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 an 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 45 old to 80 old to fall in the vintage category and watches 80+ years old or older to be what we consider antique timepieces.
Where is the best place for selling Vintage watches ?
The best place to for selling vintage watches is at a company like Harold Freeman Jewelers. Harold Freeman Jewelers are authorized watch dealers. We are Patek Philippe and Rolex experts with years of experience buying and selling vintage watches. As authorized dealers for several of the very finest watchmakers, we have seen thousands and thousands of watches. We’ve bought, sold, appraised and serviced more watches than most any other jeweler in the United States. We know vintage watches. Our specialty again is vintage Rolex and Patek Philippe watches. Get a free no obligation appraisal.
Sell Vintage Watches to Harold Freeman Jewelers
So when you’re 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. We pay top dollar for vintage watches and we will match and beat any offer you receive. You can expect complete confidentiality and you can expect our best price when you sell your vintage watch. We are a safe and secure place to sell vintage watches. As authorized dealers, Harold Freeman has the finest references attesting to our trustworthiness and our reliability. 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. Harold Freeman Jewelers – the best place to sell vintage watches.
Harold Freeman Jewelers – Authorized Patek Philippe & Rolex Dealer
100 Indian Rocks Road N. Belleair Bluffs, Florida 33770 Phone 727-586-2577