Infamous as one of the best places in the world to buy bootleg designer and fashion watches, Bangkok is actually an incredible place to buy the genuine thing too. With designer watch stores selling brands like Cartier, Patek Phillipe, Breitling, Tag Heuer and Omega, you’ll find just about any genuine designer watch in Bangkok you want, along with a whole slew of beautiful designer fashion watches like Swatch, Fossil and Anne Klein.
On your next shopping trip to Bangkok, don’t miss shopping for watches at these places. You’ll find gorgeous designer and fashion watches at often great prices.
Mahboonkrong (MBK) Mall – For the best selection of designer fashion watches in Bangkok, you can’t beat shopping at Mahboonkrong (MBK) Mall. Of course, it’s also known for its huge selection of fake watches, but there are many jewelry stalls and stores that also sell designer fashion watches that don’t imitate authentic designer watches in any way. Look for Tissot, Swatch, Zenith and Seiko, among many other designs.
Look for the stalls on the second and third floors of the mall for literally thousands of designs and varieties of fashion watch. And, if you want something a bit more real, browse at the gold shops in the same area. They have stunning gold watches, along with hundreds of pieces of gold jewelry too.
You’ll find Mahboonkrong (MBK) Mall next to National Stadium sky train station in downtown Bangkok.
Cartier in Bangkok – One of the most exclusive watch companies is, of course, Cartier and there are two beautiful Cartier showrooms in Bangkok. The oldest one is at the Emporium Mall next to Phrom Phong sky train station. It’s a little more sedate and low-key and populated by lots of older high-society shoppers, but they have a lovely selection of timepieces for both him and her. You’ll find ornately designed watches or classic timepieces on simple leather watch bands, with a choice of automatic or mechanical, as well as some fabulously jeweled pieces.
The second Cartier showroom in Bangkok is at the upscale Siam Paragon Mall next to Siam BTS sky train station. Although it’s still Cartier, so more sedate, just because the clientele at Siam Paragon is a little more hip and fashionable the Cartier collection here reflects that somewhat with some more modern styles than at the Emporium branch.
There’s also a third smaller Cartier showroom at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, so you can still pick up a pretty timepiece as you leave the country.
City Chain – City Chain is one of the largest watch chains in the country with branches all over Bangkok. They’re normally found at branches of Big C and Carrefour supermarkets.
As a somewhat supermarket-chain watch shop, you’d think City Chain would sell lower quality watches but that’s not true. At City Chain, you’ll find fashion watches like Ellesse, Solvil Titus, Hugo Boss, Casio, Coach, DKNY, French Connection and Calvin Klein.
Due to their location in large low-cost supermarkets though, City Chain has some of the lowest prices on designer fashion watches and, in many branches, a huge selection.
Central World Plaza – The largest mall in Thailand, and the third largest mall in south east Asia, Central World Plaza has many stores selling designer and designer fashion watches.
Look at Cortina Watch Boutique for luxury timepieces, G-Factory for Casio, G-Shock and Baby-G or, if you really want to go high-end, Rolex has a store here too.
Central World Plaza is near Chidlom BTS sky train station.