Can I sell a Damaged Watch?

If you have a watch that is damaged or just doesn’t work, you might think that it has lost all its value. While that may be true for extremely cheap watches, it is not the case for high end time pieces like those from Audemars Piguet. Even a non-working watch can still potentially be worth hundreds of dollars. If you want to sell an Audemars Piguet watch in NYC, no matter what condition it is in, make sure you bring it to us. We’ll be happy to perform a full appraisal so you’ll know exactly what it is worth.
Of course, you won’t likely get quite as much money as you would for a watch that is in nicer condition, but the fact is your watch can still be very valuable. Some of the higher end watches hold their value extremely well no matter what type of condition they happen to be in, and there are many different reasons for this.

Why are Damaged watches still Valuable?

There are quite a few reasons why you can still sell your watch for a good price, even if it is damaged. The following are some key points to keep in mind when determining the value of a damaged watch:
• Precious Metals – Most high end watches are made with gold, silver, platinum or other precious metals in them. In the worst case scenario, the watch will still be worth money because of these raw materials.
• Gems – Many watches have diamonds or gemstones in them, and those items are also worth a significant amount of money. This will be factored in when getting an offer to buy your watch.
• Parts – A broken watch may still have many pieces that are still in great shape. If that is the case, the parts can be used to repair other watches, so they are very valuable.
• Repairable – We have watch experts working here, so we can often repair a damaged or broken watch. If that is the case, we’ll be able to factor that in when we determine how much we can pay.
So, with that in mind, no matter the condition of your watch, you can still sell it. If you think you want to sell an Audemars Piguet watch in NYC, why not bring it into our shop for a free, no obligation appraisal. You may be surprised at just how much it is worth. If it isn’t working anyway, you know it will be worth more than it is just sitting on your dresser collecting dust.

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Whether you’re ready to sell the watch today or you just have some questions, please don’t hesitate to stop in our shop or give us a call. Our watch buying expert will be glad to talk to you about your specific watch and let you know how much we’ll be able to pay for it. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you sell your Audemars Piguet watch in NYC today!