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Rolex Cellini 605 14 Karat Manual Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Rolex Cellini in 14k on original Rolex mesh band. Fits 6.5 inches wrist. Manual. 30 mm case size. Ref 605. Circa 1970's. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preowned Vintag...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 3131 14 Karat Manual Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual in 14k yellow gold. With sweep seconds. Ref 3131. Circa 1947. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual 3131 wa...
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Vintage 1940s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Chromium Marconi Hermetic Manual Wind Watch, circa 1930s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex / Marconi STYLE / REFERENCE: Hermetic METAL / MATERIAL: Chromium CIRCA: 1930's DIMENSIONS: 35mm X 29mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 15 Jewels DIAL / H...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Precision 4105 18 Karat Black Dial Manual Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Rolex Precision in 18k yellow gold, with custom diamond dial and gold mesh band. Manual. 30 mm case size. Ref 4105. Circa 1970s Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preowned...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Chromium Marconi Hermetic Manual Wind Watch, circa 1930s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex / Marconi STYLE / REFERENCE: Hermetic METAL / MATERIAL: Chromium CIRCA: 1930's DIMENSIONS: 35mm X 29mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 15 Jewels DIAL / H...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Enamel Inlay Octagonal Manual Watch
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Octagon METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold DIMENSIONS: 28mm X 25mm CIRCA: 1920's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Speedking Original Dial Manual Watch, circa 1952
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: 3/4 Size Precision / Oyster Speedking METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1953 DIMENSIONS: 36mm X 30mm MOVEMENT / CALIBE...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Patinated Dial Manual Watch, 1957
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 6534 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1957 / 1958 DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Precision Yellow Gold Manual winding Watch Model 9292
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Ladies Rolex Precision 14k Yellow Gold Watch Model 9292 - Manual winding. 14k yellow gold case (15mm diameter). Black dial with gold dot markers. Extra long 14k yellow gold...
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Antique 19th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Precision Vintage Steel Manual Watch 6480, circa 1942
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:6480. mechanical-hand-wind. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 3131 14 Karat Ivory Dial Manual Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:3131. Vintage Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual in 14k yellow gold. With sweep seconds. Ref 3131. Circa 1947. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certifie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Black Dial Two Register Chronograph Manual Watch
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Calatrava Style / Chronograph / Ref. 2508 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless steel DIMENSIONS: 41mm X 35mm CIRCA: 1940's MOVEMENT / C...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Speedking Original Dial Manual Watch, circa 1952
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: 3/4 Size Precision / Oyster Speedking METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1953 DIMENSIONS: 36mm X 30mm MOVEMENT / CALIBE...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Vintage 6480 Men's Manual Midsize Watch Off-White Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
ROLEX OYSTER Vintage 6480 MENS MANUAL MIDSIZE WATCH OFF WHITE DIAL 34MM
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Vintage 1950s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Cellini 4243 18 Karat White and Pink Gold Manual Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Danaos in 18k white and pink gold on a black calfskin leather strap with 18k white gold Rolex deployant buckle. Manual. 37 mm case size. Ref 4243. Circa 2005. Fine Pre-...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Bezel Vintage Manual Wind Watch/ Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rolex lady's 18k yellow gold and diamond bracelet watch with manual-wind movement, quilted, champagne dial. The oval watch head has a diamond bezel set with 22 round brilliant-cut di...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Cellini Cellinium Manual Watch Platinum and Alligator with Mother of Pearl
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This item can only be shipped within the United States. Estimated Retail Price: $19,450 Condition: Great. Moderate wear and darkening on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: N...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Striped King Midas Left-Handed Cellini Gold 4912 Manual Wind Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Rare 18k Yellow Gold and 18k White Gold Striped Pentagonal King Midas Cellini Left-Handed Vintage Gents Wristwatch, yellow and white gold striped dial, a fixed 18k yellow gold and ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Cellini Geneve 4335 Vintage 18 Karat Gold Manual Wind Square Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Geneve 4335 Vintage 18K Gold Manual Wind Square Lady's Watch
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Precision Rose Gold Cream Enamel Dial Tear Drop Lugs Manual Wind Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An 18k Rose Gold Precision Vintage Gents Wristwatch, cream enamel dial with applied hour markers, a fixed 18k rose gold smooth bezel, 18k rose gold tear drop lugs, a brown leather st...
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Vintage 1930s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Blue Dial Mid Size Manual Wind Watch, circa 1951
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Oyster 3/4 Size STYLE / REFERENCE: Round / Reference 6020 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1951 / 1952 DIMENSIONS: 36mm X 30mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Man...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Very Rare Cosmograph Daytona Big Red Steel Black Dial Manual Wind Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Very Rare Stainless Steel Oyster Cosmograph Daytona "Big Red" Vintage Gents Wristwatch, black dial with silver sub-dials and applied hour markers, 30 minute recorder at 3 0'clock, ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Cellini Orchid 18 Karat Yellow Gold Manual Champagne Dial Watch 4081 1980s
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Orchid 4081 Very Good Condition Womens Watch
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Cellini Orchid 18 Karat Yellow Gold Manual Champagne Dial Watch 4081 1980s
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Reference #:4081. mechanical-hand-wind. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Rolex Cellini 4122 18 Karat Gold Case Manual Wind Time Only Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Reference #:4122. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Rolex Queen Midas 9768 18 Karat Gold Case Manual Wind Women's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Queen Midas Reference #:9768. Pre-Owned Rolex Queen Midas, Reference: 9768, Year: 1968. mm 18k White Gold Case, 18k White Gold Bezel, Silver Dial, 18k white gold Other Bracele...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Precision Vintage Mens 1963 Manual 6426 Stainless Swiss Watch LV422
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1963 Original Collectable Rolex 6426 Oyster Precision Manual Watch in Excellent Condition. Swiss Made Classic Watch with Original silver unrestored Dial, manual wind Rolex, N...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's Rare Manual Hand-Wind 3742 Military Watch circa 1938 Swiss MS101
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's Rolex manual hand-wind military watch, c.1938, rare! Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original Rolex cream dial, applied gold dagger and Arabic numeral...
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Vintage 1930s Retro Wrist Watches

Ladies Rolex Cellini Ref 4110 18 Karat Yellow Gold Manual Wind Oval Watch, 1976
By Rolex
Located in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL
Beautiful and well-kept 18K yellow gold Rolex Cellini with an oval dial. This limited edition from approximately 1976 only had one previous owner. Everything is original on the timep...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Manual Wind Wristwatch, 1930s
By Rolex
Located in Hicksville, NY
Year: 1930s Brand: Rolex Material: 18K Yellow Gold, leather strap. Strap was added on after, and is not made by rolex. Manual Wind Dial is a bronze/gold color with light patina
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Vintage 1930s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mens Rolex Precision SS and 18 Karat Gold Manual Dress Watch, circa 1960s MA187
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic luxury, Men's Rolex Precision ref.9829 hand-wind dress watch, c.1966. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous, unrefurbished Rolex signed silver dial, applied ind...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's Ref.3742 Manual Hand-Wind Dress Watch circa 1930s Swiss MS101BLU
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, rare men's Rolex ref.3742 manual hand-wind military dress watch, c.1938. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original vintage Rolex signed cream dial, applied g...
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Vintage 1930s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Yellow Gold Presentation Manual Wristwatch, circa 1956
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company / The T. Eaton Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Eaton / 6422 METAL / MATERIAL: 14 Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA: 1956 / 1957 DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 35mm MOVEMENT ...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Men's 18k Gold & SS Art Deco Manual Dress Watch c1930s Swiss Vintage LV824
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage luxury, men's 18k & ss Rolex art deco ref.682 hand-wind, circa 1930s in immaculate, vintage condition! Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous vintage silver Role...
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Vintage 1930s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Cellini Solid 18 Karat Yellow Gold Manual Winding Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Cellini solid 18kt yellow gold manual winding wristwatch, Circa 1990's Gender: Unisex Model : Cellini Case Diameter : 27 mm Movement: Manual Winding Watchband Material: 18k...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Men's 18K Gold Rolex Cellini Geneve 3833 Manual-Wind, c.1970s Swiss LV801
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Luxury icon, men's 18k solid gold Rolex Cellini Geneve ref.3833 hand-wind, c.1970s. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous white Rolex signed dial, black Roman numeral h...
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Vintage 1970s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Precision Manual Wind Wristwatch, circa 1960s
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
18K yellow gold women's Rolex Precision, circa 1960, manual wind wristwatch, 23mm diameter, features a silvered dial with applied gold hour indexes, gold baton hands. The mechanica...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Cellini Ladies 18 Karat White Gold Manual Wind Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Firenze, IT
Cellini, Ref:3600, Serial No.131****, Sold 1963 19-jewel Cal.1600 manual wind movement, sunburst silvered dial with applied polished baton hour markers, polished baton hands, brushed...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Vintage Semi Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Manual Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Rare 18k Yellow Gold Semi Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Vintage Gents Wristwatch, silvered dial with applied hour markers, a fixed 18k yellow gold coin edge bezel, a very rare origi...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Stunning 1997 Rolex 14060 Submariner Wristwatch Box Lanyard Date Card Manuals
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Wimbledon - Furniture are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1997 Rolex Submariner no date 14060 stainless steel sports watch with original box manuals lanyard and ot...
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Royal Shock Resisting Steel Honeycomb Dial Manual Wind Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Stainless Steel Oyster Royal Shock Resisting Vintage Gents Wristwatch, honeycomb dial with applied hour markers, a fixed stainless steel smooth bezel, a black leather strap with a ...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Wristwatch, 18 Karat White Gold, with Diamonds, Manual Wind
By Rolex
Located in Berlin, DE
Rolex Ladies Wrist Watch, 18 Karat white Gold, with Diamonds. Mechanical movement (manual wind). Very good condition. Including certificate of authenticity.
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Men's Oysterdate Precision 6694 Manual-Wind c.1960s Swiss Vintage MS171TAN
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694 manual-wind dress watch, c.1969. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Rolex silver dial, applied silver indice hou...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex 5443.9 D Cellini Prince Black Dial 18 Karat White Gold Swiss Manual Wind
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Cellini Reference #:5443/9. Rolex 5443.9 D Cellini Prince Black Dial 18kt White Gold Swiss Manual Wind. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

ROLEX Men's Oysterdate Precision Ref.6694 Manual-Wind circa 1969 Swiss MS171
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's Rolex Oysterdate Precision ref.6694 manual-wind dress watch, c.1969. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Rolex silver dial, applied silver indice...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

ROLEX Men's Rare Precision 9022 Manual Hand-Wind Oversize circa 1955 MS102
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare vintage icon, men's Rolex Precision stainless steel 9022 manual hand-wind, circa 1955. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original unrestored Rolex cream dial, sign of a...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex 18K Gold Ladies Cellini 3878 Manual Hand Wind, c.1970 Swiss Luxury LV701
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless luxury, ladies 18K solid gold Rolex Cellini 3878 manual wind, c.1970. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous, original two tone dark brown Rolex Cellini signed ...
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Vintage 1970s Retro Wrist Watches

Le Coultre Men's Manual Watch 14 Karat Yellow Gold 10120 Certified Pre-Owned
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:16030. 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

ROLEX Men's 18K Gold Cellini 4084 Manual-Wind, circa 1976 Swiss Luxury LV691
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Luxurious elegance, men's midsize 18k white gold Rolex Cellini 4084 hand-wind, c.1976. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Stunning blue Rolex dial, clean non-hour marks, minu...
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Vintage 1970s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's Oyster Precision Ref.6426 Manual-Wind, c.1963 Swiss Vintage LV422TAN
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, men's Rolex Oyster Precision ref. 6426 manual hand-wind, c.1963. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous vintage silver Rolex signed dial, applied silver b...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's Rare Precision Ref.9022 Manual-Wound, circa 1950s Swiss MS102GRN
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic vintage classic, men's Rolex Precision stainless steel ref.9022 manual-wind, circa 1955. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original unrestored Rolex signed dial, mino...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies 18K Gold Cellini Ref.3878 Manual Wind c.1970 Swiss Luxury LV701TAN
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Luxurious elegance, ladies 18K solid gold Rolex Cellini ref.3878 manual wind dress watch, c.1970. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous, original two tone dark brown Ro...
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Vintage 1970s Retro Wrist Watches

Ladies Rolex Cellini 18 Karat Solid Gold Ref.3600 Manual Wind, Swiss LV976YEL
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Charming luxury, ladies 18k yellow gold Rolex Cellini Geneve ref.3600 manual wind dress watch, c.1970s. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous vintage Rolex signed golde...
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Vintage 1970s Retro Wrist Watches

Tudor by Rolex Yellow Gold Subsidiary Dial Round Dress Manual Watch
By Tudor
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Tudor by Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Round Dress METAL / MATERIAL: 9Kt. Solid Gold DIMENSIONS: 36mm X mm CIRCA: 1950's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 15 Jewels / Ma...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Rolex Men's 18 Karat Solid Gold Precision 9522 Manual Hand-Wind circa 1962 LV367
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless luxury, rare men's solid 18K gold Rolex Precision 9522 manual hand wind, c.1962. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Original clean Rolex gold dial, applied gold Role...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Wrist Watches

Omega Stainless Steel Antimagnetic Manual Wind Wristwatch Ref 2505-3
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Manual winding; 15 jewels. Rare large stainless steel case (38mm diameter). Color change dial originally silver now has beautiful golden ivory vintage patina; seconds subdial at 6 o'...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Yellow Gold Stepped Case Manual Wind Chronometer Wristwatch
Located in Dallas, TX
Manual winding. 9k yellow gold stepped case (24mm x 33mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals; subseconds at 6 o'clock position. Strap band. Pre-owned.
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tudor Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Royal manual wristwatch Ref 7934, circa 1965
By Tudor
Located in Firenze, IT
A stainless steel manually wound centre second wristwatch This Tudor wristwatch has a smart silvered dial with applied baton indexes. Unusually for this model, the dial is of non-lu...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Yellow Gold Precision Manual Wind Wristwatch Ref 4222, circa 1950s
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Brand: Rolex Model: Precision Ref: 4222 Year: 190s Material: 18k Yellow Gold Dial: Original Ivory with applied Pointy Markers Dimensions: 35mm Watch Movement: Manual Wind Bracelet/...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Stainless Steel Oysterdate Precision Manual winding Watch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oysterdate Precision Stainless Steel Watch - Manual winding. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel (30mm diameter). Silvered dial with stick markers. Stainless steel Oyster b...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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Rolex Manual Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate rolex manual watch for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Stainless Steel, this item was constructed with great care. Find an antique version now, or shop for 60 vintage or 4 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. If you’re looking for a rolex manual watch from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding a rolex manual watch for sale for men should be easy, but there are 23 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as women, too.

How Much is a Rolex Manual Watch?

The price for a rolex manual watch starts at $2,450 and tops out at $2,450 with these watches, on average, selling for $5,523.

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.