FAQ’s - Selling a Watch

Do I need the original receipt for my watch?

No. We buy watches of all ages and understand that not everyone can hold onto everything. If you have the original receipt and you want to include it with your watch, then that would be fantastic however, it’s not necessary and the price offered won’t be affected.

What ID do you need to see from me when selling my watch?

Whether you’re selling your watch via post or in person, we request that you bring with you or upload a copy of some photographic ID and a proof of address dated within the last 3 months.

We accept the following documents:

  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • Bank Statement
  • Water, Gas, Electricity Bill


Mobile phone bills will not be accepted as a proof of address

How do I know i’m getting the best possible price for my watch?

We are fully aware that there are a few other companies in the luxury watch marketplace and it’s in our interest to make sure that you stick with us. By not having expensive Bond Street shops, we are able to pay that bit more for your watch over our competitors. Our prices offered on the most common watches are checked daily to make sure you get as much as possible. If you do receive a higher offer, we’ll usually match it if we can.

Do I need the box and papers?

We always recommend that if you have the box and papers, you’ll receive up to 30% more for your watch as the papers or warranty card act as the provenance for your watch and most of them are irreplaceable once lost. Do your best to find them if you know where they are.


Can I visit Bloombar Watches in person to show you my watch?

Of course! We have a lovely office located in London’s prestigious Marylebone and you’re more than welcome to pop in. As the office does get busy, we operate an ‘appointment only’ policy however, please feel free to pop down, have a drink on us and chat about watches. Before being watch dealers, we’re watch lovers and collectors, so we’re never bored of talking about the latest models and what we would love to buy next.

How do I get paid and how long does it take?

All payments are made by bank transfer. If your account is located in the UK, you can usually expect the funds to arrive within 2 hours. If your account is located outside of the UK, funds can take up to 72 hours to arrive. Proof of payment will always be provided upon request for peace of mind. All payments are subject to usual banking fraud checks and payments can take longer than usual at busy times of the day. We do not make cash payments.

What’s the process?

Once your watch is received, either by post or in person, we quickly inspect it for condition and accuracy in front of you. We then make you a final offer based on our report and then pay you if accepted. Any work that does need to be carried out is calculated on a cost basis.

If I want to send my watch to you, how do I go about it?

With every offer, we send you a watch sale information form for you to fill and enclose with your watch if you do decide to send it in. We always recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery and if you’re located within the M25, we do also offer a free, same-day collection service for high-value watches. Please do make sure that your watch is safely bubble wrapped to avoid any damage in transit and please upload the tracking number to your Bloombar Watches account as soon as you have it.

How quickly can I expect an offer after submitting my enquiry?

We are on hand 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can usually expect a valuation from us within a couple of hours however, the office can get busy, so if the sale is urgent, best to give us a call on 0207 458 4544.