A Guide To Buying Pre Owned Watches

A common misconception is that second hand items can mean a compromise in style or condition, though this isn’t always true. There’s an entire case for buying second hand watches, and it’s very popular among dealers and individual buyers alike. For those who have never considered buying a second hand watch, there are many positives of doing so that might just tempt you to make the leap!

Here at Miltons Diamonds, we are providing our very own guide to buying pre owned watches, discussing the benefits of doing so, and the process that should be behind any purchase of a second hand timepiece.

Why buy second hand watches?

If you usually opt for a brand new watch, but you’re considering purchasing a second hand watch, there are many reasons for doing so that you may not have considered. Whether you plan on wearing your designer watch every day, save it for a special occasion or even buy it as a meaningful gift for someone else, there are positives for opting for second hand.

A pre owned watch may be less expensive.

Your dream of owning a fantastic luxury watch may be closer than you think if you decide to opt for a pre owned watch. Pre owned goods don’t have any VAT on meaning you can save a considerable amount on the new equivalent model. Money tends to go further in the second hand market, which is worth bearing in mind on your quest to find the perfect pre owned luxury watch.

A second hand watch could increase in value.

This could make buying a pre owned watch an investment for the future. For example, the 2003 Rolex Submariner 16610LV with the black dial and green rotating bezel was discontinued in 2010. In March 2008 the RRP of the watch was £3280 (inc VAT), and that particular model is now retailing for in the region of £9950. This is just an example of the countless Rolex watch models that have increased in value.  

There’s greater choice in the types of watches on offer.

With many luxury watch brands experimenting with their products for decades, the results are countless versions of the same watch. This experimentation with watch bracelets and dial colours and materials allow a much larger selection in the secondhand market than new, meaning you can find the perfect watch for you.

How to buy a pre owned watch

Just as you would when making any large purchase, it’s important to do your research before parting with a potentially considerable amount of money for your latest investment.

Find a reputable pre owned watch retailer.

Here at Miltons Diamonds, we are rigorous with our inspection policy with a full team dedicated to ‘watch inspection’ ensuring every customer receives high-quality goods. Often when luxury watches are sold on to dealerships or retailers, they undertake a thorough service to ensure all components are working correctly and this is done as a standard to all watches sold by us.

Pre owned watches at Miltons Diamonds

At Miltons Diamonds we are dedicated to selling great quality pre owned watches for men and women. Our popular range of pre owned Rolex watches includes a whole host of models that you’d never guess were second hand.

Gentlemen who enjoy luxury watches will certainly find something to suit their individual style, with our collection of men’s second hand watches which include brands such as Rolex, Omega and Cartier to name but a few. The Rolex Submariner is a popular and stylish choice for those looking for a striking timepiece to add to their existing watch collection.

With a large selection of women’s second hand watches find the perfect watch for you. Treat yourself to a pre owned Rolex Datejust with its elegant design elements, or a second hand Tag Heuer ladies watch with attractive Mother of Pearl dial – there really are so many options.  

Remember when buying a second-hand Rolex, always check the serial number to help you identify whether the watch is genuine.

We guarantee a one year warranty with our watches (two years on Rolex watches) for ultimate peace of mind when you make a purchase with us.  

We hope that our guide to buying pre owned watches has helped in your decision of new vs second hand luxury watches. With well-known luxury watch brands such as Rolex and Cartier, why not invest in a pre owned watch from Miltons Diamonds and add to your timepiece collection?

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