Developed a keen interest in collecting with a particular bias towards cars & mechanical watches from a young age. His passion was further fuelled whilst working as an banker in Geneva during the 1990s leading him him to focus specifically on vintage watches produced by the leading Swiss watch manufacturers of the 1950s to 1990s. In 2003 he put the knowledge he had gained to use & followed his passion by launching ‘The London Watch Company’ specialising in building collections of exceptional vintage “investment grade” sports watches for private clients.
Having developed an extensive knowledge in the ‘art of collecting’, he is recognised as a leading authority on the nuances of vintage Rolex sports watches, specifically those issued for use in the dive exploration industry & by the UK Special Forces. Described by UK based curators ‘Vintage Seekers’ as ‘London’s leading vintage Rolex expert’, he has provided regular consultation, advice & catalogue contributions to various international auction houses in the sale of collectable vintage watches.
This unique background has provided him with not only an understanding & appreciation of the very specific requirements of his clients, but an expert eye for the details that are essential to buying or selling the finest ‘investment grade’ vintage timepieces.
Vintage DB is owned & managed by Time Management International, a UK based limited company located in Mayfair, London, UK. (Company number 9966906. VAT number 237129510)
Vintage DB are international specialists in rare & exceptional vintage watches, with a particular bias towards vintage Rolex sports models.
Originally founded as ‘The London Watch Company’ by watch collector, expert & dealer Daniel Bourn in 2003, then later re-branded as ‘Vintage DB’ in 2009, we have over 20 years combined vintage watch experience. Our extensive knowledge & expertise enables us to source the most exceptional vintage watches for collectors worldwide.
Our service extends far beyond your initial purchase or sale; we aim to forge long term relationships with our clients, offering advice & assistance relating to all aspects of vintage watch collecting. You don’t have to be the expert. You can rely on us to us provide you with impartial advice & expertise. Please click here for a full list & explanation of our services.
We are extensive buyers of exceptional vintage watches, paying the highest rates for the finest examples, with premiums for original owner watches or box & papers. Should you wish to obtain a valuation with a view to selling or trading your vintage watch, please do not hesitate to contact us via any of the methods listed here.