Smart Tips on Buying Pre-Owned Watches

Nov 22, 2019
The Safest Way to Buy Pre Owned Watches

Buying a pre-owned timepiece can be incredibly exciting and can save you a lot of money. Not to mention, buying second-hand may be one of the quickest ways to get your hands on a rare, highly-sought-after watch. However, there are a few things to keep at the forefront of your mind when purchasing from the second-hand market. As your local certified pre-owned watch dealerKing Jewelers would like to help you ensure that your watch-buying experience is pitfall-free.

Do Your Research

You want to make sure you have done research on the dealer in which you are buying. Check reviews and feedback on a third-party site, such as Google. This way, you can get an idea of how the public views your store or company. You should also check the company’s grade on the Better Business Bureau and read about experiences other people may have had there. It is important to remember that many companies have mastered the art of making strikingly similar counterfeit watches. The goal here is to determine that the watch you’re purchasing comes from a reputable source.

Understand the Return Policy

If you wind up being unsatisfied with your purchase, it is important to have the ability to return your timepiece for a full refund or exchange. If you buy online, the product you receive in the mail may not live up to the expectations you had in mind. A seller with a good reputation would understand this concern and honor your reasoning for return or exchange. It is a good idea to confirm that you have at least 30 days from the date of online purchase, or 7 days from date of in-store purchase, to return or exchange your watch for a full refund hassle-free.

Learn About Warranty and Servicing

You want to also ensure that your pre-owned watch is going to be covered by a complimentary warranty to provide peace of mind. Also, you should make sure that the watchmaker performing the repairs or servicing on your timepiece is properly qualified or accredited. It’s important that the watchmaker has the necessary training and years of experience to correctly and sufficiently service your luxury timepiece.

Get the Watch Facts

If you are purchasing from a reputable seller, they will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need regarding your potential certified pre-owned timepiece. You should be able to find out the year the watch was made, the year it was originally purchased, how well it was taken care of, and which repairs and services it had done to it before it was eligible for sale. It is also pertinent to keep in mind that watches are deemed more valuable when they come with their original boxes and authentic paperwork. Not to mention, this could help you determine if the asking price is reasonable.

Don’t Be Fooled

Typically, pre-owned watch prices are calculated from a few different factors. Brand, model, desirability, and condition are the main ones that a company may utilize to determine the price for each pre-owned watch. If you are presented with an offer that seems a bit too good to be true, chances are it probably is. Watches listed at drastically lower prices than MSRP run a higher risk of being broken, defective, counterfeit or even stolen. Simply follow our guide to help ensure that this doesn’t happen to you.

Nashville’s Premier Destination for Pre-Owned Watches

King Jewelers is proud to be Nashville’s most trusted pre-owned watch dealer in middle Tennessee and Aventura. Visit our showroom located in Green Hills to explore a wide variety of prestigious watch brands such as pre-owned Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Oris, Omega, Patek Philippe, Panerai, Tudor and more. Allow one of our watch experts to help you seek out the perfect timepiece to match your lifestyle and aesthetic. King Jewelers is a family-owned and operated business for five generations. We welcome you to stop by and discover the true meaning behind becoming a part of the King family.


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