Side Effect of Watch Customization
It's difficult to imagine that adding diamonds, one of the world's most coveted and precious stones, could actually reduce the value of Rolex .But honestly, whenever you customize or modify a Rolex, it's kind of like putting lipstick on the Mona Lisa. Yes, she may look cooler, but you're just changing a perfect (and priceless) painting for aesthetic indulgence.
I may be dramatic, but I'm not the only one who believes this. Rolex deliberately and selectively places every part and component of its watch on purpose and meaning. Pure collectors won't even consider buying polished watches, let alone one with aftermarket diamonds or new faces with colorful additions.
Having said that, I honestly understand the motivation of customizing a Rolex. Replica watches are part of fashion, I think fashion and style should be interesting and personalized. Meanwhile, I don't think you can modify Rolex and expect it to age well - because the value is likely to go down, particularly when it reaches the vintage collecting state. But in order to see both sides and start a good conversation within the community, I will explore everything - the good, the bad and the expensive.
I understand why you're customizing your Rolex. Rolex has not traditionally been the kind of brand willing to go out of trouble for fashion. So, if you're the kind of person who's tired of the same old luxurywatches
stuff and wants to customize it, or just take a risk, I think customization is a good choice for you.
Nowadays, there are many options for aftermarket modifications. You have companies that will overhaul your replica watch to make it look like a long-lost vintage treasure, while others will provide you with a transparent case back you've always wanted. You can even get PVD coating on your Rolex case and bracelet for a timeless matte black look. Of course, you can also choose to switch dial to get the dream color. When you customize Rolex, you will have a completely unique piece that is sure to catch eyes and start a few conversations.
Even though customization seems like offers endless possibilities, it also limits the potential for value. For serious collectors, this is a big turning point. Sure, all of us collect replica watches for the love of the object itself. But a big part of the fun is collecting watches that have become of great value or that have been appreciated over time. Once you start replacing genuine Rolex parts with aftermarket parts - no matter how fancy they are - you actually take value from the watch.
Also, when you customize a watch, you are less likely to resell it. Your custom settings may appeal to you, but they may not appeal to others. Moreover, you can bet that any pure collector will go out quickly when find these modifications. If you buy a watch in the market and the seller mentions a custom job or modification and get tired of this risky investment, or avoid it altogether. That is, unless you understand that fake watches will be more interesting and stylish than valuable.