When it comes to elegant and expensive timepieces that can stand the tests of time, there is no disputing that Rolex comes out on top. Many men and women wait a lifetime to bring home a Rolex timepiece and spend years saving up for one. They know that the company offers great customer service and will do whatever it takes to make customers happy. If you have any problems with your watch, including issues with the battery, you can either return it or get a brand new watch. Rolex can also repair any problems with your watch and get it running like a dream again.
There are several benefits to buying a Rolex. Not only do you get the good customer service that you need, but you get a watch that will make an impression on anyone you pass. You can impress the clients that you meet with every day and make your friends and family green with envy too. Before buying a Rolex, you need to make sure that you compare the top watches and all the best features. You can also use our FAQ section on Rolex watches and our buying guide in addition to our reviews of the top Rolex models before you shop.
The Milgauss timepiece from Rolex has a great look and an even better design. It features a stainless steel band with a folding buckle on the end that makes it easy to slip on and off your wrist. You can adjust the fit based on your arm too. As it has a self-winding design, it does not require as much work or help as other timepieces do. It is an automatic watch that adjusts itself as needed. Many Rolex fans also like the markers on the black face. They use shades of green and orange to help you view the current time down to the second.
*Self-winding and automatic watch
*Stainless steel band
*Tells the time in minutes, hours and seconds
*Doesn’t look as expensive as other Rolex watches do
One of the flashiest watches from Rolex is this model, which is fit for any president. It has all the expensive elements that you expect from Rolex, including diamond baguettes that mark the minutes on the watch face and matching diamond accents around the edges. The President also features real 18K gold on both the face of the watch and the band. That band fits properly on your wrist, while the hidden clasp keeps it from falling off. This model has classy gold hands that move around to show the time in minutes and hours, but the face also shows yo the day of the week.
*Uses real 18K gold on the face and band
*Includes baguette diamonds on the face
*Hidden folding clasp
*Shows the day of the week
*May look too flashy for daily wear
If you want a Rolex with both a modern and masculine look, consider the Submariner. Though it lacks the flashy gemstones that other watches have, it proves that less is more. The Submariner has markers on the black face that light up in the dark, and the watch hands will also illuminate in the dark. It has a self-winding movement and a ceramic face as well as a sapphire crystal that won’t show signs of wear and tear, even if you wear the watch daily. This is one of the few Rolex models that you can feel comfortable wearing to work and not just on special occasions.
*Stainless steel and black accents create a masculine design
*Sapphire crystal is resistant to scratches
*Has an adjustable bracelet and deployment clasp
*Hands and markers light up in the dark
*Lacks the expensive decorations found on other watches
The Daytona is a man’s watch designed for men with larger hands who can support its overall weight. This watch can feel too heavy on your wrist and make look too heavy for daily use. Even if you only wear it on special occasions though, you’ll find that it keeps perfect time thanks to the automatic self-winding movement. This chronograph watch has a case made from real steel that is both brushed and polished. The handle has a deployment buckle that helps you adjust the fit and put on the watch. This model also has luminescent paint added to the hands and face.
*Automatic self-winding movement
*Polished steel case
*Can look a little too heavy for daily use
The Yacht Master II is the perfect watch for anyone who spends a lot of time on the water. Though it is not waterproof, it is water-resistant at depths of up to 330 feet or 100 meters. You can wear this one when fishing or boating early in the morning too because it has luminescent markers and hands that help you keep an eye on the time. The Yacht Master II also has a larger face than other models do and clear markings that let you see exactly where the hands are at any hour, minute or second.
*High-end and upscale design
*Includes display and storage box
*Oyster clasp and handle
*Strong steel components
*Water-resistant and not waterproof
Another classic design from Rolex is the GMT Master II, which has a durable stainless steel band made from the same material as the 40mm case. The black face provides a nice contrast with the silver markings around the edges of the face. It has a built-in display that shows you the current date and hands in a silver shade that march steadily around the face. The only issue with this model is that the face is much larger than the band, which can cause it to fit uncomfortably on your wrist. You might overlook that issue because you like the comfortable fit of the oyster bracelet and the ease of the folding buckle.
*40mm case with matching stainless steel band
*Newer model first released in 2018
*Folding buckle on the oyster bracelet
*Built-in date feature
*Face may be too large for you
The white face and stainless steel band on the Explorer II come together to create a great look. While you may not want to wear this model every day, you can wear it when you need to make an impression. It has a time zone feature that lets you view the time in two different zones and a built-in feature that shows you the date. Both the hands and the markers have a luminescent design that lets you see them clearly in the dark. This model is also resistant to scratches and is safe to wear in water of more than 300 feet deep.
*Classic stainless steel case and housing
*Calibrated automatic movement
*Built-in date keeper
*Water-resistant at 330 feet
*May be too light for daily wear
Not everyone likes the look of heavy and bulky watches with metal straps, which is why Rolex made this Daytona, which comes with a thin and flexible strap that you can adjust. The black design of that strap makes it work perfectly with the 18K white gold accents on the face. It has three smaller faces in black that contrast with the white gold face to help you see the time and date. The Daytona also has hands that mark the time in minutes and hours. They have a luminescent paint added to the surface that glows in the dark.
*Three faces on the main face give you more time info
*Adjustable over flex strap
*Resistant to scratches and suitable for wear around water
*Thin case sits almost flush with your wrist
*The band can give it a slightly cheap look
If you need a watch that you can wear when fishing, boating and relaxing by the water, the Seadweller is the best Rolex for you. This watch is water-resistant at depths of up to 12,800 feet or 3,900 meters and will keep working when you get back to dry land. It has a bevel that you can rotate in different directions and a back on the case that screws down to lock in place. You’ll also like the self-winding automatic movement and how well the watch fits your wrist, though it can feel a little too heavy for some.
*Water-resistant at more than 12,000 feet
*Automatic self-winding movement
*Luminescent hands and markers
*Durable enough for daily use
*Can feel a little heavy
One of the best reasons to invest in a Rolex is that it will continue to look great years from now, which is certainly true of the Cellini, which first came out in 2016. This watch offers an alternative to the classic Rolex watches that have a stainless steel band because it features a leather band. That leather comes in a dark brown color and has a tang buckle that lets you easily adjust it. The soft color of the rose gold accents help tone down that leather and create a watch that you can wear daily. It also has an automatic movement.
*Rose gold face
*Durable and adjustable leather band
*Tang buckle for easy wear and use
*Lacks some of the features of more recently made watches
The Milgauss has a unique design that makes it look more like a standard watch than a Rolex. That makes it appealing to those who don’t want to flaunt their wealth because few will know it’s a Rolex unless they see it up close. This model has some nice and classy features that include an automatic movement that keeps the minute and hour hands moving smoothly and an oyster bracelet that you can snap shut with one hand. The Rolex name and logo appear prominently on top of the watch face, which uses a cool and masculine shade of blue.
*Automatic Swiss movement
*Clear time markings on the blue face
*Modern and masculine design
*Sleek stainless steel bracelet
*Does not look as nice as other models do
If you can afford the high price tag on this watch, you’ll find that it’s well worth the cost. This Rolex has a sleek and modern look thanks to the stainless steel band the icy blue shade of the face. It has a rotating bezel that moves in two different directions and a calibrated movement that works for up to 72 hours due to the backup power it has. The three small dials located on the face of the watch let you count the seconds and tell the time in both hours and minutes. This is a Rolex that will certainly turn heads.
*Cool and modern icy blue face
*Maintains power for up to 72 hours
*Resistant to scratches
*Calibrated and automatic movement
*More expensive than other Rolex watches
A classic Rolex if ever you saw one. The Rolex Datejust 36mm watch comes in a polished stainless steel case. The dial comes in a choice of colors. The Datejust watch was the first self-winding watch that’s fitted with a date window. The date calendar sits at the 3 o’clock position. It’s water resistant to 100 meters and is scratch resistant.
How Long Will a Rolex Last?
When you’re dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a new watch, you probably want to make sure that it will last for years. The good news is that a Rolex can last for the rest of your life and a good portion of your kids’ lives as long as you properly maintain it.
When Should You Service a Rolex?
You generally want to service a Rolex watch at least once every 10 years and more likely once every seven years. Though the company claims that its watches only need service every 10 to 15 years, it’s usually better to be cautious than to wait too long between appointments. If your battery stops working, the time displayed isn’t accurate or it keeps losing time, you need to get it serviced.
How Do I Know if a Rolex is Real?
When you buy from a reputable dealer online or offline, you can rest assured that your watch is the real deal. Some signs of a fake Rolex include:
*Rust or other signs of damage on the band/case
*Dull stamping on the back
*Missing crown logo
*Movement that stutters
What Should You Look for in a Rolex?
When it comes to buying a Rolex, you need to consider price and style above all else. Do you want a watch that you can wear every day or one that you’ll only use for special occasions? You also need to think about style in terms of whether you prefer one with a leather band or a metal case. Rolex often uses stainless steel cases but makes a few models with leather bands. You may want to think about the age of the watch and when it came out too as Rolex only made some models in specific years. If you spend time outside, you may prefer the Submariner or the Yacht Master models that are resistant to water damage. As long as you consider all these factors, you can find a good Rolex for you.