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Rolex Steel Air King Charcoal Dial Circa 1969
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Ref. 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 41mm X 35mm CIRCA: 1969 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Win...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Certified 1969 Rolex Date 6517 Mother of Pearl Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:6517. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Stainless Steel Service Papers 1969
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 5513 Serial: 2597*** Year: 1969 Model: Submariner Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: Black Dial: Black Face: Ac...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Datejust with Rare Original Charcoal Dial from 1969
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1969 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm x 36mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpet...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Black Matte Dial Stainless Steel, 1969
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 5513 Serial: 1967*** Year: 1969 Model: Submariner Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Custom Black Nato Strap Bezel: Black (Faded) Dial: Bl...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref 1603 from 1968-1969
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref. 1603 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1968-69 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm x 35mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch Ref 1013, 1969
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4145 Model Number: 1013 Serial Number: 185**** Condition: 9 - Excellent Condition Age: 15th March 1969 Case Diameter: 36 mm Case Size: 36mm Box and Papers: Box and Guarantee Mo...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Black Dial Stainless Steel Box Papers 1969 Complete
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1016 Serial: 1735*** Year: 1969 Model: Explorer Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: Stainless Steel Dial: Black ...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date United Arab Emirates Military Watch, 1969
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Date United Arab Emirates Military emblem Watch c.1969 Composition: Stainless Steel Automatic Movement 35mm Original Black Dial with UAE Military Emblem Made in Switzerland
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

ROLEX Men's Oysterdate Precision Ref.6694 Manual-Wind circa 1969 Swiss MS171
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's Rolex Oysterdate Precision ref.6694 manual-wind dress watch, c.1969. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Rolex silver dial, applied silver indice...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex 18 Karat Yellow Gold Date Ref 1500 on Rolex Gold Mesh Bracelet, circa 1969
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Rolex Date reference 1500 in 18k yellow gold on Rolex 18k yellow gold mesh bracelet. 34mm circa 1969
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual 1038 Automatic 18 Karat Gold Bezel circa 1969 MA117
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's 18K & stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1038 automatic, c.1969. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original silver Rolex quadrant dial, applied lume...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

ROLEX Men's 18 Karat & SS Oyster Perpetual 1038 Automatic, circa 1969 MA117blk
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's 18K gold & stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1038 automatic, c.1969. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original silver Rolex dial, beautifully tarn...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex 18Kt Yellow Gold Ladies Datejust Ref 6517 Custom Brown Dial from 1968-1969
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Datejust / Ref 6517 METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1968-69 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 30mm x 24mm MOVEM...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Original Bracelet, circa 1968 or 1969
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Ref. 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1968 / 1969 DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CALI...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King Custom Gray Meteorite Diamond Dial Steel Men's 1969 Watch 5500
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Custom Diamond dial. Round and Baguette Diamonds. Original Box and Papers are not included comes with a Chronostore presentation box and authenticity card. Covered by a one-year Chro...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex 18 Karat Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Day Date Ref 1803 Dated 1969
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Day Date / Ref 1803 METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt CIRCA / YEAR: 1969 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 44mm x 36mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Oyster Perpetual...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Steel and Gold Zephyr with Bracelet and Original Dial from 1969 or 1970
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Zephyr Oyster Perpetual / Ref. 1038 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel and 14Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1969 DIMENSIONS / S...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Date Ref 1501 with Custom Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial from 1969
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Ref. 1501 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1969 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 42 x 34mm MOVEMENT /...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Steel

Rolex Datejust 69178
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 69178 Custom Bezel & MOP Diamond 2cttw Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
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Vintage 1960s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's 18k Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1022 Automatic c.1963 Swiss Vintage LV800
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare timeless luxury, men's 18k solid gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1022 automatic with rare florentine finish, circa 1963. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous vintage ...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Yellow Gold Zephyr Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Rolex "Zephyr" with hidden lugs in 18k yellow gold, with a manual wind movement.
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Men's Rolex 18K Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref1022 Automatic c.1963 Vintage LV800AQU
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare timeless luxury, men's 18k solid gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref.1022 automatic with rare florentine finish, circa 1963. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous vint...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Ref 1013
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a rare Rolex chronometre reference 1013 in yellow gold with a silvered non-date dial, applied markers, fluted bezel, plastic crystal, and is on a jubilee bracelet. Comes with...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex, Oyster Speedking, 6824, Unisex, 1960s
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex - Oyster Speedking - 6824 - Unisex - 1960's Gender: Unisex Model : Speedking Case Width : 30 mm Movement: Manual Winding Watchband Material: Leather Case material : Steel Disp...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

1960s Rolex Datejust with Sweetwater Dial
By Rolex
Located in Hicksville, NY
1960s Rolex Features a Sweetwater Dial, very unique! Vintage watch Comes on a custom tan leather strap 36 millimeter case
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Perpetual Wind Watch
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / 1603 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 43mm X 36mm CIRCA: 1968/69 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 1570 / 26 Jew...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 6517, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:6517. Ladies Rolex Datejust in 18k yellow gold with custom diamond bezel on a 14k yellow gold Jubilee bracelet. Auto w/ date & sweep seconds.Case size 26 ...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 1601, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:1601. Rolex Mens 36mm Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Datejust - Automatic Movement - Champagne Dial with Gold Stick Hour Markers and Minute Drag Border - Ye...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Date 1500, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Date Reference #:1500. VINTAGE Rolex 1500 Mens/Ladies 34mm Stainless Steel Date - Automatic Movement - Silver Dial with Black Roman Numeral and Silver Square Hour Markers - Sta...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Ref. 1016 Circa 1966
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Explorer I automatic winding sport watch, circa 1966, ref. 1016, is a vintage classic. The 36mm stainless steel case has a smooth bezel, black...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Precision 1200 Men's Yellow Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002635 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Precision Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 1200 Age: 1960 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Silver Baton Glass: Plexigla...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Air King Stainless Steel 5500
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: COM1651 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Air King Model Reference: 5500 Age: Circa 1968 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: White Baton Glass: Plexiglass ...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Wristwatch, 1960s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Machined Bezel / Ref. 1007 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 39mm X 34mm CIRCA: 1960's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetu...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Pre-Owned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Rolex is the undisputed king of watchmaking with a crown logo to match. Rolex set the standard in immaculate design and precision engineering, which were virtues dear to prolific Ger...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Date 1503, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Date Reference #:1503. Rolex 1503 Mens/Ladies 34mm Yellow Gold Date - Automatic Movement - Blue Dial with Gold Stick Hour Markers and minute Drag Border - Yellow Gold Fluted Be...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex 1960s Automatic Gold Filled Large Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1960s Rolex, 35 M.M. 2 Piece 14K Gold Filled Rolex Case, 8 M.M. thick, Caliber 1530, 17 Jewel Automatic, self winding movement, Original Excellent Mint Silver Satin Dial with R...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Gold-filled

1960s Lady’s Rolex “Lantern” Charm Bracelet Watch
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Vintage charm abounds... A truly unique twist on a classic charm bracelet, with an asymmetrical lantern-shaped manual wind watch suspended from a bracelet of 18 karat yellow gold lin...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Rolex Submariner 5513, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Submariner Reference #:5513. Rolex Submariner 5513 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch Meters First Dial SS 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watc...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6551, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:6551. Pre-Owned Watch. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Mid-size watch circa 1969 with 14k Yellow Gold case and Mesh bracelet. Watch has a silver dial. Watch...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1008, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:1008. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Date 1503, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Date Reference #:1503. Rolex 1503 Mens/Ladies 34mm Yellow Gold Date - Automatic Movement - Silver Dial with Yellow Gold Stick Hour Markers – Yellow Gold Fluted Bezel - Generi...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. Rolex Day-Date President in 18k with custom Italian 18k gold bracelet. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and day. Ref 1803. Circa 1969. Fine Pre-owned Role...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Vintage Collection 3735J, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Vintage Collection Reference #:3735J. Rolex Classic in 18k yellow gold on a mesh bracelet. Manual. With box and papers. Ref 3735J. Circa 1964. Fits 7" to 7.25" wrist. Fine Pre-...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner 5512, Brown Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Submariner Reference #: 5512. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Brown 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5512
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Stainless steel Rolex Submariner Ref. 5512/5513 collector's series circa 1963 with pointed crown guards and "meter first' dial, and original riveted Oyster bracelet. This is an early...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Tropical Dial Stainless Steel 5513
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5323 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Ref: 5513 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Black Glass: Plexiglass Movement: Automatic Water Resi...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

ROLEX Yellow Gold and Diamond Lady's Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rolex lady's 18K yellow gold wristwatch with diamond-set bezel, circa 1960s. Set with 22 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.50ct total weight, overall G color and ...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Date 1504, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Date Reference #:1504. Pre-Owned Rolex Date 34, Reference: 1504, Year: 1965. 34mm Steel Case, Steel Bezel, Black Dial, Leather Solid Bracelet with Tang Buckle. Automatic Mov...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 1601, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:1601. Rolex 1601 Mens 36mm Stainless Steel Datejust - Automatic Movement - Black Dial with Silver Stick Hour Markers and Minute Drag Border - White Gold Fl...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 1601, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:1601. Rolex 1601 Mens 36mm Stainless Steel Datejust - Automatic Movement - Black Dial with Silver Stick Hour Markers and Minute Drag Border - White Gold Fl...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Queen Midas 9768, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Queen Midas Reference #:9768. Pre-Owned Rolex Queen Midas, Reference: 9768, Year: 1968. mm 18k White Gold Case, 18k White Gold Bezel, Silver Dial, 18k white gold Other Bracele...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner 5513, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Submariner Reference #: 5513. Mens Swiss Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner 1680, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Submariner Reference #: 1680. Mens Swiss Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Original Dial Datejust Watch
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref. 6521 METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold DIMENSIONS: 31mm X 25mm CIRCA: 1964 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 26 Jewels ...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex Dennison 12868, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Dennison Reference #: 12868. Mens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Yellow Gold Black 31 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner 5512, Brown Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Submariner Reference #: 5512. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Brown 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Polished Bezel Watch, late 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Datejust / Ref. 1603 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 44mm X 36mm CIRCA: Late 1960's MOVEMEN...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Green Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #: 1803. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Yellow Gold Green 36 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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1969 Rolex For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate 1969 rolex for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 257 vintage editions and 1 modern creations to choose from as well. If you’re looking for a 1969 rolex from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. While most can agree that any 1969 rolex from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 4 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. Today, if you’re looking for a baguette cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes round cut alternatives. There aren’t many items for women if you’re seeking a 1969 rolex, as most of the options available are for men and unisex.

How Much is a 1969 Rolex?

On average, a 1969 rolex at 1stDibs sells for $5,500, while they’re typically $2,395 on the low end and $2,395 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Rolex Biography and Important Works

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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