Perhaps you need the cash, or maybe you’re reshaping your collection, trading up, or simply moving a piece that you’ve fallen out of love with – there are many reasons for selling a watch.

How to sell your watch?

When you’ve made your decision there are a few things you can do to help make sure you achieve top dollar:

Dig out the box and papers

The value of your watch can be positively impacted by what came with it, when it was new — receipts, certificates, warranty, box, etc. They all point to the authenticity of the piece and make it the complete package when it comes to determining a fair price. It’s not a train smash if you don’t have them, but if you do, dig them out!

Provide an accurate description

Your watch description must be as concise and accurate as possible. That said, we know people don’t like reading too much, so short and sweet is usually best. We suggest a bullet point approach as it’s easy to consume – things like where and when you bought it, what you paid for it, how many times it’s been worn, and how it’s running, will help convey the message. If you’re selling to TimeTraders we’ve made it easy with our online form, which walks you through the key information required.

Take great photographs

Although a watch can be a difficult thing to photograph, great pictures are a must to show potential buyers the detail and condition. There are a few basic rules when it comes to getting it right – overcast conditions will give you far better results than bright sunshine; be sure to avoid glare in your images by moving the watch around to get the sweet spot; take as many pictures as possible from different angles; pop the watch on your wrist and then snap it so potential buyers can see how it looks when worn.

Find the right platform

You can of course sell privately but that comes with its own risks, so it’s generally recommended that you use the services of a reputable dealer such as TimeTraders. With us the process is simple, safe, and secure – all you need to do is complete our online form, upload some pictures, and submit. You’ll receive an initial quote within 24 hours and if you accept it we arrange for the collection of your watch. One of our specialists will then examine it and check its functionality before confirming a final quote. If you’re happy with that we make an instant payment.

You might be surprised just how much your watch is worth, running or not – it’s fair to say that we’ve put some big smiles on people’s faces with our quotes, and would like to do the same for you!

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