A new 'Authentic Luxury Watches' section on eBay will confirm that you have a real Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Patek Philippe or Rolex timepiece. Over 30 brands are included in the Authenticate program, ranging in price from $ 500 to $ 50,000.
eBay's Authenticate program, through which experts to ensure that it is being sold on the market in 2017 eBay started the program with luxury handbags in 2017 , and is now expanding it to include timepieces from brands such as Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Patek Philippe, and Rolex.
If the seller is proved to be ligitimate and offering authentic watches, an “Authenticity verified” tag will appear next to the delivery information. It goes without saying that this will be a welcome addition for those with an eye for expensive wristwear, as many watches from such brands.
Speaking to Forbes, James Hendy, the senior director who runs eBay Authenticate, says that the program is set to grow to approximately 10,000 luxury watches costing between $ 500 to $ 50,000. However, he would not give more information about how many experts eBay had on hand.
Should you buy a seller? A third party expert will then give the product another inspection, and if they are not convinced. Without the authenticity check, watches will be subject to eBay's standard returns policy.
As well as the US, eBay's service is available in several European territories, including the United Kingdom. And while the Authenticate program, it will help others rest easy knowing that they are the premium they've paid for their Rolex is the real deal.