Audemars Piguet is a Swiss watch making company with a long history which was founded in 1875. The company is good at manufacturing classic watches. The timepieces are worth to collect for most collectors. They are famous for their cutting-edge designs. And there are some antique Audemars Piguet watches in the market. If you are new to watch colleting, you may not know how to tell the age of such an antique timepiece. It is important for you to know if you want to collect valuable timepieces. Here are some tips for you.
Identify the timepiece at first. And you need to do search the Audemars website beforehand. Each Audemars Piguet has its own warranty booklet and a valid booklet. The warranty booklet is filled out by the retailer while the valid booklet contains the information of the case number. Find the case number from the timepiece then check it from the website. You can also find the retailer’s stamp from the valid booklet. Never buy those sparking watches without considering these details.
In fact, you can estimate the age of an Audemars Piguet by yourself. The company defines an antique watch as a timepiece which is more than 25 years old. At this time, the website of the company helps you a lot. You can fill out a form on the website. The form may include the contents about the detailed information of the model you own. After filling the form and submitting, the Audemars experts will tell you whether it is authentic or not. And they will even tell you when it was manufactured.
You can also get some information from the case of the timepiece. Even though most people consider that it is impossible for people to tell the age of an Audemars Piguet, you can still do it with these methods. Each timepiece of the company has a sequential serial number. You can find the number from the case. The serial number starts with a letter. From the first letter of the serial number you will know whether it was manufactured in recent years or not. The letter of the number advances every five years!
The last thing you can do is to ask for advices from a watch expert. There are some experts in some watch stores. These stores sell sparkling watches with high quality. Find such a store and take the timepiece to the expert. Of course you have to pay fees for consulting an expert. Yet it is worthwhile for you to do so if the expert is professional. You can also tell the age of it from some websites. They may tell you the year of manufacture after your inputting of the serial number of the timepiece. You should also pay fees for that.
To know the age of Audemars Piguet watches is not easy if you are not familiar with them. Yet if you learn and earn some experiences, you will be an expert one day!