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What To Look For When Buying Pre Owned Watches

By Edited Oct 26, 2016 0 0

Have you ever purchased something that is pre owned and worry about its authenticity or condition? This is usually a buyer’s number one concern when they are looking to purchase pre owned watches. When it comes to purchasing something that is used such as a car, almost anybody can tell the overall condition and authenticity of the parts by simply driving it; however, all of the watches that are on the market function relatively similar- The main difference lies within the reputability and durability of the parts. Unfortunately, the only way to determine this reputability and durability when purchasing pre owned watches is to own them for a few months and see if anything breaks or malfunctions. In addition to the functionality of pre owned watches, you must be very careful with its aesthetic appeal; there are fake diamonds, jewels, faces, hands, and straps that would even fool the most reputable manufacturer.

Make Sure That The Pre Owned Watches Haven’t Been Buffed

It is inevitable that after wearing a piece of jewellery as little as 10 times, there will begin to be flaws such as tiny scratches, minor dents, and marks caused by rubbing against various things. When the jewellers and stores purchase these pre owned watches from the customers, they do their best to try to buff out as many of these imperfections as possible. There is no problem with buying a watch that has been buffed; the problem lies within the jeweller or store owner telling you that it is flawless, when really the flaws have merely been buffed out. Ensure that the seller is being honest with you by viewing the metal or gold under a magnifying glass and looking for those imperfections; moreover, as for a discount if you spot imperfections.

Pre Owned Watches Could Have Some Swapped Mechanical Pieces

Many of the most expensive brands such as Rolex, and Breitling place a large emphasis on the actual functionality and durability of the parts that they use; this is part of the reason that they get to charge so much for their models. Some of the individual that know their way around watches will choose to swap out the original expensive internal mechanical pieces for cheaper ones that simply get the job done for a short period of time. Get the seller to open up the pre owned watches that you are considering, and have a professional look through the mechanical pieces to ensure their authenticity.

Ensure That Pre Owned Watches Have A Serial Or A Model Number

Almost all of the brands that are worth buying include either a serial number or a model specific number on absolutely all of the pieces that they offer. This is one of the ways that they prevent fraudulent and non-authentic pieces from dominating their sales. Do the proper research on the potential pre owned watches that you are thinking about purchasing, and see where and what those numbers are supposed to be. Once you visit the seller, look around the piece of jewellery for those specific numbers, and use your judgement to verify that they are authentic in themselves.

Use Bargaining Skill When Buying Pre Owned Watches

Although watches may be one of the finest pieces of jewellery that you can wear, they are treated in the exact same way as anything else that sells as a second-hand product; the sellers generally overprice the item, and hope that they can get a great percentage of the original price when they actually sell the product. This translates to pre owned watches having a price tag with a number that is generally higher than the seller actually wants to receive for the product. For instance, imagine that you see a used watch with a $1000 price tag attached to it; the seller would usually be more than happy accepting anything above $900 with a great smile on their face.

When Buying Pre Owned Watches By Designer Brands, Ensure That They Are Genuine

Some of the biggest designer brands have replicas that are circulating around our current society that are so close to the original that it is not even funny! These replicators basically produce a watch that looks nearly identical to the authentic one by the designer brand; however, the main difference lies within the functionality, durability, and quality. One of the biggest mistakes when purchasing pre owned watches is to assume that they are authentic if they are being bought from a reputable store. Although these stores may have developed great reputations over their lifetime, some of the replicas are created so well that they can even fool the individual store owners!

When you are thinking about purchasing any of the pre owned watches that you may like, you will be faced with an extremely large selection that will nearly boggle your mind! In addition to having to choose from many brands and models, you will have to ensure that those specific models of pre owned watches are genuine and authentic. Nothing will feel worse than having spent an arm and a leg on a used watch that you have desired for years, and later finding out that all of the original internal mechanisms were swapped out for some cheap replicas at the local jewellery store. Save yourelf from this grief and regret, and choose to do the proper research before you actually purchase your next piece of jewellery or accessory.

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