part (and so are easy and inexpensive to ship), and “back in the day” they had pretty good profit in them.
Since then, however, the profit all but gone. There are so many players in the online watch game now that you can really only make money on volume. But we’re not giving up. We still love watches and this blog is an effort to come at this thing from a different angle. My business is called Great Timing. Our presence is primarily on Amazon.com, although we also compete in other sales channels. Today, I’m hoping you’ll click the affiliate link at the end of this article and have a look around our Amazon store. We carry several lines and I think we have something for just about everyone. I can remember going to trade shows and agonizing over what lines to take on and ultimately telling my partner that there was a seat for every butt in the watch biz. LOL! It’s hard to know what will sell and what won’t.
We’ve got sport watches, dive watches, fashion watches, surf watches, a few pairs of sunglasses (and I mean like 3, ok?), and a few jewelry items as well. So come on over and take a gander. I realize this first post isn’t loaded with substance and is more or less just a blatant request to come and spend your money, but it’ll get better. I promise! Here’s the link: