How to Sell Your Watch

Figuring out how to sell your watch for the best price might seem like an intimidating task, but with a little preparation and research, you can get top dollar for your luxury used watch. If you find yourself with a high-end watch you’re simply not wearing often enough, choosing to sell it can provide you with the cash you need to upgrade to a newer model or different style.

At Pinto Gold and Jewellery Buyers, we recommend that you consider the following when thinking about how to sell your watch:

Collect Documentation
Start by collecting any boxes, instruction manuals and paperwork that accompanies your high-end watch. These seemingly insignificant items can actually add value to your watch. Include any watch links that may have been removed during adjustment.

Research Your Watch
Research the exact model number of your watch, usually found engraved on the back or within the paperwork. Get a feel for the range of values associated with your watch model in relation to other watches by comparing prices online.

Consider its Condition
Evaluate the overall condition of your used watch. This is often one of the most important factors when appraisers consider the value of a luxury watch. Regular maintenance and cleaning will help boost its value, while a watch that is not in working order will fetch less.

Evaluate Rarity
Consider the rarity of your watch model. Antique or limited-edition timepieces are in high demand in the luxury watch market, meaning they will bring you more cash when it comes time to sell.

Choose a Buyer
Locate a reputable buyer of high-end watches. You’ll want to choose a business with an outstanding reputation and good reviews from previous customers. The business should employ licensed appraisers who specialize in evaluating luxury watches.

Repair & Clean
Before you bring your timepiece to a watch buyer, you should ensure it looks its best. Carefully clean and adjust your watch if possible, or have a professional perform repairs. A small investment in a repair now could bring you more cash when it comes time to sell.

Want to learn more about how to sell your watch? Pinto Gold and Jewellery Buyers makes it easy. If you’ve got a Rolex or other high-end, luxury watch, we invite you to bring it to our expert appraisers for review. We buy a wide range of watches from brands like Tudor, Breitling, Omega, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Tag Heuer and more!

Visit us at our Toronto location at 2490 Yonge St. or request a free appraisal online.

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