If you are asking “how do I part exchange my watch?” but you don’t know where to start, our straightforward 4 step process will put you at ease. Trading watches online couldn’t be easier than with Swiss Watch Trader’s fast, remote service, especially if you want to use your watch as a part exchange for a new model.
1. TELL US ABOUT THE WATCH YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE
Complete the online form below and input as much information about the watch you wish to use for an exchange as possible. We need to know about the watch make, model and model number.
We also need to know what condition it is, including any damages or wear on the watch. Even if damages are minor, it is important that we know about them in advance so that we can make a fair evaluation. If we receive your watch later down the line and we find issues with the watch, we will need to change our initial valuation.
You should also include information about any other features/inclusions with your box, such as inner or outer boxes, certificates and manuals, warranties etc.
Any images you are able to include are also helpful.
You must also let us know the watch you wish to part exchange your current watch with. If you wish to look through our collection, see our watches for sale.
When you have completed this form and submitted it to us, we will review the information and provide you with a valuation report.
2. SEND US THE WATCH
Our watch exchange process involves us coming up with an initial estimate for how much we believe the watch should be valued at. Once we have received the information in your contact form, we will provide you with a price. If you choose to accept this valuation, we will send you a contract and address details for you to post the watch.
3. WE INSPECT YOU WATCH
Once we receive your watch, we will inspect it to ensure it matches the description you gave us in your contact form, and that it includes everything you have said it does.
If the watch does not match the description you gave us, we may need to change our initial evaluation.
4. PAY ANY OUTSTANDING BALANCE
Once we have ensured the initial estimate of your watch is fair, we will send you your new watch. Before this, you will need to pay the outstanding difference in value between your new and old watch. You can pay via your debit/credit card, PayPal or via bank transfer.
Once these 4 steps are completed, you will receive your new watch, straight to your door!
Want to find out more about our watch exchange services and how to trade a watch online? Look no further than our frequently asked questions section.
How do I find out how much my watch is worth?
There are many different ways to find out the value of a watch. You could visit an auction house, or jewelry/watch store to have your watch valued and get a sense of what is worth. Equally, there are some online data banks that show the values of different watch models, which you could manually search through.
One of the best ways to find out what a watch is worth is by having a watch specialist inspect and value the watch. During this process, an expert will look at the make, model, age and condition of your timepiece. This will allow them to work out an estimate of its value. Our team at Swiss Watch Trader is highly experienced in valuing watches, from everything from vintage rolex watches, to newer TAG Heuer models manufactured in the last five years.
Our free valuations form part of our 4-step online watch exchange programme. You can simply send us some initial information about your watch, then post the watch to us for a free inspection. This will allow us to work out how much your watch is worth and give you a cost estimate. You can then choose to either sell us your watch, or trade it for a new one using a part exchange service.
How can you tell how old a watch is?
The best way to find out how old your watch is by looking at the serial number of your watch. This can usually be found by looking at the back of your watch, but sometimes in the case of older watches the serial number is found on the inside, by opening up the face of the watch.
The serial number is also often included on original watch certificates and warranties.
Once you have this number, you can trace the make and manufacturer, which will give you an indication of how old a watch is.
The age of your watch will impact the value, if the condition of the watch has been impacted by this (for instance if it displays signs of wear and tear associated with being used over a long time.
However, if an old vintage watch has been kept in pristine condition, the value will not be negatively impacted by its age and, depending on the make and model, it could work in its favour when it comes to be valued.
Are old watches worth money?
While many are of the opinion that old watches are automatically worth more money than those made recently, this is not always the case. Not all makes and models can be classed as ‘vintage’ or ‘antique’ -- this is assessed by the rarity of the timepiece itself (i.e how many watches were manufactured in the original batch).
The condition is the main factor in how much money a watch is worth. Though watch collectors may want old watches to display rather than keep, it is rare that they will buy watches that are not in working condition.
What’s more, if a watch is damaged, or shows signs of visible age, its value will depreciate.
An old watch in mint or pristine condition will be valued more highly.
Please use this form to enquire about part exchanging your watch with us. You can also WhatsApp any images or details of your watch to the mobile number below.
Swiss Watch Trader Limited, Steel House, 4300 Parkway, Whiteley, Hampshire, PO15 7FP
Office: 020 8817 5294
Mobile/Text/Whats App: 07557 749 792