Welcome to the Scottish Watches podcast episode 253. In this special edition of the show recorded Monday 26th of April 2021 we finally speak to Paul Thorpe and ask him questions directly covering all the things that we’ve mentioned on prior shows over the past 2 years.
We cover Paul’s entry into the watch industry, his past growing up and on to becoming a successful watch dealer and the problems that brought.
In this no holds barred interview Paul reveals all, from his video about the Krays to why he was arrested and charged while defending his shop from armed robbers through to the story about his son and why he’s been secretive on that front until now.
This episode has been 2 years in the making and we think you’ll find it informative. Paul doesn’t skirt or evade anything we ask which has to be commended and true to his word he came on and didn’t ask to have any editorial control over the show or afterwards request that anything be changed or removed.
Enjoy the show and let us know what you think.
In today’s show Paul is wearing his Rolex Sky-Dweller in gold with an oyster flex strap. https://www.rolex.com/watches/sky-dweller/m326238-0009.html
A closer look at the Rolex Sky Dweller Model Ref: 326238. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3820BX4NNFU
Lockdown Lifestyle – My New Ducati arrived – Questions answered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQh5RJY7iHY
Rikki is wearing his discontinued Rolex GMT-Master, the Batman.
The Batgirl GMT-Master II, on a jubilee bracelet. https://www.rolex.com/watches/gmt-master-ii/m126710blnr-0002.html
New Rolex Batman GMT-Master II, 126710BLNR on an oyster bracelet, equipped with the 3285 movement. https://www.rolex.com/watches/gmt-master-ii/m126710blnr-0003.html
A collab 🏴 🏴 with SCOTTISH WATCHES | Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner | Rolex Datejust. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz80RW8O5tM&t
Rolex GMT-Master II 2012 116710LN.
Growing up in the 1970’s – STORY TIME. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpZOc9a1W-s
THE PAUL THORPE STORY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P_-v7eJe-w
🕺🏽MICHAEL JACKSON and his Rolex Watch Collection🕺🏽. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_2l25zgSm4
A few of the videos from Paul’s channel after he came back to YouTube:
How to become a watch dealer – Part 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk-rRg7Dom8
How to avoid the watch scammers – Part 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV4zpi3aEYw
Watch refinishing – some insider thoughts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7l95y-eJtM
Scottish Watches Podcast #251 : Chatting With The Police – How To Avoid Getting Robbed On The Street, Defrauded and More. http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2021/04/26/scottish-watches-podcast-251-chatting-with-the-police-how-to-avoid-getting-robbed-on-the-street-defrauded-and-more/
Scottish Watches Podcast #116 : The Horology House Fake Rolex Interview. http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2020/02/05/scottish-watches-podcast-116-the-horology-house-fake-rolex-interview/
Watches & Tattoos – Cool or Crass? Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Hublot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IRgXW6RCws
Scottish Watches – Setting the record straight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnkGN-l1Rw
Watches & Water – Some advice for Rolex owners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUvDnKEgutU
I never want to grow up! A look at the SeaDoo Fish Pro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV1dW3nQlBk
The SEADOO Fish Pro – UK Owners thoughts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Lh0LmMyfo
Latest videos from Paul’s channel:
Rolex Dealer EXCLUSIVE interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYyqFYsBJhY
Watch Questions -The Timepiece Gentleman, Producer Michael, Rolex Crime & the IWC Mojave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jcrdS72uDc
Thank you for listening and check out Paul’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoQwQckh7juAa14y5PhqXIA
Follow us through these links:
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/scottishwatches/
Live channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCreEJXb0E_2N0xE7JEu2mwg
Recent releases from the SW world:
Scottish Watches Podcast #252 : Weekly Watch Chat With A Little Rick. http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2021/04/29/scottish-watches-podcast-252-weekly-watch-chat-with-a-little-rick/
Time of the Week goes to American. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1mZG6sJ95M&t
Building a collection with a watch in every color -Rolex, JLC, Zenith, Lange, Panerai, AP, and more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGwKqBpDt-w
Watch Unboxing : SOTC featuring Rolex, Tudor and Vacheron and many more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke8RIFVOKS4
Got into the horological hobby only a few short years ago; but got, as us Scots like to say, “baw deep” pretty quickly. Thanks to buying a lemon of a Rolex he spent hours researching why his watch wasn’t working and along the way gained an interest in what makes them tick. He now runs the Scottish Watches website and keeps cohort Rick in check on the twice weekly Scottish Watches podcast.