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    Buying watches: Used or New

    Would you rather buy a used for a for a fraction of the price or a new one at full price?

    I want to buy a used watch right now, the price is tempting, but i just have a problem with the fact that its not new. Especially when i know nothing of the previous owner.


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    I buy almost exclusively ...

    used. It's pretty easy to find out about the previous owner. Many of the preowned watches I've had were in better shape than new ones sitting in a case at an AD.

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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    If the price is right, ive got no problem buying used especially if its on a bracelet. While I might try and avoid somebody elses stinky leather strap, a good condition watch on a bracelet looks like a new one would look after a couple weeks of wear.

    Of course with new you get that warm, fuzzy feeling.

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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    I have no issues buying used watches. In fact, whether the seller of the used watch is reputable and reliable is more important to me than getting a perfect watch. Most used watches are in far better condition than than you would expect, especially the more expensive ones.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    I think most of the responses from people here will be they prefer to buy used.

    Myself, I prefer new. If a watch is expensive, I would prefer to buy it new and at a good discount. Cheaper watches I don't mind getting used, or ones that I know I am going to beat up. Most people would be the opposite and would rather realize greater savings by buying expensive watches used; but then, I don't mind not being like most people.

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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    If the watch is in a good condition and the price is good, I don't mind going for a used watch at all. I make sure I give them a good cleaning and change the band if it looks a lil old. Good watches last many years so I know its value for money.
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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    I would rather buy what I want for the best price available.

    I am not sure how to answer the question as I have never paid full price for anything.

    If you meant to ask would you rather buy a used xyz watch or a new xyz watch, that would depend on other things like condition, warranty left (if any), is the package complete with box & papers?

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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    Quote Originally Posted by skoochy View Post
    I think most of the responses from people here will be they prefer to buy used.

    Myself, I prefer new. If a watch is expensive, I would prefer to buy it new and at a good discount. Cheaper watches I don't mind getting used, or ones that I know I am going to beat up. Most people would be the opposite and would rather realize greater savings by buying expensive watches used; but then, I don't mind not being like most people.

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    I'm just the opposite. I prefer to buy expensive watches ($2,000+) used (but in mint condition) and save thousands of dollars, while I don't mind buying new for cheaper (under $1,000) watches (but at a nice discount).

    For watches in between $1,000 and $2,000, it just depends on the watch.

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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    Quote Originally Posted by Rxq View Post
    Would you rather buy a used for a for a fraction of the price or a new one at full price?

    I want to buy a used watch right now, the price is tempting, but i just have a problem with the fact that its not new. Especially when i know nothing of the previous owner.
    The answer is yes, but it depends....

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    Re: Buying watches: Used or New

    The answer is yes, but it depends....
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