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Recent Coverage
"Giving a good watch to a parent is like throwing a boomerang—it comes back to you eventually."
Traveler's Dad Whisperer on What to Buy for Father's Day
Conde Nast Traveler - June 13, 2018
"In the ’50s scuba diving really started to boom, so watch companies began to develop dive watches,” says Powell. “Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms is arguably the first watch purposely made for diving."
5 Hot Vintage Watches to Hunt for at JCK Las Vegas 2018
JCK Online - May 29, 2018
"It was loaned to me for this week’s column by my friends at Crown and Caliber, who have a large selection of pre-owned pieces, verified by their team of watchmakers who can not only confirm its authenticity but also perform any necessary service. I also love their one-year warranty, just for peace of mind."
Time and Place: Rolex in Upstate New York
Conde Nast Traveler - May 23, 2018
"Plus, say the experts at Crown & Caliber, a watch can look wonderful in photos but doesn't look great on his specific wrist, so you'll want to "ensure that there is a return policy with purchase.""
How to Choose the Perfect Watch for Your Groom-to-Be
Martha Stewart Weddings - May 03, 2018
"Until recently, there hasn’t been a reliable marketplace for preowned luxury watches. But Atlanta-based consignor Crown & Caliber is trying to fill that gap with a business model based on high-end car dealerships."
Quality time: Atlanta-based Crown & Caliber is changing the game for preowned luxury watches
Atlanta Magazine - April 23, 2018
"The best of these startups offer authenticity guarantees, respectable warranties and solid return policies, along with servicing by Swiss-trained watchmakers."
The Expert's Guide to Buying a Used Watch
The Wall Street Journal (Digital and Print) - April 18, 2018
"They give every incoming watch a performance test to ensure that it’s the genuine article—and that it’s keeping accurate time. And opening up the watch and inspecting its movement, a part of the standard procedure at Crown & Caliber, is a key to making sure a watch is real."
Buying a Watch Online? This Site Will Make Sure It’s Not a Counterfeit
Men's Journal - April 09, 2018
"Currently, there are more than 2,000 watches listed on the Crown & Caliber marketplace. Every watch is sold with a one-year comprehensive warranty."
Luxury watch company Crown & Caliber moves to north Fulton
Atlanta Journal Constitution - November 21, 2017
"As prices for vintage pieces reach "insane" levels, pre-owned watch dealers pick the hot 2018 models that could one day resell for a windfall."
How to Make Money on Watch Investing
Hollywood Reporter - April 07, 2018
"Guests who are interested in trading in a pre-owned timepiece now have a convenient and trusted solution, along with the opportunity to take advantage of our high-quality selection of timepieces and fine jewelry"
Jared to Offer Luxury Watch Trade-In
Diamonds.net - April 03, 2018
"Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry is debuting a nationwide program that will allow customers to trade in their luxury watches for either cash or store credit, the retailer announced today. The program is being run in conjunction with Crown & Caliber, an online marketplace for pre-owned timepieces."
Jared Announces Trade-In Program for Luxury Watches
JCK - March 29, 2018
"For some businessmen, a wristwatch is more than a time-telling device. It's a statement. "A watch is the greatest icebreaker there is," says Hamilton Powell, the CEO of Crown & Caliber, an online secondary market for luxury watches."
These are the watches worn by the most powerful CEOs in the world
Business Insider - March 07, 2018
"Equipped with sophisticated pricing algorithms and teams of in-house watchmakers, these e-tailers say it is only a matter of time before brands recognize the sites as allies in the pre-owned watch business."
Watch Brands Confront a Risky Business: The Secondhand Market
New York Times - January 15, 2018
"Crown & Caliber's basic business model is simple. The company accumulates good quality pre-owned watches, checks and verifies them, and then sells them to the consumer with the promise of a much faster and hassle-free buying experience compared to buying direct from another consumer."
How A Pre-Owned Watch Dealer Scaled The Art Of Identifying Fake Luxury Timepieces
Forbes - November 27, 2017
"Increasingly, our clients have expressed a desire to be able to experience our brand in person. It was for that reason we elected to create our new appointment-only retail space in Sandy Springs. It allows us to be closer to the customer so that we can constantly hear from them and thus improve and evolve our experience."
Luxury watch company Crown & Caliber moves to north Fulton
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - November 21, 2017
"In effect, one of Crown & Caliber's unspoken promises to its consumers is that the watches they have for sale are all real. What makes this possible is a system Crown & Caliber has put in place to effectively identify fake watches."
How A Pre-Owned Watch Dealer Scaled The Art Of Identifying Fake Luxury Timepieces
Forbes - November 17, 2017
"The depreciation hit has already been taken by someone else, and if you do decide to sell later on you’ll likely get back roughly what you paid for it ..."
Save Hundreds of Dollars on Pre-Owned Rolexes, Omegas, IWCs and More
Gear Patrol - September 29, 2017
"However, what happens to their product in the pre-owned market can affect the brand’s mainstream image. If this product is dumped on a street corner or sold on eBay, it is bound to have a negative effect on the brand."
Crown & Caliber’s Founder Discusses Trends and Transparency in Pre-Owned Watches
Yahoo Finance - May 13, 2017
"A watch can be real…but can have all sorts of problems on the inside. Water damage, inaccurate timing, borrowed parts, etc. A watch can have over 300 moving parts, so if you are buying a pre-owned watch from someone, you better trust them that they will be there for you if something goes wrong."
Crown & Caliber’s Founder Discusses Trends and Transparency in Pre-Owned Watches
Robb Report - May 03, 2017
"The watch market has been evolving quickly across the board, and a small cluster of digital retail platforms have established themselves as leaders in the category—including Crown & Caliber, a five-year-old Atlanta-based operation with a staff of more than 30 full-time employees (including Swiss-trained watchmakers)."
Crown & Caliber’s Founder Discusses Trends and Transparency in Pre-Owned Watches
Yahoo - May 03, 2017
"...but I’ve been researching it and spoke to the owner and some watch loving friends, and I will almost certainly buy my next watch here."
A New And Better Way To Buy, Sell, Or Collect Fine Watches
Forbes - February 17, 2017
"The watch market is just like the car market was in the Seventies, it’s just starting to mature in terms of preowned. We’re doing what CarMax did, allowing people to shop confidently in the pre-owned market."
A New And Better Way To Buy, Sell, Or Collect Fine Watches
Forbes - February 02, 2017
"They want to be “passionate stewards” for every watch they list and strive to get the very best value for both buyers and sellers alike."
Video Interview With Crown & Caliber Founder Hamilton Powell
A Blog to Watch - December 23, 2016
"The conversations we’ve had with the brands have always been positive. What we’re doing is maintaining their brand integrity in the secondary marketplace."
Hamilton Powell on What Keeps Crown & Caliber Ticking
JCK - November 22, 2016
" Knowing that you’re buying a watch in proper working order with a recently serviced movement offers a peace of mind that traditional online sales often can’t provide."
Crown & Caliber: A Better Way to Buy and Sell Watches
Worn & Wound - September 10, 2015
"As someone who’s gotten burned on watch sales before, something like Crown & Caliber is pretty compelling. While it’s been hard to pry my Apple Watch off my wrist of late, I definitely could strap on a Ploprof if you forced it on me. I’d just miss Siri."
Crown & Caliber Unveils A New Marketplace For Watch Lovers
TechCrunch - September 09, 2015
"Now the company has announced an in-store arrangement with Neiman Marcus. A customer who brings a watch into one of Neiman Marcus’s 41 stores can receive store credit for the equivalent of Crown & Caliber’s valuation plus an additional 15 percent."
Crown & Caliber Joins Forces With Neiman Marcus
New York Times - September 07, 2015
"Department store chain Neiman Marcus is expanding its watch selection through a partnership with luxury timepiece consignor Crown & Caliber."
Neiman Marcus ventures into pre-owned watches with Crown & Caliber collaboration
Luxury Daily - April 13, 2015
"Whether you're someone looking to sell a piece so you can step up to that next level or someone looking to buy your first vintage watch, Crown & Caliber tries to make the process as low-friction as possible. "
Crown & Caliber Founder Hamilton Powell
Hodinkee - March 05, 2014
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Internet Retailer Top 1000
Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award
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