Believe it or not, there’s a robust market for buying and selling watches. We’re not talking about the Apple Watch and its ilk, but the traditional timepieces long dominated by Rolex and Patek Philippe, just to name a few.
Like vintage cars and wine, these true-blue watches not only age well but also increase in value over time that they are highly coveted by individuals and businesses alike. If you have one and in dire need of cash, it’s guaranteed money on the table across the country.
You can sell them to jewelry stores in Salt Lake City that buy and sell these fashion accessories that easily turn into heirlooms.
Indeed, making some serious money out of these valuable timepieces has become an industry, and anyone can actually get into the business and succeed with the proper knowledge.
However, if you just want to hoard watches for now with an eye on selling them later on when their value has risen, here are a few brands and models (other than the Rolex and Patek Philippe, that is) that will get your money’s worth most.
Longines Heritage 1945
Redefined for a new generation of watch enthusiasts, the 1945 features a copper-tone convex dial and an aged leather strap. It’s a classic with modern sensibilities.
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
Relatively inexpensive, given that the brand is sister to the more illustrious Rolex. While the price may be low, the design and artisanship remain high.
Omega Railmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer
It’s antimagnetic, but one look, and it’s instant attraction, thanks to its mid-century design that is as stylish as they come.
Omega Seamaster Professional 300M
It will remind you so much of a Rolex Submariner but without the pricey-ness, for now. Wait a few years, and you may be holding on to a treasure.
Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante
A relatively big investment indeed, this precious comes with dual-handed, split-seconds movement.
Omega Spacemaster Z-33RRP
Exuding the aura for which the brand has become synonymous with – space exploration – the Z-33 has an unusual design but makes up for it in functionality and, of course, heritage.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin
Definitely straddling the luxurious category, the Royal Oak has a classic silhouette and wafer-thin girth, made possible by having a self-winding movement that is just 3.05mm thick.
TAG Heuer Silverstone RRP
A limited edition, this represents a re-issue vintage at its best, with its TV case and leather rally strap.
There are other watches that are a good investment as well just waiting to be picked up, but these eight should make for a great starter pack for anyone serious about making timepieces a big business.