Raj Jain, WatchCentre’s founder, is one of the most trusted names in the watch dealing business.
In this interview, read all about how Raj became so interested in luxury wristwatches. Learn how, from being a small child, Raj was influenced by his father’s line of work as a Forex dealer, who regularly bought art, chandeliers, clocks and antiques.
“This influenced me quite a lot. I think of watches as intricate works of art and if well looked after, they can last for hundreds of years. These tiny cases worn on the wrist have gone from time-telling to conquering seas, air and space, which is an amazing achievement and this is what I admire most about watches.”
WatchPro also delves into how Raj began business 37 years ago as a trusted buyer for the royal Maharajas of India, and how he first started trading.
“I would meet the Maharajas at their palaces, which often meant a lot of traveling. I had the sudden realisation that after being born in Rajasthan in 1960, I had completed a full circle and finally found my calling in life! I kept in touch with the Maharajas and sourced watches and jewellery for them.”
And moves onto how his Mayfair based showroom was established and became recognized as offering some of the best selections of unworn, pre-owned and vintage luxury watches and jewellery.
“I always stuck to my motto, which is ‘always make a client, not a sale’.”