Collecting vintage watches comes with many different benefits compared to the contemporary watches or modern replicas of today.
First things first, vintage watches are of quality investment and they only appreciate in value as time goes by than depreciate so long as you look after it and keep it in good condition. This will give them better collectible value because you can get to buy such watch for a bargain today and then, sell it and get a profit for the following years. Much like modern cars, modern watches are quickly depreciating in value. In addition to that, they will not be able to stand the test of time unlike vintage watches.
Not only that, there are also nostalgic and aesthetic reasons to why it is good to collect vintage watch. These timepieces were made intricately through beautiful craftsmanship. This show lost art or reflect an era gone by. These watches are also interesting and diverse as there are so many styles that could be chosen from.
While there’ve been several improvements made to watches for the past several years like its metal content and accuracy, titanium watches being extremely durable, the essence of how the movement is designed, adjusted and made has stayed to be the same. The big differences between contemporary and vintage mechanical watches are with style and design. It’s due to the reason that vintage watches were often handmade and like what said earlier, designed intricately.
When you buy vintage watch, you should be aware of the fact that there are fake watches that are for sale in the market too and that there are sellers who scam people by telling them that they’re selling authentic pieces where in reality, it is not.
Say for example that you’re going to buy such watch over the internet like in form of auction site, you must consider buying only from sellers that show you photos preferably, detailed photo of the watch so you can thoroughly inspect them while comparing it to same watches of the official website of the brand of watch in question.
More so, it will be wise if you are going to check the feedback that the seller gets. Sellers who sell genuine vintage watch is not likely getting negative reviews about the authenticity of their watches.
You should ask the seller for the watch’s serial number since all of authentic vintage watches have serial numbers. You might want to consider moving onto a different seller of vintage watch because more often than not, it is a fake watch in the event that they can’t provide you with such information. Follow these points and rest assure to steer clear of being scammed by these con artists.