Used Watch

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Buying a used watch is not too dissimilar from buying a used car. You may find a real value, or you may end up with a lemon. Of course, the consequences of buying a shoddy or defective used watch tend to be substantially less severe--maybe a matter of a couple hundred dollars instead of a couple thousand. On the other hand, thanks to the Internet, there are now more possibilities for great bargains than there have been ever before.

People's tastes change--plain and simple. And when they do, their accessories change in equal measure. But whereas the aforementioned automobile may retain a fair amount of resale value, a used watch tends to fetch far less on the second-hand market--no pun intended. Unless you're shopping for a used Rolex, Cartier, or Gucci, chances are you can whittle down your seller's asking price and land a premium watch for up to half off its standard retail price.

Finding a Used Watch

Some people prefer the online auction when it comes to buying discount jewelry and accessories. While it's possible to find smart deals this way, it's harder to ensure that you actually receive what you pay for. And if you don't, it's often harder still to straighten out your order with an anonymous seller you've simply met by happenstance because you placed a winning bid.

Whatever brand of used watch you're buying, be it a Rolex, an Accutron, a Citizen, or any other famous name, shopping through a reputable online company gives you a measure of added security. You still get the convenience of staying home, away from the traffic and long lines, as well as the safety afforded by today's solid encryption technology for credit card transactions. And an online retailer will often give you a better selection than even your local mall retailer can.

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