So many people do this…
They get a wrist watch as a gift (Christmas, birthday, anniversary, graduation…), and they try it on. wear it. test drive it…
Even if they don’t like it.
They feel “obligated” to wear it for a day or two. After all, it was a gift. They don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Finally they tell the person they don’t like it and want to return it or exchange it.
No problem, right?
For when they try to return the watch, they see that they have voided the return policy.
Because the brand new watch now has small scratches on it. Scrapes on the clasp. Slight wear and tear that now makes this watch “used“.
In other words; impossible to resell.
And trust me, there is no way to wear a watch without scratching it. For the first time you put your arm down or rub up against something, the metal gets scuffed.
Which means, you CAN’T RETURN IT!
You are now stuck with a watch you don’t like.
But it’s the truth.
If you think you may not like the watch. Or think you may want something else… Don’t wear it.
Sure you can take the watch out of the box (carefully) and lay it on your wrist to see what it looks like…
But don’t wear it (flopping around because it’s too big) for the entire weekend before you decide “IT’S NOT ME“…
For the only way a jeweler can resell a watch as new, is if the watch is new.
If you scan any jeweler’s return policies, you’ll see they are very clear and very specific about the condition of the watch…
So the next time you get a watch as a present…
Do you really like it?
Decide if you are truly in love with the watch before you scratch it up…
Or you’ll be hearing:
“NO! You can’t return it.”
And that’s something that you’ll just have to live with.
Sad, but true.