Swiss Watch Explorer [beta]

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Faktor Zeit

The key thing about Faktor Zeit, in the Zurich old town, is that it was founded and is run by 2 watchmakers: Julian Kägi and Sean Fuchs. People come in as much to browse watches on sale as they do to bring in a timepiece for a service. This creates a unique atmosphere of "deep watchmaking", and adds a sense of trust, and authenticity, to the purchase experience. 

While the Kägi and Fuchs are passionate about watches from the 1930s to the 1960s, the offering is much broader, and includes the usual suspects of high end pre-owned watches. Prices are reasonable, especially considering the location (Zurich is typically very expensive, anything from pizzas to watches). As you can tell on social media, customers have been raving about the quality of service. 

What you will find: a balanced, even eclectic selection of brands (Rolex, Omega, JLC, Patek Philippe, Certina, Longines, Vacheron Constantin), with a great mix of truly vintage and more recent pre-owned pieces. 

Price range: very broad, from 3 to 5 digits. 

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SWE Rating: Excellent


Where In Gassen 6 - 8001 Zurich (Google Maps)

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