“I had been researching buying a new watch for six months or so and had eventually narrowed it down to an Explorer 1 or 2.  I had a Rolex that I wanted to part exchange so getting the deal right was always going to be a tricky balance.

I came across Giles and Oakleigh Watches during my lengthy research and was immediately impressed by the variety of watches available and what I thought were reasonable prices. I also liked the presentation, the photos and the video that allowed me to get a good handle on the watch that I was looking at so I bookmarked Oakleigh on my iPad!
The indecision set in and I flirted with the white or black Explorer 2 but eventually set on the 2016 Basel version Explorer 1. It was then just a question of waiting to see if one would come up and fit my criteria.
After a couple of months much to my excitement the watch turned up on Oakleigh’s website, a year old and with remaining Rolex warranty. Even better for me in my situation Oakleigh Watches is only an hour away by car.
I emailed Giles and he assessed my Rolex for a trade in value. The deal was done and I arranged to meet Giles at his offices in Norwich. This was perfect for me because I was able to meet Giles in person as I had been concerned previously about being able to sell my Rolex through the internet to someone that I could not meet. With the amount of money involved it is easy to become a victim of fraud.
I met Giles at his offices which are part of a recognised watchmaker which is Rolex authorised amongst other major brands. I was instantly reassured by this. Giles is a great guy and we soon got chatting about how we had got into watches as kids.
Unfortunately we noticed a small blemish on the Explorer 1 case however Giles went out of his way to get this problem sorted and I am now the very happy owner of a new Rolex watch.
My advice to anyone considering buy from Oakleigh is that they can have full confidence in Giles and the service he gives to his customers. I was very happy to meet Giles in person and it certainly removed any concerns that I had in buying an expensive watch through the internet. If my wife ever lets me trade or buy a watch ever again then it will certainly be Giles that I look to, or recommend any friends to get in touch with”
James
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