What attitude do you think of the second-hand commodity? Maybe some people turn up their noses at it because they haven’t a deep knowledge about it. Did you know that the second-hand antique watch is the most popular watch for some collectors and customers? They’d like to purchase a second-hand antique watch, not a completely new luxury watch. Being a novice that am interested in it and want to buy it in the watch world, there are few questions you have to know.
Question 1: which year’s watch can be called the second-hand antique watch?
General speaking, the watches which were produced from 1970s to 1980s should be called the antique watch. How could we distinguish it? We can just distinguish whether it is from its appearance as there is a big difference of aesthetic standard between the 1980s and nowadays.
Question 2: did the antique watch have the waterproof feature?
We shouldn’t build too many hopes upon the antique watch as well as the vintage car. That means the second-hand antique watch haven’t the ability of waterproof. So you shouldn’t wear it all the time, especially when you go to the beach or the swimming pool to swim. Maybe you need to pay considerable money to repair if it broke by accident.
Question 3: could the antique run off batteries?
Surely, the answer is no. Almost all the antique watch is the self –winding or manual winding mechanical watch. Thus, its time isn’t so accurate as well as the electronic watches and you often need to adjust the time.
Question 4: Is the surface of antique watch easier to be scratched?
As most of antique watches’ surface was made of acrylic material, it’s easy to be scratched. In order to avoiding scratching, you should be careful to use it.
Question 5: how to judge the true and false of the antique watch?
The most reliable method is asking a watchmaker to check every component inside. So I do suggest you purchase the second-hand antique from some people or store you can trust.
Question 6: which factor will affect the price of it?
There are some factors will affect the price of antique watch such as the brand, the movement, the model and the degree of wear.