We welcome you as a new client or a long time visitor to our website and store.
From our first days of business in the early 1980’s on the ultra hip Melrose Avenue, known worldwide for vintage clothing, neon art, and American Pop Culture, Wanna Buy A Watch? has been in the forefront of fashion and popularity for its high quality curated collection of vintage pocket watches, wristwatches, and estate jewelry.
Now 40 years later, WBAW? has the distinction of still being one of the most well known and popular vintage watch specialty stores in America. We have been declared “LA’s Horological Epicenter” by none other than Hodinkee founder Ben Clymer. We have 100’s of beautiful vintage and preowned watches and estate jewels on display to view and handle in our comfortable retail environment.
SCHEDULE & APPOINTMENTS
Even if you are unable to visit us in person, our goal is to provide you the same courtesy and personal service by phone or by email as you would receive if you were in our store. Whether you are a very knowledgeable collector, or aspire to your first vintage or pre-owned luxury watch, we are happy to assist you, and with our experienced and knowledgeable staff, educate you to help you make a selection that is right for you.
Our mission today, as it has been since inception, is to offer a finely curated selection of vintage watches each selected for their strong design characteristics and fine condition. Every watch in our inventory is individually selected by our owner to high standards of quality, beauty, and style. We regularly hear from our clients how they appreciate our broad selection of tasteful and appealing watches in all price ranges.
These days, none of us lack for the means to tell time. Of course our watches do tell time, but they also reflect one’s style. The watch is part of your wardrobe, and makes a statement to others about your fashion sense and taste. Our watches can be, and we hope, will be treasured, and loved and maybe even passed on to the next generation. We invite you to browse our website, and if you can, come visit us in person. Our well appointed and cozy shop may resemble a museum, only our works of art are for sale!
OUR Fashionable NEIGHBORHOOD
We have been located on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood’s very popular La Cienega and Melrose Ave design and fashion district for the last 17 years. We have the pleasure and luxury of being surrounded by countless distinguished purveyors of interior design, men’s and women’s fashion, as well as popular cafes and restaurants. When you come to see us, not only will you be able to see and try on our watches, but you will also be able to visit well known Melrose Ave destinations such as Fred Segal, Paul Smith, Theory, Vivienne Westwood, Urth Cafe others. And just a block away is ultra chic Melrose Place with many exclusive shops such as Chloe, The Row, and the must visit Alfred’s Coffee.