New 2019 vs. Old Rolex GMT-Master II Watches

At Baselworld 2019, the Rolex brand introduced a total of three new versions of its GMT-Master II timepiece. The first, and perhaps most notable, is a new version of the black and blue bezel GMT-Master II ‘Batman’, which has a new movement, subtle new design elements, as well as a Jubilee bracelet. In addition, there are two new versions of the blue-red bezel GMT-Master II ‘Pepsi’ model, with either a dark blue dial or a ‘meteorite’ dial.
In this blog post, we take a more in-depth look at the three new models unveiled at Baselworld, and compare and contrast them with some of the older or more established models in the Rolex GMT-Master II collection. Continue reading “New 2019 vs. Old Rolex GMT-Master II Watches”

Matching Rolex Watches for Couples

Rolex Datejust Couples Blog Review

Wearing outfits that match or compliment one another can be the ultimate sign of a harmonious relationship, whether it is wearing the same clothing style, the same color, the same shirt, or the exact same outfit. Regardless of your couple’s outfit ideas, matching luxury wristwatches is a great way to take your look to the next level.

However, the majority of Rolex models are created for men, so not all timepieces have a matching ladies’ version. Nevertheless, this buying guide will assist you in finding appropriate ‘his and hers’ matching Rolex watches.

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A Buying Guide for Rolex Lady-Datejust 31 Watches

The Rolex Datejust 31 is categorized as a mid-sized ladies’ timepiece. It forms part of the wider range of Datejust models, which are dress watches featuring a date display window, complete with a ‘Cyclops’ magnifying lens. The 31mm case size represents a significant step up from the 26mm or 28mm models, making a bigger statement.

However, within the Datejust 31 line, there are actually a wide range of different watches to choose from, with buyers needing to decide between different case materials, dial colors, dial marker options and bezels. In this guide, we explore the various options available to buyers, comparing design choices and affordability.

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Newly Released 2019 Rolex Models

Each year, Rolex opt to unveil their latest models at the Baselworld Fair, and this year was no different. Indeed, the manufacturer recently introduced a wide variety of new timepieces, spanning across multiple different collections. Some of these models are completely new offerings, while others bring existing models up-to-date, or give them a slightly different aesthetic. In this article, we explore the new Rolex models introduced at Baselworld 2019.

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Which Rolex Datejust 36 to Buy? a Buying Guide

which Rolex Datejust 36 to buy - buying guide

Initially introduced in 1945, the Rolex Datejust 36 was the first model ever released in the manufacturer’s iconic Datejust collection and it remains one of the most popular options for buyers looking for a Rolex timepiece.

However, over the years, the Datejust 36 line has been expanded and now includes a wide variety of different options, with multiple different case materials and color schemes. In this guide, we take an in-depth look at the various options that are available, so that you can make a more informed purchase and buy the best watch for you.

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Is it Safe to Buy a Rolex on EBAY?

is it safe to buy new and used Rolex Watches on ebay

Many buyers looking to purchase a Rolex watch are drawn to online platforms like eBay, but with so many fake or counterfeit Rolex timepieces flooding the market, is it actually safe to buy one in this way? The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. You certainly can find authentic new, used and vintage Rolex watches on eBay, and if you are experienced enough to know what to look for, you might even find a good deal every now and then.

Unfortunately, the sheer number of fake Rolex watches out there is enormous and some of them are extremely convincing. As a newbie, you are likely to have a tough time finding Rolex timepieces that are both cheap and authentic on eBay. Of course, the eBay platform itself does try to protect buyers and sellers from fakes and frauds, but even with the best will in the world, those efforts are not always successful. Continue reading “Is it Safe to Buy a Rolex on EBAY?”

Which Rolex to Buy as an Investment?

Rolex Watches as an Investment
Rolex Watches as an Investment (Rolex Datejust 31 Gold/Steel Champagne)

Purchasing a Rolex sounds like a fool-proof plan: buy a high-quality luxury timepiece or other piece of jewellery, which you can later convert into cash when times are tough. In the case of jewellery, you can claim the material value, so prior to making a purchase, you should determine how much you are paying for gold or diamonds, and how much you are paying for the craftsmanship, and then make your decision based on potential re-sale of the materials.

With luxury watches, on the other hand, you are going to want to sell for more than just the material value. The problem here is that watches are mechanical devices, meaning the quality of their inner-workings will be taken into account. They are also subject to changes in fashion, and value can be dictated by availability too.

Indeed, asking which Rolex to buy as an investment is similar to asking which car to buy as an investment. Most watches lose value the moment they are purchased and unless you plan to rent your Rolex out to other people regularly, you are going to struggle to make a profit. Nonetheless, here are some pointers to improve your chances. Continue reading “Which Rolex to Buy as an Investment?”

Why Buy a Used Rolex Submariner?

New vs Pre-Owned Used Rolex Submariner Hulk
New vs Used Rolex Submariner Hulk: Only difference visible is due to the camera angle and lighting.

Launched in 1953, the Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic timepieces in the entire Rolex collection. A sports watch, designed for use by professional divers, the Submariner was also worn by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton in several James Bond films, including ‘Dr. No’, ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Live and Let Die’.

If you are looking to buy a Rolex Submariner watch, your two main options are to buy a brand new model from an Authorized Dealer, or buy an authentic new or second hand model from a reputable grey market dealer like Jaztime.com. In this article, we explain why a used Submariner might be the best possible choice for you.

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Which Rolex Submariner to Buy? A Buying Guide

What Rolex Submariner to buy? Rolex Submariner buying guide.Originally introduced in 1953, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner collection is a line of sports watches that are equally well-suited for use in a board meeting. This diversity has helped to establish the Submariner as one of the most popular wristwatches in the world, with some individual models achieving true iconic status.

The Submariner was originally designed to accommodate the needs of professional divers, and this remains one of the collection’s main selling points. Yet, throughout the years, the Submariner has also become a symbol of luxury, associated with James Bond, as well as celebrity wearers like Steve McQueen and Al Pacino.

In this buying guide, we take a closer look at the various Submariner models available to buyers.

Understanding the Rolex Submariner

How to use Rolex Submariner Watches
Rolex Submariner Diver Watch Functions

In terms of function, the Rolex Submariner is primarily defined by its high level of water resistance, as well as the presence of a rotatable bezel. This bezel comes complete with minute markers, allowing professional divers to accurately measure the amount of time they have been immersed underwater.

One of the key aspects of the Submariner’s bezel, when compared to other rotatable bezels, is that it only rotates anti-clockwise, rather than rotating both ways. This is significant, because it means accidental bezel movement can only make remaining dive times shorter, preventing divers from spending too much time under the surface.

Broadly speaking, the Submariner models can be divided into six categories and these are outlined below: Continue reading “Which Rolex Submariner to Buy? A Buying Guide”

Which Rolex Daytona to Buy? A Buying Guide

Rolex Daytona Buying Guide. The best Cosmograph Daytona to buy.

Since its introduction in 1963, the Rolex Daytona collection has achieved legendary status in the luxury watch field. Named after the Daytona International Speedway circuit in Florida, and designed to meet the needs of professional motor racing drivers, the watch is recognized as an iconic fashion accessory, largely thanks to actor Paul Newman, who wore his Daytona timepiece almost every day between 1972 and his death in 2008.

With high levels of demand and limited production, the Daytona also has lengthy waiting lists, which have helped to add to its mystique. This has also made it popular among buyers on the grey market, as they are able to get hold of one much faster. This buying guide takes a closer look at the Daytona collection and the various options available.

Understanding the Dial & Bezel Features of a Rolex Daytona

Rolex Cosmograph Dayonta Chronograph 3 Sub-Dials Explanation
Rolex Cosmograph Dayonta Chronograph 3 Sub-Dials explained

Rolex Daytona watches are equipped with a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement. This provides them with the ability to display the time and measure elapsed time, simultaneously functioning as a stopwatch and traditional watch. For this purpose the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona has 3 sub-dials at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock position. The 6 o’clock position shows elapsed seconds, the 3 o’clock position shows up to 30 elapsed minutes, and the 9 o’clock subdial shows up to 12 elapsed hours. They are also certified chronometers by the COSC, guaranteeing their precision.

In addition to this, the Daytona is famous for having a tachymeter scale on the bezel, which can be used to either measure speed based on travel time, or measure distance based on speed. However, it is worth noting that since the expansion of the collection, not all Daytona models actually have this tachymeter scale on them.

Today, Daytona models can be broadly divided into seven categories, which are outlined below: Continue reading “Which Rolex Daytona to Buy? A Buying Guide”