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Watch Condition Grading System

All watches listed with the green 'in-stock' emblem are rigorously examined and given a numerical rating based on their condition. This table provides insight into precisely what these ratings represent.

Unless otherwise indicated, all in-stock watch listings feature high-detail photographs of the actual watch for sale, so you can examine closely and buy with confidence.

If you have any specific queries regarding an item, you are welcome to contact us for further information.

 

Brand New or Unworn
[10]
New. Perfect condition and never worn. The watch may have the original manufacturer’s protective plastic (if applicable). Generally comes with original box and papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.
Mint Condition
[9-8]
Perfect. Looks unworn. As close to new as you can get for a preowned watch. This is the equivalent of a new watch that generally does not have the original manufacture’s protective plastic (if applicable).  It may or may not come with original box or papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.
Excellent Condition
[7-6]
Very good. Looks like new on the wrist. May have some minor imperfections. The band has little to no stretch or wear. The watch is working properly, keeping very good time.
Fair Condition
[5-4]
Good. Signs of normal careful wear. Watches with the original band will have moderate stretch between the links. Some older watches with the original band may have more than moderate stretch. The watch is working properly, keeping good time, but may gain or lose some time over 24 hours (unless the watch has been serviced).
Poor Condition
[3 or fewer]
Poor. Signs of heavy wear. Watch may have a few dents, nicks, or deep scratches The band has noticeable stretch between the links. The watch is working, but may gain or lose a few minutes over 24 hours (unless the watch has been serviced).