Watch Condition Grading Scale
WATCH CONDITION GRADING SCALE
Watch Condition Rating Guidelines
This condition applies to a watch that has never been worn. All of the original factory boxes, papers, links, tags, and documentation should be included. The dial and hands are new and flawless, the crystal has no scratches and there should be no alterations from the factory delivered condition and any protective factory plastic film should be in place.
Condition 2: Excellent / Near Mint
A watch in this condition will show little to no evidence of use visible to the naked eye. Factory stickers may have been removed. The case should exhibit no dents or dings and the bracelet should show little, if any evidence, of wear. The watch is working perfectly, keeping time according to manufacturers specification and needs no mechanical service. Crystal has no scratches and dial and hands are flawless. The watch may be missing box, papers, links and other accessories.
Condition 3: Good / Moderate Wear
A watch in this condition shows normal wear by a careful owner. Some scratches are evident to the naked eye, but no significant nicks or dings which will require laser (no additional material needed). Dial shows limited aging spots / wear and all dial pieces are intact. In some instances, the dial may have been refinished. The watch presents well, but may be missing a few accessories such as links, box or papers. Crystal may have a minor nick or scratch NOT around the edge. The watch is working very well, keeping time according to manufacturers specification and needs no mechanical service. Refer to the Comments section and Seller notes in the Certification Report for more details.
Condition 4: Fair / Heavy Wear
A watch in this condition will show no fundamentally incorrect features, but one that has been enjoyed extensively. Dial may need refinishing, may have no more than one loose marker and the case will show dings, nicks, or deep scratches and may require laser (additional material). The crystal may need to be replaced. The watch may be missing a few accessories such as links, box and papers. The watch is running and wearable, but may gain or lose a few minutes over a twenty-four hour period and service may be required. Refer to the Comments section and Seller notes in the Certification Report for more details.
Condition 5: Salvage
This condition applies to a watch that is well used and may require service or restoration to be wearable. The movement may be running erratically. The dial, case, and other major components may not be original. The watch may be missing a few accessories such as links, box and papers. Refer to the Comments section and Seller notes in the Certification Report for more details. WatchFacts® Warranty does not cover items receiving these scores.
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