SOURCE: Melrose Jewelers USA

Melrose Jewelers USA

December 15, 2009 06:01 ET

Melrose Jewelers USA Announces the 2009 Pre Owned Rolex Award Winners: A and E Watches (andewatches.com), Alan Furman (alanfurman.com), Portero (portero.com), JomaShop (jomashop.com) , Demesy Watches (demesy.com), Stein Diamonds (steindiamonds.com), The Watchery ( thewatchery.com), & Bernard Watch (bernardwatch.com)

Melrose Jewelers USA Announces the 2009 Preowned Rolex Award Winners: A and E Watches, Portero , JomaShop , Alan Furman, Demesy Watches, Stein Diamonds, The Watchery & Bernard Watch

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Melrose Jewelers Announces the 2009 Preowned Rolex Award Winners: A & E Watches ( andewatches.com ), Portero ( portero.com ), Alan Furman (alanfurman.com), Joma Shop ( jomashop.com ) , The Watchery (thewatchery.com), Demesy Watches (demesy.com), Stein Diamonds ( steindiamonds.com ) & Bernard Watch ( bernardwatch.com ).

The Preowned Rolex Awards were designed by Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Rolex Retailer, in order to award Preowned Rolex retailers committed to excellence in product quality and product authenticity disclosure. The Preowned Rolex Standards Award is given to the top 8 online Preowned rolex watch retailers in the United States.

Ranking from 1 to 8 the 2009 winners of the Melrose Jewelers Preowned Rolex Standards Awards of excellence in quality and authenticity disclosure are (score out of 100):

1) A and E Watches ( A & E Watches , A&E Watches ) AandEWatches.com

Watch Purchased: Rolex Super President

Quality Score: 98 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 96

2) Alan Furman AlanFurman.com

Watch Purchased: Stainless Steel Mens Rolex Datejust

Quality Score: 98 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 96

3) Portero ( Portero.com Luxury Auctions ) Portero.com

Watch Purchased: Lady Rolex President

Quality Score: 97 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 95

4) JomaShop ( Joma Shop ) JomaShop.com

Watch Purchased: Stainless Steel Mens Rolex Datejust

Quality Score: 96 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 96

5) Demesy Watches ( Demesy ) Demesy.com

Watch Purchased: Diamond Bezel Mens Rolex Datejust

Quality Score: 96 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 96

6) Bernard Watch BernardWatch.com

Watch Purchased: Two Tone Mens Rolex Datejust

Quality Score: 96 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 96

7) The Watchery ( The Watchery ) TheWatchery.com

Watch Purchased: Two Tone Mens Rolex Datejust

Quality Score: 95 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 95

8) Stein Diamonds SteinDiamonds.com

Watch Purchased: Rolex Day Date Presidential

Quality Score: 92 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 95

How the Melrose Jewelers Pre owned Rolex Award Winners are Chosen:

A sample purchase is made at each online retailer website to test the company's level of authenticity disclosure as to which parts of its Rolex watches are original and which parts are aftermarket. Once received, each Rolex watch purchased is then taken apart and inspected to make sure the watch is indeed authentic and then it is tested to make sure it keeps proper time.

About Melrose Jewelers USA

Melrose Jewelers USA is the nation's leading online retailer of Rolex watches including mens watches and ladies luxury watches and its associates have, collectively, over 220 years of experience in importing, restoring, and retailing Rolex and other luxury watches. Melrose Jewelers was founded with one simple premise: Buying a Rolex or other luxury watch shouldn't be mysterious or complicated. Similar to the innovative yet simple business models of Progressive Insurance, CarMax, or Blue Nile, Melrose Jewelers provides customers with low, no-haggle pricing, luxury wrist watches that are either new and unworn or pre owned and restored to original factory specifications both inside and outside, and a comprehensive 2-year warranty. Melrose Jewelers also employs a staff of top university-educated Trained Experts that provide customer service that extends from your initial sales call until years after you've received your purchase. Melrose Jewelers Australia's watches contain custom, aftermarket diamonds which will void the warranty of new Rolex watches. Melrose Jewelers warranties its watches directly and Rolex S.A. has no obligation to warranty any watches sold by Melrose Jewelers.

Melrose Jewelers USA also hosts the Melrose Jewelers (MJ) Rolex Watch Blog. The MJ Rolex Watch Blog is the world's largest independent forum website about Rolex events and Rolex and other luxury watches in pop culture. With over 300 user-posted articles and new articles and commentary updated daily, the Melrose Jewelers Rolex watch blog contains articles about Rolex watches owned and popularized by Barack Obama, Warren Buffett, Colt McCoy, Steve Jobs, LeBron James, Danica Patrick, the Jonas Brothers, Michael Jackson, Lindsay Lohan, Tim Tebow, Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, Tia Carrere, Jimmie Johnson, Larry David, Beyonce Knowles, Miles Austin, Ashley Olsen, Heidi Klum, Grant Hill, Dave Matthews, Rush Limbaugh, Katie Couric, Tyra Banks, Manny Ramirez, Shaquille O'Neal, Peyton Manning, Michelle Wie, Derek Jeter, David Copperfield, Cher, Barry Bonds, Nora Roberts, Amanda Bynes, Ashlee Simpson, Jack Nicklaus, Ashley Judd, Calista Flockhart, David Blaine, Rupert Murdoch, Janet Jackson, Jason Giambi, Ben Affleck, Jackie Chan, Nicole Richie, Stephen Colbert, Andre Agassi, Vince Carter, Anderson Cooper, Hilary Swank, Dan Aykroyd, Joe Buck, Ray Romano, Gwen Stefani, Matt LeBlanc, Colin Farrell, Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Mandy Moore, Brooke Shields, Mel Gibson, Dane Cook, and Lucy Liu. Blog postings on the MJ Rolex Watch Blog are submitted by independent Rolex enthusiasts and not by Melrose Jewelers.