Where to Sell a Watch for Cash

Please see below a small sample of the Swiss timepieces and luxury watches that our clients have sold us in recent months.

Our watch buyers specialize in limited-edition Swiss timepieces and exceptional timepieces by independent watchmakers.

The Best Place to Sell a Used Watch

Where to sell your pre-owned luxury watch for the highest cash price? Owned and operated by trusted estate jeweler Carl Blackburn, Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers (DEJB) is widely recognized as one of the highest paying used watch buyers in the United States.

Clients choose our watch dealers for two important reasons. 1) Our watch appraisal and sales process is fast, secure, and risk free. 2) Every client receives a generous and immediate cash offer based on the worldwide market value of their previously-owned timepiece.

“I recently completed a transaction with Diamond Estate for the sale of one of my watches. Living on the East Coast I was hesitant about conducting such a transaction via phone or email and without the opportunity to meet that person face to face. After reviewing the BBB review along with reviews from past customers I initiated the contact.

Without hesitation, this was one of the easiest transactions I have been involved in. Paula was very professional and responded in a very timely manner. She laid out the process and was very patient throughout the process. In total the entire transaction took approximately three (3) days without any issues. They have gained a new client and I look forward to working with Paula again.”

Charles Smithvia Yelp Reviews

Whether you are selling a vintage Rolex Daytona, a limited-edition Patek Philippe, or diamond Piaget Polo, you can count on Diamond Estate’s watch buyers to leverage our 30+ years of expertise in your favor. We will make sure that you understand exactly how we arrive at our cash offer, enabling you to make the absolutely best, most informed decision—regardless of whether you sell your timepiece to us.


What Luxury Watches Do We Buy?

Our watch buyers purchase many types of prestige timepieces, for both men and ladies. However, we specialize in exceptional European-made watches with appraisal values into the five figures and beyond. For example, we buy the Paul Newman Daytona, the A. Lange & Söhne 1815, the Patek Philippe 2499, and the Vacheron Constantin Royal Eagle.

We often can get you more money than you would have received by auctioning your valuable timepiece online, and within 24 hours of accepting our cash offer.

“I had an outstanding experience dealing with Paula of Diamond Estate to sell a watch. Professional. In every aspect of the transaction, she was clear, accurate, knowledgeable, and very pleasant to deal with. I found DEJB through reading other reviews and decided to try. I’m writing to add my voice to the many who have had a great experience with them. I will look nowhere else for future transactions.”

Paul K.via Yelp Reviews

Contact Our Watch Buyers to Learn Why We Are:

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●  The Best Place to Sell Used Swiss Watches For the Most Money

●  Where to Sell Vintage & Antique Swiss Watches


Swiss Watch Buyers – What Are My Alternatives?

There are a variety of options available for selling previously-owned Swiss timepieces, including eBay, used watch auctions, pawn shops, and your local Swiss watch dealer. However, Diamond Estate’s watch buyers have a track record of consistently paying the absolute best cash prices for pre-owned luxury watches and vintage timepieces, while treating our clients with exceptional courtesy, understanding, and security.

“I inherited a vintage Rolex. About 40 years old. Though I didn’t have the original paperwork or box, Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers was open and interested in working with me. Paula Dabney was easy, accommodating, knowledgeable, and comforting during the process. The initial price she quoted me was the price we ultimately agreed on after inspection. The process was quick and efficient and any concerns or questions I had were answered promptly all along the way. I’d recommend checking out DEJB if you’re interested in selling your watch or jewelry.”

B.C.via Yelp Reviews

Let us help you get the cash you deserve for your valuable luxury watch.

Call Us Toll Free: (800) 956-8505

How to Sell Your Luxury Watch Online

Diamond Estate’s watch dealers buy previously-owned timepieces in two ways. Our watch buyers serve clients in person throughout Southern California from our headquarters in La Jolla and our satellite office in Los Angeles. Every week, we also buy valuable Swiss watches from clients nationwide via our secure Sell from Home service.

Here is a quick review of our simple and secure process that can get you more money for your luxury watch or antique timepiece, no matter where you live in the United States.

  Step 1 – Tell Us About Your Luxury Watch

Click on Cash Offer button below, and tell us about the prestige timepiece that you wish to sell.

●  Step 2 – Receive a Free Watch Consultation

One of our watch buyers will contact you within 24 hours (weekdays) to provide you with a free consultation and preliminary cash offer for your timepiece.

●  Step 3 – Ship Your Timepiece Securely at No Cost

We will arrange and pay for you to ship your luxury watch securely via insured* FedEx Overnight. Every package is fully insured up to the maximum value of your timepiece.

●  Step 4 – Review & Accept Our Cash Offer

After receiving your valuable timepiece, Diamond Estate’s watch buyers will conduct a complete market appraisal of your timepiece and contact you within 24 hours with a final cash offer.

●  Step 5 – Get Paid for Your Timepiece

If you accept our final cash offer for your used timepiece, we will issue your payment via bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, or Western Union within 24 hours. Should you decide not to sell your watch to us, we will ship the item back to you at our expense. At Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers, your complete satisfaction is our priority.

Learn How to Photograph a Watch You’re Selling

If you would like to sell a luxury watch to Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers, we usually will ask you to send us a few photographs of your timepiece. Taking a good photograph of your watch can be tricky, but good photographs (including a clear one of the model number) will help us provide you with a more accurate appraisal and better preliminary cash offer.

In the following knowledge article, Diamond Estate’s watch buyers share with you a few techniques that you can use to take a good image of your valuable watch before attempting to sell it: Watch Photography.

Learn How to Identify a Fake Luxury Watch

Like any major purchase, buying a fine timepiece should not be undertaken lightly. The first thing you should do to avoid buying a fake is educate yourself about the particular watch you’re interested in. Spend a bit of time getting to know the brand and model you’re considering. In order to spot a fake, you’ll have to have a good idea what a real one is like.

Online resources can be helpful for getting a general idea of what certain Swiss watches should look like, and what features and complications different models should have. Also, the internet is a great place to learn what specific luxury watches are generally worth, so you’ll have a good idea of what makes a deal “too good to be true.” Learn more at: How to Spot a Fake Swiss Watch.

Should I Auction My Watch?

Watch owners who wish to auction limited-edition timepieces that are valued into the five and six figures often look toward a prestigious auction house like Christie’s and Antiquorum, who have long traditions of selling extraordinary timepieces.

What sellers often do not realize is that auction houses charge more than just a commission on the final sales price. When auctioning a watch, there are also associated fees which can ultimately add up to 40% of the final hammer price. Learn more at: Where to Auction a Watch.

Understanding Watch Complications

Any watch function that does more than indicate minutes and hours is called a complication. From the simple second hand to the most outrageous planetarium functions that indicate the position of the planets, watch complications run the gamut from useful and professional tools to luxurious testaments to a watchmaker’s mastery.

Generally, the more complications included in a timepiece, the more difficult it is to design and create. In the following informational article, Diamond Estate’s watch buyers un-complicate some of the more common watch complications available today. Learn more at: Understanding Watch Functions.

The Best Place to Sell an Expensive Watch

If you have been asking yourself questions like, “Where is the best place to sell my watch?” “How can I sell an expensive watch?” “Where can I sell a used Rolex?” or “Who is the best luxury watch buyer?” let us show you why thousands of people nationwide have chosen “Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers” as the answer.

Diamond Estate’s watch buyers make premium cash offers for timepieces from the most sought-after watch brands and watchmakers, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breguet, Vacheron Constantin, Franck Muller, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Tiffany & Co., Panerai, Chopard, Hublot, A. Lange & Sohne, and Piaget.