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Montre Rolex

Rolex Precision 18 K Gold and Elegant Watch Center Seconds Ref 9708
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
clean and is signed Montres Rolex S.A Geneva -Swiss-17 Jewels- 7258 Case interior is signed Montres
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rare & Important Rolex Precision Keyless Lever Stainless Steel Pocket Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
satin finished plain snap on case back. The case is signed Montres Rolex SA Geneve Swiss with model and
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Yellow Gold Datejust Wristwatch Ref 6605
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
case: 1157 6605 Montres Rolex SA Movement: 25 jewels Adjusted to temperature +5 positions 1035 All of
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold, Gold, Steel

Vintage Rolex Dealer's Quote Pad, Swiss, Leather Bound, Notebook Slip, Late 20th
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
' Company address to the canvas base reads 'Montres Rolex S.A. - Geneve Suisse' Accepts new note pads for
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Late 20th Century Swiss More Desk Accessories

Materials

Leather

14 Kt Gold Alpina Gruen / Rolex Prince Doctors Jump Hour Wrist Watch
Located in Antwerp, BE
, Société Anonyme, Fabrique des Montres Rolex & Gruen Guild A". In 1930, Gruen sold their Aegler shares and
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Early 20th Century Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

1917 Rolex WW1/Trench Watch, Rare Half Hunter, Stunning Dial
By Rolex
Located in Raleigh, NC
: Rolex, Half Hunter, Sterling Silver, Flip Bezel Cover, Enamel Dial, Hallmarked with the following 925
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Vintage 1910s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Sterling Silver

WW1 ……..Trench Watch. Marvin 15 Jewels, Rare Full Hermetic
By Marvin
Located in Raleigh, NC
found that it was preceded by Gruen some four years earlier (applied 1918/granted 1919). The final Rolex
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Sterling Silver

1920's Eberhard Hermetic 15J, Sterling Silver, Trench Watch Totally Restored
By Eberhard & Co.
Located in Raleigh, NC
that it was preceded by Gruen some four years earlier (applied 1918/granted 1919). The final Rolex
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Vintage 1920s European Art Deco Wrist Watches

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

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Metal

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

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A & S Railroad Gold Minute Repeating Pocket Watch Presented to J.H. Ramsey, 1865
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Vacheron Constantin Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Berlin, DE
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Patek Philippe 2573-1J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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Vacheron & Constantin, Yellow Gold Wristwatch, 1957
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Palm Desert, CA
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Omega Constellation Steel Screw back Case Original dial
By Omega
Located in London, GB
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Rolex Extremely rare rectangular solid gold watch 1930s
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Rolex Ref 2356 Circa 1930 Rolex Vintage Rectangular solid gold case with solid wire gold fixed lugs. This attractive watch is manual hand winding. Excellent condition it has been rec...
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By Longines
Located in Braintree, GB
Longines 9kt. yellow gold men's manual winding wristwatch. Case was made in England, Birmingham, 1963 Year 1963 Reference Number: 503 Item Specifics: Case Diameter (without crown):...
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Patek Philippe Ref 96 Calatrava Vintage 1945 Yellow Gold Mechanical Wrist Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1945 Patek Philippe Reference 96 Calatrava Wrist Watch, 31 M.M. diameter x 7.5 M.M. thick 3 piece case. 18 Jewel Nickle Lever Mechanical, Manual wind movement, mint condition ...
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Cartier South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace with Diamond Clasp+ Original Receipt
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
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Elgin 14k Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Manual Wind
By Elgin
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By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Berlin, DE
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Rolex Datejust Roman Pyramid Dial Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
, 31 Jewels Estimated Production Year: 1988 Markings to Inside: Montres Rolex S.A. Geneva Switzerland
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1968 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6241 Stainless Steel Stem Wind Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
: Montres Rolex S.A., Geneva Switzerland, Patented, Stainless Steel, 6241 Functions: Screw Lock Crown
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1984 Rolex Explorer II 16550 Black Dial Stainless Steel Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
Steel, Montres Rolex S.A., Geneva Switzerland Functions: Date Clasp Style: Fold Over Case to Case (mm
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1997 Rolex Submariner Date 18K Gold and Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
: 1997 Markings to Inside: Montres Rolex S.A., Geneva Switzerland, Stainess Steel, Rolex S.A., 16610
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Rolex Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch Ref 16613 circa 1997
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
: Black dial and bezel Outside case: U110470 16613 Inside case: Montres Rolex SA 16610 Stainless Steel
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1990s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Rolex Ladies Cellini White Gold White Dial Mesh Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
gold mesh Crystal: sapphire Dial: white with Roman numerals/markers Inside Case: Montres Rolex 18k
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Rolex Gilt and Steel Oyster Perpetual Wristwatch with Custom-Colored Dial
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
: Montres Rolex 26 jewels Adj 5 Pos Temperature D59986 All of our pre-owned watches have been fully
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Custom Dial Self Wind Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
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Rolex stainless Steel Yellow Gold Lady's Datejust Jubilee Wristwatch Ref 69173
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
gold Roman numerals Outside case: 69173 T762806 Inside case: Montres Rolex 69000A Movement: 2135
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Rolex Lady's Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Datejust Wristwatch Ref 68173
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Located in Stamford, CT
: 690000A Montres Rolex Geneve Movement: 2135 29 jewels 3571432 29 jewels adj temp 3 pos Other: Buckle V10
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Rolex Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Datejust Custom Colored Dial Wristwatch
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Located in Stamford, CT
Outside case: 16013 6503750 Inside case: 160000 Montres Rolex SA Movement: 3035 5 temperatures 27 jewels
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Rolex Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Submariner Wristwatch Ref 16613
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
case: 16613 P376213 Inside case: 2160 Montres Rolex Movement: 3135 31 jewels adj 5 positions temp
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Rolex Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Datejust Wristwatch Ref 16233
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
numerals Outside case: 16233 W578156 Inside case: Rolex SA Geneva 16200 Movement: Montres Rolex SA Swiss
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Rolex Yellow Gold Datejust Blue Dial Wristwatch Ref 16238
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Located in Stamford, CT
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Rolex Stainless Steel No-Date Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5512
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
: Montres Rolex 26 jewels adjusted 5 positions All of our pre-owned watches have been fully serviced and
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Rolex Platinum Diamond Wristwatch, circa 1960
By Rolex
Located in North Hollywood, CA
signed and confirmed all Rolex parts original, 17 jewels Swiss and Montres 1401. Metal: Platinum Stones
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Tudor Oyster Prince Automatic Small Rose 7965 Original Rolex Rivet Oyster Strap
By Tudor
Located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, IDF
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14-Karat Yellow Gold Rolex Men's Dress Watch
By Rolex
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
14-karat yellow gold Montres Rolex Geneva Swiss watch with a genuine calfskin leather strap, circa
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Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Wristwatch circa 1956
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Outside case: 500128 Inside case: 6427 6426 Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland Movement: Montres Rolex
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Rolex Precision 1950 Yellow Gold Lady Wirstwatch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
. Weight: 10.6 g total 7.8 g without strap Metal: 18kt Yellow Gold Signature: Montres Rolex SA • Serial
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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Precision1960's, Steel Case Ref 9829
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
- Center seconds-Steel Rolex Crown Original Rolex Winder Movement-signed Rolex Montres-Geneva-Suisse 17
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Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Datejust Wristwatch Ref 69178
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Dial: Original factory Rolex diamond Outside case: 69178 R 376165 Inside case: Montres Rolex SA Geneva
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By Rolex
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Rolex Yellow Gold Mesh Dress Manual Wind Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
case: 14k Inside case: Rolex Movement: Adj 2 positions Montres Rolex 17 jewels SA Swiss 1600 All of
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Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Precision Wristwatch Ref 6422 circa 1957
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Montres Rolex SA, 17 jewels All of our pre-owned watches have been fully serviced and come with a one
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By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
case: Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland 6700 Movement: Rolex 02330 Rolex SA Adjusted to 5 positions
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Rolex Jumbo vintage classic green leather presentation watch and jewellery box
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
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By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
case: 14k Movement: Rolex 17 jewel adj 2 positions Montres 1041 Swiss Inside case: Rolex 6252
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By Rolex
Located in Lewes, DE
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By Hana Or
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date Signed: Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switserland Patented 18K 750 19000
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Rolex Men’s Oysterquartz Yellow Gold Diamond Bezel Dial
By Hana Or
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date Signed: Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switserland Patented 18K 750 19000
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Rolex Cellini Classic 1970-1979 Reference 4084 18 Karat Yellow Gold Men's Watch
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rolex Cellini Signed Montres Rolex S.A. Geneva Switserland 18K 750 4084 5 371 Manual Winding 18
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Rolex Submariner Date 18 Karat Gold
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
Inside: Montres Rolex SA. Geneva Switzerland, Stainless Steel, Rolex S.A., 2160 Bracelet/Fob Bracelet
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Rolex GMT, Master "Pepsi" Bezel Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch, Vintage
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
Jewels Estimated Production Year: 1990 Markings to Inside: Montres Rolex SA. Geneva Switzerland, Patented
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1954 Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel 6538 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
time. The inner caseback is inscribed with Montres Rolex S.A Geneva Switzerland Patented., then, as
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Rolex Cellini 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
Inside: 7, 377, 4016, Montres Rolex S.A. Geneva Switzerland, 18K 0,750 with Helvetica Head, & # 121
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Cellini 18K Yellow Gold
Rolex Cellini 18K Yellow Gold
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Rolex Cellini 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
Jewels Markings to Inside: 7, 377, 4016, Montres Rolex S.A. Geneva Switzerland, 18K 0,750 with Helvetica
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Montre Rolex For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate montre rolex for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stainless steel, gold and steel. Finding the perfect montre rolex 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. Creating a montre rolex has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by Rolex, Eberhard & Co. and Tudor are consistently popular. If you’re browsing our inventory for a montre rolex, 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 Montre Rolex?

Prices for a montre rolex can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $550 and can go as high as $158,400, while this accessory, on average, fetches $7,275.

Rolex for sale on 1stDibs

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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