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Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case ( 36 mm ) . Factory Mother of Pearl Sapphire Dial. 18k ye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex President, Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex President - Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset day/date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Black dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel . Very rare and unusual Factory Lapis d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case and fluted bezel (36mm diameter). White dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 18038 - Automatic winding; quick-set; sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel . Black dial with stick markers. Leather ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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

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Yellow Gold

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

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Yellow Gold

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

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Yellow Gold Watch 1803
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Yellow Gold Watch 1803 - Automatic winding; 26 jewels, non-quick-set; acrylic crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Cham...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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

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Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Diamond Men's Watch 118348
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 118348. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Mother of Pearl Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Mother of Pearl Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel . Factory Mother of Pea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18248 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18248 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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

Rolex Day-Date President Day Date Diamond Rare Dial and Bezel Gents Watch Ref 18
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage in like new condition and highy Collectable Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date President 18038 Mens Watch CIRCA 1988. 36 mm 18k yellow gold case Rare Rolex Blue Dial with Fa...
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Vintage 1980s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

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

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Yellow Gold, Silver

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

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

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

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

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Blue Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Blue Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118206. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Platinum oyster case 36.0 m...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Double quick set function. 3155. 18K yellow gold fluted b...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

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

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Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18 Karat White Gold Watch 118239
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k White Gold Watch 118239 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k white gold case with fluted bezel (36 mm). Mother Of Pearl ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date White Gold Diamond Dial Bezel Watch 18049
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date White Gold Diamond Dial Bezel Watch 18049. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's President Day-Date Automatic 18 Karat Yellow Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
18k Yellow Gold Case w/ Fluted Bezel 36 mm in Diameter (38 mm w/ Crown) Lug-to-Lug Distance = 20 mm Lug-to-Lug Width = 43 mm Thickness = 12 mm White Dial w/ Gold Roman Numerals & Han...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex President Day Date 118208 P Serial Baguette Diamond Bezel Watch 18 Karat
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex President Day Date 118208 P Serial Baguette Diamond Bezel Watch 18K 38mm
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

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

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold String Diamond Ruby Dial Watch 18148
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold String Diamond Ruby Dial Watch 18148. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. R...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Bark Diamond Dial Men's Watch 18248
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Bark Diamond Dial Mens Watch 18248. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18 Karat Rose Gold Diamond Watch 118205
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Rose Gold Diamond Watch 118205 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k rose gold case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Ro...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Oysterquartz President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 19018 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz President Day-Date Yellow Gold Mens Watch 19018 Box Papers. Quartz movement. 18K yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gol...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold String Diamond Ruby Dial Watch 18378
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold String Diamond Ruby Dial Watch 18378. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 1803 Papers Automatic Vintage Watch Wide Boy 18 Karat
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. Rolex President Day-Date 1803 Papers Automatic Vintage Watch Wide Boy 18K 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rare Vintage Rolex President Day Date Platinum 1804 Diamond Dial Bezel Lugs 1964
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1803 Serial: 1062*** Model: President Day Date Case Material: Platinum Band: Custom Leather Band Bezel: Custom Diamond Bezel Dial: Custom Silv...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex President Day-Date 41 Blue Diamond Dial Platinum Watch 218206 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 41 Blue Diamond Dial Platinum Watch 218206 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Double quick set function. Platinum oyster case ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex President Day Date 1803 Chocolate Diamond Dial 18 Karat Gold Leather Strap
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1803 Serial: 2154*** Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K Rose Gold Band: Custom Leather, Brown Bezel: 18K Rose Gold Dial: Custom Cho...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date 1803 Papers Automatic Vintage Watch Wide Boy 18 Karat
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex President Day-Date 1803 Papers Automatic Vintage Watch Wide Boy 18K 36mm
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Vintage 1960s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day Date 18038 Green Diamond Dial Bezel Band 18 Karat Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18038 Serial: 5721*** Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K Yellow Gold Band: Custom 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Band Bezel: Custom Diamond Bez...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18 Karat Gold Diamond Men's Watch 118339 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 18k White Gold Diamond Mens Watch 118339 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. 18k white gold oyste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold MOP Dial Mens Watch 118238 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold MOP Dial Mens Watch 118238 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. R...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Blue Dial 18 Karat Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18078
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Blue Dial 18K Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18078. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex lo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date President Khanjar Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
This Rolex Day-Date President, reference number 118238, features the Omani Khanjar symbol marked on the case back and box of the watch. The case is crafted from 18K Yellow Gold, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1947 Rare Vintage Rolex President Day Date 6611 Diamond Dial 18 Karat Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Original polish Original Diamond Dial Style Number: 6611 Serial: 474*** Year: 1959 Model: Day Date President Case Material: 18K Yellow Gold Band: Custom Leather Bezel: 18K...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date 18388 Myriad Diamond Dial and Bezel 18 Karat Gold Mint
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
-Double Quick- Style Number: 18388 Serial: N601*** Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K Yellow Gold Band: 18K Yellow Gold Bezel: Original Rolex Diamond Bezel and Diamond ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex 118388 President Day Date Diamond Bezel Lugs 18 Karat Gold Box and Papers
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 118388 Serial: K593*** Year: 2005 Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K Yellow Gold Band: 18K Yellow Gold Bezel: Original Factory Diamond Bezel ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18 Karat Yellow Gold Watch 1803 Box And Papers
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Yellow Gold Watch 1803 - Automatic winding; 26 jewels, non-quick-set; acrylic crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Cham...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex 18 Karat Rare Rose Gold President Day Date from 1971 or 1972 Ref. 1805
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: President / Ref. 1805 METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt Rose Gold DIMENSIONS: 44 mm X 36 mm CIRCA: 1971 / 1972 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perp...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex Day-Date 18078 President Tiffany Dial Spanish Date Wheel 18 Karat
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date 18078 President Tiffany Dial Spanish Date Wheel 18k
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

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

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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President Day Date Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our inventory of president day date watches. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 339 vintage editions and 165 modern creations to choose from as well. Our inventory is broad and distinctive, with accessories on offer that were made as long ago as the 20th Century to those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Pieces in our collection of president day date watches made by Modern jewelers — as well as those associated with Contemporary — are very popular. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 96, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A selection of round cut and baguette cut can be found today on these pages. There aren’t many items for women in our collection of president day date watches, as most of the options available are for men.

How Much are President Day Date Watches?

Prices for president day date watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $4,900 and can go as high as $88,500, while president day date watches, on average, fetch $18,868.

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.

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