BUYING A SECOND HAND VINTAGE SWISS WATCH
A good Swiss vintage watch is a treasured item in any stylish person’s wardrobe. They can help make a real statement.
Of course, you can always buy a new one (we sell the amazing, yet affordable Mecchaniche Veneziane range – visit our Edmonton store and see the range) but considering the varying trends and people’s changing tastes and preferences, one can easily purchase a classic vintage watch at an affordable price when you bear in mind quality and the length of time it may be owned.
However, it’s not just about boosting purchasing power. “You can find an individual, unique timepiece that’s rarely available,” says Laura Warrilow, Watches of Switzerland’s head of pre-owned watches, adding to your personal style.
Now, going to the pre-owned market can be a great idea, but has its own dangers. One should know how to source the right watch, knowing that it is a quality piece and worthy of the investment. By this we mean does the watch contain original or manufacturer’s approved parts – or has it been cobbled together with inappropriate or sub-standard parts?
It’s important to make sure the watch is original or at least using approved aftermarket parts. Every watch we sell here at Azurys has had the timing inspected and meets our high-standards.
But rather than buying a new mechanical watch, which can often be ‘old technology’ in the modern world, buying a vintage classic can be a much more sound and suave approach. A new Rolex or other major brand are great- but can be very costly.
Going for that vintage watch represents a huge potential saving without the loss of quality and gives one the chance to add the perfect, style-suiting item. For a lot of watch buyers, going for a vintage Swiss watch helps them make a personal style statement.
For instance buying a pre-owned vintage means that one can get the classic charm of the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s not necessarily found in today’s modern timepieces.
You can buy great Swiss brands like Omega and Rolex, creating the opportunity to save thousands by securing a pre-owned vintage.
Additionally, going pre-owned vintage allows for greater choice (as so many models have been produced) allowing you to find the ‘perfect for you’ classic – helping those look elegant and stylish, regardless of wrist size.