FIVE DECADES OF EXCELLENCE
Since its establishment in 1972, WATATIME has grown to become Malaysia’s leading watch distributor and authorized retailer of luxury watches from the world’s most respected and sought-after brands.
We are in the business of not only providing high-quality, full-service distribution and retail of watches but also offering a fully bespoke retail experience to luxury watch enthusiasts and collectors.
WATATIME founder and chairman, Mr Tham Sze Wah’s enthusiasm and passion towards watches and watch-making led to the establishment of WATATIME.
From a small stall located at Chow Kit, WATATIME
then relocated to the then newly opened shopping
mall, Sungei Wang Plaza.
WATATIME focused its strategy on the concept of chain-store development and had successfully delivered the idea to Malaysian market. After having acquired vast experience in the field, more retail outlets and boutiques were established nationwide.
Along the way, WATATIME received encouraging business response from its efforts which further enhanced its market share. During this time, WATATIME also acquired the ownership of the J.Bovier and Jaguar brands.
With globalization transforming the business environment, WATATIME increased
its investments in information technology thus opening a new chapter in its
future. Implementation of the Management Information System (MIS) enabled
effective monitoring and control of sales, purchases and inventories at all outlets.
Both the retail and wholesale segments saw an enormous growth. The expansion of the team led the company moving its head office from Sungei Wang Plaza to Cheras, a strategic and prime area for business development.
By leveraging on digital technologies, WATATIME embraced e-commerce. Efforts were made to provide a seamless shopping experience for online and offline customers. In the same year, WATATIME received the Golden Bull Award 2010 for outstanding SMEs in Malaysia.
New strategies were implemented and WATATIME focused its resources to undergo a total change of the company’s image. These strategies included store refurbishment, advertising campaigns as well as sponsorship and CSR programs. Although it was a challenging period for WATATIME, these efforts were successfully executed without any compromise to the credibility of the company.
WATATIME embarked on a rebranding exercise and further sought to improve retail experience for each and every customer. Outlets were given a fresher feel encouraging a more comfortable walk-through feel for our customers. We built hospitality areas to generate a cozy welcome vibe at the outlets. The company wanted to emphasize that customer satisfaction is always its top priority.
Another New Milestone
WATATIME’s great achievements over the past 50 years are attributed to the passion, dedication and vision of our
founder and supported by our team of hardworking and committed employees. Having achieved so much in the past half century, our loyal customers are never forgotten as they play the most important role in growing WATATIME.
Our team is proud of our accomplishments but will not rest nor be satisfied. We shall strive to go further to bring new ideas and achieve our goals for our company and for our customers. We will continue to demonstrate the indomitable passion we have for our business, for our customers, and for our communities.
MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGEMENT
Mr. Tham Sze Wah
Half a century. A blink of an eye.
It all started with my first apprenticeship at a watch shop in Petaling Street, at the age of 15. Fascinated by the beauty and sophistication of watches, I dove into the world of watchmaking and never looked back.
In 1972, WATATIME was established.
Initially, it was just a small stall in Chow Kit. The next bold move however, started a new chapter for the company – we relocated to the then newly opened shopping mall, Sungei Wang Plaza. It was the golden era of Sungei Wang Plaza, during which WATATIME had the chance to gain experience and clientele and gradually expanded to include more and more major Swiss brands. Soon, we were ready for more. The second branch was opened, followed by the third, and the rest, as they say, was history.
Fifty years flew by in the blink of an eye. Throughout our journey, we have been blessed with the support and trust of many, as well as a great team who have stood by us through thick and thin.
Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our company. We are humbly grateful for all your support, and kudos to our team for their hard work! With half a century of experience as our solid foundation, may our vessel sail on strong and far, and keep achieving new heights for our customers!
Mr. Brian Tham
WATATIME started with just one humble shop back in 1972. However, with great perseverance, hard work and determination, my father Mr Tham Sze Wah turned WATATIME into a household name in Malaysia.
I’m so proud of WATATIME’s achievements and I take this opportunity to say thank you to all my customers for their support. My thanks also to my brand principals who always had the confidence and trust in us and to my dedicated team as well as former teammates who contributed in making WATATIME what it is today.
Rest assured WATATIME will continue to innovate to be better and you can expect a more exciting and memorable retail experience with us.
I wish everyone good health and many more great years ahead. Thank you!
Mr. sean tham
Deputy Managing Director
WATATIME is 8 years older than me! Growing up, my siblings and myself were always surrounded by clocks and watches. Every weekend we would hang out in shopping malls tagging along my father while he was supervising his stores.
In a blink of an eye, fifty years have gone by, WATATIME has grown to a household name in Malaysia serving Malaysians and tourists with specially curated premium and luxury watches.
On this very auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of WATATIME, I have decided to join the family business to contribute and to serve. It is a mission for us to continue growing the legacy built by my father, to take it to the next level, to continue serving our customers, and to continue cherishing our relationship with our long time business partners.
I would like to thank everyone in WATATIME whom have worked tirelessly and contributed to building WATATIME to be what it is today.
Looking forward to many more exciting years ahead for WATATIME, cheers!
Mr. Mark Seng
Heartiest congratulations to WATATIME! It is indeed a remarkable milestone achievement by WATATIME. I’m truly honored to be part of WATATIME family and to celebrate its 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary together.
For many years WATATIME is known for retailing premium watches and it has long established a harmonious link with all of its customers. In fact, some have grown to become our very good friends. I have been a long loyal fan of WATATIME since before joining the team and after I joined the company, I learned the one simple fact that WATATIME has grown to be a well trusted name in the Malaysian watch trade industry. Today, together with our team of passionate retail staff, I believe customers and friends will have many more years of happy moments at WATATIME shops.
I take the opportunity here to wish everyone good health and many happy returns.
SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AT WATATIME
The ultimate watch shopping experience at WATATIME! Our thanks to our valued and loyal customers who are always supporting us! Find out about their memorable moments at WATATIME!
GET SPOTTED CAMPAIGN
Experience once more the amazing Get Spotted campaign in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of WATATIME where we reward lucky shoppers and customers! …
GET SPOTTED CAMPAIGN!
Experience once more the amazing Get Spotted campaign in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of WATATIME where we reward lucky shoppers and customers!
Our team was at Sunway Pyramid, 1Utama, Pavilion and IOI City Mall to give precious and valuable watches and vouchers!