About Us

"Armstrong & Co is a specialist vintage watch retailer trading exclusively online. We don't have have expensive high street premises or sales staff which enables us to spend our time sourcing and restoring the best watches, and offering them for sale at attractive prices."

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About www.poshtime.com

Our website is our shop window for Armstrong & Co Ltd, a company owned and run by Robin Armstrong and wife Linda. It was established in 2003 and builds on the excellent reputation for trading high quality second hand watches gained on Madaboutwatches.co.uk which was established in 2000, and one of the first established internet sites trading secondhand watches. In 2010 we formed the limited company Armstrong & Co Ltd and continued to strengthen our market position as one of the foremost specialists in trading vintage Omega watches.

We are based nr Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK and we are not a traditional jeweller. We sell watches online using our website as our showroom, including an in-house service facility for Omega vintage watches. Since 2003 we have sold more than a £1M worth of watches to customers all over the world and have built an enviable reputation for quality and customer service.

Why we are different

  • We are a specialist watch retailer - We don't operate like a traditional jewellery shop and sell exclusively online from our website. As watch enthusiasts and specialists, we prefer to spend our time sourcing and restoring watches and offering them for sale at attractive prices. The website is our showroom and we are able to deliver a watch anywhere in the UK within 2 days of ordering using Royal Mail's safe and reliable Special Delivery service. We can also ship overseas by international courier.
  • We honestly describe our watches. All known faults are declared along with any significant cosmetic flaws including scratches, blemishes and dial deterioration.
  • We fully inspect, service and sometimes completely rebuild the watches we sell. 90% of our servicing and restoration work is done in house with only some of the more specialist work like dial restoration going to our trusted partners in the trade.
  • We respond quickly and fully to your enquiry. Most emails are answered within hours, some within minutes of being sent.
  • We only ever use pictures of the actual watch for sale with no photoshop trickery. We don't believe in using pictures with whited out backgrounds because it creates an artifical environment in which the true condition of a watch is masked. Our pictures are real as they come out of the camera.
  • Every watch we sell is in stock, ready to ship and out stock system is LIVE and fully up to date.

About Robin

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Robin is the Managing Director of Armstrong&Co Ltd and started Madaboutwatches.co.uk with father Rod trading watches online when there were less than a handful of similar sites on the internet.

Robin started his obsession with watches back in 2000 when he bought his first prestige watch, an Omega Speedmaster automatic.

"More purchases soon followed and it became quickly apparent that if I was to avoid financial ruin I would need to sell watches in order to raise the money to sustain the habit. Madaboutwatches.co.uk was hence born at a time when there were less than a handful of sites trading secondhand watches. There are now hundreds. In a few years we had grown large enough to establish a formal business and created the spin off site www.poshtime.com."

In October 2009 Robin his 19 year career as an Incorporated Engineer in the water industry to concentrate on this business full time and works hands on in buying, selling, restoration, repair and servicing of watches as well as continuing to handle web development.

As well as being in to watches, Robin is an acclaimed musician/ producer of modern progressive rock music and has released 5 albums under the 'Cosmograf' moniker.


J W Benson-Cyma 9ct Gold Cyma 1937

Robin many thanks received my watch this evening delighted with new addition to my collection I must say I was very impressed with your service everything from selecting my watch to my general enquires was handled in a very proffesional manner and the quality of my new watch is superb many thanks again mark.

M. Fenton, 2014-12-23
Omega Seamaster

Hi Robin Just a quick note to let you know that I received the watch today and highly delighted with it Thank you for your prompt response in completing this order Regards Paul

P.Frost, 2014-12-04
Omega 9ct Gold * Bumper Auto c.1950

Hi Robin Just to let you know I received the Omega Bumper and am delighted with it. Ive had a tan strap fitted which I think sets the gold case and champagne dial off perfectly. Personal taste I know!

A.Simpson, 2014-12-03
Omega Seamaster Auto Date c.1979

Hi Robin Thanks for the update on the Seamaster Auto that I purchased from you yesterday.I think that this must be the third or fourth Omega that I have ordered from Posh Time, not to mention the couple of Tags.Needless to say,I have been very pleased with all the previous purchases from your website and I have no doubt that this latest one will be no different. Wishing you a successful festive trading period. Regards, Ron

R.Khaund, 2014-11-26
Zenith Prime cal. 420 Chronograph

Afternoon Robin, Zenith has arrived just what I wanted. Thanks for prompt and excellent service. Jack.

J. Gradwell, 2014-11-13