WHAT CONSTITUTES “BOX AND PAPERS”?
Accompaniments of a “full set” timepiece will vary depending on the brand, but the basic inclusions are as follows:
Box – most brands offer an outer box, a presentation box – usually lined with leather and may also include a travel case. Note that one can buy these replacement boxes from authorized dealers, with prices ranging from $250 to over a thousand.
Papers – again, depending on the brand, these may include any of the following: user manual, Certificate of Authenticity, Certificate of Origin, and warranty card.
For certain brands like Patek Philippe, you can also order archive papers of the watch after the sale. You can find out details such as its date of production and original date of sale.