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Pre-Owned Watch Certification Process


Learn how watches are examined and thoroughly reviewed before joining our esteemed collection of luxurious watches


Every TKV-purchased pre-owned watch is meticulously inspected before being carefully refurbished at our Expert Watchmaker Center using only original factory parts. You're receiving a high-end timepiece when you buy a TKV Certified Pre-Owned timepiece.

When a comprehensive movement servicing and overhaul is required, the watch's movement is disassembled and inspected piece by piece before being cleaned, oiled, and reassembled. Only original manufacturer components are used to repair worn or broken parts. Expert cleaning and polishing, water pressure and magnetization testing, and strap replacement are all part of the restoration procedure.

To become a Timekeepersvault Certified, you must first complete the following steps.



Technical Functions

Alignment of All Hands
Date Change between -5 and +5 Minutes of According to Caliber’s Characteristics
Rapid Date Function
Chronograph’s Function, Start and Stop
Test Pushers
Chronograph Drift (Hour Counter)
Chronograph’s Function Minute Recorder’s Jump
Shaking Movement of Second and/or Chronograph Hand
Rest of All Hands
Screwing and Unscrewing of Crown
Oscillating Weight’s Freedom
Caseback Closing Torque
Movement Screws
Bezel Rotation
Examine Bezel Screws
Clasp Adjustments


    Cleanliness of Case and Bracelet
    Polishing Quality
    Plating of Crown and Pushers
    No Dust on Crystal
    Gaskets in Correct Position
    Examination of Dial
    Cleanliness of Crystal and Flange
    Luminescent Points on Dial and Hands
    Cleanliness and Conformity of Hands
    Dial Centered

      Diagnostic Testing

      Water Resistance Check
      Timing Analysis
      Mechanical Watch Demagnetization
      Automatic Cyclo Test

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          My vintage timepiece came with its very own certifcation, I'm very pleased with their presentation.

          22 June, 2020

          Roy G. (TKV Website)

          Checked out with flying colors with my local jeweler. 100% Authentic Rolex. It is gorgeous in person and I wear it every day. Thank You Timekeepers Vault!

          14 May, 2021

          Rosemary (Ebay)

          Great experience dealing with John and his team at Time Keepers Vault. Communication was clear and fast. Item delivered on time, as promised. Will buy from them again!

          29 Jun, 2020

          Joe D. (Chrono24)

          make sure to message us about watches that are sold out - we restock frequently

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