Updated: May 7
Despite the fact that many Rolex’s are available with leather bands, the allure of a classic metal band is one that many collectors and first time buyers cherish alike. There are hundreds even thousands of different types of Rolex watches to hang from your wrist, but the majority of them all boil down to three basic bracelet types. Each different type comes with its own unique flair and style, so it’s good to know which one you prefer and which type best fits your particular tastes best.
For this article we’re going to focus our sights on the first type of bracelet, and probably the most recognizable form of Rolex, the oyster bracelet. For many this is the classic Rolex look. It has the kind of reserved sophistication that is expected of a luxury watch, something that just begs to be looked at without being an eyesore or a gaudy clunker stuck to your wrist.
It sets itself aside from other bracelet types with its broad and polished ‘brick road’ like center links, paired on either side by a slimmer row of brush-finished links. This makes for a sleek, relaxed, but still very professional look and it is just that; a professional, comfortable band.
It’s the kind of watch that can stand out from the crowd without forcing you to massively customize or change the basic product .Which isn’t to say that it can’t be customized to fit your individual needs or ideas, but rather that it’s timeless look combined with the ability to have some added customization make it an incredibly popular choice.
Again, don’t let the mass appeal of this classic bracelet turn you away. If you’re looking for a unique or custom watch, the customization that is available for an oyster bracelet means that each watch can be tuned in to your exact preference/s to give you that special flair that you desire.
Some of the more exclusive options available to your watch include embedding the bracelet with precious gems. Pink sapphires, sky-blue sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, rubies…It’s a truly exhaustive list of choices, but don’t let it frighten you!
Depending on which way you decide to go with your gemstone customization, you can have anywhere from one hundred to two hundred and eighty six glistening jewels along the band. It’s one of the many reasons why a Rolex watch stands far above the competition.
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Dealer. We buy and sell pre-owned Rolexes only.