WatchFacts Certified Pre-Owned
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Details about your specific watch including: brand, model, finger printing data, etc.
Authenticity, Functionality, Condition
Results from 31-point inspection including: mechanical soundness, water testing, external wear, etc.
WatchFacts rating system that helps consumers make quick purchase decisions.
WatchFacts Grading Algorithm
100 Unworn / Like New in Box
Watch that has never been worn. All of the original factory boxes, papers, links, tags, and documentation should be included. Dial is new and flawless. Crystal has no scratches. There should be no alterations from the factory delivered condition and any protective factory plastic film should be in place.
Watchs shows little or no evidence of use that is visible to the naked eye. Factory stickers may have been removed. The case should exhibit no dents or dings and the bracelet should show little, if any evidence, of wear. The watch is working perfectly, keeping time according to manufacturers specification and needs no mechanical service. May be missing box and papers, links and other accessories.
Watch shows scratches that are subtle, light and minimal. The case should exhibit no dents or dings and the bracelet should show little wear or stretch. The watch is working perfectly, keeping time according to manufacturers specification and needs no mechanical service. May be missing box and papers, links and other accessories.
83-89 Very Good
Watch shows some evident scratches, but no significant nicks or dings. Dial shows limited aging / wear and all dial pieces are intact. In some instances, the dial may have been redialed. The watch presents well, but may be missing a few accessories such as a link, box, or papers. The watch is working very well, keeping time according to manufacturers specification and needs no mechanical service. Refer to the Comments section and Seller notes in the Certification Report for more details.
Watch has no fundamentally incorrect features, but it has been enjoyed extensively. Dial may need refinishing. May have no more than one loose marker. The case will show dings, nicks, or deep scratches. The watch may be missing a few accessories such as a link, box, and papers. The watch is running and wearable, but may gain or lose a few minutes over a twenty-four hour period and service may be required. Refer to the Comments section and Seller notes in the Certification Report for more details.
Watch is well used and may require service or restoration to be wearable. The movement may be running erratically. The dial, case, and other major components may not be original. The watch may be missing a few accessories such as a link, box, and papers. Refer to the Comments section and Seller notes in the Certification Report for more details. WatchFacts® Warranty does not cover items receiving these scores.
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Every timepiece is reconditioned to manufacturers specifications by brand trained certified watchmakers.
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Only the best of the best qualify as WatchFacts Certified Pre-Owned.
Every timepiece is serviced using only authentic parts. Rest assured your timepiece will perform as described!
Only authentic timepieces are allowed to be considered for the WatchFacts Certified Pre-Owned program. On some occasions aftermarket straps and crystals are allowed.
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What We Inspect
Watch brands make so many models that it is difficult to keep track of what was original versus what was altered. Watch components may be changed with parts to make the watch look like a more expensive version - this could include [the bezel, dial or bracelet] - while others may be altered for an improved look such as diamond additions. Our professional watchmakers, including our affiliated service centers, will communicate any deviations from the watch's original condition. This will include movement changes, altered bezels and dials, etc.
All watches when sold new look the same, but over time each watch will age differently as a result of wear. This will impact value and you should be aware of the condition of the watch you are buying as no two pre-owned watches are of the same quality. Our WatchFacts Score will assist you in your evaluation process as it objectively evaluates a watch based on age, external condition, functionality and authenticity.
Usually there is nothing to worry about, but a change of part can be used to hide a watch's past identity or could even signal inauthentic parts. Further, a part change can disrupt the watch's performance so it doesn't meet manufacturer's performance specifications or standards. During our inspection of any watch, we will do our best to notate any components that may be inauthentic or aftermarket. If there are any additions to the watch that are different from the original watch, such as a different strap, bracelet, bezel or dial, they are documented in the watchmaker's inspection report.