How Does it WorkWhat is Watch2Wear?
Watch2Wear is a marketplace that allows for watch dealers, collectors and private sellers to list and sell their watches using either a secondary auction platform or a buy now sale format.
The auction selling format is by the highest bidder or make an offer accepted. Both selling options are available concurrently for each listing. The buy now sales format is a one price option with a make an offer accepted option.
How do I purchase a watch?
To purchase a watch, simply create an account for free. There is no cost to purchase or buy a watch. We only require you to create a personal profile; including your shipping and billing information, your profile status (whether you are a watch dealer or private seller) and PayPal information. Once your profile is created, you can start to purchase watches. It is that simple!
What are my purchasing options?
While either “bidding”, “making an offer” or “buying now”, the buyer will have 2 different options available to complete your transaction. First, is to purchase the watch AS IS; without verification. The transaction is solely between the buyer and the seller. An email invoice is sent to the buyer by Watch2Wear, on behalf of the seller. The buyer will then need to pay for the watch using their PayPal account. Once the transaction amount has been approved and payment has been received by the seller, the seller will be notified and will ship the watch directly to the buyer. In the event you do not receive the watch, standard shipping insurance and PayPal policies will apply.
The second option is to complete your watch transaction with verification. Our verification process allows the buyer to purchase the watch with verification or allows the seller the option to sell the watch with verification.
With either option, an email invoice is sent to both the buyer and seller from Watch2Wear. When purchasing the watch with verification, Watch2Wear will then invoice the buyer for the final sales transaction amount (on the seller’s behalf) and for the verification service fee (click here for verification rates). Conversely, when selling a watch with verification and after the watch is sold, Watch2Wear will then invoice the seller for the verification service fee (click here for verification rates).
With both verification options, after the transaction amount has been approved and payment has been received by Watch2Wear, Watch2Wear will email the seller a prepaid and pre-insured shipping label. Watch2Wear will verify and ensure both the watch’s authenticity and overall physical and mechanical condition (for a complete detail description of our verification process, please click here).
If there are any discrepancies with the watch (as listed in the seller’s ad description), Watch2Wear will immediately notify the buyer. The buyer can then choose to either complete and approve the watch transaction or cancel the watch transaction. (In some instances, if the watch completely fails the verification process, without prior approval, the buyer will be reimbursed for the watch’s final purchase price).
When the watch is purchased with verification and the buyer decides to cancel the sale, the buyer will receive a complete refund (100%) for the watch’s final purchase price; less the verification fee. When the watch is sold with verification, the seller will only be responsible for the verification fee. In either case, Watch2Wear will send the watch back to the seller.
After the verification process is completed, and if the sale is approved by the buyer, Watch2Wear will ship the watch to the buyer and pay the seller for the watch transaction amount.
Watch2Wear assumes all shipping cost, including insurance for the purchase price of the watch.
Please note that our verification service is only available for Continental U.S to Continental U.S only transactions.
How Do I Sell My Watch?
To get started, simply create a free account. Once your profile is created, you can start to sell your watches, and if you are a private seller, you can list and sell your watch for FREE!
What is the Cost to List, Sell Your Watch?
For the watch dealer, the cost is 2% of the final sale amount. However, for the private seller, there is no listing or selling fee and you can list and sell as many watches as you want!
Selling a watch on Watch2Wear's marketplace, as a private seller, is the same as selling a watch on a watch forum. BUT BETTER! Watch2Wear uses PayPal as a payment processor and as such; PayPal transactions fees do apply.
As an option, both watch dealers and private sellers can take advantage of our “Bump” and “Featured” placement options.
With our “Bump” option, your listing will be randomly placed to the top of any search results listing page. The “Bump” listing is based on the user's search parameters. For example, if a user searches for a Dive watch with a case size of 36mm to 39mm and your watch listing is a Dive watch with a 38mm case, your watch listing will be displayed at the top of the page. The “Bump” placement listing could be also as generic as brand and or model. With this instance, if a user searches for an Omega, and your watch listing is an Omega Seamaster or Speedmaster, your watch listing will be displayed at the top of the page.
Another placement option is a “Featured” listing. Our “Featured” listing option will randomly place your watch listing on Watch2Wear’s Home Page. This option will ensure maximum exposure.
Listing & Selling Fees
2% or a maximum of $250 of the final sales transaction amount for each watch sold on W2W and its services
Optional Listing Features
Bump Listing Option
$10.00 per month
Featured Home Page Listing Option
$25.00 until the watch sells
Minimum of $99.00 and maximum charge of $250.
*Verification service is only available for Continental U.S to Continental U.S sales transactions.
Watch2Wear is an online watch (and timepiece) buy now and secondary auction marketplace. Watch dealers, watch collectors and private individuals can list, sell and purchase watches and luxury timepieces. Private sellers can sell their watches for FREE without any listing and selling fees. Just like a watch forum, but better!
Unlike the other watch marketplaces, (watch forums, live/secondary auctions, consignment websites), Watch2Wear offers an exclusive verification service to ensure the watch’s authenticity and overall condition. Our watchmakers will thoroughly inspect and verify the watch's components, mechanical and physical condition.
As a buyer, you have the option to purchase your fine timepiece or luxury watch with verification. Or, as a seller, you can now sell your watch with verification. An industry first! A game changer! With either option, our team of watchmakers, with over 50 years of experience servicing luxury watches and fine timepieces, will ensure a risk-free purchase and a hassle free sale.