The Watch Consultant
The Watch Consultant offers a range of professional services, tailored specifically to provide assistance, direction and support to budding watch companies as well as to established companies in the watch sector. Our expertise in this very exclusive field puts your concept on rails, with the objective to instil a project blueprint which is efficient, lean and focussed.
Led by serial entrepreneur and owner of the Garrick Watch Company, David Brailsford, his network of watch industry connections in all sectors which extend right around the world, as well as his own hands-on experience, mean The Watch Consultant is ideally positioned to offer management consultations and guidance to those companies and individuals behind the emerging watch brands of tomorrow.
Offering a fully 360° service, from professional business consultation right through to sourcing rare and hard to find luxury watches, The Watch Consultant team’s extensive experience is your asset, and we are here to save you valuable time and resources.
Watch Consultant supports the Watchmakers Club.
My name is David Brailsford, and I am an accomplished entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in creating companies that thrive. I am also a renowned luxury timepiece consultant with expertise in locating and sourcing vintage pieces and selling them to select clients worldwide.
For the last few years, I have been providing a successful watch finder service, seeking out rare vintage watches and advising on their investment potential. My watch industry expertise is unparalleled, and I have developed a network of global contacts, including leading journalists, watchmakers and collectors.
I am an experienced project manager and have expertise in manufacturing and sourcing for start-ups.
Additionally, I am a collector of antiques, fine art and Swiss watches.
My passion for watchmaking has enabled me to develop unique friendships with many international watch brands, journalists and watch manufacturers.
I am the founder of British luxury watch brand Garrick.
Garrick builds handcrafted timepieces in their own workshops in Norwich.
Building an exclusive international watch brand over a period of 18 months is probably my greatest achievement. I have learnt everything there is to know about engineering, design, PR and watchmaking.
I work closely with other brands to promote independent watchmaking and have appeared on CNN and the BBC.
Dedicated To Fine Timepieces
David is a fanatical watch collector and over the years has formed great friendships with many independent watchmakers and micro brands.
Some of these brands are relatively unknown and yet, produce some of the finest watches in the world.
David aims to bring these unique watchmakers to public attention and promote the art of fine watchmaking here in the UK.
What our customers say
"David is determined, focused and highly professional."
Angus Davies – Escapement Magazine
"David gets to the point, asks the tough questions and has provided a lot of good advice."
Mark Schwarz – Vault Swiss
"David is straightforward, knowledgeable and has brilliant selling skills. He has been a wonderful ambassador for our brand and we have found working with him an absolute pleasure."
Legendary watchmaker & horological consultant
"David has been extremely professional and has illustrated incredible insights to any questions posed. He is a pleasure to deal with. He will help you achieve your ambition.."
Entrepreneur & Rugby union player
"It has been a great pleasure working with David and I look forward to a fruitful relationship."
World renowned watchmaker