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Luxury Watch Finds For Less…

For many of us a luxury wristwatch is more than a precision crafted timepiece. Like a fine European automobile, a high-end watch is also a symbol of success. Also like a prestigious automobile, you don’t have to purchase a costly and expensive brand new timepiece to enjoy the status and prominence of having one.

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Hermès Vintage

At TheWatchery.com our pre-owned and store display watches make owning a high-end timepiece an affordable reality. Many of today’s most highly sought-after names in luxury horology are featured in our Estate and Store Display collection, including Rolex, Cartier, Raymond Weil, Hermès , Gucci, Jaeger-LeCoutre, Baume & Mercier, Corum, Omega, Maurice Lacroix, Oris, Alpina, Bell & Ross, Chanel, Porsche Design and more.

What’s more the price tags of these prominent timepieces are considerably less than their brand-new counterparts and we at TheWatchery.com provide information regarding the condition of the watch, noting any flaws it may have, as well as if the watch comes in its original box with original paperwork.

Although an original manufacturers’ box may be appealing to look at, it may also take up too much space. I personally store my collection of watches in several lined multi-watch boxes, making it easy for me to decide which one to wear for a specific occasion. My automatic watches are stored in watch winders to keep them running optimally when not in use. Even though a watch manufacturer’s manual is necessary to have when purchasing a watch, you can easily download a copy to review on the watchmaker’s website.

The Hermès Vintage women’s watch is excellent Store Display selection. This graceful and elegant women’s strap watch features the rectangular shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The case is presented on a crocodile-textured black leather strap with a deployment clasp buckle.

The polished stainless steel bezel looks like a belt with a stationary tongue accent on top. The chevron patterned silver-colored dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands and raised square quarter hour markers.

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Cartier Libre Diamond

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Minor scratches on the case back, a slight discoloration of a strap and slightly worn details on the strap are items to take into consideration with  Hermès watch, which is 26mm wide and 7mm thick.

Many highly coveted prestige watches are no longer in production and a pre-owned one may be your best if only option. This especially holds true with the Cartier Pre-Owned Libre Diamond watch. Beset with glamour and brilliance, this breathtaking women’s watch from the brand’s Haute Jewelry series features hundreds of shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set on the raised grille-design bezel in lustrous 18K white gold.

The perfectly round case in lustrous 18K white gold is presented on a white satin-facing leather strap with a tang buckle clasp. The silvery-white dial shines with polished silver-tone hands and highly stylized black Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Cartier Libre women’s watch is 37mm in diameter, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Rolex is by far one of the most sought-after Pre-Owned watchmakers, since brand’s timepieces hold their value the best. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Automatic men’s watch is an exceptional choice in premium-grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold.

The signature Tonneau-shape Oyster case in polished stainless steel is presented on the Jubilee bracelet in satin finished stainless steel with 18K polished yellow gold center links. The signature fluted 18K yellow gold surrounds the yellow gold colored dial with a cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock hour, polished gold-tone hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex men’s watch is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

Although this Rolex pre-owned watch comes in pristine condition, the bracelet on this watch is now only 7-inches long and was probably sized by the previous user and will not fit wrists any larger than 7-inches round. It is always best to take the bracelet size into consideration when purchasing a pre-owned watch, since additional bracelet links may not be readily available and the watch will only fit wrists the same size or smaller.

Each Pre-Owned and Store Display watch at TheWatchery.com  comes with a 2-year limited warranty. Each is backed by our 30-Day return policy – if you are not completely satisfied with your pre-owned watch purchase, you can return it within 30 days.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Store display watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Hermes: Luxury At Its Best

When it comes to ultra-refined, European luxury and elegance the brand Hermès is in an elite league of its own. Hermès is highly renowned for its bespoke handbags, luxurious silk print scarves, fashion forward apparel and precision timepieces. The brand was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès, who started a harness shop in the Grand Boulevards section of Paris, catering to European gentry and noblemen.

Hermès premium-crafted harness and bridle business for the carriage trade prospered. His son Charles-Emile Hermès took over the family business in 1880 and soon began to outfit the Czar of Russia with saddles. In 1914, the brand was granted the exclusive rights for the use of zippers and introduced the first leather golf jacket made expressly for Prince Edward of Wales. The zipper in France became known as the Fermeture Hermès or the Hermès Fastener.HERMES-HH1-230-284-SD

From the 1920’s through the 1930’s the brand expanded on its leather goods business, creating a line of hand-crafted leather handbags for women, luxurious print scarves inspired by fine paintings along with a collaboration with prestigious Swiss watchmaker Universal Geneve, creating a legendary line of 18K gold timepieces for men and deco inspired bracelet watches for women.

Today Hermès fine leather Kelly and Birkin handbags are among the most-coveted and sought-after accessories in the world… your name has to be placed on a waiting list just to acquire one. Their scarves are among the most opulent and desired and their wristwatches are highly regarded for their expert Swiss craftsmanship and innovative French design.

You’ll find an impressive array of Hermès men’s and women’s watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including models from the Heure H, Cape Cod, Clipper and Harnais collections.

The Hermès Heure H Diamond watch for women is an absolute eye-opener. This dazzling women’s timepiece features sixty-four, shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection on the eponymous Hermès H-shaped bezel.

The elongated rectangular-shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The sumptuous black leather strap features elegant pebble-textured detail. The silver guilloche dial has gray colored swords hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Ladies’ watch is 21mm wide and 6mm thick.

Free shipping and free returns are included on all domestic purchases within the US at TheWatchery.com.