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Watches and clocks value

Value of watches by A.Sonne

Determining the value of a watch is often difficult. Because mostly the material value is far below the collector’s value that watch-lovers are willing to pay. If you want to determine the value of a particular watch, you can first ask a watchmaker, who usually only determines the material value of the watch. The watch should never be sold below this value. Pawnshops also determine the material value of a watch, but here you only get a small portion of what the watch is worth. It’s good to know the auction prices of other watches from the same manufacturer. Because depending on the manufacturer and date of manufacture, the prices for the watches are higher or lower. It is also good for the valuation of the original receipts for the watches that are still available. For example, each ROLEX has its certificate. But other manufacturers also document the authenticity of the watches with documents. Watches in the original box are also more valuable than lying loosely in the drawer. Pocket watches are also very popular with collectors and should above all still be functional. You can even use a magnifying glass to see whether the watch found could be a valuable piece. Because branded watches not only have the manufacturer’s name on the front, they usually also have a serial number on the back. In this way, you can roughly record in advance what kind of clock you have found on the memory. A photo of the watches can be posted at schatzwert.de, with information about the manufacturer and the serial number. If there are users on our site who are familiar with this watch, they will give an estimate.

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