Following on from my previous post and staying with the Ashford.com online shop, I’d like to sidestep slightly and talk about pre owned watches from Ashford for a second. If you have a liking of either vintage or pre owned watches, this could be a good option for you to pick up a real bargain.
It’s not just the idea of finding a beautiful watch at a great price, it’s also about buying a timepiece with a history. What if you have a family link to past military campaigns, or perhaps your family has been connected to one of your armed services through the generations, you may be able to track down a timepiece that saw combat in one of your family related campaigns?
Okay, if this is the case you may already have an heirloom watch handed down, but if not, I’m just saying pre-owned watches can offer you the chance to track down a timepiece that really speaks to you through the generations.
Pre Owned Watches At Ashford
There are other online stores that can offer pre owned luxury watches for sale but after looking at their selection of Watches under $500 I really wanted to see if they can do as well in the pre owned market.
Just as I did in my previous post I’ve taken the liberty of selecting a small number of Watches I find interesting and hope you agree with my selection. Out of the 64 watches available online right now I chose six pre owned mens watches to preview for you.
ZENITH MEN’S DEFY XTREME GRANDE DATE-STEALTH WATCH
This 53mm brushed black titanium Xtreme Grande is a superb example of an ‘in your face’ and perfectly capable dive watch rated to 1000 meters or 3300 feet. The case has a screw-down case back, screw-down crown with crown guard, housing a Swiss Mechanical Automatic (Self-Winding) Movement. The dial sports engraved Arabic numerals surrounded by a Unidirectional Rotating bezel topped with sapphire crystal scratch resistant anti-reflective glass.
A limited editor with a run of 250 pieces worldwide, it has a Chronograph with 30 Minute Register, Central Second Register and Small Seconds.
The bottom line is the Xtreme is something of a misnomer because although it has all the capabilities of a top-quality dive watch, the visual element to this piece would not make it my choice of a Dive watch. Instead, I would want to wear this as day wear, and I’d be very happy with it.
YOU SAVE 72% –$22,200.00
YOUR PRICE: $8,800.00
PORSCHE DESIGN MEN’S P6612 WATCH
This is a 42mm matte finished titanium case with screw down transparent case back, screw down crown giving 100m water resistance housing a 17 jewel Swiss mechanical movement with Date wheel between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The black dial has luminescent Arabic markers against white luminescent hands with a surrounding Tachymeter, under a scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
A truly stunning watch that looks as good as it actually is. Design, build quality and function that informs its designer heritage, so definitely one for my personal top ten list.
YOU SAVE 72% –$4,405.00
YOUR PRICE: $1,695.00
PERRELET MEN’S CHRONOGRAPH SPLIT SECOND SKELETON WATCH
Look at what you can get for the money here, the Perrelet Chrono split second skeleton watch is a whole lot of watch for your money. Both the front and back case are skeleton design giving full visual access to the 25 jewels Swiss automatic movement through sapphire crystal.
The black 43mm stainless steel case houses a white outer dial with Arabic numerals and black luminescent markers surrounds the inner dials. These inner dials include a 12-hour register, 30-minute register, central second register, and small seconds and a date subdial sitting at 3 o’clock.
YOU SAVE 81% –$12,405.00
YOUR PRICE: $2,995.00
U-BOAT MEN’S FLIGHT DECK CAS WATCH
This is another classy watch that really looks like a dive watch but with only a 100m water resistance I wouldn’t want to push my luck. Having said that, it’s a beautiful, bright and bold design with excellent readability and guaranteed to get you noticed.
The case is a 43mm brushed stainless steel with scratch resistant sapphire glass and screw-down sapphire crystal case back. And just look at the screw-down crown with crown guard on the left side, how cool is that?
The Chrono function is 12-hour register, 30 minute register, central second register, and small seconds and there is a Date window at 9 o’clock. Te dial is brilliant black against orange Luminescent Arabic markers and straight hands, giving a good contrast.
Its heart is a Swiss Mechanical Automatic 25 jewel movement with 44 hours reserve power, making it a workhorse with attitude. I love it!
YOU SAVE 64% –$2,155.00
YOUR PRICE: $1,195.00
BULGARI MEN’S DIAGONO PROFESSIONAL WATCH
I saved the best ’til last with this Bvlgari Diagono in yellow gold 37 jewel Swiss Mechanical Automatic. Normally, I’d steer clear of gold watches just because they usually appear just a bit too ostentatious and showy, but this little beauty seems to fly in the face of my previously held beliefs.
The 42mm polished and brushed gold case topped with scratch resistant sapphire has a subtlety that defies its potential to dazzle, particularly when taking into account the gold tone face, which incidentally, is described as white, and gold surround dials at 3 and 9 o’clock.
The dial sports two-tone luminescent hands moving around its face to meet engraved line markers and Arabic marker at 12 o’clock, with a Date window, tucked between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Finishing the piece framing the whole package is the Tachymeter bezel, adding yet more functionality.
YOU SAVE 68% –$16,500.00
YOUR PRICE: $7,800.00
The Take Away
I hope you liked my choices but if not, why not visit the store and take a look for yourself or drop me a line or leave a comment? All constructive comments are taken on board, I promise.
Well, that’s it for now but I do suggest you read my online discount watch stores comparison page to read my reviews that offer genuine customer feedback from those who have gone before you. For my Ashford com review click here. If you’re looking for even greater saving from Ashford take a look online to find an Ashford coupon that could afford you an additional discount.
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