There are many ways to purchase watches. You can Google and literally get tens of thousands of results. For the savvy collector, there are places like eBay, Craigslist and many other auction sites. These auctions sites can have good deals but you have to be knowledgeable in being able to tell a real watch from a fake. Additionally, you need to be able to have a general idea on the watches condition mechanically and visibly from both the inside and the outside of the watch. Other places to buy them can be at local watch stores, pawn shops and even jewelry stores. Expect to pay a significant premium at a watch or jewelry stores. Pawn shops can have better pricing as they usually buy watches for lower prices and have room to give you a better deal.
It is always very helpful to have a good relationship with watch dealers, pawn shops, jewelry stores or even other watch collectors. This way you get an idea of what is going on in the current market and can be notified if there is a good deal or even bad ones. Wherever you decide to buy your watch, always use caution when buying. Especially on Craigslist or when sending a check or money order through the mail, even to a large dealer. Many times these dealers go bankrupt, no matter how reputable they are or how long they been in business, so always buy with caution. Always try to use a credit card or pay with Pay Pal, this will assure you can get your money back if your watch doesn’t get delivered or if there are any issues with it. When buying a watch in person make sure you do it in a safe place and that no one is following you. Always, try to take a friend or someone else with you as thief’s try to avoid groups of people. When buying from a pawn shop, or store feel free to make an offer, the worst they can say is no. Hope you have fun buying your watches in the meantime check back often to see the most current values and news on watches by visiting our website often.