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Rolex Ladies 18 Karat Yellow Gold President Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Ladies Rolex President 18k yellow gold wrist watch made in 1984. Fully serviced. Original Rolex Wood Dial. 18k yellow gold 67.2 grams Length: 6 3/8 inches 18k yellow gold Len...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Rose Gold President Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118205
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset Day/Date, sapphire crystal. 18k rose gold case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Silvered dial with stick hour markers. 18k rose gold hidden c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold President Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 118238 White Roman - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold President Khnajar Watch 118238CRP
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
The Rolex Day-Date 18K Yellow Gold President Watch 118238CRP is a statement timepiece that has long been the watch of choice of world leaders, and this particular watch is a rare exa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Men's 18k Yellow Gold President 18038 with Diamond Dial and Bezel
By Rolex
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Rolex Men's 18k Yellow Gold President 18038 with Diamond Dial and Bezel Movement: 3055 Model: 18038 Serial #64799XX Year: 1980 18k Yellow Gold Case w/ Diamond Bezel Appx 5 Cts, G - H...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex White Gold President Rhodium Roman Dial Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118209
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k white gold case with smooth domed bezel (36mm diameter). Rolex rhodium Roman dial. 18k white gold Oyster bracelet. Pre-o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, White Gold

White Gold Rolex Datejust President Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Greenwich, CT
This Rolex Datejust White Gold President, measures 26 mm in Diameter. Features a Silver Dial with Diamond markers. Date at 3 o'clock, waterproof screw-down crown. Automatic movement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Ladies President Diamond Ruby Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Feasterville, PA
This is an authentic Rolex Presidential watch with a Rolex dial with added aftermarket diamond markers, a custom 18k yellow gold diamond and ruby bezel, a Rolex 18K yellow gold presi...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179179
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179179. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Rolex President 18K White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79179
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President 18K White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79179. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cro...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Honeycomb Diamond Watch 69158
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Honeycomb Diamond Watch 69158. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Bark President Gold Watch 69278
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Bark President Gold Watch 69278 - Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold with bark bezel (26 mm). Champagne dial. 18k yellow gold hidd...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Lady-Datejust 28 President Band 18k Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Dial: Gold Band Material: 18k Yellow Gold Case Material: 18k Yellow Gold Case size: 28mm Hour Markers: Diamond Dial Hour Marker Bezel: Rolex Fluted Bezel This is a one o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 31mm Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date President Wristwatch Ref 118208
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic movement, 31 jewels, Quickset Day/Date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with smooth bezel, 36mm diameter. White dial with gold Roman numerals. 18k yellow gold Oyster...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 118238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust 18k White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179159
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 18k White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179159. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. 18k white gold oyster case 26...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphires Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphires Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Emerald Watch 69038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Emerald Watch 69038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Midsize Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 278278 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 278278 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Yellow Gold Diamond Rubies Watch 69068 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
All original Pre-owned Rolex Lady President 26mm in 18K Yellow Gold, excellent conditions. 18K Gold, President bracelet with hidden clasp, original diamond/ruby bezel and champagne 1...
Category

1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust White Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 79089
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust White Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 79089. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 69118
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 69118. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Rubies Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Rubies Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies President Series
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex / Lady President STYLE / REFERENCE: President / President Bracelet METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt CIRCA: 1990's DIMENSIONS: 32 X 29 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 29 Jewels DIAL ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex President Tridor White Yellow Rose Gold Ladies Watch 69179
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Tridor White Yellow Rose Gold Ladies Watch 69179. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Men's Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Linen Dial Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Linen Dial Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Midsize Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Watch 279165 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Watch 279165 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k rose gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 279178 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 279178 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 28.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Midsize White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 78279
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 78279. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Honeycomb Diamond Watch 69138 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Honeycomb Diamond Watch 69138 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Watch 69178 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Watch 69178 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. R...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust 26 Yellow Gold White Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 26 Yellow Gold White Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

President William Howard Taft University Club Solid Gold Presentation Key
By Galt & Bro. Jewelers
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1913 Solid 14K Yellow Gold Presentation Key and chain from the University Club of Washington D.C. presented to President William Howard Taft, the historic Clubs membership incl...
Category

Vintage 1910s More Jewelry

Materials

14k Gold

Rolex President Datejust 31 Midsize 18K Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 68278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 31 Midsize 18K Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 68278. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Role...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex President Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. R...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. R...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Silver Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Silver Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Silver

Rolex President Datejust Midsize 31 Rose Gold Ladies Watch 278275 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Midsize 31 Rose Gold Ladies Watch 278275 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18K Everose gold case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Rubies Ladies Watch 69178 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Rubies Ladies Watch 69178 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. R...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69158 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69158 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. R...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Day Date 228235 President Everose Gold Green Roman Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 18 ct Everose gold with an olive green dial, fluted bezel, and a President bracelet. The Day-Date was the first watch to indicate the day of the w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69158 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69158 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. R...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust White Gold Lapis Lazuli Diamond Ladies Watch 69179
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust White Gold Lapis Lazuli Diamond Ladies Watch 69179. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. R...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond President Automatic Wristwatch Ref 179138
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Ladies Rolex President 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Watch 179138 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with factory diamond bezel (26mm di...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18K Yellow Gold Mens Watch 228238 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 40mm 18K Yellow Gold Mens Watch 228238 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Double quick set function. 18k yellow gold oyster case...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

1982 Rolex President Day-Date Wristwatch Made in Yellow Gold, Ref. 18038
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rolex watch made in 1982. Reference 18038. 36mm yellow gold case set with a fluted bezel and sapphire crystal. Blue sunburst dial with baton hour markers and hands. Date ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Women's Datejust President Watch 18 Karat Gold Champagne Index Dial
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Pre Owned Watch Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. WATCH DESCRIPTION BRAND : Rolex MODEL : Datejust CASE SIZE : 26mm CASE : Rolex 1...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

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Gold Presidental For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the gold presidental you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Frequently made of Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 566 vintage editions and 211 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect gold presidental may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 18th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. As it relates to this specific piece, our collection includes designs that are universally popular, but carat weights, specifically, are sought with frequency. A gold presidental of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring Diamond, from our inventory of 159, is particularly popular. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also baguette cut and brilliant cut versions for sale. If you’re browsing our inventory for a gold presidental, you’ll find that many are available today for men, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and women.

How Much is a Gold Presidental?

The price for a gold presidental starts at $335 and tops out at $64,500 with these watches, on average, selling for $15,500.

rolex Biography and Important Works

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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