The Complete Guide To Purchasing A Rolex Watch

Being known as one of the finest mass-produced pieces on the market, Rolex has become a synonymous watch brand with timeless elegance and success. Producing over 2,000 watches per day, Rolex is known as the leading luxury watch manufacturer in the world – after being incorporated by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London back in 1905. 

Buying a Rolex is seen as an investment and shopping for a vintage Rolex can be quite intimidating – especially if you are unsure of where to start. Despite the fact that personal taste is ultimately the deciding factor in deciding which Rolex is the one for you, it is a smart move to research as much information as possible to make your decision a lot easier. To help you throughout your purchasing journey, we have put together a guide to purchasing your new Rolex watch. 

Find the right dealer 

As I’m sure you know, purchasing a Rolex watch is a huge investment. Therefore, it is incredibly important that you approach the vintage watch market with a trained eye to find the perfect institution to buy your Rolex from. Knowing what to look out for and obtaining better insight into the industry is the most reliable way to ensure you know where your money is going.

Rolex is arguably the most recognisable and popular luxury product in the world, which means that the Rolex models can be easily replicated. By buying your watch from a trusted and reliable retailer, such as Bonds of Brentwood, they would be more than happy to help you get the most for your money – authenticating the genuine products for you. 

Choosing a model 

The decision of which Rolex model to buy should be made completely down to a matter of personal preference and individual style. The Rolex you pick should reflect your particular and individual taste, as just like other possessions, these watches speak volumes about the people owning or wearing or using them. Our team have decided to introduce you to just a few of the most popular Rolex models. 

Rolex Submariner

The most popular, and most versatile, style of Rolex watches is the sport range, with one of the most sought-after models being the classic Rolex Submariner. This stainless steel model is the go-to piece for the majority of Rolex lovers, with the style working with anything from a tuxedo to a t-shirt. The Submariner has been featured in hundreds of movies and television shows and is one of the most commonly owned luxury watches in the world.

Rolex Datejust

Originally introduced into the Rolex catalogue in 1945, the Rolex Datejust has a timeless aesthetic which has aged beautifully – being the perfect Rolex dress watch. The simplistic silhouette means this watch is very versatile, pairing well with both suits, professional wear and casual wear with ease. The Datejust is a traditional and functional watch that can be embraced by both him and her.

Rolex Yacht-Master

This stunning watch is renowned for its casual yet purposeful appeal – a sleek sports watch which boasts both elegant aesthetics and robust functionality. This watch was introduced back in 1992 and shares a lot of design and technical similarities with the Rolex Submariner. The dials for this watch is available in stainless steel and gold, as well as the sought out platinum, being a favourite among celebrities. 

About Bonds Of Brentwood

We are an incredibly dedicated business, situated in the heart of Essex, that is known as the local’s choice for luxury watches. Our reputation for our customer support and reliability is second-to-none, which we hold great pride in sustaining with every consumer we work with. 

If you would like to have a browse of the range of vintage Rolex watches we have available, please do not hesitate to visit our online store. On the other hand, you are more than welcome to visit our physical store in Brentwood, where we stock a variety of used Rolex watches for men and other high-quality items. 

How To Buy The Perfect Engagement Ring

Making the decision to propose to your partner, no matter how long you have been together, is a very exciting time. Taking this huge leap in your relationship to pop the question involves finding the perfect engagement ring, which is often seen as one of the most important purchases you can make. 

With over 60 years of experience, our passionate team at Bonds of Brentwood is dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your shopping experience and have put together this guide to help you buy the perfect engagement ring. 

  • Decide the ring style 

Being just as important as the stone that will be set on it, the style of the engagement ring is very important. You need to establish whether your partner would prefer a ring that is lavish and contemporary, classic and timeless, vintage-inspired or something more unusual and distinctive. The ring should reflect your partner’s personal style, so it is always wise to purchase something that matches the jewellery they already wear. 

  1.   The diamond 

The clarity, colour, carat and cut of your chosen diamond can really affect the look and feel of the engagement ring you have chosen. For example, here at Bonds of Brentwood, we are an international diamond wholesaler and we source and distribute diamonds from all over the world. The main stone for your ring can come in the form of a cluster, a halo, solitaire or three stones, and diamonds can also be inserted through channelling grooves of the band. 

  1.   Metal type

The type of metal you choose can have a big impact on the overall look, as well as the price of your chosen engagement ring. There are many different metals, all of which vary in grade, strength, colour and price. For example, white gold is very popular for its understated, elegant appearance and looks great when paired with wedding rings of the same metal, or can be worn with other gold colours for a bolder fashion statement. 

  1.   Ring size 

Being one of the most prominent factors, getting the size of your engagement ring correct is something that causes the most stress for partners. Although there is often no need to stress, as it is very easy to have a ring adjusted if you don’t get it the right size the first time, it is always extra special when the ring can be worn right after your proposal. 

  1.   Speak to professionals 

There are so many factors to consider when you are buying a significant piece of jewellery like an engagement ring, so it is important to speak to a team of professionals who can help you choose the perfect ring. By booking an appointment in store at Bonds of Brentwood, our team can make choosing the perfect engagement ring as stress-free as possible, allowing you to take your time to find exactly what you want. 

No matter whether you are looking for a completely bespoke, original piece of jewellery or if you want to alter something you already own, you can contact us to book an appointment with our dedicated staff and jewellers in Essex. They would be more than happy to help you. 

To find out some more information regarding the different engagement rings in Essex we have available, or to buy used Rolex watches, please feel free to call us on 01277 229061. 


3 Reasons Why You Should Be Investing In Jewellery

No matter whether you are looking to purchase a wedding ring, a gorgeous bracelet, vintage Rolex watches, engagement rings or something completely different – fine jewellery can do just about anything. It is more than just a luxury accessory and is seen as a fabulous fashion statement which can be looked upon as an investment. 

If you are someone who believes in the appreciating value of metals, and in the worth of something tangible, jewellery can be seen as a good investment. Here are some of the other reasons that jewellery is seen as an attractive investment by many:

Portable and easy to transport 

Unlike many other investment opportunities, by investing in some beautiful jewellery pieces you can guarantee that your precious belongings can go wherever you are. Jewellery can be stored securely and easily moved whenever needed, without requiring specialist equipment.

Jewellery retains its value 

Although this mostly applies to gold, this precious metal is respected throughout the world for its value and rich history. Although the price of gold can be volatile in the short term, the value has always been maintained over the long term. Unlike cash, which fluctuates in value depending on the economy, jewellery that contains a higher percentage of gold will always be valuable. 

Diamonds are equally as valuable since they can be removed from their settings and reused to create new pieces. Here at Bonds of Brentwood, we are at the forefront of the diamond and jewellery industries and are known as an international diamond wholesaler. We source and distribute diamonds from all over the world, priding ourselves on supplying our customers with exactly what they want.

You can enjoy your investment 

As much as your jewellery will primarily be seen as an investment, your beautiful pieces can be enjoyed by looking at them, admiring them from afar and worn whenever you want. You can also select pieces which suit your taste and style, which will also be representative of a moment in time that you will cherish forever. It will always hold a sentimental value that will increase as it is passed along to future generations of your family. Jewellery is one of the few investment portfolios which can be truly enjoyed as well as profited from.

About Bonds of Brentwood

Situated in the heart of Brentwood, we are committed jewellers in Essex who are the local’s choice for jewellery, pre-owned mens Rolex watches, Omega watches and engagement rings in Essex. We stock Rolex, Cartier and Audemars Piguet plus many more in our Brentwood jewellers. We are able to accommodate every budget and preference and can design according to your own taste.

If you would like some more information on the pieces of jewellery we have available, or to book a consultation please get in touch using our contact form on our website. Include all of your relevant information and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.