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Buy pre-owned Rolex watch - what to look out for.

How to buy a pre-owned Rolex watch

You have decided to buy a pre-owned Rolex watch; we think it is a good idea. The search and discovery is a true adventure that comes with a sense of excitement and accomplishment. I prefer it to walking into a jeweller and pointing at what I want.

Finding the Rolex that feels like yours from the moment you hold it is as exhilarating as meeting an interesting person who will change your life!

Like any adventure your journey of discovering the pre-owned Rolex for you comes with perils. Here are 5 things to look out for when considering "to buy a pre-owned Rolex watch":

  1. Fakes. Holtzhausen doesn't buy a pre-owned Rolex watch unless we have had it certified as authentic.
  2. Unauthorised replacement parts. Holtzhausen's certification of authenticity entails opening the Rolex watch to see what is inside.
  3. Unserviced watches. We have a Rolex serviced when we buy it, unless it was serviced in the past 3 years. Any wind-up watch requires servicing every 5 years.
  4. Unrealistic expectations. Remember that a Chronometer has a margin of -.4 and +.6 seconds per day - even a Rolex.
  5. Incorrect terms. Ask, ask ,ask is what my mother taught me. If we say the pre-owned Rolex is mint, ask us what we mean by that.

Here a great article on these 5 points:

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