I'm looking to buy a piece from a second hand watch dealer (brick and mortar) where I live.
I have zero experience in buying second hand. I have no idea what to look for when looking at the watch, except looking for scratches on the case.
- I was wondering if you had a checklist that you go through when evaluating a second hand watch (try the crown, see if the bracelet is genuine,..)
- Are there "tools" that you carry with you (like some kind of magnifying glass, or maybe a toothpick) that help you make an assessment.
- Do you know of a nice resource on the web that talks about this?
Thank you very much.