Make This Summer Special!

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Summer is almost upon us and the weather is finally warming up. We have Jubilee celebrations to look forward to and life has more or less returned to normal. One event that is definitely happening for many is a foreign holiday, probably their first for the last 2 years. Our Foreign Exchange department are rushed off their feet once again selling Euro’s and Dollars to those going abroad and it seems as busy as ever. However after enjoying domestic holidays for the last 2 years many people are staying local once more and destination cities like York are beginning to fill with its cosmopolitan cafes, music and laughter and al-fresco street dining that would put any European city to shame. 

Rolex – Now Is The Time To Buy…..

Our pre-owned luxury watch business continues to grow and more and more people are trading in old for new or deciding the time is right to own one of these prestigious timepieces. 

The Antiques Roadshow gave a nice surprise to a visitor recently when he brought in a battered Rolex Submariner Sea Dweller. The watch had a cracked glass and was badly damaged and cost him just £369 back in 1982. Despite the damage the watch which was one of the iconic 1665 models was valued at £18,000-£20,000 and he had left it  sitting in a drawer for the last 30 years!

Another lucky couple had been left a Rolex from their grandfather who worked as a miner in Mansfield. He had bought his submariner as a retirement investment and passed it down to his family after his death. The watch which cost him just £70 back in 1962 went under the hammer for £210,000 to a collector in Japan. A very good investment and a sensible place to put your money if you want to beat inflation.

Rolex have a restricted number of agencies across the world and each watch takes around a year to manufacture. This creates a waiting list and so with their demand well ahead of supply, the price of some of the models just goes up and up well beyond their list price with gents sports models leading the charge once again. There are not many luxuries that keep ahead of inflation but here is one area that continues to buck the trend and is well worth the investment if you have the funds.

We price our watches to be competitive with those on-line however all of our luxury watches come with a 2 year guarantee and have a full service and comprehensive refurbishment before they go for retail. It’s a bit like buying a second hand car. You need to use a supplier you can trust and be able to call back to them if ever there is a problem. You can be assured you are buying a watch that has been properly checked out and expertly serviced. Visit our website or contact your nearest branch to request a viewing and see our extensive selection.

Not everybody is interested in watches. Our diamond jewellery is really competitively priced with items to fit every budget and many pre-owned pieces and MANAGERS SPECIALS that are literally HALF PRICE.

A stunning diamond line bracelet is a very universal piece of jewellery that can be worn all year round. I can’t think of a better way of putting the difficulties of the last 2 years behind you and treating yourself to something that will took stunning to wear and last for many generations to come.

Cash In Your Unwanted Gold…..

For those needing some cash the gold price is really strong right now and is near its record high. If you have any unwanted gold or jewellery now is a great time to turn it into cash so call into your nearest store while it remains strong. With 5 stores in Yorkshire including Seacroft, Shipley, Pontefract, York and Batley you will receive fantastic service and could walk out with your cash in minutes.

Pawnbroking Instant Loans…..

Its not all fun and celebrations this year. We are all fully aware of the rising energy, fuel and food prices and for some this means worrying times ahead. Our pawnbroking service is there when you need it most. Fast, confidential loans against your jewellery, gold or luxury watch and you could borrow from £10 to £10,000 in minutes. Our lending service is on the rise again and we are here to help so call into your nearest branch and get an instant assessment of item and take the pressure off paying those bills.

Brown & Gold are a family business with 8 branches across the North including York, Seacroft, Shipley, Batley, Pontefract, Stockport, Prescot and Toxteth. 

Visit for further details and to visit our on-line shop.

Chris Brown

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