Today's secondary market for old, rare and collectable watches is the strongest it has ever been with many astonishing prices regularly achieved for the right items. In order to take advantage of the lower commission rates and better prices achieved for your watch in our regular monthly auction just follow the steps below.
Step 1: Valuation
Send us a list of the watches that you would like to auction along with high resolution images and a description that best describes the items for valuation. We will confirm suitability for auction with estimates.
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Please submit your watch details via our online form.
Step 2: Ship your Watches
You can ship the your watches directly to us. For sellers in the UK we can assist with a collection service via our couriers, prices for which start at £15 + VAT within the mainland please see packing guide at the bottom of this page, as this will have to be undertaken by the sender, We also offer free collections and no obligation home valuations within certain parts of the UK, and for any sizeable collections of higher value.
Please call the office to make arrangements on 01253 486311.
Step 3: Auction
Once the watches are with us we will handle all photography, promotion and description leading up to, and during and after the sale. We will create an account for you and forward the log-in details if you don't already have an account with us. You will be able monitor your consigned lot(s) from your account area, from the left hand menu simply select > "Items for sale" once the auction goes live you will be able track the progress with direct links to the live auction.
Note: your lots will only appear in your account area on the day of the auction.
Step 3: Payment
Payments for items sold are carried out via bank transfer 7-14 working days after the end of the sale. You will receive the full amount minus our sellers commission fee which is 7.5% plus VAT, a £3 lotting fee plus VAT per item, which contributes to the admin and photography costs.
Sellers within the EU also pay VAT @ 20% on the commission & lotting fees, if you are selling from outside the UK an international bank transfer charge may apply.
We use a wide variety of factors to establish the fair market value of a watch. Current market conditions, our own track record with specific watches, the condition, provenance and also recent auction activity all play a role in determining price and our offer will be a fair reflection of this with a clear breakdown of our decision. The estimate or offer is only a guide price. Your watch may sell at a higher or lower price than we indicate.