We have created a unique valuation tool for collectors’ watches: the WATCHFID Grade.
As an integral part of the appraisal book, the WATCHFID Grade is designed to analyse and take into account as best as possible a wide diversity of information such as the conformity and condition of the watch and its components, the rarity of certain configurations or any other specific information, such as a prestigious history.
The WATCHFID Grade is divided into 2 components, the Watch Score and the Extra Features:
- The Watch Score consists on a detailed analysis of the watch’s main constituent parts: caliber, dial, bezel, hands, case, caseback, crown, pushers, and glass. Any constituent part is analysed and scored according to three criteria (condition, conformity, and relative importance compared to the other parts and to the model being analysed); a proprietary algorithm factoring in these 3 criteria is used to calculate the Score on a scale of 10;
- The Watch Score is not sufficient to fully classify a collectors’ watch in the eyes of its owner or future buyer. We have identified a number of other factors capable of significantly impacting the overall evaluation of the object, such as positive factors (a rare and special version of a part for instance), or negative factors (important accessories missing or significant parts damaged for example); these Extra Features do not receive a score, but they represent an important way to differentiate two identical watches in the same condition but with specificities that may impact their respective values.