Antique Gold Rolex Ladies Watches
I have written this 2nd more detailed guide to Rolex watches, due to the large number of enquiries we receive on a daily basis. The brand of Rolex is very collectable today and as with everything you really get what you pay for in the area of wrist-watches.
Rolex was founded by Wilsdorf and Davies in 1905 and initially used movements from Aegler in Bienne and later on Reeberg movements. The trademark Rolex was first registered in 1908. In the year 1926 they made the first totally waterproof watch, the Rolex Oyster and 5 years later made a self-winding watch called the Oyster Perpetual. At the end of WW2 in 1945, the DateJust with day of the month was introduced. The reference book to read on this unique make is the volume by Hess and Dowling "The Best of Time".
Prior to WW2, Rolex marketed 2nd quality brands such as Genex, Marconi, Unicorn and Rolco, mostly in full Rolex stamped cases. After handling many Rolex wrist watches, I have noted that these are generally watch movements bought in from other wrist watch movement makers and normally of poor quality. However, saying that, the Rolco brand can sometimes give the odd surprise, take the dial off and quite often they will be stamped Rolex.
A short list below gives some useful pointers for the 1st time buyer.
1. Check the RETURN POLICY of the seller, if there isn't one, avoid!
2. Whilst many of us love a bargain, and you can find them on Ebay every day, avoid the many sellers, who are breaking Ebay rules and of course the law by selling FAKE watches.
3. Think carefully if you plan to bid on a watch from China, Taiwan etc. Many of these Ebay sellers are selling fakes or have taken slightly out of focus pictures and there is a reason for this.
4. Please remember to check that the Ebay seller is offering safe and sensible PAYMENT methods as recommended by EBay. Do not give out your hard earned money if you have got any concerns about possible non-receipt of the watch. Better still ask questions before considering bidding, if the seller does not reply, I would recommend that you leave well alone.
5. 2ND CHANCE OFFERS, never, never, respond to these crooks, who are trying to scam you of your money and don't have the watch. We state on all of our auctions not to respond to these offers, as all responsible Ebay sellers do today.