Everyone has heard of Rolex watches, if not for the fine quality and intricate detailing, then at least with regards to the price tag and investment potential. Owning a Rolex is as much a sign of status and style as it is a reflection of wealth, with Rolex rolling out different models and variations on a consistent basis – always with limited numbers and with their own unique spin on what makes a truly great and timeless watch.
The Rolex Submariner is first and foremost a divers watch, combining the classic Rolex aesthetic with a superior waterproofing which allows the watch to be used to depth of 1,000ft. Debuted in 1953 prior to a market launch in 1954, the watch rose to fame when a Rolex Submariner was worn by Sean Connery in James Bond – become a staple for professional divers and those looking to mix luxury with pleasure.
With that said, and with such a famous face behind the watches’ first Hollywood outing, what is it about the Rolex Submariner that makes it such a timeless investment – as popular now as it was in 1953?
Everything you need to know about the Rolex Submariner
The Rolex Submariner may boast a range of features and impressive capabilities, but its presentation and aesthetic is as elegant and stylish as a standard Rolex model. What this means for buyers is that the Rolex Submariner is just as likely to be worn for the everyday as it is to be worn by an underwater diver or thrill seeker – ticking the boxes of both functionality and style that Rolex are so highly regarded for.
As well as its industry leading water resistance and durability, the Submariner has an additional graduated ring around the outside of the watch face, which lets the user know how long they have been submerged so that they can accurately and safely navigate their return to the surface with the correct number of decompression stops.
Other core features of the Submariner include the robust build quality, the durable materials, the iconic watch face with the Rolex logo in the center, and the variable color schemes which can be tailored to the buyers preference when buying new.
The Rolex Submariner has been around for almost 50 years, which means that the market is not only rife for new models but is also primed and ready for those looking to sell their used and investment Rolexes. With that said, how do you go about selling a Rolex Submariner and making sure that you get a fair and accurate price for your sale?
Selling a Rolex Submariner
It has never been difficult to sell an authentic Rolex. A universal sign of prestige, these watches are in a league of their own and, when placed on the right platform and under the eye of the right appraisers, can sell for a fair value.
One of the crucial things to note about the Rolex Submariner is its time on the market, and thus the wide range of both new and original models which are available. A lot is made of how to separate authentic and fake Rolex watches on the seller market, but we tend to find that buyers also want to know about the model they are purchasing – its individual history, and where it came from.
The Rolex Submariner is responsible for Rolexes place in the luxury dive watch market; however, its design and stylish aesthetic lend it to the everyday as well as the adventurous. Over time, the designs have changed both through improvement and innovation – with buyers paying great deal of attention to the reference numbers in identifying the most valuable and sought after models, and those with a little less recognition.
When it comes to selling a Rolex Submariner, getting the right valuation from a professional watch buyer is key – with mint condition Rolexes selling for the best price based on their functionality and appearance.
And one final tip from us: if you’re selling online (as has become the norm for many buyer and seller marketplaces in the modern world), make sure the photos of your timepiece are as high quality as possible. The better the photo, the higher your chance of a fair and accurate appraisal and quote.