Buying, Selling or Pawning Luxury Watches in San Jose / Cambrian Park and Fine Watches

If you're looking to sell or get loan on a luxury watch, we would love to help you out at R&J Jewelry and Loan in San Jose, CA.

Recently, James Marsden said,

 “I’ve always loved watches my whole life. When I was growing up, I always thought of having a great watch as that next step – of making it, of a rite of passage.

I remember when I got my first watch. It signified that I was leaving childhood and becoming an adolescent, with all its unspoken responsibilities and freedoms. Since that time, I’ve found myself noticing the watches other people wear.  I have owned several timepieces myself; wearing, buying, collecting, and selling several throughout the years. 

Considering what I might do with all the watches I’ve collected over time; I discovered R&J Jewelry and Loan. This family-owned pawnshop buys and sells pre-owned luxury brand watches and offers collateral loans with competitive interest rates. The team at the shop continuously receives training to enhance their competence in “knowing” luxury watches, making their appraisal service one of the best in the area. “

At R&J Jewelry and Loan, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Hublot, Vacheron-Constantin, Richard Mille, and IWC in proper condition are always welcome. If you are needing a little extra cash for your timepiece? Bring in the original certificate, hang tags, box, and accessories and get a fair offer based on current market prices.

The knowledgeable owner and his team will appraise your watch and give a fair loan or instant cash offer. They pride themselves on being good at what they do and exceptional watch buyers. A representative of the shop said: “Simply put, we believe that if we pay the most and only make a little money on each deal, our business will grow and customers will spread the word about how we operate.”

Maybe you just want to look around the store and add to your own collection of luxury watches. Come by and visit with the knowledgeable team, they may have just what you need. 

When times are tough or you’re simply cleaning up your treasure chest of vintage collectibles, selling your luxury watch may be a creative solution. Using the services at R&J Jewelry and Loan puts you a step ahead and gives you the best chance of getting the highest possible offer for your item. The shop has integrity, the team is knowledge, and process is transparent. You can walk in and get through the process in no time at all. R&J Jewelry and Loan provide exceptional service and guarantee you will leave with a smile.

Coins – Collecting, Giving, Selling, Trading, & Loans

The earliest recorded coin collection belonged to the first emperor of Rome, Augustus Caesar. He lived from 63 B.C. to A.D. 14, over 2,000 years ago! Coins have been sought after for many reasons; their historic or artistic value, for investment, and potential long-term profit, and to create a “foundation” between a grandson and his aging grandfather.

How to start collecting – Keep it Simple-

Often people wonder where to start. Begin with collecting coins that bring you interest.

Coin collecting can be started by assembling a set of Lincoln or Indian Head pennies. Have a couple hundred to spend? Start with silver coins then and ask us why. When starting out, remember to start small and keep things simple as the history of the coins are learned and understood. Learn to identify the coins and the various characteristics that increase their worth. Don’t get in the habit of trying to make a quick buck or be too hurried in your purchase. The saying “haste makes waste” may come true.

Assembling a solid collection takes time. Do your research. Come into R & J and we will show you what we have and answer your questions.

When done correctly, coin collecting is a hobby that can last a lifetime and builds a foundation for the next generation to continue.

Start with a Theme –

Collect coins with the same theme, same design, same date.

Don’t be in a hurry, enjoy the process. Parents and grandparents can help little ones start collecting coins by giving “Birth Year” coins. Did you know that each year coins are minted (the term used when new coins are made) all over the world? By the time the little one turns 18 years old and is graduating high school, they would have quite the collection of coins, not to mention an interest and hobby to build on during their adult years. A collection to store in an old cigar box, to pluck out one at a time, and to tell stories of yesteryears.

Buy, Sell, Trade, Pawn

Local Pawn Shops, like R & J Jewelry and Loan, are able to value your coins and if in doubt have them assessed by experts in the field. You can be placed on a text message list that notifies you when coins become available so you have first-hand knowledge of new inventory.

We also buy coins based on their value and the current market. Bring in that collection you are wanting to disperse and we will give you a fair offer. Common coins are Morgan Dollars, Peace Dollar, Silver Dimes, Mercury Dimes, American Eagles, Gold Krugerrands, Gold American Eagles, and much much more!

The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, the National Numismatic Collection (NNC) offers nearly 1.6 million monetary items to admire. The museum has rarities like the 1840 $20 Gold Double Eagle and the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel. There are other historical items like paper money, ancient coins, and printing plates.

Although R & J does not have such exquisite beauties all the time, we may have just what you’re missing in your collection to build upon your “foundation.”

How to Start High-End Watch Collecting

Do you want to start high-end watch collecting but don’t know where to begin?

We will teach you how to get started with high-end watch collecting. In order to start your collection, you need the right tools for the job.

One of those tools is a Rolex watch! A used Rolex is a great place to start and will depend on your budget. 

Did you know a Rolex can have different karats of gold, highly influencing the price year over year?

Not only are they some of the most expensive watches, but they are also one of the most beautiful timepieces ever created.

If you’re in San Jose CA and want to pick up a pre-worn Rolex, visit our store or give us a call to get your collection started.

When choosing your first fine watch to start your collection, a pre-owned watch with paperwork and developing a relationship with a watch professional is crucial to having a great start. By building a relationship with a watch expert or two, you will always be safe when authenticated a new timepiece you are adding to the collection. 

There are always deals to be had, but if it seems too good to be true, most times your instinct is right. 

Upgrading your collection and changing out a pre-owned Fine-Watch? 

When collecting it is a great idea to own several watches and use these to trade when increasing the value of your watch. 

Maybe even have a replica or two in your collection, to really understand the difference between an authentic fine watch and a replica. The difference is substantial and we are happy to show you at our store in San Jose

Next, keeping the watches in working condition is key to keeping your collection at top value. 

Finally, having your hands on several brands will help you identify the types you will like to collect based on rarity, finish and appeal. 

Follow us and stay tuned for a future article, where I walk you through how I started to collect watches and become the passionate expert in San Jose, and one of the top fine watch buyers in California