October 22, 2012
It has been said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” yet when it comes to ladies watches, beautiful stones are no longer the hottest fashion trend among women these days.
This slow shifting fashion trend among women’s watches has not gone unnoticed under the loop of luxury watch world.
So what is this new trend in the watch world?
More and more women are opting for larger watches with the growing attention on what is inside of the ladies watch, as well what’s on the outside.
This new trend has women and watch manufacturers alike turning their attention to watches fitted with prestigious Swiss-made automatic mechanical movements, rather than the quartz movements that are more commonly found in ladies watches of the past.
With this shift in ladies watches, many people are selling their smaller luxury watch and buying a larger automatic watch which has allowed Hal Martin’s Watch & Jewelry Co. to become one of the largest pre-owned luxury watch dealers in Texas.
Hal Martin’s is now buying watches worldwide from individuals just to keep up with the demand, as well as taking watches in on consignment. They have even added another page to their website to help people in the process of selling their watch.
With this year’s BaselWorld, as a number of the luxury watch manufacturers, such as Chopard, Patek Philippe, and Ulysse Nardin, introduced new ladies’ lines featuring Swiss-made automatic mechanical movements, along with the overall world economy, savvy watch buyers are opting for pre-owned luxury watches.
Hal Martin’s specializes in the pre-owned luxury watch market and knows more what the market value of a watch is then the average person, as well as which watches are hot in the market.
How much a used watch is worth is based on a number of factors. It’s important to determine the exact brand, model, age, condition, and the materials the watch is made of. In addition, is the watch a limited edition piece? Is the original paperwork and box that the watch came with available? All these factors play a part in a watches value and must be known to help a watch buyer give the most accurate cash offer on a watch.
“When you are quoted a price on a watch, it is based on today's current market value as well as its condition. Unfortunately many people don’t realize this when they try to sell their timepiece,” says Hal Martin, founder and CEO of Hal Martin’s Watch & Jewelry Co.
Hal Martin’s Watch & Jewelry Co. has been buying watches for over 40 years and is one of the largest pre-owned Rolex watch dealers in Texas.
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