- Mar 12, 2006
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I am just starting to learn about the used watch market. I understand the "buy the seller" theory and why its so important (and even more so than with clothing). But, can you guys help me out with the current market and depreciation - are there any rules of thumb? Lets say we are talking the (relatively) low end of high-end watches (omega, maurice lacroix, some rolex, some breitling, baume and marcier, some cartier). Assume the watch is a year or two old and has been well-cared for by a watch collector. What type of discount should I expect to pay off of the current new price - street price, not retail - from a reputable but not necessarily authorized dealer? 50%, 75%. If we are talking Brioni suits, I'd say 90% - but how about watches?