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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. You have to understand that if you’re dealing with pre-owned watches, such as Rolex, too good to be true deals are likely fake. Before buying a pre-owned Rolex watch, it is helpful to know how to authenticate genuine watches since there are many sellers and head-turning deals and offers available today. In this article, we will share with you some helpful tips to make sure you’ll get a genuine or authentic pre-owned Rolex watch.
It is important to note that checking for the case reference and serial numbers is crucial to check the authenticity of the Rolex watch you are planning to buy. 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. After getting the numbers, you can verify the information with Rolex. 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, 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 worth checking the logos which appears at the 6:00 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. The other signs of fake Rolex watch is a rough back and translucent engrave. The other signs that a Rolex watch is a fake include shoddy clasps, mismatched colors, cracked rubber seals, tarnishes pins, and missing o-rings. It is also important to watch and listen to the Rolex watch while it is ticking. There should be an effortless movements of the hands 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” would mean that the Rolex watch still looks in the same condition when it was originally purchased. Mechanically and cosmetically, the timepiece is still in its mint and pristine condition. In order to get the right measurement of your wrist, you can use a soft measuring tape or 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.