Deciding to purchase a Rolex watch is not a light decision. With so many different ones to choose from, a lot of people know they want one, but are not sure which one to purchase. Some people might have a closer connection to the history of a specific model, or might just want one in particular which fits their lifestyle. It can still be difficult to choose which Rolex you would like to be you first, however.
Assuming you have the money for a Rolex watch, you need to feel ready emotionally to purchase one.
Rolex watches are a monolith, with the brand being a force that is rock-solid. The company doesn’t often add or subtract models with regularity or speed. You will most likely see models that are being sold today sold for many years to come.
How Much Will a Rolex Cost?
Since Rolex is a premium brand, if you are looking for an inexpensive watch you will not find that here. Finding the most affordable and cheapest Rolex will in fact be a challenge, unless you are okay with purchasing a pre-owned one. You may be able to find the least expensive Rolex model in the range of $1,800-$3,000 pre-owned online from an auction or shopping site, while one which is brand new could cost anywhere from $4,000- $6,500.
If you want something which is a bit classier, but still not too heavy on your finances, you can choose the Rolex Oyster Perpetual which can be found at around $5,400, or the Rolex Explorer, which can be found in the range of $6,550.
The purchase price of a Rolex will also highly depend upon the country from where you purchase it from. If you are for instance getting your watch from Asian countries such as Indonesia, China or Thailand, you will be able to get it for a lot less money since they do not have levy sales tax.
In this case, you will of course want to make sure of the authenticity of the watch. You can find all kinds of fakes in countries such as China at prices that seem like they are too good to be true, because they are. These watches will not be authentic Rolex watches, and they will not be covered by any warranty.
Other Lower Priced Models
Since Rolex watches can cost as much as $50,000, you may want to find some of the cheaper options. Other than the above you have the Rolex Datejust II, which is a great do everything, go anywhere timepiece. It is great with jeans, and also with a suit, so it is very versatile and a great go-to watch. This watch can be found from around $7,150.
The Rolex Submariner is recognized by anyone in the world. It has great precision under pressure, and was the first watch with a waterproof depth of 100 meters, or 330 feet in 1953. This watch can be found for a price of $7,500.
The Milguass from Rolex was made in 1956 for technicians and engineers who are exposed to strong magnetic fields. Rolex made this watch by patenting a magnetic shield that let the watch withstand fields up to 1,000 gauss. It can be found for $7,650.