You can take several precautions before selling your watch, whether you are downsizing your watch collection, letting go of a timepiece that you no longer use, or trying to figure out how much you will get for a piece you inherited. There are more and more choices for how and where to Sell pre-owned Rolex watches, as the secondary market for pre-owned watches becomes more expansive by the day. Collect your watch, paper, packaging, and other accessories
The first thing you want to do to complete the package is to collect the watch and everything it comes with. Have you got the original package, wrapping, receipts, and assurance of validity, warranty card, and records of service? Selling this as a full package along with your pre-owned watch would make the selling process more comfortable.
In addition to reassuring prospective customers that the product is 100 percent genuine, initial paperwork and packaging will almost certainly get you more money than selling without them. The sale value of your used timepiece will be raised from 15% to 25% by getting the associated boxes and records. Plus, add them too if you have any extra bracelet ties, straps, hanging tags, cleaning clothing, pusher pins, positioning styluses, or other accessories, so you can sell a whole package and get the most cash possible.
If you don’t have anything more than your watch, that’s all right, too. Without boxes and records, you will market a pre-owned luxury watch. Understand, though, that you would not get that much for it instead of getting a whole set.
Check out the make, serial, and other essential ID numbers of your watch.
Before selling your pre-owned watch, the most superficial details you would need is its make and model. Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster, Patek Philippe Calatrava, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Breitling Navitimer, Cartier Tank Solo, etc., for starters. But there are other relevant identity numbers that you should also be aware of.
The most relevant one is the type or reference number of the watch. Yeah, you may be selling a pre-owned Rolex Submariner, but over the past six decades, hundreds of different editions have been made, so it is essential to know the exact model/reference number of your watch.
Any brands sell official databases, while watch enthusiasts assemble other databases.
Where will I find the model/guide and serial numbers of my watch?
On official documents, the most straightforward place to locate the identifying numbers of a watch is. Still, if that’s not what you have, then you have to look at the watch itself. And the model and serial numbers are mounted on the watch at various positions, depending on the manufacturer.
Here is a general guide to identifying ID numbers for famous watch models, but this is not 100% true of all branded watches (significantly older vintage timepieces).
Omega: On the interior of the caseback, the Omega model/reference number is etched. To see it, you will need to have the caseback disabled. On the underside of the caseback, the serial number is usually etched.
Audemars Piguet: Two individual numbers make Audemars Piguet watches special. Within the watch, the first is etched on the main movement plate. To see it, the case back would have to be disabled. On the underside of the case back, the alphanumeric serial number is etched. On the paperwork is the watch’s reference code.
Breitling: On the exterior of the case back, the Breitling model/reference number (usually begins with a letter) is engraved. On the case back, the serial number is often etched and contains only digits.
Cartier: Cartier case backs have an externally etched four-digit code that informs you of the case’s design (i.e., the collection). The reference/model number of the “W” Cartier is only found on the paperwork. On the underside of the case back, the serial number is still etched.
Chopard: Chopard case backs have an externally etched four-digit code that informs you of the case’s design (i.e., the collection). Only on the documentation is the complete Chopard reference/model number found.
Panerai: Panerai watches have several different numbers (serial, case type, output number from a series) etched on the outside of the case back, but none of these are PAM codes (these are on the paperwork).
Patek Philippe: On the case back’s interior, the Patek Philippe model/reference number and case number are etched. The number of the movement is etched on the movement. To see them, you would need to have the case back disabled.
Rolex: In between the lugs on the watch’s noon side, the Rolex model/reference number is etched on the case. To see it, you’ll have to have the bracelet off. On the other side, in between the lugs on the 6 o’clock side of the watch, the serial number is etched if you find Where to Sell Rolex Watch.
TAG Heuer: The model/reference number of the TAG Heuer (usually begins with a letter) and the serial number are etched on the case back’s exterior.
The whole serial number must never be exchanged with others, only the first few digits. It is understood that watch counterfeiter look for genuine serial numbers to add to their bogus watches. If it is appropriate to disassemble certain watch pieces to see the guide and serial numbers, we strongly recommend making a trained watchmaker do it for you.
Conduct some comprehensive analysis, including history, market valuation, and demand, about your watch
How much is Worth My Watch?
Even more specifically, you will find out what to expect to be paid when selling your watch by investigating your particular watch. You should be able to locate sales lists of similar watch models that will provide you with an approximate approximation of your watch’s overall market value. However, note that no two pre-owned luxury watches are alike in terms of condition, operating history, and provenance. All these considerations will have a significant effect on the final selling price.