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New Rolex MSRP List Effective May 10, 2011

Effective May 10th, 2011: Rolex MSRP Updates

Many of you are already aware of the genuine admiration  have for the Rolex timepiece. Perhaps our post outlining the logistics of a Certified Pre-Owned Rolex Watch as a Wise Investment or the Don’t be Fooled by a Faux: A Genuine Rolex Watch Reference, warning our readers of the sure fire signs that define a fake Rolex may have tipped you off as to just how dear we hold these exquisite timepieces to our hearts.

Rolex Submariner

In the process of learning about the intricate engineering of certified chronometer movements, self-winding mechanisms, automatic time calibration and quartz movements that belong to Rolex timepieces, I have indeed become more of a devoted fan to the ultimate name in precision and luxury than I ever considered possible.

This history and evolution of the Rolex timepiece is an intriguing, award-winning and record-breaking tale of master engineering. Rolex timepieces remain the ultimate standard of quality craftsmanship, standing the test of time in every way.

The MSRP of Rolex Watch Models has been updated. The newly released prices will be effective starting today, May 10, 2011.

Please be patient with us, as we catalog the directory of all new Rolex MSRP prices at RaymondLeeJewelers.com. This blog entry will soon be updated with a direct link to a complete directory of updated Rolex Watch MSRP Listings, organized by Model Number on the Raymond Lee Jewelers Website.

For the time being, I’d like to offer you a quick overview ofthe most popular Rolex Wristwatch Models, along with their updated MSRP values.  If you should have a particular request for a Rolex MSRP that is not listed here, please email the Rolex model number you would like to see the current MSRP of to alex@webuybigdiamonds.com, and I’ll be happy to send you the requested prices as soon as possible.

Effective Today: Rolex Watch MSRP Updates

Prices and Model Information Effective May 10, 2011, Subject to change without notice.

Rolex Oyster Datejust

Oyster Perpetual Air King 34mm

  • 114200 – $4,950.00

– – Stainless Steel, domed bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70190

  • 114234  – $6,000.00

– – Stainless Steel Case, 18kt white gold fluted bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70190

  • 114234 – $7,750.00 *

– W/ 11 diamonds set on Roman dial and Oyster Bracelet 70190 *

Oyster Perpetual Date 34mm

  • 115200 – $6,100.00

— Stainless Steel, domed bezel, 31 jeweler chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70200

  • 115210 – $6,150.00

— Stainless Steel, engine-turned bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 72190

  • 115234 – $7,150.00

— Stainless Steel case, 18kt white gold fluted bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 72190

115234$7,950.00 *

–W/ 5 diamonds set on Arabic dial and Oyster bracelet 72190 *

Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 26mm

  • 179136 – $51,300.00

— Platinum, bezel set with 42 diamonds, 10 diamonds set on dial, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with President bracelet 83136

  • 179136 – $79,700.00 *

— W/ Mother-of-Pearl diamond dial and “President Karat” bracelet 84136 *


Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II 40mm

  • 116710 – $7,900.00

— Stainless Steel, special 24-hour Cerachrom bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78200

  • 116713 – $11,750.00

–Stainless Steel case, 18kt yellow gold bezel, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78203

  • 116718 – $29,500.00

— 18kt yellow gold, special 24-hour Cerachrom bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78208

Oyster Perpetual Submariners

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 40mm

116610 – $8,000.00

— Stainless steel, pressure-proof to 1,000 feet, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock clasp and Oyster bracelet 97200

Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea 44mm

116660 – $10,650.00 

— Stainless steel, pressure-proof to 12,800 feet, helium escape valve, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock and fliplock clasp and extension link Oyster bracelet 98210

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 40mm

116618 – $31,300

— 18kt yellow gold, pressure-proof to 1,00 feet, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock clasp and Oyster bracelet 97208

There’s a nice start for you! The complete Rolex MSRP list will be live shortly.

Here are a few more favorites to reference until then…

Daytona
116520
$11,250.00
116523
$15,950.00
116505
$34,700.00

Yachtmaster
16622
$11,200.00
11623
  $11,800.00

Datejust II
116334
$8,600.00
116333
$10,800.00

Datejust 36mm
116234
Plain Dial on Jubilee Bracelet  $7,550.00
116200
Plain Dial on Oyster Bracelet –   $6,300.00
116233
  Plain Dial on Jubilee Bracelet $10,100.00

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Hope everybody is having a tremendously terrific Tuesday, and that you got yourself those cupcakes I told you about this morning! 🙂

Alexandra at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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While intrigued by the inner workings and discogrophy of Rolex history yesterday, I stumbled upon a few Rolex-related links 
that I thought would be of great value to you! 
Enjoy!

Covers an entire range of Rolex related queries! Worth Reading for anybody interested in owning a Rolex timepiece at some point!

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=2277&rid=5

A Blog Dedicated to the Rolex Watch by Bernhard, featuring ‘rare birds’ of the vintage Rolex world and interesting, unusual facts and notations!

http://100percent-rolex.blogspot.com/

🙂 You’re Welcome.

Five Fake Rolex Red Flags: Don’t be Fooled by a Faux

Rolex Datejust II 116334

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Don’t be Fooled by a Faux: A Genuine Rolex Watch Reference

With the value of Rolex watches holding strong in the financial field, we have seen a corresponding spiked increase in the manufacturing of Rolex replica watches. Not only has the genuine Rolex timepiece held its financial integrity, the Rolex name itself has become synonymous with style, precision and status. Over a century’s worth of extraordinary efforts and successes in award-winning engineering, technical breakthroughs and research implementation have made the Rolex wristwatch one of the most desired timepieces world-wide.

There are no shortage of reasons as to why the production of Rolex replicas, knock-offs and fakes continue. Many of us have fawned over the incredible creations of genuine Rolex watches, admiring the exquisite design and unique attributes. The impressive nature of a genuine Rolex watch is undeniable. Even now, twenty years later, I can remember studying the Rolex Presidential Watch that my Grandfather was given when he retired from Grumman. As an Engineer, he cherished every groove and mechanism that composed the 18k gold gift.

There was a level of integrity in every aspect of that genuine Rolex watch he wore. Not only was it a symbol of a man who had been a dedicated and honorable engineer for over twenty years, but also representative in its exquisite precision and crafted glory of the high regard that Grumman had for his work. In retrospect, that watch was the embodiment that everything genuine Rolex watches represent. Quality. Integrity. Style.

With a plethora of fake Rolex watches being sold every day, it’s difficult to deny the extreme level of irony. With a genuine Rolex being known for its intelligent design and craftsmanship, what would a Rolex knock-off be representative of? Just a thought…

Now, About Those Five Red Flags…

The best armor we can offer you to ensure a victory, should you find yourself in a battle with these productions of timepiece trickery, are the following 5 signs. Guarded with this knowledge, hopefully we can help our visitors avoid being fooled by a faux Rolex watch. Keep in mind that every model Rolex has varying distinctions of design, and therefore each replica will have separate elements that will mark it’s lack of authenticity.

For example, the Rolex DateJust replica models often have a distinctively low-quality clasp of the bracelet. Many DateJust replica’s are also manufactured with a clear back casing, exposing the mechanical components of the watch. This is the marking of a fake.

1. Genuine Rolex Watches will not have clear case backings, or skeleton casing, on any production model watch.

*(There are only 2 “known” examples of Rolex watches with glass “exhibition backs”, and they are both vintage manual wind models from the 1930s, and they were not “production” models.)*

2. Genuine Rolex Watches will have a serial and case reference number that can be found between the lugs, engraved on the side of the case.

The thin, fine lines are almost diamond-cut in appearance with these engraved numbers on a Genuine Rolex Watch. A replica will appear sand-blasted and have much less space between the etched numbers.

*(Many replica’s will be sporting the same fake serial number: “R863698”)*

3. Genuine Rolex Watches second hands will have a smooth and continuous movement. This element cannot be mimicked, though fake’s definitely try. If there are any jerking movements of the second hand, you are probably holding a replica.

4. Genuine Rolex Watches (since 2002) do not leave the factory without a 3-dimensional hologram encoded sticker on the caseback. Some replica models have tried to re-create the hologram, but the display remains the same when viewed from various angles (a tell-tale sign of a fake).

5. Genuine Rolex Watches ( Submariner, Sea-Dweller and Daytona Models) feature a ‘Triplock crown.” This authentic mark is identified by 3 tiny dots located underneath the engraved trademark “crown” logo at the winding crown end, viewable only when the winding crown is fully unscrewed.

These 5 red flags should definitely help you out when faced with the possible presence of a phony Rolex watch. Keep in mind that most things seemingly too good to be true usually are. Additionally, if there is a specific Rolex model that you are interested in, do a bit of research on the known signs of replica attributes that have been associated with that model Rolex. Purchase your Genuine Rolex Watch from a trusted, reputable dealer (i.e. Raymond Lee Jewelers).

BONUS:

-Visit Bob, who takes it five flags further,  offering The Top Ten Ways to Spot a Fake Rolex-

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

 Search our Luxury Pre-Owned Watches or Contact Us for Further Information.

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The Most Wanted Rolex Presidents- Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Rolex Super President

Rolex is one of the top brands in the luxury watch market and is known for their exceptional quality.  One of Rolex’s most popular models is the President or Day-Date; popularized by both politicians and movie stars, the President has become a symbol of wealth and power. The President has undergone only slight changed over the years. The  hack feature was introduced which allowed the second hand to be stopped instantly. Another feature that was added over the years was the “Quickset” feature, this allowed the wearer to change the date by pulling the button out half way and turning it. A great improvement over the old method where the crown would have to be turned round and round in order to manipulate the date.  Besides these internal changes the President is still holds the classic beauty that originally made it a hit among consumers. Watch Repair.

Raymond Lee Jewelers has always had a hard time keeping our Rolex President in stock especially since our Rolexs on sale are far below their retail value. Here are the top five most popular Rolex President models:

1. Men’s silver dial beadset bezel Rolex Datejust Super President
2. Men’s champagne dial Rolex Day Date President
3. Men’s champagne stick dial Rolex Day Date President
4. Ladies champagne dial Rolex Super President
5. Ladies mother-of-pearl dial Rolex Super President

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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The Extremely Rare Patek Philippe Advanced Research- Watch Sell

Watch Sell

Watch Sell

I have done many posts regarding luxury watches in the past; many of the watches I cover such as the Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster or Breitling Chronomat cost $5,500 to $10,000 new. One type of watch that I have only touched upon but really have not covered are the super-luxury watches which often start at $75,000 and can climb up to $200,000. These tend to derive their high price from their extremely precise movements, which are seen by some as works of art. These type of super-luxury watches are crafted painstakingly by hand, have impeccable craftsmanship and many times are not adorned with diamonds or gems.

One such super-luxury watch is the Patek Philippe Advanced Research 5250, this is truly a work of art. Blending spectacular artistry and technical innovation, this watch was a very limited production with only 100 ever being made. In 2005 Patek Philippe was testing out a revolutionary escape wheel (the part of a watch’s movement where the timekeeping element is derived from) that was made from Silicium, the first time this material was placed in a watch. Silicium is anti-magnetic, super-smooth, nearly twice as hard as steel, three times lighter and highly corrosion resistant. What makes this material even more amazing is the fact that the faces of the Silicium wheel never need to be lubricated. This was a very experimental watch for Patek Philippe and an internal decision was made to only release a “test run” of 100 pieces. Watch Sell.

Patek Philippe has released newer models that have incorporated and refined this technology, such as Ref. 5350 and Ref. 5450. But for collectors those 100 originals are highly sought after pieces and part of watch history. The Advanced Research 5250 is currently estimated to be worth $120,000.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Celebrities and Their Watches: Raymond Lee Jewelers

  • Angelina Jolie is voted one of the most beautiful actress’s in show business. She owns a Tank Louis Cartier watch. This watch was made for Louis Cartier’s closest
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    friends. This watch is just a simple watch, with a leather band. This watch is made with 18-carat gold. This watch has a caliber of 057 quartz, is water-resistant, and is dial scratch resistant. The band of this watch is made out of alligator hide and the numbers are Roman numerals. This watch costs $6,000.

  • Jenifer Aniston is a Rolex fan. She was seen wearing the “presidential” Rolex Day-Date. This $24,000 watch is really a watch that can easily state your social and financial status. The presidential Rolex is one of the most appreciated Rolex models. This watch is a great accessory for going out at night, or even wearing it while you’re doing your everyday errands. The watch is used with Roman numerals.
  • A green and gold watch? You will appreciate it when you see one on  Mark Wahlberg’s wrist. He owns a Rolex GMT II. It’s 18-carat yellow gold. The face of this 18-carat gold watch is green. The watch has a gold base, with a black bezel, with gold lettering on this green face, bordered by white gold. This watch is a very high-class, classy watch. It goes for $18,000.
  • Communist leader, Fidel Castro, wears a Rolex Submariner. This was the first watch to go under 10 thousand feet in a submarine. Changes were made to the watch so frequently, that it was not likely two people would have the same one. This watch is timeless. This is a popular watch for people who enjoy luxury watches. It’s stainless steel based, with a black face, silver dials, and off white silver symbols. This watch is $6,000 with a high resale value. This watch can last through generations.
  • Actor, Jerry Seinfeld, wears a Breitling Navitimer watch. This watch is over $6,000. This watch is an automatic watch designed for men. There is a lot of metal used in this watch. It has a stainless steel case with a black leather band. The main dial is black, and the sub dials are white.

If you are interested in buying a watch that these celebrities have, you should go to Raymond Lee Jewelers and see if they have what you are looking for! They have new and used jewelry and watches. Raymond Lee Jewelers buys and sells jewelry, so you are either getting paid right, or being sold an item at an amazing price! You can’t go wrong at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

By: Jaimee at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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President Obama’s Watches: Part 1- Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry Appraisal

Barack's TAG-Heur

In the past we have covered the watches of various celebrities such Kanye West’s amazing Black PVD coated Rolex Submariner but have only briefly touched upon the watches of politicians. Today I wanted to focus on one of the most popular or polarizing (depending on which side of the aisle your on) politicians in American history, President Barack Obama. Our 44th President is known for wearing two watches, in this post I am going to cover the watch he wore as a senator and while campaigning.

In late 2007 when then Senator Obama was blazing across America on his campaign trail, many watch enthusiasts where speculating about the watch on his wrist. The flash of leather under a cuff or a glimpse of a large silver case got many thinking our future president was sporting a Paneria or even a Carrera. In actuality Barack Obama was wearing a TAG-Heur Series 1500 Two-Tone Diver on a brown leather strap.  I could not not find out whether President Obama purchased this watch himself or it was a gift but he has wearing this watch daily since 1991. Jewelry appraisal.

The TAG-Heur Series 1500 was released in 1991 as a cheaper alternative to more expensive models; and was a designed to have a bold, professional look without sacrificing its ability to be used as a diving piece. With a water resistance of 200 meters, a screw-down crown, plain white dial and  heavy duty full size case this timepiece would make a exceptional diving watch. The watch was released with a price tag of $575 with the leather strap. If you are looking to purchase this exact model you are out of luck as TAG has ceased production in 1998.

I think this is the perfect type of watch for a politician to wear, it is moderately priced so not to seem too flashy or elitist. Also I like that President Obama did not follow the traditional politician route and wear a cheap Casio or Timex to “connect” with Joe the plumber. The TAG with its raised gold triangles on the bezel make this watch look much more luxurious than it actually is.

Check back later for my the part two where I will discuss President Obama’s current watch.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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