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Selling Watches For Cash Quickly & Safely

October 24, 2016 - Watch Articles

Selling watches? No longer wear your old Omega? Do you have your eye on a new Rolex? Or simply looking to raise some money for a vacation? Whatever your reason for selling watches, once you have decided to part ways with your timepiece the real question is how to get the best price. And how to do so quickly and safely.

Selling Watches Locally

Pawnbrokers and jewelry stores may be interested in purchasing your luxury watch. The advantages? No need to send your items elsewhere through the mail. The disadvantages? The amount you are paid.

Simply put, pawn shops and jewelry stores are not luxury watch experts. It is unlikely that they will have the watch expertise required to price your watch accurately. Pricing a pre-owned watch is a complex exercise. You need in depth, technical understanding of the intricacies of a watch’s makeup: how the watch works and how damage affects resale value.

It takes a trained eye to know the difference between a watch that has not been tampered with and a ‘Frankenstein’ watch (mix of original and non original parts). Although both may look identical, there is a huge price difference between the two.

It also requires an understanding of the current second hand watch: how specific brands and models are currently performing as well as analyzing historical performance data. Small companies that operate locally lack the global reach and contacts within the industry to make strong offers.


Selling Watches Online For Cash

While you can sell your luxury watch on platforms such as eBay and Craigslist, there is one main drawback: time. Selling your watches can take weeks or even months as you are waiting for somebody to be on the market for that exact watch, in that condition, at that price. In fact, there is no guarantee it will ever sell.

Online watch buyers are a great option for multiple reasons. You do not have the inconvenience of traveling for a price quote as you can do this from the comfort of your home. By simply submitting a few photographs of the watch and providing some basic information (brand, model etc.), you can typically receive a free quote in a matter of hours.

The process of selling luxury watches online for cash is quick and painless: fill out the online form, receive a quote, send your watch in (free, insured, FedEx shipping), receive a final offer the following day and get paid. Always research online watch buyers thoroughly. Read their online reviews from previous customers, check that they have an A+ rating with the BBB and that the entire process is free of charge.

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How to sell a watch for cash

  1. Complete our online form
  2. Receive a price quote
  3. Schedule an appointment or use our free, fully insured shipping
  4. Get a final price
  5. Get paid

When selling watches to trustworthy luxury watch specialists and buyers, you know that you are dealing with experts who can accurately value your watch based on the current second hand watch market.

WP Diamonds’ watch expert Tom Pozsgay explains that “selling a luxury watch for cash is only easy when dealing with knowledgeable watch professionals who can make strong offers. This involves assessing the condition of a watch and factoring in repair costs. It also involves analyzing the current market for that particular watch brand and model.”

Many of our customers have questions about the shipping of their timepiece. Shipping luxury watches in for a final price is safe and secure with WP Diamonds:

  • Your timepiece is always insured and shipped overnight via FedEx overnight shipping.
  • Track your package every step of the way and we will notify you once we receive it.
  • Packages are opened on camera for your protection, you receive a price that same day and money in your account in as little as 24 hours.
  • Should you decide not to accept the price, we return it free of charge, no questions asked.

Click the button below to start the process and receive your initial price estimate. If you have any questions, please call 646 758 0270 or email

Watches we buy

As expert watch buyers, we buy a wide range of luxury watches. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Rolex
  • Omega
  • IWC
  • Breitling
  • Tag Heuer
  • Patek Philippe
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Piaget
  • Baume & Mercier
  • Panerai
  • Chronoswiss
  • Maurice LaCroix
  • Parmigiani
  • Glashutte
  • Hublot

And much more.

Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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