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Rolex Explorer 124270
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
NEW 2021 Rolex Explorer in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 36 mm case size. With papers
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 124270
Rolex Explorer 124270
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Rolex Explorer II 216570
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 42mm Explorer II wristwatch in Oystersteel by Rolex. Featuring a white dial with a date display
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
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Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A mens 36mm Explorer in Oystersteel by Rolex. Features a black dial with applied arabic numbers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
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Rolex Explorer II 16570
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 40mm Explorer II by Rolex in stainless steel. Features a black dial with a date aperture, a red
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 16570
Rolex Explorer II 16570
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Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A mens 36mm Explorer in Oystersteel by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with applied arabic numbers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
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Rolex Explorer II 16570
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 40mm Explorer II by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with a date aperture, a red 24 hour hand and a
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 16570
Rolex Explorer II 16570
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Rolex Explorer 36mm 124270
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 36mm Explorer crafted in Oystersteel by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with applied Arabic numbers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 36mm 124270
Rolex Explorer 36mm 124270
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Rolex Explorer II 216570
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A men's Explorer II wristwatch in Oyster steel by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with applied hour
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
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Rolex Explorer II 216570
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A men's Explorer II wristwatch in Oyster steel by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with applied hour
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
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Rolex Explorer II 216570
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A men's Explorer II wristwatch in Oystersteel by Rolex. Features a black dial with applied hour
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
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Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A mens 36mm Explorer wristwatch in Oystersteel by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with applied arabic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
Rolex Explorer 36mm 114270
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Dm 1.42 in
Rolex Explorer II 16570T
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Explorer II in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 40 mm case size. Ref 16570T
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 16570T
Rolex Explorer II 16570T
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H 1.58 in W 1.58 in
Rolex Explorer 39mm 214270
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Explorer in stainless steel with Mark 1 dial. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 39 mm case size. **Bank
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 39mm 214270
Rolex Explorer 39mm 214270
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H 1.54 in W 1.54 in
Rolex Explorer 39mm 214270
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Explorer in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 39 mm case size. Ref 214270. **Bank Wire
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 39mm 214270
Rolex Explorer 39mm 214270
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W 1.54 in L 1.54 in
Rolex Explorer Tropical Dial 1016
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 36mm, vintage Rolex Explorer in stainless steel. Featuring a distinctive rare tropical dial with
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer Tropical Dial 1016
Rolex Explorer Tropical Dial 1016
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Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 36mm Explorer crafted in stainless steel by Rolex. Features a matte black dial with arabic
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
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Rolex Explorer I NOS 114270
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An unworn NOS 36mm Explorer I in Oystersteel by Rolex. Features a black dial and the iconic smooth
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I NOS 114270
Rolex Explorer I NOS 114270
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Rolex Explorer 11 16550 1986 Collectors
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
retro looking Explorers and its modern successors. It is in fact the first five digit Explorer II which
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer 11 16550 1986  Collectors
Rolex Explorer 11 16550 1986  Collectors
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H 1.54 in W 1.54 in
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 40mm Explorer II by Rolex in stainless steel. Features a white dial with the date, a red 24-hour
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer Mark III Dial 1016
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Rolex Explorer crafted in stainless steel. Featuring a distinctive mark III matte dial with
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer Mark III Dial 1016
Rolex Explorer Mark III Dial 1016
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Rolex Explorer II Steve McQueen 1655
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An Explorer II Steve McQueen vintage wristwatch. Featuring a matte black dial with a date aperture
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570 Made in 2018, Purchase date 2019 Case Diameter: 42 mm
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 36 Oystersteel, Ref. 124270-0001
By Rolex
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pre-owned Rolex Explorer 36 wristwatch (ref. 124270-0001), featuring a self-winding automatic
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer Black Dial Oyster Bracelet 214270
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 39mm Explorer in Oystersteel from Rolex, featuring a black dial and an iconic smooth bezel. The
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer Black Dial Oyster Bracelet 214270
Rolex Explorer Black Dial Oyster Bracelet 214270
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Explorer II
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Sturdy GENDER: Male MOVEMENT: Automatic CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIAL: 39mm DIAL COLOUR: White STRAP: 50mm BRACELET MATERIAL: Stainless steel CONDITION: 8/10 MODEL NUMBER: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Watch 16570T
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
-Mint condition -Movement: Automatic -Case size: 40mm -Stainless steel -Black Dial -Date indicator -Stainless Steel -Sapphire crystal -Comes with Box, no papers
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer 1016 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Explorer 1016 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 131970 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex 216570 Explorer II White Dial Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 216570 Serial: M2983*** Year: 2010 - Now Model: Explorer II Case Material
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Explorer Super Precision Underline Dial 5500
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A vintage Rolex Explorer in stainless steel. Featuring a black gilt dial with arabic numbers, a
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II in Stainless Steel REF 16570
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Model Name: Explorer II Model Number: 16570 Model Year: Unknown Movement
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Explorer II Spider Rail Dial 16550
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A striking Explorer II by Rolex, featuring an extremely rare and sought-after "rail" dial with a
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

2002 Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel Model 16570
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel 40mm White Dial Polar Dial, Model 16570 c.2002 Throughout the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 14270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 14270. Officially certified chronometer automatic self
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer automatic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer automatic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer automatic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer automatic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex 216570 Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
The Explorer II collection is designed for adventurers and professionals who require a reliable
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex 16570 Explorer II White Stainless Steel 2003 Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 16570 Serial:Stainless Steel Year: 2003 Model: Explorer II Case Material
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 42mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 226570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II 42mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 226570. Officially certified chronometer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270. Officially certified chronometer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 14270 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 14270 Papers. Officially certified chronometer
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 14270 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 14270 Papers. Officially certified chronometer
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270. Officially certified chronometer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270. Officially certified chronometer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer II Black PVD/DLC Coated Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Explorer II Black PVD/DLC Coated Stainless Steel Watch
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 214270 Black PVD/DLC Coated Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Explorer 214270 Black PVD/DLC Coated Stainless Steel Watch
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II Black PVD/DLC Coated Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Explorer II Black PVD/DLC Coated Stainless Steel Watch Orange Numerals Bezel 216570
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I 36mm 114270 Steel Watch with Paper 2001
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Rolex Model: 114270 Year: 2001 Serial number: K2xxxxx Reference: C03541 Case: Shows sign of wear with slight polish from previous; inner case back stamped 2080 Dial: Excelle...
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial 16570 Steel Automatic Watch 1993
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Rolex Model: 16570 Year: 1993 Serial number: S9xxxxx Reference: C03462 Case: Show sign of wear w/ slight polishing from previous; inner case back stamped 16570 Dial: Excell...
Category

1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer Automatic Chronometer Black Dial Men's Watch 224270 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Silver-tone stainless steel case with a silver-tone stainless steel oyster bracelet. Fixed silver-tone stainless steel bezel. Black dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers...
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Explorer II Steve McQueen Straight Hand Watch 1655
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A vintage Explorer II Steve McQueen wristwatch by Rolex. Featuring a matte black dial with a date
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

1996 Rolex Explorer II Men's Watch White Dial Automatic 16570
By Rolex
Located in Washington Depot, CT
1996 Rolex Explorer II Men's Watch Model: 16570 Serial: T506944 Automatic movement White dial
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Stainless Steel Black Dial Ref. 124270 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Model Name: Explorer Model Number: 124270 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 36  mm
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 216570 White Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Silver-tone stainless steel case with a silver-tone stainless steel oyster bracelet. Fixed silver-tone stainless steel bezel. White dial with luminous black hands and index hour mark...
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 216570 Black Dial 42mm Stainless Steel Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 216570 Serial: 3W68H*** Year: 2014 Model: Explorer II Case Material: Stainless
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270 Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 214270 Card. Officially certified chronometer
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

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Rolex Explorer For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact rolex explorer you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Steel and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. You can easily find a 275 antique edition and 201 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect rolex explorer may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re browsing our inventory for a rolex explorer, 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 Explorer?

On average, a rolex explorer at 1stDibs sells for $9,378, while they’re typically $2,900 on the low end and $44,995 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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