Owning a Rolex is a status symbol. It tells the world that you have made it and that you are successful. That is an image most of us want to portray, but the reality is that you actually can only own a Role if you have it made and are successful. If not, there is simply no way you can afford it. Or is there?
One option you have is to purchase a preowned Rolex watch instead. Although you will then portray an image of yourself that is perhaps not entirely truthful, nobody really needs to know about that. They won’t see that your watch is actually preowned. But where do you go for preowned Rolex watches?
A Word of Warning
Because Rolex watches are so popular, there is also a significant risk of counterfeit items. Rolex is doing a lot to make their watches unique and special so that a good counterfeit is almost impossible to create. However, as the watches are actually quite rare, you could purchase a fake without even realizing it is actually nothing like the real one. You should stay away from counterfeit for two main reasons:
Where to Find a Preowned Rolex Watch?
You can purchase preowned Rolex watches online, so long as you know what to look for. Various bidding websites may stock these watches, for instance. If you spot one, make sure you ask the seller for the serial number and check this with Rolex to ascertain it is actually a real one. You should also make sure that it comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Alternatively, there are a number of online watch suppliers that focus specifically on preowned designer watches. Again, you need to check the serial number and request a certificate of authenticity. In most cases, these details will be included in the description of the watch itself, but you can always ask if it is not.
There are also a few places you can go other than online. Pawnshops and secondhand jewelry stores are really good options. Generally speaking, a pawnshop will have checked the authenticity of the watch, as they would be closed down if they were found to sell counterfeit good. The same is true for other secondhand jewelers.
Finally, you could strike it lucky at a flea market. However, it will be all but impossible to check authenticity, unless you have a direct line to Rolex and can spot the serial number on the watch itself. Furthermore, the chance of actually finding a Rolex here is minimal. However, you never know until you try, and you may just be that one lucky person who strikes it lucky.
Hopefully, this information will have helped you to finally get that watch you have coveted for so long.