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The shop “CRONOMANIA® watches for passion since 1994”
Michele Galizia, a great enthusiast and expert of vintage watches, is the organizer of the watch Fair CRONOMANIA® since 1994 and is the technical consultant of the Court of Padova in the watch field.
On December 1, 2017 he opened “CRONOMANIA® watches for passion since 1994”, a shop of vintage and modern second-hand watches, in Padova in the old town in via Cesare Battisti 36, taking over the historical watchmaker’s shop Fabris present there since 1958.
The shop is a reference point for collectors and enthusiasts for the purchase and sale of vintage and modern second-hand watches. Furthermore, repairs of wristwatches, pocket watches, table and wall clocks are carried out to perfection and guaranteed for two years.
From May 1, 2018 Michele Galizia is the consultant of the famous Auction House Meeting Art for Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige.
The CRONOMANIA® shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 16:00 pm to 19:30 pm
Michele Galizia, the organiser of Cronomania, is a construction engineer by profession with a very keen passion for watches since his youth.
His enthusiasm led him to the organizing of the first edition of Cronomania which took place in Padova in 1994 and was an enormous success. Since then this manifestation has continued to obtain positive results, being placed at the top of its sector in Italy. At present it takes place in Padova and Bologna in the congress halls of the most prestigious hotels of the above mentioned cities.
Cronomania is a must which gives both enthusiasts and collectors the chance of finding vintage watches of all brands and all ranges of prices.
In the Autumn of 2017, after 37 years he closed the activity of construction engineer, with great professional satisfaction and with the pride to have worked as a volunteer engineer at the National Department of Civil Protection for the verifications of the buildings hit by the earthquake in Irpinia in 1980, in Abruzzo in 2009, in Emilia in 2012 and in Central Italy in 2016 and 2017.
From 1 December 2017, driven by the great passion for the watches, he opened the “Cronomania watches for passion since 1994” shop, in Padova in the old town in via Cesare Battisti 36 (former Fabris watchmaker’s shop since 1958).