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Pre Owned Watch Shops

Can anyone recommend any good retailers of pre owned watches in and around the Zürich area.

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Old 27.10.2008, 08:35
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

I have seen a shop on (or near) Strehl-gasse just off
Renweg in Zurich. There were used but V expensive classic Watches.
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

It might help if you were a bit more specific on what your needs are.

Are you selling or buying? If buying, what are you looking for (brand, price range, man/woman etc.)

A bit more info might help someone to think of something.
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

There's a shop at Bellevue, on the corner where Navyboot and Body Shop are - he specialises in pre-owned and vintage watches. There's another one in the Niederdorf, the same street as the Oliver Twist.
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

I'm looking to buy a modern pre owned watch something similar to the IWC spitfire or the Tag Carrera Automatic and I'd like to save a bit of money off the retail price. I'd like a pilot style watch with a leather strap and a simple face.
There are quite a few shops that sell pre owned modern Swiss watches in London and I was wondering if there are any like this in Zürich
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

Here is one Swiss website to have a look at. They are based in Zug. I put the link on the IWC page. Click on the brands on the left to see what they have. They only sell "used" watches (this is covered on their home page).

In the case of the Rolex watches, it seems that two of the models were purchased based on wait lists then are being sold as "used".

http://www.timeofswitzerland.com/IWC-watches_e.cfm

My guess is that the website is updated as new stock becomes available so you will have to check in every once and a while.
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Here is one Swiss website to have a look at. They are based in Zug. I put the link on the IWC page. Click on the brands on the left to see what they have. They only sell "used" watches (this is covered on their home page).

In the case of the Rolex watches, it seems that two of the models were purchased based on wait lists then are being sold as "used".

http://www.timeofswitzerland.com/IWC-watches_e.cfm

My guess is that the website is updated as new stock becomes available so you will have to check in every once and a while.
Great link Verbier, guess where I'm going this weekend
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

http://www.first-swiss-luxury-watche.../agb_1739.aspx

you can check this website aswell. they give good discounts on new watches.
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you can check this website aswell. they give good discounts on new watches.
I've been past their shop window, just a few 100 meters from Paradeplatz.

They seem to have a better inventory in their store than they show on their Web site - a call may be warranted.
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

Hi, I've got a Jaeger Lecoultre Master Moon available, box & papers, steel with black face, Day, Date, Month, moon phase and seconds. It has a deployant buckle type strap, as new and i don't wear it, hence reason for sale, price new Sfr 8800.--, sale 6'250.--. If you want photo and more details send pm please
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

There are several websites in the US where watch aficionados buy/sell/trade constantly. Many good buys to be had there, but most are private parties so not as easy when you are in CH. But not impossible. Try to buy from someone that has been on the site for a long time.

Here are a few that I like:

http://jholbrook.proboards33.com/index.cgi?board=sales

http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php...rm_id=85&rid=0

http://www.chronocentric.com/forums/chronotrader/

http://forums.watchuseek.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

I used to be really into buying second hand watches, especially stuff from the 70s (before all the new watches started looking like them..). I got to know what scams there are out there and what was worth the money, and what wasn't.

I always bought on ebay and, except for a few relatively inexpensive mistakes, was usually happy.

But, I was especially happy when I started noticing that a few of the watches I'd bought from US and Swiss traders were also in the windows of 'specialist' second hand traders in Basel and Zurich.. at 2 or 3 times the price I paid.

Before you buy anything in a shop have a good look around online.. and if you're scared of buying outside Switzerland, I can recommend these dealers.. (I sometimes think it's the same guy !)
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/watchm...Q_fromZQQ_mdoZ
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/montre...Q_fromZQQ_mdoZ
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

:caugh: Allow me to dust this one off - has anyone come across a good place in the French part of CH (Geneva preferably) where one could buy a pre-owned watch without worrying it is a scam, a replica or some other crap?
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

There is one on Universitätstrasse, don't know the exact number but probably between 35 and 95.

ETA: Sorry, didn't see the bit about looking for the French part, I'm referring to a street in Zurich.
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

Hi, my brother runs his business with pre-owned watches. His website is www.24time.ch, Alex Toledano. They are 100% original watches, he usually has all the warranty papers. If the client wishes to check the watch with an official dealer before buying it - that is also ok. He is based in Geneva but delivers in whole Switzerland. Many regards Natalie
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Hi, my brother runs his business with pre-owned watches. His website is www.24time.ch, Alex Toledano. They are 100% original watches, he usually has all the warranty papers. If the client wishes to check the watch with an official dealer before buying it - that is also ok. He is based in Geneva but delivers in whole Switzerland. Many regards Natalie
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Hi, my brother runs his business with pre-owned watches. His website is www.24time.ch, Alex Toledano. They are 100% original watches, he usually has all the warranty papers. If the client wishes to check the watch with an official dealer before buying it - that is also ok. He is based in Geneva but delivers in whole Switzerland. Many regards Natalie
Awesome website.

(Ask your brother when he will actually star his business...)
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

Please contact my brother directly 0797474400, Alex Toledano - he seems to have some problems with the website and I didn't know that.
Funny how you try to be helpful sometimes on this forum and people just bash you (or are ironical about the post) instead of just mentioning that the website is off-line. But never mind. Everybody has issues

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instead of just mentioning that the website is off-line.
That's all people have done, albeit sarcastically.
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Re: Pre Owned Watch Shops

I pm'd you as i have a LNIB IWC Spitfire IW371702 that i would be willing to sell to buy a Doppelchronograph.
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