Did you know eBay authenticates watches? The company just rolled out its own authentication service: Authenticity Guarantee. Now you can buy that incredible pre-owned, vintage Rolex and feel confident it’s the real deal.
All of us
And some of us enjoy the hunt for a great watch just as much as owning it, which is why eBay is the ideal hunting grounds for a perfect pre-owned/ vintage luxury
“But,” I can hear you saying, “how sure are you that…
watchis real, in good condition, and not a replica or a ‘frankenwatch’?”
- “I’ll actually receive the
watchI expect / purchased?”
- “My money won’t just vanish into thin air?”
All great questions, and totally justified.
If you’ve ever shopped eBay for luxury watches before, you know how important it is to do your homework.
There are plenty of signals to
Then you have to pay attention to the
Are there enough detailed, sharp photos to assess the
It’s important to be diligent and do your homework, but at the same time, you can only do so much.
You almost have to cross your fingers and hope for the best when you’re buying watches online, especially sight unseen.
Until now, that is!
eBay just rolled out its own authentication service: Authenticity Guarantee. Now you can buy that incredible pre-owned vintage Rolex and feel confident it’s the real deal.
How eBay’s Authentication Guarantee Works
Let’s say you find a sweet Rolex Day-Date on eBay. It’s covered by Authentication Guarantee, so you purchase it. What happens next?
The Rolex Day-Date is sent off to eBay’s third-party authenticator. After confirming the item and collateral materials are consistent with the listing title, description, and images, the authenticator performs a multi-point physical authentication inspection.
Finally, when all that’s done, a security tag will be attached to the
You also receive an authenticity report which verifies the
eBay lays out all the info and details for you here.
So the bottom line is this: You can finally shop with confidence for luxury watches (priced $2k and above) on eBay because of their new Authentication Guarantee, which is awesome.
- Expert authentication from independent, vetted, industry experts, so you know your timepiece is meticulously inspected. Plus, you get a detailed inspection report
- Fast, secure delivery with 2-day shipping and signature-required handoff, so your new
watchwon’t get nabbed by porch pirates
- NO added costs, since eBay is covering all these costs, from authentication to delivery. Normally you’d have to pay for these services yourself, which could easily add hundreds of dollars to your total cost! Now, you just pay for your
watch, and that’s it.
Finding Authenticity-Guaranteed luxury watches on eBay
Luckily for us, eBay makes it pretty easy for us to take advantage of their new service.
As you search for watches, you can easily filter for the qualifying watches on any search results page. Every watch (save for a few restrictions) over $2,000 is covered under the Authenticity Guarantee service.
You’ll find this filter on any luxury
Of course, you can always filter down based on brand, condition, price, and all the usual eBay filters along the left-side column as well.
And then when you open up any
Shop for luxury, vintage, and pre-owned watches with confidence on eBay
And, if you’re one of the lucky few who’s in the process of shopping for a grail-worthy
As of this writing, there are currently 52,000 watch listings on eBay that are authenticity verified. So if you’re in the market for a luxury
Definitely take a look around the watches section on eBay and let us know what you find!
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