All this talk of smart watches cannot steal the attention away from how watches have fascinated us for more than a century, in the form of lovely beautiful timepieces, which have possessed both beauty, luxury, information, as well as class. In fact, the smart watches of today probably need to see how the humble wrist watch has evolved, and take a few lessons from there.
Now I must admit that I am bit of a sucker for watches. I have always wanted to try the ‘techy’ ones, such as the Calculator Watch, the one with the Databank, and my current version, which is radio controlled, and features World Time. However, if you really want to talk watches, you need to look towards the ‘luxury’ watch range. Where you will probably be laughed at if you offer a few hundred for something. Sound snooty? Probably stop reading. Interested? Carry on.
Probably since I have expressed my love over and over again, I was recently approached by Crown & Caliber, who promise to provide you with an easy way to sell you watch. Yes, that is the service they sell, rather than selling watches. Of course, you can head to the website to buy something too.
Thing is, selling a luxurious item, be it a watch, some silverware, or a car has always been a problem. Yes, we have the likes of eBay these days, but good sales on such websites are often governed by luck rather than what you sell. Shop keepers, of course, will always do the whole umm and aah routine before giving you a fairly low price too.
Crown & Caliber seem to offer a different approach. The process is as follows:
- The customer submits the info on their watch through a form on Crown & Caliber’s site
- [This quote request also includes a comprehensive phone call with an expert horologist who will work to get all the details needed to provide the most accurate assessment]
- Then within a day or two the customer receives two quotes 1) a cash offer and 2) a consignment offer.
- Regardless of the option chosen, C&C sends the customer pre-paid/insured packaging materials to ship their watch.
- C&C receives the customer’s watch and then it is verified and authenticated.
- [If the consignment option is chosen, the C&C team then cleans, services (if needed), photographs, and lists your watch for sale, to thousands of interested buyers]
- Then the watch is sold and payment is provided, or, the original cash offer is provided, depending on which the customer chose.
As far as the monetary cash offer goes, it is always less than the consignment offer, but that is because with the consignment option, C&C have their own services and ways of selling the watch.
Of course, all this means that not only are you getting of the hassle of selling a watch, you are getting a great price for it too.
To find out more, and to use their service, head to their website: