Tips for Buying a Pre-Owned Watch

If you are in the market to buy an IWC watch in Long Island, you may be interested in purchasing it pre-owned from a pawn shop. This is a great way to save a ton of money, while still getting an absolutely incredible watch. As an area IWC dealer we have many great options to choose from. If you haven’t purchased pre-owned watches in the past, however, it may be confusing. To help answer some questions and make the whole process much simpler, we have come up with the following tips for buying a pre-owned watch. Whether you want to buy an IWC watch in Long Island, or any other brand watch, we are the place to come. Of course, if you still have any questions about any type of watch buying in Suffolk County, please don’t hesitate to come in and ask one of our watch experts.

Know what You Want

One of the best things you can do when shopping for a pre-owned watch is to have a good idea of what type you are looking for. Many people will have a list of several brands such as IWC, Cartier and Rolex that they really like. This allows them to focus only on those watches that they are interested in. Of course, if something else catches your eye, you can always update your list.

Know Your Budget

When you buy a pre-owned watch you will be able to afford something much nicer than would be possible if you were buying new. Most people, however, will still need to keep within a certain budget. If you know how much you can spend, let the IWC dealer know so they can show you the best watches that are within your price range.

Check for Defects

Here at this Long Island pawn shop, we only buy and sell in very nice watches. That being said, however, there may be some minor imperfections on some of them. For many people, this can actually be a great opportunity to get an even better deal. If there is a tiny scratch on the back of a watch, for example, you can save some money and most people will never even see the scratch.

Consider Trading a Watch In

If you already have a watch that you don’t often wear, consider bringing it into our shop and trading it in. You can often get some significant trade in value, which can be put toward the newer watch that you want. This is a great way to make it so you can afford a high end watch, without having to pull much money out of your pocket.

Ask Questions

For most buyers, the most important thing you can do is ask questions when you have them. We have been working with watches for years, and are able to answer just about any question you might have. While we always want to make a sale, our primary goal is to ensure you are happy with your purchase. We know that if you are happy, you’ll be back again in the future and may even recommend us to others. With that in mind, never hesitate to ask our watch experts any questions you may have about a watch you may want to buy.