We Buy and Evaluate
Selling to Us
We are eager buyers of timepieces like the ones on our website, but it is our policy not to
make offers because of the overwhelming number of requests we receive. We have a very popular
website and we get hundreds of emails from people wanting more information about their treasures. Each inquiry requires time and attention, the exchange of numerous emails, careful examination of photos, and often considerable research time on our part to come up with an accurate professional evaluation. If we attended to all of these emails there just would not be any time left for us to take care of our own business. As a result, we regret that it is no longer possible for us to provide free information and valuations.
WE DO NOT MAKE OFFERS. We will be happy to discuss the value of any items you are
thinking of selling, at no charge and with no obligation, if these items are of interest to
us, as long as you have a price in mind. If you need help determining value, please see
You'll like the way we do business.
We consistently pay the highest
prices for good watches, carriage clocks, and singing bird boxes, gold
musical items, movements & parts.
We pay substantial finders' fees.
individual items as well as complete collections.
- Selected items are taken on
- Since we are watchmakers, we are not afraid to buy broken or
Transactions are pleasant, fast, fair, and confidential.
We provide sale evaluations for
a minimum fee of $75. Typically the fee for the first item will
be $75 and each additional item will be $25 to $35 depending on the amount of research
time involved. A full rebate of evaluation
fees will be made for any items purchased by us within one year of the evaluation.
Because of time constraints, this service is only available
those contemplating selling items to us. You are welcome to send
photos and a description without any payment to determine if we have an interest in your
Sale valuations can be done using good clear
photographs and complete descriptions furnished by the owner. For the best photos, set your camera to "Macro", put your watches in bright indirect light, and steady the camera
against a stack of books. If you send pictures by email, please use the JPEG format. Just one photo of each view please. If you use the US Mail, please email us first to avoid delays.
Descriptions should include
- Case material (gold, silver, etc.)
- Case dimensions
- Everything written on the movement, dial and case
- The general condition of the case, dial, & movement
- Is your watch running and keeping good time?
- Finally, what sort of price do you have in mind?
P.O. Box 408
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Phone: (415) 383-8100
The best way to contact us is by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org