Guide to buying luxury watches online

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Buying and selling luxury timepieces online can be a lucrative transaction, nowadays luxury watches are considered as precious as jewelry. Rare watches can fetch as much as $100,000 whereas luxury watches like Tag can be priced around the $5,000 mark.

Whether your watch of choice is a Rolex, Panerai, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Omega, Tudor, Breitling or a Patek Phillippe, you’re sure to find the perfect timepiece for your collection online.

The market for pre-owned watches is remarkably big as individuals purchase and sell across the world to satisfy their high-end watch desires.

Some timepieces come in the original box, with papers and can be in mint condition, while other watches may be rare but well worn. Regardless of the make, model or condition, if you’re a lover of watches and are looking for the perfect timepiece to add to your watch collection, you’re probably on a range of luxury websites keeping an eye out for your next big purchase.

Buying a pre-owned luxury watch can save buyers thousands from the recommended retail price and allows buyers to enjoy watches they wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford.

Buyers and sellers of luxury watches should look for a range of factors ahead of buying a watch safely online:

Your purchase should come with paperwork. Whether it is a receipt, letter of authenticity, the original box or any supporting materials, the more information, the better. Find out if the watch is under warranty, if so, arrange a transfer of ownership so you can benefit from the warranty once you purchase the watch from the seller.

If your watch is listed at a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be aware that in the luxury watch market there are plenty of fraudulent timepieces doing the rounds. So once you receive your item, take the time to get it appraised by a jeweler or expert watch maker to confirm that the parts and watch is genuine.

Protect yourself & your transaction with an escrow service. Buying or selling a luxury watch to individuals from across the country or the world means you will need to engage a transaction service to manage the payment side of things. Using a dedicated third party payment service such as allows you to arrange the transaction with the confidence that both parties are protected every step of the way.

Ask for photographs. Detailed photography allows interstate or international buyers to view the watch accurately at a range of angles. Photographs add an extra level of comfort for buyers and sellers, as it is a record of the condition of the watch and also any minor scratches or imperfections ahead of the shipping of the goods.

If you’re looking to buy or sell your luxury watch online, take the time to investigate the individual with whom you are making the transaction arrangement to ensure your conditions of sale match your exact needs.

For more information visit to find out more about how to arrange a safe and secure transaction for your next luxury watch purchase.

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