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Old 17 February 2020, 01:51 AM   #1
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Hello friends,

Iíve never traded a watch before. Iím looking to trade my 2018 Sub Date for a White Stick Datejust, 116234.

1) Have you successfully traded a watch? Was it through an AD, grey, or forum member?
2) Would you do it again?
3) Any words of caution?

Thank you for the advice.
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Old 17 February 2020, 01:56 AM   #2
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Some AD’s take trades. Some AD’s only take watches they sold in trade. Other AD’s don’t touch used pieces. Check with your AD first.

If not through an AD. Only work with a trusted seller. Lot of fraudsters out there.

Going from a Sub to a DJ shouldn’t be too hard.
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Old 17 February 2020, 01:57 AM   #3
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The very best way to trade watches is with another end user/owner as yourself. That way your getting the most value for your watch and a decent value on the new piece. Trading with a dealer means you are swapping your watch for used "wholesale" and getting the new watch for used "retail". The margins can be significant on used watches all of which is coming out of your pocket.
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Old 17 February 2020, 02:04 AM   #4
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Are you getting any money back with the trade?
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Old 17 February 2020, 02:22 AM   #5
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Trade with a trusted seller. Much better deal and you should get cash to you with the DJ. Lots of folks here on the Forum buy and sell.
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Old 17 February 2020, 02:26 AM   #6
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Trade with a trusted seller. Much better deal and you should get cash to you with the DJ. Lots of folks here on the Forum buy and sell.

This is the best (and safest) option.

Iíve traded many watches over the years - via multiple ways - and with a trusted seller is the best. In my opinion.

The AD route is ok - but they tend to come in on the lower end $ wise.

Trust is the key. The only private trades Iíve done are with good friends - so trust is there. Etc.

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Old 17 February 2020, 02:55 AM   #7
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Hello friends,

Iíve never traded a watch before. Iím looking to trade my 2018 Sub Date for a White Stick Datejust, 116234.

1) Have you successfully traded a watch? Was it through an AD, grey, or forum member?
2) Would you do it again?
3) Any words of caution?

Thank you for the advice.
-Lee
Yep, as others have said. Trade with a Trusted Seller. Contact DavidSW, tell him what you want and what you have to trade. Have what you want within 1-2 days.
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Old 17 February 2020, 03:38 AM   #8
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Trade with forum members who have been around awhile. There are many jewelers out there that buy sell trade watches of almost every brand. Trading with jewelers or other trusted sellers isn't always the best price for your trade because they have overhead to ship, inspect, refurbish or service pieces , then stock the piece,etc., but it is an easy process, and they usually have what you are looking for. Selling on your own can take time to find a buyer then how do you transact, ship insured for high value, and can you meet people in person or is everything done electronically. Once you find someone, or group you feel comfortable working with then it becomes great to buy, sell, trade and evolve your collection.
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Old 17 February 2020, 03:42 AM   #9
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I've traded with trusted sellers and local preowned reputable dealers. I have found it to be the right balance between optimal price and low risk.

I would likely have gotten more money from selling direct to a consumer but I did not want to take the risks and time associated with such a transaction.
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Old 17 February 2020, 05:30 AM   #10
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Hello friends,

Iíve never traded a watch before. Iím looking to trade my 2018 Sub Date for a White Stick Datejust, 116234.

1) Have you successfully traded a watch? Was it through an AD, grey, or forum member?
2) Would you do it again?
3) Any words of caution?

Thank you for the advice.
-Lee
Unusual trade...... are you sure about it?
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Old 17 February 2020, 05:46 AM   #11
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I don't like that trade. Sell it on the forum. Even trade for a 126333 or 4 maybe.
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Old 17 February 2020, 05:48 AM   #12
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I have traded before. But I did limit my trades to long-term trusted sellers here on TRF.


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Old 17 February 2020, 06:03 AM   #13
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Respectable Gray dealer.

Definitely don't try to do that face to face.
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Old 17 February 2020, 06:13 AM   #14
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It's a little like a used car.
Always going to get a better price selling private - any trade is going to cost you more money. The AD will want to make cash off both deals - the new watch and off the second hand watch - dealers will build in a buffer on the resale that is usually unacceptable to the average private seller.
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Old 17 February 2020, 06:17 AM   #15
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This is the best (and safest) option.

Iíve traded many watches over the years - via multiple ways - and with a trusted seller is the best. In my opinion.

The AD route is ok - but they tend to come in on the lower end $ wise.

Trust is the key. The only private trades Iíve done are with good friends - so trust is there. Etc.

Good luck!!



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⬆️⬆️⬆️ Exactly. Good advice
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Old 17 February 2020, 06:50 AM   #16
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Trade

I just traded an Air King which I loved but couldnít pass up a SS Sub with date. I went back to same AD and only lost a few hundred bucks. I think because the used market is very strong I got top dollar; however, my watch was still without scratches etc so it worked out well.

If you sell or trade chances are youíll be ok especially if your sub is in decent condition and have papers etc.

Good Luck!
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Old 17 February 2020, 07:34 AM   #17
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Traded with a forum member before. Decent deal money wise (better than going to a shop) and all went smoothly. Use common sense.
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Old 17 February 2020, 07:45 AM   #18
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Respectable Gray dealer.

Definitely don't try to do that face to face.
Why not ?
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Old 17 February 2020, 07:52 AM   #19
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Hello friends,

Iíve never traded a watch before. Iím looking to trade my 2018 Sub Date for a White Stick Datejust, 116234.

1) Have you successfully traded a watch? Was it through an AD, grey, or forum member?
2) Would you do it again?
3) Any words of caution?

Thank you for the advice.
-Lee
You will loose money if you trade anything with a dealer.

Better to sell your watch privately, have the cash and then take your time and browse around for your new watch :)
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Old 17 February 2020, 08:14 AM   #20
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You asked this same question 2 weeks ago here on TRF ???
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Old 17 February 2020, 06:42 PM   #21
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I would exclude dealing with a private person unless he is a long time active member on TRF
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Old 17 February 2020, 07:22 PM   #22
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I traded my 114060 for a Kermit a few years ago and I couldnīt be happier..
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Old 17 February 2020, 11:51 PM   #23
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Well, first of all, don't do it. Odds are, if you stick around here, and/or continue to expand your collection, you're gonna want a sub at some point, and then you're going to really regret this move.

Failing that, I would trade with a trusted seller.
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Old 18 February 2020, 01:29 AM   #24
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Our trusted dealers should help you out, and get you some cash on top of that trade. From what deals I have done, the TDs have always given me fair deals that I was comfortable with.
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Old 18 February 2020, 03:14 AM   #25
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This is the best (and safest) option.

Iíve traded many watches over the years - via multiple ways - and with a trusted seller is the best. In my opinion.

The AD route is ok - but they tend to come in on the lower end $ wise.

Trust is the key. The only private trades Iíve done are with good friends - so trust is there. Etc.
This is both my experience and very very good advice.
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