What do we notice when we are asked to appraise a luxury watch?

The purchase of a luxury or expensive watch is a serious decision that shouldn’t be made quickly or uncritically. You should know everything about the watch you are interested in buying so that you are able to judge if it is worth the money or not. When it comes to watches, there are specific criteria that a valuer examines in order to appraise them. Those criteria are the following:

There are numerous watch brands, but the most famous ones for their high quality are Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Ωmega, and so on.

The serial number and other reference numbers contribute to identifying particular types of watches that each brand has produced.

If a watch is brand new, still sealed inside its box, used but either in excellent or poor condition play an important role in setting the final price.

Knowing when a watch was made and became available for purchase is instrumental in its vintage and collectible value.

The size of the watch case, the basic element of every watch as it protects the calibre, the mechanism of a watch, and the dial, is vital as it is an integral part of any watch.

The possible watch movements are the mechanical movement, which requires the person wearing it to wind the watch manually, the automatic movement, as the winding of the watch is done automatically, and the quartz movement, where watches work with batteries and no winding is required. Watches with an automatic movement are usually the most expensive.

Materials that can be used for watchmaking are gold, steel, a combination of gold and steel, silver and so on.

Its box, certificate of authenticity, and so on.

Why should you ask for a watch appraisal?

If you are interested in buying a high-end watch, you should be certain that you will invest your money in an authentic and useful product. Purchasing a truly luxury watch elevates your appearance as it is like you are wearing jewellery, besides being able to tell the time with just one move.

Besides wanting to buy a watch, you should be aware of the value of your personal belongings. This knowledge is imperative so that you can take better care of and attend to the most valuable of your watches, so that you don’t lose them or make it too easy for criminals to steal them away.

Finally, in a time of financial distress, a luxury watch can be a source of funds as you can receive a satisfactory amount of money by selling it to Fasma Hellas.

Why choose Fasma Hellas for luxury watches appraisal?

Fasma Hellas has been working in the gold and silver business since 1974. All this time, it is famous for its professionalism and service integrity. The most modern spectrometers in the market, which produce accurate and detailed reports in no time, contribute to its success.

The experienced valuers will not only let you know about the crafting and value of your watch but also give you a certificate with all this important information.

What is more, in case you want to sell your watch, Fasma Hellas valuers will be more than glad to compose a profitable offer in order to buy your watch.

* The company has a business licence for all its available services.
* Merchants who want us to test their items are requested to bring a consignment note and vouchers. Individuals will be asked to show their national identity card.

Useful Information about Watches ROLEX

Watch Appraisal

Wristwatches, instead of pocket watches, have been more widely used since the beginning of the 20th century. They are usually valuable jewellery, especially when they are made of precious metals, like gold, platinum, etc., and when they are decorated with precious stones. Swiss watchmaking industries are famous for their aesthetic quality and the complexity of their mechanics.

In Fasma Hellas we know that the following factors need to be taken into account in order to appraise a watch properly.

  • Watch Brand: Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Ωmega, etc.
  • Watch Model: It is identified by the serial number (SN) and other reference numbers.
  • Watch Condition: New, used, scratches or signs of use, if you have taken it to a jeweller for repairs, etc.
  • Date, Diameters, Watch Movements: The year a watch is launched is crucial since it plays a role in the acquisition of a vintage significance and it becomes a collectible. The diameter of a watch case varies, for example 26mm, 36mm, 38mm, 40mm, 44mm. The watch movements are important for the value of a watch because automatics are more expensive to buy and to resell compared to the ones that work with batteries.
  • Material for Watchmaking: Gold (white, yellow, pink), steel, half gold half steel
  • Accompanied Documents: Box, documents and watch certificates.

Besides appraisals, we do not hesitate to make an offer to buy designer watches which have obviously received much love, care and affection from their current owners.

Useful Information about Watches Patek Philippe

Just like any other watch brand, Patek Philippe uses reference numbers for all its watches. The reference number is the same as the model number, and it helps customers identify a particular watch, without having to type its whole model name to find it.

Every watch brand uses its own reference number system. However, most manufacturers follow a reasonable strategy in creating a reference number — every digit and the order they are written means something different.

You may have heard people saying something like Patek Philippe 5711 or 7018. It is impossible to learn the reference numbers of all the Patek Philippe watches. Only if you understand the way reference numbers and digits are used is it easy to identify most of this brand’s watches.

All Patek Philippe reference numbers start with 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7. The numbers 3, 5 and 6 are used when the specific model is a man’s watch. The reference numbers of watches that target women start with 4 or 7.

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Letters in Serial Numbers Patek Philippe

Besides the digits, you can see letters being used in the reference number of Patek Philippe watches.

T – The letter T in the reference number of Patek Philippe watches stands for ‘Titanium’. As you may know, Patek Philippe only makes titanium watches, with a few exceptions.

J – ‘Jaune’ means yellow in French. This refers to yellow gold used in the watch case.

R – It stands for Rose Gold.

G – The letter G refers to the word ‘Gris’, which means grey. In the context of Patek Philippe watches it denotes the use of white gold.

A – The letter A derives from ‘Acier’, which is the word for steel in French. This is used for stainless steel watches.

P – The letter P refers to platinum.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of watches does Fasma Hellas accept for appraisal?

Fasma Hellas accepts all kinds of watches for appraisal. You will get your money’s worth if you ask for the appraisal of a luxury watch.

What should you expect from a watch appraisal?

A valuer is going to examine the condition of your watch, its brand and its technical features thoroughly. Then, they will be able to tell you its worth.

Can I sell luxury watches to Fasma Hellas?

Yes, you can. Fasma Hellas can buy the watches that you do not want any more.

Can I buy a luxury watch from Fasma Hellas?

No, you can’t. Fasma Hellas only appraises and buys watches, it does not sell them.

How can I tell if a watch is authentic or counterfeit?

Receiving a certificate of authenticity is a must when you are about to buy an expensive watch. Consulting a valuer you trust is another recommended action in order to ensure that you have not spent money on a counterfeit watch.