Watches of Wales: What You Need to Know When Purchasing Pre-Owned Rolex Watches
Not all incredible deals are malicious, though it is human nature to become suspicious because of a great deal. When it comes to shopping pre-owned watches, the deals that are too good to be true mostly fake. It is important to know and understand the way of authenticating genuine pre-owned Rolex watches because there are many head-turning deals and offers, as well as many genuine sellers out there. In this article, allow us to share with you some helpful tips.
Each genuine Rolex watch has an assigned serial number, and this is listed on the papers that came with the watch, together with the case reference number. You can check the serial number deeply engraved between the lugs using a magnifying lens if the original paperwork is missing, and you can even read the serial and model numbers on the other parts of the watch depending on the year that watch was made. Verify the details with Rolex by giving them the serial and case reference numbers to determine if the watch is authentic. The serial number of an authentic Rolex watch has six to seven digit set of numbers, usually starting with a letter. The letter symbolizes the year the Rolex watch was made. For instance, D serial means the watch was made in 2005. Since Rolex began to randomize the order of their watches’ serial numbers after 2010, the serial numbers were engraved in the inner bezel found at 6:00 dial for all models of Rolex produced after 2005.
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. Compare the details of authentic Rolex watches and ensure that they have an exact match of design, size, and location. Inspect all parts and check for any inferior part or poor workmanship. A fake Rolex watch has a translucent engrave or rough backings. Others include cracked rubber seals, tarnishes pins, missing o-rings, shoddy clasps, and mismatched colors. It is also important to watch and listen to the Rolex watch while it is ticking. It should quietly run and the movements of the hands should be effortless. Every authentic Rolex watch comes with the detailed description of the watch.
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. Get the right measurement of a watch by using a soft measuring tape or wrap a piece of string or ribbon around your wrist, measuring it against a ruler. Watches of Wales has a great collection of pre-owned or second-hand watches, find out more here.