Selling at Auction vs.
Vintage Watch Buyers

Selling at auction can be a risky business if you don’t know what you’re doing – and a time-consuming one even if you do.

Why Choose Us

Hassle - Vintage Watch Buyers

No Hassle

If you want to sell at auction, you need to contact multiple auction houses to find the right one for your watch.
Discounting - Vintage Watch Buyers

No Discounting

Except for very rare watches, because the condition and authenticity of a vintage watch sold at auction may lack any guarantees, buyers often include a discount to account for this. On top of this, auctioneers will often take between 15-20% of the proceeds of a sale. The net result of this means you are unlikely to get a top price selling at auction.
Reserve- Vintage Watch Buyers

No Reserve

Selling at auction doesn’t guarantee a sale unless you set a reserve price. A reserve price tends to be very low, and you often have to wait months to find out if the watch met the reserve. If it didn’t, you’re back to square one.
"Had a vintage watch to sell and not very experienced in this field. Contacted the team at Time Rediscovered and couldn't have found them more helpful. Helped with every step of the process and never ever felt pressured into selling my watch. Messages are replied to nearly instantly. Can't recommend them enough. Thanks Nick again for all your help."
Rolex Submariner 5513
A.P. - United Kindgom

We Were in Your Shoes…

Vintage Watch Buyers is a streamlined service from Time Rediscovered, one of the few leading online vintage watch sellers.

Time Rediscovered was born after the founder discovered just how difficult it is trying to sell a vintage watch, despite the growing customer demand for vintage luxury.

Believing there had to be a better, fairer, and more transparent way, Time Rediscovered was created.

Everything is out in the open with Vintage Watch Buyers and Time Rediscovered. There are no hidden costs, or additional, ‘must-have’ services. We believe selling should be simple and satisfying. Someone wants your watch, and you’d like its full value. We’re here to make it happen for you.

Too Good to Be True? Think Again.

People often think online buyers only care about getting the cheapest price for their goods. They also think that if something is said to be easier or quicker to sell, that also means the buyer will only be offering a low price in the first place.

That’s certainly not our model at Vintage Watch Buyers. We work with very low margins and our offer prices are completely data-driven. This means we can offer the same or higher prices than you might be able to achieve selling privately because we know where to find your best customer.
"As a vintage Omega collector did it feel very good selling a timepiece to Time Rediscovered. They replied fast on emails and paid a market conform price for my timepiece. I will certainly recontact Time Rediscovered when I have another watch for sale in the future."
Vintage Omega
J. Wille. - United Kingdom

Auctions may seem exciting, but that’s because of the uncertainty

You never know how things will go in an auction room.
Vintage Watch Buyers - Navy - SVG 4
At Vintage Watch Buyers, we put the seller first.


Get up to 30% more! Get honest advice about the value of your watch and the best price for it


Get paid within 24 hours of us receiving your watch


We’re totally risk free and guarantee safety and security


We’ll do the work for you, whether that means you selling your watch directly to us, or having us sell your watch for you on consignment

Selling at Auction

Selling at auction can be confusing and time consuming, and offers no guarantees of a sale.

Comparing wide estimates from different auction houses

Waiting months for the watch to sell without knowing if it will reach its reserve

Paying auction houses up to 45% of the sale price

Having to deal with auction houses where you’re not a priority

Risking not getting the best price for your watch

Ready to Sell?

Learn the value of your watch within two minutes. Simply fill out our form to get started now.

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