Here are 5 things you should consider while Buying your Rolex
1. Consider the occasion
Are you looking for versatility in one watch, or the right watch for the right occasion? “For business casual to casual, any Rolex is appropriate, but for black tie you must go with a Submariner, or even a Yachtmaster or Skydweller.
2. It’s about personal style
“Many assume that owning a Rolex is just a status symbol, but it’s not just about being able to flash your Rolex; it’s about the individual enjoyment of a real work of art. Once you pick the perfect Rolex, it becomes like an extension of you.” “It’s not necessarily about price or materials – it’s about image.” This is why it’s important to take your time doing research about the variety of designs and functionality offered by Rolex timepieces.
For women, the world of options is even larger. For a different take on watch size and design, many women are choosing men’s watches. “If you’ve been wearing Michael Kors and you’re ready to upgrade to a luxury watch, you might want to consider a Submariner or Daytona instead of a ladies’ Datejust.”
3. Learn about the care that goes into maintaining your Rolex
“Rolex watches are well-made, but you want to treat them like any other precious object.” You should service your Rolex at least once every four years. “It’s a kin to servicing a car — the internal workings are basically like an engine, but because most are self-winding, at least you never need to replace the battery.”
4. Look for value
Buying a secondhand Rolex can provide a strong value. “We got in a rose gold Skydweller with an oyster clasp and a chocolate leather strap,” says Smith. “Whoever bought it got an amazing deal. If someone buys a watch from The RealReal, as long as it’s maintained, it will always hold its value. It may even be worth more over time.”
In addition to value, choosing a second-hand timepiece can be a matter of style. While some people are perfectly comfortable wearing a popular newer style, “Vintage watches, like the Rolex GMT, are a rare opportunity to buy something you won’t see on everyone else’s wrist,”.
5. Authenticity is key
“Rolex is one of the most popular name in luxury timepieces because everyone knows what it is. For this reason, Rolex is also one of the most faked, replicated, and modified brands out there,” Smith cautions. “The majority of replicas are easy to spot, but there are some ‘super replicas.’ There is very little variance in Rolex’s designs — they always make a perfect product. So if anything seems off or askew, there’s reason for concern. Some things I look at are the font, the general spacing of the printing, the weight of the timepiece and the kind of movement.”