How do you value an individual watch accurately depending on its condition?
The Personalized Valuer gives a realistic estimate of the value of a watch, depending on its condition, and whether or not it comes with the original accessories such as the packaging and deeds of ownership.
Remember the following guidelines to its condition when valuing a watch:
As new: Never been worn. No visible scratches, no trace of impact. Original bracelet and clasp as new.
Excellent condition: Worn rarely, all original parts, in perfect condition.
Acceptable: a very few, fine and tiny scratches, slight marking of original bracelet.
Good condition: Worn well, perfect working order; crystal, case and winding crown cleaned and serviced regularly, bracelet with original clasp in good condition.
Acceptable: Small, barely visible scratches on case or metal bracelet requiring very slight polishing,( or change if leather strap).
Average condition: Worn frequently, not well-maintained, not serviced during previous 5 years, service required, need to check if still water resistance, case requires complete polish, some work required on mechanism, leather strap replacement essential.
Acceptable: Numerous small-to-larger scratches visible, possible problem with mechanism, crystal scratched, poor anti-reflection finish, bracelet worn out.