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Bob's Watches is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Low Price Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer.

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  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-800-494-3708 and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price.
  • On qualifying products, Bob's Watches will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Purchase price shown is the cash wire price, and any payment method fees such as credit card fees, PayPal fees, Amazon fees, etc, will be added to the transaction total. Prices may be higher if other payment methods are selected. Some exclusions apply. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

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Free priority overnight shipping on all orders applies to U.S. orders only.

Unlike many other websites that have special rules and lots of fine print , Bobswatches.com offers free shipping on all domestic orders placed on our website, with no minimum order size or special exceptions. Just because shipping is free doesn’t mean it should take a long time. Bobswatches.com understands that getting your item quickly is important to you, so we make every effort to process your order as quickly as possible.

Stainless Steel and Gold

vintage rolex watches

While their innovative and technologically advanced designs certainly set Rolex apart from other watchmakers, their selection of the highest quality materials also contributes to their reputation of excellence. Each individual component of the watch, including the movement, case, and bracelet are made of materials that have been meticulously selected and constantly re-evaluated to guarantee the highest level of performance and impeccable aesthetics. The range of materials used by Rolex varies widely, and includes precious metals, stainless steel, ceramic, mother-of-pearl, and precious stones. No matter the material, Rolex is rigorously selective.

stainless steel watch and two-tone rolex

As a rule, a Rolex watch must remain functional and maintain its aesthetical appearance, even in the harshest environments. The rigorous selection of materials contributes greatly to this mission. One such material is 904L stainless steel. 904L stainless steel was originally developed and used in high-technology, aerospace, and chemical industries. In 1985, Rolex began using 904L steel, which is a highly corrosion-resistant super alloy due to its high chrome content. The 904L steel used on Rolex watches is also manufactured in-house by Rolex masters, who ensure it is of the highest quality.

rolex submariner stainless steel

904L steel is a great alternative to precious metals. Its excellent anti-corrosion properties are comparable to those of precious metals, thus one does not lose any strength or visual appeal when choosing this finish. Not only is 904L steel strong, it also has great visual appearance, offering an exceptional sheen when polished. While it is not as valuable, nor does it give the same appearance as precious metals such as gold, Rolex’s stainless steel is its most popular and common watch finish.

rolex gold president

Gold is probably the most popular precious metal Rolex uses on its watches. Gold has always been of high value, and its use is usually expected in the luxury market. As with its 904L steel, Rolex controls the entire manufacturing process, guaranteeing a uniform and enduring luster on its watchcases and bracelets by forging its metals in-house.

rolex president gold

Rolex exclusively uses 18 ct gold, an alloy composed of 750% (thousandths) of pure gold and a mixture of elements including silver, copper, platinum and palladium. Rolex manufactures several types of 18 ct gold, including the popular yellow gold, Everose (pink) gold, and white gold.

gold daytona watch

Many of Rolex's watches are created in 904L stainless steel, though gold versions are often later released. This is for a variety of reasons, including cost and appeal. Many of Rolex’s sport watches, like the Submariner, need to be made of highly durable and scratch resistant metals like 904L stainless steel. This particular finish works better in the highly demanding environment the watch was intended for. The demand for stainless steel is also on the rise, as it is cheaper and easier to clean and maintain than gold. While gold is generally a preferred material for luxury watches, it is not always the best choice.

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