Preowned Watches: A Timeless Classic

Time isn’t something you can buy, borrow or steal; but it can be monitored, well spent or wasted. Checking the time should be a nice quick reminder of where you are in the day.

However, what I’ve found is that since the rise of the smart phone I have fallen in the habit of pulling it out wherever I am to check the time. I then find myself checking over social media accounts, my ever growing email list and any other sort of notification my phone push through. Ultimately, checking the time has gone a quick, smooth glance at a wrist to a time wasting scrawl through the internet.

From being small I’ve always wanted an expensive watch, a watch that I can be proud of, something to represent how hard I’ve worked to buy such an item. I’ve also wanted a quality watch that can act as a sort of family heirloom for when I have kids/grandkids.

For me, I always imagined buying a brand new Rolex, Omega or Breitling; but now there are so many places to buy a genuine pre-owned model that it makes complete sense to me to buy second hand (no pun intended).

I’ve found a few places online where this can be done, and taken a few recommendations from friends and the site that keeps coming up is Xupes. Xupes is a based in Bishops Stortford and holds home to over 7,000 preloved items!

Here’s a list of a few of my favourites and some watches I wish to own some day:

  1. Rolex Submariner 16610

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Classically styled and in near perfect condition, this Rolex submariner would make a perfect addition to my already monochromatic wardrobe


  1. Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph

Another stainless steel piece, the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph. Although it’s 9 years old, it still looks brand new.


  1. Omega Speedmaster


Again, another stainless steel watch (can you see my preferences yet?). This watch is only 3 years old and in immaculate condition. Not to mentioned that the speedmaster was the first watch to be worn on the moon!


  1. Breitling Crosswind Afterset Diamond Bezel

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I’m not normally one for flash items, or anything with jewels , but the understated diamonds in this watch really shows the attention to detail that goes into building and designing the perfect watch.


So, from this day I’m now on a super saving mission to finally treat and reward myself with something I’ve been after since I was around 14 years old, a classic timepiece.

Do any of you guys have a high-end watch? Any recommendations?



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