For people who been aiming Rolex watches for a long time as their high-end watch for the first time, I think this is a good choice too. Rolex is known for their high value watch to keep as asset and a symbol of luxury watches. But you know some knowledge in order to use Rolex and to keep Rolex for a long time. There are many different Rolex watched to be chosen as a high-end watch, especially it is your first time. You may get confused or nervous when first time choosing your Rolex and many questions about Rolex that suits you the best. Thus, now is the time we will discuss about the method of choosing Rolex at the first time.
Firstly, choose the model to use
There are about three types of styles.
1. Sport style
It can be said that these three styles are royal styles.
The price of each Rolex is different and also there are high-end models, so which ever you want to choose you must make calculation of your budget. These include “Deep Sea”, “Submariner”, “Daytona” and “Yacht Master”. In addition to stainless steel, there are also some styles with 18ct gold, white gold and gemstones.
The typical standard model is the “Date” or “Datejust” Oyster Perpetual watch. This is how Rolex watches are typically made. Because the item is made of stainless steel, the price is typically fair. A model without a date is typically referred to as oyster perpetual. It depends on the size if there is a date. According to rumors, newcomers should favor the dateless model. It looks like a high-end watch because it is not only made of stainless steel but also a combination of “stainless steel + gold” and diamonds.
Gold Steel style
It looks like a high-end watch because it is not only made of stainless steel but also a combination of “stainless steel + gold” and diamonds. The price will be higher than the standard model because it is typically Datejust, which means the material is not stainless steel and can show not only the date but also the day of the week.
Determine the size of the bezel
Usually, the diameter for men is 34 to 44mm, meanwhile for women is 26mm to 28mm. Different styles have different sizes and variations, so I think it’s a good idea to narrow the choice between styles.
Pay attention to budget and asset value when making decisions
In instance for men, the budget for Explorer I and Submariner should be about $65,000, and the budget for used items should be between $35,000 and $40,000 depending on the mix of new and old items. In Japan, it can be challenging to find brand-new items from well-known brands in everyday stores. The prices at parallel import stores in this instance will be market rates.
For women, the starting price for new products of Datejust is around $57,000, and for second-hand products around $28,000. As far as second-hand goods are concerned, the uncertainty of prices depends on the status of men and women, but I think this budget must be credible and long-term use.
In addition, Rolex has been set the standard of asset, the key is
- The status can change greatly as the price of second-hand goods will not be much different from that of new goods.
- Among the sports styles, the demand for sports styles is relatively high, and the price fluctuates.
In addition, according to the material, even if the same model is used for second-hand goods, the uncertainty of the price depends on the situation of men and women, but I think this budget must be credible and used for a long time.
Stainless steel only
Stainless steel and white gold
Stainless steel and Gold, Rose Gold
The price of $7,000-$14,000 will depend on the situation, so I think this is also the focus of the decision, which also depends on whether there are diamonds on the dial and the number of diamonds.
There are other factors, such as the material of the dial, the metal or the case, the existence of the date, the use of diamonds on the bezel, and the type of band, which need to be considered.
What do you think?
“Model selection”, “Body size selection”, “Price and asset value selection” Everyone has their own preference choice, so I think you should narrow the scope first. In addition, if it is a second-hand product, it is best to judge the value of the product based on the conditions and the existence of accessories.