When it comes to purchasing a branded watch, Rolex has the most customers. There is no hesitation that Rolex is the most demand branded watch (those who desire it) and the greatest circulation of goods, but the buying price value greatly depending on the condition. This time, we’d like to discuss various aspects of evaluation, such as “Where does the price originate from?” for Rolex (apart from the authenticity judgement).
First and foremost is the damage, with or without damage and the level of damage.
Firstly, we tend to consider it as “usability: a little damage” as it is almost whole metal product known as overall usability. Let’s see how damage it was from the bracelet to the body parts.
Damage could be done at anytime and anywhere as they happened naturally due to daily use and small enough. However, it will affect the value greatly when the level is reached such as dent made by hitting hard objects. In addition, a part that we rarely notice is the windshield (the clear section that covers the dial). Mainly when it hits at the edge, and it could be a minus points if there are damage there.
Besides the damage, another points that need to be consider is level of frequency of the bracelet use that is visible and easy to make assessment. the breakage (loosen) can happen if you wear it for a very long time and will create a big gap between the bracelets. The value will affect as it will not stand even if we lay it sideways.
Check points for small parts.
Things that will consider during the assessment time since Rolex watch are precision machines such the condition and movement of small parts.
○How smooth is the movement of the side crown and push button?We will check according to the model, if the watches can operate properly and more importantly is if there are any incompatibility, jamming or wobbling. The focus will be on the crown parts whereas the condition can change easily because it is operated daily.
○Monitor the BezelThe part is around the dial. The case of the model with a rotating bezel, try to turn it in order to check whether it is rotating properly or not.
○Using the designated gadget measure the accuracyUsing the designated gadget, we will check the accuracy of the inside movement to review its condition. After the assessment, it will overhauled and will consider accordingly. (In some cases, even if you says it verbally, we cannot take into consideration without a certificate.)