UK consumers who purchase pre-owned luxury watches from the eBay online auction site can now authenticate their purchase via an NFC chip embedded in a certification card issued with the watch.
The NFC-enabled card allows a buyer to access information about the watch and a guarantee of authenticity showing that it has been inspected and verified by a third-party verification service prior to delivery.
âThe Guarantee of Authenticity is designed to help buyers buy with confidence,â eBay says.
“Once an eBay Authentication Partner has received the watch and any accessory materials including, but not limited to the box and papers, the partner will confirm that the item conforms to the title, description and images of the ad, âhe adds.
âProfessional authenticators check dozens of inspection points including movement, crown, bezel, dial, case, clasp / buckle, hands, end links and serial number.
“Once verified as authentic, each timepiece receives a unique authentication card with detailed information about the watch.”
The auction site initially launched its Guarantee of Authenticity program in the United States for watches priced at US $ 2,000 and above and has now rolled it out to UK buyers of watches priced at. Â£ 2,000 (US $ 2,717) and more.
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