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The decision to buy a used watch can have different reasons: Older models are often cheaper than the current collection. At the same time, many exciting references in the history of watches are no longer produced today and are only available second hand. At Watchmaster you will find a wide range of certified luxury watches – new, used or vintage.

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Why buy luxury watches online?

If you want to expand your watch collection, consider buying a used one. Also second-hand models are cheaper; many older references are now available only as vintage models. In addition to auction houses, dealers for pre-owned watches and private sellers offer used luxury watches online. So you can easily find your new timepiece with just a few clicks. Limited editions and collectibles, but also series models of Rolex and Patek Philippe are a good investment, which experience a constant increase in value. The purchase of a pre-owned luxury watch can therefore also be worthwhile as an investment. Watchmaster offers the distinct advantage of having access to a wide selection of used and vintage models, regardless of where you live or work. We are also happy to assist you in the search for special references and make you a timely offer. Limited editions, special editions and rare references – online, you can come across a treasure trove of intriguing search results.

Officine Panerai Luminor GMT Watch with Luminous Arabic Indices and Hands Lying on Smartphone

Benefits of buying watches online from Watchmaster

  • Large selection of used and vintage models
  • Good prices with excellent quality
  • Safety: All watches are checked and certified
  • 14-day return policy
  • 24 months warranty
  • Fully insured shipping
  • Excellent customer service in every step of the buying process

In our shop we offer several thousand references to choose from; In addition to vintage watches from the 70s and 80s, we carry a large selection of current models. You already know which watch you are looking for, but can’t find it in our online shop? Let us look for your favourite watch at a reasonable price. The right of withdrawal offers a special advantage: If you buy used watches from private sellers, the return is usually excluded. If you buy your watch through Watchmaster, you have the right to return it. If the watch does not suit you or does not meet your requirements, you can return it without giving any reason within 14 days. All watches are checked for authenticity and certified by our master watchmakers before they leave our house. If necessary, the watches are revised and refurbished to guaranteed excellent quality. Our expert customer service supports you during the entire purchase process and is also at your disposal for technical questions.

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Most frequently asked questions about buying watches online

The purchase of a luxury wristwatch can certainly represent a major investment. It is therefore important to find out about dealers, the watch and the buying process beforehand. Here are some of the most important questions about buying watches online for you.

How do I make sure that the online shop is trustworthy?

A first clue is certifications that guarantee the authenticity of the shop. For example, Watchmaster is certified by Trusted Shops. By clicking on the seal, you will receive further information about us regarding privacy and at the same time, you can see authentic customer reviews. Shopping experiences and customer reviews are important factors to be included. You can find these on the website, on Google or on known review portals.

What do I have to watch out for when looking at used watches?

Especially for older references, they are often found on eBay or on other platforms for very cheap from private sellers. However, caution is advised here: Often you put here in retrospect additional money in the workup or have to get hard-to-find, expensive spare parts. Because when buying used watches, their condition plays an especially important role. With us, you are on the safe side: Refurbishment already takes place in our service centre. Our professional watchmakers have many years of experience in the workshops of e.g. Rolex, Omega, Longines, Glashütte and many other famous watch manufacturers. They check each specimen before the sale and revise it if necessary. So you get excellent quality at a reasonable price. In addition, unlike private purchases, we offer a two-year warranty.

How do I know that my watch is really genuine?

If possible, you should always buy used watches with the corresponding original papers, which guarantee its authenticity. Especially with older vintage models, these may be missing. The criteria for checking the authenticity of wristwatches varies from brand to brand. When you buy a watch online via Watchmaster, we will handle all the work for you: All watches offered on our website are checked by in-house master watchmakers with years of experience and provided with a certificate of authenticity. So you are certain to buy an original watch. 

My luxury watch will be sent via a logistics company, will it arrive safely?

The safe shipping of your favourite timepiece is as important to us as it is to you. That’s why we only ship your watch through special insured shipping with UPS. It is fully insured throughout the time it leaves our office in Berlin until you hold the watch in your hands.

What brands are available at Watchmaster?

You can choose your favourite brand(s) among more than 100 watch manufacturers. You will find classic series from Rolex, masculine looking watches from Breitling, delicate ladies models from Cartier, versatile watches from Omega, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, and many more. In our online shop you will get an overview of all offered brands – from simple dresswatches to pilot’s watches to chronographs with exclusive complications.

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How do I pay for my new timepiece?

Another key benefit of buying online through Watchmaster is the possibility of interest-free financing. Unlike private or local retailers, you have the option to pay your watch in small instalments and plan your investment for a longer time period. The payment is handled in partnership with well-known banks. Of course, you can also make your payment conveniently by credit card, bank transfer or via PayPal. Find out on our website which payment option suits you best.

The online purchase of used watches through Watchmaster thus offers many advantages over the purchase of private sellers and local commerce. Most of them affect the security of your purchase. At Watchmaster you get guaranteed original wristwatches thanks to in-house verification and certificate of authenticity. Even when buying used watches online, the 14-day right of return, you will receive an additional two-year warranty on your watch. The payment can be adjusted by financing individually to your needs. If questions arise during the process, we have excellent customer service, which will be happy to assist you in all steps.

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