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”

Which Rolex Datejust 41 to Buy? Buying Guide

Which Rolex Datejust 41 Dresswatch to buy? Buying Guide
Rolex Datejust 41 Model & Price List

As the name suggests, the Rolex Datejust 41 has a 41mm case diameter, and this makes it the largest model in the Datejust watch collection, with the other men’s models being 36mm. The Datejust 41 is also slightly bigger than many of the other popular Rolex sports watches, such as the 40mm Submariner and GMT-Master II.

Unlike some other Rolex sports models, the Datejust 41 has many variations, which can make it difficult to find all of the colors, bezels and bracelet types in your local Rolex shop. It is, therefore, easier to order the model you desire at Jaztime.com, instead of wasting time, checking multiple authorized dealers to find what you are looking for.

In this buying guide, we take a closer look at the different options available to customers.

What Makes the Datejust Unique?

What makes Datejust 41 Unique

The Rolex Datejust is primarily defined by its date display window, which was not present on the original Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection, or similar models like the Explorer I. Indeed, the first Datejust model, released in 1945, is recognized as the world’s first wristwatch with an automatically changing date display function.

In subsequent years, a further evolution of this concept was the Rolex Day-Date, also known as the ‘President’, which shows both the date and the day of the week. Yet, Day-Date watches are only produced from precious metals, making them more expensive than the Datejust models, and not everyone wants a day display on the dial.

For these reasons, the Datejust remains one of the company’s flagship models and enjoys a great reputation among entry-level buyers and luxury watch aficionados alike. The Datejust 41 has emerged as an especially popular option since its introduction in 2016, thanks to the modern trend for larger timepieces.

The Datejust 41 family can be broadly divided into four main categories, which are explained in more detail below: Continue reading “Which Rolex Datejust 41 to Buy? Buying Guide”

Rolex Thanksgiving & Black Friday SALE

Rolex Watch Thangsgiving & Black Friday Online Sale
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Are you looking for a nice gift to give to the host of the Thanksgiving party you are attending? Perhaps you want to treat yourself to something special on Black Friday. Or maybe you are already thinking about some early Christmas shopping and would like to find a luxurious gift at a more affordable price.

Here at Jaztime, we are celebrating Thanksgiving and Black Friday by reducing the prices of the Rolex watches in our ON SALE category. You can find out more about these holiday discounts below.

Brand New Rolex Watches ON SALE

Brand NEW Rolex Watches BLACK FRIDAY SALE
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Discounts for brand new watches depend on the Rolex model, as well as the case, bezel and bracelet material. For example, many Rolex Submariner models are so hard to get hold of that the free market price is much higher than the price at an authorised Rolex dealer. As a result, it can occur that even though there is a significant discount on the grey market price, it is still higher than you would see at an official Rolex outlet. Learn more about Rolex Waitlist Models (here). Continue reading “Rolex Thanksgiving & Black Friday SALE”

Best Men’s Rolex Watches under $5000 USD

Rolex watches under below 5000 USD

Rolex is a brand associated with luxury and the best quality craftsmanship, which is why it is able to fetch high prices for its timepieces. Nevertheless, many people operating on a limited budget would love to own a Rolex watch and it is perfectly possible to find certified authentic Rolex watches for a price of $5,000 or less.

With that said, if you do want to stay below the $5k mark, you will struggle to find many options in official Rolex stores. Instead, your best option is to explore the second hand or grey market. The Jaztime.com online store sells used Rolex watches, with some of the most popular models available at the cheapest prices you will find.

In this post, we explore some of the best men’s Rolex watches to look out for if you are operating on a budget.

1) Rolex Air King under $5000

Rolex Air-King (» price list)

There are many Rolex Air King models available for below $5k, which makes them one of the most popular options for buyers looking for a luxury watch at an affordable price. Although the Air King is technically a sports watch, many of the models within the collection work equally well as dress watches. Continue reading “Best Men’s Rolex Watches under $5000 USD”

Where to Sell Your Broken Rolex?

Broken Rolex Watches
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Rolex watches are built to the very highest standards. The special Rolex 904L stainless steel is stronger than the steel used by most other manufacturers, while the crystal glass is highly durable. The brand also often utilises scratch resistant materials, and modern Rolex movements are designed to be as shock resistant as possible.

Nevertheless, it can occur that even the most robust, top-of-the-range, authentic Rolex watches become broken. The question for people who find themselves in this situation is: what should you do with you broken Rolex? Is it worth paying to have it repaired? Or can you still sell it, even in its current broken state?

Does Your Broken Rolex Still Have Value?

In most cases, a broken Rolex can be repaired and, for this reason, it will still have some value. With that being said, the value would understandably be less than a watch in excellent condition. The precise value of your broken Rolex is determined by a range of factors, including the model in question, what is broken, and the extent of the damage. Continue reading “Where to Sell Your Broken Rolex?”

Black Dial Rolex Daytona Buying Guide

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Black Dial Rolex Daytona Watches (compare prices)

There are many different varieties of the Rolex Daytona, which can affect whether or not the timepiece looks modern or classic, unobtrusive or obvious and in your face. Many Rolex shops will not show all of these different options next to each other, in a single place, but you can view and order all of them from Jaztime.com.

One of the most popular options for buyers is a Rolex Daytona with a black dial. However, even within this category, there are a number of different options to be aware of. In this article, we take a closer look.

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BEST Rolex GMT-Master II to Buy

Rolex GMT-Master II Stainless Steel Black Dial & Ceramic Bezel Steel Oyster Bracelet Brand New Blog Review
Rolex GMT-Master II Black Dial & Ceramic Bezel Watches (compare prices)

The Rolex GMT-Master II collection was introduced in 1983 and initially operated alongside the brand’s main GMT-Master collection. However, since the turn of the millennium, the GMT-Master II has replaced the original GMT-Master line as the manufacturer’s primary range of pilot’s watches.

Rolex designed the initial collection in collaboration with Pan American Airways, and the GMT-Master II is able to keep track of three time zones at once, thanks to its quick-set hour hand, 24-hour GMT hand, and rotatable bezel. The collection has also expanded significantly over the years, with new materials and designs.

As a result of this expansion, buyers have a wide range of options to choose from, and the GMT-Master II is recognized for being one of Rolex’s most versatile models. This buying guide aims to help customers understand the different models within the collection, their differences, and the various options that exist for customization.

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