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    New watch, given wrong box

    I recently bought a new watch on an oversea trip but was given the wrong box (same brand but for another model)
    Only discover this when I saw a same watch with box online.
    Will the wrong box affect the resale value?

    Any watch expert or 2nd dealer can advise.
    Thanks a lot in advance
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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    Same thing happened to me, but I don't buy with reselling in mind.

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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    It depends, it would likely affect a limited edition/special edition piece with a special box more than a normal piece.

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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    Quote Originally Posted by mew88 View Post
    It depends, it would likely affect a limited edition/special edition piece with a special box more than a normal piece.
    So it will affect the resale value.
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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettamacrostoma View Post
    Will the wrong box affect the resale ?
    Yes and no. It all depends on the watch and the buyer. Based on your collection the Tudor, Omega and Rolex should have all papers and the original box, would not care that much on the Edox or Fortis. But that's just me. As a general rule I tend to say yes it does affect resale.
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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    Yeah, it likely will affect the resale value. Usually, the higher end the watch, the more it will affect it. But do you plan to sell it? Not worth worrying about if you're going to keep it...just use this as a lesson for next time and try to enjoy your new watch.
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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    Guilty, I've done it.

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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    i doubt it if it's a lower end watch... if it's limited edition or something like a rolex then it will matter. which watch was it?

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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    I have email the shop regard this mistake made by their sales person, waiting for reply.
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    Re: New watch, given wrong box

    Yes,it is totally depends on the watch...for example I saw SE Panerai with a wrong box..especially the really special ones,can reduce the resale quite a lot
    I saw Pam 203 without the lacquer box selling for roughly 75-80k as opposed to the regular 95-100k price range,the boxless one goes even lower than 70k

    Another example is Pam 92,it comes with the velour blue SE box,as opposed to the normal SE box..the price different with the wrong box is also huge because it's the only one with that particular box

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