Can anyone advise me on a site that sells used luxury watches. My son's 40th Birthday is 3rd April. He has always wanted a Tag Hueur Watch. They are way too expensive to buy new. I have plenty of time, I know. My plan is to watch out for one that I k

I am willing to pay around £600. Preferably a bit less. "I know this is a big ask"
Unable to fit all in on question I am planning to keep looking from now onwards till I find one I know he will like.

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Should have a look in he local pawn shops or jewellers that sell second hand watches. My partner is a jeweller in her place TAG watches go from £150 depending on the condition and if they have box and papers.
Edited by: "Poppyj1" 11th Jan 2015

Have at look at the outlet retail parks we have a Tag shop on ours. New one will cost you around £695 I know it's a bit more than you want to spend but it will be new and have a warranty plus a lot cheaper than retail high street for a brand new one.

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I probably should have said, I live in Glasgow. I don't know of any Tag outlet stores.
My reason for preferring online is, I can have a look more often than visiting Pawn shops or jewellers.
Thanks Guys

Ebay or amazon

I think you'll find it near on impossible to get a new Tag Heuer watch for around or under £600. I have looked at them in the past and didn't see much below the £800 mark.

As much as it would be lovely to buy someone a watch, for something like that you might be best of offering the money to put towards one of their choosing.

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Edited by: "shazzashops" 11th Jan 2015

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ashopaholic123

Ebay or amazon



I had a look on Ebay. I am concerned that if I buy from there I may end up with a fake.

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ipswich78

I think you'll find it near on impossible to get a new Tag Heuer watch … I think you'll find it near on impossible to get a new Tag Heuer watch for around or under £600. I have looked at them in the past and didn't see much below the £800 mark.As much as it would be lovely to buy someone a watch, for something like that you might be best of offering the money to put towards one of their choosing.


It's for my son. I know how expensive new ones are hence why I am looking at the second hand market. I really don;t want to give him money. I know a Tag is his dream watch. His face would be a picture if he opened a gift with one inside.

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ashopaholic123

Have at look at the outlet retail parks we have a Tag shop on ours. New … Have at look at the outlet retail parks we have a Tag shop on ours. New one will cost you around £695 I know it's a bit more than you want to spend but it will be new and have a warranty plus a lot cheaper than retail high street for a brand new one.


My brother lives in Bradford. There is an outlet near him. I could go down and pay a visit. Do you know the starting prices for them in the outlet? Cheers

There are loads of sites that sell watches, dedicated sites

chrono24.com/en/…r=1

I personally would avoid online if not brand new.

Jewellers/pawn shops are best bet but go in person. Or outlets as someone suggested.

Start now!

I would be inclined to give him money towards one. He is bound to get money from other family members and friends so he can put it all together and get one he likes. I think you will find it difficult getting one without having to stretch yourself and overspend. preloved.co.uk/adv…hes Even second hand ones are ridiculous prices.

Cheshire Oaks Outlet has a Tag Heur discount store. 10mins from Chester. Half an hour from Liverpool. One hour from Manchester.

McArthur Glenn Cheshire Oaks discount stores has a Tag Heir shop.

No one's mentioned the 'Barras' you're bound to get a deal there. X)

I bought one in a bar in Tenerife, from a street seller, it cost 15 Euro's, keeps perfect time.

He assured me that it is genuine.oO

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I bought one in a bar in Tenerife, from a street seller, it cost 15 … I bought one in a bar in Tenerife, from a street seller, it cost 15 Euro's, keeps perfect time.He assured me that it is genuine.oO



Was that from the 'looky looky man'? I got one from him too. **** watch only lasted five minutes and the chap was no where to be found again to complain!! oO

chrsinne

It's for my son. I know how expensive new ones are hence why I am looking … It's for my son. I know how expensive new ones are hence why I am looking at the second hand market. I really don;t want to give him money. I know a Tag is his dream watch. His face would be a picture if he opened a gift with one inside.



I appreciate that, but do you know which one he wants?

Nk74

Was that from the 'looky looky man'? I got one from him too. **** watch … Was that from the 'looky looky man'? I got one from him too. **** watch only lasted five minutes and the chap was no where to be found again to complain!! oO


Yaeh, I got the birdie whistle over 10 years ago and still going strong. Maybe he's selling online now.

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ipswich78

I appreciate that, but do you know which one he wants?


Formula one, Racer or Link. I know his taste. I will know when i find one. i am asking now so i can keep looking till I see The One. Cheers

ipswich78

I appreciate that, but do you know which one he wants?

chrsinne

I had a look on Ebay. I am concerned that if I buy from there I may end … I had a look on Ebay. I am concerned that if I buy from there I may end up with a fake.



Forget ebay. If you do get a fake you have to get proof that it is a fake. Not worth the hassle.

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[quote=dereklogan7]watchfinder.co.uk/Tag…wcB [/[/i]

I also came across this one, I added it to my favourites. I've also thought about going to Auction Houses in Glasgow. Cheers

we are a family of Tag addicts and have bought one gents Tag watch in the Mac Arthur glen outlet in York for around the £600 target you mention. roughly 31/2 hour drive there and 3 1/2 hour back, possibly if you phone and speak to them they will be able to tell you exact model details to make the journey worth your while. good luck!!

There's a couple of shops in the Argyle Arcade that have used watches. I'd stay clear of online as you can't inspect them. A good pawn shop would be your next best bet.

chrsinne

Formula one, Racer or Link. I know his taste. I will know when i find … Formula one, Racer or Link. I know his taste. I will know when i find one. i am asking now so i can keep looking till I see The One. Cheers



He's a lucky 'boy' - good luck and let us know what you find.

I bought my latest Omega Planet Ocean from Albemarie Bond which is a pawn shop in Hamilton. I told them what watch I wanted and when they had one in the company Head Office sent it to the Hamilton store for me to look at. When I bought this watch it came with the box and papers and a years guarantee. It had also been serviced and cleaned. Again with the pawn shops their is room for negotiation as I managed to get another 15% of the price they were asking as I was paying cash.

albemarlebond.co.uk/Wat…hes

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AFtwenty

we are a family of Tag addicts and have bought one gents Tag watch in the … we are a family of Tag addicts and have bought one gents Tag watch in the Mac Arthur glen outlet in York for around the £600 target you mention. roughly 31/2 hour drive there and 3 1/2 hour back, possibly if you phone and speak to them they will be able to tell you exact model details to make the journey worth your while. good luck!!


My Bro lives in Bradford, I could do both. Visit him and go shopping. I've been there before.

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[quote=ewan231210]I bought my latest Omega Planet Ocean from Albemarie Bond which is a pawn shop in Hamilton. I told them what watch I wanted and when they had one in the company Head Office sent it to the Hamilton store for me to look at. When I bought this watch it came with the box and papers and a years guarantee. It had also been serviced and cleaned. Again with the pawn shops their is room for negotiation as I managed to get another 15% of the price they were asking as I was paying cash.

albemarlebond.co.uk/Wat…hes

Round about what saving did you make on new? Very interesting. Cheers x

chrsinne

[quote=ewan231210]I bought my latest Omega Planet Ocean from Albemarie … [quote=ewan231210]I bought my latest Omega Planet Ocean from Albemarie Bond which is a pawn shop in Hamilton. I told them what watch I wanted and when they had one in the company Head Office sent it to the Hamilton store for me to look at. When I bought this watch it came with the box and papers and a years guarantee. It had also been serviced and cleaned. Again with the pawn shops their is room for negotiation as I managed to get another 15% of the price they were asking as I was paying cash. https://www.albemarlebond.co.uk/Watches/All-WatchesRound about what saving did you make on new? Very interesting. Cheers x



I saved just under 50% with a little bit of hard negotiating

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ewan231210

I saved just under 50% with a little bit of hard negotiating

chrsinne

My Bro lives in Bradford, I could do both. Visit him and go shopping. … My Bro lives in Bradford, I could do both. Visit him and go shopping. I've been there before.


should have mentioned this is brand new watches with all guarantees etc,!!

Nk74

Was that from the 'looky looky man'? I got one from him too. **** watch … Was that from the 'looky looky man'? I got one from him too. **** watch only lasted five minutes and the chap was no where to be found again to complain!! oO



Must have been a different seller, mine is still going, had it for over 5 years now.

Give him cash? Or a brand new iPhone 6 or summat

Oh and when you get him a watch a useful company to know is Jon Vincent Watchmakers in Hamilton. I get all my watches serviced and repaired there as do several people I know. He is an actual horologist and his team fix the watches on site unlike most places who send them off to be repaired or serviced. I was given his details by Goldsmiths when I went to get a watch serviced and the girl was really nice and told me as I was local I should just take it myself to him as it would be cheaper than them sending it. Apparently all the Goldsmith chain send their watches to him to be serviced and repaired.

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Thanks to all who answered my post. You have all given me food for thought and steered me in the right direction. As requested I will let all who asked know how I get on and what watch I buy and how much I pay for it. Cheers All.

I collect luxury Swiss watches and bought most of my collection from Iconic Watches. They are grey market dealers and essentially act as brokers. The watches are brand new and boxed with all papers just like you would buy from a high street authorised dealer. But the warranty card is stamped by the authorised dealer where it was sourced from. They are able to buy at substantial discount from dealers in countries where the RRP is much lower than UK.

Whilst I'm not a fan of Tag Heuer you can buy one from them if you can stretch your budget to around £800 and you can be assured it will be brand new.

iconicwatches.co.uk/cat…uer

You didn't mention if you wanted a quartz or automatic but I don't think you'll get an automatic brand new in your budget. Iconic Watches have been a bricks and mortar high street jeweller since 1943 and members of the National Association of Goldsmiths. You can visit their shop in Blackburn and buy in person if you prefer.

Hope this helps?





Edited by: "DistortedVision" 14th Jan 2015

Pm'ed you a link to a couple hope you find one

Go to Ernest jones they sell new and a couple used watches, plus you can haggle upto 20% off new ones (used ones differ from store to store though). Only alternative I would use is pawn shops but do your research on what Iook for in a regards to legitimate watches
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