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5 Best Rolex Starter Watches | SwissWatchExpo

We believe that your first foray into the Rolex club doesn’t have to be intimidating. Here are 5 fantastic choices if you’re just starting your Rolex collection.

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Spotlight on: Our picks for the 5 best Rolex starter watches. Rolex watches, to start your collection.

Who doesn’t want a Rolex watch? As one of the most recognizable brands in the world, Rolex is coveted by many; but its price tends to hold some people back.

We believe that your first foray into the Rolex club doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, the brand’s most classic daily wearers still fall under the $10K mark, and are fantastic choices if you’re just starting a watch collection. Let’s check them out.

First up is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual – this timeless design is considered the purist’s Rolex.

The Oyster Perpetual has everything that makes a Rolex, a Rolex: the Oyster case, Oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp fastener, and Twinlock screw-down crowns. In all models, the watch has only three hands – the hours, minutes, and center seconds, on a nice clean dial.

Despite its simplicity, it comes in a myriad of sizes – from 26 to 39 millimeters. It also comes in a variety of dial colors – from basic black and silver to unique red grape and olive green. A case study in classic design with many options to choose from.

If you’re the sporty type, but also want a Rolex watch that you can wear daily, we suggest the latest Rolex Explorer II.

The Rolex Explorer was one of the first tool watches that Rolex created for professionals. Made for spelunkers and cavers, the latest Rolex Explorer II, the ref 216570, still stays true to the model’s origins.

Equipped with a bright orange GMT hand, a 24-hour bezel, and large luminous markers, it’s a very reliable watch to have on when trekking, camping, and exploring – but it’s also versatile enough to be worn as a daily watch.

If you want a little more color, detail and polish on your watch, the Rolex Milgauss is the one.

It comes with flashes of color in almost all its elements: the green crystal gives the black or blue dial a “halo”, while the minute markers, Milgauss text, and unique, lightning-bolt shaped hand come in striking orange. All balanced by its classic smooth bezel and Oyster bracelet.

Originally made for the scientific community, it was made to withstand magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss. Even if you didn’t need this feature, its looks alone make it a versatile watch that works from casual to semi-formal environs.

Next on the list is the Rolex Datejust II. An update to the best selling Rolex Datejust, it added contemporary features for a new generation of watch lovers.

It introduced a larger and more modern 41mm case, whose dial is as legible as it gets. With dial colors from black, gray and white, to more eye-catching silver and blue, it’s easy to pair with any ensemble and makes for a great ‘only watch’. 

Even our clients and readers seem to agree – this was our best selling watch for 2018! Perfect for those who want the traits of the classic Rolex Datejust, in a contemporary watch.

And now, here’s our number one pick. If you want to set your sights high, go for the most recognizable and popular watch in the Rolex portfolio – the Rolex Submariner. 

The 40mm stainless steel and black model is a solid choice that looks good with jeans or with a tuxedo – but the Rolesor variations have a unique appeal, too.

The Sub is generally considered as the most iconic diving watch; but today, it makes for a great everyday watch – and a symbol of rugged elegance and good taste.

There you have it – our top picks for Rolex watches, to start your collection. Which one do you have your sights on? Tell us on the comments section.

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