Bezel Condition & Diagnostic Standards

Last updated: June 6, 2023

Condition Standards

Every watch sold on Bezel is graded using our condition scale. At point of authentication, an in-house Bezel authenticator will confirm that a purchased watch matches the condition documented on the listing page. The condition scale is as follows:

  1. Unworn - The watch has not been worn since it was purchased. There may be light signs of wear due to handling.
  2. Excellent - The watch has been carefully worn. There may be light hairline and/or surface scratches in a few areas.
  3. Great - The watch has been regularly worn. It may have been may have been polished and may have a few signs of wear.
  4. Good - The watch has been noticeably worn. It may have been polished and may have more noticeable scratches and/or nicks throughout.

Diagnostic Standards

Shop for luxury watches with peace of mind knowing that Bezel’s in-house team of watchmakers test both the timing accuracy and depth resistance ratings of all watches purchased on the platform. 

Bezel guarantees all watches still covered under their original factory warranties will perform to the manufacturer’s specifications, accurately keeping time and withstanding rated depths. On all out-of-warranty watches produced after 1985, we allow for greater timing and depth resistance rating variances.

It’s important to note that watchmakers’ marketed timing accuracy and depth resistance ratings are determined at the time of initial assembly, when all of the components which make up the watch are in pristine, unused condition. Just like cars, mechanical watches require servicing to ensure top performance.