There are few accessories that can upgrade your level of appearance to more than one watch, and Rolex is the king among watch brands. If you’re trying to upgrade your personal brand, few items can do it better – but it does come at a high cost.
That’s why many people consider purchasing a used Rolex instead. If you’re going to purchase a Rolex, buying used can help you get all that quality for a fraction of the price.
Of course, you need to be careful when purchasing and navigating the used market. What do you need to know before making a final purchase? Read on, and we’ll walk you through what you need to know.
Watch Out For Fakes
It’s exciting to know that you can get a true Rolex watch at a cost that’s not going to break the bank. At the same time, it’s important to note that when you navigate the used market, you’re also going to be navigating a lot of sellers who do not have your best intentions in mind.
There are many fake Rolex watches out there – likely more than the real ones. It’s important to be aware of this as you start the process.
You’ll need to look high, low, and very close to ensure you’re finding a Rolex watch that you know you can trust.
Learn to look out for weight and serial numbers and understand the way a real Rolex moves, and you’ll be better positioned to do well. You can read this blog for more information on what to look for.
Are You Getting the Full Set?
When a seller tries to sell you a used Rolex, you should always make sure you’re getting the ‘full set.’ This means they’re not handing you just the watch – they are also giving you the proper Rolex box, the instruction and service booklets, and so forth.
If they are not providing these materials with the box, the Rolex should have less value, and you should have to pay less for the product.
When looking into the full set of materials, ensure that these materials match the exact Rolex that you’re about to purchase. Mismatched materials may indicate that the watch you’re about to purchase is not to trust.
If the Rolex you’re interested in purchasing is from the 1980s or before, it is likely much more difficult to get a full set. Many years ago, most people did not bother to hold onto these materials and sometimes even left them at the store when purchasing.
When Buying a Used Rolex…
A new Rolex might be too much for you to afford, but purchasing a used Rolex can open up the possibilities for yourself.
However, if you’re going to go through this process, there’s a lot you’ll need to keep in mind. The above information can help.
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