The market for high-end luxury watches, no longer just for the ultra wealthy. What only the elite could once afford can now be obtained, and appreciated by the savvy watch buyer. The landscape for luxury timepieces has changed drastically over the last decade. Jewel encrusted watches have become a thing of the past, replaced by hand crafted sophisticated movements, extended time reserves, and elegant designs. Brand names such as Rolex and Omega have been challenged to update their sizes and appearances from classic trends by modern looking revitalized brands such as Panerai, Hublot, and IWC. New, larger, and bolder designs have gained increased attention from younger consumers over the last few years making the Internet an ideal marketplace for these products. The hassle of having to go into dozens of authorized retailers, try on several watches, and end up paying full retail is now thankfully a thing of the past.
The direct market of buyers and sellers can now be seen in numerous channels such as popular forums, online marketplaces, and auction sites. This has been able to severely reduce costs by cutting out unnecessary overhead of storefronts, and allows consumers to buy watches well under retail price. Savings can be seen over 25% on a brand new watch versus over 50% if buying pre-owned. There is a common misconception that buying a pre-owned watch is a risky endeavor, but they are mistaken. There are however many ways to guarantee that the used watch you receive will be up to your standards in terms of condition and authenticity.
The most important development in terms of buyer security/confidence has come in the form of PayPal as an intermediary for expensive transactions. PayPal is the most secure and convenient method for facilitating transactions. As a consumer, one is automatically guaranteed 100% buyer protection, if you are unsatisfied with a purchase PayPal will refund the entire purchase price. Therefore, there should be no apprehension when purchasing a high priced pre-owned item, as there is zero risk involved.
After purchasing countless high-end pre-owned watches online, featuring brands such as Omega, Panerai, Tag Heuer, Rolex, and IWC, we’ve had amazing experiences regarding price, convenience, and quality. We always assume that the watch we are purchasing is on par with the seller’s description, but more times than not the timepiece received is in pristine condition rivaling its brand new counterparts. Below we have some examples of savings we’ve come across both new and pre-owned.
The idea of people out there paying MSRP on new watches absolutely sickens us. This led to the creation of our new website timeseeker.net, a place where the average consumer can browse past deals we’ve been able to secure, learn more about the online purchasing process, and send us an inquiry detailing exactly what watch they would like, and what price they are willing to pay for it. We guarantee our customers that we will find the best deal for them within 24 hours of receiving their inquiry. By making transactions straight through PayPal, one avoids the nasty 10% fee sellers must pay on eBay causing price markups in addition to the 3% also taken from PayPal. We ensure 100% buyer protection and satisfaction with your purchase.