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Purchasing Fine Watches

Purchasing fine watches is an easy and enjoyable experience when dealing with the knowledgeable staff at Tarrytown Jewelers. Phone us to place your order and in most instances your watch will arrive within twenty four hours.

Buying a fine watch today is similar to purchasing an automobile and at times even more costly. With popular major name watches prices in the four to six figure range, selection and pricing have become more important than ever. It is essential to decide what features or complications you want your watch to have or if you just want it to tell time. What material do you want it to be cased in? Faced with a myriad of options ranging from stainless steel, 14 or 18 karat gold, pink or yellow gold, platinum, combinations of titanium and all of the above, the selection of fine watches today is quite a complex chore. This is compounded by the availability of complications being offered by today’s premier watch manufacturers such as chronographs, repeaters, calendars, both simple and perpetual, tourbillion, power reserve indicator, etc. Another important consideration one should confront when purchasing a fine time piece is what will this watch be worth down the line if you choose to sell or trade it in the future. It has been our experience that when you purchase something fine, be it a painting, carpet, bronze figure, or piece of jewelry the value retention tends to be commensurate with the quality and maker of the piece. The same holds true for watches. Buy good quality time pieces made by manufacturers with proven track records and the equity you expect will be there if you choose to sell or trade. Remember, there is an established market for fine watches just as there is for works of art and liquidity is based on quality.

Tarrytown Jewelers has been buying and selling fine watches for over twenty years. During that time we have purchased and placed with clients some of the most sought after and costly watches ever produced. Our knowledgeable staff will help guide you with the purchase of your watch and in doing so provide you with prices that will please and astound you. We have one of the nation’s largest inventories of new and pre-owned world class watches.

New or Pre-owned Watches?

Purchasing new watches vs. pre-owned watches is a difficult decision for some, easy for others. Some people, regardless of price considerations will not purchase something that has been owned by someone else. If that’s your point of view, fine. Tarrytown Jewelers can provide you with any new watch made be any major watch maker at an extremely competitive price.

If you do not mind the fact that a watch had a previous owner and factor in that you can save a considerable amount of money, then a pre-owned watch should be for you. As active buyers we acquire many fine watches by prestigious makers such as Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Corum just to name a few. Each watch is meticulously cleaned, both internally and externally resulting in a watch that is close to new in appearance and performance at a considerably lower price. All of our used watches are accompanied by a full one year warranty, just like a new one. Regardless of your choice between new or pre-owned watches, we are committed to finding you the best value for your money and making your watch purchase a memorable and pleasant experience.