You already know all the reasons to invest in a high quality watch that is previously owned. What remains is to find a seller who offers all the qualities you want. While it may take some time and effort, finding the perfect seller will ensure you are happy with the purchase. Here are four of the most important qualities that you must make sure are present before making a purchase.
Guarantees of Originality
In a world where so many knock-off versions and outright fakes exist, you want to make sure any watch selected has been properly inspected and confirmed to be the real deal. Think of how awful it would be to spend good money now and only find out later that the watch you thought was an original was in fact a clever but essentially worthless copy. When you choose to deal with a seller who only carries brand name watches, that won’t happen.
An Extensive Inventory
If you are creating your own private collection of valuable watches, knowing that the dealer you choose has what you are currently looking for makes the process a lot easier. Only do business with a seller who makes it a point to find and secure the best previously owned watches on the market. When you are currently looking for one of the vintage watches to add to your collection, the right seller will either have designs in stock or have contacts that make it easy to have one or more on hand in a matter of days.
Consignment Services are Available
While most of the time you will be looking for watches to add to your collection, the occasion may arise when you decide to sell one or two in order to replace them with another watch that you really want. It’s nice to know that the seller you normally work with also offers consignment services to clients. Thanks to the careful process used to ensure the watches are original and the fact that they actively look for vintage time pieces that other clients are seeking, there’s a good chance your watches will not remain in the display case for long.
Commitment to Customer Service and Support
You want to deal with a seller who takes your satisfaction seriously. Anything less is not acceptable. Sellers who understand the value of high-quality customer service know that taking care of clients ultimately leads to repeat business and also excellent word of mouth. The service is not just about helping the client find the right watch. It’s also about providing basic maintenance and repair services if the need arises. Knowing you can always get the help you need from the seller saves time and ensures that only an expert is taking care of your watch.
While there are many sellers who claim to possess all these qualities, do some checking and make sure the seller you choose really can provide everything needed. Once that first purchase is complete, it will be easy to determine if the relationship will continue or if you need to keep an eye out for a different seller.