Investing in things we know to be worthwhile has become difficult due to the ongoing pandemic, in which the primary goal of everyone right now is to halt all lavish spending and try to save money for necessities. We try to pick what we can afford right now, but sometimes we cannot help it if something is calling out our name in buying items we crave, especially if they are the things we deem highly valuable. So, if you are looking as to why the watches from Rolex are one of the best items you can buy for any reason at all, you have come to the right place!
1. It will last a lifetime
There is a reason why a wristwatch is considered a family heirloom, a piece of a generation-long gone that was given to him by his father now given to you by your father. Why an authentic Rolex watch costs as it does is because one can last for decades and the only replacement it needs is batteries and even that is not guaranteed since almost every Rolex watch produced today has a perpetual rotor that Rolex invented and installed, making sure that your watch never stops.
The durability of the watches they make is astounding, it should be able to resist even the harshest condition out there without degrading its performance. Combined with features like waterproof, dustproof, and even corrosion resistance, one may consider this as an excellent investment as you only need one good watch and never buy one again.
But if we are talking about the toughest Rolex watch out there, look no further than the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, boasting its supremacy for being waterproof to a depth of below 12,800 feet or 3,900 meters.
2. A thoughtful gift for people you care about
By no means an uncommon gift, giving a Rolex watch as a present to someone can be a sign of great acknowledgment and thoughtfulness towards them. Be it camaraderie among friends, a congratulatory token for a happy marriage, a birthday gift to your dad, or even to yourself, one can only feel gratified when receiving such a precious item. What makes gifting a Rolex watch so memorable is that you value the recipient to an utmost degree, since you trust them with such an exorbitant present that you know they will take great care of it.
What makes a wristwatch an excellent gift to give is that it can be worn to many social occasions, from wearing it to work or even just simply buying your weekly groceries—it is a piece of accessory that goes nicely with any style.
3. It gives an aura of sophistication
Since only a couple of people can afford to own a famous watch brand like Rolex back in the day, it emanates an aura of having a high social status, an impression that persists today. But more than a fashion sense, it tells other people you value your time, a sentiment only shared by a few. We view these people as the big guys, the people who succeeded in life — the atmosphere around them feels so different that they might as well belong to another class.
Even though technology has transformed watches into something more called smartwatches that do more than tell time, the vintage style of wristwatches can never be replaced so easily. The effort takes to craft something so intricate, yet mesmerizing is nothing short of a wonder. High-quality materials and components like stainless steel are used in producing their state-of-the-art watches, making Rolex a world-class brand throughout the years. Some of their watches contain gold and even diamonds! If that does not sound extravagant, I do not know what is.
4. It is considered a collectible
All things indeed depreciate over time, but there are exceptions. The actual value of the item may go down, but the perceived value of something may not. That is why Action Comics #1 where the world-famous Superman first appeared can be sold at a whopping $3 million in today’s market; the same line of thinking can be applied to watches, though rarely and depending on the supply and demand, mint condition, among other factors. For context, the most expensive watch, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona watch, was sold in 2017 for $17.8 million and it belongs to the Rolex Daytona Series, one of the most sought out wristwatches in the world by avid collectors.
Wristwatches are one of the many items that few people collected. Most of these watch collectors may have various reasons how they started, but they share the same sentiment: they do not acquire and display their collection of watches for the sake of reselling it as they believe watches can tell so much about the person wearing it. It is like you can know the owner’s character just by looking at their watch.
A wristwatch is not something you buy impulsively, unless you have a lot of money lying around. It is more than just an accessory; it is a symbol of triumph. It is more than just a timepiece; it is a reminder to yourself on how far you have come and improved. A wristwatch nudges us because we have limited time on our hands; it is a wake-up call we get every day to do the thing that really matters to us: our goals, our dreams, our future.
As the news of several pharmaceutical companies creating potent vaccines to combat this pandemic, it is not surprising that the economies of prominent countries are already getting things back up again. Having a head start in doing something is crucial for maximizing your chances of having the best possible outcome that you envisioned. You reap what you sow, so try to save now rather than later for the things that interest you. We can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is going to be better soon, so keep your head up and hope for the best.
I am a Master Graduate in Economics and Politics, I was worked as an English Teacher in Hyderabad Public School and later quit my yob to work as a journalist.