Rolex is a luxury Swiss watchmaking company founded by Alfred Davis and his brother-in-law Hans Wilsdorf. They began as watch importers until realizing their passion for the craft. In 1905, they founded their own company, and started to manufacture their luxury watches. Wilsdorf named the company Rolex because he believed it was onomatopoeic, like the sound of a watch being wound. Their watches soon became recognized across London and Switzerland.
Rolex began with the intent to design classic time-pieces for men. The models were designed with improved functionality for activities such as deep sea diving, mountain climbing, polar exploration, and aviation. The company manufactured models that were durable, stylish, and functional, even in extreme cases. Rolex quickly exceeded their competition with their classic designs and timeless functionality.
Rolex now has three lines of luxury watches as well as a women’s watch line, all with unique collections. Their lines include the Oyster Perpetual, Professional, and the Cellini. The Oyster Perpetual incorporates an active design while the Professional and Cellini lines are more traditional luxury watches.
The Rolex Submariner was another of Rolex’s best-selling watches. Released in 1956, the Submariner was designed to resist water and corrosion. It quickly became considered as a “classic among wristwatches.” Even now it still remains on the list of best-selling Rolex watches.
If you're looking to sell a Rolex watch, know that they will always remain high in demand. Watch collectors rave about Rolex due to the timelessness of the brand. If you are interested in selling a Rolex watch, or just looking to get a Rolex appraisal, you should look for buyers in your area. First, ask questions to ensure you are selling your watch to a reputable buyer. Look for established companies that have years of experience buying brand name watches. Then, once you have chosen a reputable buyer, make sure the collector does the appraisal in store and in front of you. They should test your watch and prove the authenticity in order to provide you with the best pay out.
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