How To Define Your Watch Condition Grades [Watch Comparison]

Our sellers at timezone365.com are urged to describe the watches to the best of their knowledge and belief. The following classification for describing the condition of a watch was developed by us in order to provide you with an estimate of the watch’s condition.

It should be noted that the classification, however, serves only as a guide as the estimation of the condition of a watch is always subjective. Therefore, it is possible that buyer and seller may have different views of the condition of a specific watch.

We recommend that you take a very close look at the pictures posted by the seller, particularly for watches in the categories 1-3, in order to avoid disappointment due to unexpected defects. If you are very interested in a watch for which an insufficient number of pictures have been posted, we recommend asking the seller for more pictures.


0 (unworn)

  • Brand-new or new from old warehouse stock
  • New items from old warehouse stock may show slight traces of storage

1 (mint)

  • No or very few signs of use
  • Glass, hands, dial and case in very good condition
  • Movement in very good condition
  • Movement serviced to an adequate extent
  • May have been polished

2 (fine)

  • Slight or visible signs of use and scratches
  • Glass, hands, dial and case in good condition
  • No large dents. No hair-line cracks.
  • Repairs carried out using original parts only
  • Movement in good condition, possibly serviced
  • May have been polished

3 (fair)

  • Visible signs of use on the case and/or dial
  • Glass may have been replaced
  • Small dents
  • Fully functional
  • May have been polished
  • May contain non-original spare parts
  • Movement may require servicing

4 (poor)

  • Heavy signs of use
  • Case severely dented or scratched
  • Dial, hands and/or glass need replacing
  • May not be fully functional
  • May have been polished
  • May contain non-original spare parts

5 (scrap)

  • Case, movement, dial or hands missing
  • Suitable only for retrieval of spare parts
  • Not functional
  • May contain non-original spare parts
About timezone365 information

timezone365™ is the global destination for both luxury pre-owned/new timepieces, offering an expertly curated larger inventory of luxury pre-owned/new watches for sale. Our website gather seller and buyer to connect with each other on a one-on-one basis and with passion. We provide to best place for personalized client services, educational opportunities and astute editorial content.

People who love luxury watches inspire us as much as precious timepieces. That’s why sellers and buyers of luxury watches have our undivided attention.With the timezone365 operates under the premise that time is your greatest luxury, and pricing transparency is paramount to establish trust. Our seller are some of the most passionate watch enthusiasts in the business, maintaining a level of knowledge regarding the history, nuances of current collections and pulse of the secondary marketplace to welcome you to our website, lend expert council and keep you captivated.

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