Whether to renew your collection, make your investment profitable or simply sell a vintage or antique watch, putting your timepiece in professional hands is the safest decision. As specialists in the vintage, rare and antique watch market, rest assure that you will get the best valuation to sell your watch. Our expert has over 20 years valuating vintage watches with a great deal of knowledge in special editions, rare timepieces and model variants in vintage watches from leading brands.
Regardless of the condition of your watch (signs of use, wearing or marks) your vintage watch interests us. We guarantee the best valuation and a transparent process to sell your vintage watch.
We buy vintage watches throughout Spain and the European Union through a secure purchase system where you will have complete traceability of the status of your watch.
Send us all the details of your vintage watch through the form Sell Vintage or if you prefer, contact our expert through WhatsApp at +34 616 72 23 15.
We recommend you to have the following information before contacting us in order to get the highest valuation an immediate response:
The year of purchase of the watch, if it has the original box/ pouch and documentation (original warranty, manuals, etc.).
Photos of the watch in the maximum possible resolution:
Front photo of the watch to better appreciate the dial and the bezel.
Photo of the back of the watch.
Photo of the bracelet/ strap & the clasp.
Photo of any detail o mark/ scratch that the watch might have (regardless the condition of your watch, but these signs will help us to know better the history of your vintage watch).
Based on the information and details as well as the images provided, we will make the best offer for your vintage watch.
Send us your watch. We’ll take care of the transportation (insured shipment with tracking number). You just have to safely pack your watch.
Recommendations to send your watch:
If the watch has its original box/ pouch send it inside of it.
Protect the box with bubble paper or similar and seal it completely (you can use transparent tape).
Type our address on the package for added security.
Once received, we’ll send you a confirmation informing that your watch is in our office and in hands of our expert.
Confirmed that the physical condition of the watch corresponds to the detailed, we will proceed to arrange the agreed payment via bank transfer so that you have it in your account within a maximum period of 24 to 48 hours*.
If you would like a tailored service and immediate transaction, we offer a cozy, discreet and comfortable space in our office situated in the heart of luxury in Barcelona. You can arrange an appointment by calling +34 616 72 23 15 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com
* Period in working days. Depending on the receiving bank, the reception time may vary.
The general consensus to consider a vintage watch applies for all those watches with at least 20 years from its known date of manufacture. However, some watches can fall into this category when they have been off-catalogue or out of production for at least, 10 years. Although many watch models have gone through upgrades either in their mechanism, materials or aesthetics, the original models (or series prior these upgrades) can often be appealing to watch collectors.
When is it considered an antique watch?
Although the term vintage is commonly used to refer to every watch with over 20 years from its manufacture, watches with more than 100 years (or an estimated known date) are considered antique watches. Either for the state and condition of its mechanical operation or special characteristics in its manufacture, some watches can be considered as “rare” among collectors. However, only a hand full of brands have accomplished to get interesting valuations for antique timepieces.
Why sell my vintage watch?
Selling your vintage watch is a way to make your patrimony profitable and contribute to the preservation of the watchmaking heritage. We have a privileged access to a very select collector market to put your vintage watch in caring hands that will see to preserve its historic value in the haute horlogerie industry.
How much is my vintage watch worth?
Regardless the condition or operation of your vintage watch, our expert will give you the best valuation on the market. To receive a free and non-binding valuation, contact us or fill-in a simple form with the details of your watch for a tailored proposal.
Is it safe to sell a vintage watch online?
Only professionals in buying and selling second hand watches can ensure a secure and comfortable transaction. We are experts in distance purchasing and we offer our customers a seamless transaction with a total traceability of your watch, so you don’t have the need to move.
What is the best place to sell a vintage watch?
At AP Watches we are professionals in buying and selling new and pre-owned watches with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. We have an excellent reputation among professionals and both our satisfied customers and internationally recognized partners (Mondani Web and Chrono24) support us as trusted sellers and connoisseurs of haute horlogerie. We will give you the best valuation of the market for your vintage watch.
Which are the best valued vintage watches?
Any vintage watch will be subject to the best valuation, regardless of its operation or condition. However, some models (from leading-fine watchmaking brands) can get better valuations. To mention a few, the brands and models that can be the most appealing are:
Other Rolex models ( Date, Datejust, President)
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore
Can I sell my vintage watch?
We are experts in vintage, special editions and rare timepieces and we have access to a select clientele of collectors around the world. Regardless of the operation or condition of your watch, we’ll give you the best valuation and advise you throughout the process so that you can make the best decision.
How to get the best valuation of a Rolex?
Having its original box and documentation, as well as any other element that originally corresponds to the watch (brochures, additional links, original purchase invoice, etc.) will guarantee the best possible valuation for your vintage watch.
Can I sell my vintage watch without the original box and documents?
Although it’s true that having these elements will ensure a better valuation, we may also be interested your vintage watch without box and/or papers.
Can I trade in a vintage watch?
Trading your vintage watch is an excellent way to renew your collection. We accept your watch on account of any of the watches available in our catalog. Visit our Buy watches session and indicate your intention through the form in the watch sheet by clicking on “for more information” link.