Characteristics of Pre-Owned Timepieces
When we’re talking about pre-owned timepieces, the word “pre-owned” isn’t a dirty word. On the contrary, timepieces age like a fine wine. If a timepiece is treated with the love and care it deserves, it rewards its owner with generations of service. A vintage watch is a brilliant treasure, and its patina of excellence is something that designers themselves seek to consciously imitate. When it comes to ateliers with a long history, it’s not strange to find them offering contemporary collections that are made to resemble their older styles. But with Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, you can sidestep that issue entirely by purchasing a pre-owned timepiece at either of our showrooms!
What to Look for in a Pre-Owned Timepiece
While a pre-owned timepiece can be a true work of art that you can easily enjoy for the rest of your life, it’s all contingent on how well the watch has been cared for. It’s important to remember that you should only purchase pre-owned watches from a jeweler you trust. You should also be clear about what you’re looking for in a vintage watch. You’re not likely to find digital connectivity or ultramodern complications in a pre-owned timepiece, but what you will find is excellence in engineering, a passion for the craft, and a remarkable aesthetic honed over centuries. And of course, you should be fair to yourself: Be aware of the need to regularly maintain your timepiece by bringing it into a trusted watchmaker.
Once those requirements are settled, then you can move onto what you love in older timepieces. Vintage tends to be anything over 25 years, but that opens the door to a thousand different looks from top ateliers that have been around since the 1800s! We at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers suggest that you pick a time period whose aesthetic and engineering appeal to you. You can also search (thanks to our watch finder!) for specific designers with collections whose manual movements, automatic ones, and more, may be what you’re looking for.
Why Shop for Pre-Owned Timepieces at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers?
Albert’s Diamond Jewelers first opened its doors in 1905, and in the century that we’ve been serving the Chicagoland area, we’ve worked with our discerning clients to find the pre-owned timepieces that are right for them. Additionally, we have experience with the exceptional quality of vintage timepieces, and we adore both the evolution of styles across the eras and the steadfastness that can be found in the watch industry. While we’re fond of the pre-owned timepieces we offer at our showrooms, don’t forget that we still showcase contemporary looks from those same designers.
If you’d like to find out more about the offerings we have in-store, don’t hesitate to contact or visit us at either of our showrooms: (219)-322-2700 for Schererville, Indiana and (219)-769-1976 for Merrillville, Indiana!