You know everything about investments in silver, gold and oil, but what about watches? They are a fascinating and fun alternative to other types of investment, because some retain their value very well and others increase in value as time goes on. Below we recommend the 6 Rolex watches to have the best value.
1.The Oyster Products Of The Rolex Series
This watch is a direct descendant of the original enamel watch introduced in 1926, the world’s first waterproof watch, and the basis of Rolex. Oyster 114300BKSO replica watches silver tone stainless steel case with a silver stainless steel bracelet. Stainless steel bezel with dome. Black dial with silver hands and index hour markers. The Oyster perpetual is a simple, straightforward, yet robust collection.
- Rolex Daytona 116500
Daytona has always been a Rolex sports watch. Originally designed for racing drivers, the Rolex Daytona features a highly accurate chronograph, a large, easy-to-read dial and timeless coolness.
This replica Rolex Daytona 116500 watches is a beautiful male watch. It has a round face, a chronograph, small second seconds, a tachometer dial and a hand pacemaker. It is completed with a stainless steel band that opens and closes with a secure top closure.
- Rolex Datejust 116233
The Rolex Oyster Men’s Perpetual Logging Model 116233 is a true classic in the eyes of replica watch lovers around the world. It is not only elegant, but also durable and highly accurate. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel Case 36mm, silver dial luminous hands and Index hour markers, stainless steel Bracelet and 18k yellow gold Oyster Oysterclasp.
4.Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
116400GV Milgauss’ green sapphire crystal has quickly become one of the hallmarks of the Rolex diamagnetic watch collection. No other watches in replica Rolex current catalogue are equipped with sapphire crystals in green or any other color. However, at present, all Milgauss watches in production are shipped with green sapphire crystal. An exclusive feature that was originally introduced as a way for Rolex to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Milgauss line.
- Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO
This very popular GMT-Master II replica in steel became known as “Batman.” Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel. Two-color red and blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals and graduations. Replica GMT-Master II 126710BLRO with an increased 70 hour power reserve, while a refined case shape and Jubilee bracelet further differentiate it from Rolex’s other sports watches and make this timepiece a modern take on a true classic.
- Rolex Submariner 116610LV
Rolex Submariner is a very iconic men’s watch. Its appearance has always been the “simply beautiful” representative design, the simple dial and style based diving bezel is more atmospheric, which is also in line with most people. Aesthetic. 40mm Stainless Steel Case, came with a stand-out green bezel and was the first instance of the “Maxi” dial in a submariner. Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet. Rolex’s Submariner is undoubtedly the most successful and popular replica watch. One.
To someone who’s not all that interested in dive watches, many of them may look alike. But if you are into collecting dive watches, you’re always looking for another one to buy. In doing so, you have several options: you can go vintage, imitation watch stick with the classics from established brands, or maybe even consider some of the many alternatives out there from start-up, re-launched, and boutique dive watch brands.Breitling replica
- Aegir Instruments watch
In 2007, Australian diver Todd Caldwell started to bring his vision of the perfect dive watch to life. The result is 42-mm in case diameter, water-resistant to 701 meters, and can be ordered with a rotating (CD-2) or fixed bezel (CD-1). A nice feature: the watch is powered by a Soprod A10 movement.
2.Aquadive Bathyscaphe 300
A legendary dive watch brand from the past returned in 2011, using the same case as the legendary “Bathyscaphe” model from the 1970s (but not its depth-meter functionality). There are 43-mm and 47-mm models available, both with up to 3,000 meters of water resistance, with different functions and movements, and there are even some new old stock (NOS) models available.
- Germano Walter T-500
For the last 10 years, Pietro Germano and Alexander Walter have been offering vintage-inspired watches in small numbers out of Germany. The current model T~500 is available with either an ETA 2892 or a NOS 2472, and the bezel can be locked with a second crown at 4 o’clock.
- Helberg CH1 SS1
These two German brands (introduced in 2011 and 2013) from Clemens Helberg offer endless possibilities for personalization, and the Orca model even allows the owner to swap the case after the configuration (remember the Aquatique from Japy?). The watches’ maximum water resistance is an impressive 6,000 meters.
- Pita Oceana DLC
In 2005, this Spanish AHCI member presented a rather unusual dive watch powered by a base caliber from ETA: The up-to-5,000 meter water-resistant Oceana doesn’t need a crown, since it is operated via its caseback.
Any watch made before 1990 could be considered vintage, although some collectors put the maximum year of “vintage” at 1980 or even earlier. I’d like to use 1990 as the baseline for this article, which offers my tips on buying vintage watches, but in the end you’ll have to decide for yourself whether a given watch is old enough for you to qualify it as “vintage.”
There are two very important questions to consider when it comes to buying vintage watches:
- Can you and do you trust the seller of the watch?
Does the seller have a good reputation when it comes to selling vintage watches? Investigate! There are enough forums, Facebook groups and blogs out there that might have mentioned the seller in a positive — or negative — manner. Although it might sound cliché, also learn to trust your gut feelings. If the purchase doesn’t feel good or legit, let it go, and rest assured that another nice vintage piece will come along.
- Have you gained as much knowledge as you can on the watch you want to buy?
There is quite a bit of coverage out there on vintage watches. Google is your best friend if you’re just starting out. Sometimes you will find relatively small websites that specialize in just one brand or even one model, and these can be gems. An example is this website on vintage Omega Constellation watches. A truly amazing source of information, and all for free. And along with websites, we also have these old-fashioned things called books. Don’t forget about those.
The publisher Mondani has done a good job on documenting replica Rolex watches, but another book on Speedmaster watches (by WatchPrint), Moonwatch Only, sets new standards. Books such as these may seem expensive, but they can prevent you from making mistakes that will cost you a fortune later. Read here why you should invest in a good book on watches. Another interesting source of information are the auction-house websites and catalogs.
Beyond all that, there are a few other things to consider:
Don’t expect invoices from the 1950s and 1960s to be included in the sale. I assume your parents or grandparents don’t have these anymore either, do they? It is important that a vintage watch is technically in good working order. If not, you can go through hell with regards to the availability (and prices!) of spare parts. It can be a long road. I had to wait for over a year on a silly movement part for one of my 1950s Omegas. Some watchmakers are able to reproduce the parts themselves, or reuse something from another movement. It would be best if the watch is serviced at the manufacture, but having receipts from a good watchmaker will also do the job — as long as there is some kind of proof that the watch has been taken care of.
Box and papers
If a watch is 30 or 40 years old, it is quite common that its original boxes and manuals are gone. If possible, make sure to get the correct box for your watch. It should match the actual watch or at least be period-correct. Through the years, some imitation watch brands used different boxes for their watches. Some brands can supply you with information on the correct boxes and manuals.
One more topic I would mention is “provenance.” Be very careful when a watch seller offers you items that speak to a watch’s provenance in order to prove to you that it is authentic. These may include photos of people wearing the watch to napkins with the signature of the first owner. I’m not joking here, unfortunately. Only real provenance counts. Acceptable items include invoices with mention of the correct serial number and/or movement number and the work performed on the watch, as well as original, stamped papers and warranty cards. Do not pay a premium for items that look fishy or have the slightest signs of being fabricated to make a sale.