How to Sell Used Watches

Luxury watches are in high demand, so selling your used watch could be an excellent opportunity for some extra cash. You could reinvest in new, on-trend timepieces, pay off debt, or get that much needed holiday gift fund. Whether you’re selling for extra cash or due to a life-changing event, the end goal is the same: get the best deal with a safe and convenient sale. Get the 411 on how to sell used watches safely, quickly, and for the best offer, here.

Valuable Watch Brands

Here are the top selling watch brands that hold a good re-sell value:

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  • Rolex
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Patek Philippe
  • IWC
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Panerai
  • Breitling
  • Omega
  • Tag Heuer
  • Chopard

Antique Watches and Vintage Watches

If you’ve inherited a watch that’s been collecting dust, you may have a treasure in your midst. Some watches (even pocket watches) can sell for thousands of dollars. It’s worth taking it to an expert jeweler to get your piece appraised. But before you do, try and find out as much about your watch as possible. Ask family members, research the brand/model/year (if known), find out what metal it is made from, etc.

Watch Value

The condition, model, parts and service history, and even the sound of the ticking will affect the value of your watch, along with the brand. If your watch has some wear-and-tear, see if you can get it cleaned and repaired before you get it appraised. We always recommend getting jewelry and watches appraised by multiple independent sources before you sell. Knowing your jewelry worth before you sell is the best safeguard in getting a deal you’re comfortable with.

Where Can I Sell Old Watches?

There are a lot of options when it comes to selling your watch. Here are just a few:

  • Pawnshop
  • Auction
  • Craiglist
  • eBay
  • Forums

For more details on these selling outlets, check out our previous blog post: Where to Sell Your Jewelry

How to Sell Used Watches

Before handing your watch over to a potential buyer, do your research and gather all the necessary documents that will help prove your watch authenticity and value.

  • Original sale receipts
  • Watch reference number
  • Photographs
  • Prior appraisals

The safest and easiest way to sell used watches is to sell to a reputable buyer and knowledgeable jewelry expert. Diamond Buyers offers two convenient and safe selling options—stop by our store in Houston, Texas, or sell your watch online through our insured and transparent process.

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