Become a Watch Wholesaler

If you have the experience in wholesale buying of watch or a passion for watches, you can start a business selling watches to wholesalers, distributors and retailers.

You can supply luxury or cheap watches to boutiques, department stores or convenience stores with a section for novelties. Read more about this business from our basic guide.

Watches come in a myriad of styles, they can be in the low- or high-end of the price scale. If you have the experience in wholesale buying of watch for a watch store or big department store, or simply, if you have a passion for watches, you can start a business selling watches to other wholesalers or distributors as well as retailers.

What you need to do first is to choose what type of watch to sell. That doesn’t mean sports watch, leisure watch or elegant office-use watch. It means whether you want to sell luxury or cheap watches. Deciding on the price range of the watches you want to sell will determine the other steps you have to take when starting a wholesale business.

Wholesale Luxury Watch Business

If you want to sell luxury or branded watches, then you’d need either a tremendous amount of capital or, at the least, a very strong reputation, credibility and previous business history with at least one famous watch manufacturer. It should be strong enough to allow you to get an account with the manufacturer. To get an account, you must apply for it in the name of a particular business. You must therefore have a business name registered or incorporated. Back it up with a well-prepared business plan. Visit the Web sites of famous watch manufacturers or talk to owners of luxury watch sellers to get an idea how to forge a business relationship with watch makers. You might not be able to get an account now, but you can prepare because you know how.

You can distribute your luxury watches to boutique-style shops. To ensure someone will surely buy your watches, get contracts to supply the watches before ordering them. You don’t have to stock an inventory of watches. But when courting potential clients, be ready to show him with several samples.

Wholesale Non-branded Watch Business

If you want to sell non-branded watches, you’d need lesser capital, but you still have to enter into business relationships with watch manufacturers. That is why a previous experience in doing business with watch makers is important in this business. The advantage in selling watches within the reach of many people is that you can distribute it to a wider range of wholesalers and distributors – from department stores to convenience stores with a section for novelties. You can supply mid-priced watches with classic designs to bigger stores. For smaller stores, you can supply cheaper items with unique designs for the impulse buyers.


  • abdulrahman said on June 27, 2013
    Hi, I am Abdulrahman From Saudi Arabia. I do have brands shop in Saudi Arabia (watches, shoes, sunglasses and handbags). I want make business with u, so what the procedures for that? r u Wholesaler ? Looking for your kind Help, Thanks and regards,
  • Shafi said on November 3, 2013
    Hey, I'm from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I have a crazy amount passion from watches !!! What is the estimated cost of becoming a luxury watch wholesaler ?
  • Arvind said on December 3, 2013
    I want to start cosmetic wholesale in varanasi city please give some ideas to successful start.
  • vijayant tomar said on January 23, 2014
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  • chad said on September 3, 2014
    I have just created a new online business focusing just on selling watches only. I am a seasoned businessman with a background owing and running a business from 1999 to 2012 until my accident. I have low capital but a great idea in the future to combine internet buying and a retail store combined. Until my capital returns to an average level. I have all credentials documents business account and references to prove my new business and I exist. I have a calling to sell and that is why I am writing your company. I would like to list your top sellers and new collections on my site. I know the traditional way is a brick and mortar store and an investment in your inventory. I can't do either one at this point. I am a very hard worker and have many ideas but I am starting from the bottom up. I can offer you a great salesman and if you can make an exception for my company CrugerTIME I would highly appreciate it. I will have capital in a few months to then purchase your inventory and thus further expectations. The concept would be for you or I to transfer a spreadsheet of the inventory you will allow me to sell to my spreadsheet or I would have to do image and description one by one. When the customer purchases your watch or watches I get paid then I send the order to you and then you get paid and I then take care of all the shipping. I appreciate your time and a hope you give my idea consideration and if so I look forward to a great business relationship. Thank you. My contacts: 1-518-301-1904 and fax# 1-518-875-4076
  • RAJENDRA KUMAR PANDEY said on January 9, 2015
    newly constructed shopping complex at omex avenue raebarelee road lucknow i want to start Wholesale -branded Watch Business
  • AYNUR KAYGUN said on February 20, 2015
    Hello, My name is Aynur and i live in Turkey. I want to buy watches for in Turkey and i have these questions. You can get maximum number of items? We have problems at customs? What can we do to reach us in case of the possibility of the product? Products few days to get our hands? Does such a thing as customs duties in question? Is there a specific figure? If we do we deal with the vendor discounts on bulk purchases chance? Our order reaches us how long the fastest hands? How am i connect with your vendors? If you answer the message, I will be more happy. Thank you.
  • Sharif said on March 6, 2016
    Hi i am sharif from Azamgrh I want to start cosmetic wholesale in Azamgarh city please give some ideas to successful start.


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