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    Question on selling at Breitling

    So my boyfriend is interested in selling his Breitling. He has an appraisal estimated at about 16K I believe. Can anyone recommend a place in NYC where we can go try to sell the watch for a reasonable price were we would get totally ripped of?

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    Re: Question on selling at Breitling

    Quote Originally Posted by eilson View Post
    So my boyfriend is interested in selling his Breitling. He has an appraisal estimated at about 16K I believe. Can anyone recommend a place in NYC where we can go try to sell the watch for a reasonable price were we would get totally ripped of?
    Keeping in mind that the 'place' buying the watch (assuming 'place' to be a retail establishment) will have to service the watch, tie up it's money for a while, warranty the piece, risk that it may turn up a stolen property, and have to make a reasonable profit (their definition of reasonable will certainly vary from your definition), what do you consider 'reasonable?
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    Assuming you sell it to an individual, how much risk are you willing to take with a stranger you meet on Craigslist or the newspaper?


    Best bet - see what they sell for on ebay, take good pictures and post it there.
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    Re: Question on selling at Breitling

    Try selling the watch on this site or you may try https://www.bernardwatch.com

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    Re: Question on selling at Breitling

    Bear in mind that appraised value for jewelry tends to be much more than it could actually sell for. Jewelry appraisals tend to skew awfully high because it's helpful for insurance claims, while market value is based on entirely different factors. Find the same watch in similar condition selling on eBay or a forum, and then cut that to probably half or two-thirds to find what a business would give you for it.
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    And do realize that watches seldom appreciate in value.

    Regardless of appraisal value, if he bought it two years ago for $X, it's almost certainly worth $X - depreciation/wear and tear, even in a private sale.
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    Re: Question on selling at Breitling

    Yep, appraisal value is usually for insurance purposes, doesn't mean that's what the watch will command on the pre-owned market.

    Realistically on a Breitling, depending on the year and model, you're looking at probably getting only 40% to 50% of RRP.

    If you tell us the model, and what year it was purchased, anyone of us can give you a range of what you would realistically get on the secondary market.
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    Re: Question on selling at Breitling

    Agree, appraisals are basically useless indicators of its actual market value, I just had my AP appraised for insurance purposes at almost retail price

    Sell it privately to get the most return but most risk, sell to an establishment for much less return but also much less risk

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    Re: Question on selling at Breitling

    16k? Was it glued to the backside of a gold brick?
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    Re: Question on selling at Breitling

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    16k? Was it glued to the backside of a gold brick?
    Well Breitling does sell all gold watches that reach up to more than $50K. (And all-gold Chronomat on gold bracelet for instance.) More likely, a rose gold Navitimer on leather has a $20K MSRP, so might appraise for $16K used.

    To the OP - do you know the model/type?
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