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How To Sell Watches in Seattle

How to Sell Watches in Seattle

If you’re looking to sell a used watch in the Seattle area, you’ve come to the right place. This guide breaks down how to find a trustworthy business to sell the watch to, how to know how much the piece is worth, and how to actually move forward with the sale.

Selling Watches in Seattle

For a local sale, you essentially have two options:

  1. Sell to a local business
  2. Sell to a local individual

Finding a trustworthy individual that wants your specific watch will be difficult. If you do choose to go this route, be cautious and meet in a public location for safety. Police station parking lots or bank parking lots are a good option (as they have plenty of cameras).

In almost all cases, it’s safer and easier to work with a local business.

Jewelry shops, pawn shops and others will buy high-end watches from brands like Rolex, Pateke Philippe, and others.

However, pawn shops should generally be avoided, as they don’t give you what your items are truly worth. And jewelry shops are often picky about what they buy (and some may not buy watches at all).

So, where should you go to see a watch in Seattle?

Bellevue Rare Coins Pays Top Dollar for Used Watches

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Bellevue Rare Coins is a coin, precious metal and jewelry dealer with locations throughout the Seattle area. We’ve been working with our valued local clients since 1979, and have built a reputation for honesty, fair prices, and a no-hassle selling experience.

Bellevue Rare Coins is the best place to sell watches in the Seattle area. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are standing by to evaluate and purchase your new and used timepieces.

We offer free, no-obligation quotes. That means that you can come in with your watch, have it looked at for free, and receive a no-obligation quote to buy it. If you accept, you can walk out in just a few minutes with money in hand. If you decline the offer, no problem! We offer a zero-pressure sales environment.

Selling Watches Online

You can also use various online companies to sell your watch online. However, this comes with some risk.

  • The watch could be lost in the mail
  • You’ll have to wait a while to get a cash offer for your watch
  • The dealer may not be trustworthy

Another alternative would be to sell your watch on eBay or another online marketplace. However, this too comes with downsides:

  • These platforms charge high fees, often 10-20% of the item’s value
  • There are scams
  • The watch might be returned later
  • You need an account (and buyers may be hesitant to buy from a brand new seller)

In most cases, it’s best to sell your watch to a trusted local business.

Bellevue Rare Coins has been buying valuables from our local clients for more than 40 years. Come see us today in Bellevue, Lynnwood, Issaquah or Tacoma to see why BRC is the Northwest’s most trusted jewelry and precious metal dealer.

Learn more about selling to Bellevue Rare Coins here.

How Much Is My Watch Worth?

A decent starting point is a website like WatchCharts. You can type in your watch brand and model and get a very rough estimate of how much it might be worth. Take these figures with a grain of salt, however – the value doesn’t mean that someone is actually prepared to pay that for your specific watch.

The value of a used timepiece will depend on several factors, including:

  • The brand
  • The model (and its rarity)
  • The condition
  • The functionality
  • Current watch market conditions

Because there are so many factors, it’s helpful to have your watch evaluated by a watch expert. Only then can you get an idea for the actual value of your watch.

Stop by a Bellevue Rare Coins location today to learn how much your watch is worth.

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