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Watch Condition Explained

At Miltons Diamonds we stock an impressive collection of designer watches for men and women. From the exemplary stylistic watches of Cartier, to our popular collection of pre owned Rolex watches. Our collections of gents Rolex watches are impeccable in their various offerings and performance, whilst our ladies Rolex watches encompass many sought after models with a fashionable edge to each piece. Pre owned watches are a popular choice for many when it comes to purchasing designer watches, but it’s important to be aware of how sellers grade their watch conditions.

All of our second hand watches are thoroughly inspected by our in-house experts, and are categorised accordingly. When it comes to pre owned watch conditions, we are meticulous in our approach to ensure that our customers are receiving items that will meet, and even exceed, their expectations. As a company we are dedicated to providing the very best condition, high quality jewellery and timepieces, so our watch condition guide is here to offer peace of mind. We value our watches from unworn, through to substandard quality, which means a little extra care will be needed to bring the watch design back to life. Taking into account visible signs of wear and tear, and the inclusion of original parts, read our watch conditions guide to get some clarity on the condition of your second hand watch from Miltons Diamonds.    

Condition Classifications

0 - Unworn

  • New from old warehouse stock or pre owned unworn with delivery stickers still in-tact.

  • New items may show signs of storage and from being displayed in our stores.

  • Items may or may not still have the original delivery stickers on.

1 - Mint

  • None or small signs of usage.

  • Movement in very good condition.

  • Movement serviced to an adequate extent.

  • May have been polished, some very small scratches from being on display might be visible.

  • Dial, Hands, Glass, Case in very good condition.

  • Bracelet not showing signs of wear and in nearly new condition.

2 - Fine

  • Small or visible signs of use and scratches.

  • No big dents, No hair-line cracks.

  • Movement in good condition, maybe serviced.

  • Repairs carried out using original movements only.

  • May have been cleaned and polished.

  • Bracelet not overly worn.

3 - Fair

  • Visible signs of use on the case and/ or the dial.

  • Glass may have been replaced.

  • Small marks.

  • Fully functional.

  • May have been polished.

  • May contain non-original spare parts.

  • Movement may need servicing.

  • Bracelet may be slightly stretched/ non original.

4 - Poor 

  • Heavy signs of usage.

  • Case heavly  scratched.

  • Dial, hands and/or glass need rep

  • May have been cleaned and polished.