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Consign Your Watch

If we can’t offer you the price you need for your watch, why not let us sell it on your behalf? We’ll take possession of the watch, advertise it through our channels and take a small percentage commission once we find its next owner. Here are the benefits of consigning your watch…

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Realise Maximum Value

Selling direct to dealers can often result in underselling your watch. With this service you’ll be achieving a higher price and kept informed of incoming offers along the way.

Hassle Free Selling

Selling a high value good yourself on an online marketplace can result in an avalanche of enquires and requests. We’ll take that off of your hands.  

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Insured safekeeping

While we are in possession of your watch we will hold it in a high security vault in a secure location and it will be fully insured from theft or damage.

Secure delivery

Shipping your old watch to a new buyer can be a risky proposition. We will handle all logistics and deliveries.

Free watch collection advice

Moving on one watch often means replacing it with another. We offer free advice to our customers on how to create their dream watch collection.

Consignments steps

Step One

Fill out our consignment form and state the amount (£) you’re hoping to sell for.

Step Two

Upload or email detailed photos of your watch and its accessories.

Step Three

Post to us or bring in your watch for an inspection and consignment agreement.

Step Four

As and when offers come in, we will keep you updated and advise accordingly.

Step Five

Once the watch is sold you will be paid the final agreed amount within 14 days.

Consign your Watch

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is it beneficial to consign my watch rather than sell it outright?

A: Selling your watch to a dealer can often result in underselling and achieving a low price. Equally, selling your watch via private means can be daunting and logistically challenging, not to mention risky. By consigning your watch with us, you will have the best chance of obtaining the highest price for your watch. We use our extensive client database and sales platforms to look for a potential buyer for you. We are proactive in our approach, treat your watch as if it is our own and work with our clients to ensure they are happy with the money they receive in their pocket.

Q: Do I have to hand over my watch?

A: Yes, as part of the consignment contract, we will take possession of your watch to market it and facilitate sales appointments/viewings.

Q: Where will my watch be stored?

A: Your watch will be stored at our high security offsite vault. It will only be accessed for sales appointments

Q: How do we identify the target price for my watch?

A: Before the consignment contract is signed, we will advise you of the expected sales price for your watch. We will always look to provide you with the best and more realistic return. We use market data, our own sales expertise, market trends and key contacts to value a watch.

Q: Do I have to bring the watch to you in person?

A: You can either bring the watch to us at our London office in person or post the watch to us. Please note we only take responsibility of your watch once it is in our possession. If you are posting your watch, it is your responsibility to ensure it arrives safely. We always advice clients to use a trackable postage/shipping service.

Q: Do I pay for posting the watch to you?

A: Yes, posting the watch to us is at your cost. We will pay for postage if the watch is returned to you.

Q: Do I pay for the warranty once it has been sold?

A: No, we take responsibility for the one year warranty provided to the buyer.

Q: Do I pay for postage to the buyer?

A: No, we pay for postage to the buyer.

Q: Is there an upfront cost?

A: No, we only take commission at the point of sale. If you decide to take the watch back within three months, you will be charged an admin fee of £100.

Q: How much does the consignment service cost?

A: We charge 10% of the final sales price. It is a minimum £1000 for sales above £10,000. We will always agree a base price for sales, and always strive to attain the highest return for clients.

Q: Do I have to service and polish my watch before I provide it to you?

A: We always ask for a full and detailed description of your watch before we receive it. We inspect all watches thoroughly and will advise owners if we feel a watch needs work before it is marketed. Any additional work undertaken on the watch is agreed in advance and the cost is the responsibility of the owner. We will take into account the price of work undertaken at the point of sale. If you request the watch back, the cost of any work undertaken is your responsibility.

If you refuse our recommendation for work to be undertaken and the watch is not working within our expected threshold, we maintain the right to refuse to sell the watch.

Q: What document am I provided once I have handed over my watch?

A: Both Tempo & Time Ltd and the rightful owner of the watch will sign a contract before commencement of the consignment.

Q: What documents do you need from me?

A: We will require a copy of a photographic ID and proof of address.

Q: What happens if I change my mind and I want my watch back?

A: If your watch doesn’t sell after three months, you can take your watch back free of charge. You can request your watch back at any point. However, if you request it back within the first three months, we will charge you a one-off admin fee of £100.

Q: How long will it take to pay me once the watch has been sold?

A: You will receive your money within 14 days after the sale of your watch.

Q: Will you consider purchasing my watch outright if it doesn’t sell?

A: Yes, we will consider purchasing your watch depending on circumstances and pricing.

Q: Can I consign multiple watches with you?

A: Yes, you can consign multiple watches with us.

Q: How long will it take to market my watch once I have handed it over to you?

A: We will endeavour to market your watch within one week of receipt, excluding any work needed.

Q: How long will it take to sell my watch?

A: We can never guarantee a timescale for selling your watch. However, we always endeavour to sell it as fast as possible for the highest price. We will keep you updated on the progress of your watch once a month or every viewing, whichever is sooner.