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Early Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner Black Dial Stainless Steel Oyster Mens Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
hands. Early Rolex Submariner 16610s were fitted with the 93150 oyster bracelet with a folding clasp
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Early Submariner Matte Dial 5513 Steel Automatic Watch, 1968
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 5513 Year: 1968 Serial number: 24xxxxx Reference: C03860; C03694 Case
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Oyster Perpetual Date Blue Dial, Ref. 16613
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Submariner Oyster Perpetual Date 18kt yellow gold and stainless steel men's wristwatch
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Small Crown Gilt Black Dial 6205 Steel Automatic Watch 1954
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
exclusively only available in 1954 and 1955 after the model 6204. The early submariner tend to have the matt
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Turn O Graph Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 1625
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex's future sports watches, influencing the design of iconic models like the Submariner and the GMT
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Rare Datejust Reference 6605 with Original Dial from 1957
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
caliber movement is used in all the early Submariner and GMT models. We have just serviced it and, as you
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex: The Impossible Collection
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
For more than a century, Rolex stands apart as the most coveted and most legendary brand of watches
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21st Century and Contemporary American Books

Materials

Metal

Rolex: The Impossible Collection
Rolex: The Impossible Collection
H 18.62 in W 15.55 in D 2.95 in

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Vintage 1960's
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello II 26078RO.OO.DOO2CR.01
By Audemars Piguet
Located in London, GB
A men's 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello ll , crafted in 18k rose gold by Audemars Piguet. Featuring a semi open white dial with 3 black sub dials displaying a 60 second, 3...
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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon Contemporain Anthrecite
Located in Dallas, TX
Greubel Forsey Tourbillon Contemporain Anthrecite - Rose Gold - Gray Dial - Tourbillon Movement: Tourbillon Power Reserve: 72 Hours Case: Rose gold Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphi...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Ladies Rolex 18k Presidential Bracelet Watch Solid Gold Diamond Dial ref 69178
By Rolex
Located in Richmond, CA
An elegant ladies Rolex with factory diamond dial in solid 18k yellow gold with a solid 18k yellow gold presidential bracelet, hidden clasp. The Rolex dial is gold, set with diamond ...
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Gold

Rolex 1940s Yellow Gold Automatic Bubble Back Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Circa 1940s Rolex Bubble Back Wrist Watch, 32 M.M. 3 Piece 14K Yellow Gold case with smooth Bezel, Automatic, Self Winding movement. Restored Black Dial with Radium style filled Rom...
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Aesthetic Movement Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Bulgari Heart Shaped Ruby Diamond Sapphire Yellow Gold Necklace Set
By Bulgari
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 18k yellow diamond necklace, designed as a series of links pave-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, set at the center with graduated heart-shaped rubies and cabochon sapphires. ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian More Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 Oystersteel Green Dial
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
The watch is brand new comes with full set with box and warranty card. The watch does not come with the white serial tag or the bezel protector. The stickers were removed at the time...
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Yacht-Master White Dial 18K Yellow Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Pre Owned Vintage Rolex Model Yacht-Master 169628 Serial/Year Pre-Owned Case Diameter 40 mm Dial White Automatic 2235 movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, waterproof, screw...
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold Rolex President 1601 Men's Wrist Watch w Bracelet
By Rolex
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Bold in eighteen karat 18K yellow gold describes this Rolex President 1601 DateJust 36mm Men's Luxury Wrist Watch. Circa 1962, this wildly popular Rolex model, with white face, triti...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

GIA Report Certified 4 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond in 18k Yellow Gold Signet Ring
Located in Jaipur, RJ
GIA Report Certified 4 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond in 18k Yellow Gold Signet Ring Signet Ring for Men and Women in 18k Solid Gold Available in 18k Yellow gold. Same design can be ...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Signet Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Rolex 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Steel Oyster Perpetual Date 1512
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex 14kt. yellow gold and steel Oyster Perpetual Date 1512 Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date Made in Switzerland, Date of purchase, 1990. Case Diameter: 34 mm Crown: Original ...
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Mens Datejust Black Diamond Dial Diamond Bezel Jubilee Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Swiss Wrist - SKU 16014-BLK-DIA-AM-BDS-JBL Brand : Rolex Model : Datejust Ref# 16014 - Plastic Quickset Model Gender : Mens Metals : Stainless Steel Case Size : 36 mm Dial : Custo...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Gold Submariner 126618LB Blue 18 Carats Yellow Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Rome, IT
Introducing the Rolex Gold Submariner 126618LB Blue, a pinnacle of luxury and craftsmanship. This exquisite timepiece features a stunning all-gold design, radiating elegance and ref...
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster 9kt rose gold Cushion case men's wristwatch, 1930's
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
This exquisite Rolex Oyster wristwatch, is a rare treasure from the 1930s. Crafted from lustrous 9kt rose gold, the polished cushion case exudes vintage charm and sophistication. Wi...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Wrist Watches

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9k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694 Champagne Dial Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Toronto, CA
Brand : Rolex Model: Oysterdate Precision Reference Number : 6694 Features : Screw down Crown - Champagne Dial Country Of Manufacture: Switzerland Movement: Manual winding Case...
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Hulk Green Dial Bezel Watch 116610LV
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Watch comes with box and name card. Also has original tags. Original sticker on back. Excellent condition. Like new.
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2010s Wrist Watches

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1984 Rolex Explorer II 16550 Black Dial Stainless Steel Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
: Oyster Rolex got its start making watches for specialized trades. For instance, the Submariner was one
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
One of the last plastic crystal Submariners produced, with a late (6 million) serial number dating
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 'no date' Ref 14060M, by Pro-Hunter 'Military Submariner
By Rolex
Located in Canterbury, GB
Our Rolex Submariner 'no date' reference 14060M is a limited edition of 100 pieces customised by
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch circa 1980
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
One of the last plastic crystal Submariners produced, with a late (6 million) serial number dating
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Pre-Owned Rolex “Meters First” Submariner Ref. #5513
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
This iconic Submariner is noted for its mint case condition and beautiful, even creamy patina. The
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel

Pre-Owned "MK I White" Rolex Submariner Ref. #1680
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
An early example of the white dial version of the 1680, this watch represents the first version of
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Ref #5512 Rare Early Stainless-Steel Submariner Gilt Dial
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Stainless-Steel Gilt Dial Submariner by Rolex - Early Ref #5512 Pointy Crown-Guards, Rare Gilt Dial
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 1680 with Incredible Patina
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
The best patina ever on an original Rolex "Red" Submariner. Original insert and original matched
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Kermit Flat 4 Mkiii Stainless Steel Men's 16610lv
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4705 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Ref: 16610LV Age: 1st August 2003 Gender
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Early 2000s Hong Kong Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 40 Black Dial Oyster Steel Ref: 16610T
By Rolex
Located in București, RO
&conditions agreement. The Rolex Submariner Date 16610T (the "T" stands for "Transition") is a specific
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel

Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner Ref. #5513 with “Meters First” Dial
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
early matte “meters first” dial Submariner is further complimented by its original riveted Oyster
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel "No Crown Guard" Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5508
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
This piece offers great value for a rare early reference, particularly when compared to the price
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Presented to the 1964 America's Cup Winner
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Rolex 1964 America's Cup Championship Commemoration Submariner Wristwatch, Presented by Rolex to
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner No Date 40 Oyster Steel Black Dial Automatic Ref: 14060M
By Rolex
Located in București, RO
, please check our terms&conditions agreement. Rolex Submariner No Date 14060M is a discontinued model from
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner “Meters First” Matte Dial Wristwatch Ref 5512
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
An extremely rare variation of this most iconic classic, boasting an early “meters first” matte
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Two Tone Blue Ceramic Dial Oyster Ref: 116613LB
By Rolex
Located in București, RO
The Submariner's rotatable bezel is a key functionality of the watch. Its 60-minute graduations
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Ref. #5513 'Pointy Guard' Gilt Dial Submariner
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Stainless Steel Ref. #5513 'Pointy Guard' Gilt Dial Submariner c1970 by Rolex - Gilt Dial Ref
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Stainless Steel

1942 Rolex “Sky Rocket” Total Restoration
By Rolex
Located in Raleigh, NC
A RARE ROLEX SKYROCKET SHOCKPROOF WATCH FROM THE 1940-1949 PERIOD. But first a commerical message
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

1942 Rolex “Sky Rocket” Total Restoration
1942 Rolex “Sky Rocket” Total Restoration
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Rolex Stainless Steel Gilt Dial Explorer Wristwatch Ref 1016
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
A beautiful all-around example of a 1016 Explorer with an early gilt dial. This combination was
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

1969 Rolex OysterDate Stainless Steel Special UAE Military Model 6694
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex; durability and — as the dial itself even states — precision. And yet, despite its trademark
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20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Gilt Dial Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5512
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is an exceptional example of an early Rolex Submariner reference 5512 with a beautiful
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

ROLEX Stainless Steel Gilt Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5512
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is an exceptional example of a very early Rolex submariner, Ref. 5512, from the early 1960s
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Swiss Wrist Watches

Gilt Dial Rolex Submariner Ref 5513
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a great looking example of a very collectible early 1960s Rolex Submariner reference 5513
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Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5513
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is an exceptional example of a Rolex Submariner reference 5513 from the the early 1980's. The
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Red Submariner Wristwatch Ref 1680
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a rare and early example of a stainless steel Rolex Submariner date wristwatch, Ref. 1680
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel James Bond Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5508
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a beautiful and extremely rare example of a Rolex Submariner James Bond model, Ref. 5508
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5513 circa 1982
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a great example of a Rolex Submariner wristwatch, Ref. 5513 from the early 1980s with the
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel "Red" Submariner Wristwatch Ref 1680 circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is an early example of a Rolex Submariner Date reference 1680 with submariner written in red
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Red Submariner Wristwatch Ref 1680 circa 1969
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a very rare variant of the stainless steel Rolex red Submariner wristwatch, Ref. 1680. It
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

ROLEX Stainless Steel Submariner James Bond Wristwatch Ref 6536 circa 1950s
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a great example of a Rolex Submariner James Bond wristwatch, Ref. 6536. The case is
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Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch with Gilt Underline Dial Ref 5513
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This Rolex Submariner, Ref. 5513, wristwatch has a gilt dial with and an underline. It is from the
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch with Gilt Dial Ref 5512 circa 1962
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is an exceptional example of a Rolex Submariner reference 5512 from the early 1960s. The
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch with Gilt Dial Ref 5512 circa 1962
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is an exceptional example of a stainless steel Rolex Submariner, Ref. 5512, circa 1962. The
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Gold Submariner ref 16808 c. 1980
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref 16808 serial # 7..0 million circa 1980/81 with beautiful original
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch Ref 1680
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch, ref 1680 serial number 5.8 million circa 1978. 40mm
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch Ref 1680
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch ref 1680 serial #5.8 million circa 1978. 40 mm diameter
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1954 Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel 6538 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Submariners in collecting history. The Rolex Submariner 6538 has almost an endless list of features that
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

1962 Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel 5512 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Stainless steel Rolex is a fine example of a gloss and gilt dial Submariner 5512 from the early 1960s. The
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Certified 1965 Rolex Submariner 5513 Vintage Black Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Submariner Reference #:5513. Rolex Submariner 5513‚ are the authentic Submariners and no
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex 18K YG Submariner Transitional Model circa 1985
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref # 16808 40mm serial #8.7 million circa 1985. Original cobalt blue so
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Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex SS Submariner ref 5513 Meters First c1968
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex SS Submariner ref 5513 meters first circa 1968. Matte black original dial with ivory colored
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Maxi Dial Wristwatch Ref 5513
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
present reference 5513 is an excellent example of an early Maxi-Dial, which is a Rolex submariner with a
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch ref 16808 circa 1983
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch ref 16808, serial #8 million, circa 1983. Exceptional
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Transitional Model Wristwatch, circa 1982
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex Submariner ref 16800 transitional model serial# 7.2 million circa 1982 with matte black dial
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex stainless steel Submariner Transitional Model wristwatch, circa 1986
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage Rolex Submariner ref. 16800 transitional model, 9.0 million serial # circa 1986. Great
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5512 circa 1968
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex stainless steel Submariner wristwatch, Ref 5512, serial number 1.8 million, circa 1968. 39mm
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

1972 Rolex Submariner Single Red Stainless Steel 1680 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
age. The Rolex 1680 is the last in its class of what we might class as really old vintage Submariners
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Red Submariner Wristwatch Ref 1680 circa 1972
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex Stainless Steel red Submariner wristwatch, serial number 2.8 million, circa 1972. 39mm
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref# 16808 transitional model c.1981
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref # 16808 early transitional model 7.0 million production circa 1981 with
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Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Meters First Self Winding Wristwatch, c1967
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A very pleasing example “meters first” vintage Rolex stainless steel Submariner ref 5513 serial
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Transitional Model Wristwatch Ref 16800 1984
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex Submariner ref 16800 Transitional model 8.4 million serial # circa 1984 complete with box and
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Gold Submariner Wristwatch Ref 16618 Transitional Model circa 1986
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex 18k yellow gold Submariner wristwatch, Ref. 16618, serial number 8 million, circa 1983
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Submariner Transitional Model Ref 16808 Wristwatch, circa 1987
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Exceptional condition example Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref 16808, serial #R4, circa 1987
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Submariner Transitional Model Wristwatch Ref 16808, circa 1987
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Exceptional condition example Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref 16808, serial #R4, circa 1987
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Submariner 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ref 16818 Tritium, circa 1990
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A very fine condition example of the classic, now discontinued, Rolex 18K gold Submariner ref
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch Ref 16613 1991
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rolex Submarnier watch in stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, Ref. 16613. This watch has an
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
An automatic stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference 1601 model. This example has
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
that powered the majority of all Rolex models since its launch, from the Datejust to the Submariner
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

1979 Rolex GMT-Master Stainless Steel 1675 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
report. “A 1979 example of the lesser known Rolex GMT Master reference 1675 is this black bezel version
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Wristwatch Ref 16030
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
all Rolex models since its launch, from the Datejust to the Submariner. These later models can be
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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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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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.

Bulgari’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.

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Questions About Rolex
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watch is worth around $6,000. However, if it's encrusted with gems or vintage, it can cost as much as $50,000. 1stDibs has a great and vast selection of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The easiest way to adjust the time on the Rolex Oyster watch is by turning the crown. Turn it clockwise when you want increased hours or counter-clockwise for lower values, then push in until it clicks into place. On 1stDibs, you'll find a large collection of Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To adjust a Rolex's time, first unscrew the crown. Slide the crown to the second notch and wait for the second hand to stop moving before setting. The specific method varies from model to model. A user guide accompanies each Rolex watch sold and describes the correct time-setting process for that model in great detail. Find a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The new Submariner Rolex with a Black Bezel is worth around $8,100 with some of the more expensive new Submariners in yellow gold costing around $36,950.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex recommends getting service on your watch every 7 to 10 years by an authorized Rolex watchmaker. Many Rolex watches will run far longer if you service them as recommended to prevent problems and help minimize wear. Find authentic vintage and modern timepieces from Rolex on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ideally, to prevent damage to your watch, it’s best to visit a Rolex dealer to have your battery changed. If you need to change it yourself, loosen the screws, and carefully remove the old battery with a set of tweezers, install the new one, and tighten the screws. You'll find authentic vintage Rolex watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Tudor watches are made by Rolex. In fact, you often see the brand name referred to as "Tudor by Rolex." Hans Wilsdorf introduced the brand in 1946 to sell wristwatches at lower price points than Rolex timepieces. The brand relaunched in 2009 and has grown in popularity since. You’ll find a large selection of both Tudor and Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To wind a Rolex watch, first fully unscrew the winding crown. Once it is in a raised position, carefully turn the crown clockwise. Most watches require 25 turns for enough winding to begin powering the watch. The instructions included with Rolex watches provide more information about how to wind specific models. Shop a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To wind a Rolex Oyster, set the crown notch (located on the right hand side of the face) to position one. To set it to position one, turn the crown counterclockwise to unscrew the crown and pop the crown out one notch. From this position, start to wind the Rolex by turning the crown clockwise. You should feel a bit of tension and hear a soft clicking sound. Browse a selection of well-vetted Rolex Oyster watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Submariner bears an 18k stamp and the number “750,” which means that 75 percent of the watch is made out of pure gold model. The most luxurious of all timepieces, the Rolex Submariner has been continuously manufactured since 1951. Find vintage Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Each Rolex model may be slightly different, but most models feature a crown at the side that lets you adjust the time. Gently unscrew the crown by twisting it counter-clockwise. Gently pull it out and let it click through two extended positions until it reaches the third extended position. Twist it clockwise to adjust the time. When finished, press it back in and screw it in, in a clockwise direction to keep the watch waterproof. Browse through a range of authentic Rolex watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch that is worn daily does not need winding. The Perpetual rotor uses the movement of your body to power the watch and it can hold this power for up to 70 hours. If you take off your watch for an extended period of time, more than the 70 hours, then it will need winding. Manual winding can be done by unscrewing the crown to the winding position and turning it clockwise about 20 times. Remember to screw the crown back tightly to reestablish its waterproof qualities. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex watch will hold its value and some of them even appreciate over time. This high-end brand has a grand reputation for superior quality, making it one of the more desirable watches available. Shop a collection of properly vetted vintage and contemporary Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Rolex uses only the highest quality melee diamonds with between D and G in color and IF in clarity. Every diamond is tested individually to make sure it is real.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, there are companies that allow you to rent Rolex watches. Some companies offer subscription services and allow you to choose to buy the watch at a certain point if desired. Shop a selection of vintage and contemporary Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex can be traced using its unique serial number that is engraved into the watch. Noting down your watch’s serial number somewhere safe can help to identify it if it’s ever lost. Browse a collection of professionally vetted Rolex timepieces on 1stDibs from top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Almost all Rolex watches say “Swiss-Made” or “Swiss” on the watch face. Sometimes there is also the letter “T” included in this mark. Rolex is a Swiss brand and stands on the proud tradition of excellent Swiss timepiece construction. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex Air-King watch is waterproof. All Rolex watches are waterproof to depths of at least 330 feet except for Cellini styles, which are waterproof to a depth of at least 164 feet. Shop a wide range of verified authentic Air-King, Cellini and more Rolex styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on what kind of watch you're looking for, one may be better than the other. For instance, if you want a highly functional sport watch, some of Rolex's models may be better for you. That said, the brands' watches are very similar quality-wise. The main difference is their appearances: While Rolex designs more traditional timepieces, Panerai is more contemporary and bold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch’s second hand moves mechanically with precision, appearing to sweep the face smoothly without pause or interruption. It takes a very keen eye to spot the eight, slight tick-tock adjustments it makes each second. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.