Sunday Rewind What You Need To Know Before Buying A Vintage Rolex


It's hard to imagine contemporary watch collecting without the popularity of vintage Rolex. Old Daytonas, Submariners, Day-Dates, and the like have set the tone for what vintage watch collecting can be and have helped bring our little hobby into the mainstream in many different ways. But it can be intimidating too. There's so much to know, so much to potentially get wrong, that many people shy away from dipping their toes in these rich horological waters.Replica swiss watches

Luckily, way back in 2016, we published this primer on what a new collector needs to know and how to make sure you're ready to get the most out of your vintage Rolex adventures. It's every bit as relevant now as it was back then, and even experienced enthusiasts should give it another look.

Every little detail matters.

You'll have to read the story itself to get the details, but one of the biggest takeaways is that you should sweat the small stuff when it comes to buying a vintage Rolex. The devil truly is in the details, and the difference between a perfect watch and a total clunker can come down to a nearly microscopic engraving, a single chamfer (or lack thereof), or a tiny speck of lume in a particular hue. One of the great joys of vintage Rolex is how much there is to learn about the subject and how you can keep discovering new things after years, or even decades, of collecting. But before you buy a single watch (or your next one), be sure to give this a read. Omega Replica