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The allure of a luxury watch is a seductive one. In addition to being built to last over several generations. Classic timepieces like the Rolex Datejust, Patek Philippe Calatrava, Cartier Santos, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and OMEGA Speedmaster are enduring models that never go out of style. The greatest barrier of entry to owning a luxury watch, however, is the price. Buying a fine timepiece can be a serious investment. But, we’re here to tell you there’s a better way. Purchasing used watches give you all the benefits of owning a high-end timepiece without the hefty retail price tag. If you’re in the market for a luxury timepiece, here are top three reasons to buy pre-owned.

Value of the used watches

In this day and age, we’re all looking for more value. And as previously mentioned a used watch will have a significantly lower price than a watch sold at retail. In fact, you can save up to 70% off of suggested retail when buying a secondhand watch. These savings can either mean more cash left in your pocket or alternatively. You can opt for a more expensive model that would otherwise be out of reach.

Cartier Santos
Cartier Santos

A pre-owned watch doesn’t mean a sacrifice in quality either—especially if you purchase from second-hand luxury watch specialists like Gray & Sons. Every watch that comes through our doors is inspected, serviced, and restored by our in-house Swiss-watch experts. To ensure that we only sell the highest quality pre-owned timepieces. Furthermore, each watch that is sold by Gray & Sons is backed by either a one or two-year international guarantee.


One of the biggest advantages of buying used watches is the variety of the secondary market. While retail stores only carry the current collection from the watch brands. Going for pre-owned timepieces means you have a much wider selection to choose from. From coveted vintage models to popular discontinued references to fashionable existing versions. You can take your pick from a greater range of styles, eras, and price-points.

Rolex Datejust
Rolex Datejust

At Gray & Sons, our inventory of watches changes on a daily basis. We carry used watches from the world’s most popular brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe, OMEGA, Cartier, Breitling, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and so much more. Within our curated collection of fine watches for men and women. Our timepieces run the gamut to those older than five decades to those younger than a year and everything in between. So make sure you check back regularly to see if the perfect like-new watch you’re looking for is in stock.


Yet another benefit of buying a used watch is the convenience of ordering it straight from the comfort of your own home or office. Many luxury watch brands do not sell their goods online so consumers are required to visit a showroom to make their purchases. While our headquarters are located in Miami Beach, Florida, we ship our luxury watches to all fifty states in the US. As well as select countries overseas. Each package that leaves our premises is carefully packed, registered, and insured.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

For added convenience and safety, Gray & Sons offers a 10-day money back guarantee to ensure all purchases from our site are happy ones.

Browse our pre-owned watch inventory HERE.

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Gray & Sons

We have been in business since 1980 in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. The principal focus of our company has always been selling meticulously restored & mint condition Certified Preowned watches and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry pieces. Our Miami Beach showroom is located across from the world renowned Bal Harbour Shops, and we have been doing mail order business with customers around the country (and around the world) for over 13 years. If you are ever in the area please stop by, we would love to meet you.