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Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour markers. Minute markers...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16013 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16013 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour markers. Minute marker...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Men's Watch. 36mm Stainless Steel case. 18K Yellow Gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and factory set diamond hour markers. Minute markers on the ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Mens Datejust 16233 eoman Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
Brand - Rolex Model - 16233 datejust Condition - pre owned Metals - solid gold & stainless steel Case size - 36 mm Bezel - yellow gold diamond Crystal - sapphire Movement - automatic...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Daytona Two Tone Silver Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona Two Tone Silver Diamond Dial Men's Watch excellent condition all original parts free overnight shipping shop with confidence 2 year warranty
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour markers. Minute marker...
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Men's Watch. 36mm Stainless Steel case. 18K Yellow Gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and factory set diamond hour markers. Minute markers on the ...
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Men's Watch. 36mm Stainless Steel case. 18K Yellow Gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and factory set diamond hour markers. Minute markers on the...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Daydate Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daydate Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Dial Men's Watch Brand New Box & Warranty Card Baguette Diamond chocolate Dial 5 year warranty free overnight shipping shop with confi...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Rolex Day Date 18038 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Day-Date 18038 Mens Watch. 36mm 18K yellow gold case with 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour markers. Minute ma...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Diamond Bezel Automatic Wristwatch Men’s
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Diamond Bezel Automatic Wristwatch Mens SKU: WA00019 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: MENS STAINLESS ROLEX DATEJUST Country of Origin: Switzerlan...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Mens Stainless Steel Ice Blue Diamond Datejust Wristwatch with Rolex
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Includes Rolex Red Watch Box, and 3 Year Lux Ti...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Two Tone Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona Two Tone Diamond Dial Men's Watch excellent condition comes with original papers all original Rolex parts shop with confidence free overnight shipping 5 year war...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Rolex Daytona 116503 Diamond Dial Mens Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Daytona 116503 Mens Watch. 40mm stainless steel case with 18K yellow gold bezel. Champagne diamond dial with luminous hands and index hour marker. Three black sub-dials. Small...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day Date 18038 President Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Day Date 18038 President Diamond Dial Mens Watch
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Cellini Yellow Gold Diamond Vintage Mens Watch 5032
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Cellini Yellow Gold Diamond Vintage Mens Watch 5032. Manual winding movement. 18k yellow and white gold case 30.5 x 28.5 mm. Original Rolex factory diamond bezel. Scratch resis...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust II Men's Stainless Steel Custom Diamond 126300
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust II Men's 41mm Stainless Steel Custom Diamond 126300 - Automatic winding, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with custom pave diamonds (41mm diameter). Custom Tiffa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 126333 Diamond Dial Mens Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 126333 Mens Watch. 41mm stainless steel case with 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Black dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour index marker. Engrave...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour markers. Minute markers...
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1990s Wrist Watches

2017 Rolex Men's Datejust Two Tone Watch Diamond Silver Dial Diamond Bezel box
By Rolex
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Rolex Men's Two Tone Datejust Watch Model: 116203 Serial: 32R6W134 Case: 36mm Stainless steel with 18K yellow gold diamond bezel. Bezel is not original Rolex factory - it is an af...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Silver

Rolex Datejust 16013 Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16013 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour markers. Minute marker...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Men's Watch. 36mm Stainless Steel case. 18K Yellow Gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and factory set diamond hour markers. Minute markers on the...
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 1978 Men's Watch Diamond Bezel & Gold Diamond Dial Steel Jubilee
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 1978 Men's Watch Diamond Bezel & Gold Diamond Dial Steel Jubilee Rolex Two Tone Datejust Men's 1978, Automatic Diamond Pearl Dial 18 karat Gold SKU: WA00007 PRIMARY ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Day Date 18238 President Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Day Date 18238 Mens Watch. 36mm 18K yellow gold case with 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne dial with gold hands and original factory diamonds set hour marker. Date disp...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Watch Mens QS Datejust Stainless Steel with Black Diamond Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Includes Rolex Red Watch Box and 3 Year Lux Tim...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Chronograph Mens Watch 16523
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Daytona Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Chronograph Mens Watch 16523. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold case 40.0 mm in diam...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Mens Watch 16234
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Mens Watch 16234. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 126233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 126233. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold case 36.0 mm in diameter....
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Mens Watch 116234
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold MOP Diamond Mens Watch 116234. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

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 Datejust Steel Gold Diamond Mens Oyster Bracelet Watch 126334
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel with 18k white gold fluted bezel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 41 mm case size. Ref 126334. Rolex Datejust 41 126334 watch is made out of Sta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

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Gold, Steel

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...
Category

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 Watch Mens Datejust Stainless Steel with Green Diamond Dial and Bezel
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Includes Rolex Watch Box and 3 Year Lux Time Co...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18348
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18348. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

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...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

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...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 16233 Anniversary Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne Anniversary dial with gold hands and original factory diamond set hour markers. Da...
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

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 Datejust 36 Bronze Wave Dial Diamond Mens Watch 116244
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Bronze Wave Dial Diamond Mens Watch 116244. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Bronze

Rolex Pearlmaster Diamond Bezel Day-Date Men's Watch 18946 new
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Pearlmaster Diamond Bezel Day-Date Men's Watch model:18946 Brand new Box papers Platinum Watch free over night shipping shop with confidence Bank wire only
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Rolex Datejust 41 Steel White Gold Diamond Mens Watch 126334 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 Steel White Gold Diamond Mens Watch 126334 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

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

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Vignette Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Vignette Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Steel Yellow Gold White Diamond Dial Mens Watch 116523
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Daytona Steel Yellow Gold White Diamond Dial Mens Watch 116523. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding chronograph movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 126233 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 126233 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold case 36.0 mm in di...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Silver Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16234
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Silver Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16234. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, White Gold, Silver

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Blue Dial Mens Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Men's Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel. Blue dial with gold luminous hands. Original factory diamond set hour markers. Minute mark...
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Diamond Dial Mens Watch 16233. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust 126334 Blue Dial Diamond Men's Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 126334 Men's Watch. 41MM stainless steel case with 18K White gold fluted bezel. Blue dial with white silver hands and factory diamond hour marker. Date display at a 3...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Men Rolex Diamond For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact men rolex diamond you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, Stainless Steel and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. Finding the perfect men rolex diamond may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th 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. Take a look at a men rolex diamond featuring Diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also baguette cut and brilliant cut versions for sale. There aren’t many items for women if you’re seeking a men rolex diamond, as most of the options available are for men and unisex.

How Much is a Men Rolex Diamond?

Prices for a men rolex diamond can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $1,394 and can go as high as $153,816, while this accessory, on average, fetches $8,281.

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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Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

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

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

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

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

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

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

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