Selling Vintage Watches: How and Where
Selling vintage watches can be a complicated task. So with that said, figuring out just exactly what you have is the first step towards selling your vintage watch. Asking family members if they know a bit of background on the watch is always good. Sometimes vintage watches have a history to them that can add to the value of a vintage watch. The next step towards recognizing the true value of a vintage watch is to accumulate all the basic facts surrounding it. Is it authentic? If so, what is the brand, reference number (perhaps the single most important key towards valuing a watch), what type of metal the watch is made of (18Kt yellow gold? Platinum?). Was it ever refurbished? This may be hard to believe but refurbishing a vintage watch can actually be bad! The value of a vintage watch lies in its overall original condition which includes an original dial which can fade or discolor over time. To a collector an original dial has the patina of a bygone era. So be careful, refinishing a dial can often hurt the value of a vintage timepiece. Before doing anything to your watch, check with professional antique watch buyers like Harold Freeman Jewelers. We can authenticate your vintage watch, identify the model/reference number, recommend whether it should be detailed and explain it’s value. Once that’s done Harold Freeman Jewelers will make an offer for your vintage watch. You can be assured of immediate cash payment.
Is a Antique Watch the Same as a Vintage Watch?
This is a question many of our clients ask and the simple answer is yes. As antique watch buyers we’ve seen antique watches that are well over 100 years old. If there is a distinction between the terms vintage and antique, we would consider watches 35 to 80 old to fall in the vintage category and antique watches encompassing everything from 35 years ago and as far back as the beginning of watch making.
Where is the best place for selling Vintage watches ?
The best place to for selling vintage watches is a company like Harold Freeman Jewelers. Harold Freeman Jewelers are watch experts with years of experience buying and selling vintage watches. Having been authorized dealers for several of the very finest watch manufacturers, we have seen thousands and thousands of watches. We’ve bought, sold, appraised and serviced more watches than just about any jeweler in the United States. We know vintage watches. Our specialty is vintage Rolex and Patek Philippe watches.
So when your ready to begin that journey of selling a vintage watch, contact Harold Freeman Jewelers – Antique watch buyers located on the west coast of Florida. You can expect polite and courteous service. You can expect complete confidentiality and you can expect our best price when you sell your vintage watch. We will match and beat all offers you receive from other companies. We are a safe and secure place to sell vintage watches. As authorized dealers we have the finest references attesting to our trustworthiness. We are happy to provide you with those references if needed. Selling vintage watches is made all the more pleasant when you call Harold Freeman jewelers. We have served Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa Florida since 1947.
Sell Vintage Watches to Harold Freeman Jewelers
Harold Freeman Jewelers – Authorized Patek Philippe & Rolex Dealer
100 Indian Rocks Road N. Belleair Bluffs, Florida 33770 Phone 727-586-2577