Should You Purchase A Pre-Owned Rolex Watch in Favor of the Coveted 18-Karat Gold Apple Watch

If you’re thinking of buying the 18-karat gold Apple watch instead of a pre-owned Rolex watch , we have some news to help you decide.

Photo by Rolex.com
Photo by Rolex.com

Unfortunately, after a year and a half of being on the market, Apple has discontinued the gold watch edition. And while nobody knows for sure just how many were sold, it is estimated the total number is around 2,000. Now, this number was nowhere near the amount Apple needed to continue production, so they have quietly pulled the gold watch from its website.

Also, if you purchased one of these gold watches with the intent of adding to your investment, you might be disappointmented. Unlike Rolex watches and other quality watches that were built to work a lifetime, the Apple watch has proven to be an electronic device destined to a fairly short life. Yes, the Apple watch does have a short shelf life.

There are those who bought the gold version of the Apple watch because they wanted to make a statement about luxury.  But we’ll see in 10 or 20 years if it continued to meet their expectations.

Let’s hope eliminating the phone jack from the new iPhone will prove to be a better idea.