How and Where to Sell Second Hand Watches
Did you know at Hatton Jewels we also buy secondhand & pre owned watches? Whilst we specialise in fine jewellery, we also have a keen eye for luxury watches, including second hand Rolex watches, and because we have a large network of buyers we can often beat any offer price, including estimates from auction houses. If you’re looking to sell your watch, we can help. In this article we’re going to explore some of the most frequent questions we get asked from customers looking to sell their watch, but if you’re looking for a quick, free and no obligation offer to sell, use our form at the bottom of this page — Sell My Watch.
How do I find the value of my watch?
The fastest and most efficient way to find the value of your watch is to have it appraised by a professional. At Hatton Jewels we’ve made this process quick and simple. Just fill out the form and we’ll send back a free quote. If you’re happy and want to sell to us, we can usually secure the offer and payment within 24 hour of receiving the watch.
Which watches hold their value?
Watch enthusiasts are particularly fond of Rolex Daytona, Rolex Submariner, Patek Philippe Calatrava, Patek Philippe Nautilus, Audemar Piguet Royal Oak and Cartier Tank watches.
Fine watches are a lot like luxury cars when it comes to their resale value. They depreciate for several years but, in the case of the most premium or rare models, they then begin to regain and sometimes exceed their original price, with some recent limited edition models commanding even higher values on the second hand market.
Is now a good time to sell my watch?
Today’s watches market is stronger than ever. In 2019, the total amount of watch sales reached an unprecedented 188.7 million USD (a 22% increase from 2018).
First and foremost, remember that investing in watches comes with risks as well as rewards. While watches that hold value aren’t part of a traditional portfolio, and while gains may be much smaller, in today’s market it can be a lot of fun to look for the best resale value for watches on the market and decide which appeals to you most. Be sure to look for watches that appeal to your personal sense of style. That way, you’ll own something useful, beautiful, and well-made – even if the market takes a dive.
While buying watches isn’t nearly as risky as betting on horses, it doesn’t typically bring jaw-dropping rewards. But if you strategize, choose carefully, exercise patience, and keep an eye on upcoming trends, you may be able to find yourself in the enviable position of owning watches that appreciate in time.
How do I sell a watch?
Whether you own one exceptional watch or a large collection of timepieces, there comes a time when you might consider consigning your watch. To receive a complimentary estimate, simply submit images of your luxury watches along with any additional information to Hatton Jewels through our easy-to-use online estimate form.
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What is the most elaborate complication in a watch?
Typically, the first examples that spring to mind are watches incorporating perpetual calendars and tourbillons. While these are by no means easy feats in watchmaking, they are somewhat overshadowed by what is widely considered "the most complex of horological complications'' – the grande sonnerie or grand strike complication. This can be seen in examples such as F.P. Journe's Grande et Petite Sonnerie Souveraine. This piece combines a quarter striking mechanism with a minute repeating mechanism, which allows the user to hear the time striking as it passes and to activate a minute repeating function on demand.
If you’re interested in selling your watch, simply book an appointment online or fill out our value my jewellery form. We’ll get back to you with a free quote with no obligation to sell to us. Alternatively give us a call on 0203 116 0069 and speak to one of our friendly, expert members of staff who can help guide you through any one of our services.
We’ve helped thousands of customers over the years design custom rings (with our design your engagement ring service), choose the perfect present for an anniversary, sell jewellery and choose jewellery for many special occasions, so if there is something you’d like but can’t see online, we’re confident we can make it to your exact needs, just get in touch.