When ordering a Rolex or other luxury watch online, something that can take the unboxing completely over the top is when the bracelet is already sized for your wrist. People have different ideas of what is the perfect fit but watch sizes are pretty standard, so it is easy for an online independent watch dealer to get it pretty close for you — as long as you give them the correct information!
What To Know Before You Buy
Ordering a Rolex online through Watch Chest is easy! Below are the 7 steps to Rolex bliss and screenshots of the checkout process if you need any extra guidance!
1. Choosing Your Watch
As you glance around the site, you will see that Rolex is organized by model. If you click on a particular model from the home page menu you will then be able to glance through everything available. If you have a clearer picture of what color dial or price range you are looking for, you can use the menu on the left to refine your search.
A unique Rolex serial number is recorded on each watch, giving it a unique set of numerals for the purpose of identification and record keeping, much like any other product. Older models consist of only numbers but around 1987, Rolex placed a letter at the beginning of the number that would change about once a year until late 2010, which is now a random set of numbers and letters.
I always had a few guesses in my head based on experience as to what the most popular Rolex watches sold in the pre-owned market but I was curious about real numbers. So I asked for some data from Watch Chest’s records and thought I could give you a snapshot of what is being sent out around the world.
The vast selection that Rolex offers can sometimes get a little overwhelming and you may not know where to start. When you’re purchasing your first Rolex, it’s sort of interesting to see what models and styles others have selected before you so that you can have a general direction of what to look at. There are also other reasons for choosing certain models, dials, or bracelets aside from personal taste. The size of your wrist, if you have mature eyes, or even your future intentions with your Rolex can all play a part in your selection.
In the first of many in a series of addressing the most frequently asked questions heard while I worked at Watch Chest, I thought I would a write about the one heard most often: “What year is this watch?”
As a potential customer who is about to spend thousands of dollars with a company, you have every right to ask any question you want. Even after being around this industry for many years, I would still ask that question if I were buying a pre-owned Rolex or other luxury timepiece from someone. However, there is a skewed amount of emphasis that is placed upon the age of a Rolex, when an entirely different aspect should have precedence when you make your selection.