Not only do we sell Rolex watches here at Watch Collectors, but we also buy and part-exchange genuine unworn, used and pre-owned Rolex watches from customers. All our Rolex watches are covered under our 12 Months Warranty, covering parts and labour. Whilst most of our Rolex watches also come with their original papers and with Rolex’s own international warranty, all of our Rolex watches are verified for authenticity by our experts who have 30 years’ experience in watchmaking.
Feel free to bring your watch in for review by one of our staff or to come view one of our watches in our office and private viewing room, located in South Molton Street, London. Alternatively, you can also buy watches on our website to be delivered to your door.
Rolex is the most renowned name in the watch industry and its watches the most desired. Since the company’s establishment in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex has been globally recognized and celebrated for producing wristwatches par excellence.
Introduced into the watchmaking industry at a time when pocket watches were the norm, the appeal of an elegant and reliable wristwatch was obvious to Wilsdorf. From the beginning Rolex has been revolutionary in its approach to design, reforming style and form. This instance foretold the influence Rolex would have in watchmaking as a key player in developing and sophisticating the features of a watch.
In 1926 Rolex created the world’s first waterproof watch – the Rolex Oyster. A year later this Rolex model crossed the English Channel on the wrist of English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze. Her challenging 10-hour swim provided the perfect scenario to test the credibility of the Rolex Oyster, which emerged successfully intact from the sea, along with Mercedes, affirming the Rolex brand.
Rolex continued their revolutionary streak in 1931 with their invention of the first self-winding movement. Rolex models that have this automatic mechanism can usually be distinguished by the word “perpetual” on the Rolex dial. Their improvements and developments to watchmaking, which continue today, set the standard for other watchmakers and is what makes Rolex leaders in the industry.
Rolex have developed a collection of different models to cater to individual tastes since, from specialist sports watches to classic watches. Some of their most sought after models have become globally recognized and established names in their own right, such as the Datejust, Day-Date, Daytona, Submariner, Explorer, Yachtmaster and GMT-Master.