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Rolex Wimbledon Datejust Oyster Bracelet Model 126300
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Watch comes with box and card. Also has original tags. Excellent condition. 2019 Wimbledon 41mm Model 126300
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Rolex Datejust 126300 Stainless Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 41 mm case size. With box and papers. Ref 126300. Circa 2017. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preowned Classi...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel 126300-0003
By Rolex
Located in Wilmington, DE
MODEL CASE Oyster, 41 mm, Oystersteel OYSTER ARCHITECTURE Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown DIAMETER 41 mm MATERIAL Oystersteel BEZEL Smooth WINDING CROWN ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Stainless Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 41 mm case size. Unused with papers. Ref 126300. Circa 2020. **Bank wire only at this price** Fine Unused Rolex ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Stainless Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 41 mm case size. With papers. Ref 126300. Circa 2020. **Bank wire only at this price** Fine Unused Rolex Watch. ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel/Jubilee Bracelet / 126300-0016
By Rolex
Located in Wilmington, DE
MODEL CASE Oyster, 41 mm, Oystersteel OYSTER ARCHITECTURE Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown DIAMETER 41 mm MATERIAL Oystersteel BEZEL Smooth WINDING CROWN ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust 41 black dial in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 41 mm case size. Unused with papers. Ref 126300. Circa 2020. **Bank wire only at this price** Fine Un...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 126300 New 2020 Blue Dial Men's Watch Box&P
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust 126300 New 2020 Blue Dial Men's Watch 41mm Box&P
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Rolex Datejust Steel Silver Index Dial Smooth Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre-Owned Mint condition. Comes with the manufacturer's box and papers. 2019 Card. Backed by a 1-year warranty provided by Chronostore. Brand Rolex Color Silver Department Men Model ...
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Rolex Datejust Steel White Roman Dial Smooth Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Watch is in flawless never been worn condition. New Style Green Card. White Roman Dial. Date Indicator. Comes with Original Box and Papers. Covered By 3 Year Chronostore Warranty. De...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Dark Rhodium Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round sha...
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Rolex Datejust 41 White Dial Steel Men's Watch 126300 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 White Dial Steel Mens Watch 126300 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Blue Dial Steel Men's Watch 126300 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 126300 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Blue Dial Jubilee Bracelet Steel Men’s Watch 126300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 Blue Dial Jubilee Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 126300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter....
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Rolex Datejust 41 White Dial Steel Men's Watch 126300 Box Card Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 White Dial Steel Mens Watch 126300 Box Card Unworn. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Bkio Black Index Dial Steel Automatic Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
(19543) This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 bkio is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Blij Blue Index Dial Steel Automatic Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
(19537) This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 blij is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Custom Diamonds 20 Carat Steel Automatic Men Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape face, ...
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Rolex Datejust 126300 New Rhodium Dial Men's Watch Box and Paper, 2020
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust 126300 New Rhodium Dial Men's Watch 41mmm Box&Paper 2020
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Rolex Datejust 41 Grey Dial Domed Bezel Steel Men's Watch 126300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 Grey Dial Domed Bezel Steel Mens Watch 126300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Role...
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Rolex Datejust 41 White Dial Steel Men's Watch 126300 Box Card Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 White Dial Steel Mens Watch 126300 Box Card Unworn. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Blue Roman Dial Jubilee Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Blue Roman Dial Jubilee Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Wio White Index Dial Steel Automatic Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
(19547) This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 wio is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round s...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Blio Blue Index Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
(19561) This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 blio is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Blue Dial Jubilee Bracelet Steel Men's Watch 126300 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 Blue Dial Jubilee Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 126300 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diamete...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Custom Diamonds 20Ct White Stick Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Custom Diamonds 20ct White Stick Dial Automatic Watch This pre-owned Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automati...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex 126300 Datejust Black Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 126300 Model: Datejust Case Material: Stainless Steel Case Diameter: 41mm Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire Bezel: Smooth fixed stainless steel bezel Dial: Black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex 126300 Stainless Steel Datejust with Diamond Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Model: Datejust Model number: 126300 Size: 41mm Movement: Automatic Case Material: Steel Bracelet Material: Steel Gender: Men's watch/Unisex Movement: Automatic Diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 41 126300
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1621 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Ref: 126300 Age: 16th March 2018 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box & Guarantee Dial: Silver Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movemen...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch 126300-0012
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
The Rolex Datejust 41, reference number 126300-0012, is a member of the renowned “Datejust” collection. The watch boasts a 41 mm stainless steel case fitted with a smooth stainless ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel 126300
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Ref: W007014 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: DateJust Model Ref: 126300 Age: 14th September 2019 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box & Guarantee Dial: Blue Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Move...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel Gents 126300
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1231 Model Number: 126300 Serial Number: 10Z***** Condition: 10 - Unworn Condition Age: 19th October 2017 Case Size: 41mm Box and Papers: Box & Guarantee Movement: Automatic...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust II Men's Stainless Steel 126300
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust II Men's 41mm Stainless Steel 126300 - Automatic winding, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel (41mm diameter). White dial with luminous markers. S...
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Rolex Datejust II 41 Stainless Steel 126300 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W6309 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: DateJust II Model Ref: 126300 Age: 2nd May 2019 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Holder & Bezel Guard Dial: Blue Baton...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust II 41 Stainless Steel 126300 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM2244 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust II Model Ref: 126300 Age: 24th February 2018 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Holder, Bezel Guard & Swing Ta...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 126300, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #: 126300. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Blue 41 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust II 40 Stainless Steel 126300 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM2242 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust II Model Ref: 126300 Age: 9th November 2017 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Bezel Guard & Swing Tags Dial: Blue...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Automatic Wristwatch Ref 126300
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1233 Model Number: 126300 Serial Number: 89D***** Condition: 10 - Unworn Condition Age: 18th October 2017 Case Size: 41mm Box and papers: Box and Guarantee Movement: Automat...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 126300, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #: 126300. Mens Swiss Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Blue 41 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust II Automatic Wristwatch Ref 126300
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust II Men's 41mm Stainless Steel 126300 - Automatic winding, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel (41mm diameter). Rhodium dial with luminous markers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Steel Blue Roman Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

  • Rolex Datejust Steel Blue Roman Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
  • Rolex Datejust Steel Blue Roman Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
  • Rolex Datejust Steel Blue Roman Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
  • Rolex Datejust Steel Blue Roman Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
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H 0.48 in. W 0.83 in. Dm 1.62 in.
Rolex Datejust 41 Sio 126300 Stainless Steel Automatic Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
(17382) This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel Smooth Bezel Watch Ref. 126300
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock Case: round 41mm stainless steel case, Stainless Steel smooth bezel, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, Stai...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Rhodium Index Dial Men's Watch 126300RSO
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Datejust 126300RSO is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round sh...
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  • Rolex Datejust Steel Rhodium Index Dial Men's Watch 126300RSO
  • Rolex Datejust Steel Rhodium Index Dial Men's Watch 126300RSO
  • Rolex Datejust Steel Rhodium Index Dial Men's Watch 126300RSO
  • Rolex Datejust Steel Rhodium Index Dial Men's Watch 126300RSO
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H 0.52 in. W 0.83 in. Dm 1.62 in.
Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel White Roman Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel Black Index Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape face, da...
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Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel White Roman Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This New Without Tags Rolex Datejust 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a rou...
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Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel White Roman Dial Automatic Men’s Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This New Without Tags Rolex Datejust 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a rou...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Black Dial Steel Men's Watch 126300 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126300 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Dark Rhodium Dial Jubilee Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This display model Rolex Datejust 41 126300-RHOSJ is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a...
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  • Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Dark Rhodium Dial Jubilee Men's Watch 126300
  • Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Dark Rhodium Dial Jubilee Men's Watch 126300
  • Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Dark Rhodium Dial Jubilee Men's Watch 126300
  • Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Dark Rhodium Dial Jubilee Men's Watch 126300
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H 0.48 in. W 0.83 in. Dm 1.62 in.
Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel Blue Dial Automatic Mens Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This New Without Tags Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Steel White Roman Dial Jubilee Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round sh...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Blio Blue Index Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
(19561) This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 blio is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Black Sticks Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round sh...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Grey Dial Green Numerals Steel Men's Watch 126300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 41 Grey Dial Green Numerals Steel Mens Watch 126300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement with quickset date. Stainless steel case 4...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Steel Silver Index Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126300 sij
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 sij is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a roun...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Black Sticks Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Men's Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round sh...
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Rolex Datejust 41 126300 Sij Silver Index Dial Steel Automatic Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
(19562) This brand new Rolex Datejust 41 126300 sij is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round s...
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Rolex Datejust 41 Stainless Steel Black Index Dial Automatic Men’s Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Datejust 41 126300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round sha...
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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.


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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.