Rolex appraisal

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Mearto Specialist:

Jonty C.

Jonty has been working in the jewellery field for more than 40 years, 15 of which he spent in senior positions at Sotheby’s. In 1999, he fulfilled a long-held dream and started his own private consulting business in London. Jonty is a qualified gemmologist and diamond expert and an appraiser for jewellery and watches. He is a diamond broker and gemologist, and is a Registered Expert Witness (Civil) in the United Kingdom.

When it comes to luxury timepieces, Rolex stands out as an iconic brand synonymous with precision, craftsmanship, and status. If you own a Rolex watch and are looking to have it appraised for its true market value, this guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the appraisal process. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time Rolex owner, understanding the key factors that influence a watch's appraisal value is crucial.

We regularly give a Rolex appraisal and here is a recent example

18kt yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Daytona Cosmograph automatic watch. $20,000 - $21,500

What to Look for in Preowned Rolex?

Condition:- Assess the case, bracelet, and crystal for scratches, dents, or signs of wear.- Examine the dial for any discoloration or damage.

Authentication:- Ensure the watch is genuine by seeking the expertise of certified Rolex appraisers or get an online appraisal with Mearto.- Verify serial numbers, case backs, and other identifying features.

Documentation:- Collect original documents, such as the warranty card, manuals, and box.- Note the watch's service history and any modifications.

Movement and Functionality:- Evaluate the accuracy of the movement and any complications.- Confirm that all functions, including the date change, operate smoothly.

Important Rolex Models

Oyster Perpetual:- Introduced in 1926, the Oyster Perpetual was Rolex's first waterproof and dustproof watch.- Key models: Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Day-Date, and Explorer.

Submariner:- Launched in 1953 as the world's first diver's watch.- Look for iconic models like the Submariner "No Date" and Submariner Date.

Daytona:- Originally designed for racing drivers in 1963.- Models like the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman are highly coveted by collectors.

GMT-Master:- Developed in collaboration with Pan American Airways in 1954 for pilots.- Noteworthy models include the GMT-Master II Pepsi and Batman.

Understanding the history of important Rolex models provides insight into the heritage and significance of these timepieces. When appraising preowned Rolex watches, meticulous attention to condition, authenticity, and documentation is crucial. The market for very rare Rolex types is vibrant, with certain models achieving astronomical prices at auctions. Keep these factors in mind to ensure a comprehensive and accurate appraisal of your Rolex watch, whether for personal valuation or potential sale in the future.

What our customers say:

150,000+ satisfied customers

4.6/5 ★★★★★ rating

I received a response and information regarding my items in less than 48 hours, which I appreciated. The appraiser was very knowledgable.

Kristal Hicks Torpey

I highly recommend Mearto if you're curious of the value or background of any item in your home.
The appraisal I received from Mearto was detailed and thorough.

Austin Phillips

I received a quality appraisal in less than 48 hours. I also acquired a second opinion of an industry expert who concurred with Mearto's appraised value.  

Todd Roper

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