When choosing a high-end watch for the first time, many people will start with Rolex. Personally, I think this is a good choice. Rolex has a high asset value, and is a symbol of luxury watches. I think you should have certain knowledge of it when using it. But when choosing a high-end watch for the first time, there are many different Rolex watches. You may have many situations, “I don’t know what suits me” “I don’t know what to choose”. So this time I will talk about the method of choosing Rolex at the first time.
Firstly, choose the model to use
There are about three types of styles
1. Sport style
It can be said that these three styles are royal styles.
There are also some high-end models, and the price of each model is different, so you can consider it from your budget. These include “Deep Sea”, “Submariner”, “Daytona” and “Yacht Master”. In addition to stainless steel, there are also some styles with 18ct gold, white gold and gemstones.
The typical standard model is Oyster Perpetual called “Date” or “Datejust”. This is the standard design of Rolex. The price is usually reasonable because the material is stainless steel. Oyster Perpetual usually refers to a model without a date. If there is a date, it depends on the size. It is said that the dateless model is also ideal for those who are new to it. Not only made of stainless steel, but a combination of “stainless steel + gold”, and the use of diamonds make it look like a luxury watch.
Gold Steel style
Not only made of stainless steel, but a combination of “stainless steel + gold”, and the use of diamonds make it look like a luxury watch. It is usually Datejust, which means that the material is not stainless steel, and can not only display the date but also the day of the week, the price will be higher than the standard model.
Determine the size of the bezel
Usually the diameter for men is 34 to 44mm, and the diameter for women is 26mm to 28mm. Different styles have different sizes and variations, so I think it’s a good idea to narrow the choice between styles.
Pay attention to budget and asset value when making decisions
For men, for example, the budget for Explorer I and Submariner should be about $65,000, and the budget for second-hand items, depending on the old and new items, should be $35,000. It is difficult to buy brand new products of popular brands in regular stores in Japan. In this case, the prices at parallel import stores will be standard prices.
For women, if it is Datejust, the starting price for new products is around $57,000, and for second-hand products around $28,000. As far as second-hand goods are concerned, the uncertainty of prices depends on the status of men and women, but I think this budget must be credible and long-term use.
In addition, asset value seems to be the standard of Rolex, the key is
- Unless the status changes greatly, the price of second-hand goods will not be much different from that of new goods.
- Among the sports styles, the demand for sports styles is relatively high, and the price fluctuates.
In addition, according to the material, even if the same model is used for second-hand goods, the uncertainty of the price depends on the situation of men and women, but I think this budget must be credible and used for a long time.
Stainless steel only
Stainless steel and white gold
Stainless steel and Gold, Rose Gold
The price of $7,000-$14,000 will depend on the situation, so I think this is also the focus of the decision, which also depends on whether there are diamonds on the dial and the number of diamonds.
There are other factors, such as the material of the dial, the metal or the case, the existence of the date, the use of diamonds on the bezel, and the type of band, which are also worth considering.
What do you think?
“Model selection”, “Body size selection”, “Price and asset value selection” Everyone has their own criteria for this, so I think you should narrow the scope first. In addition, if it is a second-hand product, it is best to judge the value of the product based on the conditions and the existence of accessories.