3. Get a quote.
A reliable pre-owned watch dealer will have a form you can fill out to submit information and photos of your watch. They will use the details you provided to give you a quote, often for free.
This initial quote is usually a range: the minimum and maximum they will pay, which will still depend on their inspection of your watch.
4. Send your watch for inspection – but choose a dealer who will cover shipping and insurance.
It’s great if you can bring your watch to the dealer’s showroom. But if that’s not possible, it’s important for your watch to remain safe while in transit. A reliable watch dealer will cover the cost of shipping and insurance, both when you send them the watch for inspection and when sending back the watch (should you decide not to accept their offer).
5. Find out how you will get paid, if you accept their offer.
This may be very obvious, but it’s crucial to know how exactly you’ll receive money for your watch. Most dealers will send you an overnight check so you can get your payment within 24 hours.
Finally, do confirm that you are indeed selling your watch to them and not getting into a consignment deal.