Watches have had its share of evolution throughout the years, from vintage mechanical watches all the way to modern digital smartwatches. The ability to tell the time used to be the sole purpose of watches, but it soon grew to sport many functionalities–telling what date it is today, the weather forecast, all the way to playing music, sending text messages, and even taking pictures!
But despite its modern digitalized nature, watches are accessories that have been around much earlier than the sinking of the Titanic, tracing back to 16th century Europe–yes, it’s that old! Watches transcend through modernization and remain a staple with most people’s wardrobe, so if you’re looking for the best place in Bugis to get yourself a watch (or have one repaired), you’re in luck because we have compiled 4 of the best watch shops in the area!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Leong Poh Kee
To wrap up our list of the best watch shops in Bugis, let us introduce Leong Poh Kee! This watch shop prides itself in being Singapore’s top trusted watch dealer since 1931–that’s 90 years! Rightfully so, Leong Poh Kee earns a spot on our list. Home to international brands of watches, namely Ball Watch, Leonard Montres, ROMAGO Swiss, and Sarcar, Leong Poh Kee focuses on helping independent micro-brands grow in the horology industry and aims to offer you timepieces that bear unique designs and aesthetic, and most of all functional. Considering that Leong Poh Kee is a family-run business, they strongly believe in treating you just like family, so if you’re looking for a watch shop that handles repairs, you can turn to Leong Poh Kee!
For 90 years, they built their business on trust and integrity, and with Leong Poh Kee, you are very much assured that every purchase you make from them is priced transparently, free from any invisible mark-ups or costs. And of course, you’re getting no less than 100% authentic products!
Top-notch service that goes far beyond the norm to please. Got a watch here for my mum and the staffs took great care of everything from helping her to adjust the strap to teaching and guiding her how to take care of the watch. Friendly boss with outstanding staffs and a great collection – a rarity in Singapore!
The shopping experience is pleasant and comfortable. Leong Poh Kee’s staff attention to detail and good service is something really commendable!
Contact Number: +65 6296 9998
Address: 289 Beach Rd, #01-02, Singapore 199552
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10AM-5.30PM | Closed on Sat-Sun
2. 3D Watch Shop Singapore
It only seems right for us to kick off our list of the best watch shops in Bugis with one that has been in business for over 35 years, right? Also known as 3D Trading Pte Ltd., 3D Watch Shop Singapore was humbly established in 1985 at Fu Lu Shuo Complex. This watch shop is committed to always provide you with a quality selection of watches for an enjoyable shopping experience, carrying watches from major brands such as Adidas, Armani Exchange, Fossil, Seiko, Esprit, and more! Located at Bencoolen, 3D Watch Shop Singapore and their offerings of original and genuine wristwatches are very much accessible–from the classic steel mechanical watches you can wear to formal events to sporty digital watches that you can wear while engaging in sweat-inducing activities, you name it, 3D Watch Shop Singapore has it in store!
Chin Jie Tan
Bought 2 Seiko watches from them upon my first visit. Better prices compared to direct retail and other shops! Will definitely patronise them in future. Great experience and plus the Uncle serving us was so friendly and giving good recommendations!
Was here for the usual change of battery. Great staff, good crowd management system and economical pricing of products.
Contact Number: +65 6337 8202
Address: 180 Bencoolen St, #01-95 The Bencoolen, Singapore 189646
Operating Hours: 10.30AM-9.30PM Daily
3. City Chain
If you are looking for another watch shop that was established in the same year as the one we previously mentioned, City Chain is the watch shop to go! A subsidiary of Stelux Holdings International Ltd., City Chain was first established in Hong Kong and over the years found itself within The Lion City along with 300 other locations across Asia, such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Mainland China. This watch shop focuses on making affordable yet luxurious watch brands accessible to the market and aims to provide its customers with innovative retailing, diverse products made of the highest quality materials, to develop e-commerce. and strengthen its reach and appeal in Singapore.
From the classic style that is found in the likes of watches from Seiko, the Edifice line from Casio, and Timex, all the way to the rugged water-proof watches from Casio’s G-Shock, you can find the perfect watch for your lifestyle and taste in City Chain!
This is the first time I visited this shop and I was very impressed with the many choices I can have in-selecting a watch. The place where the shop are located is very busy but wheelchair people are welcome as well.
Went there for strap replacement of my watch. Staff is very helpful and price is reasonable. Overall great experience.
Contact Number: +65 6336 4338
Address: 200 Victoria St, #01-65, Singapore 188021
Operating Hours: 11AM-9PM Daily
4. All Watches
As one of Singapore’s reputable and trusted watch shop with the heritage to back them up, All Watches boasts of time-honored experience in the horology industry. Founded in 1984–a year earlier than the ones we previously mentioned–All Watches now has 4 locations, 1 of which is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Throughout its 37 years of being in the business, All Watches has managed to house over 50 brands of watches that are internationally established, some of which include the prestigious brands of Tag Heuer, Tudor, Omega and international brands like Longines, Rado, Ball and Tissot.
Aside from their promise to deliver products of only the highest quality, All Watches also guarantees that their services will be prompt and informative so as to ensure your overall satisfaction. With its 37 years of retail experience, you can be assured that they can provide you with one of the best retail experience in Singapore!
Jothi Kumar Naidu
Best place to buy watches. Look for Mr Kenny at Bugis Junction outlet, excellent service
Very helpful, and we’re able to replace my watch battery for $20.
Contact Number: +65 6337 0669
Address: 200 Victoria St, Suite #01-104, Singapore 188021
Operating Hours: 10.30AM-9.30PM Daily
Watches, despite being a timepiece in nature, are timeless pieces that serve both form and function. You can wear one to any occasion to spice up your wardrobe, while at the same giving you the ability to keep track of the time. The 4 shops on this list are the best places you can get watches in Singapore!