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5 reasons to Buy a Pre-Owned Rolex Watch This Christmas

Rolex watches have long been associated with luxury and style. They are the ultimate status symbol – but unlike Lear jets and luxury yachts their affordability is more within reach. And their upkeep is a lot less as well!  Here are my top 5 tips as to why you should include a pre-owned Rolex on your Christmas list this year.

1. Treat yourself – you deserve it!

The first reason to buy a pre-owned Rolex watch this Christmas is because you deserve one. After the year we have been having, isn’t it about time you treated yourself?  I think we all agree that we need something to make us feel better and what could be better than a prized Rolex watch?

2. Pre-owned Rolex represent value for money

A rather more sensible reason will be because of the value buying pre-owned represents. Buying a pre-owned watch means that entry prices are much lower and yet it’s a style that will never goes out of fashion. You gain the prestige of a luxury watch – at a significantly lower cost than buying brand new.

3. Realise your dreams

Find the style you want at a price you can afford. It may always have been your dream to own a specific model luxury Rolex watch, but the price was out of reach. With the passing of time, the model you always desired is now affordable.

4. It is a sound investment

Rolex watches are engineered to last and your watch may even increase in value. As with any investment, there is no guarantee, but selected Rolex models have been known to increase substantially in value. Unlike money in the bank, you can enjoy wearing it.

5. Quality guaranteed

All pre-owned watches from Steven Hale have been fully inspected and serviced before sale to check for authenticity. All watches come with our 2 year service guarantee, giving you peace of mind.

If you are thinking of treating yourself or a loved one to a pre-owned Rolex watch, view our selection at We also sell other pre-owned watches from leading brands such as Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoultre, Omega, IWC and others.

If you would like your watch valued for insurance or for sale, our experts will be delighted to help. We can also advise on essential servicing and repairs to keep your watch in top working order.

Contact us now on 0207 495 3439 or email us at


What our customers had to say

"My great grand-father's Breguet was given to me by my father for my 21st birthday. 30 years later, post restoration by SHWR, it is in far better shape than I have ever seen it. SHWR's craftsmanship is immaculate. The firm is polite, professional and honest. Outstanding - I cannot recall another occasion when I have been so favourably impressed."


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"I have just had my 1934 Rolex Oyster repaired. From start to finish I had full confidence in every one I had contact with at Steven Hale. They have been very efficient in identifying the problems at the initial examination and dealing with them as promised. There were no nasty surprises and unexpected complications along the way. Because of the age of my watch, spares are not available, and new parts have had to be made - all very expertly done. They even polished the gold case and my 86yr old watch now looks as good as new. You can certainly trust these people with your precious timepieces."


What our customers had to say

"Fantastic job repairing a family heirloom pocket watch which will now return home to Namibia.
The service was superb with detailed repair and service quote. Communication throughout was equally great leaving you with the confidence that you watch is in the best possible hands."


What our customers had to say

"I had bought a 1970s Pepsi GMT at auction and it needed some work. The lume on the hands was breaking up. Rolex UK wanted some hilarious price and threatened to replace the hands with new ones if their work failed - all at my expense of course. Steven Hale and co managed to repair the hands and maintain the original patina of the 40 plus year old watch which was of course crucial! Highly recommended."


What our customers had to say

"These are watch lovers and it shows. Their meticulous craftsmanship and expertise make them unique in London and I suspect that only in Switzerland may their equivalents be found. The experience of Steven Hale Watch Restoration begins with the talented and charming individuals who are client facing in South Molton Street and who instil a confidence that is consequently fully fulfilled. This firm represents unequalled talent in its field as well as exceptional client service. I have seldom recommended anyone with greater conviction."