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WATCH NEWS: Stay up to date on the latest watch news from a selection of leading watch blogs and enthusiast magazines. Subscribe to alerts from your favorite publications. Search for specific brand or model citations and feed your watch obsession around the clock!
DISCOVER | WATCH PRICING GUIDE: Explore the estimated market values of thousands of timepieces on a reference basis using WatchBox by Govberg’s proprietary secondary market pricing tools. Initiate a dialogue about the value of your collection from an educated starting point.
SELL & TRADE: Get a fast, free quote to sell your watch for cash, or trade it in for a new watch from Govberg Jewelers. WatchBox by Govberg guides clients through the straightforward process of submitting watches for sale, immediately connecting them with one of Govberg’s expertly trained concierge.
MY WATCH BOX: WatchBox by Govberg brings your watch collection directly to your fingertips, conveniently consolidating details and assets for each timepiece. Store pictures of your watches and maintain insurance, warranty, service history and more in a cloud-based, accessible format. Schedule repairs or routine service, request appraisals and sell pieces from your personal watch collection to Govberg Jewelers’ estate department in minutes.
SHOP GOVBERG WATCHES: Discover new and certified pre-owned watches from a selection of over 40 leading brands. Extensive information is conveyed for each timepiece, including unique photographs from all perspectives to appropriately communicate the condition of each pre-owned model.
WatchBox by Govberg Brings Pricing Transparency to the Pre-Owned Watch Market
While other apps in the watch space offer minimal functionality (news focused, simple selling platforms, etc.), WatchBox by Govberg offers robust tools for ongoing utility, education, engagement and communication with Govberg’s associates.
Secondary Market Value – Prior to the Govberg app, dialogue about the value of pre-owned watches wasn’t addressed elsewhere in a consistent, transparent manner; nor was it designed to support and educate the consumer. While manufacturers establish MSRPs for primary (new) watches, there was no resource, no Kelley Blue Book or Zillow, for the pre-owned, or secondary, market watch category to help consumers feel at ease. This changes with WatchBox by Govberg.
Understanding the scope of a collection – Govberg’s app integrates asset management tools to keep a user’s watch collection (or wishlist) organized. Keep track of serial numbers, reference numbers, details regarding service, purchase dates, etc. Plus get an idea of what these timepieces are worth through seamless communication with Govberg’s concierge/client relationship/estate buying team.
Personalized experience – The lifestyle, tastes and collecting behaviors of watch enthusiasts are highly nuanced. WatchBox by Govberg allows the user to cultivate an experience that is in tune with their personal/unique watch interests, and also offers seamless communication/integration with the Govberg concierge client relationship team to get questions answered.
- Access to Govberg’s highly developed services that support the interests of a watch enthusiast (or someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be an enthusiast/collector but is interested in buying a new or pre-owned watch) – buying, selling, trading timepieces; PLUS resources for education, asset management tools, etc.
- Govberg’s app enables user to buy, sell, or trade luxury pre-owned timepieces on informed basis.
- Proprietary secondary (pre-owned) market pricing tools
- Accessible through the DISCOVER screen and through the WATCH BOX.
- The estimated market value is computed using a propriety algorithm that evaluates historical and active sales records spanning the secondary market – online sales platforms, auction sales and Govberg’s own data. The data represents final sales to end users, and is not an appraisal nor offer to buy, but rather an educated starting point to assess the secondary market value for a particular model. All pricing makes assumptions on the quality, service history and completeness of timepiece with original box and paperwork.
- The data strength takes into account the number of data points captured, the variability of the prices seen on the secondary market, how current the data is and the quality of the source/vendor within the market.
- Govberg’s app encourages seamless communication with the company’s estate buying experts, who can speak to unique nuances of market value on a reference specific level with consideration to age, service history, etc.
- Personalized experience. The app’s onboarding process allows users to highlight their favorite brands, topics of interest, preferred news sources, etc; all of which influences the user’s DISCOVERY section of the app.
How WatchBox by Govberg Supports the Life of a Watch Enthusiast
Why WatchBox by Govberg Was Created
The Source of WatchBox by Govberg’s Data
For the first time in the watch category, Govberg is providing transparency into what pieces trade for on the secondary, or pre-owned, market.
Govberg believes transparency will instill unprecedented trust in a marketplace previously kept from customers. We believe watch dealers deserve to make a profit based on their ability to service, curate collections, and warranty product, but not at the expense of customers who lack market knowledge. Market transparency will help weed the good dealers from the bad, and elevate the quality and value of the secondary watch market.
- WatchBox by Govberg was designed with the mechanical watch enthusiast in mind: someone just entering this niche universe, or the decades-long passionate collector. We integrated a range of features to meet different interests and needs, ultimately will appealing to anyone intrigued by the intersection of art, history, technology and luxury.
- With the app, Govberg supports the life and behaviors of a watch enthusiast, whether they are interested in buying, selling, trading watches OR if they are interested in learning or evaluating their personal collection.
- NEW TO WATCHES: WatchBox by Govberg is an ideal tool to get access to multiple perspectives on current collections, manufacturing trends, techniques, etc. and to be introduced to the fantastic array of both new and pre-owned watches available.
- DIE-HARD, LIFELONG COLLECTOR: the app offers a platform to continue learning, to manage/organize your personal collection, to assess the market value of your collection in a manner comparable to reviewing a stock portfolio, AND to help to decide what to next add to your collection.
- INTRIGUED CONSUMER VENTURING INTO PRE-OWNED: for the customer purchasing a pre-owned watch for the first time (or the 100th time!), enjoy at-your-fingertips access to nearly 1200 pre-owned watches at any given time. All details are appropriately communicated regarding condition, warranty, box/paper status PLUS we provide an array of images to accurately portray the condition of each timepiece.
Who will WatchBox by Govberg appeal to?
WatchBox by Govberg was designed with the mechanical watch enthusiast in mind; someone just entering this niche universe, or the decades-long passionate collector. We integrated a range of features to meet different interests and needs, and it ultimately will appeal to anyone intrigued by the intersection of art, history, technology and luxury. Recent updates have accounted for user behavior and metrics from the app’s first generation, allowing us to explore service offerings and functionality.
What are the advantages to using an app to manage your watch collection instead of doing it manually?
Just as a financial adviser suggests asset management software to streamline investment portfolios, WatchBox by Govberg helps the collector consolidate and keep track of important elements for insurance reasons, social sharing and personal enjoyment. Our ‘asset management’ function offers the ability to catalog purchase details, warranties, insurance paperwork, service history and important product specs. This will prove useful should you wish to sell a watch, schedule routine service and repair, and much more.
Will this make it easier for collectors to own more watches?
Absolutely! WatchBox by Govberg’s ‘shop’ feature invites you to discover an unbelievable and constantly growing selection of new and pre-owned timepieces for sale. We present in-depth information for each piece, including extensive images to properly communicate the condition of each pre-owned watch available. You are able to connect in moments with a Govberg concierge – either through email or by directly calling from your iPhone.
Over the past 36 moths, the percentage of new watch sales at Govberg Jewelers that also involve a trade-in has grown tremendously – nearly 35 percent of new watch transactions. With that in mind, we took great care in simplifying the app’s estate-buying and trade-in services. You can receive the offer to buy with ease, and select your next piece at any time of day!
Will it make it easier for collectors to buy and sell with each other?
We have plans for this in future updates – stay tuned!
Can brands use this app to accomplish anything?
WatchBox by Govberg supports a consumer’s personal watch experience, merging horology and technology for a fun and engaging experience. By integrating the latest news from top blogs and publications in the industry, our brand partners have broad distribution to a targeted audience more than ever before. We are always looking for innovative ways to communicate new product releases and developments to our clients – there is unlimited potential!
What is the ultimate use for WatchBox by Govberg?
By embracing the power of technology, we deliver our clients, friends and watch collectors an experience that’s fun and informative, with streamlined, practical utility and ongoing relevance. Whether you want to keep up on the latest industry news and product releases, manage your watch collection for social sharing or insurance purposes, or buy, sell or trade a new or pre-owned watch, WatchBox by Govberg is the ultimate toolbox for today’s watch collector.
Great way to find new watches!*****
Clean, elegant app. Easy to navigate. I’ve really enjoyed using the app for getting pricing information, keeping my collection organized, and keeping up with the latest watch news. Honestly, I’ve deleted the other watch apps on my phone since I find myself just using this one.
Best app for watch lovers*****
This is by far the most useful and educational app for watch lovers available right now. The news is always up to date and I love the watch box feature. I check this app around 5-6 times daily and the news is always current. I also love the ease of viewing the inventory at Govberg.
New to watch shopping *****
I am new to watch buying. This app made setting up my preferences easy through the setup process and the pricing tools gave me confidence to know what to pay. Highly recommend.
Perfect for watch collectors! *****
This app feeds my watch addiction. I put all my watches in the watch box and have access to my collection all in one place! Plus all the industry news I read!! Fantastic collection of pre-owned watches to shop – now I get a notification every time they add a new Rolex so I get first dibs at it. This is hands down the best app for those who love watches. It’s the only watch app I’ll ever use. The latest update is Amazing! Pricing on my watch collection!!! Wow!
A must have app for watch lovers *****
I’ve always wanted an App that would allow me to get the latest news on watches as well as learn about collectibles. And, of course when you read about them, you want to buy/sell as well and hence this is a brilliant app to do all of that. I like the fact that the news side of it and the sales side of it are kept independent of each other. Well designed, clean look and very user friendly. Highly recommend.
My go-to app every day*****
I love the recent updates and being able to subscribe to certain news sources! This app is perfect for watch collectors to store their watches. Easy to flip through what you own without having to find all the pictures saved on your phone. Plus it’s easy to browse new and pre-owned watches in case you want to add to your collection. I love setting the alerts to be notified of my dream watch being added into the pre-owned inventory, makes it hard to resist buying!
Very nice app. No complaints *****
I have been using this app for about 2 months now, and every time I open it (which is approximately 4x daily) I am impressed. The news the app provides is up-to-date, relevant, and the suggested articles are personalized and, quite honestly, very accurate to what I enjoy reading the most. The services Govberg provides (watch selling/buying) are unmatched from any other app of its kind. I don’t see myself not using this app any time soon.
Excellent & Clean *****
This app is perfect for anyone trying to retain detailed info and pictures of their watches with them at any time! I love it, the clean user interface, the ease of use, is all brilliant. I like how you can claim every feature of your watch in the app, even the materials! The way the watches are displayed in your ‘box’ looks good as well. My Watch Box naturally gets good marks for being optimized for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus. I will be adding all my watches soon. App deserves a 5 out of 5.