There are few things that men and women can adorn themselves with – a watch is definitely one of the most beautiful. Watches are something very special for lovers, which is why they pay incredible sums to get the favourite piece of their choice.
Watches from brand manufacturers such as Rolex impress with their breathtaking precision and aesthetic appearance. No matter whether it is an attic find, an estate, dissolution or an inheritance: selling a watch can be worthwhile and can sometimes result in a surprisingly high purchase price.
Avoid mistakes when selling watches
- claw marks
- to take out of the hull
- to remove the original packaging
- with sharp objects
Valuable watches – recognise true treasures
- extrinsic factors
- on gold and silver portions
- Age and rarity
Rare watches – the most valuable watches in the world
Richard Mille, Rolex, Roger Dubuis and Montblanc are watch brands that everyone associates with luxury. This luxury has its price. The Excalibur Quatuor Silicon from the Geneva watch manufacturer Roger Dubuis is currently regarded as the most expensive watch in the world. The 48 millimetre housing is made of silicon. It weighs about half as much as Titanium, but is four times harder. The RM 031 High Performance by Richard Mille ranks second among the most expensive watches in the world – it was sold for 800,000 Euros. The model is limited to ten pieces and has the “smoothest gait in the world”. One of the most famous watches in the world is the Vacheron Constatin New Traditionnelle. This is made of platinum and displays all 37 time zones of the world. The world map is mounted on a metal dial framed by a sapphire disc. Lovers rave about the Montblanc Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon Chronographe – the first timepiece in the Montblanc Villeret collection to combine the chronograph function with the tourbillon.
Increase the value of your watches on sale
YOU CAN DO THAT
- ensure an appealing presentation
- Gently remove dust from protective covers
- Always have watches serviced at the jeweller’s
- Use cleaning baths, ultrasonic cleaners and vibration cleaners
Determine the value of watches yourself – our recommendation
Anyone who has found a watch or watch collection can look up its value. We recommend the book “Klassische Armbanduhren: The “Grand Prize Guide” by Peter Braun and Stefan Commertz. The watch catalogue comes from the specialized company “Classic Data”, which deals with classic cars and also monitors the watch market.
- Classic wristwatches: The big price guide, lists a hundred watches, sorted alphabetically by manufacturer.
The prices contained in the book are taken from a specially created database. The estimates of the watches correspond to the offers and auctions of renowned specialist dealers. The book lists several hundred watches in alphabetical order of manufacturers. The book is not final, but includes the classics among the watches. Especially those to which collectors attach importance. Each watch is listed with a brief description of the associated brand, including details of its headquarters, year of foundation and any specialisation in techniques. The clocks are displayed with pictures and descriptions – the quality of the pictures is very high.
Watch purchase – sell online at the watch auction
A wristwatch combines technology and tradition. A watch informs about time and at the same time tells an exciting story of innovation and progress. Wearers adorn themselves with a watch of classic elegance and authenticity – a symbol of individuality and durability that stands in the way of the disposable society. These are all reasons why buyers pay immense sums to get the unique piece they are so eagerly looking for. On platforms like Catawiki.com, sellers benefit from an all-round service. The specialized experts of Catawiki.com appreciate the value of your watch or watch collection. These are immediately discontinued and generate high revenues. They reach thousands of potential buyers who are interested exclusively in watches and are often proven experts in this field. That is why fair selling prices are achieved. As buyers come from all over the world and are particularly interested in the watches you offer, there is fierce competition resulting in high selling prices. To ensure that your watches are not sold below value, you can specify a minimum retail price.
- Register as a supplier at Catawiki. Registration is free and without obligation.
- Have watches inspected and appraised by experts.
- Release watches for auction with more than 14 million interested parties.
- Secure payment received. Catawiki handles the payments for you.
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