Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Modified Rolex Watches and Time Gems

Due to the fact that Rolex watches always retain good value, the second-hand Rolex watch market is not less flourishing than the new Rolex watch business. In fact, the demand for used/older Rolex watches are so huge that the market is very crowded. However, it still sounds a bit weird to purchase an older model when the market offers new items.And you better have your older model modified or customized to bring it new life and characters that make you stand out of the huge legion of people who own the same model.

People's strong desire to be special have given birth to a rising segment in watch market- Rolex modification. This segmental market offers modification services for both new and used models.Most of modifications, like Rolex, have a certain history. Normally, these modifications refer to adding precious materials or jewels to the watch. In recent years, watch modifications tend to just change the colors or materials of the original model.

Realizing the blank of all black Rolex in the market and the huge potential demand, the modified watch dealers offer a vast selection of modified Rolex watches in all black. All these modified pieces are of higher price tags than the original models.Normally, the highly limited new modified models are beyond the reach of ordinary people. Only those rich celebrities can afford one to show off their personal features and characters. And the modified used models are of better value while being much closer to ordinary people.

And the reason behind the higher pricing is that the modification process is more difficult and complex than it looks. And modified Rolex watches, either new or used, are as good as the time and the work put into them and the money you pay for them. And you should know clear what you want and select with patience before moving to buy. And nowadays, PVD coated or DLC coated Rolex watches are highly sought after. The PVD models are more refined, while the DLC items are more contemporary.

And after the Project X Designs and the Bamford & Sons, Time and Gems, based in Los Angele, is the third Rolex modifier I know.While it is new to Rolex Modification market, Time and Gems in fact has involved in the sale of used Rolex for quite a long time. Now, it offers a increasing selection of modified or customized Rolex including not a few DLC and PVD coated models from various lines.

As mentioned above, modified Rolex watches are more expensive than the original models. But they looks more attractive and unique thanks to the painstaking work by modified watch producers.

How The Rolex Watch Company Began

The name Rolex is a very popular name in the wristwatch scene. Rolex is known pretty well for its good quality. Rolex became popular during wartimes, and continues to be to this day. The company was not always known as The Rolex Watch Company, Ltd., but was named this later.

Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the company, made much advancement in the wristwatch scene. Even others still did not believe in their accuracy, he continued to try and make them more accurate and durable. He is also credited with sending the first wristwatch to Switzerland for accuracy testing. With the success of his watches passing the tests overseas, Wilsdorf decided to keep going on his quest for a better watch.

When the soldiers came home from battle the wristwatch gained even more popularity. The watch was no longer seen as feminine since all these brave men were wearing them. With its popularity came more improvements. Some of the first improvements were to make the watches more water and dust resistant. Although Rolex did not begin this trend they did improve the design and make the first truly waterproof watch.

Other advancements were also being made to improve the durability of the wristwatch. The faces were replace with ones made of synthetic plastic. This made them much more durable and resistant to breaking and cracking. Another advancement was in the dials. The dials were now being made out of metal.

Another advancement in the wristwatch was the self winding watch. Rolex introduced their self winding wrist watch in 1931. The design must have been good, because it is still being used in wristwatches today.

The wristwatch continued to see more and more improvements over the years. Watchmakers began making more and more models over the years for people to choose from. The wristwatch was made out of necessity, but has come a long way since then.

The Rolex Company received their first award for their watches in 1910, this was a great accomplishment. They continue to receive rewards to this day. In fact, they receive more rewards for their watches than any other companies combined.

The Rolex Company has definitely done a lot for the wristwatch industry. They made much advancement in the design of the wristwatch that helped us get to what we have today. If you are looking for a great watch, look into a Rolex. They are definitely known for their great wristwatches, and they have been around for quite some time and know what they are doing.

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