There are many elements that affect the price of a pre-owned watch, so we wanted to give you an idea of what decides the value of a pre-owned Rolex watch. Keep in mind that not all pre-owned replica Rolex watches are more expensive than new Rolex models. If a used Rolex sells for more than its retail price, then it may be vintage, rare, or very popular. What’s more, the vintage models that usually have the highest value – sometimes three, four, and five times the retail price – are because they are in excellent condition despite their age. They have desirable features such as patina and production variations, and if you’re really lucky, documentation of their purchase and ownership.
Of course, there are rare and discontinued features on certain antiques that make them more valuable. Some vintage features that can make a watch more valuable are the coveted “Red Sub” text on the Submariner 1680 watch, the exclamation point dial, the beige dial, or the case with the pointed crown escutcheon. Some may consider these features obsolete, but first and foremost they are rare and vintage – and if your Rolex has them, it may be more valuable for it.
When it comes to fake Rolex watches, rarity and vintage can go hand in hand – but not always. There are some Rolex watches that aren’t vintage yet, but are still hard to find – for instance, maybe their reference numbers didn’t last very long in production. There are a few things that make this watch a rarity, starting with that iconic green aluminum bezel. Not only was it the first Submariner to feature that color, but Rolex started making ceramic bezels after they discontinued the Kermit.
One of the biggest factors that make used Rolex watches more expensive than brand new watches is that most of Rolex’s top models are completely sold out at retailers. It sounds crazy, but you can’t simply walk into a Rolex store and buy the watch you want. Many models have waiting lists that are years long and even if your name is on the waiting list, there is no guarantee that you will receive your watch before that model is discontinued.
All in all, there are many reasons why Rolex replica watches are so expensive. While it may initially seem like a lot of money, once you take a glance at the face and consider the quality of the materials, the timelessness of the design, the legacy of over a century, and the fact that they retain their value, Rolex watches are very reasonably priced.