Buying Preowned Bell & Ross Watches
A newer entry into the luxury watch game, Bell & Ross has quickly made a name for itself. Buying preowned luxury watches can be repetitive, however Bell & Ross has aimed to fix the monotony. They are not the first square wristwatch (their first watches weren’t even square), and they won’t be the last, but their design is instantly recognized.
Bell & Ross is another French brand making Swiss timepieces. There is a reason brands from other countries set up shop in Switzerland. It is a heritage that spans hundreds of years, and the best watchmaking comes from this tiny little Alpine nation. Setting up shop in Switzerland has helped Bell & Ross rise through the ranks fairly quick, being only 29 years old.
Buying a preowned Bell & Ross is always a good idea. You can get a quality Swiss timepiece and save a premium. Originally working with the German company Sinn, Bell & Ross had to switch gears ten years into their existence when Chanel purchased a minority stake in the company. This proved to be quite a successful undertaking as we were introduced to the classic style we all know and love today.
The Bell & Ross company is inspired by aviation and pilots. This is evidenced in the classic circle in square designs which look just like the in dash clocks of any fighter jet. Pilots need their instruments to be easy to read, which is a staple of the classic Bell & Ross design. When you purchase a preowned square shaped Bell & Ross, it’s just like looking at a jet dashboard. Easily legible, large dial, and high contrast, all makes for an easy to read timepiece. If you need more reasons to buy a preowned Bell & Ross, here is a list:
- Durable Design
- Simple Aesthetics
- High End Options
When Bell & Ross started making watches, they were heavily inspired by the military, in fact they are an official supplier to French Armed Forces. Military personnel are hard on their equipment, it’s natural that durability is important to them. Bell & Ross uses strong steels and ceramics. This allows their pieces to withstand harsh environments. If you buy one of these preowned Bell & Ross, you will have a solid daily wear piece that you don’t have to be overly careful with. You aren’t going to destroy it by banging one on a door frame when entering you place of work. On a hike through the woods? A Bell & Ross can handle it as this is common terrain encountered by the military elite.
The movements are also tried and true. Bell & Ross didn’t try to reinvent the wheel. They are using the tried and true Swiss movements from Sellita. It is often seen as cheaping out, but there is good reason to use the movements. They have been around for a long time, and they don’t break. If something does happen to the watch, however, there are hundreds of watchmakers qualified to fix the watches. A common phrase is “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” and they didn’t try to fix anything.
One of the requirements for the military is instruments have to be easy to read. A soldier has to be able to read the time or other information quickly and without fail. This is one of the reasons Bell & Ross has become so popular. There is the obvious military shape, but there is one characteristic that is often overlooked. Bell & Ross almost exclusively uses matte surfaces for their dial and cases. This reduces light reflections. When you combine that with large contrasting numbers and indices, you have a watch that is easily legible in almost any circumstance.
It’s not just the standard Bell & Ross that utilizes easy to read dials, even their more complex offerings come easy to read. Just look at the special edition CLIMB. It uses a variometer style gauge for the power reserve, maintaining the aviation elements and adding an easy to read bright yellow on black compilation. It maintains easy to read indices and the matte surface offers high contrast.
Another such entry from Bell & Ross is the Heading Indicator. Once you learn how to read it, the white and bright yellow make for an exceptionally easy to read dial. It truly does look like a real life Directional Gyro with the bright yellow plane image on the crystal.
This is a design standard of Bell & Ross and makes purchasing a preowned watch an excellent purchase.
High End Options
Yes Bell & Ross is most known for their simple, classic instrument series. Bell & Ross does not however stop there. As with most well know brands, Bell & Ross has experimental and ultra limited watches as well. For starters, just look at the X1. This includes the almost $200,000 X1 Tourbillon. The watch combines a skeletonized dial, with a flying tourbillon. The bright yellow returns for the best legibility and the chronograph contains larger than average dials with bright yellow hands. It is high horology for the modern age.
If this isn’t your style, take a step back a few years. Bell & Ross became just one of a handful of watchmakers to utilize a full sapphire case. This X1 Flying Tourbillon Sapphire is a half million dollar statement. The clear case shows off some amazing detail. The dials are kept as simple as possible, since due to aesthetic reasons, the dials are as contrasting as the normal offerings. This helps maintain the easy reading nature we have come to know from Bell & Ross. Some of these high end options are going to be out of reach for you, the Sapphire X1 has only 5 pieces available, but buying a preowned high end Bell & Ross is quite rewarding.
The things you need to look for when buying pre-owned Bell & Ross watches
Buying anything used should require some research because you are not buying a used toy for your kids, but a luxury watch that costs several thousands of dollars.
If you are a person who likes to be in control and likes to research the watches you are planning to buy, your main focus should be to know who the sellers are.
By choosing the right sellers, you will find out if the Bell & Ross watch is the right one. In case you are not familiar with how to vet trusted sellers, you should read this blog post.
Trusted sellers care more about their reputation than money, hence a good seller will provide you an accurate watch description and also will be able to answer all your questions.
If you like to sit and relax, you can always have other watch dealers look for your watch. The downside is that the watch will be a bit more expensive, but you don’t have to take the risk of buying a counterfeit watch.
How can you find Bell & Ross watches for sale?
Finding the right omega watch for sale requires a lot of work unless you know what you are looking for. Value Your Watch also offers great Bell & Ross watches for sale,
Always remember, it always comes down to who the seller is. Sometimes the watch deal seems too good to be true.You don’t want to risk purchasing a Bell & Ross watch from a dishonest person who can potentially scam you.
You might look at different marketplaces and realize that a watch is priced well, but you will need to pay fees such as sales tax, which are charged even if you are purchasing the watch from individual sellers.
Seller: Andres Ocampo Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross Chronograph BR 03-94
You’re looking at a STUNNING Bell & Ross BR 03-94. This piece is in “like new” condition and comes as a watch only deal. This particular model is sized at 42mm and currently fitted on its OEM rubber strap.
Please read the details below and carefully inspect the professional-grade photos as what you see is exactly what you’ll get.
Condition: This watch is like new. No scratches, scuffs or damage on the band or case.
Includes: This is a watch ONLY listing.
Price is $2299 – This includes FedEx Express fully insured shipping within the CONUSA. Payment accepted is bank wire, Zelle, and PayPal Friends&Family (G&S +3% with references)
Happy to provide plenty of references!SKU: n/a
Seller: J. Wesley Watches Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross BR03-92-S PHANTOM
The Bell and Ross BR03-92-S “PHANTOM” is BALLER. Such a wicked statement piece and would be great in your collection. The rubber strap is crazy comfy but it also comes with the nato band if that’s your style too. This is a great chance to have a wonderful example of this unique watch. Comes with the Outer/Inner Box, Tools, Nylon and Rubber Strap, and Instruction papers. The PVD is good condition with only a few marks.
Reference number – BR03-92-S
Model – BR03-92-S
Movement – SW300
Case Material – Stainless Steel
Bezel Material – Stainless Steel
Condition – Good 9/10
Scope of delivery – Inner/Outer Box, Instruction Manual, Tools, Nylon and Rubber strap
Gender – Unisex
Case diameter – 42mm
Water-resistance – 100m/300ft
Power reserve – 42hr
Crystal – Sapphire Crystal
Dial – Black
Location – OhioSKU: n/a
Seller: Watch Depot Co. Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross BR03-92 Black Steel
In 1992, Bell & Ross was formed as a collaboration between two university friends. They shared a vision of producing not only durable but high functioning timepieces. Their inspiration is drawn from not only their love of aviation nut also military and technological advances. The BR-03 takes its que from the circle and square aesthetics of the clocks in airplane cockpits. It wears comfortably on the wrist and is a perfect accompaniment for business meeting or dinners out. With the interchangeable straps and 100m water resistance the multipurpose piece is one companion that you can truly take anywhere.
This piece comes complete with Outer box, Inner Box, Manual, Warranty card, Two original B&R rubber straps, one original B&R heavy duty canvas strap, both tool and both allen wrench and flat head screw attachments.
All information provided is with the intent to be 100% transparent if you do not understand the description please feel free to ask questions. Please pay attention to the pictures as I feel they are very representative of the condition. Please excuse any lint on the crystal. The watch is functioning as it should with no mechanical issues.SKU: n/a
Seller: Luxury Watch Investments Bell & Ross Watches
This striking preowned Bell & Ross Marine Automatic BR02 Pink Gold. This unique piece is made with a PVD coated stainless steel case, with brushed 18k rose gold rimming around the dial. Several of the accents, including the crown and strap buckle, are also made with 18k rose gold. This piece also features an internal rotating dial. This was designed for diving and withstands immense pressure, and the design shows this. The case itself is a comfortable 44mm, but the structure adds a surprising, yet pleasant amount of weight. This timepiece is built like a tank and presents itself with absolute style.
This piece comes as a full set, with a sturdy pelican case lined with foam, the original booklet and warranty card, spring bar tool, one extra canvas strap. This piece is in good condition, 9.0/10. The gold on the face has a minimal surface scratch around the 8 o’clock position, and a super small dent on the edge of the SS case along one edge. The rest of the watch is in great condition. The crystal is immaculate, and the rest of the piece shows minimal wear. The current rubber strap shows little to no wear, and the canvas strap is like new. Please review all photos as they are representative of the condition. Also, please disregard and dust that may be visible in the photos.
• Bell & Ross Marine Automatic BR-02 Pink Gold Foam lined pelican case.
• Original booklet and warranty card included.
• One canvas extra strap like new.
• Spring bar tool.
WIRE PAYMETS ONLY!!!
PAYPAL (only if I know you personally)
If you are local to DC/VA/MD area we can meet in person at my local bank or at a local police station.
DM us on IG @ Luxury_Watch_Investments or email Alex.firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a private collector and will consider reasonable offers not a watch dealer. Watch will be shipped and fully insured within the 24hrs of payment via Fed Ex. Thank you for your consideration!SKU: n/a
Seller: Thomas Luxury Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross BR 03-51 GMT Titanium Carbon Fiber Dial 42mm-42%Seller: Thomas Luxury Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross BR 03-51 GMT Titanium Carbon Fiber Dial 42mm
Bell & Ross BR 03-51 GMT Titanium Carbon Fiber 42mm. Condition is “Pre-owned”.
Rugged, eye-catching Bell & Ross Aviation GMT Carbon Fiber & Titanium watch. Watch was fully serviced. Dial has excellent lume. Two bands are included, including the original rubber and nylon straps. Nylon strap still has protective plastic around buckle. Original tang buckle comes with this model along with both original boxes, manual, and warranty card. Boxes show signs of wear.
It has a strikingly large, square shape, with a carbon fiber face that catches the eye. It sits thin on the wrist, while commanding a large presence.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to ask for references.
WUS Familyman310 for reference purposes.
Bell & Ross Aviation GMT Carbon Fiber Dial
Brand: Bell & Ross
Model: BR03-51 GMT
Power Reserve: 40 Hours
Case Size: 42mm
Case Thickness: 11mm
Case Material: Satin Brushed Titanium
Bezel: Fixed Titanium
Sub Dials: GMT (2nd Time Zone)
Water Resistance: 100 m / 300 f
Calendar: Date FunctionSKU: n/a
Seller: Gene’s Luxury Watches Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross Aviation BR 03-92 Steel
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Steel Wrist watch for Men. Condition is “Pre-owned” & in excellent condition with very little signs of wear. This timepiece comes with original box, papers and card from Bell & Ross. All pictures are of this exact time peice. This item also comes with two additional Bell and Ross straps. Please contact me with any questions.SKU: n/a
Seller: Topwatch Bell & Ross Watches
Bell And Ross – Aviation – BR01-93-GMT
Brand : Bell And Ross
Series : Aviation
Model Name : Bell And Ross (BR01-93-GMT)
Model Number : BR01-93-GMT
Style : Male
Model year : 2015 with box and paperwork
Movement : Automatic
Case material : Steel
Case size : 46mm
Dial type : Black
Water resistance : None
Functions : GMT, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Strap material : Brown – Leather
Stainless steel case with a brown leather strap. Fixed black ion-plated bezel. Black dial with luminous hands and stick hour markers. Arabic numerals mark the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. Minute markers. 24 hour markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. Automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Solid case back. Case diameter: 46 mm. Case thickness: 10.5 mm. Square case shape. Band width: 37 mm. Band length: 8.25 inches. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters/ 330 feet. Functions: GMT, date, hour, minute, second.
Black PVD has some signs of wear on it.
This timepiece has undergone a thorough inspection of water resistance, accuracy, functionality and condition to determine the level of reconditioning required to meet our strict standards. It has also been referenced against technical documents and manufacturer records where available to ensure authenticity and a clean history.
Contact us on email@example.com or direct message on +27843981930 whatsapp for more information.SKU: W-2640
Seller: Royal Pacific Timepieces Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diver Bronze
Reference #: BR 03-92 D-LU-BR/SCA
Limited #89 of 250
For sale is a near mint condition 42mm bronze Bell & Ross BR03 Diver.
The watch is a limited edition of 250 pieces, was originally purchased in late August of 2020 and has manufacture warranty through August 2022.
The set comes with complete box and papers, including inner Pelican case, manual, warranty card, strap changing tools.
Straps: 4 straps
1- Unused OEM black nylon with Velcro strap.
2- OEM navy blue calfskin leather strap that is appears like new, and has the OEM bronze tang buckle.
3- OEM brown calfskin leather strap. Worn and distressed around the area that fit my wrist.
4- Custom dark blue / gold yellow strap. Never worn.
Details: The Diver has a navy blue dial with Super-LumiNova filled hands and hour markers, with a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. The calibre BR-CAL.302 inside this watch has a power reserve of 38 hours.
Crystal is in perfect shape. No scratches.
Case is perfect and has no dings or knicks. Has very early signs of patina. Up to you if you want maintain in shiny state or allow more patina to develop.
I am an Insurance agent with two brick & mortar offices in Southern California. Easily googable. I can share my LinkedIn upon request. Also available for phone or text… in fact I usually insist on it. Like to get to know who I’m doing business with. Ask for my cell #.SKU: n/a
Seller: Andy Couey Bell & Ross Watches
Bell and Ross BR03-92
This is a brand new still in the box in plastic, with the tags on it. Why buy it used when you can get it BRAND NEW for the used price!
Matte Black Ceramic Case
Black Rubber Strap
Green Canvas Strap
Military Green Face
Tools for Changing Straps
Case for Storage
Complete Set, all books and warranty cards included.
I have a few other used, and a few other Brand New watches available as well, so options for anyone looking to upgrade!SKU: n/a
Seller: Watches Comics and Coins Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross Space 3 GMT-24H – Chronograph, Titanium Band-13%Seller: Watches Comics and Coins Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross Space 3 GMT-24H – Chronograph, Titanium Band
Very Rare Watch – Bell & Ross Space 3 GMT-24H
Chronograph, Titanium Band, model BRV3-24s
Bell & Ross Space 3 GMT-24H in titanium. Auto w/ sub-seconds and chronograph. With box. Ref 324. Fine Pre-owned Bell & Ross Watch.SKU: n/a
Seller: Watchmotiveone Bell & Ross Watches
Bell&Ross BR V1-92 Military 38.5 mm Stainless Steel Case
Stunning example of the Bell & Ross military design. This watch has a 38.5 mm Stainless Steel Case with a Black Dial and the date located between 4 and 5 O’Clock. The hands and hour markers are silver and luminescent. The movement is the Bell & Ross BR-CAL.302 Automatic Movement with 38 hour power reserve. This watch is water resistant to 100 m. This is a beautiful example of the Bell & Ross Vintage Military Series that will make a fine dress watch.
Purchased new in May of 2020 with full 24 month manufacturer warranty with is good until May 2022. This timepiece was worn very little and is in pristine condition. You can buy this watch for hundreds of dollars less than at the dealer and still have full warranty.
Please contact me if you have any questions or if you need any additional pictures of this watch. References provided upon request.
Contact me on IG or FB: @watchmotiveoneSKU: KFWM052220BRV192