If you want to sell Your Vintage Watches Or Modern Watches during The Covid Lockdown then it could not be any simpler than contacting us.

At Watches Of Westminster we specialise in buying vintage and modern watches from around the world.

If you want to sell your modern or vintage watch simply contact us via the free valuation page or simply give us a call on 07768316371. You can even send us pictures of your watch via Whattsapp or text messaging.

We just need some decent pictures of the watch and any information you have in terms of boxes and papers . It really is that simple, we ensure it is !

sell your watch
Front View
Rear View

Once the sale is agreed we can send you a free postal pack so all you need to do is post the watch to us.

We can pay you on receipt of the watch or via Paypal before you send it. Depending on where you are we can even pick the watch up whilst adhering to the social distancing rules ( permitted by government rules) and pay by any means you prefer.

If you are thinking of changing your modern or vintage watch we can also offer the same service for Part Exchange watches.

Take a look at our website we have over 100 vintage and modern watches for sale and feel free to call us at any time to discuss and modern or vintage watch you want to buy or sell.

April 24th, 2020

Posted In: Lockdown, Second Hand Omega, Second Hand Rolex, Second Hand Watches, Sell My Watch, Sell my watch during Covid, Watches For Sale

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We buy broken watches !

Most of us have a old broken watches sitting in the back of a drawer or that was left to us by a relative. Like most things mechanical however watches need to be serviced and repaired and unfortunately this is not a inexpensive process . For most cheap watches the cost of repair is simply more than the value of the watch ( unless it has sentimental value ) but there are plenty watches around that are worth repairing but quite often the cost of repair ( £600 for a decent service on a high end watch ) is not something a owner will want to fork out.

At Watches Of Westminster however we have a in house watchmaker who loves the challenge of getting a watch running properly so sell us your broken watch and we will give it a good home .

Having done the first year of a watchmakers course believe me mending watches is a very tricky job which does explain why its a rather expensive process. I went to the Epping Forest Horology centre and vey much enjoyed my course so if you fancy a go check this link out

http://efhc.org.uk/wordpress/

If you want to move your watch on to a good home then contact us with a couple of decent pictures ( front or back ) and we can give you a fast valuation and either pick the watch up or arrange a free postal package so you can post the watch to us.

You can go to our valuation page or just send the pictures direct to me on 07768316371 via text or Whattsapp and you will get a fast response. No need for a visit and a wait, it can all be done remotely.

Even if your watch is missing parts such as the glass or winder it can be repaired and we are keen to repair it .

We have bought hundreds of watches this way and have proven track record in keeping customers happy.

Your broken watch could be worth more than you think so get in touch with us and we can complete the whole process quicker than you think.

We buy broken watches from around the world so don’t be put off if you are abroad.

Find out more about us here

https://watchesofwestminster.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?post=157&action=edit

April 23rd, 2020

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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Second Hand Omega Speedmaster Professional

Second Hand Omega Speedmaster Professional

The Omega watch company have been in existence since 1848 and have built up a very fine reputation throughout the world for high quality watches.

Some of the history of the Omega watch includes:

  • They became one of Switzerland’s first Industrial wristwatch manufacturers by 1900.
  • They have a history of doing the timing of Olympic games since 1932.
  • NASA in 1965 chose the Omega Speedmaster Professional as its official chronograph for the crew of the Apollo 11 to be worn on July 21 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buz Aldrin, took their first steps on the moon.
  • James Bond has been wearing Omega watches for over twenty years. The first film they used Omega watches was in “Golden Eye” in 1995.

Today watches are not only an item to be worn for the practical purpose of telling the time but they have become so much more than that. Quality watches are now a fashion accessory and are now regarded as a status symbol giving some perceived indication of the wearer’s style and wealth.

Why do Watches Appreciate in value?

The watch brands, models, material used in the construction, exclusivity of the watch, reputation, age and the movement all contribute to establishing if a watch will appreciate in value in the coming years.

Throughout Omega’s watch making history, their main competitor has been Rolex and although Rolex watches are highly desirable and collectable, they generally have a different set of clients; maybe younger with a not so ostentatious look. Omega has in the last 50 years focused a huge amount of its attention on the branding and marketing of their watches using high profile celebrities to promote their watches worldwide.

Omega is, without a doubt, a very fine luxury watch brand that originated in Switzerland and is now owned by Swatch. Their watches are highly regarded in the watch and collectors market place and if you are sensible with your choice after doing some research, then you will have a purchased a luxury watch that will appreciate in value year on year.

Vintage Omega Speedmaster Chronograph with White face

Omega Seamaster

Is an Omega watch a good Investment?

Omega watches are a well-respected and high quality stylish timepiece brand that over the years has moved with the times developing its range but not compromising in anyway on its quality and desirability.

In order for the purchase of an Omega watch to be a sound investment, it is important to understand that if you are purchasing a new watch from a retail showroom, the value of the watch will disintegrate immediately. This is not a poor reflection on Omega watches but it is just the norm on generally all watch sales. Vintage watches are where you will earn your money. Firstly before you purchase a vintage Omega watch, do your research. An original vintage Omega watch is what all self-respecting watch collectors are looking for. Along with the watches original box and papers and the watch being in good condition. These are all the hallmarks of a solid investment.

Here at Watches of Westminster, we specialise in Vintage watches of all brands and have a number of vintage Omegas for sale. Feel free to browse our second hand and vintage watch sales page and if you have a watch to sell or Part Exchange just get in contact.

April 23rd, 2020

Posted In: Second Hand Omega

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You can sell your vintage/modern watch today without moving home !

Whether your stuck at home or just don’t want the hassle of travelling , Watches Of Westminster offer a totally remote watch buying service.

Front View

Al you need to do is send us some decent pictures of your watch ( front and back ) via our valuation page of our website or by text or Whattsapp to 07768316371.

Back Of Watch

We will give you a fast and fair valuation and once agreed we can then send you a pre paid postal pack. We recommend this is via Royal Mail Special delivery which is tracked and signed for. We can also arrange collection but this will depend on where you are and the value of the watch.

We can pay you up front via Paypal ( it’s very simple to set up a account ) or via bank transfer as soon as the watch arrives. If we are able to collect the watch we can also pay cash or by bank transfer ( we normally send £1 initially just to ensure the funds transfer without any issues once we arrive )

We have carried out this process may hundreds of times and it has always gone smoothly with happy customers.

We are open 7 days a week and are looking forward to your contact. If your not too sure about uploading pictures then just give us a call to run through the process.

April 23rd, 2020

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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I love buying vintage watches and every purchase is a little bit of a triumph filled with excitement and some trepidation and then the pleasure of giving a fantastic bit of history a new life ( after a clean and service ).

Just beautiful !

Whats your vintage watch worth ? I’m afraid the answer to that is anywhere between nothing and hundreds of thousands. There really is that much variation in the prices and valuing watches is not always an exact science.

I will often pay a bit more for watches I “want” to have in stock simply for the pleasure of owning them.

Of course if you have a well known brand and model a quick check on the net will give you the asking prices but there is a big difference between asking , selling and trade and then that is all qualified by the condition of the watch. A nice vintage Submariners value can be halved if later hands and dials have been fitted.

Original boxes and papers will also add a significant sum to the value especially for sought after models. Any interesting documented history will also help. Picture of your grandfather wearing his watch whilst storming the beaches really does excite collectors and me . Inscriptions on the back generally hurt values but not if it relates to a historic moment or person.

Can you sell it today ?

Yes you can !

Unlike the “big” firms who want you to book a meeting and travel to them only to find you have to leave them the watch for 2 weeks , We have a policy of a fast turnaround and personal to your door service whenever possible. If you can give me good quality pictures of your watch in the morning I can get funds to you via Paypal that same day. If your not too far away we can often meet the same day and I can pay by mobile phone banking or with cash.

It is really that simple just check out the valuation page on our web site or Whattsapp me ( Simon) on 07768316371. I am the owner of the business and I love buying watches !

March 20th, 2020

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Here at Watches Of Westminster we are always seeking to buy interesting vintage watches and we specialise in fast completion with Payment in Cash , Bank Transfer , Paypal or even a Part Exchange for one of our stock watches of which we have over 140.

We make a point of ensuring the sale process is a fast and simple for the seller and we can either travel to you or meet you at a public pre agreed location.

If travelling is an issue then Paypal is always a option and we are happy to pay the fees .

Just contact us through the web site and send some decent close up pictures of the front and back or if you prefer contact us via Whattsapp 07768316371.

The watch does not even need to be working or in good condition / completes we love rescuing watches that most people think are at the end of their life.

Watches with a interesting history are always a bonus !

Heres a nice Omega we have just part exchanged.

A Omega Speedmaster , my favourite watch !

March 20th, 2020

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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We specialise in buying vintage watches that are in need of some TLC.

They have often been left in the back of a drawer or handed down through the family but have not been serviced for many years or are in need of repair.

Sometimes these watches do make it to the local repair shop who can’t repair them ( watchmaking is a dying art ) or they ( the so called watch repairers ) simply want to send them away for a very expensive overhaul. This can often cost as much as the watch is worth and quite often the watches value is ruined by the original hands or dial being changed ( DONT DO IT !! ).

We are happy to look at any interesting or high end vintage watch you have in any condition even if not running as we love rescuing once great time pieces and giving them a new home.

We can also look at your old watch and PX it against one of our more modern watches or even a newly serviced vintage watch. Theres nothing we won’t consider. Just contact us via the web site or even call us on 07768316371 and ask for Simon.

January 21st, 2020

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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At Watches Of Westminster we pride ourselves on our fast and personal service.

Unlike all other watch buyers we will travel to you for the right watch and can meet you at your bank to arrange a transfer or we can by prior arrangement pay cash or even by Paypal.

We can inspect the watch there and then and give you an instant price and payment.

Some good quality pictures are usually all we need although our valuations are based on being able to inspect the watch at a place of your convenience. We travel all over the UK.

Here are some pictures of watches we have recently purchased , if you have anything similar please let us know by visiting the web site or simply calling us on 07768316371 and ask for Simon.

Theres no risk and no obligation !

January 21st, 2020

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FRUSTRATED BY THE COSTS OF SERVICING WATCHES ??

Watches Of Westminster is now offering a postal service for the servicing and repair of all watches including high end brands especially vintage models that are often shunned by high street shops as too tricky to work on.

Even Rolex service centres will not tackle older models !!

We charge a reasonable rate depending on the work needed and will provide you with a estimate of costs prior to any work being carried out and will not carry out any extra work without your approval.

Please contact us via the contact page or call us on 07768316371

Alternatively if your watch is not running and you simply want to sell it please let us know and we can have a chat about about inspection and purchase.

We have been employing our watchmaker for 4 years now and are amazed at what he can do with watches !
The price for a standard service of a non chronograph manual wind watch is £150 and does not include replacement parts if needed or return postage. Obviously a battery change is much less but every watch is treated on a individual basis and our quote form will allow you to tailor the work you want done.

 

 

 

September 28th, 2019

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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Here at Watches Of Westminster we will travel far and wide to buy the right watch whether vintage or modern even if it needs a service is a non runner.

We like bringing old watches back to life and giving new watches a good home and work seven days a week giving customers fast valuations from just a few pictures. Www are happy to travel to Hertfordshire and beyond to buy and sell the right watch and can arrange a suitable time outside of normal working hours to suit our customers needs.

If you are too far away we also provide a free postal service and can send you a postal pack so you don’t have the hassle of having to find the right packaging etc for the watch.

We can pay cash or bank transfer for your watch and don’t forget we also love a Part Exchange so if you have seen a watch on our website you like and want to exchange your watch ( running or not ) we can give you a price ( either way ) to change and deliver the watch to you .

Most other watch buyers have a long and complicated buying process and won’t travel to you. We are the exact opposite and have bought many watches from people simply not willing to go through the long drawn out process.

Heres a selection of some watches we have bought recently.

CONTACT US NOW FOR A FAST AND FRIENDLY QUOTE

June 14th, 2019

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Heres another interesting find just in all the way from Greece a Heuer 3648S with a rare red numbered telemetre ring. The watch is running but is off for a much needed service tonight. It arrived with one of those little loved expanding bracelets which has now been changed but I’ve kept it as in 20 years time Im sure everyone will be saying ” couldn’t give them away “!!

 

The watch has certainly seen plenty of use and there is some discolouration to the dial and a light scratch but to many and myself a vintage watch is always more wearable and interesting with “weathering” after all who buys antiques that look brand new.

Keep an eye on the web site , it may be up for sale at some point in the future !

June 12th, 2019

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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The Bovet watch name is not so well known to some watch buyers but the company has a long and prestigious history starting in 1822 but its founder Edouard Bovet ( 1797 to1849 ) was in fact the son of a watchmaker and he went to London to study watchmaking ( don’t forget England was the centre of watchmaking ( a long story for another blog )) and he started the Bovet watch company in 1822 seemingly to capitalise on the export market to China ( how things change ).

As ever the Chinese market dived ( 1855 ) partly due to counterfeits ( just shows theres nothing new in watches !)  the company  was purchased in 1888.

The following is an extract from Wikepedia

In 1901, the Bovet trademark was sold at auction in Paris to Cesar and Charles Leuba, sons of Ami Leuba.[7] Jacques Ullmann and Co., another successful production of watches for the Chinese market, purchased the Bovet brand in 1918. After Jacques Ullmann went out of business in 1932, the Bovet name was bought by Albert and Jean Bovet ( some family connection ?) , who were successful watch makers and registered several patents for chronographs, such as the mono rattrapante—a device that would pause the second hand for a reading while the mechanism continued to run.[7] The company Favre-Leuba purchased the name and manufacturing facilities from the Bovet brothers in 1948.[7]

This therefore leads us to this really attractive watch we have recently purchased  which as 34 mm is a pleasant size on the wrist and one of the prettiest chronographs I have seen for some time.

We would love to buy more Covets so if you have one please let us know.

If your interested in this watch here is our advert for it.

https://watchesofwestminster.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?post=12065&action=edit

Take a look and contact us for more details.

May 18th, 2019

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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Just in at Watches Of Westminster is this fantastic Omega Speedmaster Rattrapante 354050 Limited Edition with the superb black dial.

This is a rare Omega Speedmaster and was more expensive than the standard Omega Speedmaster model back in 1998 and differed to the X-33 in that it had 3 pushers. It was available with a leather strap or stainless as shown above.

At the time, this Omega Speedmaster was  futuristic looking watch with a carbon fibre dial and 3 rounded off rectangular pushers. One  pusher was to  start/stop the timing, the second to reset the chronograph hands and the third at 10 o’clock position would operate the split-seconds function

The heart of the watch ( the movement ) is a Omega Cal 3600 which is  based on the ETA / Valjoux 7750 movement but modified to become the split second chronograph that it is today. IWC did a very similar thing for their Double Chrono Fleiger.

Here is our page for the model we are selling

https://watchesofwestminster.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?post=10613&action=edit

All Speedmasters are great but this model has a unique appeal and will certainly become a collectors piece in the future as has the the 125 and X-33 , its just a matter of time.
Given the good value they are at the moment ( ensure you go for original boxes and papers ) its a much better buy than any new watch and will always be a interesting timepiece whether on your wrist or in your collection.
If you have any model of Speedmaster  and want to sell it please contact us at Watches Of Westminster and we will give you a fast response.
We make the process of buying and selling as simple as possible and specialise in either coming to you or using the great UK postal system.
We also buy and sell abroad and will always consider a part exchange.

May 15th, 2019

Posted In: Second Hand Watches

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Here at watches of Westminster we specialise in fast watch purchasing and selling. If you want to buy a high end watch or sell a vintage watch contact us.

Why ?

 

  • Customers don’t like to waste time .
  • Customers like dealing with 1 person.
  • Customers like to spend time discussing a watch purchase
  • Customers like to be informed
  • Customers like a fast and prompt service.

We are a small friendly business who only buy and sell watches . We Can personally deal with each and every customer on a individual basis.

                                                       WE KNOW THAT TIME MATTERS !

We generally only buy watches we like so there is always a interesting array of watches for sale like this rare Arnold and Son Longitude                                     or this Breitling Emergency

We have found time and time again that customers are not happy with the long and formal procedures required by the larger watch buying firms. and are grateful for our personal “to your door” service whether buying or selling.

When selling high value watches such as  Rolex , Breitling , Omega , Jaeger-LeCoultre not everybody wants to travel into central London for a pre arranged interview on the possibility of selling a watch and feel it can reduce their bargaining power. We always agree values before we set off and as long as your watch is pretty much as described.

Hand delivered in March

We now endeavour to complete watch purchases within 24 hours . There are some practical limitations to this but 9 times out of ten we can come up with a solution that will have cash in your hand or funds in your bank account within 24 hours of agreeing a figure.

We have often travelled around Europe to deliver and buy watches so distance is not a major problem for example we have just returned from Munich having delivered a very nice limited edition Omega Speedster to a very happy new owner and have recently travelled to Milan , Rotterdam and Poland on similar customer visits.

Having said that a lot of our business is in London and we are always happy to jump on the tube and visit you near your workplace or at home at any reasonable hour of the day even at the weekends.

 

Take a look at our sales watches , we do not leave sold watches on our site !

https://watchesofwestminster.co.uk/shop/

and if you have a watch to sell simply follow this link

Free Watch Valuation

If you simply want a chat call Simon on 07768 316 371.

March 22nd, 2017

Posted In: Second Hand Omega, Second Hand Rolex, Second Hand Watches, Sell My Watch

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The Original Heuer Watch Company

Heuer (Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG ) were a long established watch making company founded in 1860 which was then bought by Tag in 1985 and have made some very fine watches.

 

If you have one to sell ( in any condition ) visit us at

https://watchesofwestminster.co.uk/valuation/

 

Perhaps you have come across an old Heuer online, or possibly at a flea market or sitting in the back of your drawer.

Maybe you were lucky enough to inherit one or receive one as a gift.  If any of the above applies to you then you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Where is the best place to sell it?
  • How do I know how much it is worth?
  • How do I work out how old it is?
  • How do I determine if all of the components are working as they should?
  • Where can I get my Heuer serviced ?

Luxury Heuer Watch Bought Second Hand

Second Hand Heuer watch For Sale

Sell Your Vintage Heur Watch

 

There is a big difference between Heuer watches and Tag Heuer watches, Tag Heuer are generally cheaper, battery operated and the lesser choice for investment, we recommend overlooking them in favour of their pre-85 elders. Popular models to look out for are the Autavia, the Monaco, the Carrera, the Monza, the Camaro and the Bundeswehr.

Now, if you wish to sell, you have a number of options including online trading sites like Gumtree and eBay. A downside to these is their tendency to harbour time wasters and scammers (especially Gumtree). This may lead you to a more personal approach such as jewellers or pawn shops. Be warned however, as these establishments are known for giving low prices in exchange for the convenience and speed they offer. Add to the mix big watch exchange businesses in central London famous for testing customer patience and suddenly your options don’t seem so varied.

So, if you wish to combine convenience with a realistic price  for your watch, your best bet is small businesses like Watches of Westminster. We are more than happy to come to you, provide same day payments in cash or bank transfer and offer part exchanges from our myriad selection of watches. We are also generally able and willing to do  this on evenings and weekends, all of this is to ensure our customers have a quick and easy sale experience.

Furthermore, our valuation and ageing services are of great use to those who wish to sell and we are perfectly happy to explain to you in detail how we have arrived at our valuation. What’s more, if you are looking for a part exchange offer we can bring a selection of the type of watches you may be interested in with us. We also offer state of the art servicing to those who are hesitant to sell their broken Heuer.

 

Whether you are buying or selling a Heuer or just want your Heuer watch serviced please just get in contact and we can do the rest.

 

You can call us on 07768316371 or use the contact form of our website

Free Watch Valuation

Free Watch Valuation

Free Watch Valuation

January 4th, 2017

Posted In: Second Hand Watches, Sell My Watch

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Specialist Buyers Of Vintage Rolex Watches

Rolex Submariner with Box
Watches Of Westminster are specialists when it comes to buying pre owned Rolex watches. We have over 60 years of experience in the buying and selling of both modern and vintage luxury watches.

When you start looking to sell your watch you will see that in the UK alone there are a great number of firms who will buy your watch. However none of the watch buying firms offer a to your door service and few will offer to buy your watch even if it is not working. We have both of these options.

For the right watch/watches we are more than happy to travel to you, and value your watch there and then, in front of you, no posting your watch off and then having the worry of are your going to get paid or your watch back! Being based in central London we have easy access to all of the main transport nodes so it doesn’t matter if you are in Liverpool, Doncaster, Edinbugh or anywhere in the UK.  We have even travelled abroad to collect a pre owned vintage watch previously. o you don’t need to search for “watch buyers near me” as we will come to you, and we are also quite happy to travel on an evening or even at a weekend, whichever suits you the most. All of this is to ensure our customers have a quick and easy sale experience.
All of our pre owned watches come with a certificate of authenticity and a warranty

Valuing Your Rolex Watch

Once we have valued your watch, we are quite happy to explain to you in detail how we have arrived at our valuation, and then if you are happy with the valuation we can provide same day payments in cash or bank transfer. If however, you would prefer to part exchange your Rolex watch for another or a different make of luxury or vintage watch, then this can be arranged. Simply browse our watches for sale page and we can bring a selection of our sale watches for you to have a look at.
Rolex Gold Pocket Watch

Servicing Or Repairing A Broken Rolex

In addition to the buying and selling of Rolex watches we also offer state of the art servicing and repair services, for those who are not looking to sell their Rolex but would like to keep their watch in tip top condition or get it going again if it has stopped.

Ladies Rolex with leather case

Whether you are looking to have your Rolex serviced or repaired, you are looking to sell your watch for cash or you would like to buy one of our pre-owned Rolex watches simply call us on 07768 316371 then we can do the rest.

November 22nd, 2016

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