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Rolex Stainless Steel Rare Datejust Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare & Collectible Rolex Datejust Men's Steel Watch 16030 - Automatic winding with date; acrylic crystal. Stainless steel case (36mm diameter) with engine turned bezel. Black d...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Gilt Dial GMT Master Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1985 Rolex GMT Master, Reference 16753 Wrist Watch, 38 MM Stainless Steel case with Yellow Gold Rotating Bezel, Automatic, self winding Caliber 3075 movement, Original, Mint...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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14k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Men's Datejust Watch S/Steel & White Gold Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
WATCH DESCRIPTION BRAND : Rolex MODEL : Datejust CASE SIZE : 36mm CASE : Rolex Stainless Steel Case GENDER : Men's WATCH FEATURES DIAL : Rolex Professionally Refinished White Mo...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel, White Gold

Rolex Men's Datejust Watch SS & 18K White Gold MOP Roman Dial Diamond Bezel
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
WATCH DESCRIPTION BRAND : Rolex MODEL : Datejust CASE SIZE : 36mm GENDER : Men's CASE : Rolex Stainless Steel Case WATCH FEATURES DIAL : Rolex Professionally Refinished White Mo...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Ruby, Diamond, White Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Men's Datejust Watch SS and 18K White Gold Silver Index Dial Diamond Bezel
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
WATCH DESCRIPTION BRAND : Rolex MODEL : Datejust CASE SIZE : 36mm GENDER : Men's CASE : Rolex Stainless Steel Case WATCH FEATURES DIAL : Rolex Silver Dial set with Index Hour Ma...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Gents 16613, 1989
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4004 Model: 16613 Serial: L94**** Condition: 9 - Excellent Condition Age: 1989 Case Diameter: 40 mm Case Size: 40mm Box and Papers: Box Only Movement: Automatic Case: Stainless...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Diamond Link Collar Necklace 18 Karat Yellow Gold 5 Carat
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Important genuine Rolex lady's diamond collar necklace designed in solid 18 karat yellow gold. The necklace is a rare estate piece appraised for $24,800. It contains 240 premium roun...
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Vintage 1980s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Men's Datejust S/S and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial Ruby
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
WATCH DESCRIPTION BRAND : Rolex MODEL : Datejust - 16013 CASE SIZE : 36mm GENDER : Men's WATCH FEATURES DIAL : Rolex Professionally Refinished Black Dial set with aftermarket St...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Ruby, Diamond, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Certified 1980 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6619 Black Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:6619. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified 1980 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6619 Black Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:6619. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Ref 15000, Late 1980's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 15000 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Late 1980's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 41mm X ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex 18 Karat Gold Cellini Cushion Shaped Watch, circa 1980s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Cushion Shaped Cellini METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt Yellow Gold CIRCA: 1980's DIMENSIONS: 35mm X 31mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 19 Jewels...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Ref 15000, Late 1980's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 15000 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Late 1980's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 41mm X ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Cosmograph Daytona Wristwatch Ref 6265 circa 1980
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Stainless steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 6265, circa 1980, water-resistant, with steel bezel, round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with Original Charcoal Dial, Early 1980's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Watch STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Ref. 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Early 1980's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 39mm X 34mm MOVEMENT / CAL...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 5500 Red Diamond Dial, Early 1980's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / 5500 METAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: Early 1980's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Winding / 27 Jewels DI...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Air King Custom Red Dial Original Oyster Bracelet, Early 1980's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Ref. 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Early 1980's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 41mm X 39mm MOVEMENT / C...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Mens Rolex Oyster Datejust Ref.16013 18k & SS Automatic, c.1980s Swiss NS30
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's 18K gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual 16013 Datejust automatic, c.1987. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Rolex signed gold strip...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Mens Rolex Oyster Date 15000 18k Gold & SS Automatic, c.1980s RA102BLK
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Luxurious classic, Men's Rolex 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Ref.15000 Oyster Perpetual Date, circa 1982. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Stunning Rolex-signed polar...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.1005 18k Gold & SS Automatic, c.1980s LV718
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Luxurious icon, men's 18K gold & stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.1005 automatic, c.1981. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original Rolex signed silver dial, appl...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 1024 Gold-Capped Automatic, circa 1980s RA145
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic classic, men's Rolex's "Golden Egg" Ref.1024 Oyster Perpetual gold-capped automatic, c.1983. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous, Rolex signed golden dial, app...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Gold Plate

Men's Rolex Oyster Date Ref.15000 18k & SS Automatic, c.1980s Swiss RA102
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's Rolex 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Ref.15000 Oyster Perpetual Date, circa 1982, all original. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Stunning Rolex-si...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Men's Rolex Oyster Datejust Ref.16013 18k & SS Automatic, c.1980s NS30BLU
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's 18K gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual 16013 Datejust automatic, c.1980s. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous gold striped Rolex sig...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Men's Rolex Oyster perpetual 1024 Gold-Capped Automatic, circa 1980s RA145BRN
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic icon, men's Rolex's "Golden Egg" Ref.1024 Oyster Perpetual gold-capped automatic, c.1983. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous, Rolex signed golden dial, appli...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Gold Plate

Rolex Stainless Steel GMT-Master II "Fat Lady" Wristwatch Ref 16760 circa 1980s
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex stainless steel GMT-Master II wristwatch, Ref. 16760, so-called "Fat Lady", circa 1980s, two time zone with date, aged 24-hour bezel and hand, stainless steel Rolex fliplock Ju...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.1005 18k Gold & SS Automatic, c.1980s LV718BRN
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic classic, men's 18K gold & stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.1005 automatic, c.1981. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original Rolex signed silver dial, appl...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Original Dial Original Bracelet, Mid 1980's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Ref. 1002 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Mid 1980's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 40mm x 34mm MOVEMENT / ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 17000B Oyster Metallic Blue/Purple Steel Watch, 1980s
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Brand: Rolex Model Name: Datejust Model Number: 17000 Serial Number: 6, 0XX, XXX Year: 1980 Movement: Oysterqu...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 6917
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4862 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 6917 Age: Gender: Ladies Complete With: Box Only Dial: Tigers-Eye Glass: Plexiglass Movement: Automatic Water Resistance: T...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

  • Rolex Datejust 6917
  • Rolex Datejust 6917
  • Rolex Datejust 6917
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Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Classic Air King from 1979 or 1980
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1979 / 1980 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 40mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER:...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 69138
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4875 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 69138 Age: Gender: Ladies Complete With: Box Only Dial: Champagne Diamond Markers Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Automat...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16234
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 16234 Holes Arabic Jubilee Dial Custom Diamond Bezel Mens Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16014
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 16014 Custom Black Diamond Dial 1983 Holes Steel Mens Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 69138
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 69138 18K Yellow Gold 1986 President Ladies Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Orchid 2663
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Orchid 2663 Champagne Square Dial 18K Yellow Gold Hand Wind Ladies Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

  • Rolex Orchid 2663
  • Rolex Orchid 2663
  • Rolex Orchid 2663
  • Rolex Orchid 2663
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Rolex Datejust 16233
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Champagne 1988 Custom Diamond Dial Two Tone Automatic Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 69160
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 69160 Custom Diamond White MOP Dial & Bezel Automatic Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 31 68273
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5057 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 68273 Age: Gender: Ladies Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch & Guarantee Dial: Champagne Roman Glass: Sapphire Crystal ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 26 69178
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4887 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 69178 Age: Gender: Ladies Complete With: Box Only Dial: Chocolate & Diamond Markers Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Autom...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 31 68273
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4886 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 68273 Age: Gender: Ladies Complete With: Box Only Dial: Silver Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Automatic Water Resi...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 36 16014
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5017 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 16014 Age: 6th November 1983 Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch & Guarantee Dial: Silver Linen Baton Glass:...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 36 16030
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5016 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 16030 Age: 8th April 1981 Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch & Guarantee Dial: Silver Baton Glass: Plexigla...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 31 68273
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5065 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 68273 Age: Gender: Ladies Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch Dial: Champagne Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Au...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 36 16013G
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4982 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 16013G Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presentation Pouch Dial: Champagne Diamond Markers Glass: Sapphire Crystal Mo...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master 16753 Stainless Steel Gold Black 1980 2 Year Warranty #1588
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Reference #:. swiss-automatic. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex 16030 Datejust Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 16030 Model: Datejust Case Material: Stainless steel Case Diameter: 36mm Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire Bezel: Stainless steel engine turned bezel Dial: Silver...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Day-Date 18038
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Day-Date 18038 18K Yellow Gold 1982 Custom MOP Diamond Dial Mens Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Cellini Orchid 18 Karat Yellow Gold Manual Champagne Dial Watch 4081 1980s
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Orchid 4081 Very Good Condition Womens Watch
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex 15053 Date Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 15053 Model: Date Case Material: Stainless steel Case Diameter: 34mm Crystal: Plastic crystal Bezel: 18k yellow gold engine turned bezel Dial: Champagne stick dial ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

  • Rolex 15053 Date Wristwatch
  • Rolex 15053 Date Wristwatch
  • Rolex 15053 Date Wristwatch
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L 7.50 in.
TUDOR / Rolex Prince Oysterdate, 1980
By Tudor
Located in Paris, FR
TUDOR / Rolex prince oysterdate rotor self windind or et acier/bracelet cuir index diamants Case by Rolex. remontoir couronne Rolex circa 1980 2400 euros
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Cellini Orchid 18 Karat Yellow Gold Manual Champagne Dial Watch 4081 1980s
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Reference #:4081. mechanical-hand-wind. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 36 18038
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5072 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 18038 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch Dial: Champagne Diamond Markers Glass: Sapphire Crystal Move...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's Datejust Meteorite Diamond Dial Wristwatch with Rolex Box, Appraisal
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pre owned Mens 36MM Rolex Datejust. This watch features a Custom Meteorite Diamond Dial, White Gold Fluted Bezel and Stainless Steel Jubilee Bracelet. This Watch has been serviced an...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Day-Date 36 18038
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5075 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 18038 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch Dial: Champagne Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Auto...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex 16014 Datejust Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex Model: Datejust Reference Number: 16014 Serial: 8 mill. serial Material: Stainless Steel Dial: Mother of pearl diamond roman dial (aftermarket) Bezel: Round brilliant di...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Stainless Steel

  • Rolex 16014 Datejust Wristwatch
  • Rolex 16014 Datejust Wristwatch
  • Rolex 16014 Datejust Wristwatch
  • Rolex 16014 Datejust Wristwatch
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L 7.75 in.
Rolex, Pre-owned 18K Yellow Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Bracelet Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Rolex, Pre-owned 18K Yellow Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, quickset bracelet watch, with Presidential concealed clasp Bought from Tiffany Current retail is $16,000
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel 16800
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: W5292 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Reference: 16800 Age: Circa 1985 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box Only Dial: Black Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Aut...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 69178, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:69178. Ladies Rolex Datejust in 18k yellow gold on strap. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. With papers. Ref 69178. Circa 1982 Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. C...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 6917, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:6917. Rolex Datejust in 18k yellow gold with a black tapestry stick dial on a black crocodile strap. Auto with sweep seconds and date. Ref 6917. Circa 1980...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual Stainless Steel 1500
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual Stainless Steel 15000. A slightly smaller version of the Rolex Datejust, the Oyster date 1500 has a 34mm case with a smooth bezel. Gender: Men Year: Cir...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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1980 Rolex For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact 1980 rolex you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, Stainless Steel and 18k Gold. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. If you’re looking for a 1980 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. For this particular piece, are consistently popular carat weights. While most can agree that any 1980 rolex from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 217 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes baguette cut alternatives. When shopping for a 1980 rolex, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a 1980 Rolex?

Prices for a 1980 rolex can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $1,960 and can go as high as $1,960, while this accessory, on average, fetches $7,684.

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.

Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices. While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Modern-day timepieces are fashionable and functional. Watches have also migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, watches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, many are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist. 

When shopping for a watch, it’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.