What are your thoughts of buying a watch from a private seller from Chrono24? Watch is new, still has plastic wraps, and he has all the box, paperwork, and payment receipt from the AD. Any risks?

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Go with the escrow option, get the watch checked with AD the moment it arrives.


They will for a fee. Ask them to authenticate the watch. They look up serial number with Rolex, open the case back etc.
I just did this on the selling end, the AD charged $250 to do this, which is a high price for what they did, but better than being ripped off!


I sold a watch on Chrono24 last year. There were quite a few protections for the buyer, including escrow and a period of time (a few days or a week?) for him to inspect the watch and make sure he was happy with it. He was having trouble winding it (user error - it was a Weiss and he'd never owned a mechanical), so we went back and forth over chat a few times after he received it to make sure it was working properly before he released the funds.


I just bought an Omega from a private seller on Chrono24, just took it to a local watch shop and asked them for a quote for a service and to look it over to see if there were any red flags. The escrow option is super easy, and honestly made me feel a lot better about buying a watch online ngl


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