About afinewatchPlease read all the information listed below so you have a clear understanding of who you are buying from and how the transactions are done.
We are in Las Vegas Nevada and have been collecting vintage watches for over 30 years.
We do not have an economic Nexus in any other state than Nevada. You can find us on the Net as afinewatch.
When you purchase any item from us through Ruby Lane you are now required to pay a sales tax which Ruby Lane collects from you and remits to your state when applicable.
If you want to save money see if you can have the item shipped to any state other than those listed here: AR AZ CA CO CT GA HI IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN NC NE NJ NM NV NY OH OK PA RI SC TX UT VA VT WA WI WV DC.
PayPal payment will only be accepted unconditionally for items priced under $1500 and only once we can verify that your shipping address is your residence or your business located in the United States and is CONFIRMED as such by PayPal.
Due to fraud present on the Internet we may ask you for a scan of your driver's license to verify your identity and your address.
If you pay by PayPal and decide to return the item, please NOTE PayPal charges us 2.9% fee which is not refundable to us in case of a return. You will receive a refund minus this fee amount.
Zelle is fast and cost free. It goes directly to our account at Chase Bank.
Cashiers' Check or Money Orders are much cheaper than PayPal and take only a few days to arrive to us.
My interest in vintage wrist and pocket watches grew out of my background in gold and silversmithing.
I graduated from Memphis College Of Art in 1979 with a B.F.A. degree and spent the next 15 years making gold jewelry. Only in the late 1980s did I start seeking out vintage wrist watches learning that many others find them interesting for their design, innovations and collectability.
I have examined carefully many watches in my years of collecting and have acquired a first hand knowledge
on evaluating them for their authenticity and market prices.
We do have more watches in our collection than listed here, so please e-mail if there is one you are looking for in particular.
Some years ago we had also began buying fine jewelry set with color gems such as star sapphires, jadeite, aquamarine, pearls and other gems.
All of our color gems are evaluated by a Certified Gemologist Appraiser so you will always receive exactly what is described in our listing.
Gems such as jadeite are sent to the gem laboratory to ascertain whether they have been treated in any way or are all natural.
This makes a huge difference in price so make sure you have such a report accompanying the jadeite you buy.
We were fortunate to find a few high quality carved cameos and you can find them here in our shop. Hand carved cameos are an almost lost art.
We have sold many items from our collection and have satisfied clients in many parts of the world. We would be happy to provide you with some references to make your buying experience from us most comfortable.
WE DO NOT SHIP TO FREIGHT FORWARDING COMPANIES, which in turn ship items overseas nor do we ship to Post Office Box addresses !!!
We will refuse PayPal payments made in currency other than U.S. dollars as PayPal charges us currency conversion fees.
All items must be paid in U.S. dollars. If you make us an offer please indicate whether you will be paying by PayPal or other payment options listed.
All items priced over $2500 must be paid for by bank wire transfer, Zelle to our registered number at Chase Bank , cashier's check or U.S. Postal Money Order.
Overseas buyers are welcome to buy from us but these purchases must be paid for by Bank Wire Transfer.
We can ship with Fedex fully insured to most parts of the world. Domestic charges range from $25 to $45 for 2 day service and slightly more for next day.
Overseas shipping by Fedex runs $120 and up depending on the insurance cost and you can get your item in 3 to 5 days.