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Elegant 1964 Rolex 1803 President Day-Date Rose Gold 18k
By Rolex
Located in Munich, DE
wooden rolex box and some rolex accessories. worldwide insured shipping !
Category

1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Gold

Rolex Grey Marble Bowl 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Munich, DE
Marble bowl marked with golden letters by Rolex in excellent vintage condition made in the 1970s.
Category

1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Marble

Retro Rolex Grey Marble Bowl 1970s
Rolex Grey Marble Bowl 1970s
H 1.19 in W 13.78 in D 7.09 in
Rare Rolex 9k Gold Travel Clock c. 1940s
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Journey Through Time: A Rare Rolex 9k Gold Travel Clock (Circa 1940s) Embark on a voyage of
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Mid-20th Century Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

9k Gold

Vintage Rolex Gilt Brass Painted Horseshoe-Shaped Desk Clock C1960
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Rolex. A Gilt Brass Painted Horseshoe-shaped Desk Clock, La Hora Al Secundo with Original Wooden
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Brass

Pen Holder Desk by Fontana Arte for Rolex Shop Dealer, 1960s
By Fontana Arte, Rolex
Located in taranto, IT
Extremely rare complete desk pen holder from the 1960s, Fontana Arte production for Rolex
Category

1960s Italian Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Glass

Vintage Rolex Dealer's Quote Pad, Swiss, Leather Bound, Notebook Slip, Late 20th
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage Rolex dealer's quote pad. A Swiss, leather bound notebook slip, dating to the
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Leather

Rolex 14K Gold Tank Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
opulence to its design, making it a timeless accessory. Experience the charm of a bygone era with the Rolex
Category

1980s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

14k Gold

Retro Rolex 14K Gold Tank Watch
Rolex 14K Gold Tank Watch
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H 0.99 in W 0.44 in
Rolex Air-King Reference 5500
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
versatile and coveted accessory. Brand: Rolex
 Item Number: 132-90-4068
 Condition: Very Good, Fully
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Retro Rolex Air-King Reference 5500
Rolex Air-King Reference 5500
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Dm 1.34 in
Rolex Oyster Date Reference 6694
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This vintage Rolex Oysterdate reference 6694 is from 1978 and remains a timeless classic suitable
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Retro Rolex Oyster Date Reference 6694
Rolex Oyster Date Reference 6694
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Dm 1.34 in
Rolex Datejust Steel-Gold 36mm
By Rolex
Located in Berlin, BE
and majestic Rolex Datejust steel gold 36mm, a timepiece that embodies the epitome of luxury from the
Category

1970s Swiss Aesthetic Movement Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel-Gold 36mm
Rolex Datejust Steel-Gold 36mm
H 0.48 in W 1.34 in Dm 1.42 in
Rolex Datejust 36 Quickset Reference 16014
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
The Rolex 16014 is a refined timepiece that embodies the timeless elegance and superior
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1970s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Reference 1500
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
a versatile and coveted accessory. Brand: Rolex
 Item Number:132-90-4016
 Condition: Very Good
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Reference 1500
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
style, making it a versatile and coveted accessory. Brand: Rolex
 Item Number: 132-90-4065
 Condition
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Reference 1500
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
a versatile and coveted accessory. Brand: Rolex
 Item Number: 132-90-4070
 Condition: Very Good
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Reference 1500
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
a versatile and coveted accessory. Brand: Rolex
 Item Number: 132-90-4067
 Condition: Very Good
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Ladies Vintage Rolex Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ladies vintage Rolex yellow gold wristwatch, circa 1950s. The Ladies Vintage Rolex Yellow Gold
Category

1950s Swiss Modern Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Two-Tone 36mm Estate Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
is an elegant, sophisticated accessory. Rolex Date 36mm Estate Watch. Brushed with Polished 904L
Category

1990s Retro Rolex Accessories

Rolex Datejust 36 Quickset Blue Dial Steel Bezel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
The Rolex 16220 is a distinguished timepiece that embodies the essence of luxury and precision
Category

1990s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel

Rolex Daytona Blue Cosmograph Ref. #6239, Circa 1966
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Vintage Rolex Daytona Blue Cosmograph 6239 Circa 1966 Description / Condition: All watches have
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Retailer Bevel Edged Table Top Mirror
By Rolex
Located in Portlaoise, IE
Rolex. A must have accessory for a watch connoisseur or collector. Remnants of a sticker on the reverse
Category

1980s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Leather, Mirror

Rolex Reference 18038 Day-Date 36 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
The Rolex reference 18038 is an emblem of timeless elegance and precision engineering within the
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 31 Tridor 18K Yellow, White, and Rose Gold
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
The Rolex 68279BIC Tridor with tri tone presidential bracelet is a distinguished timepiece that
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1980s Swiss Retro Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial 16570 Steel Automatic Watch 1993
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Rolex Model: 16570 Year: 1993 Serial number: S9xxxxx Reference: C03462 Case: Show sign of
Category

1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Original Vintage Rolex Swiss-Made Green Stitched Leather Display Mirror
By Rolex
Located in East Hampton, NY
accessory for Rolex connoisseurs.
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Leather, Mirror

Rolex Submariner 16610 Creamy Date with paper Steel Automatic Watch, 1990
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Accessories: Rolex Original Punched Guarantee from Cathay Watch Co Ltd from Hong Kong Our company guarantee
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1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Early Submariner Matte Dial 5513 Steel Automatic Watch, 1968
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 5513 Year: 1968 Serial number: 24xxxxx Reference: C03860; C03694 Case
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II White Dial Creamy 16570 Steel Automatic Watch 1995
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Rolex Model: 16570 Year: 1995 Serial number: W6xxxxx Reference: C03507 Case: Show sign of
Category

1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Sea-Dweller Rail Dial 1665 Steel Automatic Watch 1978
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1665 Year: 1978 Serial number: 57xxxxx Reference: C03431 Case: Show
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Milgauss Anti-Magnetic Tropical Honeycomb Dial 6541 Automatic Watch 1958
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
daylight photos Bracelet: Rolex Small Swiss Rivet Bracelet w/ 11 links Accessories: None, Watch Only
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1950s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Yellow Gold Triple Date Calendar Moonphase Automatic Watch 8171, 1950
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 8171 Year: 1950 Serial number: 71xxxx Reference: OT1852 The Rolex
Category

1950s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer 14K Yellow Gold Ref. # 1002 1974 "Mint Shape"
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Suede with Rolex Buckle Water resistant: No Accessories: No. No original box, however a new watch box
Category

1970s Modern Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster Very Flat "Officially Certified" 18K Yellow Gold Ref. # 6512 "Rare"
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
: 33 mm Strap / Band: New Crocodile 19 mm with Rolex Gold Plated Buckle Water resistant: No Accessories
Category

1950s Swiss Modern Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Sea-Dweller Submariner Creamy 16600 Steel Automatic Watch w/Paper, 1991
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
: 93160 Oyster Bracelet with 13 links; SEL end links & clasp code R9 Accessories: Original Rolex Punched
Category

1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Glossy Gilt Explorer Dial 5513 Steel Automatic Watch, 1964
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 5513 Year: 1964 Serial number: 11xxxxx Reference: C03610 Many have
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oysterdate Precision Silver Dial Manual Wind 6694 Steel Watch, 1971
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 6694 Year: 1971 Serial number: 29xxxxx Reference: C03581 Case: 34mm
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II 1655 Steel Automatic Watch, 1972
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1655 Year: 1972 Serial number: 35xxxxx Reference: C02290; C03655 Case
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Precision Big Bubbleback 6028 Steel Automatic Watch, 1952
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 6028 Year: 1952 Serial number: 84xxxx Reference: OT1575 Case: 36mm
Category

1950s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steve McQueen Explorer II #1655 Straight Hand Steel Automatic Watch, 1971
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: Explorer II Year: 1971 Serial number: 327xxxxx Reference: #1655 Case
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Precision Manual Wind Steel Blue Dial 6426 Watch 1972
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 6426 Year: 1972 Serial number: 37xxxxx Reference: C03669 Case: 34mm
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I Steel 14270 “Swiss” Only Automatic Watch with Paper, 1998
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Rolex Model: 14270 Year: 1998 – 1999 Serial number: A6xxxxx Reference: C03543 Case: Shows
Category

1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi Black Dial Creamy 16700 Steel Automatic Watch 1996
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Rolex Model: 16700 Year: 1996 Serial number: T6xxxxx Reference: OT1971 Case: Show sign of
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1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Submariner with Date Matte Dial 1680 Steel Automatic Watch, 1978
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
: Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet w/ 10 Links; End Link 580 & Clasp Code J 9 Accessories: None, Watch Only
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1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Matte Dial 5513 Steel Automatic Watch and Paper Tag, 1970
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Folded Bracelet w/ 12 links; end links 280 & clasp code 1 72 Accessories: Original Rolex Written
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1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 14K YG Yellow Gold White Dial 1601 Automatic Watch, 1964
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1601 Year: 1964 Serial number: 12xxxxx Reference: C03902 Case: 14K
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Rolex Submariner Matte Dial with Date 1680 Creamy Steel Automatic Watch, 1974
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Bracelet: Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet w/ 11 Links; End Link 580 & Clasp Code 1 76 Accessories: None, Watch
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steve McQueen Explorer II 1655 Straight Hand Steel Automatic Watch, 1972
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1655 Year: 1972 – 1973 Serial number: 30xxxxx Reference: C03867 Case
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex 36mm Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Pyramid Dial 16018 Automatic Watch, 1978
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 16018 Year: 1978 Serial number: 58xxxxx Reference: C03900 Case: 18K
Category

1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Rolex Steel Killy Triple Date Calendar Chronograph Manual 6036 Watch, 1954
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 6036 Year: 1954 Serial number: 94xxxx Reference: C03647; C03786 Jean
Category

1950s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Vintage Submariner Single Red Matte Dial 1680 Steel Automatic Watch, 1970
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1680 Year: 1970 Serial number: 29xxxxx Reference: C03865 Case: Show
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1970s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner No Date Steel 14060 Automatic Watch with Paper Tag 1990
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
& clasp code P4 Accessories: Original Rolex Punched Guarantee dated 12 Jul 1991 from Zurich Watch Co. LTD
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1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Vintage Ladies Rolex Precision 18K Ref. #2604 1950's Champagne Dial, Cal. # 1400
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Vintage Ladies Rolex Precision 18K Ref. # 2604, 1950's Champagne Dial, Cal. # 1400 Description
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1950s Swiss Modern Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Black Dial 16220 Watch w/Paper & Tag, 1993
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
hands Bracelet: Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet w/ 20 links; end links 555B & clasp code S6 Accessories
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1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona 18K Yellow Gold White Dial 16528 Cosmograph Chronograph Watch 1997
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Links; SEL end links & Clasp Code U2 Accessories: Rolex Service Guarantee Card dated 2015/06/04 from
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1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Killy Triple Date Calendar Chronograph 6036 Steel Manual Wind Watch, 1954
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 6036 Year: 1954 Serial number: 94xxxx Reference: OT1522 Jean Claude
Category

1950s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II Coke Black Tritium Dial 16710 Steel Automatic Watch, 1997
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
code Z6 Accessories: Original Rolex Punched Guarantee dated 27 Dec 1997 from Chow Tai Fook Jewellery
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1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II Black Creamy Dial 16570 Steel Automatic Watch with Paper 1995
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
: 78360 Oyster Bracelet with 12 links, 501B end links & clasp code V1 Accessories: Rolex Punched
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1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Vintage Submariner Single Red Meter First 1680 Steel Automatic Watch, 1969
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1680 Year: 1969 Serial number: 22xxxxx Reference: C03596 Case: Show
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel 34mm Oyster Perpetual Date Grey Dial 1500 Automatic Watch, 1969
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1500 Year: 1969 Serial number: 20xxxxx Reference: C03481 Case: 34mm
Category

1960s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Rare Original Charcoal Dial, 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1500 METAL
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1960s Swiss Modernist Retro Rolex Accessories

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Blue Roman Dial 16220 Watch w/ Paper, 1993
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 16220 Year: 1993 Serial number: S6xxxxx Reference: C03974 Case: 36mm
Category

1990s Swiss Retro Rolex Accessories

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

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Retro Rolex Accessories For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of retro rolex accessories for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of stainless steel, steel and gold, these items were constructed with great care. Our collection, which features older pieces for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century, has proven very popular over the years. contemporary are consistently popular styles when it comes to retro rolex accessories. Many examples in our inventory of these items are appealing no matter their origins, but Rolex and Tudor produced popular versions that are worth a look. While most can agree that any pick from our collection easily elevates most outfits, but the choice of diamond versions from the 10 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. A selection of square cut and round cut can be found today on these pages. There aren’t many items for men in our collection of retro rolex accessories, as most of the options available are for women.

How Much are Retro Rolex Accessories?

Prices for retro rolex accessories start at $274 and top out at $480,000 with these watches, on average, selling for $14,750.

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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Most Rolex watches use a Perpetual rotor which means that they do not need winding if worn regularly. If you have not worn your watch in some time, you can manually wind it by unscrewing the crown to the winding position and turning it clockwise about 20 times. Make sure to screw the crown back into place after winding 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, you can wear a Rolex every day. This durable and high-quality timepiece is meant to withstand everyday use and wear. Shop a large collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Rolex made the Oysterquartz watch starting in the 1970s. Not many were made, with around an estimated 25,000 models making it to market. Shop a range of expertly vetted Rolex watches from top boutiques worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Rolex joined the quartz movement popular in the 1960s and 1970s. The first Rolex quartz watch was the Date 5100. The company then released the Oysterquartz Datejust and the Oysterquartz Date-Date models. Very few Date 5100s were released, and the Oysterquartz models were only produced for 25 years. Find a collection of expertly vetted Rolex watches, including rare Oysterquartz models, from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, all Rolex products have a serial number. You can find it engraved along the side closest to the six o’clock mark. If your Rolex is missing a serial number, it is likely not authentic. On 1stDibs you can shop a wide range of expertly vetted Rolex products from some of the best boutiques around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch is powered by a Perpetual rotor that captures the energy of your body’s movement and uses it to keep your watch running. You can also wind up a Rolex if you haven’t been wearing it for a while. Shop the collection of authenticated Rolex timepieces available from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Most Rolex watches work thanks to a perpetual rotor found inside. Every time you move your wrist, this rotor glides back and forth, creating kinetic energy. That energy moves into the mainspring of the watch to power the timepiece, eliminating the need for winding as long as the watch is being worn. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A contemporary Rolex Yacht Master costs around $11,000. However, a vintage model can cost up to $30,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To clean a Rolex watch, wipe it all over periodically with a soft, dry microfiber cloth. For deeper cleaning, you can wash their metal bracelets and cases with warm water and mild dish or hand soap. Use a leather cleaner product to clean leather straps on Rolex watches. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex made its mark on the world in 1910, and in the 100-plus years since, the Bienne, Switzerland-based brand has focused on making some of the highest quality watches in the world, with trademark chronometric precision. Find authentic vintage and new Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you adjust a Rolex band depends on the style. Submariner and SeaDweller watches feature Glidelock clasps that allow you to adjust the size 2 mm at a time simply by opening the bracelet and sliding it back and forth. Other watches use an Easylink comfort extension link which allows you to adjust the length by 5 mm without any special tools. Check the user manual of your specific watch for more detailed instructions. You’ll find a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Adjust a Rolex by twisting the crown at the side counter-clockwise to unscrew it, then gently pull it out three notches to its third position. Twist it clockwise to set the time. Push the crown in until it clicks to its second position. Turn it clockwise to set the date. Push it all the way back in and screw it in in a clockwise direction to secure it and re-waterproof the watch. Browse a range of Rolex timepieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Insert a Rolex spring bar tool into the lug holes, or alternatively, the gaps for the spring bars at the end of the band. Gently retract the spring bar by pressing it with the tool until the band dislodges. Put the new band onto the spring bar. Line up the spring bar with the lugs and use the tool to navigate it into place until it clicks securely. Browse for authenticated Rolex timepieces and bands on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Designed with world travelers in mind, the Rolex Sky-Dweller can be purchased through Rolex directly as well as through authorized retailers and resellers, including 1stDibs. It’s important to purchase from a vetted seller or vendor to ensure authenticity. While Rolex has at times inspired knockoffs, 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    One of the cheapest Rolex watches is the Oyster Perpetual, which usually costs around $5,000. This model is made of oystersteel, an affordable type of steel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The way a Rolex bracelet fits is a matter of preference. For a comfortable fit, Rolex recommends leaving the bracelet loose enough to allow for the wrist expansion that comes with warmth but snug enough to avoid sliding. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Presidential Rolex is a nickname for the Rolex Day-Date watch. When it debuted in 1956, the timepiece stood out as the only one that showed both the date and day of the week on its dial. The watch got its nickname when President Lyndon B. Johnson wore a Day-Date watch made of yellow gold in 1965. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex Day-Date watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Paul Newman Rolex is a Rolex Daytona 6239 that was owned by Paul Newman, who wore it many times during his racing career — Newman began racing professionally in 1972 and is said to have worn the watch every day, both on and off the track. The ruggedly handsome star was captured in countless paparazzi and publicity photos seemingly never without the same beloved Daytona. The back was engraved with the phrase, “Drive Carefully Me.” Search a collection of authenticated Rolex watches from top boutiques worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Daytona is a wristwatch designed with race car drivers in mind. Named after the Daytona 500, the watch measures elapsed time and calculates average speed. Find a selection of Rolex Daytona watches and other styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Masterpiece is a special-edition Rolex Day-Date with a larger face. Due to their exclusive nature, the Rolex Masterpiece is one of the most coveted styles of watches. Find a selection of Rolex Masterpiece watches and other styles on 1stDibs.