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Rolex Day-Date 18038
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5074 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 18038 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch Dial: Champagne Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Auto...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 118205
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5030 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 118205 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Box Only Dial: Black Arabic Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Automatic Water Resis...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Day-Date 18038 18K Yellow Gold 1982 Custom MOP Diamond Dial Mens Watch
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 118239
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4995 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 118239 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Box Only Dial: Black & Diamond Markers Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Automatic ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Day-Date 18038 18K Yellow Gold 1979 Champagne Dial Automatic Men's Watch
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex 18038 Day Date Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 18038 Model: Day Date (single quick) Case Material: 18k yellow gold Case Diameter: 36mm Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Bezel: Diamond bezel with approximately 1.50ctw of...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Rolex Day-Date 36 118205
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1376 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 118205 Age: 12th June 2017 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box & Guarantee Dial: Pink Roman Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date Ref. 118235
By Rolex
Located in Princeton, NJ
18kt Rose Gold Day-Date size 36mm. Champagne diamond dial with a fluted bezel and a president bracelet. Classic Day-Date style. The date is at 3 o'clock position and the day is at th...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Day-Date 36 18038
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5072 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 18038 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch Dial: Champagne Diamond Markers Glass: Sapphire Crystal Move...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 36 18038
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5075 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 18038 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presenation Pouch Dial: Champagne Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Auto...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 36 118205
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1561 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 118205 Age: 4th Auguast 2017 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box & Guarantee Dial: Chocolate Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Mov...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date Platinum 118206
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4841 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Ref: 118206 Age: 5th May 2003 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Box, Manuals & Guarantee Dial: Blue Roman Glass: Sapphire Crystal Mov...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Certified Rolex Day-Date II 218235
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date II Reference #:218235. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rolex Day-Date President Khanjar Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
This Rolex Day-Date President, reference number 118238, features the Omani Khanjar symbol marked on the case back and box of the watch. The case is crafted from 18K Yellow Gold, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel . Very rare and unusual Factory Lapis d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold, 228238-0042
By Rolex
Located in Wilmington, DE
MODEL CASE Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold OYSTER ARCHITECTURE Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown DIAMETER 40 mm MATERIAL 18 ct yellow gold BEZEL Fluted WINDING ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex President, Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex President - Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset day/date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Black dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

1970 White Gold Rolex Presidential Day Date 1803 Wideboy Dial Spanish Day Wheel
By Rolex
Located in Hicksville, NY
Maker: Rolex Model: Day-Date Reference: 1803 Year: 1970 Case No: 3XXXXXX Material: 18k white gold Dimensions: 36 mm in diameter; 13 mm thick Lume: Yes, tritium Caliber: Automatic cal...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold, 128238-0069
By Rolex
Located in Wilmington, DE
MODEL CASE Oyster, 36 mm, yellow gold OYSTER ARCHITECTURE Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown DIAMETER 36 mm MATERIAL 18 ct yellow gold BEZEL Fluted WINDING ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18238, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18238. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1940s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 228238, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:228238. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18238, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18238. Rolex Day-Date in 18k yellow gold on a President band with gold stick dial. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and day. 36 mm case size. Ref 18238.This wat...
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. Rolex Day-Date in 18k yellow gold with custom channel set diamond bezel and custom mother of pearl diamond dial. Auto with sweep seconds, date, day. ...
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18388, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18388. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18038. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Rolex Day-Date II 40799
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date II Reference #:218349. Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date II (218349) self-winding automatic watch, features a 41mm 18k white gold case with diamond bezel surrounding a black di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18248, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18248. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18238, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18238. Rolex Day-Date in 18k gold with a custom Mother of Pearl diamond dial & custom diamond bezel. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and day. 36 mm case size....
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18038. Rolex President Day-Date 18038 Automatic Watch Diamond Bezel 18k Pyramid 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. Rolex Day-Date President in 18k with custom Italian 18k gold bracelet. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and day. Ref 1803. Circa 1969. Fine Pre-owned Role...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 118338, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:118338. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18038. Rolex Day-Date in 18k with elegant custom tapered baguette diamond dial. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and day. 36 mm case size. With box and papers. ...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18038. Rolex Day-Date 18038 Men Automatic Diamonds Bezel Watch MOP Dial 18K Gold 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Wat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
REF W2809 MODEL NUMBER 1803 SERIAL NUMBER 326**** CONDITION 8.5 - Good condition GENDER Unisex AGE 1972 CASE DIAMETER 36 mm CASE SIZE 36mm BOX & PAPERS Box, manuals & guarant...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case ( 36 mm ) . Factory Mother of Pearl Sapphire Dial. 18k ye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date13920, Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18238. Rolex Day-Date President 18238 Mens Automatic Watch White Dial 18K YG 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18038. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date President Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic movement, 31 jewels, Quickset day/date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold with fluted bezel, 36mm diameter. Black dial with baton markers. 18k yellow gold President hidden-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. Rolex Day-Date 1803 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18K YG Florentine Finish 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Rolex Day-Date II39599
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date II Reference #:218235. Add decadence to your watch collection with this limited-edition Arabic “wave” Rolex in the Day-Date collection. It has a 41mm rose gold cas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18248, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18248. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. __MISSING__. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 118206, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:118206. men's platinum, Rolex, Day-Date 118206, automatic self wind. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Rolex Day-Date II40199
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date II Reference #:218238. Introduced in 2008 the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II made its impact on the watch world both with impressive size and the legacy that the Rolex D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 18038, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18038. Rolex Day-Date President in 18k yellow gold with custom Mother of Pearl diamond dial, custom diamond and ruby bezel, custom diamond lugs and custom ...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. Rolex Day-Date in 18k rose gold on custom band with Champagne colored dial set with yellow gold stick hour markers. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and d...
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Rolex Day-Date 44280, Black Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18206. Rolex Day -Date President in platinum with genuine diamond lugs & genuine rhodium Myriad diamond dial with luxury custom diamond bezel. Auto w/ swee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 1803, Champagne Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:1803. Rolex President Day-Date 1803 Papers Automatic Vintage Watch Wide Boy 18K 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date Tridor Set of 4 Watches 18239
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
This is a set of four incredibly rare Rolex Day-Date timepieces that are presented on iconic Tridor bracelets. The Rolex Tridor bracelet was introduced in late 1980s, as the brand’s ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, White Gold

Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case and fluted bezel (36mm diameter). White dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date Platinum 218206 Watch
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Day-Date18804, Gold Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18238. Rolex Day-Date 18238 Mens Automatic Watch 18K Yellow Gold MOP Blue Dial 36mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Watch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date Platinum 218206 Watch
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...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Day-Date President Day Date Diamond Rare Dial and Bezel Gents Watch Ref 18
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage in like new condition and highy Collectable Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date President 18038 Mens Watch CIRCA 1988. 36 mm 18k yellow gold case Rare Rolex Blue Dial with Fa...
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Vintage 1980s Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President - Model 118206, Day-Date - Men's platinum wristwatch (36mm diameter) with sapphire crystal and smooth bezel. Silver dial with raised stick markers. Platinum hidden cl...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Day-Date 18 Karat Yellow Gold 18238
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: W5219 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Reference: 18238 Age: Circa 1995 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box and Service Papers Dial: Champagne Diamond Markers Glass...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex White Gold Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 1803
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
18K white gold Rolex Day-Date wristwatch, Ref. 1803, circa 1987, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant. The 36mm case has a fluted bezel, screwed-down back and crown, and ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, White Gold

Certified Authentic Rolex Day-Date 19056, Gold Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18078. Time capsule kept! Rolex Day-Date President in 18k with original bark finish band and bezel with gold tapestry dial. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Rolex Day-Date23639 Gold Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18235. Make an impressive statement on your wrist with the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 18 kt. Rose gold, the timepiece of important people. Crafted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Rolex Day-Date16799 White Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18238. The Rolex Day Date is so named because it is the first of its kind to display the date and the day of the week. This statement piece from Rolex feat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rolex Day Day For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the rolex day day 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 Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. Find an antique version now, or shop for 191 vintage or 69 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. You’re likely to find the perfect rolex day day among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. A rolex day day can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 30 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. 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 baguette cut alternatives. When shopping for a rolex day day, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Rolex Day Day?

Prices for a rolex day day can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $8,695 and can go as high as $8,695, while this accessory, on average, fetches $20,625.

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.