2. Girard-Perregaux Ferrari Chronograph, Reference 8020
Thanks to the pre-owned market, you could own this true manufacture timepiece made in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. These Girard-Perregaux Ferrari watches come in several combinations (stainless-steel bracelet, leather strap, various dial colors). I’d opt for the black-dial version with a nice leather strap.
3. Cartier Santos 100 XL
4. Linde Werdelin One
I had to search a bit for this one, but I found a pre-owned Linde Werdelin timepiece under $4,000. This company, with Danish roots and a headquarters in London, makes state-of-the-art sports watches. The Linde Werdelin One was its first step into the world of horology and I consider it to be a modern interpretation of Gérald Genta’s classic watch designs. (Photo courtesy of TotallyWorthIt.)
5. Sinn 142 D1
Admittedly, this is one you’d have to search for a bit, but I consider it to be a very interesting timepiece, perhaps even a collector’s item. This small watch manufacturer from Germany still has this reference (142) in production, but only in the Mark 2 version. The previous models – original Reference 142 – have Lemania 5100 chronograph movements. Try to get one of the special editions that Sinn made to commemorate the D1 space mission or the GSG9 (German special forces) edition. (Photo courtesy of diveluvR® blog.)
What kind of watch would you seek out in the pre-owned market if you had a budget of $4,000? Or would you never buy pre-owned? Let us know your comments.