Why Should I Sell My Used Rolex Watch to Gold Kings?
We are local, no putting your Rolex Watch into an envelope and hoping for the best. We understand that most Rolex Watch owners have very tight schedules and we will not waste your time playing games.
-Need more reasons why you should sell your Rolex to Gold Kings?
-We are a member of the Better Business Bureau
-Your watch will never leave your side until money exchanges hands
-Payment is made on the spot
-We pay more for used Rolex Watches than anyone else in the State of Georgia
If you just want to find out the value of your used Rolex Watch, turn to the experts at Gold Kings for your FREE, no-obligation appraisal. Email us, TODAY! The more information you can enter the more accurate your appraisal. All appraisal requests are completed within 24 hours.
Of course, YOU are always welcome visit any of our locations for an instant FREE no-obligation appraisal.
Gold Kings- we take the stress out of selling your used Rolex Watch- you already have enough to worry about.
How To Sell A Rolex Watch
Rolex is always developing and launching new fashionable models yearly. With over $4 billion in watch sales each year, Rolex is by far the largest luxury watch manufacturer in the world. Think those numbers are unreal? That is nothing compared to the yearly sales for used Rolex Watches, estimated at $100 Billion by industry analysts. “Sell my Rolex” is one of the most popular searches on Google.
The demand for new watches leaves current Rolex Watch owners asking themselves “is it the right time to sell my Rolex?” or “What is the best way to sell my Rolex?”
Where Can I Sell My Rolex?
There are a few popular choices for selling a used Rolex Watch: eBay, Craigslist, local jewelers and Gold Kings.
eBay- listing your used Rolex Watch on eBay is not the same a listing a pair of jeans. Listing such an item requires a bit of product knowledge and marketing experience. All eBay listings require a PayPal account and the risks of dealing with less than scrupulous buyers.
Craigslist- it’s a great way to get rid of ever day stuff you no longer want or need. For used Rolex Watch owners, personal safety is a concern- do you post your cell phone number or your home phone number? When a potential buyers calls- can you comfortably invite them into your home? Are you comfortable with meeting a complete stranger in public carrying your Rolex Watch and walking away with cash if the deal goes through?
Local Jewelers- unfortunately, many local jewelers do not stay up to date with current used Rolex Watch prices and they are unable to quickly resell your watch- both factors will decrease their purchase price.
Gold Kings- the perfect solution to your question. One of our primary reasons for establishing our business was to foster and efficient marketplace with a trusted buyer and seller. Atlanta was severely lacking in efficient and trustworthy marketplaces and as a result, we have enjoyed remarkable success. Our personal one on one service puts us miles ahead of online buyers.
How To Tell A Real Rolex From A Fake
If you are in the market for a Rolex watch, you obviously want to be sure you are buying the real thing. The Rolex brand of watches is the most copied watch in the world, some using very advanced counterfeit methods. One think to consider is that if it sounds too good to be true, or is a once in a life time offer, it is probably a fake.
The best thing you can do to determine a watches authenticity is to take the watch to a qualified jeweler or watchmaker that has a specialty in Rolex watches or Rolex repair. In addition, there are some obvious signs you can look out for to help save you some time. Most Rolex watches have very fine mechanical movements that allows the second hand to glide around the dial without noticeable ticks. Keep in mind that counterfeiters know this as well and have found ways to duplicate this.
The next step is to remove the watch band and between the lugs at the twelve position you should see a registered design number. Also, between the lugs at the six position you should see the serial number of the case. If either of these numbers are missing, it is a fake.
Some fake Rolexes have a glass crystal on the underside of the watch that allow you to see the watch movement. While very cool, this trait is not Rolex.
Used Rolex fakes that are gold will not be made of real gold, so look for wear and tear to see if signs of another color metal underneath. Real gold is very heavy and Rolex watches are noticeably heavy compared to fakes. The gold clasp will be engraved with the Rolex emblem. Silver color Rolexes are made of Stainless Steel which is also heavier that metal in fakes.
One model in particular that many people have been scammed with is The Submariner. The bezel on a genuine Submariner turns only counter clockwise and clicks exactly one hundred and twenty times to make a full circle. Fakes often turn in both directions and do not have the same number of clicks. Another feature to look at is the fond of the numbers used in the date. If the six and nine digits on the watch are open, it is not a true Roles Submariner.
Hopefully these suggestions help, but don’t take the counterfeiters for granted. Take the watch to a professional to be sure.
Basic Care And Maintenance Of Rolex Watches
Rolex watches are known for both their precision and elegance. Such a sterling combination of beauty and excellence may be the reason why they command such a high price. Every person who owns a Rolex treats it like a treasured possession. If you own a Rolex and want to cherish it forever, then you have to learn how to take proper care of your watch. A simple care and basic maintenance program will not only keep your Rolex in perfect functioning condition for years to come, but will provide the feel that you are wearing a brand new Rolex every time you wear your watch.
The basic care and maintenance program for Rolex watches includes the following steps:–
1. Wear Your Rolex Regularly Regular wear and use of your Rolex will keep the watch in perfect running condition. By doing so, you can ensure a constant flow of lubricants in the movement. If not used on a regular basis, these lubricants may harden, causing friction within the movement. Eventually, this friction may damage the functioning of the movement. If you do not wear your Rolex regularly, make sure to wind it at least once a week. This will keep the watch gears moving, thus preventing the lubricants from hardening.
2. Cleaning Your Rolex Like any other work of intricate artistry and technology, a Rolex requires occasional cleaning and upkeep. There are many places on the watch where dirt, body oils and other greasy particles accumulate, such as between the links on the bracelet, the area joining the case and the bezel, and around the Cyclops lens. On repeated use, you will see clearly such dirt particles on your Rolex. When such particles are seen, the watch will require a thorough cleaning as described below:
– Before you start cleaning, make sure the winding crown is tightly screwed onto the case. – Since you will be using your hands to clean your watch, washing them thoroughly with soap or hand wash so you avoid transferring any dirt or grease. – Use lukewarm water to rinse off your watch. – Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and ammonia- free mild soap. – Apply this soapy water all over your watch using your hands. – Now, gently scrub the watch to clean it of all dirt particles. Your old toothbrush can be used as an ideal scrub for this purpose. During scrubbing, submerge the watch and the toothbrush into the soapy water at short intervals. – Once you are confident that the Rolex has been cleaned, rinse the watch with lukewarm water. – Using a clean and soft cotton cloth, gently pat the watch until dried. – Since your cloth may not reach the links on the bracelet, you need to use a blower or hair dryer to remove the excess water from the inner surface of the links. – To make your Rolex watch completely dry, you can also use a dry towel to remove any remaining moisture.
3. Removing Scratches from the Bracelet of Your Rolex Watch The bracelet of your Rolex needs special care, as it is prone to scratches. This is especially true of the Oyster bracelet which features polished center links. By polishing the bracelet once every few months, you can retain the brand new look of your Rolex forever. You easily can remove the scratches from the polished center links with little effort and time expended. All you need is a good quality polishing cloth which can be picked from products designed for removing scratches from polished stainless steel and gold surfaces. Such a cloth comes soaked in a special liquid meant for polishing. These polishing cloths are inexpensive and can be used multiple times. When using the polishing cloth on the surface of your bracelet, there are several things you should keep in mind, including –
– Make sure you use the cloth only on the polished surface of your bracelet. If you use it on the non-polished surface, it will damage the brushed finish. – One way to avoid this error is to use a Q-Tip. You can wrap the cloth around its head and comfortably restrict its movement to the polished surface. – Do not exert too much pressure while polishing because only a moderate amount of pressure is needed. – Avoid using circular or cross strokes while polishing. Instead, try to follow the flow of the metal. In other words, go with the grain of the surface and not against the grain. – A minute of polishing usually is enough to remove the fine scratches that appear like hairlines. You may need to devote more time, however, if the scratches are deeper or more prominent. – Finally, avoid polishing surfaces that have no scratches. You will end up removing a fine layer of metal from the surface by way of polishing because the surface has not suffered any indentation in the form of a scratch. Less is more.
4. Winding Your Rolex Rolex watches (except Oysterquartz) are perpetual which means they are self winding. On an average, Rolex watches have a power reserve of 48 hours. If not wound after 48 hours, your Rolex will stop running and appear dead. It is not a major issue, however, because you can manually wind your watch. Simply unscrew the crown to position 2 and wind it about 30 to 40 times and once you have done this, screw the crown back down. There are a few points that you should take into account while winding your watch. They include –
– Winding your Rolex while wearing it on your wrist should be avoided. – If found dead or in a non-functioning mode, do not shake your watch. – Even after you have wound it, do not shake the watch if it does not start working. Simply, rotate your wrist gently, which will allow the watch to rotate as well and may give the rotor inside the “kick start” it needs. – If still the watch does not start, rather than shaking and possibly damaging your Rolex, simply put the watch aside and allow it to start on its own. – Never worry about over-winding your watch as every Rolex has a built-in protection mechanism, which does not allow the movement to be over wound.
5. Waterproof Rolex Most of the Rolex watches come with a tested and guaranteed depth rating of 330 feet. This waterproof nature means that not only can you take a shower wearing your watch, but you also can swim with it. Avoid diving with diving equipment, however, when wearing your watch, because they are not made for deep water. For such aquatic situations, Rolex has created the Submariner and the Sea-Dweller models. When you are diving while wearing these models, however, make sure that the winding crown is tightly screwed down onto the case. Underwater, for any reason, if you have left the winding crown loosely screwed, there is a chance the case may become flooded with water, ultimately damaging your watch. If you choose to purchase a Rolex watch (non-diver’s watches), we suggest the watch should not be worn even while swimming or showering. Treat these watches as only water resistant due to the age and custom work involved with them. Yes, you can wash your hands while wearing your Rolex, but please treat your Rolex with the respect and care that such a great treasure deserves.