Watches of Wales: Facts and Tips When Shopping Pre-Owned Rolex Watches
It is natural for any consumer to be suspicious if there is a good deal, but not all great deals are phony. When it comes to shopping pre-owned watches, the deals that are too good to be true mostly fake. Of course, there are many genuine sellers out there and head-turning deals and offers. In this article, allow us to share with you some helpful tips.
For every authentic Rolex watch, there is always an assigned serial number and case reference number listed on the papers that came with the watch. If ever the original paperwork is missing, you can inspect the watch case with the use of a magnifying glass and check the serial numbers found deeply engraved between the lugs. Verify the details with Rolex by giving them the serial and case reference numbers to determine if the watch is authentic. When checking for the serial number of a Rolex watch, it is usually between six to seven digit set of numbers, starting with a letter. The letter shows the year the Rolex authentic watch was made. For instance, a D serial would indicate that the watch was made in 2005. Rolex began to randomize the order of serial numbers after 2010, and they are now engraved in the inner bezel found at 6:00 dial.
It is important to check the tiny logo of Rolex to verify authenticity which appears at the 6 o’clock position near the face of the Rolex watch. Find images on the website of Rolex to magnify the fine details and compare it with the logo. Inspect all parts and check for any inferior part or poor workmanship. Rough backings and translucent engraves are indicative of fake watches. Others include cracked rubber seals, tarnishes pins, missing o-rings, shoddy clasps, and mismatched colors. While the Rolex watch is ticking, watch and listen to the Rolex watch. Rolex watches have effortless hand movements and they should run quietly. When buying a pre-owned Rolex watch, you have to check the documentation to ensure it is genuine, having a full body description and warranty.
A “perfect like new condition” description means that the pre-owned Rolex watch looks as it did the day it was originally purchased. The timepiece is still in pristine condition mechanically and cosmetically. It is important to obtain the right measurement of a watch with the use a soft measuring tape or you can wrap a piece of string or ribbon around your wrist and measure it against a ruler. Watches of Wales has a great collection of pre-owned or second-hand watches, find out more here.