Nordstrom partners with Watchfinder & Co. to sell pre-owned watches – Robb Report
Nordstrom is taking action to become your new trusted watch dealer.
With the help of the UK’s largest used watch distributor, Watchfinder & Co., the department store now offers an exclusive range of used models. The selection curated by Cartier, Breitling, Rolex and Jaeger-LeCoultre is available online and in-store at the retailer in Seattle, while supplies last. Filled with bestselling, vintage and limited edition examples, the assortment sells for up to $ 10,000 per model.
This partnership marks Nordstrom’s first entry into the pre-owned watch business, which is presented to buyers through their fine jewelry business. The company joins the current list of retailers, such as J.Crew and M. Porter, who have started partnering with used watch dealers to capitalize on the growing resale market.
With a distinguished clientele, authenticity is key, which is precisely why Nordstrom has partnered with the watch specialist for its offerings. Watchfinder & Co. was founded in 2002 and today is one of the most trusted online platforms for buying and selling luxury watches. The specialist’s success is largely attributed to his inspection of each timepiece – inside and out, and under magnification – by watchmakers accredited by the manufacturer. Experts are also known to compare watches against official brand records to make sure each model is genuine before displaying it online or shipping it to you.
The one-of-a-kind references from the European watch dealer, now available from Nordstrom, have all gone through this meticulous inspection process. However, if your watch shows up and stops working without your responsibility, you can send it in for repair using the 24-month warranty that came with the purchase.
As of this writing, the three best used watches available in the selection include a Jaeger-LeCoultre Masters 46mm compressor chronograph with three sub-dials for $ 10,000; a 38mm Panerai Luminor Due Automatic for $ 5,950; and a 44mm Breitling Chronomat wristwatch with a gold bezel and markers for $ 9,455. To see the other models available and search for new products, go to Nordstrom.com.