Pawn My Watch

Date 09 Nov 2022

Don’t Sell Your Rolex or Luxury Watch,

Pawn Your Watch to Raise Cash

Owners of Rolex and other luxury timepieces may well be tempted to sell their watch for cash rather than unlock the equity at a pawn shop. This can be for a variety of reasons; for instance, it might be the quickest way to raise instant cash, perhaps as they no longer possess the box or documents and believe their greatest chance of even selling the watch is via a trade watch purchaser, at a heavily discounted trade price.

Pawning your luxury watch or Rolex with an online watch specialist pawnbroker, like, has become even more popular as owners now consider pawning their watch as the fastest, most discrete, and most flexible way to release funds.

You won't get the best deal possible if you sell your watch

It is quite doubtful that you will receive anything even close to the watch's genuine worth when you sell a Rolex to a trade watch purchaser, which is the first and arguably most obvious reason for selling the watch. Watch traders do provide some convenience, but not enough to make up for the enormous amount of money you will lose.

Obviously, the actual price you are able to get for your Rolex will depend on a number of variables, including the watch's condition and the trader’s pricing policy. However, you will nearly always only get a small portion of the watch's actual value, often as little as 20 or 30 percent.

It's crucial to realise that watch traders generate money by purchasing products from clients at incredibly low costs and then reselling them for a substantial profit. While some traders may have better prices than others, all watch traders shops rely on this fundamental business model to operate profitably.

Only deal with an expert

The fact that online pawn shops specialising in watches and luxury timepieces shows the kind of specialised understanding needed to effectively evaluate expensive watches. Ensure you talk to the valuation expert to ensure they understand the watch, including the condition it is in or the materials the timepiece is made from and of course the more subtle aspects related to the rarity, market demand and any special edition or features that are highly sought after.

Take your watch to pawnbroker to unlock the cash

In addition to buying luxury assets from customers, pawn shops also provide loans to their customers, and they will accept a Rolex or other high-value luxury watch as collateral.

At Release My Capital, we are the UK's specialist watch pawnbroker, offering on all exclusive vintage, classic, and prestige watches and collections by the best makers, including Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, and Breguet.

We pride ourselves on being fast, discrete, and flexible and provide same-day loans from £5,000 up to £2 million. No mark will be made on your credit report, and you will not need to travel. Everything can be quickly agreed upon from home. Release My Capital guarantees your privacy.

Family-run and privately owned, Release My Capital, the true UK Pawn Stars, serve a broad range of clients throughout the United Kingdom. We are personable and will always do our best to find the ideal path forward for you.

It is very simple and easy to pawn your watch with

1. Virtual appraisal & initial valuation

  • Submitting an application request, complete with photography.
  • Real-time appraisal on WhatsApp - no home visit required.
  • Takes 10 minutes maximum.
  • Receive an offer in principle the same day – subject to a physical check and final valuation.

2. Physical inspection

  • Deliver your prestige watch to one of our designated valuer vaults to enable the recorded physical inspection.
  • If preferable, allow us to collect it from you with our complimentary UPS fully insured courier service.
  • Is your watch or collection already in professional storage? For your peace of mind, it can be left in situ for the duration of your loan.

3. Final valuation

Within 24 hours of our physical inspection, we will confirm one of three possibilities:

  • Our valuation is as agreed, and your loan will be paid immediately.
  • We will issue a revised offer for your approval.
  • (Where we are unable to lend) we will be returning your watch to you.

We always take time and care to ensure we reach a fair and accurate valuation of your timepiece. We rely on a chosen network of industry specialists who will provide an expert appraisal and examination of the watch, review the pertinent information, and investigate the history of the watch, including the original purchase paperwork, service records, and, if available, private sale records.

The areas to consider, before we can pawn your watch: -

1. Maker, model, and age

For a fine watch to maintain its value, there is no set recipe. Timeless designs tend to appeal to the largest audience; hence they tend to retain their value the best.

2. Presentation and provenance

Presenting your watch in its original packaging along with the serial number, original paperwork, and receipt or record of purchase will always boost its overall value and speed up its delivery to you.

3. Condition & service history

Providing the service history will guarantee the optimal valuation since servicing helps maintain the value. We will also consider any dents, blemishes, replacement parts, and restorations.

The Release My Capital commitment, when you pawn your watch

When we promise to take care of your watch, we owe it to our clients to return your timepiece to you in pristine condition, if not better.

Whether a single timepiece or a collection, we will do 
our very best to take excellent care.

1. Delivery or collection

Our in-house specialist will conduct a thorough physical evaluation before a final price can be offered.

Two specialists will conduct the appraisal procedure simultaneously, and for openness, everything will be captured on CCTV.

We will email you a thorough, accurate appraisal document following the assessment.

2. To deliver your pricey watch to us safely, you may:

Bring your watch(s) to our designated valuer in person, or schedule a time to bring them to our London office.

Or let us pick it up from you using our free UPS courier service, which is fully insured for up to £50,000.

Your watch will be sent to you in a specialised pre-paid envelope and will be transported with full insurance.

If the estimated value of your watch is more than £50,000

We offer a fully insured "white glove" collection service for more expensive items throughout Great Britain; contact us for more information.

In Summary

By working with, to our clients receive a bespoke credit arrangement. If you're interested in learning more about watch pawn to raise funds, apply directly at or call

0333 577 3000 and speak to one of our expert loan consultants. will begin by asking about the assets you'd like to use as collateral, your timeline, and your desired loan amount.