Bob’s Watches is one of the world’s leading online marketplaces for buying, selling, and trading pre-owned luxury watches. Originally founded in the mid-1990s and relaunched in 2010 with an emphasis on offering customers a full-service eCommerce platform, Bob’s Watches offers the world’s largest selection of used Rolex watches; however, the company also specializes in a wide variety of other luxury timepiece brands including Omega, Tudor, Breitling, Panerai, Cartier, Grand Seiko, Oris, and Patek Philippe.

Bob's Watches Gold Submariner 16618 Steel Daytona
Bob’s Watches Gold Submariner 16618 Steel Daytona

Headquartered in sunny Southern California, Bob’s Watches currently operates its flagship retail storefront and main offices inside a 10,000 square-foot, free-standing building in Newport Beach, along with also having regional offices in both New York City and Miami, Florida. One key advantage of specializing in pre-owned luxury timepieces instead of being a direct retailer for the brands that it stocks is that Bob’s Watches is able to offer both current-production models in addition to vintage classics that have been discontinued and unavailable at retailers for many decades. 

“How did we become the world’s most trusted destination to buy and sell pre-owned luxury watches?” asks Bob’s Watches Founder and CEO Paul Altieri. “We started by tackling the number one problem in the pre-owned watch industry: transparency.” 

Paul Altieri for Bob's Watches. Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Robb Report/REX/Shutterstock
Paul Altieri for Bob’s Watches. Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Robb Report/REX/Shutterstock

One of the most significant factors that separate Bob’s Watches from other pre-owned luxury watch dealers is that the company openly publishes both the ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ prices for every watch model on its website. This creates a unique environment with 100% transparent pricing, where anyone – regardless of whether they are interested in buying or selling a watch – can go onto Bob’s Watches website and get current and accurate pricing information for virtually any luxury watch model.

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Photo courtesy of Bob’s Watch

To further guarantee a secure experience for customers, all watches get thoroughly examined inside and out by a certified watchmaker, which helps ensure that every single component, right down to each little gear and screw is 100% genuine. Should repairs or service be needed, all watches get fully restored and warrantied before getting sold to their next owners. Bob’s Watches stands behind every single luxury timepiece that it sells with a lifetime authenticity guarantee, and this comes in addition to the company’s standard warranty, which guarantees the proper function of the timepiece itself. Additionally, Bob’s Watches is the only online luxury watch retailer that offers optional third-party authenticity reports as an added layer of protection for its buyers. 

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Beyond the e-commerce platform side of the business, Bob’s Watches also operates a number of media channels, including a blog and YouTube channel, along with Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts that all specialize in creating content for watch collectors and enthusiasts. While the company’s primary goal will always be to create a safe and secure environment for people to buy, sell, and trade luxury timepieces at their true fair-market prices, Bob’s Watches also aims to cultivate an engaging and educational community for individuals who are passionate about watches, where they can communicate with other watch enthusiasts and learn more about their favorite models before they make their purchase. 

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With over a decade of experience specifically in the online luxury watch sector, Bob’s Watches is the West Coast’s premier destination for pre-owned luxury timepieces and is an industry leader when it comes to buying, selling, and trading heirloom-quality watches at their true market prices. For more information, visit