How to Buy your First Rolex in 2022: How exciting, you’re thinking about buying your first Rolex. Don’t know where to start? Well, start right here. It’s a massive decision, but that doesn’t mean it has to be scary. With the right research and preparation, you’ll be more than ready to take the plunge and invest in a luxury timepiece.
Start off by asking yourself two questions
There are a couple of questions you should consider before purchasing a Rolex. It’s important not to impulse buy a luxury item of this kind as you could end up with a timepiece you don’t actually like.
Does a Rolex fit with my style?
What is it that you want from Rolex, a stunning timepiece or the brand logo? Rolex makes watches for every occasion, whether that be a fancy dinner or a climb up a mountain. As your first luxury timepiece, it may be sensible to choose a Rolex that can be worn to every occasion and is versatile. If you purchase a Rolex model that doesn’t fit in with your personal style, then you may find yourself leaving it off as it doesn’t go with what you wear from day to day. Take time to research the different Rolex models to ensure you’re investing in a timepiece you’ll actually wear.
Can I afford a Rolex?
If the answer to this question is yes, if I eat pesto pasta for three months afterwards, then it might be a good idea to wait a few years before taking the plunge. What you don’t want to do is pay for a Rolex you can’t afford later down the line. Don’t just put a Rolex on a credit card and expect it to pay for itself, because surprise surprise, it won’t. Only look into purchasing a Rolex when you feel financially ready to do so.
Next, decide whether you’re opting for a new or pre-loved Rolex
There are two popular options when it comes to buying your first Rolex. One of the options is to buy brand new, which means you will pay full price for the item and you get all the original papers with the item.
However, don’t discard the second option, buying pre-loved. Specific Rolex models can sometimes have huge waiting times, even waiting lists, which means your perfect watch may not be available immediately. This isn’t the case when it comes to second-hand Rolexes. You can buy your timepiece, and be wearing it the very same day. Also, you may find you’re getting a better price on a second-hand watch because luxury watch brands, like Rolex, have a habit of introducing regular price increases.
Have your non-negotiables when it comes to details
Do you want a large bezel or a smaller one? Do you want stainless steel or gold details? Do you want your Rolex to display a day in a cyclops lens? Rolex offers so many different options when it comes to the individual elements of their timepieces. For example, you want the size of your timepiece to be proportional to your wrist. Therefore if you have a larger wrist, you might want to opt for a larger dial size. Other things to take into consideration are the material of the watch and the design of the Rolex bracelet.
It’s time to go into a store and try some on
Here’s the fun part. It’s time to go into a Rolex store or a reputable dealer to try some watches on. Although there really is no perfect time to buy your first Rolex, going into a store will definitely help you with deciding as to whether this watch is worth it. Don’t feel pressured to make a purchase just because you’re there. Instead, leave and take some time to think about it. In a couple of weeks, if you’ve realised you really can’t stop thinking about the Rolex GMT Master, then make the purchase.
Make sure to buy from a reputable dealer so you know what you’re buying is authentic
If you feel prepared and ready to make a commitment to a Rolex in 2022, then go for it! The one thing to be aware of is that you’re buying from a reputable Rolex dealer. The last thing you want is to find out you’ve spent all your money on a counterfeit timepiece. Other than that, happy Rolex shopping!