Much like a beautiful piece of art, a luxury watch will occasionally need repair and refinishing. While it’s a bit nerve wracking to think of your Rolex Submariner in another person’s hands, when it’s in the right hands, a bit of spiffing up can go a long way in protecting the value of your investment. Our watch enthusiasts offered some guidance on this topic. Continue reading to see what they had to say:
Yes, As Long As Restoration Preserves Original Character, Quality
A luxury watch can indeed retain its value even after being serviced and restored, and sometimes, it may even increase in value. It all comes down to the quality of the restoration and the reputation of the service provider. If the restoration is done professionally and meticulously, it can bring a watch back to its original glory, enhancing its value.
However, if the service is not up to par, it might negatively affect the watch's value. So, it's a bit of a double-edged sword. It's like restoring an old painting; if done right, it can breathe new life into it, but if done poorly, it can ruin it. But in the grand scheme of things, I believe that a well-serviced and restored luxury watch can definitely hold its value. The key is to ensure the restoration preserves the original character and quality of the watch.
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