The more opulent the watch is, the more people lie about it. This is how it often happens when friends, colleagues, or beginner watch lovers discuss luxury watches. It is hard to tell for sure why people tend to share false facts about their favorite watch brands. In this dim light, Rolex, being the most widely known watch brand in the world, is the favorite target of rumor lovers. If you want to protect yourself from misinformation, here is the list of five popular myths and misconceptions about Rolex watches that you should not believe by any means.
5 popular myths and misconceptions about Rolex watches
- Rolex produces the most expensive watches
Rolex timepieces are on the list of some of the most high-priced watches, but they are still more accessible than Patek Philippe and some other models and brands.
- Rolex watches do not lose their value with time
Luxury watches might become a good investment in the future, and Rolex wristwatches are some of the best investment watches on the market. And yet, it all depends on the particular model, and thus the outcome may vary a lot.
- They do not tick
Ticking is usually associated with quartz movements, which, many still believe, Rolex has never used. In reality, Rolex luxury watches tick the same way as other watches, so you cannot probably spot the fake.
- Rolex uses in-house movements only
In its early days, Rolex used movements made by the Aegler company of Biel/Bienne. Later on, the company started manufacturing them itself.
- Rolex case-backs have no markings
It is rare, yes, but Rolex watches have markings. For example, Rolex Deepsea and vintage Sea-Dweller models have engravings on the back.
Next time you hear one of those myths during the conversation, you may make the world a better place by pointing out the false facts about Rolex and its products!