Rolex is among the most famous and popular premiere watch brands in the world. The watch brand is well known of its precision, its great designs and of its crown symbol. The Rolex watches are Swiss and are due to the cooperation of a German watchmaker and his English partner. Rolex watches are among the most popular watch choices of many Singaporeans. Therefore, in Singapore, there are dozens of Rolex label stores, even more watch retails offer their watches and many watch repairs are specialised on Rolex watches. Let us see what is worth knowing about Rolex watches and where to find them in Singapore.
Rolex is a well-known brand that is very well liked. People like to wear them in special occasions since they reflect luxury and elegant. They can get these timepieces at wide range of prices through the stores, boutique or the internet. Every year, there are 650,000 to 800,000 watches produced. Unfortunately, many faker have produced Rolex’s replicas in large quantities and they have got hundreds of dollars from the sale. The replicas are sold on the streets by sellers.
Having deep knowledge of original Rolex is an important thing to do so you are not easily fooled once you buy Rolex. There are certain parts of these watches you can check to make sure that Rolex you are looking for is genuine or not. Those parts are the serial number, model, case back ID and the movement signature. They are seen in top lugs and between the bottom lugs. You can also check them when you open the case back.
The first part to see is the clear casebacks. The original Rolex Watches will not allow the customers to open the clear casebacks to see what is inside the watch. Meanwhile, a replica will allow you to see the watch since it comes with clear casebacks. The second part is the engraved casebacks. The genuine one does not allow any logos or slogans to put on its casebacks. It can be concluded that there is no engravings for genuine Rolex.
The third part to check is the hologram stickers. The original Rolex watches are equipped with a 3-D hologram-encoded sticker and it is put on the caseback. The hologram also shows the Rolex crown which is easily to be recognized. Meanwhile, a replica will have a hologram that is not able to show the 3-D effect. Once you see a Rolex watch that does not come with a 3-D hologram then it means, it is a replica and not the genuine one.
The fourth part you can check is the date magnification. The genuine watches come with the Cyclops that enlarges the date by 2.5x. Meanwhile, the fake one comes with Cyclops which is smaller and a bit awry. Therefore, you have to be really smart to discern what is genuine and what is not. The fifth thing to have is the Triplock Crown Seal. This thing consists of Sea-Dweller, Submariner, and the Daytona. The genuine Rolex watches will come with the extra seal while the fake one does not come with seal. The extra seal of the genuine one is designed with rubber o-ring on the winding tube.
Rolex watches were born in 1905 thanks to the cooperation of the German watchmaker Hans Wilhelm Wilsdorf and the English Alfred James Davis who have first called their company Winsdorf and Davis Ltd and renamed it to Rolex three years later as a word which is short and sounds good to remember. The company has started to make watches a couple of years later with the help of the Swiss Herman Aegler’s mechanism which helped the brand to be the first to receive the Swiss Certificate of Precision to be the very first watch brand to do so. Herman Aegler played a key role in the making of Rolex one of the world’s leading watch brands. Rolex was also the only watch brand that received the class “A” precision certificate in Great Britain by the Kew Observatory as this award was by far reserved only for the marine chronometers. Each one of the Rolex watches go through a very hard testing procedure to always bring the best for their future owners. Rolex was the first watch brand ever to invent the waterproof wristwatch that was named Oyster and was first released in 1926. The hermetic seals guaranteed the Oyster’s shock, pressure and water resistance. Later on, Rolex Watches combined this technology with the first self-winding mechanism watch. This perpetual rotor system proved to be the most accurate in punctuality. The Oyster Perpetual watches therefore brought extreme success for Rolex Watches and during the Second World War, they were the most popular watches of the pilots of the Royal Air Force. In addition, Rolex made the first chronograph watch. It was also Rolex, which released the first watch to show the date, next to showing the time too. As you can see, the watch world can thank a lot to the watches of Rolex.
The professional watches of Rolex, the Submariner, the Explorer and the GMT Master are among the most highly bought watches of the world. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is among the best ever released watches in the world. The divers’ watch of Rolex, the Sea-Dweller is among the best for professional divers that make the watch work up to 4000 feet depth. The sailor watch of Rolex Watches, the Yacht Master for men and women are among the best and most popular status symbol professional watches. Rolex is the official timekeeper of all Wimbledon Tournaments and of the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Rolex, as you see offers dozens of different collections and each of its watch is unique and one of a kind in so many ways.
Another important thing to know is certain parts of the genuine Rolex are replaced with some materials once the watches are sold in markets. Therefore, you have to be careful before deciding to buy one. Rolex has opened up their boutique and stores in almost all over the world. Singapore becomes one of places where you can buy Rolex Watches that come in various designs, types and prices.
That is why Rolex watches are very famous in Singapore with multiple watchmakers dealing specifically with Rolex watches. The label store of Rolex can be found on the huge Orchard Road, Singapore’s most famous shopping zone; Dickson, Cortina, the House of Time and so many other stores, sells them there too. Rolex has label stores in multiple shopping malls, check out the Marina Bay Sands Shopping Mall and the Raffles Boulevard for quality Rolex watches. Apart from label stores and retail, there are several watch repairs and services specialised in the repairing of Rolex watches such as Bedford Watch Repair and HJ Watches and Jewellery in the Far East Plaza along Orchard Road.
Here are the lists of stores location:
Visiotime; Republic Plaza City Club, Singapore 048619;
Rolex Singapore; 302 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238862;
Rolex; Hilton Singapore Hotel, 238883;
Rolex; ION Orchard, Singapore 238801;
Rolex Marina Bay Sand, Singapore 018972;
The Hour Glass Limited; 1 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238862;
Yan Ho Watch and Jewelry Singapore 409006;
Heirloom Gallery; 20 Upper Circular Rd, Singapore 058416;
Bronze Age; Chinatown Point #02-70, 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413;
Passions Fine Arts Funan, 109 N Bridge Rd, Singapore 179097;
Png Watch Dealer 505 Beach Rd, Singapore 199583;
Sin Lian Pawnshop Pte Ltd 211 New Upper Changi Road, #01-751, Singapore 46021;
Those stores location will guide you to get your favorite Rolex watch. Take this precious watch as yours or you can grab one as a gift for your beloved people. This unique watch is also a perfect accessory you can wear for any occasion. You can match it well with your wardrobe. Choose the best cloth or dress than mix it with Rolex watch you have and you will be the star tonight. This is the perfect watch you must have.