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Carousell HK partners with Ken’s Watches to launch second-hand verification service

Following a partnership with second-hand luxury handbags retailer Milan Station last year, online classified marketplace Carousell Hong Kong has teamed up with second-hand luxury watch retailer Ken’s Watches to expand into the pre-owned luxury watch market.

Under the partnership, Ken’s Watches will act as the official watch verification partner for Carousell to help its users authenticate selected luxury timepieces, in a bid to deliver a more trusted buying and selling experience to users.

“As Carousell Hong Kong turns three this month we continue to see growth in the company and in Carousellers. You can find high-value items being transacted in the marketplace, including more and more luxury goods – luxury watches being one of them,” said Brian Sze, general manager at Carousell Hong Kong. 

The watch category has proven to be incredibly popular on Carousell. In the past 6 months, Carousell has recorded over 1,000,000 monthly views and over 60,000 transactions on luxury timepieces.

For the top five most searched luxury watch brands on Carousell, Rolex has the highest number of listings, views and transactions, followed by Seiko, Tudor, Omega, and Panerai. At the initial phase of the partnership, Rolex timepieces purchased on Carousell will be offered free verification services from Ken’s Watches. 

Ken’s Watches has also launched a dedicated account on Carousell offering a wide selection of brand new as well as pre-owned luxury watches on its classifieds marketplace. 

“Hong Kong is the largest watch market in the world and we are seeing huge growth in the pre-loved watch segment. Together with Carousell we are offering more options for growing watch lovers and collectors in Hong Kong. Now with our verification service, Carousellers can buy and sell timepieces with the utmost integrity,” said Kenneth Or, founder of Ken’s Watches.

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