Beginner's Guide to Pawning a Watch
If you are looking into pawning a watch, the loan officers at Beverly Loan Company, the leading luxury collateral lender in California, specialize in high-end timepieces. When looking to loan against a watch, Beverly Loan looks for coveted timepieces, taking into account complications, precious metals (including gold or platinum), condition, box and papers, and current resale value. The vast majority of watches that fall into this category come from watch manufacturers known in the community as “Master Watchmakers”.
Below are a few of the important master watchmakers in the industry that are regularly brought into Beverly Loan Company.
The largest luxury watch brand in the world, Rolex, is also the most common watch brand that is used at Beverly Loan for collateral loans. Known for their durable, accurate, and stylish watches Rolex is also valued for its groundbreaking innovations. This historic watch manufacturer has created the most iconic timepiece models including the President, Daytona, Submariner, GMT Master, and the Sea Dweller.
Patek Philippe is another watch manufacturer that is highly coveted by timepiece lovers all over the world. These complicated and expensive watches are regularly auctioned off at auction houses like Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonham’s. The Nautilus, Calatrava, Celestial, and Grand Complication watches are among the most popular.
Audemars Piguet is a Swiss watch manufacturer that was founded in 1875 that creates stunning watches that are often used for a pawn loan with Beverly Loan Company. Their movements are so well-made that they are used in the watches for jewelry design houses Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Bulgari. Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore are the most popular watches from the brand, with many variations including a chronograph version and numerous limited editions.
Another Swiss manufacturer, Vacheron Constantin, is an additional high-end watch brand that can garner a large loan amount from Beverly Loan. This company has a long history and even had a ladies watch Fabergé’s Third Imperial Egg in 1887. Their popular models include the Overseas, Historiques, and Quai de I’lle.
One of the few jewelry companies that have made an impact in the watchmaking community, Cartier is always desirable to watch lovers. While Cartier has used other manufacturer’s movements for decades, it has only recently started working with their own master watchmakers in creating highly complicated movements. The Tank, Santos, Ballon Bleu, Roadster, and Panthere models are among their best sellers.
There are many other fine watch brands that Beverly Loan will use as collateral for a pawn loan including A. Lange & Shone, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Franck Muller, Hublot, IWC, Jeager-LeCoultre, and Paneri, to name but a few.
If you’re interested in obtaining a pawn loan from for any of these watches or have questions regarding a specific watch, you are encouraged to call, email or stop by the offices located in Beverly Hills.