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Melrose Jewelers

March 18, 2010 03:30 ET

Melrose Jewelers: Melrose Jewelers Australia Announces the 2009 Preowned Rolex Watch Award Winners

Melrose Jewelers: Melrose Jewelers (MelroseJewelers.com), Australia's #1 Retailer of Genuine Luxury Watches, Announces the 2009 Preowned Rolex Watch Award Winners: Armadale Watch Gallery, McGlades Jewellers, Nicholas Hacko Fine Watches, & Harrington Antiques

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) -  Melrose Jewelers: Melrose Jewelers Australia (MelroseJewelers.com), Australia's #1 Retailer of Genuine Luxury Watches, launched the 2009 Australia Preowned Rolex Award Winners including Armadale Watch Gallery ( watchgallery.com.au ), McGlades Jewellers ( mcglades.com.au ), Nicholas Hacko Fine Watches ( clockmaker.com.au), and Harrington Antiques ( harringtonantiques.com.au).

The Preowned Rolex Awards were designed by Melrose Jewelers Australia in order to award Preowned Rolex retailers committed to excellence in product quality and product authenticity disclosure. The Pre-owned Rolex Award is given to the top 4 online preowned Rolex watch retailers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, & Perth Australia.

The 2009 winners of the Melrose Jewelers pre-owned Rolex Awards of excellence in quality and authenticity disclosure are:

  1. Armadale Watch Gallery watchgallery.com.au
    Quality Score: 93 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 98
    Watch Purchased: Stainless Steel Mens Rolex Datejust

  2. Harrington Antiques harringtonantiques.com.au
    Quality Score: 93 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 96
    Watch Purchased: Mens Rolex Day Date President

  3. McGlades Jewellers mcglades.com.au
    Quality Score: 92 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 95
    Watch Purchased: Lady Rolex Presidential

  4. Nicholas Hacko Fine Watches clockmaker.com.au
    Quality Score: 85 Authenticity Disclosure Score: 92
    Watch Purchased: Two Tone Mens Rolex Datejust

The Melrose Jewelers Australia Preowned Rolex Standards Award Winners are Chosen as follows:

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.

For a limited time Australian customers can receive AU $250 off Rolex Datejusts and $500 off Rolex presidents by calling with code AUS29 at (61)2 9037 2737 and by visiting http://www.melrosejewelers.com

About Melrose Jewelers Australia

Melrose Jewelers is the nation's leading online retailer of Rolex wrist 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 Australia 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, 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, 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, Mark Wahlberg, Larry David, Beyonce Knowles, Miles Austin, Ashley Olsen, Heidi Klum, Grant Hill, Dave Matthews, Rush Limbaugh, 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.