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Is It Worth Buying A Rolex

1942 Rolex “Raleigh” Stainless Steel. Total Restoration!
By Rolex
Located in Raleigh, NC
always worth checking these numbers before buying any vintage Rolex as so many of these high value pieces
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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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

Rolex Steel Oyster Lipton Wristwatch from 1944
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Round / Lipton METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1944 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 36mm x Diameter 29mm MOVEMENT / ...
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Tudor Oyster Mid Size with Original Patinated Dial From 1942
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Tudor Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster / Reference 4270 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1942 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 30mm x Diameter ...
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Vintage Steel Manual Wind Ref 6424 Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1954 Rolex Reference 6424 Wrist Watch, 36 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 piece Oyster case. Caliber 1215 Mechanical, Manual wind Nickle Lever movement, Rolex Logo Crown. New Custom Vin...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 Automatic Original Champagne Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Toronto, CA
Brand : Rolex Model: Oyster Perpetual Date Reference Number : 1500 Features : Screw down Crown - Champagne Dial Country Of Manufacture: Switzerland Movement: Automatic Ca...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Royal Precision, 1951, 15 Jewel Super Balance, Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Raleigh, NC
Today's offering showcases this uncommon and original Rolex Oyster Royal model #6144 encased in stainless steel. Built only in the early 1950's, these watches are fine and desirable....
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex "Bubbleback" Ref 5011 Automatic Steel and Rose Gold Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1949 Rolex "Bubbleback" Reference 5011 Wrist Watch, 31 M.M Stainless Steel with a Rose Gold Engine Turned Bezel, Caliber A296 17 Jewel Automatic, Self winding movement, Older R...
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel

Rolex for Tudor Steel Skyline Centrograph with Original Dial 1940's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex for Tudor STYLE / REFERENCE: Skyline / Centrograph METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 35mm X Diameter 29mm MOVE...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Seiko Chronograph Gen 1 Military Raf Chronograph 1990
By Seiko
Located in London, GB
Watch: Seiko Generation 1 7A28-7120 c.1990 Watch Only Stock Number: CHW5274 Price: £995.00 Original, working Generation 1 Seiko Chronograph made for the British RAF in 1990. Having ...
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1990s Japanese Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Vintage Steel and Gold Ref 6582 Zephyre Bezel Automatic Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1966 Rolex Oyster perpetual Reference 6582 Wrist Watch, 34 M.M. 3 piece stainless steel Oyster case with Yellow Gold Zephyre Bezel and Gold Crown. Caliber 1030, Automatic, self...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Steel

Rolex Vintage 1959 Oyster Manual Wind Stainless Steel Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1959 Rolex Oyster Reference 6426 Wrist Watch, 34 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 Piece Oyster Case, Screw down Rolex Logo Crown, Caliber 1215 Mechanical, Manual wind movement. Beautiful...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Chronometer Bubbleback with Black Dial 1940's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 2940 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1945 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 39mm X Diamet...
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Chromium Marconi Hermetic Manual Wind Watch, circa 1930s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex / Marconi STYLE / REFERENCE: Hermetic METAL / MATERIAL: Chromium CIRCA: 1930's DIMENSIONS: Length 35mm X Diameter 29mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 15 ...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

1947 Rolex Stainless Steel and Rose Gold, Restored
By Rolex
Located in Raleigh, NC
But first, I have a shameless plug! My shop was recently selected to supply vintage American watches for a premier movie starring some major actors and a world famous director. They ...
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Vintage 1940s European Post-War Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

1947 Rolex Stainless Steel and Rose Gold, Restored
1947 Rolex Stainless Steel and Rose Gold, Restored
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Rolex Steel Daytona Tiffany & Co Chronograph Black Big Red Dial 6265 Watch, 1974
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
When talking about Tiffany & Co., I am sure anyone has heard of the legendary jewelry brand, but did you know they have been collaborated with Rolex since the 1950’s? Allowing the la...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Heuer Bundeswehr Steel and Gun Metal Chronograph with Original Dial and Bezel
By Heuer
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Heuer Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Bundeswehr / Chronograph METAL / MATERIAL: Steel / Gun Metal CIRCA / YEAR: 1960's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 57mm x Diameter...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Rolex Champagne 18K Yellow Gold Datejust 16013 Men's Wristwatch 35 mm
By Rolex
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
watches from the house Rolex. This watch features a circular dial with index hour markers, three hands and
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Yves Saint Laurent Paris Brown and White Textured Cotton Pencil Skirt L
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Creations from Yves Saint Laurent are always worth buying since they are effortlessly stylish! This
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Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Icare Computer Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
canvas lined interior that houses two compartments. Sure to grab you admiring glances, this bag is worth
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Givenchy Navy Blue Leather Mini Infinity Saddle Bag
By Givenchy
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
every bit worth the splurge. Includes: Original Dustbag The Luxury Closet is an elite luxury reseller
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Louis Vuitton Blue Monogram Denim Neo Speedy Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
interior that has enough room to hold your everyday essentials. A collectible, this Speedy is worth the
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

S.T. Dupont Spectre Silver Tone Limited Edition Torch Flame & Cigar Cutter Set
By S.T. Dupont
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
is a part of the Spectre range and it is extremely limited. That's why it is truly worth possessing
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2010s French Miscellaneous

Grand Seiko Mechanical Automatic Watch SBGR001
By Seiko
Located in Southbury, CT
-built. Over the years, I have owned just about every Rolex worth owning and none has impressed me as
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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Questions About Is It Worth Buying A Rolex
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Whether it is worth buying a vintage Rolex is a matter of personal preference and opinion. Because it can be difficult to predict how the value of items will fluctuate, choose timepieces that appeal to you. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Rolex watches from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    Yes, many people find that buying a Goyard bag is worth it. The French luxury fashion house is known for producing handbags capable of standing the test of time. Goyardine canvas handbags made out of a proprietary blend of linen, cotton and hemp are especially durable due to the water- and stain-resistant material. Goyard bags also have timeless appeal and tend to stay in style season after season, and some even increase in value over time due to the brand’s popularity among collectors. Explore a collection of Goyard bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether an IWC watch is worth buying depends on a few factors, such as how well it has been cared for and the piece itself. IWC, one of Switzerland’s major luxury watch companies, was started by an American who saw the potential of bringing Switzerland’s superb watchmaking into the modern age through industrialized manufacturing and high-precision interchangeable parts. The New Hampshire–born watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones (1841–1916), who founded International Watch Company, known today as simply IWC, in 1868, was interested in “combining all the excellence of the American system of mechanism with the more skillful hand labor of the Swiss.” Pre-owned IWC watches are known to hold their value if extremely well-cared for and some may even increase in value over time. Because it can be difficult to predict how the value of items will change over time, though, choose timepieces that appeal to you. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of IWC watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether the Omega Constellation is worth buying is a matter of personal opinion. The watch is well known as a timeless classic that is wearable daily and extremely well made. However, because it can be difficult to predict how the value of items will change over time, choose timepieces that appeal to you. Thanks in part to its rugged reputation and Omega’s links to the British military, the brand’s Seamaster model became James Bond’s watch of choice in 1995, appearing in GoldenEye and every succeeding Bond movie; it returned in 2021’s No Time to Die. Nevertheless, the most famous Omega by far is the Speedmaster, introduced in 1957. The first chronograph to display its tachymeter scale on the bezel instead of the dial for easier readability, it was quickly adopted by engineers and scientists. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Omega watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy a Rolex watch through an official Rolex dealer. To meet the demands of customers worldwide, Rolex partners with brick-and-mortar dealers in more than 100 countries. In addition, you can buy Rolex on numerous online platforms, including 1stDibs. To ensure that you receive an authentic Rolex, only buy from a reputable dealer or platform. Find a collection of expertly vetted Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 29, 2024
    There are a few things you should know before buying a Rolex. The first question to ask yourself is whether you want a new, pre-owned or vintage Rolex. Although definitions vary, pre-owned watches are generally those less than 20 years old, while vintage watches are 20 years old and up.

    Buying a new, never-worn watch enables you to build a history with it that isn’t shared by anyone else, but the greatest advantage to buying a pre-owned Rolex is that it opens up a wider range of models to consider, including rare ones that have been discontinued. (Everyone seems to have heart-shaped eyes for vintage watches right now.)

    Before shopping for a Rolex online, you may want to become acquainted with its components, such as the movement, the case and the lugs, so that you can easily compare and contrast your options.

    Familiarize yourself with popular Rolex models, which include the Oyster Perpetual, the Submariner and the Daytona. Which one is a good fit for you? Each model has its own look, features and personality.

    The choice of a strap or bracelet can drastically affect the look of your watch, making it formal or casual, traditional or daring. Although often an afterthought, it’s an important element.

    See our official Rolex buying guide, and find an exquisite collection of vintage Rolex watches today on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, there are Rolex stores in over 100 countries. When looking for a store near you, simply use the ‘Store Locator’ resource on Rolex’s website. You can even order online from the Rolex website or shop a large collection of Rolex watches from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While you may be able to buy Rolex watch parts online, you do run the risk of buying fake replacement pieces. In order to maintain the authenticity of your Rolex, you can return your watch to an official retailer for servicing. Find a retailer near you by using the ‘Service Center’ resource on Rolex’s website. You’ll also find a large collection of Rolex watches from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 29, 2024
    Buying a Rolex may or may not be a good investment. Whether or not this kind of purchase meets the financial goal of a given investor or collector will depend upon a range of factors such as the rarity of the watch, its condition and more. While a study of luxury investments in 2019 found that jewelry was among the worst-performing collectibles (luxury handbags had the highest returns), experts have reported that jewelry’s status as an investment is improving.

    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.

    The demand for Rolex watches has soared in recent years. This has led to wait lists at authorized Rolex dealers extending as long as several years for new versions of popular models, like the Daytona and the Submariner. While the enthusiasm for Rolex that is shared by celebrities and prominent influencers has kept the brand in the spotlight, its work has long been celebrated all over the world. The main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation.

    Determining the value of any collectible depends upon a variety of aspects. Because Rolex is so well-known for its innovation and legacy of craftsmanship, this can have a positive effect on the long-term value of its jewelry.

    Jewelry industry professionals advise that investment-worthy high-quality vintage jewelry should include its maker’s hallmarks. (Genuine Rolex watches have their serial and model numbers deeply engraved into the metal between the lugs attaching the band to the body — whereas fakes often just have them etched on with acid.)

    At 1stDibs, we believe in buying what you love. Our shopping experience enables discovery and learning, whether you are a seasoned connoisseur or just beginning your collection. Buyers should keep in mind that the value of any investment is subject to fluctuation, and any investment decisions should be made according to the guidance of a financial advisor.

    Find a helpful Rolex buying guide and a collection of vintage Rolex watches today on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The right time to buy a Rolex is really when you have the discretionary funds to purchase the model you want. Rolex produces its watches in limited quantities which can fuel cost increases, although the high-end retailer has not confirmed any increases in the near future. Shop a collection of Rolex timepieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, you can buy a new Rolex bracelet to replace one that is damaged or showing signs of wear and tear. To obtain one and have it installed, you will need to work with an authorized Rolex service center. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Authentic Rolex watches can be bought from any official retailer around the world. When looking for a store near you, simply use the ‘Store Locator’ resource on Rolex’s website. You’ll also find a variety of expertly vetted Rolex timepieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy a pre-owned Rolex from a variety of sources, including individual sellers, authorized dealers, auction houses and various online platforms, including 1stDibs. Buying from a reputable dealer or platform can help to ensure that you receive an authentic Rolex timepiece in good working order. On 1stDibs, find a variety of expertly vetted Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can buy a Rolex watch from any official retailer around the world. To find one near you, use the ‘Store Locator’ function on Rolex’s website. On 1stDibs, you can also shop a selection of expertly vetted Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a great entry-level Rolex to purchase. The perpetual refers to the ability of the watch to use the energy of the wearer's wrist motion to run. It is a popular starter Rolex.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Rolex spoons are generally worth only a modest amount. Retailers once gave out these souvenir spoons along with the purchase of Rolex watches. Consult an experienced appraiser for specific information regarding the value of a particular spoon. You'll find a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A solid gold Rolex watch is made of 18-karat gold and can cost $20,000 or more. 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. Find a collection of antique and vintage solid gold Rolex watches on 1stDibs today.
  • 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.