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5 Tips to Employ When You Want to Purchase a Pre-Owned Rolex

One of your goals has been to become the proud owner of a Rolex watch. In fact, you have your heart set on a Rolex Datejust 41 as something to wear for special occasions and occasionally for ones that are more mundane. Before you buy anything, it pays to ensure that what you get is worth the expense. Here are some tips that will help you settle on the right purchase.

Conduct Research on the Model That You’re Considering

You have a specific Rolex model in mind. That’s great, since you can use it as the starting point for learning all you can about that particular model. What you will learn along the way will make it all the easier to ensure you’re looking at an actual Rolex watch.

As you research, you’ll get to know more about the type of steel used in the case design, the type of movement included, and even little details about the watch face and the bracelet that you need to know. By the time you begin looking at watches, there will be a whole list of features and attributes that you will know to check.

Stick With a Reputable Seller

Knowing who you are buying from is one of the most important aspects of buying any Rolex. It’s easy to find what appear to be excellent offers, but know they may not be everything those offers claim. In fact, some of them may be anything but a real Rolex.

Your best bet is to only do business with a seller who is authorized and has a great reputation. This isn’t as difficult to do as you may think. Thanks to the Internet, finding verifiable information about authorized sellers has never been easier. As tempting as it may be to look at some other sources in hopes of coming across a good deal, stick with reputable sellers only.

Feel Free to Check For Distinctive Rolex Features

Remember all that information you learned while researching the model you want to purchase? That time and effort begins to pay off when you’re looking at what seems to be the perfect watch. Start by paying close attention to the features that make Rolex stand out from the rest. If they’re not present, keep moving.

For example, look closely at both crown etchings. One of the things you learned is that there is a larger etching that’s easy to see and a smaller one near the 6 that’s much harder to detect. If the smaller one’s not there or it’s not quite like a true Rolex crown, it’s time to look elsewhere.

Check the Box as Well as the Watch

Much of your attention is on the watch itself. Even so, don’t hesitate to ask for a look at the box as well as the authentication certificate. Simple things like the hue of the box color and the placement of the Rolex logo will help confirm you’re looking at the real deal. Some boxes also have the serial number imprinted on the interior. If it doesn’t match the serial number on the watch, something’s up.

Learn What You Can About Current Market Pricing

Since you decided to only deal with a reputable seller and everything seems to check out, you’re likely looking at truly authentic pre-owned Rolex watches right this minute. Now the issue is not whether the watches are real; it’s more about how fair the price happens to be.

You won’t find it difficult to determine if the seller’s price is at or near the current market value. There are plenty of appraisals out there that can serve as guides. In fact, the seller may have an appraisal done by a recognized expert for the very watch you’re considering. Should you find the price is close to or slightly less than the current market value, then it’s likely to be one of the best deals that you’ll find.

Purchasing a Rolex is a major event for many people. Educate yourself on what to look for and be mindful of which sellers you approach. With proper attention to detail and by choosing wisely, you will soon own something that will be a source of pride for decades to come.

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