Is It Time to Trade in Your Watch?

Posted by Chris on Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time to Trade In Your Watch

We love watches. We love the way they look, the way they feel on our wrists, the way they make us feel inside when we’re wearing them. To us, and to people like us, a high quality luxury watch is so much more than just a, well, watch. 

Luxury watches are a collection of stories. Each piece has its origin tale. The parts were lovingly built and shaped, either in the same place where the watch will actually be crafted, or sourced from around the world. Those parts are then meticulously assembled by a master of the trade, impossibly tiny moving parts put together to create a whole that becomes part of the world as something incredible. Every hand that touches a piece of the watch on this journey of creation becomes a part of that watch’s story. 

Yes, we love watches, and that might even be an understatement. You probably love them too. We honestly can’t imagine anybody not feeling the way we do about these spectacular creations. 

However, sometimes it’s time for a new watch, and that might mean trading in our old watches. After all, watches measure the passage of time in the universe, and time brings with it the winds of change. 

So it only makes sense that we must every so often refresh our collections by trading in watches we’ve loved for watches we will love in the future. 

Let’s examine some of the signs that it’s time for you to make that change as well. 

Signs that It’s Time to Trade In Your Watch

The Magic has Faded

We happen to be experts on relationships. Er, relationships with watches, that is. And we realize that sometimes the magic fades. Maybe the watch that made you feel like you were living in a fairytale when you first got it no longer has that power. 

And that’s okay. The relationship with your watch is the kind that isn’t supposed to be a lot of work. 

If you find that you’ve grown apart with the watch you were so enamored with before, then it’s probably time to trade it in. 

You Just Can’t Seem to Agree on Anything Anymore

When you and your watch first got together, it seemed like it went with every outfit in your wardrobe. You simply couldn’t miss by pairing your sparkly new luxury timepiece with any jacket or shirt or dress you had. 

These days, it feels like the opposite. Your watch just sort of sits there neglected because it clashes with everything you wear. 

Trust us when we say it’s nobody’s fault. Things change and we’re never the same people we were yesterday. However, that watch could be on somebody else’s wrist enjoying a new watch/wearer relationship. And you could get a nice fat check or a new watch of your own when you trade it in. 

You’ve Fallen in Love With Another

This is probably the most common reason to trade in your watch, so don’t feel ashamed. 

There you were, innocently browsing the stunning collection of luxury watches on, and it hit you like a bolt of lightning. There on your screen was the most beautiful watch you’ve ever seen. 

Maybe you resisted it for a while, but you just couldn’t stop thinking about it. The dial haunted your dreams, its gleaming sapphire crystal winking at you and making promises of a wonderful life together. 

In the mornings, you’d look at your old watch but you’d be thinking about that new one. And eventually, the allure just became too powerful to resist and you had to have it. 

Maybe you have an Omega watch, and you read our Breitling vs. Omega blog and decided you’d rather have a Breitling. Or, vice versa. Maybe you found one of many beautiful Michele watches you'd like to give as a gift.

So, what are you going to do? That’s right, just trade in your old watch! It’s that simple!

How to Trade In Your Watch with WatchMaxx

We understand all of the reasons you might want to trade in your watch, so we made it as easy as possible to do.

Simply visit our Trade-in page, which has all of the necessary instructions, along with a form for you to fill out to get things started. 

To sum up the process, here are the steps:

  1. Describe your watch by filling out the form and uploading images. Tell us everything you can about it and be as wordy as you want. We like that. 

  2. Within 3 days, we’ll get back to you with an estimate of how much your watch is worth. But remember, it’s just an estimate and not the final offer. 

  3. Pack your watch safely and send it to the address we provide. 

  4. Once we get your watch, we’ll inspect its authenticity and condition. Then we’ll get back to you with our offer. 

  5. Finally, we’ll either send you a check or give you store credit if you agree to the price. 

And that’s it! All in all, the process is much simpler than agonizing over that new watch you want and wondering how you’re going to get your hands on it. 

Don’t worry, your old watch will be treated well and we’ll do our very best to find it a new home. Remember, each watch is a story, and your old watches’ stories are sure to continue on to other chapters. 

Oh, and one last thing! We also accept jewelry trade-ins, so you can turn grandma’s old necklaces into a brand new luxury watch. 

Just in case you’ve made it through this entire article without feeling any temptation, we’d like to invite you to take a look at our entire catalog of in-stock and ready to ship watches

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