What Does Swiss Movement Replica Rolex’s New Certified Pre-Owned Program Mean For The Grey Market?

It’s been a very big couple of weeks at perfect replica Rolex, following the bombshell report the Swiss watchmaker is planning to build a $1.5 billion new factory and today with some even more exciting news for fans of the brand. In a seismic announcement to the market, luxury fake Rolex is launching its own Certified Pre-Owned program with a select number of Authorised Dealers this month, with more to be included in 2023.

In a statement, Rolex explains: “Because they are built to last, cheap Rolex replica watches often live several lives. And because they may be worn on new wrists, the Rolex Certified Pre-Owned programme now enables retailers in the brand’s official distribution network to sell second-hand models that are certified as authentic and which come with a new two-year international guarantee.”

“AAA quality fake Rolex Certified Pre-Owned watches will initially be available at Bucherer boutiques in six countries (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark and the UK) from the start of December 2022. Other Official Rolex Retailers who choose to be part of this programme will be able to do so from spring 2023.”

This Certified Pre-Owned program won’t be available to all 1:1 Rolex fake watches, only those that are at least three years old since they were first sold by a retailer, which is surely designed to discourage the “flippers” looking to resell their new Rolex immediately at a market price above RRP. The program will also guarantee the authenticity of the watches sold through it, as well as offer a new two-year Swiss copy Rolex-backed warranty on the pre-owned timepiece sold.

While the authenticity guarantee, additional warranty and three-year buffer period are all positive steps in the right direction for the average punter looking to buy their first Swiss made replica Rolex, there is a question about market pricing that will still need to play out. Enthusiasts are already voicing their concerns about the prospect of Authorised Dealers with no available new stock pushing clients toward a display case of pre-owned copy watches, which if sold at current market prices could cost twice the price of a new model (which has a five-year warrant), but without the waiting list.

A solution for this could be for Swiss movement fake Rolex to introduce respective price caps on watches within the certified pre-owned, which would do an enormous amount to control the fairly outrageous prices we’ve seen for pre-owned Rolex over the last few years. Not only would it undercut grey market dealers charging inflated prices without an additional two-year warranty, but it would still maintain the store of value that high quality replica Rolex watches offer their owners (albeit in a controlled way).

Without any control over the prices of aaa quality copy watches in the certified pre-owned program, it’s feasible that it will only compound the problem of supply further. Unchecked, there’s the possibility of Authorised Dealers charging an additional premium on top of the current market price to account for guaranteed authenticity and an extra two-year warranty, which will only balloon the market further.

Another question is how the watches in the pre-owned program will be sourced. Will you be able to sell your watch directly to your Authorised Dealer, or will you need to sell it to Rolex replica for sale directly? If you sell it to your dealer, one assumes they would own the stock and the process of authenticity guarantee and servicing, while if you sell it directly to top quality fake Rolex, the brand would need a system for pricing, negotiating and buying the stock before allocating pre-owned watches to its Authorised Dealer network.

The Old 36mm 1:1 Fake Rolex Explorer 114270 Vs. The New Rolex Explorer 124270

Of course, even before I really got into watches, I knew about perfect replica Rolex. So, when I got more interested, one of the first watches I bought was actually a ’74 Rolex Datejust reference 1601. I regret that decision because it was too fast and too soon to go in that direction. This resulted in an unhappy “marriage” with the watch, and I sold it after a few months. When I bought the Datejust, I decided between it and a 36mm cheap fake Rolex Explorer, and ever since then, the latter has been chasing me around. But before we get into the details, let’s take a look at what happened in last week’s Sunday Morning Showdown.

A 36mm Rolex Explorer, please
As I said, now that a few years have passed since I bought and sold that vintage 1:1 fake Rolex Datejust, I’m back to obsessing about the 36mm Explorer. The only thing is, I have to choose which one. For me, the 36mm size is not a question. The 39mm luxury replica Rolex Explorer ref. 214270 looks too big on me, and besides, the dial also looks like it’s a bit out of proportion. So 36mm it is. But that still leaves me with plenty of options. I do want a somewhat more modern and relatively affordable version though, so let’s start with the reference 14270. But that one uses tritium for the lume (except for the last “Swiss only” iteration) and has hollow end links. I would at least like to have some proper lume, and I do like a sturdier bracelet and clasp.

So, since last year, that leaves us with two references in steel — the aaa quality fake Rolex 114270, produced from 2001 to 2010, and the 124270, which was introduced last year. And if you’re not so deep into super clone watches or the best Swiss copy Rolex Explorer specifically, you might not even see the difference between them. Both have a very similar 36mm Oyster case and bracelet. But even though they look very much alike, they’re certainly not. And that’s exactly what this installment of Sunday Morning Showdown is all about.

A superior movement
When you look at the specs of the 2021 Swiss made replica Rolex Explorer, everything makes a lot of sense. Let’s start with the movement. The 3230 movement inside is definitely an upgrade from the 3130 caliber inside the 114270. The extended power reserve of 70 hours is a nice bump up compared to the previous 48. The more efficient top copy Rolex Chronergy escapement is also resistant to magnetic fields, just like the blue Parachrom hairspring, which is also better equipped to deal with temperature changes. And both the balance bridge and the oscillator are more shock-resistant than ever. Those are all very nice improvements over the 3130 movement.

But how much am I actually going to notice those in day-to-day life? The 3130 isn’t exactly a slouch either. The extended power reserve of the 3230 is nice, but then again, I wear a different Rolex replica for sale almost every day. Knowing my wearing habits, I probably won’t really notice it after all. But what I did notice when I tried out both references was that, even though they almost look exactly the same, there are still enough differences in their appearance to make them feel completely different on the wrist. Let’s take a closer look.