Buy Men's Rolex Watches at a Discount
Nothing says “SUCCESS” like owning and wearing a Rolex watch! Rolex has become a universal symbol of wealth, quality, and fashion. It’s an undeniable status symbol that’s recognized around the world. The Rolex icon, a gold crown, is synonymous with incomparable precision and craftsmanship.
History of Rolex watches
Rolex watches began with Hans Wilsdorf, shortly after the beginning of the 20th century. Most men at the time carried pocket watches, and the wristwatches that were in existence were usually of inferior quality. Young Hans decided, however, that wrist watches could be produced with tiny movements to make them accurate, and Swiss watch makers began experimenting with the movements within Wilsdorf’s wristwatches.
In 1908, Wilsdorf came up with the name “Rolex” and registered it as his trademark. He opened an office in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, where he also registered the name Rolex for his company.
In 1910, success was achieved. That year, a Rolex watch was the first wristwatch ever to be awarded the Swiss Certificate of Precision. In 1914, another milestone was reached by Rolex, when a Rolex wristwatch was awarded a class A precision certificate. Until this great achievement by Rolex, only marine chronometers had met such strict precision requirements.
Rolex watches and World War II
During World War II, many British Royal Air Force pilots were replacing their inferior standard-issue wristwatches with Rolex watches. Whenever they were captured and taken into custody as prisoners of war, the expensive Rolex watches were taken by the captors.
Wilsford heard of this and offered to replace the Rolex watches, with payment not being due until the war was over. As a result, thousands of Rolex watches were ordered for British POWs, which provided a huge boost in the soldiers’ morale. American servicemen stationed in Europe during the war learned of this and carried the story home with them. This single incident is largely responsible for introducing Rolex to the United States.
Rolex watches and charities
Wilsford’s wife died in 1944, and after that, he established the Hans Wilsford Foundation, a charitable organization. Wilsford willed all his shares in Rolex to the foundation, ensuring that a portion of the profits made by Rolex would go to charities.
Rolex is still owned by a private trust, and shares in Rolex are not traded on any stock exchange in the world.
Rolex has long been the leader in innovative wristwatches. Rolex watches are available with diamond inlay, in 18-karat gold, and with cases that are water resistant to 330 feet. Rolex was also the first to offer a wristwatch showing two time zones at once, along with the first to display an automatically changing day and date on the dial.
Discount Rolex watches online
Online shopping has certainly come into its own. You can now buy a certified Rolex watch online, at a discounted price. True, most people who can afford to purchase a Rolex watch don’t need a discount, but why pay full price when you don’t have to? Several of the Rolex watches offered below are at a discount. Some of the discount Rolex watches are hundreds of dollars off the list price, or even over a thousand bucks cheaper than retail!
You'll also find several used or previously owned Rolex watches below. In fact, there are three previously owned Rolex watches below for sale at only $1,500!