The best way to decide which second hand watch is right for you.

Sometimes it can be hard to know whether purchasing a second hand watch is the right thing to do, especially when you’re considering buying a luxury second hand watch. You know you want to make an investment but choosing the right pre owned watch can be very daunting, especially when you’re willing to spend a large sum of cash. Hopefully the information included in this article will help you when you come to buy your very own second hand watch.

Here at T. H. Baker we’ve got over 130 years experience in fine jewellery and luxury watches, with the UK’s large collection of second hand jewellery, we definitely know about pre owned watches and their value. There are some easy steps to take that will make the process a little easier and a little less stressful.

With brands like Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Cartier and Tag Heuer in our collection, there is a large variation of options to suit your needs and your style. It is important before beginning your search to put some time in to getting to know the brands available, there are plenty of options to choose from but knowing the basics of each brand is a great place to start.

Once you’ve got to grips with the different types of brands, it should be easier to determine which brands are worth looking at with the potential of purchasing. Now you need to find somewhere that sells the brands you are after and do some more research into the dealer’s background. If they have a deal that seems too good to be true, it normally is. So, research into your dealer is just as important as the research on the right watch.

By now you should be aware of the brands and their resale prices. As always, there will be lots of benefits to second hand watches, some may be that the price has decreased and you’re able to purchase a stunning luxury watch for much cheaper. On the other hand, there are many brands that increase in value after being sold at retail price and may end up being significantly out of your price range. However, investing in a timepiece that can only go up in value may be something worthwhile if you can get back a large return.

Nowadays you are able to budget easily for more expensive items, with most retailers providing the option for finance or including platforms such a Klarna to help you get the items you’ve only been dreaming of at a more affordable price. At TH Baker, the majority of our pre-owned watches have a finance option that allows you to budget sensibly for your luxury item and with over 90 different pre owned watches in stock; so there is a vast selection to choose from.

If by this point you’ve narrowed down your selection to a few different watches then it’s worth trying to find a dealer that has the items in stock for you to see. Depending on the price range, you may need to request an appointment to view the piece, especially if it’s at a value into the thousands. It’s important that you have the chance to inspect the watch yourself, checking over for any damage and problems it may have. It is also essential that you have the original paperwork and box with the timepiece you are going to purchase, as this is very often used for authenticity if at any point the item is again resold.

With over 20 trusted locations, come and see some of our pre owned watches in one of our stores. You can also shop our extensive collection of second hand and pre owned watches here