How to Sell My Watch: 3 Things You Should Consider

Like many pieces of jewelry, watches – though utilitarian – often have sentiment and personal value attached to them. If you are considering selling a watch from your collection, you’ll want to consider three important factors.

Three Things to Consider Before Selling Your Watch

  1. Make sure you really want to sell your watch. It is really important to make sure that you truly want to sell your timepiece? This is a particularly key question if the watch is an heirloom piece or was a gift from someone special. Take some time to consider how you’ll feel when the watch is no longer on your wrist, in your armoire or safe deposit box. If you can confidently say you won’t regret selling your watch, then you can move onto the next step in consideration: does it make sense to sell now?
  2. Make sure this is the right time for you to sell your watch. Remember that while you may be ready to sell, it’s important to find out if your watch is in demand in the current marketplace. Some watch brands are timeless and most always in demand by reputable jewelers, consumers and collectors. These brands include Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier. Other brands are more trendy or outdated and may not command the interest of potential buyers. At MJ Gabel we can evaluate your watch to see if the brand is in demand and, if not currently, when and if it will be again. Our watch buyers have decades of experience and have bought and sold thousands of luxury watches.
  3. Find the right partner to help you sell your watch. It is critically important to consider when selling your watch who to partner with to make sure you sell your watch for the highest amount possible. There are many places that advertise watch buying, such as pawn shops and gold buyers. However, these businesses typically offer far less money than actual legitimate jewelers. The trustworthy professionals at MJ Gabel have a long-history of understanding the watch market. We can tell you if it makes sense to sell your timepiece now, provide proper valuation for your unique piece and assist you with the selling process. We offer several options when it comes to selling your in-demand watch to a world-wide marketplace, including: auctions, brokering, consignment and direct purchase.

Using these four different options to sell watches has provided us with a proven track record of delivering significantly more for our clients than any of our competitors. We will discuss all available options with you to make sure we find the best possible option for your unique situation and timepiece. We believe that a good sale is when BOTH parties leave happy with the transaction and that is what we strive for at MJ Gabel.

To get started selling your watch, please feel free to call us directly at (800) 804-1980 or email us at You can also start the online quote process by clicking here. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to sell your timepiece in the most equitable, professional, and comfortable manner possible.

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