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Tips for Buying Vintage Rolex Mens Watches

When walking on the streets you will find different men wearing beautiful watches. However, finding classic watches that travel back to years ago is tricky. Below are factors that should be considered when buying vintage Rolex men s watches.

Know the type of watch you are about to buy. Some of vintage Rolex mens watches are pre-owned and in no circumstances should two of them look alike. Ensure you are aware of specific references about the watch before you leave for shopping. By doing that, you will spot a genuine and correct example once you have a look at any of them.

A thorough check on the dial is necessary considering that the dial is equally useful on the functioning of the watch. Cleaning and polishing the dial is not possible which will give you an insight of its actual status. The dial may be deceiving from the looks and verifying its originality is vital to avoid buying a refurbished dial.

Original vintage Rolex mens watches have hands and hour markers that are made with radium-based luminous.The above materials are no longer used by the watch company and finding timepiece with those materials will be detrimental in determining the originality of the dial. Dials made with original tritium have surfaces with brownish patina whereas radium can be gauged by use of Geiger counter in determining its originality.

It is hard to distinguish between the vintage mens watches being produced now and those manufactured years ago. Due to these factors, there is a high possibility of finding vintage Rolex with the actual combination of parts coming from various watches. Therefore, you should verify the reference and serial number on the watch to ensure they correspond to the watch model and they have not been stolen.

Just like you examine the dial, ensure the hands are carefully examined. By examining the hands, you will get useful information based on the history of the watch. Watches with bends and scratches may be indicators of the repairs and the poor performance of the timepiece and you should avoid them.

Rolex has few designs for its bracelets and they rarely change even after years of improvement and should guide you in establishing the originality of the watch. The acquired watch that has a bracelet that is original should have to be looked into its configuration in bid to verify its originality.

Over-polishing a watch removes tiny layers of the metal from its surface. Frequent polishing of vintage Rolex mens watches deforms and at times diminishes their functional components and in other cases may compromise their entire structural integrity.