Blog posts from Ed Estlow

What Rolex Can Teach Us About Quality

Pre Owned Rolex Quality What Rolex can teach us about quality is demonstrated in its position with value, integrity, and prestige. Pre owned Rolex quality has been confirmed over time. These timepieces have maintained their value and integrity over generations. Even the Rolex name is synonymous with status, style and precision.  In fact, you can find an extensive selection […]

The Reverse Bait And Switch eBay Scam

I just made that title up. Can you tell? But is describes a phenomenon that’s all too real. I want to tell you about it. This one happens when you’re SELLING your Rolex – on eBay or via another mail order vehicle, not when you’re buying it. You sell your watch, get your money, and […]

Poorly Made Aftermarket Parts Can Lead To Issues

When dealing with aftermarket parts, quality is everything. That’s especially true if you’re talking about parts for the movement. But it also applies to case parts – bezel, crown, dial (not technically a case part, but it needs to fit the case), etc. Rolex has invested a century in developing truly specialized machines and manufacturing […]

Fall Auction Season

The fall auction season is beginning to heat up. It’s always interesting to see what pieces make it to the auction block The first notable big ticket watch this fall is a Jean-Claude Killy Oyster Rolex triple date chronograph from the 1940s. This one, said to be in excellent condition go under the hammer at […]

Scam Recap – What We’ve Learned So Far

OK, let’s recap what we’ve learned the last few weeks about scams that involve alleged Rolex watches. Scam Number 1 – we learned that, while a Rolex watch may be genuine, it still may be misrepresented. From simply being overpriced to watches that contain parts not original to that model to out and out fakes, misrepresentation […]

Aftermarket Parts and Resale: The Real Story

We’ve all heard the truism that, when you buy a new car it depreciates significantly the moment you drive it off the lot. Nobody quite understands why (I’m sure auto and insurance savants can weigh in here), but it’s not a truism. It’s a fact. And if you add fancy aftermarket wheels, engine modifications, bodywork […]

Scam! Box and Papers Make the Watch Genuine

The last scam we want to discuss is whether or how “box and papers” verify the genuine nature of a Rolex. It’s a subject we at Beckertime have addressed before. In fact, Matt blogged about it just two weeks ago, discussing how a genuine set of box and papers could be used to sell a […]