For the last thirty plus years, we’ve built a family business with a reputation – the reputation for the best pre-owned watches Boca Raton has ever seen. We began our family business with a passion for estate jewelry and watches, and over the past three decades that passion has inspired a jewelry empire. We pride ourselves on our incredible selection of luxury pre-owned watches, and the expertise we’ve developed after generations of buying, selling, admiring and appreciating them.
Raymond Lee Jewelers was founded more than thirty years ago, and our flagship showroom in West Boca Raton is still the epicenter of the booming trade in pre-owned watches Boca Raton loves. We built and expanded this showroom to include an on-site, state of the art watch workshop, which houses the best technology in watch repair, but also something more important. Our expert watchmakers are by far the most valuable part of our renowned watch repair business. All the best tools mean nothing without the expertise our watchmakers bring, and they delight in the repair and restoration of pre-owned watches, no matter how challenging the case or how rare the caseback. We house the majority of our pre-owned watch selection at this location, however we saw the need for more variety, more room, and another place for pre-owned watch owners to sell their watches.
Diamonds by Raymond Lee is the new, cutting edge East Boca location of the Raymond Lee Jewelers dynasty. We built this showroom to provide another convenient location to our loyal clientele, but also to invite the next generation of jewelry and watch lovers into the Raymond Lee family. At this location, we also have expert pre-owned watch buyers available whenever our doors are open. We also perform watch repairs at a state of the art, on-site watch workshop. We also sell gorgeous luxury pre-owned watches. It’s another option for watch lovers in Boca.
Is a pre-owned watch a good investment?
In a word, yes. A pre-owned watch is a better investment than its retail counterpart for many reasons. Pre-owned watches maintain their value well, especially when they’re from one of the bigger names in pre-owned watches (think Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and more.) These watches maintain their value very well over time, and past a certain point of antiquity they actually begin increasing in value.
Luxury watches are built to last – not just a lifetime, but generations. Down to the tiniest detail, jewel, gear or wheel, every piece is designed to execute the watch’s functions with perfect precision. When they’re properly cared for by loving owners, or even when they’re rescued by experts like our watchmakers, these timepieces function as well as the day they were made for decades. So the fact that they’re pre-owned affects one thing only: the price.
Much like a luxury car, a pre-owned watch decreases in value steeply, but only once. After the initial purchase, a watch’s value drops off. But unlike a car, the watch’s value then holds pretty steady over time. By shopping for the watch you love as a pre-owned timepiece, you pass that initial loss onto the previous owner. And you get a gorgeous timepiece, for less than retail, that’s been recently overhauled to restore to like-new condition, with a fresh warranty. So if you’re looking to invest in a luxury watch, shopping pre-owned is the way to go.
Even if we don’t have the exact model you’re looking for, our buyers will search the ends of the earth to find exactly what you seek. Even if it’s a brand new model, you’d be surprised at how quickly those hot new watches enter the secondary market. In addition to buying pre-owned watches daily in our showrooms directly from private sellers, Raymond Lee Jewelers and Diamonds by Raymond Lee have access to an amazing network of luxury watch dealers all over the world. If the watch you want isn’t in one of our showcases already, it’s likely just a phone call away.
What are the Pre-Owned Watches Boca Raton Wants Most?
We take our cues from our clients. Yes, occasionally we like to buy a heritage piece for our private collection, or a fake watch that we can dissect and show off on our blog. But for the most part, our buyers evaluate every watch that comes into our showroom by asking 1. Is it real? 2. Is it valuable? 3. If so, to whom? Even if we can’t think of a specific client, by name, we know just what our clientele love. It’s why we focus our most enthusiastic purchasing efforts on these brands:
- Audemars Piguet
- Bell and Ross
- Carl F. Bucherer
- David Yurman
- Dubey & Schaldenbrand
- Franck Muller
- Jacob & Co.
- Patek Philippe
- Philip Stein Teslar
- Raymond Weil
- Roger Dubuis
- Tag Heuer
- Ulysse Nardin
- Vacheron Constantin
Notice anyone missing? The King, of course. For Rolex we’re particularly aggressive buyers, because if there are any pre-owned watches Boca Raton prizes above all others, it’s those that bear the Rolex crown. For pre-owned Rolexes, we’re most interested in buying and selling:
- Day-Date II
- Datejust II
- Explorer I
- Explorer II
- GMT-Master II
- Non date
- Yachtmaster II
- Vintage Rolex
We tend to focus on these brands and models because they hold their value best out of all the different luxury brands. It doesn’t mean we aren’t open to purchasing other brands or models, particularly if they’re rare or interesting. We just prefer to focus our efforts here, and if the past thirty years are any indication, watch lovers in Boca Raton can’t get enough.
Our watch experts are available at both Diamonds by Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers whenever our stores are open. You can arrange a private appointment for buying or selling pre-owned watches, or you can stop by whenever it’s convenient. If you’re in search of a reliable watchmaker for your pre-owned watch, you now have two options right here in Boca Raton – and we perform our repairs on-site. We never begin any pre-owned watch service without the explicit consent of the watch owner, even if the plan of repair needs to change halfway through service. We treat your watch like it’s our own, but always remember that it’s your treasured timepiece, and that you’re the one calling the shots.
We invite you to stop by either of our gorgeous showrooms to see the best pre-owned watches Rolex Boca Raton has to offer. If you’re not local, you can shop in our online showroom. And with both options we provide several financing services to help make your watch collecting dreams come true. Shop online, or call one of our watch experts today.