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WHAT WE DO

We love watches – past, present, and future.

So we’re changing the way the world buys, sells, and even thinks about them. 

With the Wristcheck marketplace, buying, selling, and learning about watches has never been easier. Enjoy in-house authentication, watchmaking services, and the world’s most accurate watch index powered by real-time transaction data. All in one place.

We’re opening up the world of watches, making it truly transparent, safe and accessible to anyone who wishes to be a part of it. While honoring their craft and legacy, we’re also bringing watches to the forefront of pop culture – giving them the spotlight they deserve.

Wristcheck is a tech-driven universe powered by a commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and at its very core, a genuine love for watches.

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Hey, it’s Austen and Sean.

Our journey with watches started pretty inconspicuously. At four, Austen was given his first watch - a Flik-Flak from his mom. On Sean’s wedding day, he received a Rolex Submariner 'Hulk' from his in-laws. Little did we know that that was the beginning of a lifelong infatuation. 

Building Wristcheck over the past three years has been the most incredible, fulfilling experience of our lives so far. Today, we're the first Asia-based, globally-recognized watch marketplace that is safe and fully transparent - buyers know what sellers net, and sellers know what buyers pay. Each and every watch is fully authenticated and thoroughly graded, protecting both our buyers and sellers.
 

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It’s simple. We were sick and tired of the traditional secondary watch market.  Banner Image
Why we founded Wristcheck

It’s simple. We were sick and tired of the traditional secondary watch market.

There’s a lack of safety, transparency, inclusivity, and exorbitant margins – plus, it’s just hard to navigate, period. So we came up with a tech-powered solution – a luxury, holistic experience that’s accessible to all. Our marketplace is built on 100% transparency, total authenticity, and safety. At its core, Wristcheck is a community for anyone interested in watches.

OUR PILLARS

The Ultimate Destination for Watch Lovers

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Shop thousands of authentic pre-owned and brand new watches with confidence. Every watch on Wristcheck is fully authenticated and graded in-house.
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Get the most value out of selling your watches, hassle-free. Enjoy fees as low as 6%, and a seamless selling experience that’s 100% transparent.

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Give your watch the care it deserves with our professional in-house watchmaking and authentication services, conducted by our watchmakers with decades of experience at top watch brands.

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Master the market. Get real-time market pricing insight through unlimited access to the Wristcheck Watch Index, powered by real transaction prices.

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Immerse yourself in our fresh take on watch culture. Stay up-to-date with the latest watch news, collector stories and more, as part of our inclusive community. 

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Unleash the full potential of your watches or brand with our in-house creative production. We showcase watches in a way that truly does them justice: honoring their stories and craftsmanship.

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LEADERSHIP

Get to know our founders

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Austen Chu

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Shanghai, Austen has loved watches since kindergarten. Founding @horoloupe on Instagram in 2016 his page soon evolved into a community of 100,000+. In 2019, he became the first collector to collaborate with Audemars Piguet for a commercial watch release – the Royal Oak China Edition. Frustrated at a lack of safe, secure, and transparent watch platforms as a young watch enthusiast, Austen co-founded Wristcheck in 2020 with Sean. Invited to be the youngest jury member of the 2021 GPHG Awards, Austen was also appointed a committee member of the Swiss Institute that same year. In 2023, he was chosen to join the committee for the LVMH Watch Prize and the FHH Cultural Council, and in the same year, Forbes 30 under 30.

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Sean Wong

Prior to Wristcheck, Sean spent seven years working at Hypebeast, ultimately serving as the Senior Vice President and spearheading the company's E-Commerce and Retail Arm, HBX.com. Sean helped build, manage and operate HBX from a start-up operation to an internationally influential platform that carried over 200 brands including Nike, Off-White, Prada, and more. Sean also played an important role in helping Hypebeast IPO, joining the GEM board in 2016 and later, the main board in 2019. During his time at Hypebeast, it was clear to Sean that watches had progressed from a niche that only a small percentage of the Hypebeast community were interested in, to something much greater. And when Sean and Austen met in 2019, the rest was history.

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Asia's New Generation Of Luxury Watchmakers And Entrepreneurs
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This Young Royal Oak Owner Wants To Disrupt Asia’s Luxury Watch Market
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Hong Kong Luxury Watch Seller Raises $8 Million From Gobi Partners, Kuok Meng Xiong’s K3 Ventures

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A Watch Nerd Who Learned His Stuff
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Wristcheck Wants To Make Used Luxury Watches More Affordable
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Pre-owned Luxury Watch Retailer Wristcheck In Hong Kong Looks To Shake Up A Fast-growing Market
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