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Rolex Submariner, Why Buying the watch makes sense.

You’re not a watch collector if you don’t have one of these. The Rolex Submariner is an iconic timepiece, and it’s also the perfect first luxury watch for anyone new to collecting. This article covers why buying this well-established brand used makes sense. Let’s dive in!

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1. The history of the Rolex Submariner is fascinating

The Rolex Submariner was launched in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair. Rolex chronographs and Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches were already enormously successful, but Rolex wanted to make a wristwatch that could be worn in even the most extreme conditions. They achieved this by housing their newly designed automatic movement inside the stainless steel case. Rolex didn’t just want this to be an ordinary sports watch, Rolex wanted the Submariner to become an iconic watch.

Rolex wanted the Submariner to be the Rolex Oyster Perpetual for divers. And Rolex certainly achieved their goal. The Rolex Submariner has become one of Rolex’s most loved and recognizable watches, alongside the Rolex Datejust and Rolex Daytona. Rolex also produced a Rolex Submariner for women, called the Rolex Lady-Datejust Submariner. Rolex has continued to manufacture Rolex Submariners in their most popular models, such as the Rolex Submariner No Date and Rolex Deep Sea (or “no date” version).

2. The Rolex Submariner features a strong profile

Rolex’s Rolex Submariner for men features a strong profile and is 1.27 mm thick. Rolex’s Rolex Submariner for women is 1.8 mm thick. Both Rolex Submariners are available with or without the date function. There are many women who prefer to wear larger watch case sizes and they dont mind to wear the 41mm Rolex Size as well.

3. How to identify a fake

Purchasing the timepiece from a stranger might not be a good idea. There are so many great fakes that without opening the watch, you would not be able to tell that the watch is fake. The key of getting Rolex Submariner from a reputable seller to eliminate or at least minimize to potential to get scammed.

4. What you should know before buying a Rolex Submariner 

Before you buy your first you should know that the watch will keep its value and more likely it will depreciate as well. That being said Rolex Submariner is an investment and you should treat it that way.

The service internal of the watch is every 5 years however if it’s not broken don’t service it. The price of servicing the Rolex Submariner is around $400 by an independent watchmaker and around $800 from a Rolex official Service Center.

Rolex is known for its Rolex reliability and it will give you decades of problem-free service, but if it does need repairs you will have a choice to find your own watchmaker or bring it to the Rolex AD.