Nick Bassett has over 30 year’s experience in the watch industry and offers specialist advice in this niche area to Elstob & Elstob’s clients. He first came to the North East in 1989 to take up a management position with Northern Goldsmiths and was soon promoted to General Manager of the flagship Blackett Street store in Newcastle.
With a Retail Jewellers Diploma awarded by the National Association of Jewellers, Nick has had detailed working experience of most major brands of watches, including: Rolex, Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Cartier and Longines.
He is currently an independent sales manager for several European-based watch manufacturers, not least Michel Herbelin (France), Bruno Söhnle (Germany), Dietrich (Switzerland) and Gagá (Italy).
Nick shares his passion of watches with another keen interest – football! So much so, that he took a brief sabbatical from the watch industry to satisfy this particular goal. During this time, he worked as Football Secretary for York City FC and Technical Operations Manager for the London 2012 Olympics as part of the team that hosted the football matches played at St. James Park, Newcastle. He is happy to share his knowledge of both subjects!