We’ve tackled the world of vintage watches, the world of current representation, accessories, prints, and spoken word. We’ve rethought how the community can provide feedback directly to watchmakers, and we’ve even overhauled watch insurance there. We always did this with our watch lover’s hat on.
There has always been one category that we loved but didn’t know how best to contribute, and that was used watches. I want to clarify what I mean by that. It is not vintage watches, which we usually think of as watches made before 1990. And certainly not gray market watches, which for us has always represented something special in this world. What I mean here is simply watches that are defined as modern, but not brand new.
What makes the Crown & Caliber special? First of all, it’s not just a platform for you to list your best replica watches, nor is it even a consignment store. No, Crown & Caliber will buy your watch from you and get you paid for it. This solves a huge problem we see all the time – how do I move my watch so I don’t have to wait forever to get a new one?
Next, we want to look at the post-purchase process, which is another area where Crown & Caliber excels. After Crown & Caliber has purchased your watch, they will bring it into their state-of-the-art facility and have it inspected and serviced (if needed) by their in-house Swiss certified watchmakers. The watch will then be posted online for purchase.
We have searched the world for watch sellers and no one handles used replica watches with the integrity and customer-first perspective that Crown & Caliber does. We just love the way they do business. Yes, we are now one company and what that means for you is that in the next few months, you will see our two sites begin to work with each other to better serve you, the watch buying community.
The most amazing thing about this concept is that Hamilton Powell, the founder of Crown & Caliber, and I have been friends for many years. Neither of us is really ready for it, but the idea never left our minds. What has changed today? We are launching a small used selection on our website that will grow exponentially over time. As we’ve been saying for years, we know that selling a watch is just as important as buying one, and the level of trust required is no exception. So we’ve done this with you in mind – to make it a little easier for everyone to have an extra link in the nebulous world of watches.