Obviously, the price of your Rolex is going to be affected by the physical condition that it is in. While we understand that there is going to be a certain amount of visible aging on older models, there are a few different things that can massively change the amount that you can get for your Rolex.
In the interest of trying to be transparent with you, we thought we would take a look at what factors affect the condition of your Rolex and the corresponding impact that we have on the price that we can offer you.
Minor Cosmetic Damage
Unless you’re one of the few people that bought a Rolex and left it sitting inside a drawer without wearing it for 30 years to take it out and sell it for maximum value, your watch will probably have minor cosmetic damage.
This type of damage is perfectly normal and comes from somebody wearing the watch every day but still taking good care of it. If you are looking to sell your Rolex, most collectors and ourselves aren’t particularly bothered by cosmetic damage.
If your Rolex has any replaced parts, then it’s going to affect the value. It may seem perfectly normal for you to replace parts of your Rolex over time, especially if you are wearing it every day. You might get a new wrist strap or have to replace the face of the watch. These parts will most often be Rolex parts, but they’re not the original components of the watch. This will bring the price down because it’s not the same product that was released to the public years ago.
You should try and avoid these parts where you can. It’s difficult when the watch needs repairing, but if possible, try and avoid replacing anything.
Signs of Age Aren’t Necessarily Bad
The great thing about Rolexes is that even when they show signs of aging, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There are lots of situations where the value of the Rolex has improved with signs of aging. They represent part of history to collectors, and this makes them very popular.
It’s more of a case-by-case basis, so you need to carefully look at your Rolex before you try and sell it, but just know that, even though your watch looks a little beaten up, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a good price for it.
Selling a Rolex Can Hinge on the Condition
As you can probably tell, the overall condition of your Rolex can affect how much money you would get for it. If you’re going to sell a Rolex, then try and keep it in good condition when you own it. If you get your watch professionally cleaned, ensure that they don’t use any harmful chemicals. Otherwise, you can definitely benefit from a Rolex that is in slightly worn condition. The passage of time helps to add distinctive markings to the watch, and some collectors like this. We can give you a pretty good price regardless, so feel free to ask us what we can do for you.