There’s a certain cachet about Rolexes – to own one is an immediate marker of success and prestige. From movies to racetracks and golf tournaments, Rolex is an identifiable brand that exudes luxury. You can wear them at the pool, to an afternoon barbecue, and then to a wedding all in the same day. A Rolex looks just as good with a surfboard as it does a gin and tonic. It’s what makes it one of our favorite products to buy!
Part of what makes Rolex watches so enduring are the way they are manufactured. Rolex stainless steel is more rust and corrosion resistant, somewhat harder than other steels, and can hold polish extremely well when properly cared for. Rolex is scrupulous in their standards and manufacturing process, so you can be sure that whatever you’re getting is absolutely the top of the line.
They hold their value well – and in some cases, increase their value significantly depending on its rarity and condition. We most often see sport models in this particular category, simply because of how popular they are and how difficult it is to find them. They each offer a certain element that caters to a certain profession or lifestyle, which is what makes them even more functional and desirable. And of course, in addition to being well-crafted, they are functional and aesthetically pleasing, which is partially why we love them!
Should you walk into a store that sells Rolex watches, you won’t find a stainless steel Rolex sport model displayed in any of their cases. Instead, retailers keep a waiting list of prospective buyers for when that opportunity comes along. If you are looking to sell your Rolex, why not connect with us so we can give you the best offer you will find in the DMV area?
Some of the most popular sport models are as follows:
Submariner: Today’s dive watches owe a great deal to Rolex, as they were the first to offer a water resistant timepiece that could be submerged up to 100 meters. The technology has since been expanded, but the Submariner still tops the chart of dive watches, and even had a military version that was standard issue for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence.
Sea-Dweller: The Sea-Dweller takes the Submariner a step further by offering divers the option to go even further underwater. Perfect for those who will be submerged closer to the 1,000 meter or more range.
Daytona: This is probably one of the most familiar types of Rolexes, largely in part to Paul Newman. He wore the watch in his 1969 drama, “Winning,” and it was a familiar part of his image in photo shoots, the movie, and as a racecar driver. We’ve bought vintage Daytonas as recently as last month, and paid six figures for a vintage “Paul Newman Daytona” in the past.
GMT Master II: These were evolved from an earlier iteration designed for Pan Am airline crews on long-haul flights. Their unique marker is that they allow the user to see times in two different time zones simultaneously.
Explorer & Explorer II: Inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s successful climb to the peak of Mount Everest, this watch is meant for the adventurer at heart.
Yacht-Master: Perfect for the sailor who is equally comfortable on a boat or in the sea, especially for those who enjoy racing boats.
If your Rolex sport model is in good condition and you’re ready to sell, make an appointment or call our Baltimore store at 410-403-3091. We’d be delighted to meet with you in a private, one-on-one consultation to ensure you get the fairest and best offer possible.
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