What You Should Know Before Buying a Pre-Owned Hublot
If being able to afford a new Hublot on your income is not possible at the moment, a pre-owned Hublot might just be the right fit. You'll have the precision timepiece you crave without the hefty price tag. But before spending a dime, educate yourself so that your secondhand Hublot ticks on for years.
Launched in 1980 by Carlo Crocco, Hublot watches grabbed attention with the company's “Fusion” concept of combining the exceptional with the everyday. Since that time, Hublot watches have continued to dominate with their innovative designs and quality craftsmanship. You can also read our previous post, what is so special about hublot watches for more information.
For the best buying success, shop slowly and carefully when you want to add a pre-owned Hublot to your wardrobe. Weigh a purchase decision from all angles, examining the seller, the condition and the price of the watch.Where to Shop
The place you buy your Hublot can be an excellent indicator of the overall quality of the timepiece. You wouldn’t shop for diamonds at the corner thrift store, so apply the same common sense when Hublot shopping. An well-known Hublot dealer offers you the most protection for your Hublot purchase. If you stray away from a well-known dealer for your purchase, you could end up with a counterfeit watch made of inferior materials. Dealers that aren't rated very highly usually don’t sell products covered with warranties or guarantees, even if you get a warranty card with the watch.
How to Spot a Fake
Get out your magnifying glass to examine the Hublot before you pay for it. If you spend a few minutes under a bright light, many fakes become readily apparent. Before you pay good money for a pre-owned Hublot, make sure it’s authentic.Logo
Find the Hublot logo located on the crown of the watch. If it’s crooked or has an odd shape, you’re probably holding a fake. If you see obvious evidence of gluing on your timepiece, keep shopping for a real Hublot.Words
Cheap imitations tend to have spelling errors on stickers or engraving. Examine every word on the watch carefully and if you find any mistakes, pass on it. Look for the phrase “Hublot Geneve” engraved on the watch somewhere. If you find these words in sticker form instead, you’re holding a fake Hublot.Hardware
Hublot watches have renowned screws throughout the watch design, featuring an “H” shaped screw head. Makers of imposter Hublots often skip over this detail, hoping you won’t notice. A Hublot wristband also has a distinctive style with textured and smooth areas in a specific style. Counterfeit pieces might have some configuration of texture and smoothness on the wristband, but they won’t be precisely accurate.
An authentic Hublot timepiece shouldn’t depreciate if it has had quality care over time. If the previous owner valued his watch, you should be able to buy an heirloom at a discounted price. Wind the watch and you should feel a smooth and flawless winding mechanism operating softly inside. Hublot dials typically glow in the dark, so in dim light the watch should emit a distinctive glow. Check for any flaws or damage to the outer surfaces of the Hublot. Scratches and dings happen with wear, but you want to know about any flaws before you buy so that you can make an appropriate offer.
It is possible to confirm the authenticity of a pre-owned Hublot. Locate the serial number of the watch. You'll find this number engraved on the back of the case, on the case shoulder or on the outer edge of the timepiece. Call the Hublot company with the serial number to find out if the watch is genuine. In conclusion, you can move away from any assumptions that you'll have to pay full retail price for a brand new Hublot. As long as you do your homework, a pre-owned Hublot should keep you fashionably late for years.
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