Rolex watches are a phenomenon. An enigma. They have included a certain charm over many years, and managed to offer a luxurious experience to many men and women around the world. In fact, Rolex, as a brand, is not even that obvious. Despite being the main sponsor for many events and teams, you hardly ever see Rolex wearing people flash their watches around, or make them look prominent.
Of course, there are criticisms about them being used by snobs, the 1%, rich, or just being boring. However, looking at their history, they have been a major part of the watch innovations.
- They own over 1000 patents
- They introduced the world’s first waterproof watch
- They created the first watch with the automatically changing date
- The first watch to show two time zones
We take these things for granted now, but we have Rolex to thank them for.
It is like being part of a club. An exclusive club. An expensive club.
Of course, if you really want to own one, there are options such as buying a pre-owned Rolex. A lot of such services exist, and they all have their pros and cons. It is a bit like buying anything second hand really. There is the doubt, there is the uncertainty, and most of all, there is the fact that you are buying something, no matter how good it was, that has been pre-owned, and belonged to somebody else.
While the last element of the doubt cannot be dealt with, and is a personal feeling, the quality and authenticity of the product you acquire can be fixed by heading to some of the more reputable outlets out there. As an example, I had a good look around the Swiss-Wrist.com website. They offer 5-day money back warranties, life time guarantee about the authenticity of your watch, 15 day exchange service, and throw in a certificate just for the peace of mind. They also offer a wide variety of pre-owned Rolex watches, from men’s to women’s, from sports to the Rolex President Day Date series.