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Tips On Selling Your Old Watch

Aug 21, 2008
Are you wondering what to do with your old watch? Does it still work, but you just don't need it anymore? If so, it might be a good idea to go ahead and sell your watch. Before you stick a price tag on it an go door to door to try an sell it, there are several things that you can consider. You must know how to prepare your watch for a sale, how to price it, and how to present it.

Preparing Your Watch For Sale

If you watch is broken, you may want to take it to a watch repair shop and get it working again. If you need to replace the battery, go ahead and replace it. You should not try to sell your watch if it does not work, or if the battery is dead. It would not make a buyer happy, and that just isn't good business.

Consider replacing the watchband. If the original band is worn or broken, a new watchband can make it more appealing to buyers. The only exception to this rule is if it is a collectible watch, in which case the original band, scratches, etc., would add to the value.

You can polish and clean the watch so that it looks like new. Again, an old collectors watch should be left alone so that the age of the watch shows.

How to Price Your Watch

Do some research concerning the price of watches that are similar to yours. What material is it made out of? What features does it have? Is it analog or digital? What brand is it? Consider all of these factors before you settle on a price. Naturally, you should set your price a little lower that brand new versions of your watch.

Collectible watches should be taken to an appraiser to determine the value.

How to Present Your Watch

When you are ready to sell your watch, you have too options. You can sell it online or you can sell it to a shop. If you sell it online, make sure that you post a clear picture that allows viewers to see the watch in good lighting. Describe the watch in detail, including any improvements that you made (such as a new band).

If you want to sell it to a shop, bring the watch in its original case, if you still have it, or in another quality case or container. Highlight reasons why they can profit from buying and selling your watch.
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