Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Fake
Rolex Sea-Dweller 40mm 116600 Fake
Rolex Submariner 16610LV Kermit Replica

A brand that hasn’t progressed is not going to live long. Rolex is a Swiss watch brand that is constantly pushing the envelope. Each Rolex watch in the collection has also gone through several iterations, the newer the watch the better the performance. But that doesn’t mean that watches that are obsolete have no value. Some vintage or discontinued modern watches worth more. A vintage watch is a watch that is 20 years old or older.

Are Discontinued Rolex’s Worth More?

The price of a discontinued Rolex watch is affected by many factors, so not all discontinued Rolex watches are worth more. Some rare, sufficiently old and desirable discontinued Rolex watches may be worth more. This is the reason why discontinued Rolex watches are worth more.

  • 1. rare. Over time, watches can wear out or even malfunction as they are worn. So the number of watches that have been discontinued will become fewer and fewer. The number of some watches with short production cycles, or transitional, is already rare.
  • 2. vintage. Generally speaking, the normal service life of a watch is about 30 years. So after a watch reaches a certain age, the amount of watches they have left will definitely decrease. These watches become collectible when they are vintage, and vintage Rolex watches in excellent condition will have a higher value.
  • 3. value and significance. Some Rolex watches are of special value, and these discontinued Rolex watches can also be very valuable. For example, the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman, the Rolex Day-Date watch that Hepburn gave to the President.
  • 4. fit the modern aesthetic. If a watch that has been discontinued for many years still meets modern aesthetics, it is a popular watch in the modern era. At auctions we find vintage watches over 36mm in high demand.

Do Discontinued Rolex’s Make For A Worthy Investment?

Rolex watches are always sought after watches by collectors or enthusiasts. Some Rolex watches will appreciate in value over time. Therefore, buying Rolex watches is considered a good investment. Certain discontinued Rolex watches are becoming increasingly valuable, so discontinued Rolexes are worth investing in. However, investing in Rolex watches does not pay off in a short period of time.

3 Discontinued Modern Rolex Watches Are Increasing In Value

  • Rolex Submariner 16610LV Kermit

Rolex Submariner 16610LV Kermit Replica

The Rolex Submariner 16610LV was released in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner collection. It was discontinued in 2010. This also means that the Rolex Submariner Kermit only had a 7 year production cycle, so the rarity of the Kermit makes it increasingly valuable. This discontinued Rolex Submariner 16610LV Kermit watch not only has anniversary value, it is also the only Submariner watch with a green aluminum bezel. After Kermit was discontinued, Rolex replaced all new Submariner watches with the Ceramic bezel.

  • Rolex GMT-Master II 16710

Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Fake

The Rolex GMT-Master II watches have changed a lot in recent years. Not only have they switched to ceramic bezels, but they are all powered by a 32-series movement. GMT-Master II watches that have aluminum bezels and are powered by the NO.3185 or NO.3186 movement have long since been discontinued. The Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 also has “Pepsi”, “Coke” and a black bezel. The most popular model is still the “Pepsi Cola”.

  • Rolex Sea-Dweller 40mm 116600

Rolex Sea-Dweller 40mm 116600 Fake

The no Cyclops Rolex Sea-Dweller 116600 is also one of the watches that people have been snapping up in recent years. This Rolex watch has an exceptionally short production cycle of only 3 years (2014-2017). That’s why one of the reasons why the Rolex Sea-Dweller 116600 is worth so much is the low quantity. Another reason why this Rolex Sea-Dweller watch is worth investing in is that it still maintains its 40mm case, and it doesn’t have a Cyclops. While the Cyclops is practical, many people think it ruins the beauty of the watch.

Why Discontinued Modern Rolex Watches Are More Worth The Investment Than Vintage Watches

All three of these discontinued Rolex watches are modern styles, and investing in these is actually much easier than investing in vintage watches. The first reason is that these discontinued modern Rolex watches are still relatively easy to find in the secondary market. But vintage watches can only be contested at auctions, and they are quite expensive. The second reason is that they are still quite plentiful and their prices are not overly high yet. The third reason is that discontinued modern Rolex watches are still wearable everyday watches, but antique watches can only be carefully cared for. Modern Rolex watches are much easier to keep, as far as the difficulty of preservation is concerned.

Finally, I would like to say that not all Rolex watches will be worth more in the future. No one can say exactly which Rolex watch will be worth investing in. That said, the investment is by risk. If you want to experience a vintage or discontinued watch and don’t want to take a risk, you can buy a top quality replica watch from Replica Magic.