Whether you’re searching for fellow watch enthusiasts or are looking to trade some valuable collectables, a watch fair is a perfect place to do so. With the biggest watch festivals and fairs taking part in the UK, USA, UAE and Switzerland, now is the perfect time to start planning your trips throughout the year.
Before you go, it’s a good idea to value any watches you are planning to sell. Read our guide on how to value your watch to ensure you’re getting a fair price when you’re there.
Where: Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland
When: 21st – 26th March 2019
Baselworld is the ultimate watch and jewellery show in which you can see the biggest brands present their latest creations and maybe get your hands on their newest innovations! Taking place in Basel, Switzerland, this trade show is the biggest watch trade show in the world, with around 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries taking part.
The trade show dates back to 1917 and attracts thousands of visitors annually. Will you be one of them?
Birmingham Jewellery and Watch Show
Where: NEC Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
When: 3rd – 7th February 2019
Jewellery & Watch Show is the UK’s biggest dedicated watch and jewellery event. It attracts more than 17,000 buyers and showcases new ideas along with the latest pieces. In 2019, the show will feature a brand new theatre, showcasing future fashion trends and emerging designers, as well as discussions and insights from business and industry leaders.
Looking to get your hands on a vintage watch to add to your collection? Or perhaps you’d just like to see what’s new for the industry in 2019. Either way, Birmingham Jewellery & Watch show is a must-see for watch enthusiasts.
MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show
Where: Expo Centre Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
When: 2nd – 6th April 2019
As a collector, you can expect the latest trends and designs to be showcased, as well as plenty of purchasing opportunities. For traders, the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show is a great pathway to trading in the watch or jewellery industry in the Middle East. There are often prizes up for grabs, too, including luxury cars and diamond pendants.
Whether you are a trader or a collector, this is one you won’t want to miss. It’s the only biannual show of its kind. If you can’t make the event in April 2019, it’s anticipated there will be another show to attend later in the year.
International Watch & Jewelry Guild Show
Where: Hilton Miami Downtown, Florida, USA
When: 20th – 21st January 2019
The International Watch & Jewelry Guild Show is one of the most popular watch trade shows in the USA. Taking part at various locations throughout the USA next year, the first stop will be Miami, Florida. This watch trade show is the perfect place to buy, sell or trade all types of jewellery, from the vintage collectables to modern merchandise.
If you can’t make the Miami show, the International Watch & Jewelry Guild Show will be heading to Las Vegas from 18th – 19th February, Texas from 18-19th March, and New York from 15 – 16th April 2019.
Portojoia Expo – International Jewellery, Gold and Watch Exhibition
Where: Exponor-feira Internacional Porto, Porto, Portugal
When: 26th – 29th September 2019
Taking place in the beautiful city of Porto, Portojoia combines the excellence of Portuguese jewellery, gold and watches with international influences. You’ll find the latest watch and jewellery designs and will be able to meet both upcoming and established watch suppliers, making it one of the biggest watch shows in Europe.
Take care of your watches on your travels
If you’ve found the perfect trade show to showcase your watch collection – or perhaps even add to it – you’ll want to ensure your watches are completely safe when travelling. Our protective watch cases are a great way to protect your watch collection from any harm.
They’re crushproof, waterproof and come with many different capacities. For example, our Peli 4x multiple watch case is ideal for a small collection of up to four watches. If you’re planning on adding to your collection at the watch expo, you might prefer our Peli 10x protective watch case. All of our cases are perfectly cushioned and are available in a range of colours for a sense of individuality.
Even the London Watch Collector loves our cases! Take a look at his video below, showcasing his favourite 4 Rolex watches that are held in our Peli 4x protective watch case.