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Rolex Watches: Time to Invest

Exquisite Timepieces.. Ahead of Their Time 

Rolex watches have been an icon of ingenuity, precision and craftsmanship since the early 1900’s. It was over a hundred years ago that Rolex wristwatches designated the ultimate compass of quality and design in timepieces. Over a century of accomplishment and innovation by Rolex watch designs include chronometer certification, self-winding mechanisms, automatic time calibration and quartz movement. A name synonymous with luxury and precision, Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand and among the 100 most valuable global brands.

Rolex Deep Sea

Founded in 1905, “Wilsdorf and Davis” began manufacturing and distributing wristwatches to jewelers in surrounding areas of London. Hans Wilsdorf and brother-in-law, Alfred Davis officially changed the trademark to “Rolex” in 1908 and opened an office in Switzerland. Rolex received the first ever Official Chronometer Certification to be awarded to a wristwatch just two years later. Becoming the first in 1910, Rolex remains the record holder today for most certified chronometer movements in wristwatches.

Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis continued breaking records with the exceptional precision of Rolex wristwatches, awarded with a Class “A” precision certificate in 1914 from The Kew Observatory in Great Britain. The flawless designs of remarkable engineering are seen as clearly today as they had been recognized on those infamous early decades of the 20th century. Rolex wristwatches are certainly standing the test of time, with continued innovation and impeccable quality.

A previously-owned Rolex watch has been revered and suggested as one of the wisest investment choices in both England and America. With retail prices for brand new models rising, there has been an increased popularity and availability of previously-owned Rolex watches. Rolex watches, particularly GMT-Master, Daytona and Submariner models have proven to maintain, and often rise in value over time.

Rolex Wristwatch

As consumers, we may never see a more fitting time to invest in a classic timepiece by Rolex. With jewelry retailers offering previously-owned Rolex watches with CW21 certification at remarkably affordable rates, it is undoubtedly time (no pun intended) to invest in a previously-owned luxury Rolex watch. The time to invest in a Rolex is at an all time high for luxury previously owned models. Raymond Lee Jewelers prides itself in being an industry leader in luxury pre-owned watches.  Located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, Raymond Lee Jewelers can offer the best value high end watches on the web.

Whether purchased for a loved one (this includes you), or for future use as a family keepsake, there has never been a better time to invest in a previously-owned Rolex wristwatch. As the ultimate emblem of innovation, accomplishment and cultural heritage, a previously-owned Rolex watch is not only a wise investment, but a sentimental and symbolic one as well.

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Since 1983 Raymond Lee Jewelers has been a leader in buying and selling luxury preowned watches. Every watch Raymond Lee buys and sells is fully inspected and serviced by a our on-site certifed watch technician. At Raymond Lee Jewelers, we are able to provide the best prices on the web because of the volume of high end watches watches bought and sold.

CLICK HERE for Additional Info on luxury Pre-Owned Watches, Watch Trades and Watch Repair at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Corum: A History- Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Corum Coin Watch

Like many of the luxury watch brands, Corum traces its roots to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. It is no wonder Corum chose this small city to open their first store in 1955, as it has one of the richest history in regards to watch making. The two original founders, Simone Ries and Rene Bannwart decided to join with established watchmaker, Gaston Ries. These three great minds combined to create a company that relied on traditional craftsmanship but did not adhere to traditional watch design, which led to amazingly creative collections.

One example of Corums wonderfully refreshing innovation is its unique Liberty Eagle Watch. This watch featured a real $20 United States gold coin that was cut in half, a luxury movement was inserted and all three were inserted into a watch case. These watches tended to have an open case back so one could see and feel the gold coin in the back. This watch became an international best seller and established Corum as a true contender in the luxury watch market. Watch Repair.

As the decades wore on, Corum did not sit idly by they instead started to create a legacy of great watches. The Golden Bridge, Limelight, Romulus and the very popular Admiral’s Cup collections were all released and afforded Curom the ability to grow. Corums owed much of its success to its open minded attitude which is rarely seen in the luxury watch making industry; many established brands would baulk at trying something drastically different. Corum also has the unique ability to be flexible, which allows it to better respond to market trends.

In 1998 a majority interest in the company was acquired by successful businessman Severin Wunderman. Mr. Wunderman has personally taken part in the business aspects of the company but has worked hard on continuing Corum’s progressive attitude. In the meantime, the master watchmakers at La-Chaux-de-Fonds continue to produce the magnificent timepieces – including such masterpieces as the Minute Repeater and Minute Repeater/Tourbillon – which has garnered world wide recognition. Some of their most sought after pieces are the Admiral’s Cup, Golden Bridge, Ti-Bridge Titanium and the Padlock watch.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Bigger is Not Always Better!- Watch Sell

Watch Sell

Vintage Patek Philippe

Over the last decade there has been a large shift in the luxury watch market towards timepieces with big and over sized cases. Many luxury brands such as Panerai, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling and Omega have released collections with cases that measured 44mm diameter or larger. Even Rolex who has a history of making mid sized watches embraced the trend; in 2007 they released the Yacht-Master II with a case that measured 44mm. The Yacht-Master II like many large watches has a thick case that really make it’s presence known and can even make the biggest wrist look small. These large sports watches are great attention getter and suit those who don’t mind having their watch get all the limelight.

Now during the past couple of years there has been a steadily growing group of consumers who are pushing for a return to form. This growing segment of  the market is purchasing timepieces that mirror the trends of the past, when watches rarely exceeded 37mm. The timepieces of the 50’s and 60’s traded flash for a more subdued beauty; these watches were made to compliment an outfit rather than outshine it. A great example of a classically created watch is the Patek Philippe Calatrava with a 37mm case, a stark, cream colored dial and only a small second sub dial. These type of watches tend to be attached to beautiful brown/black crocodile straps or had a small stainless steel bands. This new trend is so strong that consumers who can’t find a more modern interpretation of the classic wristwatch are actually going out and buying vintage pieces. We here at Raymond Lee Jewelers have a wide verity of vintage timepieces at amazing prices. Watch Sell.

Whether you prefer a large or a midsized watch, your watch collection in all honesty should have one of each. I know my last statement will sound like heresy to consumers who are steadfast in their adhere to a certain watch size but it is true. Watches are more than just a reliable way to tell time; they are silent and unique way of expressing something about ourselves to the world. Both watches have their time and place for example a large watch should be worn with a more casual outfit to spice it up. If you are dressing for a date or important social event, large wristwatches are a great option as they tend to attract attention and stands you out from the crowd. A midsized watch on the other hand should be worn at the office especially if you are wearing a suit. These watches lay low on the wrist and tend to only peek from underneath a dress shirt; giving those you work with a brief glimpse of luxury and often leave your coworkers wondering about whats on your wrist. These watches were created to enhance a great suit or tux not overpower it. If you are looking for a watch that is in-between perhaps purchasing a midsized watch that has a rose gold case, this is a great compromise as it catches a lot of attention but still radiates a timeless presence.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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