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  About Time - Horological gems at classy antique watch store    

The fabulous displaysRun by two brothers Riyaz and Sohail Sheikh, About Time is an antique watch shop at the Oberoi Shopping Arcade. The store is the choicest haunt for collectors of vintage watches. You can pick up characteristic antique pocket watches, or wrist watches, small clocks, as well as mantelpiece clocks from About Time.

According to Riyaz Sheikh, "Vintage watches represent years of faithful service. This watches have lasted for years. And it is this element that attracts a collector to the world of antique watches. We are interested in all items of horology." It is very difficult to buy antique watches for one never knows whether it is a fake or a genuine piece. In About Time, one need not worry about the authenticity of a watch. Though the items are fairly priced, the rates depends on the the condition of the watches (which in most cases are good), as well as the availability.

Clocks in the shopThe brothers are also carrying on a family tradition of watch restoration. "It was my great grandfather who had started the business and now it is us who are carrying it forward." One can also pick up new watches with an antique look and some of them are real beauties. According to Riyaz, although the fascination for antique watches is there among Indians, it is mostly foreigners who are their customers. The shop also has a clothing section.

"We prefer to be known as premium horology experts ", said Riyaz. So next time you plan to pick up an antique piece, check out About Time for you might discover some horological gems in this classy store.

Contact :
About Time, F-C-1, Oberoi Shopping Arcade,
Oberoi Towers, Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400 021

Tel : 288 5875

By : Sharmistha Chatterjee