Purchasing a Pre-Owned Luxury Watch – 2 Min Read
Posted on August 25th, 2017
Thinking of purchasing a pre-owned watch but not sure what you should consider or what you need to know? We’ve put together this guide to help you make an informed decision…
TRUST THE RETAILER
Wherever you decide to purchase your pre-owned luxury watch, make sure it is a reputable company who can provide you with all the necessary details. Reputable retailers that specialise in selling pre-owned watches should be able to answer all your questions about the watch including information on the serial number and the date of manufacture etc.
At Drakes, Plymouth we source all our pre-owned watches from a trusted supplier so we can promise you that they are all genuine and have been serviced and refurbished to give you the very best quality.
You’ll want to make sure that the pre-owned watch comes with some sort of warranty. This will give you piece of mind when making this purchase decision. All our pre-owned watches for example, come with a 2 year warranty.
ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERWORK
Most pre-owned watches come in their original box. Paperwork on the other hand is not so common. Consider how important the paperwork is to you as this can put a premium on the price of the pre-owned watch. At Drakes, Plymouth all of our pre-owned watches come in their original box.
Much like your car, to keep your watch in good condition, regular servicing is important. This makes sure that your watch remains accurate and working the best it can. When purchasing a pre-owned watch, it would be a good idea to check that the watch you are looking to buy has had a recent service.
CHOOSING YOUR WATCH
Have a look around and narrow down the models you would be interested in purchasing, this will help you find the right watch for you. Can’t see the model you like in the window? It might be worth asking the in store team if they could source particular models for you. At Drakes, Plymouth we can source most luxury watch models. Just pop in and ask one of our team!
CHECK THE FIT
Pre-owned watches will normally come without any spare links so check the fitting of the watch before you decide to purchase. Occasionally extra links can be sourced but this will come at an extra cost.
Purchasing a pre-owned watch is a great way to own an investment piece for less. They make great family heirlooms that can be passed down from generation to generation. It is also worth noting that the older the watch becomes, the rarer it is to purchase meaning the value of the watch tends to usually increase.
Rolex and Cartier are good brands to invest in as popular brands like these hold the best value. Remember only buy the watch if you like it and will enjoy the pleasure of wearing it as this is where the true value lies.
If you do have any further questions about pre-owned watches, please do get in touch or pop in and speak to us in store.