Pre-owned watches at Est1897

Here at Est1897, we've been buying and selling pre-owned timepieces for over 120 years. We have a fine collection of pre-owned watches from luxury brands like Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, and TAG Heuer, just to name a few.

We upload new pieces daily and we take pride in the authenticity and quality of our pre-owned items. All of our watches undergo strict testing for timekeeping to ensure they meet our standards of quality.

Our History

You can view any items in our sister company - H&T Pawnbrokers. They have 250+ stores across the country, find your nearest store now on our Store Finder.

Our experts are watch fanatics. They keep up with the advancing industry and use the best techniques and equipment when preparing a piece for sale in-store or on our website. We’ve been lucky enough to encounter this game-changing innovation in the luxury watch sector, so you can trust our experience and passion.

From expertly-trained gemologists, to our hand-picked horologist, you're in safe hands with us.

Est1897 Warranty

We inspect and evaluate all items before they are listed, whether it’s a vintage 1950s Rolex, a contemporary diamond necklace, or a pair of Victorian silver earrings. Some of our pieces were manufactured recently and may only have been worn once - if at all - whereas others have already been passed from generation to generation and have a real story to tell.

All of our watches undergo strict testing for timekeeping to ensure they meet our standards of quality. Where available, our watches are referenced against manufacturer records and are assessed by a fully qualified horologist to ensure they are authentic. For extra assurance, all our items are supplied with an authentication card to mark the passing of these tests and come with a 1-year warranty.

Our jewellery pieces have been refurbished lovingly, taking into account each gemstone’s hardness, so they are not scratched and they do not lose their lustre. Gemstones are identified using a refractometer, polariscope, spectroscope, by our trained gemologists.
Our diamonds are refurbished to a high standard. They are then graded by GIA qualified graduates.

30 Day Return

All retail items (except new earrings) can be exchanged or refunded up to 30-days from the date of purchase, as long as you have a valid receipt.

If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase or you have changed your mind, we will endeavour to give you a refund, excluding shipping charges. However, if your item is being returned due to a fault, we will of course refund your shipping costs as well as the original cost of the item in question.

For more information see our returns page.

View in Store

While we do our very best to include high-resolution images which have been taken from a number of angles, we understand you may want to view a watch or an item of jewellery in person before you commit to buying.

If you’d like to view any of our online items for sale in your local store, simply enter your details and we’ll let you know when your requested item(s) is ready to view. You are under no obligation to buy the item once you have seen it, and this service is completely free for all customers.