Las Vegas, Nevada (May 28, 2013): At their largest show ever in Las Vegas, the International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG) announced a ground-breaking strategic partnership with WatchFacts for the guild's new watch exchange platform. The partnership will provide the IWJG's dealers with the safest way to transact business online. WatchFacts will connect the IWJG's 6,000 dealers in over 64 countries to bring more trust, transparency and security not only to the dealers themselves but domestic and international buyers alike. Joe Nelson, Executive Director of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild offers "The IWJG had been looking at various solutions for our membership, to supplement our 12 trade shows each year. WatchFacts provides the most security on a user friendly platform for the buying, selling and certification of high end watches that we found anywhere. Security is always a major consideration with the IWJG and we are proud to announce this alliance with WatchFacts."

This strategic partnership represents a significant step for the entire pre-owned luxury watch market. The $40 billion pre-owned luxury watch industry is highly fragmented and will benefit from more standardization,thereby creating more transparency and trust in the distant buying process.  “Our partnership with IWJG accelerates our goal of creating a new watch category…Certified Pre-Owned where buyers will have peace of mind knowing that the watch is as described, authentic and isn’t stolen” says John Cormier, CEO of WatchFacts. “We feel our platform will not only connect dealers all over the world, but also enable us to create a standard for trading watches via a more transparent and secure process,” says Douglas Geertz, Chairman of WatchFacts.

About the International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG)
Since 1985, the IWJG has been conducting 12 to 14 annual cash and carry trade show events throughout the US. The members only shows are supported by over 8,200 of the world's foremost professional watch and jewelry dealers from 75 countries. The IWJG members and shows stake claim to hundreds of millions of dollars in watch and jewelry inventory. For general questions or information on becoming a member visit our website at or call us toll free at 800-554-4992. You can also visit us on Facebook at for more information or Twitter at

About WatchFacts
WatchFacts is an information technology company and the first global and independent watch inspection and verification agency to bring trust, transparency and security to the luxury pre owned watch market. Through its proprietary platform and standardization process, WatchFacts provides dealers with the safest and easiest way to transact business. Visit our website at for more information. WatchFacts - 169 E. Flagler Street, Suite 624. Miami, FL 33131. 888-587-2928 - or