Sometimes it can be complicated knowing what kind of second hand watch to purchase for yourself or a loved one, most of the time it can become difficult deciding between different brands and specifications. Founded in 1880, TH Baker has over 130 years experience within the jewellery and watch business, this experience has led us to be an accredited dealer so you know you can trust your purchases.

With plenty of pre-owned watches to choose from online and in store with us, you’re sure to find the perfect luxury watch for you or a loved one. With a large collection of second hand watches in stock across the House of Watches online store and T. H. Baker, there are more than enough luxury timepieces to choose from.

There are plenty of names involved when it comes to watches, it can sometimes make it confusing to know exactly what you’re purchasing. You may have heard the word Automatic thrown around a few times when doing your research on watches, this word can be simply explained to make it easier for you when deciding which watch to purchase for yourself or a loved one.

The first automatic watch movement was created in the 1770’s by Swiss watch maker, Abraham-Louis Perrelet. He found a way to get the mechanism to use the movement from the wearer as energy, powering the watch for up to 8 hours a day. Every time the wearer moves their wrist, the watch recognises that movement and turns the rotor inside, making it self-wind. These style of watches are best worn on an everyday basis, however if you were to take it off it can run for another 36 hours before it would need to be wound by hand.

Why should you buy an automatic watch, well the main point being you will never had to worry about winding your watch or having to change the battery. They are care free, the more you wear it, the longer the battery will last. Automatic watches have a high power reserve nowadays, with some watches have up to 42 hours worth of power stored and some are even known to have stored power for up to ten days.

There may be the occasion where an automatic watch will lose time, which can be super annoying. Some automatic watches will come with a manual wind, however not all of them have this feature. If at any point your automatic watch does need winding, this can be done professionally but at an extra charge.

When purchasing an automatic watch there are some important metrics to take into consideration when looking at the quality of the piece. The accuracy, BHP (ticks per hour), power reserve, complications, reliability or the watch and the materials used to create the timepiece.

To shop the range of automatic luxury second-hand watches at House of Watches and T. H. Baker, just head to the website and you’ll find a vast selection of automatics and other pre owned watch styles from brands like Rolex, TAG Heuer, Breitling and Cartier.