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 pocketwatches, wristwatches, and estate jewelry.
Now 35 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 100’s of beautiful vintage and preowned watches and estate jewels on display to view and handle in our comfortable retail environment. No appointment necessary, you can visit at your convenience during our hours of operation 5 days a week, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-6PM PST.
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 selected for their strong design characteristics, and which we restore to our own very high standards of good taste and attention to detail. We regularly hear from our customers how they appreciate the wide selection of brands, price range, and particularly exceptional condition and beauty of our watches. We hope you can see from browsing our website, that our forte is to source distinctive, and exceptional condition vintage watches. Whether your budget is $500, or $10,000 or higher, you can be assured of acquiring a distinctive and special timepiece from WBAW?
We have been located for the last 10 years at 8465 Melrose Ave in the very fashionable Melrose West district
of West Hollywood near the intersection of La Cienega, Melrose Ave, and Melrose Place. We have the pleasure and luxury of being surrounded by many popular restaurants and shops. We highly recommend Taste, Ago, Lucques, Fig & Olive, Urth Café, and other fine and casual restaurants and cafes in our neighborhood. There are lots of luxury shopping venues in walking distance from us including Marc Jacobs, Theory, Dash, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Diesel, Kelly Wearstler and more. Convenient street, valet, and nearby parking lots make it easy to visit WBAW?
STORE HOURS & DIRECTIONS
Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm