More than just the most recognized name in watches, Rolex has become one of the most recognized brand names period. Founded in 1905 by visionary businessman Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex’s pioneering legacy set the stage for all of modern watchmaking.
From the first automatic wristwatch to the first waterproof timepiece, there’s no shortage of innovations from the legendary watchmaker. In the 1950s, Rolex began designing tool watches for deep-sea diving, aviation, mountain climbing, and more. This trademark utility and consistency went on to become a signifier of luxury and prestige that persists to this day.
Introduced in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was the first diving watch water-resistant to 100m. The watch came fitted with a rotating 60-minute timing bezel to help divers keep track of how long they've spent underwater, and the dial was furnished with plenty of luminous material to ensure readability in the murkiest of waters. While the first Submariner was fashioned in stainless steel and paired with a black bezel and black time-only dial, Rolex eventually expanded to include a Submariner Date model, available in a variety of metals and colorways. Specs, features, and materials have, of course, improved over the last six-plus decades - yet, the fundamental design blueprint is still very much there.
Through its long and eventful life, one awash in fascinating detail and rich with cultural significance, the Rolex Submariner has evolved to become an essential milestone for any serious watch collection.
Today, just as Rolex itself has transcended the notion of being merely a watchmaker and has evolved into the ultimate illustration of attainment and luxury, so too has the Submariner moved to a higher plane. The Rolex Submariner is now just a watch in the same way that The Beatles were just a band. Yes, technically, but everything that has come after has (in some way) been shaped by it, and its cultural relevance far transcends what Rolex could have ever possibly imagined when it first created its original dive watch.
Even for a Rolex, a brand famous for how little it changes its designs over the years, the Submariner is one of the least visually altered models in the company’s history. Nearly every fundamental physical element from the first reference is to be found on the very latest model, with only the internal movements going through any sort of radical overhaul. In terms of its core blueprint, it has certainly evolved over the years but it has been a slow and measured approach that has been the very definition of evolutionary rather than revolutionary. That is the benefit of getting things right the first time.
In House Calibre 3235
|Bracelet||Oyster Stainless Bracelet|
|Box & Papers||Complete, Full set|
Why buy from The Second Hand Club?
Impeccable Authenticity: At The Second Hand Club, we understand the significance of owning genuine luxury watches. That's why we employ an exceptionally thorough authenticity process. Our team of seasoned experts meticulously examines every timepiece, scrutinizing its provenance, components, and craftsmanship. You can trust that each watch in our collection is 100% authentic, allowing you to invest confidently in horological masterpieces.
Comprehensive 24-Month Warranty: We believe in the enduring quality of the watches we offer. To provide you with peace of mind and demonstrate our commitment to your satisfaction, we provide a comprehensive 24-month warranty on all watches purchased from us. Our warranty covers any mechanical defects, ensuring that you can enjoy your timepiece with confidence and assurance.
Unbeatable Prices: At The Second Hand Club, we are dedicated to making luxury watches accessible to all enthusiasts and collectors. We strive to offer the most competitive prices available anywhere, ensuring exceptional value for your investment. Through our meticulous sourcing methods and extensive industry network, we are able to curate an extraordinary collection while keeping our prices highly competitive.
Advanced Horological Advice: We pride ourselves on our passion for horology and our extensive knowledge of the craft. When you choose The Second Hand Club, you gain access to an advanced level of advice on horology and collecting strategy. Our knowledgeable team is equipped to provide expert guidance, helping you navigate the world of luxury watches. Whether you're seeking insights on complications, historical significance, or investment potential, we are here to assist you in making informed decisions.
Curating Fascinating and Unique Collections: Our passion extends beyond individual timepieces; we take pleasure in helping our customers curate truly captivating and unique collections. With our deep understanding of the market and the rarest watches ever made, we can assist you in assembling a collection that reflects your individual style and discerning taste. Whether you're starting your collection or looking to expand it, our expertise and personalized approach ensure an extraordinary journey into the world of horology.
Choose The Second Hand Club to immerse yourself in a world of horological excellence. From our meticulous authenticity process and comprehensive warranty to our competitive prices and advanced horological advice, we are committed to providing an unparalleled experience. Let us guide you as you embark on a remarkable journey, curating a collection of extraordinary watches that will captivate and inspire for generations to come.
What payment methods do you accept?
At The Second Hand Club, we accept a variety of payment methods for your convenience.
You may choose to pay using your American Express, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards.
In addition, we also accept wire transfer payments. To encourage this method, we offer an attractive 3% discount for all transactions completed via wire transfer. This is part of our commitment to providing a seamless and accommodating experience for all of our esteemed customers.
What about trades or selling my watches?
When it comes to selling or trading your valuable watches, The Second Hand Club offers an exceptional consignment experience. Here's why you should consider consigning with us:
When you choose The Second Hand Club's consignment program, you gain access to our global network, unparalleled expertise, and a streamlined process designed to deliver exceptional results. Entrust your luxury timepiece to us and let our dedicated team work diligently to ensure you receive the maximum value for your watch, all while enjoying a hassle-free and rewarding consignment experience.
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Do you provide warranty on your watches?
At The Second Hand Club, we are committed advocates for the exceptional quality of our curated selection of pre-owned timepieces and mechanical objects. In the event of an unexpected issue, we remain committed to addressing it promptly and effectively. Our client's trust and satisfaction are paramount to our entire team.
Each pre-owned watch in our collection has been meticulously examined using non-intrusive methods to confirm their mechanical integrity. Where necessary, servicing has been performed to guarantee they align with our highest standards for timekeeping precision and functional performance.
Unless explicitly indicated, our pre-owned watches are protected by either a comprehensive or a limited warranty for a period of twenty-four months. However, this warranty does not cover damages resulting from accidents or misuse. Given their vintage status, pre-owned watches may not withstand the same conditions as brand new models.
Return & Refund policy
At The Second Hand Club, We have a No Return & Refund Policy ("Policy") that applies to all purchases made through The Second Hand Club and outlines our obligations and procedures concerning returns and refunds.
Please note that this Policy represents the entire agreement between you and The Second Hand Club regarding returns and refunds. By purchasing a timepiece from The Second Hand Club, you acknowledge and agree to this Policy in its entirety.
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