How to rate a watch?

Oksana Logunova
Oksana Logunova
April 24, 2013
How to rate a watch?

Watches, and any other products of the first watch houses, always fascinate with their ideally precise mechanisms and materials used. Antique watches always cost a lot of money, and in order to purchase such an unusual product, you need to have certain knowledge. For example, you definitely need to understand how to evaluate the watch in order not to stumble upon anyone who wants to raise the price significantly.

Watch Evaluation Stages

  • First of all, remember that ancient pocket and wristwatches had historical and artistic value, therefore, when evaluating such chronometers, you need to take everything into account: the case, the hands, the dial, the jewelry, etc. Set the exact place of manufacture and the name of the manufacturer. This can be done by a special stamp, a sign of the workshops or a gift engraving. By the way, the latter significantly adds value to the product.
  • Determine the purity of the material, it should not be different impurities. The more valuable the alloy and inlay, the more expensive the watch itself
  • The value of the watch can tell the degree of complexity of the mechanism.This can manifest itself in additional detail: the crown, the moon phase indicator, the repeater, and more.
  • Be sure to pay attention to the state of the clock. This parameter can be divided into 4 components: very bad, just bad, normal working and perfect (collection) state. If the watch can be brought to an ideal state, then in this case its value will increase significantly. If the casing and mechanism are not subject to restoration, then this product is considered no more expensive than ordinary scrap.

Now you know everything about how to evaluate the cost of hours, and what parameters to determine their value should be considered.