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The value is normally in letting somebody else lose their shirt on the watch and picking up a mint condition watch secondhand at much nearer what is worth, though if you are new to this you need to be very careful as you won't have as much experience at smelling a rat.

Looking at your list the one place you can get the snowflake is at the Knightsbridge boutique and they are unlikely to be giving substantial discounts on that model.  They aren't easy to source secondhand but you are more likely to be able to negotiate a good deal on one preowned. 

 

Omegas would be easier to source and in the case of the speed aster it holds pretty good value so your saving on a secondhand one wouldn't be huge, that's one instance where buying new might be forgivable. 

 

If buying used always make sure to use a well reviewed and reputable seller. 

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Cash is not all that desirable to a business. They have to check the notes for forgeries and send someone to the bank to pay it in so added risk to staff and the bank charges for taking in the cash. C

I see what you mean, this is what I do with cars. I look for ones 1-2 years old under 10k miles and save like 20-30k for basically a new car.  But I would like to enjoy the experience buying from

Mappin and Webb in Fenchurch St or Watches of Switzerland near the Royal Exchange. 

21 hours ago, Daveyboyz said:

The value is normally in letting somebody else lose their shirt on the watch and picking up a mint condition watch secondhand at much nearer what is worth, though if you are new to this you need to be very careful as you won't have as much experience at smelling a rat.

Looking at your list the one place you can get the snowflake is at the Knightsbridge boutique and they are unlikely to be giving substantial discounts on that model.  They aren't easy to source secondhand but you are more likely to be able to negotiate a good deal on one preowned. 

 

Omegas would be easier to source and in the case of the speed aster it holds pretty good value so your saving on a secondhand one wouldn't be huge, that's one instance where buying new might be forgivable. 

 

If buying used always make sure to use a well reviewed and reputable seller. 

I see what you mean, this is what I do with cars. I look for ones 1-2 years old under 10k miles and save like 20-30k for basically a new car. 

But I would like to enjoy the experience buying from a AD or boutique and see if I can cultivate a nice relationship with them as I see myself buying many watches down the line. 

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