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3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Pre-Owned Watch January 9, 2020

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3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Pre-Owned Watch, Honolulu, Hawaii

If you want to enjoy a luxury watch without spending a fortune, head to a trusted pawnshop. High-quality, pre-owned watches are regularly dropped off by people who’ve recently purchased a newer model or want to downsize their collection. To help you find your dream accessory at an affordable price, here are three factors to keep in mind.

What to Think About When Buying a Pre-Owned Watch

1. Authenticity

To avoid purchasing a counterfeit model, make sure the watch is as luxurious as it claims. Authentic watches typically come with paperwork, such as a company history, certificate, and owner’s manual. If a watch doesn’t come with these items, move on to a different model.

2. Service History

pawnshopIf a watch is more than a couple years old, ask the pawnshop staff about its service history and for the invoice. A lack of invoice suggests that the watch hasn’t had a service overhaul, meaning it hasn’t been disassembled by a professional to check for and repair any damage. If this is the case, look up the cost of a service overhaul in your area and add it to the price of the watch to decide if it’s still affordable.

3. Signs of Damage

The vast majority of pre-owned watches contain a few scratches and perhaps a dent or two. However, a large number of scratches or a particularly deep dent may signal internal damage that limits the watch’s functionality. To be safe, steer clear of  watches that feature too many blemishes.


If you’re eager to buy a high-end watch that goes easy on your wallet, head to A Happy Pawn in Chinatown, HI. This dependable pawnshop was established over 30 years ago and offers watches, diamond rings, and other accessories at an affordable cost. The team’s honest approach to business has earned it accreditation from the Better Business Bureau®, meaning you’ll always feel confident about shopping with them. Learn more about their services online, or call (808) 383-5253 to ask about their available discount watches.

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