CURRENT INFO: The first batch of used watches was sold out quickly! We will take some more watches into the shop soon.
Good. Checked. Used.
For some time now, we have been asking ourselves what should we do with watches that we don't want to offer in our special offer watch sale. There are always watches that we cannot describe as new or with the smallest micro-scratches. Also, every now and then a customer asks if we take his good, used watch as payment.
Basically, we do not want to open a second-hand watch market, but we also see it as our obligation as a globally operating brand to take care of the continuity and value retention of all watches on the market.
With this we also give interested parties, with a smaller budget, the chance to own a good mechanical STOWA watch suitable for everyday use. E.g. younger people, who may not yet have the big budget, but are still enthusiastic about mechanical watches! Or collectors, who would like to start with STOWA and enjoy a good, used watch.
The description of the watch is mainly divided into the area unworn* or used**, followed by a description of the condition***. But you can be sure with each description that we - as we always do - evaluate it to your benefit. Test us and profit from our professional competence and our original parts, which are available to you in a Good. Checked. Used. - watch that gives you the best security.
For every watch the following applies:
2 years warranty. The price is without a strap. Please choose a strap of your choice in the STOWA online shop and add it to your order.
Delivery in the original box and with original warranty certificate with model name and number of the watch.
All Good. Checked. Used. watches have a small, almost invisible engraving on the underside of the strap lugs, so that we can identify these watches later. We would like to avoid that these very affordable watches appear on the grey market, possibly at inflated prices, because usually you will be positively surprised by the condition of the watches. Even with these watches we have high quality standards and prefer to rework a watch (e.g. the case) before we sell something that does not meet our basic quality requirements. We will continue not to offer really bad or extremely used watches in the future.
> Here you will find the Good. Checked. Used. offers again.
* unworn means this watch never left the STOWA building. If it did, then only to be photographed or exhibited, for example. These watches have never been owned by a STOWA customer!
** used means that the watch may have been traded in by a customer. It is also possible that these watches were used for internal training purposes. Afterwards they were technically and optically checked and if necessary appropriate work was done on them. We would explicitly mention any new parts that we used during this work in the description.
*** Descriptions of condition:
> very good
These watches are in a very good optical condition. Hardly visible scratches.
These watches do have some small scratches, which you might notice here and there, but the overall impression is still good. These watches have been very well maintained, for example if it is a customer watch. Possibly also slight scratches, in places that are not relevant, e.g. on the underside of the lugs from changing the strap.
These watches have been worn a bit more and you can see that, but still there are no really deep scratches that could not be removed later, as part of a service.
We will not offer further, worse condition descriptions at the moment - the overall impression of the watch would be too bad. These watches have to be reworked by us to be able to offer them here at this point.
Possibilities for a possible later improvement of the condition:
Since we design and produce all our watches in house and service them in our master watchmaker's workshop, we have the possibility to bring your used watch into top condition at any time. For this purpose we offer professional movement cleaning, which concerns the technical part. But also optically we can put your watch in a new condition (refurbish the case or exchange it for a new one).
With a STOWA watch from the category Good. Checked. Used. you buy something lasting. Every STOWA watch can be kept for generations.
This is what STOWA has stood for without interruption since 1927.