Flâneur:

A flâneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the streets he walks – and is in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic.
— Edmund White

It’s more than wanderlust; it’s a lifestyle. Traveling, yes, but also savoring everyday experiences – a flâneur finds joy in coffeeshops and shop windows, too. A flâneur is a type of person who would appreciate the time and care inherent in mechanical watches. They would also sit down for a chat about it with friends or in foreign countries.

Founded in 2017, Flâneur is an independently owned and operated business in Denver, CO, specializing in handling rare and vintage mechanical watches. Founder Steve Bridges seeks to infuse the company with the lifestyle of flâneurs everywhere: a place where luxury items meet a luxury lifestyle. More than that, it is a place of solace for flâneurs and watch fans alike to buy, trade, and sell watches with ease. Fed up with losing returns on watches to shipping costs, listing fees, and more, Steve decided to create Flâneur to solve those problems.

Flâneur prides itself in being the best option to buy, sell, and trade watches. You will not find lower consignment fees, easier access, or better customer service anywhere. We promise to give you the time and care that your watch deserves, every time. It’s why we focus on the details, like our photographs: all the pictures you see on our website are of the actual watches for sale. We never use stock or repurposed photographs for any of our watches. Trust us with your watch buying/selling process, and we will treat you as family. We’d like to sit down and chat, and appreciate the beauty of your watch, first.

We focus on the most prestigious and timeless watch manufacturers including A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, FP Journe, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Nomos, Omega, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Rolex and more.

 
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Steve Bridges

President & Founder

 

Born and raised in Denver, Steve attended the University of Denver where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA. After college, he took a different route than most of his peers, who were taking jobs at large financial institutions, and instead took a job performing door-to-door sales for a roofing company. While Steve’s business experience is non-traditional, he found himself learning more about the intricacies of owning his own business than he ever would have working for larger companies. When he was working for the roofing company, Steve entered the world of watch collecting by spending all of his yearly bonus (and more) on a brand-new Rolex GMT Master II 116710BLNR. This first watch purchase was more than enough to hook him into the world of mechanical watches. As he immersed himself more in the watch community, he began buying and selling multiple watches as a private collector. He found himself frequently disappointed and frustrated with the process, which oftentimes left him dumping potential returns on watches into shipping costs, listing fees, and more. So, he started Flâneur to help other collectors buy and sell watches without giving away all their money.