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What to Consider When Selling Your Luxury Watch

A luxury watch can be one of the most valuable jewelry pieces in your collection. Rolex, Cartier, Piaget. These names evoke timeless class, exquisite craftsmanship, and classical fashion.

Orange County Jewelry Buyers of Newport Beach understands how your luxury watch oftentimes represents a sizable portion of your wealth. We also know how difficult it can be to part with these precious items, but there are times when you need to unlock the value of your luxury assets and put it to work for you.

These valuable timepieces also may hold a lot of sentimental value, as they often are passed down from generation to generation, with memories and stories adding intangible worth that defy accounting. Before deciding, “Yes, I am going to sell my watch,” make sure you and your loved ones can live with this decision and understand the ramifications.

Who should I sell my watch to?

There are many options available to a luxury watch owner looking to sell their item. You want to be sure you’re dealing with a reputable person or business when parting with such a valuable item. OC Jewelry Buyers by Vasco Assets has more than 70 years of combined expert experience dealing with luxury assets, has an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5-star rating on Yelp.

What’s the difference between consigning and selling?

Many auction houses will offer to take your watch on consignment to auction off to the highest bidder. While this may seem tempting – let them do all the work of determining the value of your watch through an auction and making the actual sale – once you take into account the fees involved and their overall success rate, you’ll likely find that selling your watch directly to a dealer makes the most sense.

How do I determine just how much to sell my watch for?

Now that you’ve decided to sell your watch, it’s time to do a little research and conduct an in-depth market analysis to have an idea of just how much your watch is worth. Some factors that determine the true market value of your watch include: 

Do I need the original box and paperwork?

Do you have the original box and paperwork that your luxury watch came in, matching the model and the serial number of your timepiece? Nothing authenticates your watch better – and thus assures that you’ll receive top value when selling your watch.

Why should I stay away from those who’ll buy my watch sight unseen?

Every luxury watch has its own characteristics that impact the overall value, either positively or negatively. Someone willing to buy your watch without first examining it is probably going to make a lowball offer. A reputable buyer such as OC Jewelry Buyers has to inspect your watch before determining its value and making you a fair offer.

How easy is it to sell my watch and get paid?

This is especially true when dealing with internet buyers who haven’t established a reputable presence. There are plenty of premium watch dealers who demand shipment prior to sending any funds, nor do they guarantee payment. Others will require you to pay outlandish shipping costs to sell your luxury watch to them. Add on the cost for insurance, and it may not make your sale worthwhile.

With Orange County Jewelry Buyers, you can sell your luxury watch with confidence, even if you live far away from our Newport Beach, Calif., location. We offer professional expert online consultations, and the evaluation and attention your luxury watch receives is the same as if you were standing in front of us in Newport Beach. Your personal luxury expert will proffer an offer to you. Once you accept, we’ll send you shipping instructions.

We utilize global shipping leaders FedEx, Brinks Global and Malca-Amit, as well as the U.S. Postal Service, at no cost to you. Your premium watch is insured for up to $1 million through Lloyd’s and Partners of London, England, and your package will be opened and scanned under video surveillance to ensure transparency and security. Once it’s been inspected and verified, you’ll receive payment promptly.

Orange County Jewelry Buyers of Newport Beach makes the process of selling your luxury watch simple and pain-free. We have more than three decades of experience buying and selling premium watches. Please reach out to us with any questions or to get a free no-obligation valuation.

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