How to Collect Rolex Watches


For more than a century, Rolex has continued to produce luxury timepieces crafted from the finest raw materials. Exquisitely elegant and reliable, each high-quality piece is more than just a watch, as it provides not only a status symbol but a versatile accessory that can be worn for everything from trips and expeditions to special occasions. A coveted brand for men and women alike, Rolex is also an excellent place to start if you are planning on embarking on a collecting career, as its watches are likely to remain a key part of your collection for a lifetime. 

Here at Miltons Diamonds, we pride ourselves on having a reputation built on values, trust and professionalism, as well as offering our customers one of the most extensive ranges of second-hand Rolex watches in the country. Our collection of pieces are among some of the very best Rolex produce, with some being a little lower in price, all of our watches are in excellent condition. If you’re thinking of starting your own Rolex collection but aren’t too sure where to start, we have plenty of tips and advice for you to get started.

What are the best Rolex watches to collect? 

When it comes to starting your own collection of Rolex watches, it can be daunting to know where to begin. We believe that the first step in deciding which Rolex to collect is to establish exactly what you are looking for from a watch, whether it’s a simple design or a luxury piece  If you’re looking to build a versatile collection of watches, many experts suggest that you should begin with sourcing high-quality entry-level watches and building this up before moving on to searching for more illustrious models to make your collection unique. 

As one of the oldest designs in the Rolex catalogue, the Oyster Perpetual is one of the most timeless varieties there is. It makes an excellent starting point for any collection as it is incredibly desirable to many collectors and aficionados. The Datejust watches for men and women also make a great addition to a new Rolex collection as it’s one of the brand’s most recognisable watches, with demand continuing to rise.

For anyone who chooses a second-hand Rolex watch, it’s extremely important that you look after your timepiece and follow the correct aftercare steps to ensure that it stays in pristine condition to prevent its value from going down. Our aftercare guide for Rolex watches covers everything you need to know when it comes to looking after your watch, including cleaning advice as well as what to expect from a Rolex service.

How to spot a fake Rolex watch

If you’re looking to buy a second-hand Rolex watch, it’s important that you make sure that you choose a trusted seller to make your purchase from, as Rolex watches are increasingly being copied and sold as the real thing. While some of these fake watches may be more obvious to buyers, there are many which feature the smallest of differences, which is why we also have a blog post outlining the main elements to look out for. Our 8 Ways to Spot a Fake Rolex post covers the ways in which sellers may attempt to sell fake watches to customers so that you can continue to purchase with confidence.

Our top 9 Rolex to collect

While the most sought after Rolex watches are likely to be different for every buyer, we wanted to offer a little insight into what we believe to be the best Rolex watches to collect. Start off with one of the below models to begin growing a collection to be proud of.

  • Rolex Datejust
  • Rolex Submariner
  • Rolex Daytona
  • Rolex Yacht-Master
  • Rolex Sea-Dweller
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual
  • Rolex GMT-Master II
  • Rolex Day-Date
  • Rolex Datejust II

Curating a collection of Rolex watches is a journey that is different for every individual, as everyone has a different set of features that they value when it comes to purchasing luxury items. Whether you’re looking for pieces that make a reliable lifelong companion or are building up a complete collection to pass on to your children, collecting second-hand Rolex watches can be a very rewarding journey.

Take a look at our selection of used gents and ladies Rolex watches here at Miltons Diamonds to find your perfect timepiece. 

The watches you see online at Miltons Diamonds are the same watches you can buy in our Liverpool stores. Our expert team has handpicked each watch we sell, and they are ready for you to purchase online or in-store.

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