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Understanding Pre-Owned Watches

Our collection of pre-owned watches includes a comprehensive selection of models from brands we partner including Rolex, Patek Philippe and TUDOR alongside an eclectic range of watches from many other luxury Swiss brands. Your pre-owned buying experience should be as enjoyable and with the same level of confidence as when buying a brand new watch from Prestons.

When considering the purchase of a pre-owned watch, there are several factors to bear in mind and this dedicated guide explores two of the most important considerations, provenance and condition.

Finding the Right Watch

There’s no one answer for what might be the right watch for you – everyone’s watch collecting journey takes its own path, no two collectors will want precisely the same thing. The beauty of pre-owned is that there are no restrictions on what is on offer, the challenge for us is building a compelling selection to choose from.

Given our years of experience with the brands, naturally the majority of pre-owned watches we stock will come from Patek Philippe, Rolex and TUDOR. Our showrooms believe that a properly prepared, thoughtfully curated selection of watches is simply an extension of being an Authorised Retailer.

Our showrooms aren’t limited to the above three brands however, our aim is to curate a selection of the finest watches from around the world, with brands as diverse as Omega, Longines, A. Lange & Sohne, Breitling, IWC, Cartier and many more in our inventory. Each of these watches is prepared to the same high standard, each supported with our industry-leading P36 warranty.

In addition to a meticulously prepared watch, it’s important to have the proper provenance to accompany each timepiece. Where possible, we provide the watch with its original documentation and presentation box, plus any service documentation available. Our team check every watch against lost or stolen registers, ensuring you can buy with complete confidence.

Where to Buy

Our showrooms always want to ensure that your experience with us is memorable and enjoyable whilst the buying process is as easy and straightforward. It is possible to purchase from our pre-owned watch collection through multiple platforms.

Our showroom in Leeds, 43 Commercial Street, houses our entire collection of pre-owned watches in one beautiful setting. The Showroom Manager, Zoe Gueller, and her team are trained in the intricacies of our selection and would be happy to explore the range with you in-store at your leisure or are there to support you by telephone and email.

Our collection is also showcased in its entirety on our website. We offer both home delivery and click and collect services: complimentary sizing and gift wrapping services are included should you wish.

If you would prefer to view a watch before committing to a purchase or do not live locally to our Leeds showroom, we would be delighted to arrange a no-obligation viewing at one of our our showrooms in Wilmslow or Guildford.

Support and Aftersales

At Prestons we believe that you should be able to buy a pre-owned watch with the same confidence you would buying a brand new watch. Every single pre-owned watch we retail comes with our industry-leading P36 three year warranty. This covers you for any mechanical defects that arise during this period, allowing you to purchase with peace of mind.

Our team really do hope that you will wear and enjoy your watch for many years to come, but should you change your mind in the future, we are able to offer support as well. Assuming that the watch has been properly maintained and has suffered no more than reasonable wear and tear, we will offer a minimum of 75% of the price you originally paid.

For further information regarding our buy-back scheme, please contact your local Prestons showroom here.

Contact Us

Our showrooms all offer exceptional levels of service throughout your journey with Prestons, making the experience of shopping with us both memorable and enjoyable. If you have an enquiry regarding our fine jewellery collections, our services or the brands we showcase, please contact your nearest showroom below.

From all at Prestons, we look forward to speaking to you soon.

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Over the years generations of families have become customers of Prestons and many have become friends. Today, our teams look forward to welcoming you to our showrooms in Surrey, Cheshire and Leeds.