What do Buyers Want to Know When Looking for A New Watch?
By Angela Sanders Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:03 AM EDT
Watch buyers across the world are constantly looking for new models that can be added to their collection. Here is some of the information that a buyer wants to know before placing a bid or paying the asking price:
Is a Certificate of Authenticity provided?
Even when a watch is genuine, potential buyers will still want to have a Certificate of Authenticity because this document proves that it isn’t fake. If the current owner doesn’t have this document, they probably won’t get the asking price. As an official dealer can reissue this document, it isn’t difficult whatsoever to obtain a copy.
If a Certificate of Authenticity isn’t provided, a watch owner won’t be taken seriously. This is because it is assumed that their watch isn’t genuine at all. Many watch owners fail to get a copy of this document but it is definitely worth their while to do so. This is baffling, especially as only a couple of days can pass before acquiring a copy of a Certificate of Authenticity. It doesn’t cost a lot of money either. As having a copy of this document can increase a watch’s value considerably, its owner can recover any costs that they had to pay. So, if a watch owner is serious about selling their model, they should get a copy of a Certificate of Authenticity as soon as possible.
Has it been serviced recently?
A luxury wristwatch should be serviced on a regular basis. Although they are designed to last, faults can still develop. If a watch hasn’t been serviced in a while, potential buyers probably won’t be interested in purchasing it. When looking for someone to service a luxury watch, choose a repairer that is officially accredited. As a result, only high quality parts will be used. By specifying in an advertisement that a watch has been serviced by a qualified repairer, there can be far more interest in it.
Does it have scratches and/or is it fully working?
When a watch has many scratches and faults, its value can decrease. However, some buyers collect Rolexes or Cartier watches that are in any condition. Even if a Rolex watch hasn’t worked in years, it can still be worth a lot of money because of its parts. Even if a watch is serviced shortly before it is sold, its owner might not be able to recover their costs. By specifying what quality it is in, only buyers that are interested in its parts will contact its owner.
How many previous owners?
Although it might not be known, state how many people have owned a watch before. If a watch was passed down from parents to their children, it can be specified that it has had only two owners. When watch buyers are informed that only a handful of people have owned it, there can be far more interest in it.
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