Used Watches

Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, technology was invented which made the watch possible. These begun as heavy 'clock-watches', developing into the pocket watch and eventually the wristwatch. Over the last 200 years, a number of global brands have emerged which dominate the luxury watch market; these include Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Omega and TAG Heuer - all of which are Swiss-made. Used versions of these and other branded timepieces are highly-sought after on the collectors' market for a number of reasons. Primarily, buying second-hand is a more affordable option for these watches, which typically come with a high price tag. On the other hand, the used watch market can offer rare timepieces not available elsewhere - which do not come at such a wallet-friendly price. For example, the most expensive wristwatch ever to be sold at auction was the 'Patek Philippe 1518', selling for over $11 million at Phillips, Geneva; made in 1943, the watch was one of only four produced. 

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Although we live in a highly digitised, smart-phone driven world, the classic pocket watch appears to be making a comeback. Whilst there are new models coming out on the market, the consensus seems to be that older, antique pocket watches carry more allure. In this sense, pocket watches have become as much of a fashion statement and conversation piece as they are a practical way to tell time.

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