It inherently depreciates when a watch goes from being ‘new’ to being ‘pre-owned’. While that’s a disappointment for the first owner, it’s good news for the savvy collector, who can let the other guy take that initial financial hit before purchasing the watch for a fraction at a cheap price. It means a wider world of more exotic pieces is open to you than would otherwise be possible if you had your heart set on only buying brand new.
The Rolex Daytona replica watch is a great example of a pre-owned luxury watch worth investing in. Besides, unlike cars, which drop off a fiscal cliff and just keep dropping, fine watches will generally lose a certain amount of their value and then level off. Buying pre-owned, when the worst of the depreciation has been shouldered by someone else, means there’s much less of a sting if you decide you want to sell your fake watch on again in the near future.
Depending on a number of factors, such as rarity or the desirability of the brand, you could even find you’re selling the piece for more than you shelled out on it in the first place. The replica Rolex Daytona, some vintage Submariners, and some other rare Rolex watches have increased crazily in recent years.
Another great reason for choosing to go the pre-owned route is there’s a much stronger chance of you ending up with a watch that no one else has. Various models drop out of production at different times, and the piece you’ve coveted for years might no longer be available as a brand new buy.
Even though the watch you’ve set your sights on is the genuine item, that doesn’t mean all your potential problems just disappear. While buying a used car, a gleaming paint job has disguised many a lemon and will do nothing to prevent the transmission dropping out the bottom five miles down the road. Similarly, just because your genuine pre-owned timepiece looks great, you don’t know what’s going on beneath the surface, and if you’re purchasing online, there’s no way to check.
Careful examination is important as is the reputation and reputability of the dealer. It’s also worth keeping in mind that compared to a brand new model, older watches will take more looking after and it’s a good idea to have them serviced more frequently than their modern day counterparts.
The advantages of buying a pre-owned luxury replica watch are absolutely clear. An increase in buying power opens the door to options that would have remained otherwise closed, together with the chance of landing yourself a rare gem that you’re unlikely to encounter anywhere else. Choose carefully, research thoroughly and you can end up with not only a stunning timepiece but a very sound investment as well.