One of the most common questions I get every day is how much is my antique Rolex worth, or how much is my watch worth? Since this issue has been discussed in depth on every replica Rolex Pro forum for years, I don’t want to use this report to undermine those conclusions, but just add more information on how to determine the value of your vintage Rolex. How can I know the value of my fake Rolex? So, what’s the best way to sell?
The most common way to get the right pricing is to compare watches correctly. If you want to compare, you first need to know exactly what you have so you can compare it to other examples known on the market to ensure accuracy.
Once your vintage Rolex Submariner has parts replaced, even if they are later Genuine Rolex parts, its collectible value will quickly decline. Of course, if you just replaced the bezel, you can still find period-appropriate parts on the market to replace it with its original condition. Finding the right dial is much more difficult, however, as Rolex dealers around the world carry out replacements as part of a multitude of services to restore Rolex’s water resistance and durability.
What I often see when people send me pictures of their Rolex is that the hands, crown and crystal have changed. The altered hands are immediately visible through the glow of the dial and mismatched hands. Below, you can clearly see the mismatched glow on the dial, with the hands almost green and the dial yellowish. Also, the 24-hour hand is not installed correctly. This should immediately ring your alarm and tell you that something unoriginal happened and someone fixed it by mistake….
During repairs, Rolex cleaned the movement, pressure-tested the case, replaced the gaskets, and replaced the hands frequently to bring them back to life. Radium watches were banned after 1964, and then tritium watches lost their luster within 15 years. Therefore, before you start comparing your Rolex to other Rolexes, it is useful to double check that all parts are genuine. There are hardly any stable rules when it comes to collecting Rolexes. When you delve into the world of replica Rolex, you will find that there are always exceptions.
For some early models from the ’30s and ’40s, you’ll see references added to the case back. If you know the reference, you know what model it is. Since most replica Rolex models have small holes in the case and pushpins that hold the bracelet tightly to the case, it is easy to remove the bracelet and use the small pins to write down the Rolex serial number and serial number. At the end of this report, I will summarize the most commonly used Rolex reference numbers for you.
Since Rolex is a smart company and they have produced many fake Rolex models over the years, they have done a really good job of having a system that stamps the serial number on the date of manufacture.