When purchasing a Second-Hand Watches, there are many different things you need to take into consideration and one of the most important things has got to be the condition the watch is in. It’s crucial to take into consideration and damage or issues you may find when purchasing a pre owned watch.

There is always reasoning as to why an item is classed as pre owned, in most cases it’ll mean the watch or item you are purchasing has been previously owned and worn. In some instances the item may have some damage to it with it being previously owned, watches are to be worn on the wrist and if we think about how much we use our hands in a day, some wear and tear is going to be unavoidable. However in some instances, you may be lucky enough to find an item that is completely unworn but will be classed as second hand. There are some really important things you need to look out for when purchasing a second hand watch and looking for any damage or repairs that may have been made.

Looking for scrapes and marks on the dial. Any damage to a watch you are purchasing is always going to be an issue, however if there is damage to the dial this going to affect the watch much more significantly. It is also important to check over other parts of the watch for any wear and tear. Look for cracks and scratches; it’s likely your watch may have some scratches on the bracelet due to it being worn on the wrist. Check for any dents or chips, glass is replaceable but finding the chips after purchase may cost you a little more than what you’d hoped for.

When purchasing a second hand watch, you want to try and look out for the authenticity of the item. The majority of the time when you have the official paperwork to go with the luxury watch, there will be information regarding any maintenance work that may have been done on the item. Most reputable retail providers that stock luxury Pre-Owned Watches will have their items checked properly upon purchase to ensure their quality fits the highest standards. A product would not be for sale, if it was significantly damaged or broken due to the value being drastically affected.

Here at T. H. Baker, our pre owned watches are inspected to authenticate the piece to ensure the item is being sold at the highest standard possible. As always if a watch sounds too good to be true, the likelihood it is. When buying an investment timepiece, try not to be distracted by the brand name, as it is important to do the correct research and be aware of any missing paperwork, damage etc. When you purchase your dream second hand watch at TH Baker, all watches come with a manufactures guarantee giving you the confidence you need to purchase the perfect timepiece, whether it is for yourself or a loved one.