One of the biggest concerns when shopping for a pre-owned Rolex Watches, whether it be a newer model or a vintage, is authenticity. Counterfeit watches are becoming more sophisticated, which makes it pretty difficult for the untrained eye to tell the difference between a real Rolex and a convincing counterfeit watch.
Where you choose to purchase any luxury watch will significantly impact whether your investment is the real deal or not.
There are several avenues to consider if you wish to purchase a Rolex online. Sites such as eBay and Craigslist pose a significant risk as you are you are choosing to place any guarantee that a vintage is genuinely based solely on the word of a stranger. There are several reputable online dealers to choose from, so any of the previously mentioned options are ill-advised.
Some of these dealers may even have a physical location that you can visit if you wish to purchase your watch in person. If you happen to find your grail watch through an online dealer, take your time and do your research on both the watch and seller. The extra work is well worth the effort.
Most vintage Rolex Watches require some level of financial commitment. So it comes as no surprise that some collectors might be a bit apprehensive to buy a pre-owned watch online. If you prefer to examine the watch in person beforehand, then an auction house may be a great option for you.
Most auction houses also offer some form of guarantee that the watch you are purchasing is genuine, giving you further peace of mind that you are spending your money in the right place.