So you want to buy a Rolex? This Rolex Buying Guide includes what I learned while spending a year searching for my first Rolex watch.
Honestly, when I decided that I wanted to buy a Rolex Replica Watches I got pretty obsessed; meticulously researching and hunting for the perfect watch. Since Rolex has produced millions and millions of watches over the past hundred years, I had a lot to learn.
Before even selecting the model of Rolex you want, or deciding if you want to buy one new or vintage – I think it is important to first decide the color of the watch that you want – since this will really inform your choices moving forward. There are essentially three primary Rolex watch case colors:
By far the most popular replica rolex watches color and since the mid-1980’s Rolex have been using their own 904L grade of stainless steel – which is more durable, resistant to scratches, and is much shinier than other stainless steel. It is pretty easy to tell the difference – it really does shine.
Rolex Submariner Replica
The new Submariners look quite similar to the original designs from the mid-1950s. To me, as well as many Rolex collectors it is these subtle changes of the Submariner that make it exceptional. The Submariner is both practical and can be worn with a t-shirt or a tuxedo. It is the quintessential Rolex – a true classic. This is the Rolex for the person who appreciates classic style.
Rolex Sea Dweller Replica
The Rolex Sea Dweller and Rolex Deep Sea are both technically known as dive watches like the Submariner and look very similar to a Submariner. Originally developed in the early 1960s, I like to call the Rolex Sea Dweller the big beefy brother of the Submariner – this is because the watch is bigger and can withstand more water pressure than a Submariner.
The second most popular Rolex model, the Rolex GMT was launched in 1954 and was developed in conjunction with Pan Am airlines for its pilots to use in flight to tell the time across different time zones. The hope was they the watches could help them battle jet-leg (by knowing what time it was in the time zone they left).
Rolex Day Date Replica
The Rolex Day Date debuted in 1956 and holds the rare distinction of being the last Rolex model designed by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf, as well as the first watch in the world to show the date and day on the dial. It is believed that Hans Wilsdorf viewed the Day Date as his most proud achievement and the watch has since gone on to become one of the most popular in the world.
The Rolex Explorer, at 36 m is both smaller and a lot less popular than the Submariner, GMT, and Sea-Dweller models. This makes the watch both more affordable and a perfect “first” Rolex. First introduced in 1953, the Rolex Explorer actually existed since the 1930’s, but was previously known simply as Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer. It was renamed the Rolex Explorer due to the fact that it was popular with mountain climbers since it could withstand the rigors of high altitude and extreme weather.
Rolex Yachtmaster Replica
The Rolex Yachtmaster debuted in 1992, but the name actually made its first appearance in the mid 1960’s on a few Rolexes (only 2 are known to exist today!). Legend has it that the 1992 model was originally conceived when Swiss Rolex Replica Watches was thinking about modernizing the Submariner – but they eventually were afraid of making such a radical change to the Submariner’s design so they launched an entirely new model – the Yachtmaster I.
Rolex Daytona Replica
Last but definitely not least, the Rolex Daytona debuted in 1963 and was designed for race car drivers to help them measure how fast they are going (shouldn’t they be looking at the speedometer and road and not a watch?). I’m sure 99.9% of the Rolex Daytona wearers in the world don’t drive race cars but this watch looks super luxe and the vintage models are even better. The Rolex Daytona is a truly exceptional watch that has a 40 mm case like the Submariner, but it looks and feels quite a bigger on your wrist.
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