Buying Rolex watches is hard. The cost of the official ones, like those from the Rolex watch company or replica old models, makes it tough to get on with a new one every month and not look like you’re trying too hard. But that’s where Used Rolex watches come in! If you can’t afford to buy a new Rolex every month, they are easily accessible online and at local flea markets. I’m going to list several websites and events where you can find them for much more affordable prices than what is available at any other store. Buying a Used Rolex will let you enjoy this gentleman’s accessory without breaking the bank.
What is Rolex?
Rolex is a brand of watches, established in 1917 by Hans Wilsdorf. They gained popularity over the years and stock holders like Henry Graves and Paul Newman were clients. Prices of Rolex models also go up as they become more popular.
There are several milities of Rolex watches today:
Swiss Made: These are made in Switzerland by the Rolex company directly. There are two types of these watches: those that are manual-wind and those that are automatic-wind. Many collector’s insist on a manual-wind watch when looking for vintage ones but automatic ones tend to be very accurate even to this day (especially compared to other luxury brands).
Significance of Used Rolex:
Rolex watches are known for their accuracy and durability, not to mention the style. But why not buy a used one instead of shelling out thousands of dollars for a new one? There are several reasons you should buy a Used Rolex:
- A Used Rolex will look and work like any other new one.
- The more popular models hold their value extremely well as they become more rare and sought after by collectors.
- You can save a lot of money by buying a preowned Rolex watch in great condition than buying an authentic new one.
Rolex Watches For Sale:
There are several things to consider when looking for preowned Rolexes. First, you have to know what model(s) you want. Do they have the features you want? Do they come in the color you want? Second, you have to know the price of a new one. I recommend asking your local Rolex retailer if they know how much their models are going for. This can help you get a better idea of how much more expensive used ones are when compared to the retail price.
EBay: eBay is by far the best place to shop for Used Rolex watches. It’s updated daily with several new listings and has hundreds of thousands of watches for sale from all over the world. You can also see what they are going for and compare prices between sellers.
Craigslist: Craigslist is also a great place to find Used Rolex watches. You can find several brands of watches such as Breitling, Omega, Panerai, and much more.
Local Flea Markets: Some local flea markets or antique shops might have Rolex watches for sale. They can be anywhere from a few dollars (for a Hamilton) to several hundred dollars for an older Rolex model (like the one pictured above).
Searching For Used Rolex Watches:
After you have decided which model you want, search for it on eBay and enter some keywords like “used” or “vintage” etc. If you want to search for particularly old models, use words like “antique” or “vintage” in your search and you should get a result. Most of the Used Rolex watches will come with the box and papers (the stuff that came with it when it was originally new).
Buying a Used Rolex watch is the best way to get a great deal on an amazing watch. It will look, feel, and work just as well as a new one and you will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars. The only thing that matters is that you get a good quality watch from a reputable seller. Some stores are able to authenticate the watches for a fee but that isn’t necessary if it is in great condition and you can tell it’s real based on its features (16 diamonds in the bezel, 31 jewels, Oyster bracelet etc.).