Why should you buy Vintage watches over New!

Classic styles are increasingly popular in modern brands because of the durability and sophistication of the older watch designs. Vintage is defined as an item at least 20 years old, to be classified as antique an item must be 100 years old.

Here at Cuttings Jewellers, we have a passion for Vintage and antiques. Vintage pieces stand the test of time because they are built using the finest materials, designed to last. This means that they’re a lot easier to repair and wear for many years to come. Buying Vintage is also a great way to explore individuality and originality.

Some Vintage watches can in fact be more affordable than brand new ones. With most watches, like a new car, the value will decrease the moment you wear it. Some very rare Vintage watches may seem extremely expensive, however when you consider the history, the quality and the individuality of the watch, the price is usually pretty justified.

Luxury brands like Rolex, Cartier and others continue to hold their value and prove to be a fantastic investment. When buying a watch, perhaps at auction, the story of the piece is often worth more than the actual watch. For example if it was owned by a celebrity or kept in impeccable condition over decades, it would then be worth more. A watch loved by a previous owner offers an air of mystery and depth that is lacking in a new watch bought in a shop.

We all hate the tragic moment of spending our hard earned cash on a stunning new watch, only to realise shortly afterwards that your friend has one too! We find that if you just take a little time to find a Vintage watch, it is more likely to turn heads and start conversations because of its uniqueness. In 2022, we saw celebrities and people in the media incorporating vintage into their day-to-day, and it's a trend that's set to continue in 2023; buying second-hand it set to become second nature to more and more people.

If you have any questions about Vintage watches then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our team of experts are on hand to advise! Call us on 01843 223808 in Margate or 01843 584488 in Ramsgate. 

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