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Rolex 17013 Datejust Two-Tone Champagne Dial Quartz Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - Datejust 17013 Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 36mm Bracelet - Stainless Steel / 18k Yellow Gold Dial - Champagne Bezel - Yellow Gold Fluted ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex OysterQuartz Ref. 17013
By Rolex
Located in Princeton, NJ
Brand: Rolex Model: OysterQuartz Reference: 17013 Year: 1978 Material: 18kt Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Size: 36mm Crystal: Sapphire Bracelet: 18kt Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel
Category

Vintage 1970s Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 17013, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:17013. Rolex Datejust in 18k & stainless steel. Quartz w/ sweep seconds and date. 36 mm case size. Ref 17013. Circa 1985. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certi...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Quartz Unisex 17013 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W3690 Model: 17013 Serial: 544**** Condition: 9 - Excellent condition Age: 10th September 1969 Case Diameter: 36 mm Case Size: 36mm Box and Papers: Box Only Movement: Quartz Cas...
Category

Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 2-Tone Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 2-Tone Men's Watch 17013 - Quartz, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold fluted bezel. White dial with raised gold Roman ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 17013, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:17013. Rolex Datejust Oysterquartz 17013 Men's 14k Two-Tone Watch Buckley Dial 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watch...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz 17013, Silver Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oysterquartz Reference #:17013. Rolex Datejust 17013 Men's OysterQuartz Watch Silver Dial 18k Two-Tone 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 17013, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:17013. Rolex Datejust in 18k & stainless steel. Quartz w/ sweep seconds and date. 36 mm case size. Ref 17013. Circa 1985. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certi...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 17013, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #: 17013. Mens Quartz Watch Stainless Steel White 36 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz 17013, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oysterquartz Reference #:17013. ROLEX Oysterquartz Factory diamond Dial 17013 MENS WATCH 18k TWO TONE 36MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Wat...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 17013, Silver Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:17013. Rolex Datejust Oysterquartz 17013 Men's 14k Two-Tone Watch Buckley Dial 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz 17013, Gold Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oysterquartz Reference #: 17013. Mens Quartz Watch Stainless Steel Gold 36 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Certified Rolex Oysterquartz 17013 with Band and Gold Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oysterquartz Reference #:17013. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36mm Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bez...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. W...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted b...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 14k...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 17013 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013 box. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted be...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 14k y...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 14k y...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted b...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 14k y...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Black Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Black Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted be...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 14k y...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 14k...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Men’s Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fluted b...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Oysterquartz Datejust Wristwatch Ref 17013
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Quartz, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold fluted bezel (36 mm diameter). White dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless steel and yellow gold Oy...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Oysterquartz Datejust Wristwatch Ref 17013
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Two tone steel and 14K gold Rolex, Oysterquartz Datejust, Ref. 17013, made in 1978, is a tonneau-shaped, center seconds, water-resistant, stainless steel and 14K yellow gold quartz ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Stainless Steel

Pre-Owned Rolex Datejust Oysterquartz Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold 17013
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Rolex is the undisputed king of watchmaking with a crown logo to match. Rolex set the standard in immaculate design and precision engineering, which were virtues dear to prolific Ger...
Category

Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 17013 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 17013 Box Papers. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold flut...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Blue Dial Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Blue Dial Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold flute...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Watch 17013 Box. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold flu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 17013 Men’s Quartz Watch Champagne Dial Two-Tone SS
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oysterquartz Reference #:17013. quartz. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Black Dial Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Black Dial Mens Watch 17013. Quartz movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k yellow gold fl...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Rolex 17013 For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the rolex 17013 you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Find an antique version now, or shop for 95 vintage or 8 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Finding the perfect rolex 17013 may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 18th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re browsing our inventory for a rolex 17013, you’ll find that many are available today for men, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and women.

How Much is a Rolex 17013?

Prices for a rolex 17013 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $3,625 and can go as high as $3,625, while this accessory, on average, fetches $4,521.

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.