I often receive e-mails from people asking me where to purchase Japanese watches in Singapore. Unfortunately, I don’t always have time to reply them. Here, I would like to list out the shops that I have bought from and in future, I will just refer people to this post.
There are three major places to purchase Japanese watches in Singapore. They are The Bencoolen, Bras Basah Complex (pictured above) and People’s Park Complex. Here are the shops I have patronized (past and present).
K2 Watch Co.
A watchmaker who repairs and services Japanese and Swiss watches. This shop also carries Seiko watches (mainly Seiko divers, Presage and Seiko 5 models) from the distributor as well as from parallel importer. I have been getting my Seiko watches here in recent years. Besides watches, K2 has a wide range of affordable leather straps and NATO straps.
Location: 845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex, #03-K1, Singapore 400845
This is another shop that I frequent. As you can see in the picture, Twinkle is a authorized Citizen dealer. You can find a wide range of Citizen watches including eco-drive and automatic models. Twinkle is also a Seiko and Casio dealer. For Seiko, you will find Seiko Presage, Seiko 5 and plenty of Seiko divers here. For Casio, they have G-Shock, Baby G and other quartz models.
Location: 1 Park Road, People’s Park Complex #02-33, Singapore 059108
Wins United Watches
This shop is located in The Bencoolen. Here you will find Seiko, Citizen, Orient (including Orient Star) and Casio/G-Shock watches. I have purchased two Frogmans from here. They are the biggest G-Shock dealer in The Bencoolen.
Location: 180 Bencoolen Street, The Bencoolen #01-37, Singapore 189646
H2 Hub (Parkway Parade)
This shop is near my workplace and has a good range of Seiko watches including Sportura and Premier models. You can also find Citizen and Casio/G-Shock watches here. I got my G-Shock’s from here as well.
Location: 80 Marine Parade, Parkway Parade #B-101, Singapore 449269
Update: This H2 Hub outlet has ceased operation on 30th April 2014.
All Watches (Chinatown Point)
All Watches carries entry level and mid tier Swiss watches such as Ball, Rado, Longines, Oris and Tudor. I bought an Oris and a Tudor from here. Like most luxury watch boutiques, you need to have a good purchase history with them in order to get better discount.
Location: 133 New Bridge Road, #01-21, Chinatown Point. Singapore 059413
Prestige Time/Kwang Guan Watch and Pen
These two shops are located at Bras Basah Complex and are owned by the same owners. I bought most of my Seiko and Citizen watches here when I started collecting watches many years ago. You will find a good range of Seiko, Citizen, Orient and Casio/G-Shock watches here. They only carry watches that are distributed by the authorized distributors.
Location: Block 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex #01-25 (and #01-37), Singapore 180231
Big Time is the exclusive distributor of Orient watches in Singapore. This shop also carries JDM Seiko’s that are imported from Japan. Big Time is known for their friendliness. Most of the time, you will be served with water or coffee while you are trying out the watches. These days I hardly go to Big Time because I have totally stopped collecting Orient watches.
Location: 1 Commonwealth Lane, One Commonwealth, #03 -24. Singapore 149544
Other shops I have bought from:
Bought a Seiko Kinetic from here many years. Service was excellent and price okay. They carry Seiko, Alba and Citizen watches from the respective distributors. No parallel imported watches in this shop.
Location: 3 Coleman Street, #01-24, Peninsula Shopping Centre. Singapore 179804
This is a huge Indian departmental store. Bought Seiko watches here many years ago. This place carries Japanese watches from authorized distributor as well as parallel imported sources. I believe you will find full range of local market models and models from other markets here.
Location: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
King Wah Watch and Pen
Bought Seiko watches from here in the early to mid 2000s. Price was good and payment was cash only. Owner did not like to entertain people who go there to try on the watches. This shop used to be located in Peninsula Plaza but has to has shifted to Peninsula Shopping Centre across the street. I have not been to the new shop. (Update on 18th Dec 2014: This shop has ceased operation)
Location: 3 Coleman Street, #01-03, Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore 179804