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Rolex Ladies President Model 179178
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies President Model 179178, Automatic winding. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (26mm diameter). Sapphire crystal. White dial with gold/luminous-type stick markers. 18...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 ( 36 mm ) . Factory Mother of Pearl Sapphire Dial. 18k ye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Bark President Gold Watch 69278
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Bark President Gold Watch 69278 - Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold with bark bezel (26 mm). Champagne dial. 18k yellow gold hidd...
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20th Century 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 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

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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

Rolex Ladies President Diamond Ruby Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Feasterville, PA
This is an authentic Rolex Presidential watch with a Rolex dial with added aftermarket diamond markers, a custom 18k yellow gold diamond and ruby bezel, a Rolex 18K yellow gold presi...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

White Gold Rolex Datejust President Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Greenwich, CT
This Rolex Datejust White Gold President, measures 26 mm in Diameter. Features a Silver Dial with Diamond markers. Date at 3 o'clock, waterproof screw-down crown. Automatic movement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Ladies Datejust 69139 President Bracelet Watch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Datejust 69139 President Bracelet - Automatic winding. 18k white gold case ( 26 mm ) . Custom Mother of Pearl Diamond dial . 18k white gold hidden clasp President brac...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies President 18k Yellow Gold 6917 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies President 18K Yellow Gold 6917 Watch - Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (26mm diameter). Champagne d...
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20th Century 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 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies President Series
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex / Lady President STYLE / REFERENCE: President / President Bracelet METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt CIRCA: 1990's DIMENSIONS: 32 X 29 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 29 Jewels DIAL ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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

Rolex Ladies 18 Karat Yellow Gold President Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Ladies Rolex President 18k yellow gold wrist watch made in 1984. Fully serviced. One of a kind dial with a permanent yellowish color. 18k yellow gold 67.2 grams Length: 6 3/8 inc...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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

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Yellow Gold

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

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

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

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies President 18 Karat Yellow Gold Watch 179178
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies President 18k Yellow Gold Watch 179178 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (26 mm ). Factory champag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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

Rolex 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

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18k Gold, 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

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Emerald Watch 69038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Emerald Watch 69038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex 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

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphires Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphires Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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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

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Yellow 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 Midsize Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Watch 279165 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Watch 279165 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k rose gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Rolex President Ladies Yellow Gold Myriad Diamond Ladies Watch 179138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Ladies Yellow Gold Myriad Diamond Ladies Watch 179138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Midsize Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 278278 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 278278 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex 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 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

Materials

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 Datejust White Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 79089
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust White Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 79089. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Rolex President Datejust 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69278. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust President 6917 18 Karat Black Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Ladies Rolex Datejust 18k on a brown crocodile strap. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 26 mm case size. Ref 6917. Circa 1979. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preowned Dress Role...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Rubies Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Rubies Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Platinum MOP Dial Diamond Ladies Watch 69136 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Platinum MOP Dial Diamond Ladies Watch 69136 Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Platinum

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President No-Date 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 67198
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President No-Date 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 67198. Automatic self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold f...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 69118
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Sapphire Ladies Watch 69118. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

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

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 Datejust Yellow Gold Anniversary Dial Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Anniversary Dial Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Lady President 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 79178
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Lady President 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 79178 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case(26mm diameter). Silver dial with factory...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Midsize Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 278288 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 278288 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

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President Rolex For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate president rolex for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect president rolex among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular piece, are consistently popular carat weights. While most can agree that any president rolex from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 168 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. 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 president rolex, as most of the options available are for men and unisex.

How Much is a President Rolex?

The price for a president rolex starts at $2,200 and tops out at $88,500 with these watches, on average, selling for $16,163.

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.