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In general, wristwatches are one of the most valuable types of watch. Vintage and luxury watches are commonly passed down from generation to generation, but they also tend to show up at trade shows, antique shops, and thrift stores. If you’ve come to possess a watch that you didn’t buy, you’re probably wondering, “how much is my watch worth?”

At The Jewelers and Loan Co., we aim to make the watch appraisal process very simple and straightforward. In this guide, you’ll learn a bit about how watches are appraised and what factors determine their value.

What Factors Determine the Value of a Watch?

Several different factors help determine the value of a watch. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as glancing at the item — and only a qualified watch appraiser can give you a good idea of how much your watch is worth. If you want a ballpark estimate of how much your watch is worth, you can always research the brand and look for images for similar timepieces that have sold, or are otherwise not actively for sale, for the best indication of value.


In-person appraisals are the best way to get an exact appraisal value for your watch. Some of the factors that determine the value of a watch include:

For more information about the watch appraisal process and our other services, don’t hesitate to reach out today!