When people think of the highest quality watches, Rolex is usually one of the first brands to come to mind. The brand’s notoriety is well earned, as these watches’ manufacturing process is among the most complicated, technical, and refined. In fact, from start to finish, it takes about one full year to make one Rolex watch. Here’s part one of our watch enthusiasts’ guide to understanding the value and craftsmanship of Rolex watches.
High Grade Stainless Steel
The majority of stainless steel watches are constructed from a type of stainless steel called 316L. Real Rolex watches for sale, however, are made of a high grade stainless steel called 904L, which has a higher resistance to corrosion. It’s also relatively harder than other types of steel, which translates into one of the biggest selling points for the entire Rolex brand. Rolex watches are incredibly durable and polish extremely well.
Assembled By Hand
Unlike many watches, which are usually assembled by machine, each and every mens and womens used Rolex watch is hand crafted to perfection by a highly skilled engineer. And while there are some machines involved in the creation of Rolex watches, they’re operated by professionals and are some of the most high-tech and sophisticated pieces of machinery in the world.
“Everything from Rolex movements to bracelets are assembled by hand. A machine however helps with doing things such as applying the right pressure when attaching pins, aligning parts, and pressing down hands. Having said that, all Rolex watch hands are still set by hand via a trained technician,” writes Glen White on Manufacturing Global.
Ultimately, knowing the unique elements of Rolex watch creation can help foster a lifelong interest in all types of timepieces and help you determine which is right for you. Keep an eye out for the next post, where we’ll reveal some more fascinating features of each and every boys and girls Rolex watch, and for more information about mens used Rolex watches, contact Wingate’s Quality Watches.