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We want your shopping experience with TimeTraders to be fun and stress-free, which is why we provide a secure escrow account payment solution. It means you receive your watch and confirm you’re 100% happy with it before we get paid. It’s that simple!

Here’s how it works:

When you place an order, you don’t pay TimeTraders. Instead, you make payment into an escrow account held with Standard Bank by TradeSafe, an authorised provider with the Payment Association of South Africa. TradeSafe remains the custodian of funds until TimeTraders fulfils its obligation to deliver your order, and you’re completely satisfied with your watch.

Easy payment steps

Step 1

Choose your watch and place your order

Step 2

Make payment into the secure Escrow account

Step 3

Order delivered to your door via insured courier

Step 4

Receive your watch and confirm you’re 100% happy

Step 5

TradeSafe transfers funds to TimeTraders bank account

Simple. Safe. Secure.

We've got you covered.

How safe is my money?

TradeSafe employs various strict pillars to ensure the safety, security, and validity of the escrow account and your money.

Standard Bank

The escrow funds are held in the name of TradeSafe, in a secure Standard Bank account. Standard Bank has management oversight of the escrow account and is involved in the approval process when funds are released to TimeTraders.


Funds held in the escrow account are insured by iTOO, a division of Hollard Insurance. TradeSafe holds Crime & Civil Liability cover, including fidelity and professional indemnity insurance as underwritten by iTOO.

Ernst & Young (EY)

Auditing firm EY performs agreed-upon procedures, in terms of International Standards on Related Services, to ensure the validity and accuracy of the Transactions and Balances of TradeSafe’s escrow account.

Payment Association of South Africa (PASA)

TradeSafe is an authorised Third-Party Payment Provider with the Payment Association of South Africa (PASA) in terms of South African Reserve Bank Directive, 1 of 2007.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is TradeSafe?

TradeSafe is a secure digital escrow service and South Africa’s trusted third party in a transaction between you and TimeTraders. The payment platform they provide ensures you can buy from us with complete peace of mind. Only when you’ve got your watch and are completely satisfied with it are funds released to TimeTraders.

What is Escrow?
Escrow is the term used when a 3rd party, (TradeSafe) holds the buyer’s money securely and only releases payment to the seller, (TimeTraders) when they deliver the products ordered This way, buyers get what they’ve paid for without being scammed and sellers get paid on confirmed delivery. It’s a win-win for both buyers and sellers.
How does TradeSafe protect the buyer?
TradeSafe protects you by keeping your money in the Escrow account until TimeTraders delivers your watch and you’re completely satisfied with it. With TradeSafe, you’re guaranteed to get what you pay for or your money back.
Where does my money go after I make payment?
Your money is kept in TradeSafe’s secure, insured and audited Escrow account held with Standard Bank.
What happens if I don’t receive my order, or if I’m not happy with it?
TradeSafe holds your money and will only pay it to TimeTraders once any dispute is resolved to your full satisfaction. If you don’t receive your order TradeSafe will refund you in full. If you are not happy with the goods you receive they can be returned to TimeTraders, and TradeSafe will refund you in full.
What does it cost to use this service?
It costs you nothing. TimeTraders cover the fees levied by TradeSafe for the service.
Who pays for shipping?
All orders over R3,000.00 are shipped free of charge.
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