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Understanding Pre-Owned Watches

Our collection of pre-owned watches includes a comprehensive selection of models from Rolex, Patek Philippe and TUDOR alongside an eclectic range of watches from many other luxury Swiss brands. 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.

Each watch in our collection is prepared to a 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.

Support and Aftersales

Every single pre-owned watch we retail comes with our 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.

Our Showrooms

Over the years, generations of families have become customers of Prestons, and many have gone on to become friends. Today, our teams look forward to welcoming you to our showrooms in Wilmslow, Guildford, Norwich and Leeds.

Prestons Guildford


Our Guildford showroom, which is now located on the opposite side of the high street, is designed to reflect the architectural merit of the Edwardian building it now occupies. The store features newly extended spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases, alongside a comfortable lounge to allow our clients to explore our bridal and fine jewellery collections. Explore This Showroom

Prestons Wilmslow


Located in the heart of Wilmslow, this showroom features a selection of spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases. Of course, the bridal collections Prestons have always been famous for remain a prominent feature of the store and surround the famous Aquarium Bar which sits at its centre. Explore This Showroom

Prestons Norwich


Located on the historic Norwich high street, Prestons Norwich has been expanded and redesigned to reflect the character of the building it has occupied for over 150 years. The showroom features collections by Patek Philippe, Rolex and TUDOR alongside our fine jewellery collections. Explore This Showroom
Guildford showroom