What You Need to Know About Buying Your First Rolex Watch

Many watch owners would agree that Rolex is synonymous with a luxury watch. Not only does most everyone know the brand and recognize its timepieces, but it also sells more often than many other watches of a similar price.

Wearing a Rolex feels like you’re wearing a lot more than just a watch. Having one on your wrist speaks volumes about your style and status. If you take good care of your Rolex watch with regular servicing and maintenance, you should be able to keep your luxury timepiece in tip-top condition for decades.

Rolex enthusiasts from Carlsbad, Chula Vista and other areas in San Diego County know that the best place to buy a genuine pre-owned Rolex watch at a great price is Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers. Our store has built a name as a place where you can find excellent quality and a personalized service – every time.

Buying your first Rolex 

When you buy your first Rolex watch, you might consider buying a pre-owned watch rather than a new one. Because Rolex watches are built to last a lifetime, a pre-owned Rolex that has been expertly reconditioned is virtually identical to a new one, but can cost thousands less. Buying pre-owned means that you can get a more expensive model at a lower price. It’s best to go to a reputable store that has extensive experience in reconditioning pre-owned watches. At our store in San Diego Avenue, we offer an ever-changing array of expertly reconditioned pre-owned and rare collectible Rolex watches, so our Carlsbad customers can choose the one that fits both their style and budget.

Rolex watches retain a lot of value for resale, especially if you bought pre-owned. A fine pre-owned watch is one of the few things that you can buy, wear for a few years, and sell for a substantial percentage of the original price. A few rare watches that become collectible may be worth many times the original price. This is yet another reason to make sure you only buy a genuine watch from a reliable store.

You may be tempted to buy that Rolex from an unknown online source, which they promise to be a good quality pre-owned piece, but you might just be sold a beat up watch that wasn’t properly reconditioned, or even a worthless counterfeit.

How to tell if your watch is a real Rolex 

When people bought expensive watches in the past and came across fakes, they could usually tell the fake watch from the real deal. Cheap knockoffs were usually poorly made. Unfortunately, that’s not the case anymore. If you’ve never owned a Rolex before and don’t know what makes an original genuine, you may not be able to identify a counterfeit. Some sellers will sell very expertly made counterfeits that the untrained eye can’t recognize.

To avoid the hassle altogether, visit Leo Hamel’s straight away. We guarantee all of our pre-owned Rolex watches to be genuine, and have been in the business for over 38 years. Our brick-and-mortar store is well known throughout San Diego and our reputation speaks volumes about the quality we can offer to shoppers from Carlsbad, El Cajon, Del Mar and other San Diego neighborhoods.

If you would like to own a fantastic watch like Rolex, stop by Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers on San Diego Avenue – our salespeople will help you find the very best pre-owned Rolex for you!