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Rolex Air King Red

Rolex Air King Red Vignette Diamond Dial Diamond Bezel & Lugs Steel Watch 14000
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Air King Red Vignette Diamond Dial Diamond Bezel and Lugs Steel Watch 14000
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with Custom Red Dial, Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
This classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom made red dial, made to Rolex of Switzerland
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with Custom Finished Red Dial from 1967
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with Custom Candy Apple Red Dial 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
SERVICE COMMITMENT This classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom made candy apple red dial, made to
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King Custom Finished Red Dial Late 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 / 1002 METAL
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Exceptional Custom Red Dial 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex Air King with Custom Orange Dial, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
SERVICE COMMITMENT This classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom red dial, made to Rolex of
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Air King with a Custom Red Dial and Original Oyster Bracelet Mid 60s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Custom Orange Dial, Early 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Air King/ Reference 1003
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King With Custom Blue Dial from Early 70's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Air King / Reference 5500
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Air King with Black Finish and Custom Made Dial, Mid 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1002 METAL
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with Papers, Box, And Original Dial Ca 1970 /80's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Custom Dial, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom made dark red dial, made to Rolex of Switzerland
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual with Custom Finished Red Dial 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is the classic Air King
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Custom Made Pink Dial circa Mid 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: Length 41mm X Diameter 34mm CIRCA: Mid ...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Custom Made Tiffany Blue Dial, 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Reference 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 43mm X Diameter 35...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Lady's Stainless Steel Datejust Custom Colored Dial Wristwatch Ref 69160
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Rolex 69160 with plain bezel and Rolex Oyster band. Original Rolex dial has been refinished and custom colored a bright high lustre greenish/blue with multiple layers by the Peter Su...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with Custom Made Pink Dial, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 40mm X Diameter 34m...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Lady Oyster Perpetual Vignette Emerald Diamond Dial Emerald Diamond Bezel
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Brand : Rolex Model : Oyster Perpetual Gender : Ladies Metals : 14K Yellow Gold / Stainless Steel Case Size : 24 mm Dial : Custom Green Vignette Emerald Diamond Dial (This dial is n...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Custom Tiffany Blue Dial Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm X Diam...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Factory Original Charcoal Dial
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm ...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Vintage Steel Manual Wind Ref 6424 Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1954 Rolex Reference 6424 Wrist Watch, 36 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 piece Oyster case. Caliber 1215 Mechanical, Manual wind Nickle Lever movement, Rolex Logo Crown. New Custom Vin...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with Custom Tiffany Blue Dial 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 39mm x 34mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Custom Orange Dial 1960s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1960's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 41mm x 34mm M...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual with Custom Red Dial circa, 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1002 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1960's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 39mm X Di...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Coral Red Dial 124300
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
This Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Coral Red Dial 124300 2021 is in overall good pre-owned condition. Comes with new card. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 reference 124300 with “Coral Red...
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Coral, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Custom Finished Green Dial, 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm X Diameter 35m...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Custom Made Sage Green Dial 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1960's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 43mm X...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Lady Oyster Perpetual Green Vignette Diamond Dial Emerald Diamond Bezel
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Brand : Rolex Model : Oyster Perpetual Gender : Ladies Metals : 14K Yellow Gold / Stainless Steel Case Size : 24 mm Dial : Custom Green Vignette Diamond Dial (This dial is not origi...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Custom Green Dial, 60's / 70's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 1505 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1960's / 70's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Rolex Steel Air King Custom Dial Original Oyster Bracelet from 1980 or 1981
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
COMMITMENT This classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom made red dial, made to Rolex of Switzerland
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Air King with Black Finish and Custom Made Dial, Mid 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1002 METAL
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Wrist Watches

1942 Rolex “Sky Rocket” Total Restoration
By Rolex
Located in Raleigh, NC
A RARE ROLEX SKYROCKET SHOCKPROOF WATCH FROM THE 1940-1949 PERIOD. But first a commerical message
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

1942 Rolex “Sky Rocket” Total Restoration
1942 Rolex “Sky Rocket” Total Restoration
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Rolex Air King Red Dial Steel Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Solvang, CA
Vintage Rolex Air King red dial steel wrist watch, circa 1968. This vintage Rolex Air King wrist
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Steel Air King Custom Red Dial Original Oyster Bracelet, Early 1980's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
COMMITMENT This classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom made red dial, made to Rolex of Switzerland
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King Ref 1002 Custom Candy Apple Red Dial, Mid 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom made candy apple red dial, made to Rolex of Switzerland
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Custom Orange Dial, Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Air King/ Ref. 1003 METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Custom Orange Dial, Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Air King/ Ref. 1003 METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air King with a Custom Finished Hot Pink Dial Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual 5500 / 1002 METAL
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Perpetual Oyster with Custom Dial from 1969 or 1970
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Ref. 1002 METAL / MATERIAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Lady Datejust Steel and 18k Gold with Pink Diamond Watch and Diamond Bezel
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. MOVEMENT Rolex Automatic Self-Winding Movement. Self Winding Mechanical Movement. ADDITIONS Rolex Red
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Steel

Rolex Air King Precision Stainless Steel Ref 14010M Wristwatch, circa 2006
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Rolex Air King Precision reference 14010M with engine-turned bezel, black dial, green sticker on
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Air-King 5500, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Air-King Reference #:5500. Rolex Mens/Ladies 34mm Stainless Steel Air-King - Automatic
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Air-King Wristwatch with custom Tomato Red Dial circa 1962
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Air-King wristwatch, Ref. 1002, serial number 839,XXX, circa
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Vintage Stainless Steel Oyster-Perpetual Air-King Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Factory Grey Stick Dial 34mm in size 1968 Production
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air-King Wristwatch with Custom-Colored Dial Ref 5500
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rolex stainless steel Air-King wristwatch, Ref. 5500, circa 1980s. This beautiful classic Rolex
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Air-King Wristwatch with Lord Calvert Dial Ref 5500 circa 1978
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolex stainless steel Airking wristwatch, Ref. 5500, serial 5.6 million, circa 1978. 34mm diameter
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Wristwatch with Custom-Colored Red Dial
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Oyster Perpetual, Air-King, or Oyster Perpetual Date. This is the most popular size for women wanting a
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Wristwatch with Custom-Colored Dial
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
size man's Datejust or Day-Date President. 34mm man's Oyster Perpetual, Air-King, or Oyster Perpetual
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Airking Wristwatch with Custom-Colored Dial Ref 14000 circa 1996
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
-Date President. 34mm man's Oyster Perpetual, Air-King, or Oyster Perpetual Date. This is the most
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Lady's Stainless Steel Date Wristwatch with Custom-Colored Dial Ref 6919 circa 1972
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
watches: 36mm full size man's Datejust or Day-Date President. 34mm man's Oyster Perpetual, Air-King, or
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Airking Wristwatch circa 1982 with Custom-Colored Dial
Located in West Hollywood, CA
. Shown on a fine Italian-made red crocodile strap. This watch bears an original Rolex dial which has
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel and Rose Gold Datejust Wristwatch circa 1953
By Rolex
Located in West Hollywood, CA
man's Oyster Perpetual, Air-King, or Oyster Perpetual Date. This is the most popular size for women
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Rose Gold

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Rolex Air King Red For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact rolex air king red you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stainless steel, 18k gold and gold. Our collection of these items for sale includes 27 vintage editions and 1 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a rolex air king red 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 rolex air king red of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring diamond, from our inventory of 4, is particularly popular. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a rolex air king red, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Rolex Air King Red?

Prices for a rolex air king red can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $4,300 and can go as high as $11,350, while this accessory, on average, fetches $5,300.

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.