Official Timekeeper of the EFL Play Off Finals 2018
Watchfinder, the pre-owned watch specialist, has been announced as the first ever ‘Official Timekeeper of the EFL Play-Off Finals’.
The EFL finals, which take place over three days this Bank Holiday weekend, mark the grand finale of the Championship, League One, and League Two English Football League seasons, and will feature Fulham, Aston Villa, Coventry, Rotherham, Shrewsbury, and Exeter.
In addition to the broadcast branding, watched by millions globally, Watchfinder will feature on the stadium’s giant internal screens, LED perimeter, and on the fourth official’s board, as well as on the iconic external screens that are visible on the long walk up Wembley Way.
To celebrate the partnership, Watchfinder are giving away tickets to all three matches.
Watchfinder director, Matt Bowling, said: “Watchfinder are proud to support the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Finals at Wembley Stadium and we’re all excited to see our logo appear throughout the weekend during each match, reaching millions of passionate EFL fans across the globe. We look forward to the experience and wish every club taking part the best of luck!”
The EFL (English Football League) is the largest football league competition in the world, boasting 72 clubs across three divisions. EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “This is a significant innovation for the EFL, and I am delighted to welcome Watchfinder as the first ever ‘Official Timekeeper of the EFL Play-Off Finals’.
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Founded in 2002, Watchfinder has established itself as a market-leading platform from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. It’s the pre-owned watch specialist in the UK, recognised as the very best in the business.
With 15 years’ experience in the pre-owned watch market, Watchfinder has sold more than £450 million of pre-owned watches and gathered an incredible volume of transactional data. That data underpins the most sophisticated pre-owned purchasing engine anywhere in the world, which in turn has helped Watchfinder build the biggest stock of pre-owned watches in Europe.
Industry-leading customer service has created a very loyal customer base. Each month existing customers account for between 30% and 40% of sales. The Watchfinder service centre is the UK’s largest independent set-up and is accredited by manufacturers such as Cartier, IWC, Omega, Panerai, and Audemars Piguet. This facility checks, repairs and restores all watches before they are published on the website.
In the 15 years since the business was established, Watchfinder has transformed the pre-owned watch market into something much more closely aligned to the boutique experience.
Now selling more than £10 million worth of pre-owned watches every month, the company has stores in in Canary Wharf, Bank, Avery Row, Burlington Arcade, Brent Cross (London), Bluewater (Kent) and Victoria Quarter (Leeds).