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What Is the Rolex Oyster Bracelet?

The Rolex Oyster Bracelet of the GMT-Master II Men's Watch
The Rolex Oyster Bracelet of the GMT-Master II

There are a number of ways to hold a Rolex to your wrist. Many models are available with leather bands, in fact. However, the classic metal band is something most enthusiasts cherish. There are hundreds of varieties of Rolex watches over the course of their hundred-year history but most metal bands can be classified as one of three basic bracelet types. Without question, the most frequently seen is the Rolex Oyster Bracelet.

The Oyster Bracelet looks like something that belongs on a luxury watch but it accomplishes that look elegantly so it doesn’t seem showy or ostentatious even though it will fit right in with a showy or ostentatious look. It has broad and polished center links, calling to mind the image of a brick road. Each link is paired on either side by a rob of smaller brush-finished links. The result is sleek and relaxed but still very professional and depending on an outfit, formal.

The sleek elegance of the Oyster Bracelet is one of its best selling points but there’s an opportunity to make it far more showy. The bracelet can be imbedded with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and many different colors of sapphires. You can actually get to two-hundred and eighty-six jewels on the band. This can turn an understated watch into a dramatic statement.

Like all of Rolex’s products, the Oyster Bracelet is manufactured according to very strict production standards and quality control protocols. It has stood the test of time and continues to be the standard for Rolexes. That’s entirely unlikely to change anytime soon.

If you are in the market for a Rolex watch, the Oyster Bracelet is likely to be the one you see when you narrow down your choices. If you decide to buy your Rolex on the secondary market, make sure you find a pre-owned Rolex seller you can trust. You’ll be glad you did when you have the world’s most iconic brand of timepiece on your wrist, secured by an Oyster Bracelet, no doubt.


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