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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 Datejust 26 69178G Ladies Yellow Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W008007 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 26 Model Number: 69178G Age: 1990 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Gold/Champange With Diam...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 31 178245 Ladies Rose Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007570 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 31 Model Number: 178245 Age: 2002 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box & Guarantee Dial: White Roman ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 6900
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 6900. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Ladies Steel & Gold Watch 79173
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Ladies Steel & Gold Watch 79173 - Automatic winding, Quickset, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel (26mm diamete...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 31 68279 Ladies White Gold Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007579 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 31 Model Number: 68279 Age: 1995 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Silver With Diamond Markers...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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White Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex 6827 Datejust Silver Dial Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 6827 Model: Datejust Case Material: 14k yellow gold Case Diameter: 31mm Crystal: Plastic Bezel: 14k Yellow Gold Fluted Bezel Dial: Silver Dial with gold hands and g...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179161
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179161. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Rose Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

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 2-Tone Datejust Steel and Gold Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex 2-Tone Datejust Steel & Gold Ladies Watch 69173 - Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel . Silve...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Datejust Pearlmaster 18 Karat Gold Ladies Diamond Watch 80318
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Lady Datejust Pearlmaster 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Diamond Watch 80318 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with factory 12 diamond be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. 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

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. 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

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. 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

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Ladies Watch 69138. 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 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 Datejust 26 Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179384
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26 Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179384. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 179174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 179174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69173 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69173 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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 Datejust Steel Yellow Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 79173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 79173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Ladies Watch 79163
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Ladies Watch 79163. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ladies Watch 79163
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ladies Watch 79163. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 179174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 179174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex President Datejust 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69168
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69168. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Everose Gold Arabic Numerals Ladies Watch 179171
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Everose Gold Arabic Numerals Ladies Watch 179171. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 79173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 79173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust EveRose Gold Steel Diamond Ladies Watch 179171 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust EveRose Gold Steel Diamond Ladies Watch 179171 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79163 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79163 Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Pyramid Dial Ladies Watch 79173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Pyramid Dial Ladies Watch 79173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Houndstooth Dial Steel Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Houndstooth Dial Steel Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Ladies Watch 79163
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Ladies Watch 79163. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch 79174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch 79174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Silver, Steel

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

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 79173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 79173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Saphire Ladies Watch 179174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Saphire Ladies Watch 179174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79174 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79174 Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Jubilee Bracelet Ladies Watch 69174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust 26 79174 Ladies White Gold & Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W008094 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 26 Model Number: 79174 Age: 2000 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Holder & Guarante...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel, White Gold

Rolex Ladies Rose Gold Datejust Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
18k rose gold ladies datejust Rolex with fluted bezel. Metorite dial with diamonds. Length: 7 inches Width: 26mm Band Width at Case: 12.5mm Band: 18k rose gold jubilee Crystal: sapp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex Datejust Custom Diamond Bezel Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Custom Diamond bezel. Approx 1.20 Cttw Diamonds. The band had minor slack. Original Box and Papers are not included comes with a Chronostore presentation box and authenticity card. D...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Linen Dial Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Linen Dial Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69178. 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

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

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Gold Watch Ladies Rolex Datejust For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the gold watch ladies rolex datejust you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Frequently made of Gold, Yellow Gold and Steel, this item was constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 204 vintage editions and 92 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect gold watch ladies rolex datejust among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular piece, are consistently popular carat weights. Take a look at a gold watch ladies rolex datejust featuring Diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also baguette cut cut and brilliant cut cut versions available here, too. When shopping for a gold watch ladies rolex datejust, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or men today than there are for women.

How Much is a Gold Watch Ladies Rolex Datejust?

Prices for a gold watch ladies rolex datejust can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $3,600 and can go as high as $3,600, while this accessory, on average, fetches $6,457.

rolex Biography and Important Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices.

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

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

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

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

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

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