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Karat 22 Jewelers of Houston, Texas is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jewelers, allowed to sell and maintain Rolex watches. With the necessary skills, technical know-how and special equipment, we guarantee the authenticity of each and every part of your Rolex. Contact us to book an appointment with our dedicated staff, who can help you make the choice that will last a lifetime.
Rolex Watches For Sale
History of Rolex
Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf in London when he was just 24 years old. He envisioned an accurate timepiece that could be worn on the wrist to make a classic fashion statement. With assistance from a Swiss watchmaking company, Rolex launched their line of watches beginning with the Oyster in 1926. The Oyster became the first waterproof wristwatch on the market. By focusing on the precision of the mechanics within each watch when they’re made and before they’re sold, Rolex became an innovative watchmaking company that would quickly grow to become a household name and coveted item worldwide.
What is a Rolex Worth?
With Rolex, as well as most other timepiece brands, the cost of the watch goes up the larger the dial gets. Smaller dials are usually made for women or those with a smaller circumference around the wrist. While stainless steel comes standard to many watches made everywhere, Rolex offers Oystersteel. Oystersteel has been a classic element to many Rolex models throughout the years, but there are other materials available if you are willing to up your price range for them. Other materials for your Rolex can include yellow gold, white gold, pink gold, and platinum. You can also find Rolex watches that offer gems like diamonds for each time mark that your dial has. Watches made from more expensive materials like platinum and diamonds can cost above and beyond $80,000.
Investing in a Rolex for yourself or as an exquisite gift to someone else is a great privilege to have. You will want to be sure your Rolex is well taken care of at all times. Rolex watches are made to last a lifetime and can be kept at their best when they are cleaned and secured properly. You will want to keep the watch clean by using a soft cloth to wipe the face of the watch. You may also use a small brush, gentle soap, and water to clean the bracelet portion of your Rolex. Keep the crown of your watch tightened firmly to keep its waterproof properties in tact.
Why should I invest in a Rolex?
Many people are aware of the popularity that surrounds Rolex and still want to know, “What makes it so valuable?” The Rolex brand seems to be a valuable investment for 3 reasons.
Believe it or not, the fact that Rolex watches are available within a reasonable price range makes them more likely to gain value over time. This does not mean that the cheapest models available can guarantee you a return on your investment. It just means that should you decide to spend a decent amount of money on some of the more coveted models, you could potentially see a ROI on that same timepiece anywhere from 20-30 years from when it’s purchased. Vintage Rolex models for sale are continually sought after each year.
2. Batch size
When searching for your perfect Rolex, you should pay attention to the style you choose and the number of other watches that were made with it. Smaller batches will become more valuable long term-wise as there are less of them available for purchase. As time goes on, your watch can increase in value and become a coveted model for collectors elsewhere.
3. Everyday Care
Much like anything else that requires maintenance, the care your Rolex receives will largely depend on its value over time. If you are constantly leaving the trademark crown open, you are also diminishing its waterproof abilities, which can cause damage to your timepiece. Attempt as often as possible to keep the face of your Rolex clean and clear of debris and dirt. You can achieve this by using a soft cloth to wipe the face of the watch clear. Keep the bracelet portion of your Rolex free from debris by using a small toothbrush or soft brush, gentle soap, and water to clean the links. Store your luxury timepiece in a safe, cool space out of the reach of children and pets.
Keep in mind that your Rolex comes with plenty of opportunities to wear it. From a day out with friends to office appropriate attire, each Rolex is designed to tell time and look great. Although you might think you aren’t particularly a fashion forward kind of individual, some of the most attractive qualities regarding a Rolex timepiece isn’t that it is full of flash and flamboyance. Rolex is a timepiece that can be made to look stylish and sleek with casual and formal wear. It’s an investment that you will use again and again!
Make a personal visit
As an official Rolex jeweler in Houston, Texas, we ensure you will find the quality you have come to expect from one of the greatest luxury watch makers in the world. You can even select from our stock of Certified Pre-Owned Rolex watches. Speak to any one of our experienced staff members and get the answer to the often-asked question, “How much is a Rolex?” Come in, search for the watch of your dreams, and buy a Rolex today. When you see the Rolex collection in person you are sure to find that classic design and functionality can combine in a stunning way.