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Rolex Date 1970s Steel Self Winding Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1978 Rolex Date model Wrist Watch, 34 M.M. 3 Piece Stainless Steel Oyster case with Smooth
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

1970's Date Tree Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1970’s Date tree educational poster 1970’s Date tree educational poster. 20th century
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Date Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Date Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Date Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Date Tree Educational Poster
H 25.6 in. W 0.4 in. D 37.8 in.
Joe Namath
By Richard Amsel
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1970 Medium: Acrylic on Board Dimensions: 29.50" x 20.00" Signature: Signed Lower Left
Category

1970s Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Board

  • Joe Namath
  • Joe Namath
H 29.50 in. W 20 in.
Katavolos, Littel & Kelly Midcentury Coffee Table
Located in St. Louis, MO
Country: US Date: 1970s.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Berlin Iron

Large French Lacquered and Solid Brass Coffee Table, circa 1970
Located in Westport, CT
lacquer has a plum hue, a distinct Pierre Cardin color Dating: 1970 Origin: probably French Condition
Category

Early 20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Large Vintage Italian Bamboo Mirror by Del Vera
By Dal Vera
Located in Westport, CT
A vintage brass and marquetry bamboo rectangular-shaped mirror by Dal Vera Origin: Italy Dating
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Bamboo

City Hall
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Dali, Salvador Title: City Hall Series: San Francisco Date: 1970 Medium: Drypoint
Category

1970s Surrealist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Drypoint

  • City Hall
  • City Hall
H 33 in. W 27 in.
Wild Asters
Located in Long Island City, NY
Wild Asters by Dorothy Dell Dennison, American (1908–1994) Date: 1970 Lithograph, signed and
Category

1970s American Modern Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Abstract Portrait
By Mark Tobey
Located in Long Island City, NY
Abstract Portrait Mark Tobey, American (1890–1976) Date: 1970 Sepia Etching, signed and numbered in
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1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching

  • Abstract Portrait
  • Abstract Portrait
  • Abstract Portrait
  • Abstract Portrait
H 24.25 in. W 20.5 in.
"College Campus Trio"
By Robert Berran
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1970 Medium: Oil on Board Dimensions: 22.00" x 23.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right
Category

1970s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Frank Stella Abstract Artist Metropolitan Museum of Art Book, 1970, New York
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
York, New York Date: 1970 Author: William S. Rubin Designed: Joseph del Gaudio Printed: United
Category

Vintage 1970s American Books

Materials

Paper

"Nude Woman with 2 Men"
By Robert Berran
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1970 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 25.00" x 22.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Fawcett
Category

1970s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Yachting Print showing Yacht Meteor
Located in Norwell, MA
Material: Paper Date: 1970
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Paintings

Materials

Paper

  • Yachting Print showing Yacht Meteor
  • Yachting Print showing Yacht Meteor
  • Yachting Print showing Yacht Meteor
  • Yachting Print showing Yacht Meteor
H 17 in. W 23 in. D 2 in.
Two Figures
By Lee Adler
Located in Long Island City, NY
Two Figures by Lee Adler American (1926–2003) Date: 1970 Screenprint, signed, numbered, and titled
Category

1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Inward Eye, #9 OP Art Screenprint by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Inward Eye 9 Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930–2020) Date: 1970 Screenprint, signed and numbered
Category

1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Gold Round Ilya Yulievich Bolotowsky Art Rug. Size: 7 ft x 7 ft
Located in New York, NY
type: Indian rugs, circa date 1970. Size: 7 ft x 7 ft (2.13 m x 2.13 m)
Category

Vintage 1970s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Fashion Portrait in Purple
Located in Long Island City, NY
Fashion Portrait in Purple Vasilios Janopoulos, American XXth Date: 1970 Lithograph, signed and
Category

1970s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

bee ear clip / vintage jewelry ,1970's vintage parts
Located in 山武市, JP
length 3.7 cm, vintage parts date 1970s, clip-on so can be worn in different positions. These earrings
Category

2010s Japanese Artisan Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Other, Brass

begonia with bee ear clip / vintage jewelry ,1970's vintage parts
Located in 山武市, JP
size:length 10cm Total length 10 cm, pearl size 4 mm, vintage parts date 1970s, clip-on so can be worn in
Category

2010s Japanese Artisan Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Brass

Chinatown
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Dali, Salvador Title: Chinatown Series: San Francisco Date: 1970 Medium: Drypoint
Category

1970s Surrealist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Drypoint

  • Chinatown
  • Chinatown
H 33 in. W 27 in.
Mission Dolores
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Dali, Salvador Title: Mission Dolores Series: San Francisco Date: 1970 Medium
Category

1970s Surrealist Landscape Prints

Materials

Drypoint

  • Mission Dolores
  • Mission Dolores
H 33 in. W 27 in.
Marie Curie
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Dali, Salvador Title: Marie Curie Series: Medicine and Science Date: 1970 Medium
Category

1970s Surrealist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Drypoint

  • Marie Curie
  • Marie Curie
H 20.25 in. W 17.5 in.
Smile of Gilda, Etching by Max Papart
By Max Papart
Located in Long Island City, NY
Smile of Gilda by Max Papart, French (1911–1994) Date: 1970 Lithograph, signed and numbered in
Category

1970s Modern Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Solid Brass Ship’s Anchor Lantern
Located in Norwell, MA
, carry handles, etc. With Japanese maker’s tags. Circa 1970. Mounted to a thick mahogany base. Rewired
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Large Vintage Brass & Nickel Console Table, Signed Romeo Rega
By Romeo Rega
Located in Westport, CT
makers signature Shown with original inset grey glass top Date: 1970ca Origin: Italy Condition
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass, Nickel

The Piper Japan
Located in Long Island City, NY
The Piper Japan Kojin Toneyama, Japanese (1921–1994) Date: 1970 Screenprint with embossing, signed
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Large Italian Design Brass Shield-Shape Mirror
Located in Westport, CT
image Condition: Excellent vintage condition Origin: Italy Dating 1970ca.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Brass

begonia with bee triple necklace (2way) / vintage jewelry ,1970's vintage parts
Located in 山武市, JP
: around 43cm Necklace total length 43 cm, pearl size 6 mm. Vintage parts date 1970s Magnetic clasp Can
Category

2010s Japanese Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Brass

Nina Ricci Vintage Bracelet
By Nina Ricci
Located in Bochum, NRW
. Date (~): 1970's Place of Origin: France Measurements: Inside diameter 5,7 cm, ribbon 6x3 cm.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Modern Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Metal

  • Nina Ricci Vintage Bracelet
  • Nina Ricci Vintage Bracelet
  • Nina Ricci Vintage Bracelet
  • Nina Ricci Vintage Bracelet
H 1.19 in. Dm 2.25 in.
1970's Bare Tree Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Bare Tree Educational Poster
H 37.8 in. W 0.4 in. D 26.78 in.
1970's, Plant Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions: L 66 x W 1 x H 97 cm.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's, Plant Educational Poster
  • 1970's, Plant Educational Poster
  • 1970's, Plant Educational Poster
  • 1970's, Plant Educational Poster
H 38.19 in. W 0.4 in. D 25.99 in.
1970's Goose Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions: L 68 x W 1 x
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Goose Educational Poster
  • 1970's Goose Educational Poster
  • 1970's Goose Educational Poster
  • 1970's Goose Educational Poster
H 37.8 in. W 0.4 in. D 26.78 in.
1970's Singular Bare Tree Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions: L 67 x W 1 x H 94 cm
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Singular Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Singular Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Singular Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Singular Bare Tree Educational Poster
H 37.01 in. W 0.4 in. D 26.38 in.
1970's Frog Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions: L 66 x W 1 x H 90
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Frog Educational Poster
  • 1970's Frog Educational Poster
  • 1970's Frog Educational Poster
  • 1970's Frog Educational Poster
H 35.44 in. W 0.4 in. D 25.99 in.
1970's Lemon Tree Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Lemon Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Lemon Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Lemon Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Lemon Tree Educational Poster
H 27.17 in. W 0.4 in. D 38.59 in.
1970's Three Flies Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions: L 97 x W 1 x H 68 cm
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Three Flies Educational Poster
  • 1970's Three Flies Educational Poster
  • 1970's Three Flies Educational Poster
  • 1970's Three Flies Educational Poster
H 26.78 in. W 0.4 in. D 38.19 in.
1970's Olive Tree Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Olive Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Olive Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Olive Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Olive Tree Educational Poster
H 25.99 in. W 0.4 in. D 37.8 in.
1970's Three Bare Tree Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Three Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Three Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Three Bare Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Three Bare Tree Educational Poster
H 36.23 in. W 0.4 in. D 26.78 in.
1970's Fish Outline Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Fish Outline Educational Poster
  • 1970's Fish Outline Educational Poster
  • 1970's Fish Outline Educational Poster
  • 1970's Fish Outline Educational Poster
H 25.6 in. W 0.4 in. D 35.44 in.
1970's Moser Cut Crystal Decanter And Tumber Set
Located in Hook, Hampshire
as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions: L 11 x W 11 x H 26 cm
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Glass

Materials

Art Glass

  • 1970's Moser Cut Crystal Decanter And Tumber Set
  • 1970's Moser Cut Crystal Decanter And Tumber Set
  • 1970's Moser Cut Crystal Decanter And Tumber Set
  • 1970's Moser Cut Crystal Decanter And Tumber Set
H 10.24 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
"Hands" Earrings by Binliang Alexander Peng, Peridots and 18k Gold
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage 9KT Gold interactive jester pendant. Hallmarked English 9KT Gold Marks Approx. Date 1970's
Category

Vintage 1970s European Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold

1970's Bentwood High Barstools Rich Oak - Set Of Six
Located in Hook, Hampshire
as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Industrial Production - Eastern Europe Dimensions: L 35
Category

Vintage 1970s European Stools

Materials

Bentwood

  • 1970's Bentwood High Barstools Rich Oak - Set Of Six
  • 1970's Bentwood High Barstools Rich Oak - Set Of Six
  • 1970's Bentwood High Barstools Rich Oak - Set Of Six
  • 1970's Bentwood High Barstools Rich Oak - Set Of Six
H 27.17 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
The Elegant Auctioneers by Wesley Towner and Stephen Varble, Stated 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
The Elegant Auctioneers by Wesley Towner and Stephen Varble. Hill & Wang, Date: 1970. Stated 1st Ed
Category

Vintage 1970s American Books

Materials

Paper

Vintage Brass & Bronze Mirror by Luciano Frigerio
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in Westport, CT
tinted grey with 3 applied bronze sculptural placques with brass balls. Dating: 1970 Origin: Italy
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

Materials

Bronze

1970's Classic Mid Tan Bentwood Chair - Set Of Twenty Four
Located in Hook, Hampshire
possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Industrial Production - Eastern Europe Dimensions: L 46 x W 46 x H 78 cm
Category

Vintage 1970s European Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Tiffany & Co Vintage 18K, Platinum and Diamond Ginko Brooch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Watertown, MA
/Date: 1970's Condition: Very Good to Excellent Condition. Recently cleaned by Tiffany Approximate
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

1970's Bentwood Honey Beech Bentwood Dining Chairs, Set of Fifteen
Located in Hook, Hampshire
every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Industrial production - France Dimensions
Category

Vintage 1970s French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

1970's Tree Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade - Czech Dimensions: L
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Tree Educational Poster
  • 1970's Tree Educational Poster
H 37.41 in. W 0.4 in. D 26.38 in.
1970's Bentwood Honey Beech Striped Seat Bentwood Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in Hook, Hampshire
restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Industrial production
Category

Vintage 1970s French Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Sterling Silver Pomander, Garrard & Co, 1970
By Garrard & Co. Ltd.
Located in Glasgow, GB
Sterling Silver. Period: - Late 20th Century. Date: - 1970. Maker: - Garrard & Co. Ltd
Category

Vintage 1970s British Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Sterling Silver Pomander, Garrard & Co, 1970
  • Sterling Silver Pomander, Garrard & Co, 1970
  • Sterling Silver Pomander, Garrard & Co, 1970
  • Sterling Silver Pomander, Garrard & Co, 1970
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H 3.08 in. Dm 2.6 in.
Le Magicien de Paris
By Marc Chagall
Located in Long Island City, NY
Paris", 1970 from the second printing of 3500 proofs and is identified by the two black dots under the
Category

1970s Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Flowers FS II.67
By Andy Warhol
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
signed by the artist. Artist: Andy Warhol Title: Flowers FS II.67 Medium: Silkscreen Date: 1970
Category

1970s Pop Art More Prints

Materials

Screen

  • Flowers FS II.67
  • Flowers FS II.67
  • Flowers FS II.67
  • Flowers FS II.67
H 36 in. W 36 in. D 1 in.
1970 Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
of blade 7.1cm/2.8" Weight 4.5 troy ounce/139g Maker: Untraced Maker's Marks Date: 1970
Category

Vintage 1970s British Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • 1970 Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer
  • 1970 Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer
  • 1970 Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer
  • 1970 Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer
H 0.4 in. W 2.8 in. D 9.14 in.
1970's Pineapple Plant Educational Poster
Located in Hook, Hampshire
try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible. Date: 1970's Maker: Handmade
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

  • 1970's Pineapple Plant Educational Poster
  • 1970's Pineapple Plant Educational Poster
  • 1970's Pineapple Plant Educational Poster
  • 1970's Pineapple Plant Educational Poster
H 25.6 in. W 0.4 in. D 37.8 in.
S J Rose & Son Vintage 1970 English Sterling Silver Knife Rests
By S.J. Rose & Son
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Date: 1970 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in
Category

Vintage 1970s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Multicolored Italian Flat Weave Rug
Located in Miami, FL
: 44" L x 34" W x approximately 1 1/4" Thick Date 1970-80s.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Rolex Oyster-date Precision 1970s
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Mens Rolex Oyster-date Precision Hand-Wind 1970s Vintage In mint condition. Chocolate vintage
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Aesthetic Movement Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Unique Venini Style Crystal Blown Wall Lights, UL Certified
Located in Westport, CT
glass effect. 2 pairs available Origin: Murano Italy Dating: 1970 Conditon: Very Good
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Blown Glass

Richard Lindner 'Miss American Indian', 1970
By Richard Lindner
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Richard Lindner (German/America 1901-1978) Title: 'Miss American Indian' Date: 1970 Medium
Category

Vintage 1970s American Prints

Perpetual Maritime Date Calendar in Bronze, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A nautically themed date calendar in bronze. It features a ship in waves at the top, an anchor at
Category

Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Nautical Objects

Materials

Bronze

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Date 1970 For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact date 1970 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. If you’re looking for a date 1970 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 20th Century. A date 1970 from Rolex, Omega and Tudor — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. A date 1970 can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 34, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. 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 alternatives. There aren’t many items for women if you’re seeking a date 1970, as most of the options available are for men and unisex.

How Much is a Date 1970?

On average, a date 1970 at 1stDibs sells for $5,600, while they’re typically $450 on the low end and $70,087 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Rolex for sale on 1stDibs

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's 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 aforementioned 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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Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary 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 wristwatches.

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

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? 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 antique, new and vintage wristwatches on 1stDibs.

Questions About Rolex
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Rolex and Invicta are separate companies. While they both make timepieces, and at a glance have some visual similarities, their materials and manufacturing processes are very different. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Rolex does not make digital watches. The universally renowned luxury brand instead keeps its focus on creating classic mechanical timepieces that are designed to last, and promise exceptional quality and accuracy. And its work has endured — while the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Browse 1stDibs to find a range of expertly authenticated Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Rolex does not officially make sunglasses that are available for sale. They do however occasionally create promotional products, which have included sunglasses for sponsored events in the past. Browse a range of Rolex products that have been expertly authenticated on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Rolex doesn't currently make quartz watches. However, the company did in the past. The Rolex Oysterquartz is the name of that timepiece, which debuted in 1977. Rolex produced three models of the watch over a 25-year period and sold about 25,000 of them. Shop a range of Rolex quartz watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, you don’t have to wind a Rolex watch as long as you are wearing it regularly. Rolex watches feature a Perpetual rotor that collects energy from the wrist’s movement and converts it into power for the watch. Browse a collection of expertly authenticated Rolex watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, the Rolex Datejust does not have a battery. It is powered by a Perpetual rotor technology that collects the energy from the movement of the wrist and passes it on to a spring inside that powers the watch. Browse a range of authentic Rolex Datejust watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, today's Rolex watches do not have a battery. Instead, the watch harnesses kinetic energy generated by the motion of your wrist to power its movement. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual produced from 1970–2001 did have a battery. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Rolex watches feature a Perpetual rotor technology that collects energy from the movement of your wrist and stores it to power the watch. Once you have taken off the watch, it will continue to work for up to 70 hours, and will subsequently begin charging once you wear it again. You’ll find a collection of expertly vetted Rolex watches from top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The right time to buy a Rolex is really when you have the discretionary funds to purchase the model you want. Rolex produces its watches in limited quantities which can fuel cost increases, although the high-end retailer has not confirmed any increases in the near future. Shop a collection of Rolex timepieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Changing the date on your Rolex watch differs by which watch you have. It’s a good idea to refer to your Rolex information or check with your retailer to determine how to change the date on your specific Rolex. That said, most Rolex watches allow you to change the date by unscrewing the crown and setting it in the first or second position and turning clockwise or counter-clockwise, again depending on which type of watch you own. Find a collection of vintage and modern Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A bust down Rolex refers to the process of covering the timepiece from top to bottom in diamonds. The process is also called ‘iced out’ or ‘fully flooded’. Find a collection of expertly vetted Rolex watches from some of the world’s top reputable sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    One of the cheapest Rolex watches is the Oyster Perpetual, which usually costs around $5,000. This model is made of oystersteel, an affordable type of steel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The world-renowned watchmaker started using 904L steel in 1985. 904L stainless steel is known for its anti-corrosion properties and gorgeous sheen. Previously, Rolex used 316L stainless steel. You can find an assortment of Rolex watches from the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, you can wear a Rolex every day. This durable and high-quality timepiece is meant to withstand everyday use and wear. Shop a large collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, you can't overwind a Rolex watch. The winding crown only continues to wind the watch until it reaches its limit. At that point, the winding crown disengages and continuing to turn the crown won't keep winding the watch. Shop a wide range of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex watch can be traced through the serial number. Rolex keeps a record of each watch sold, and the buyer or the gift recipient is given a guarantee card with information on that watch, including the serial number. If your watch is stolen or lost, you can contact a Rolex retailer and report this information. You will be notified if the watch is subsequently brought into any of their service networks. Shop a collection of expertly vetted vintage and new Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Before you buy your Rolex, a couple things to consider are the style you want, whether you want new or vintage and which size would best compliment your wrist. Shop a collection of properly vetted vintage and new Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch is powered by a Perpetual rotor that captures the energy of your body’s movement and uses it to keep your watch running. You can also wind up a Rolex if you haven’t been wearing it for a while. Shop the collection of authenticated Rolex timepieces available from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Most Rolex watches work thanks to a perpetual rotor found inside. Every time you move your wrist, this rotor glides back and forth, creating kinetic energy. That energy moves into the mainspring of the watch to power the timepiece, eliminating the need for winding as long as the watch is being worn. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A genuine Rolex timepiece will feature a deeply, crisply engraved serial number on the side below the six o’ clock mark on the face. There are also many quality indicators to review to ensure that a watch is genuine, including a tiny crown logo etched in the glass face, and an exceptionally smooth second hand. The best way to verify that a Rolex watch is real though, is to buy an expertly vetted product. On 1stDibs, you can find a range of professionally authenticated Rolex watches.