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Guide to a preowned Rolex watch
Home Shopping Tips & Advice
By: Lisa Clark Email Article
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Rolex watch is not merely a timepiece, or a reliable, quality watch. Many Rolex owners not only identify with it, but also define themselves with it. Rolex can be bought on a whim for some, while others can hunt for a specific timepiece for months and even years. Collectors not only own Rolex watches, they cherish them, and of course flaunt them. The Rolex subculture is growing and expanding with forums and blogs. Rolex owners share and discuss countless Rolex topics from the way they walk, to what they are wearing, and even which watches to add to their collection. They are a great source of information and advice for all Rolex topics.

Purchasing and finding preowned Rolex watches
can be fun but sometimes agonizing. There are many options to choose from, from different models to different retailers. When buying a Rolex watch, the purchase should never be intended to be an investment. Even though Rolex watches do hold their prices well, buying them is not the best way to invest. When deciding on a Rolex model and size, it is best to try on several watches. They will feel different on the wrist and this will be a good guide in deciding which watch to get as far as comfort, size, and style go.

It is important to make sure that your preowned Rolex watch is not a counterfeit. The best way to be certain that you are making a good purchase is to take the watch to the appraiser. Appraisers can not only distinguish fake Rolex watches, but can also assist with the sales price. The general guide to follow in identifying a counterfeit Rolex watch is to look at several easy giveaways. First of all, the case back should never be clear and there should be a 3D hologram sticker on the back. The movement of the second hand should be smooth and not ticking. Rolex watches do not scratch easy and gold and silver will never wear off. Genuine Rolex watches are relatively heavy and the Cyclopes lens on the date should magnify by 2.5 times so the date will fill the entire Cyclopes lens. The serial number and a reference number can be found by taking the bands off.

After purchasing a preowned Rolex watch, it is important to maintain it well. This way, you can be guaranteed that it will serve for years. The basic maintenance starts with wearing the Rolex tightly on your wrist. If the Rolex watch is not worn on a regular basis, it is important to wind it at least once every three weeks. Rolex watches also should be washed every 3 weeks with warm water and mild, ammonia free soap. And just as with any other mechanical device, Rolex watches should be serviced every five years. This will maintain the viscosity of the lubricants in the movement and will help detect any worn out parts that need to be replaced. It is very similar as regularly changing oil on a car. If the oil is not changed, the car will eventually break down. New Rolex owners should be aware that when they send their watches to the Rolex Servicing Center, the watches with counterfeit or stolen parts will be confiscated. Furthermore, all aftermarket parts will be replaced with original parts. Therefore, any non-authentic Rolex parts should be taken off before sending in your watch to Rolex Servicing Center.

For most people, owning a Rolex has always been not just about a good watch, but a statement of who they are. Rolex has been marketed for extraordinary people who live impressive lives. In recent commercials, Rolex has been described by words such as precision, elegance, strength, skill, passion, performance, and adventure. Many remarkable world leaders, philanthropists, celebrities, athletes and business owners wore and wear Rolex watches. With such vast world-wide popularity, it’s not surprising to see a preowned Rolex watch in high demand. But with many different specifications and options to choose from, it’s not too difficult to find great preowned Rolex watches for any budget.

Lisa Clark is the Marketing Director at HourJewelry. HourJewelry ( is a leading online retailer of preowned Rolex watches. HourJewelry offers a comprehensive education section and social tools, providing customers with a simple shopping experience while offering savings of over half the retail price for used mens and ladies Rolex watches.

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