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Reviews & Comparison:The Best Places to Buy a Watch

When buying a pre-owned watch, there are many factors to consider, such as evaluating the condition the watch is in, and verifying its authenticity. Some shops offer more protection than others and its important to buy from a place that you know has done a thorough inspection of the watch before putting it on sale. Here are my top 7 places to buy a used watch.

  1. Govberg Jewelers’ collection of esteemed timepiece brands represents one of the largest selections of Swiss timepieces on the entire East Coast. The list of brands encompasses a full spectrum, representing all price points, and an incomparable assortment of styles and complications.


  2. 2Jomashop 4 stars

    Jomashop has been in the retail and wholesale trade of luxury goods, such as watches, fine writing instruments, handbags, fashion accessories, crystal, and gift items since 1987. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the best prices, most varied selection, and finest service for well over 25 years.

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  3. 3Bob's Watches 4 stars

    Bob's Watches specializes in Rolex although they deal with various brands. Bob's Watches will evaluate wristwatches in any condition, working or not. To sell your timepiece, request a free quote by calling (800) 494-3708 for a phone appraisal or fill out the online form to receive an estimate. If you agree to the quote, ship your watch via FedEx using the pre-paid, insured shipping label is emailed to you. If everything matches up with the description you submitted after your watch is inspected and appraised by an in-house Rolex expert. you will receive a call to confirm the price, along with payment options that include payment by check or wire transfer.

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  4. 4Crown & Caliber 4 stars

    Crown & Caliber boasts an expert team of watchmakers, technicians, and jewelry refinishers, the site walks you step-by-step through its watch-selling process, offering you a fair price offer for your timepiece based on real sales and listings in the second-hand watch market. Fill out a quick online form describing your watch. Within 3-5 business days you will be sent a free quote. If you choose to sell, you then submit your watch via UPS using the pre-insured UPS labels that are emailed to you. Upon arrival, certified watchmakers go over every detail of your watch. If everything checks out, your payment is confirmed and sent by check or in-store credit.

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  5. 5WatchBox 3 stars

    WatchBox has a private service center that will service your watch to a 'like new' condition, maximizing its value. To sell your used watch via WatchBox, fill out the online form to describe your timepiece (the more info and photos you include, the more accurate the market valuation will be). If you agree to their quote, you will be sent a pre-paid shipping label including insurance, or you can arrange for face-to-face collection. Once received, your watch will undergo a thorough authenticity/condition inspection. If everything is in order, you will receive payment as agreed.

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  6. 6Tourneau 3 stars

    Torneau has been in the watch business for over 100 years. It is currently one of the biggest buyers of used watches in the US. In order to sell your watch to Tourneau you'll need to fill out their online form and get an estimate for them. The second step is to send them your watch so they can give you a specific purchase offer. If you choose to accept their purchase offer they will send you a check for that amount.

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  7. Torneau has been in the watch business for over 100 years. It is currently one of the biggest buyers of used watches in the US. In order to sell your watch to Tourneau you'll need to fill out their online form and get an estimate for them. The second step is to send them your watch so they can give you a specific purchase offer. If you choose to accept their purchase offer they will send you a check for that amount.

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