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Rolex Datejust Men's Steel Watch, 1603
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Men's Steel Watch 1603 - Automatic winding . Stainless steel case with rare early
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Very Rare Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Yellow Gold Watch 1811
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Very Rare Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Yellow Gold Watch 1811 - Automatic winding; 26 jewels
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Datejust 1601 Men's Watch, Champagne Mosaic Dial, Bar No. 32, Rare
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Unveil the charm of yesteryears with this remarkable Rolex Datejust 1601, a true antique that
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Fine & Rare Rolex Royal Art-Deco c1939 S/Steel Manual 15 Jewels 30mm Mens' Watch
By Rolex
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
This fine & rare Art-Deco Rolex Royal S/Steel wristwatch, dating back to circa 1939, featuring
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date Men's 18K Gold Watch 19018
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date Men's 18K Gold Watch 19018 - Quartz; quick-set; sapphire crystal. 18k
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Oysterdate 6494 Men's Watch - Ivory Dial, Antique
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
remarkable testament to Rolex's enduring craftsmanship. This vintage, hand-wound timepiece, a rare find in
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Platinum Diamond Pave Dial Men’s Watch 116576TBR
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned. Comes with the original box and papers. Very rare piece, Impossible to find one in the
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Mens Rolex Oyster Datejust 16220 Rare Tapestry Dial Automatic 1990s RA278B
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic icon, Men's all-stainless steel Rolex Oyster Datejust ref.16220 automatic, c.1991, with
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I 214270 Blackout, Early Model, Men's Watch - Random Used
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
the legacy of exploration and precision with this Rolex Explorer I, a watch that stands as a testament
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Black Racing Dial White Gold Mens Watch 116509
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
watch incorporates machinery fully developed by Rolex (unlike its predecessors) and is part of the first
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex Air King 14000 Blue 369 White Bar - Pre-Owned Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
and precision in the world of luxury watches. This exquisite men's timepiece stands out with its
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 1600 Antique Men's Watch, Silver Bar Dial, No. 17, Vintage
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
classic men's watch, crafted with a sturdy stainless steel case and bracelet, boasts a distinctive silver
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver

Authentic Rolex Oyster Quartz Datejust 17000 Silver Bar A Men's Watch - Used
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
quartz mechanism, making it a rare and intriguing piece in the Rolex collection. The watch's design is
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Quartz, Silver, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 16234NG White Shell Dial, T Series, Used Men's Watch - Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
and luxury that have become synonymous with the Rolex brand. The exquisite white shell dial, a rare
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex Explorer I 214270 Early Model Blackout, Used Men's Watch, Random No.
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
authenticity and heritage. The Rolex Explorer I Early Model Blackout is more than a watch; it's a symbol of
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II White Polar Dial Steel Oyster Bracelet Mens Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rare single Swiss lettering on Rolex Explorer II 16570 Polar dial. The wristwatch comes in mint
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 36 36mm Ref 16014 Rare Jubilee dial anniversary dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Toronto, CA
photos carefully Band Size : Full Size fits a wrist up to approx 20.5 cm Gender: Mens Watch Condition
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Black Bar Dial, F Series, Authentic Men's Luxury Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
craftsmanship. This pre-owned men's watch, with its striking black dial, is a testament to Rolex's commitment to
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Blue Bar Dial, Y Series, Authentic Men's Luxury Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
timepiece that exemplifies the brand's commitment to precision and style. This pre-owned men's watch
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000 Men's Pink 369 White Bar X-Series Vintage Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
The Rolex Air King 14000, a classic men's watch, exemplifies the perfect blend of elegance and
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Quartz 17013 Champagne Bar Dial, N Series, Luxury Used Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
classic Rolex elegance with modern quartz technology. This pre-owned men's watch, showcasing a luxurious
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Quartz, Yellow Gold

Rolex Air King 14000M Black Bar Dial, K Series, Authentic Used Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
craftsmanship. This distinguished men's watch, with its sleek black dial and iconic Air King design, offers both
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Black Bar Dial, D Series, Authentic Men's Luxury Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Step into a world of timeless elegance with the Rolex Air King 14000M, a watch that epitomizes
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Men's Watch - Black Dial, Y-Series, Pre-Owned, Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Rolex's enduring legacy. This distinguished men's watch, renowned for its simplicity and functionality, is
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Rare Vintage Semi Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Coin Edge Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Rare 18k Yellow Gold Semi Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Vintage Men's Wristwatch, silver dial with
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Inverted 6 200 Meter Chronograph Mens Watch 16523 Box Service Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Daytona Inverted 6 200 Meter Chronograph Mens Watch 16523 Box Service Card. Officially
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Air King 14000M Black Bar Dial, K Series, Pre-Owned Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
sophistication and timeless design. This pre-owned men's watch, renowned for its elegant simplicity and
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Black Bar Dial, Y Series, Authentic Men's Luxury Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
. This pre-owned men's watch, featuring a sleek black dial, is an exceptional example of Rolex's renowned
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15210 Blue Tobi Arabia Dial Y Series Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Experience the pinnacle of precision and style with the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15210, a
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

1963 Rolex Explorer Ref 5500-1002, Cal 1530 Automatic S/Steel Mens' Watch
By Rolex
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
Fine, Very Rare & Highly Collectable Rolex Explorer ref 5500 is a timeless luxury, dating from
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Rare Day-Date Vintage Men's 18K Yellow Gold Omani Dial Bark Finish 1807
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A very rare 18k yellow gold Day-Date men's wristwatch by Rolex, produced for the Sultan of Oman
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Air King 14000 Blue 369 White Bar Dial U Series - Vintage Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Rolex's timeless craftsmanship and style. This iconic watch, renowned for its simplicity and elegance
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000 Silver Bar Dial A Series - Vintage Men's Watch, Pre-Owned
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
epitomizes the timeless sophistication of the Rolex brand. This men's watch stands out with its sleek silver
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Silver

Vintage Rolex Air King Date 5700 Silver Bar Dial, Men's Antique Watch, No. 5
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Dive into the timeless elegance of this rare vintage Rolex Air King Date, model Ref.5700, now
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000 Blue Bar Dial A Series - Classic Pre-Owned Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
model. The watch is powered by Rolex's precision automatic self-winding movement, a hallmark of the
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Blue Bar Dial, K Series, Authentic Used Men's Luxury Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
craftsmanship. This pre-owned men's watch, featuring a captivating blue dial, is a perfect example of Rolex
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Blue Dial 369 White Bar, K Serial, Pre-Owned Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Discover the elegance and timeless charm of the Rolex Air King 14000M, a watch that epitomizes
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000 Pink 369 White Bar Dial, U Series, Pre-Owned Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
suitable for daily wear. Powered by Rolex's automatic self-winding movement, this watch is a testament to
Category

Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air King 14000M Blue Dial 369 White Bar, K Serial, Men's Watch, Pre-Owned
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
Rolex's reliable self-winding movement, this watch offers precision and durability. The Air King's design
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Rare Panna Cream Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A men's wristwatch in stainless steel, by Rolex. Featuring an extremely desirable yet rare Panna
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 2000s w Rolex Pouch Automatic RJC144
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic classic, Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 automatic, c.2002, all original, unworn
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Rare Vintage Oyster Perpetual Yellow Gold 1035
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A striking mens yellow gold Oyster Perpetual by Rolex. Featuring a rare champagne dial with applied
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1960 Rolex 18k Tricolor Gold Rare Model 9665
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
originally released as a men’s dress watch in 1960, it feels very much at home on the wrist of a modern savvy
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20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

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Vintage Rolex 18 Karat Tricolor Watch Model 9665
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
originally released as a men’s dress watch in 1960, it feels very much at home on the wrist of a modern savvy
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Air King 14000M Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
style. Warranty Included: We stand by the quality of our watches. This Rolex Air King comes with a
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 1007 Automatic 1960s Vintage RJC114B
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage icon, Men's Rolex Ref.1007 Oyster perpetual automatic dress watch, c.1960s. Verified
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 1002 Automatic 1970s Vintage RA379G
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic vintage, Men's Rolex Oyster Precision ref.1002 automatic, c.1970s. Verified authentic by a
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Datejust 1603 Automatic 1970s Swiss Vintage RA226
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic classic, Men's all-stainless steel Rolex Oyster Datejust ref.1603 automatic, c.1975, all
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1505 Men's, Silver Dial Tritium, No. 66
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
distinguished men's watch features a silver dial that gracefully ages, revealing the rich history and
Category

Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Silver

Mens Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref 6694 1960s Manual Wind Vintage RJC195G
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's Rolex Oysterdate Precision ref.6694 hand-wind dress watch, c.1968. Verified
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oysterdate Precision 1960s Ref 6694 Manual Wind Swiss RJC187
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's Rolex ref.6694 Oysterdate Precision hand-wind dress watch, c.1968. Verified
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual 4392 18k Rose Gold Automatic 1940s RA362
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare collectible classic, Men's solid 18k rose gold Rolex ref.4392 Oyster Perpetual bubble back
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Mens Rolex Oysterdate Precision 1980s 6694 Diamond Dial and Bezel RA17
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694 manual wind, c.1980s. Verified authentic by a
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref 6694 Manual Wind 1960s Swiss RJC197B
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic classic, Men's Rolex ref.6694 Oysterdate Precision hand-wind dress watch, c.1964. Verified
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 1007 Automatic 1960s Vintage Swiss RJC114
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless classic, Men's Rolex Ref.1007 Oyster perpetual automatic dress watch, c.1967. Verified
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6334 Gold Capped Automatic 1960s RA321
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Luxurious classic, rare Men's Gold-Capped Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.6334 automatic dress watch, c
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Mens Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref 6694 Manual Wind 1970s Vintage RJC110B
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic icon, Men's Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694 hand-wind dress watch, c.1970s. Verified
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6550 Bombay 18k Gold Automatic 1960s RJC203G
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic luxury, Men's 18k solid gold Rolex ref.6550 "Bombe" Oyster Perpetual automatic dress watch
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 6605 36mm Automatic 1950s Swiss RA198R
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage classic, Men's Rolex Oyster perpetual 6605 Datejust automatic, c.1950s. Verified authentic
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1970s Ref 1501 Automatic Vintage RJC181S
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless classic, Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref.1501 automatic, c.1972, all original
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Rare Mens Rolex Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate rare mens rolex watch for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using gold, stainless steel and 18k gold. Our collection of these items for sale includes 708 vintage editions and 77 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a rare mens rolex watch may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. A rare mens rolex watch of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring diamond, from our inventory of 11, is particularly popular. See these pages for a baguette cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also round cut cut and single cut cut versions available here, too. When shopping for a rare mens rolex watch, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Rare Mens Rolex Watch?

Prices for a rare mens rolex watch can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $320 and can go as high as $1,131,724, while this accessory, on average, fetches $7,900.

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.

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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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.