The “CRONOMANIA® Watches for Passion since 1994″ shop is the reference point for all collectors and enthusiasts interested in buying and selling second-hand vintage and modern watches from the most prestigious brands such as Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre, Longines, Heuer, Zenith.
Our standard is to provide a tailor-made service with a careful eye on the needs of each customer, guaranteeing quality and professionalism.
The shop is open from Monday to Saturday 10-12:30 / 16-19:30. Closed on Monday morning.
Michele Galizia a construction engineer with a passion for watches since he was a boy.
This passion led him to organize the first edition of the “CRONOMANIA® Exhibition of Vintage and Collector Watches” in Padua in 1994, immediately achieving great success. Since then, Cronomania has continued to obtain excellent results, ranking first in the sector in Italy. On 6 October 2020, after 26 years and 194 editions, it ended its activity.
In autumn 2017, after 37 years, Michele Galizia ceased working as a construction engineer, with great professional satisfaction and with the pride of having worked as a volunteer engineer at the National Department of Civil Protection for the checks of buildings affected by the earthquake in Irpinia in 1980, in Abruzzo in 2009, in Emilia in 2012 and in Central Italy in 2016 and 2017.
On 1 December 2017, driven by a great passion for watches, he opened the “CRONOMANIA® Watches for Passion since 1994″ shop, in the historic center of Padua in via Cesare Battisti 36, taking over the historic Fabris watchmaking factory present there since 1964.
Michele Galizia is also technical consultant of the Court of Padua in the “Watchmaking” sector, collaborates with the Meeting Art Auction House and directed the watch sector of the Artemide Auction House from 2013 to 2016.