Swiss Watch Trader is an independent watch dealer and shop selling the very best pre-owned watches in the UK and online since 2010. Unless there is a valid reason, all our luxury watches for sale will include their original boxes, papers, manuals and hang tags. Buy your next pre owned watch online with your debit/credit card, PayPal or bank transfer or book an appointment to view and buy in person. All pre owned watches purchased from Swiss Watch Trader will include free UK delivery and a 24 month warranty. Our collection of pre owned watches for sale include the very best examples from Rolex, Panerai, Omega and Breitling.
TIPS FOR BUYING A PRE OWNED WATCH.
When buying your next pre owned, used or second hand mens watch always check online reviews and feedback to ensure that the seller is honest and genuine. Verified reviews left by previous customers on website such as Trustpilot and Google are a great way of seeing how the watch dealer / seller operates. Also be sure you check the company out on their social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Check the they are posting images of the actual watches for sale and have a reasonable following. Check their website for high quality and most importantly original and un-edited images of the the watches for sale and you are interested in purchasing. Don't be afraid ask for a video if aren’t 100% sure on the condition or can’t quite see certain aspects of the watch for sale. If a seller is serious about providing the customer with all the information required to make the buying experience as stress free as possible then they will be more than happy to help. If the seller does not offer the option to view the watch in person prior to making a decision, or at least do so through high-quality imagery, then you may want to look elsewhere. At Swiss Watch Trader we always tell our customers to purchase the very best mens watch, in the best condition, at the very best price with as much or the original packaging and paraphernalia as possible. Original boxes and warranty papers/card are a must, manuals and hang tags are essential but not necessarily deal breakers (there are exceptions). Please get in touch if you have any questions about our any of our new, used, pre owned and second hand mens watches.
HOW TO VIEW OUR PRE OWNED WATCHES FOR SALE.
If you’re located in Hampshire or the surrounding areas and nervous about the prospect of buying a pre owned watch without at least seeing it first then you’re in luck. Our main office is located in Solent Business Park, Whiteley and available for in-person viewings of our watches for sale. Please note that viewing of our watches is strictly by appointment only, we do not offer a walk in service - please get in contact to book an appointment. If you’re from further afield or can’t get to our offices then don’t worry, we will cover all the postage costs.
Do you have a pre owned watch that you want to trade against a new model? If so, we are more than happy to take your watch in part exchange. Our watch exchange services allows you to trade your watch online, using its value towards the price of another model. If you have been trying to find a watch exchange services near you but you’ve been struggling, Swiss Watch Trader’s fast, online service is the ideal solution for you. With our service, you can exchange your pre owned watch online, using its value towards a new watch. You can part exchange your watch without even having to leave the comfort of your livingroom! We will consider all pre owned watches from luxury Swiss brands including Rolex, Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Tudor or Panerai in part exchange against any of our watches for sale.
Have you ever asked yourself “where can i sell my watch” or "where can I sell my pre owned watch online"? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We specialise in selling a wide range of luxury Swiss watches including the Rolex, Omega and Breitling. Our simple process allows you to sell your watch in just few easy steps. We are happy to consider selling your pre owned on a consignment basis taking a small free from the selling price. Your watch should ideally be in the best possible condition with original boxes and paperwork. This isn't a deal breaker but it will obviously effect the price we will be able to achieve for you. We are always looking for quality new, used and vintage watches and will do our upmost to get you the very best market price.
Rolex is one of the most recognisable and desirable Swiss watch brands brands in the world. Established in 1905, Rolex has become is the largest manufacturer of certified Swiss-made chronometers, with their iconic timepieces such as the Rolex Daytona and Rolex Submariner considered the height of luxury and elegance. Our collection of Rolex watches for sale include the Rolex Explorer and Rolex Datejust, Rolex Hulk and Rolex Kermit. We also specialise in vintage Rolex watches including the Rolex GMT Master and Rolex Oyster Perpetual. All our Rolex watches for sale include a 24 month warranty and free UK delivery.
Omega watches have an illustrious reputation in the Swiss watch industry. They have served on numerous NASA space missions including Apollo 11 where astronaut Buzz Aldrin became the first man on the to wear a watch - the now iconic Omega Speedmaster. Omega is also the official timekeeper for the Olympic games. Omega began way back in 1848. Today, their reputation is firm as one of the very best watchmakers in the world. Some of Omega's most desirable models include the Omega Seamaster, the Omega Planet Ocean, and of course the Omega Speedmaster.
In the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball, Bond is given a Breitling Top Time, which contains a geiger counter, enabling Bond to track down two stolen nuclear warheads. After the movie was filmed, the watch disappeared and later resurfaced in a car boot sale in England in 2012, where it was purchased for £25. It later sold at Christie's auction house for over £100,000. In the same film, the SPECTRE pilot who hijacks the Vulcan bomber wears a Breitling Navitimer. Our collection of pre-owned watches from the luxury Swiss watch brand Breitling include the Breitling Navitimer, Breitling Superocean and Breitling Emergency.
The Monaco 1133 became synonymous with Steve McQueen when he wore it in his 1971 film, Le Mans. His association with this model began when McQueen sought the advice of his friend Jo Siffert to increase the accuracy of his race car driver role. Siffert, in addition to being a racing driver, was also spokesperson for both Heuer and Gulf Oil. At McQueen's request, Siffert lent him his racing suit which was adorned with Gulf Oil's colours and an embroidered "Chronograph HEUER" crest over the right breast. In order to complete the look, McQueen opted for the newly introduced B model Calibre 12 Monaco. Our collection of pre-owned TAG Heuer watches for sale include the TAG Heuer Monaco, TAG Heuer Carrera and TAG Heuer Aquaracer.
Panerai offers watches across four marketing lines: Historic, Contemporary, Manifattura and Special Editions in runs of 500, 1000, 2,000 or 4,000 units; each with its issue number on the case back. The company issues Special Editions by year. For example, in 2006 issued the 1936 California Dial Radiomir special edition, a reissue of the first Panerai model presented to the Italian Marina Militare with production limited to 1936 units. Panerai are a relatively new watch brand. Our Panerai watches include the 40mm Panerai Luminor GMT PAM00244.
In 2015, Tudor launched the North Flag, named for a key moment in Tudor's history, the British North Greenland Expedition. The North Flag was the first Tudor model to be fitted with an in-house movement, the calibre MT5621. During 2016 and 2017, “Manufacture” movements were introduced across all of Tudor's sport watches and the Black Bay line of diver's watches was broadened. In 2018, Tudor announced the Heritage Black Bay GMT with red/blue "Pepsi" bezel insert. Our collection of pre-owned Tudor watches for sale include Tudor Black Bay, Tudor Pelagos and Tudor Black Bay GMT.
Put simply, a pre owned watch is one that has been pre-owned by one or multiple people. It will have originally been purchased from an authorised dealer and then made its way onto the pre owned market for a number of reasons.
ARE PRE OWNED WATCHES WORTH IT?
It depends. As with a brand new car, most watches will lose a percentage of their initial value the moment you walk out of the shop. This means that purchasing a pre owned watch can offer a substantial saving on new. This isn't always the case though. Most Rolex watches from the professional range, including the Rolex Submariner, Rolex GMT Master II and Rolex Cosmograph Daytona are worth considerably more as a pre owned watch and prices can be double the original retail price.
WHICH WATCHES HOLD THEIR VALUE THE BEST?
Generally speaking Rolex tend to hold their value the best. Models from the professional range such as the Submariner and GMT Master II will also increase in value over the years of your ownership. It wasn't long ago that a nice pre owned Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520 could be purchased for under £10,000. Those days are long gone and prices of late models are now in the mid 20's!
WHERE CAN I BUY PRE OWNED WATCHES ONLINE?
There are now more online watch dealers than ever. Swiss Watch Trader have been buying and selling the very best pre owned watches online and in the UK since 2010.