Second Hand Rolex Watches Australia
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If you are in search of an authentic second hand Rolex watch without the new price tag, look no further than our preowned luxury watches at Luxe.It.Fwd! One of the most recognisable luxury watch brands around the world, Rolex is known for their iconic designs and inspired engineering.
WHY WE LOVE ROLEX!
Before the invention of the wristwatch, watches were carried safely and securely inside the pockets of clothing; protected from the elements and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Once men began wearing watches on their wrists in the early 1900s, it soon became apparent that the constant exposure to rain, moisture, heat and knocks made for a much more fragile and less accurate version of its predecessor. Foreseeing incredible potential for the wristwatch in modern society, 24-year-old Hans Wilsdorf set out to reinvent it in a way that was not only elegant, but reliable as well.
Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex in 1905 and it didn’t take long for the company to become internationally renowned for its innovation in watchmaking. By the 1920s, Rolex had created the world’s first waterproof wristwatch with the invention of the Rolex “Oyster”. To prove the watch was indeed waterproof, English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze wore a Rolex Oyster across the English Chanel and despite being in the water for over 10 hours, the watch remained in perfect working order by the end of her swim. This incredible feat provided the foundation on which Rolex has since built its reputation for manufacturing the highest quality mechanical watches on the market. Indeed, their superior durability and sophistication has made Rolex watches one of the most sought after on the second hand market.
To commemorate the company’s 40th anniversary, Rolex launched the “Datejust” watch in 1945 as a celebration of the company’s contributions to the modern wristwatch. The Datejust was the first ever self-winding waterproof chronometer watch to display the date at 3 o’clock, an instantly recognisable design that is still a favourite throughout the business world. In 1957, Rolex introduced a petite version giving birth to the classic women’s watch, the Lady-Datejust. Offered in a 28mm size better suited to slender wrists, the Lady-Datejust was the perfect combination of elegance, glamour, and precision.
Seen as the ultimate status symbol, the Rolex Day-Date is one of the most expensive watches in Rolex’s current collection. First launched in 1956, it was the first wristwatch to offer a calendar with a day display in addition to the date. The Day-date has been the prime choice of many leaders and heads of State around the globe, with prices starting from a whopping $34,500, though savings can certainly be made when buying second hand Rolexes.
While the Day-date is regarded as the epitome of wealth and luxury, the brand’s most popular model to date is the Rolex Submariner. Made famous by the original James Bond movies, the Rolex Submariner was the first wristwatch that divers could take to a depth of 100m. Since its introduction in 1953, the Rolex Submariner design has basically remained unchanged, attributing to its iconic status and popularity as a second hand watch. With its simplistic and timeless design, it remains one of the most versatile models on the market, at home in the depths of the ocean or at a black-tie event.
One of the most sought-after pieces in the world – the Rolex Daytona is extremely difficult to purchase new, with incredibly long waitlists for both the gold and steel versions, leading many watch enthusiasts to turn to second hand Rolexes. Inspired by race car drivers and enthusiasts, Rolex introduced the mesmerising Daytona dial in 1963 to celebrate the world of professional racing. The design features 3 sub dials and tachymetric bezel allowing endurance racing drivers the ability to measure time elapsed in hours, minutes, and seconds, similar to a stopwatch. Designed to be the ultimate timing tool for drivers, the iconic dial soon became popular among movie stars as well as the general public and continues to be endlessly celebrated and reproduced by other designers. With such a high demand it is no surprise the Daytona is difficult to get your hands on, but it is all the more reason to turn to the second hand market when shopping for Rolex watches.
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Rolex watches are renowned for their quality craftsmanship and durability, making them extremely popular in the second hand designer watch market. If you are in search of a used Rolex watch but are not wanting to pay the full retail price, then Luxe.It.Fwd is your answer. Shop our amazing range of quality preloved Rolex watches with peace of mind that every product has been rigorously authenticated by our specialist authenticators. Don’t forget we also offer Afterpay and Zip as well as free and fast shipping Australia-wide.