Rolex is one of the most sought after luxury watches in the world. This brand has a formidable reputation for quality and they stick to the values that were established when the company was first founded.
As with any luxury watch brand, when it comes to customers making that all important selection, reading as much information as possible is really the only way to go. As the buyer of a luxury watch, you are paying out quite a bit to get what you want, so to make your decision easier, having the right information at your disposal is of the utmost importance.
With this in mind, we've done some research on the most frequently asked questions about Rolex so that your hunt for information can pretty much start here.
Who invented Rolex?
The company was founded by two men; Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davies. The primary founder was Wilsdorf who at the age of 24 established the company in London in 1905. Initially, the company was a distributor of timepieces but it was his dream to create a watch which could be worn on the wrist. At this time, wristwatches were not 100% reliable and they certainly were not elegant. He sought to change that and the rest, as they say, is history.
What makes the Rolex watch so expensive?
Even the most dedicated watch collector can agree that the Rolex watch is a pricey accessory. What makes it so expensive is the quality of the timepiece as well as how complicated the piece is. Most of the watch parts are made by hand, in-house which is another factor that contributes to the price of the watch.
Is the Rolex watch a good investment?
Any luxury watch is made to stand the test of time, they are made from the very best materials. Buying a Rolex is a great investment as each watch retains its value, not because the quality is so good but also because the brand is so well known and trusted. These watches simply don't lose their value, especially if you take really good care of them.
How can you ensure the authenticity of your watch?
The only way to guarantee that you've bought an authentic watch, is to buy from either the official company or from a retailer authorised to sell Rolex watches. You can identify dealers from the official Rolex branding they display and Rolex itself has a list of approved sellers.
How should you look after your watch?
To preserve the value and look of your watch, you want to make sure that you clean it ever so often with a microfiber cloth, while you can also wash the case and the bracelet (don't wash leather) with soapy water and a soft brush. If you are going to swim in the ocean with your watch, be sure to rinse it afterwards. Keep in mind that not all of the watches are waterproof.
Rolex is unlike any other watch brand out there. The company is respected and admired by peers and customers alike.
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