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Rolex Oyster Date Precision Stainless Steel Men's Wristwatch Ref 6066
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century all original, 1951 Rolex stainless steel oyster date precision wristwatch. Red date wheel. Original ruby steel riveted oyster band. Unpolished, minor scratches to case an...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Automatic Grey Stick Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Automatic Grey Stick Dial Watch SKU: WA00022 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL Country of Origin: Switzerland...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Automatic Grey Slate Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Automatic Grey Slate Dial Watch SKU: WA00024 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL Country of Origin: Switzerland...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual Date 1501 Stainless Steel Engine-Turned Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Model #1501 Model: Oyster Perpetual Serial #17483XX Year: 1967 Movement #1570 Movement Serial #D9789XX Brushed Stainless Steel Case w/ Engine- Turned Bezel 34 mm in Diameter Lug to ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16013 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16013 men's watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne linen dial with gold luminous hands and index hour markers. Date...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner Date Mens Oyster Model 116610
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a reference among divers’ watches; it is the watch that unlocked the deep. Launched in 1953, the Submariner was the first divers’ wristwatch waterp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2-Tone Mens Watch 67483
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2-Tone 31 MM Mens Watch 67483 - Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold bezel ( 31mm) . Silver dia...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Date Oyster Perpetual Men's Watch 115200
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Date Oyster Perpetual Men's Watch 115200 - 115200. Stainless Steel ( 34 mm ) Smooth bezel. White dial with luminous hour markers. Oyster bracelet with deployant buckle. Pre-own...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Date Oyster Perpetual Men's Watch 115200
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Date Oyster Perpetual Men's Watch 115200 - Automatic winding. Stainless Steel ( 34 mm ) Smooth bezel. White dial with luminous hour markers. Oyster bracelet with deployant buck...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Grape dial with lu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Custom Blue Mothe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Blue Dial Mens Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Steel Blue Dial Mens Watch 116000. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Grape Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Grape Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Grape dial w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 114300
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 114300. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 114270 Men's Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 114270 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case with smooth bezel. Black dial with Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions hour markers. Minute ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116234 Blue Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116234 men's watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K white gold fluted bezel. Blue dial with steel hands and steel Roman numeral hour markers. Minute ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14060M Submariner No Date Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Submariner No Date 14060M. 40mm stainless steel case with unidirectional stainless steel bezel with black bezel insert. Black Dial with luminous Mercedes hands and luminous ind...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's 2-Tone Watch Ref 6582 Zephyr
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Mens 2-Tone Watch Ref 6582 - Automatic. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold with Astral bezel ( 34 mm ). Silver dial with dot hour markers. Brown alligator str...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Oyster Steel Men's Watch 126334-0013
By Rolex
Located in Banbury, GB
126334 126334-0013 OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST 41 MEN'S AUTOMATIC LUXURY WATCH - With Manufacturer Serial Numbers - Swiss Made - Dark Rhodium Grey Dial - Index Hour Markers - 60 Seco...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Men's Stainless Steel Watch 115210
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Men's Stainless Steel Watch 115210 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with engine turned bezel (34mm diameter). Black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Automatic 2000s w Rolex Pouch RJC144
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic classic, Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 automatic, c.2002, all original, unworn condition, with Rolex pouch. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Stunning Rolex...
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Steel Green Dial Men's Oyster Bracelet Watch 124300
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
The Oyster Perpetual 41 with a green dial and an Oyster bracelet. The aesthetics of the Oyster Perpetual models set them apart as symbols of universal and classic style. They embody ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Gold Diamond Mens Oyster Bracelet Watch 126334
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel with 18k white gold fluted bezel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 41 mm case size. Ref 126334. Rolex Datejust 41 126334 watch is made out of Sta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570 Mens Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II. 42mm stainless steel case. Stainless steel bezel with black Arabic numerals. Black dial with steel luminous hands and index hour markers. Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Red Grape Dial Steel Mens Watch 114300
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Red Grape Dial Steel Mens Watch 114300. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570 Men's Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II. 42mm stainless steel case. Stainless steel bezel with 24 hours black bezel insert. White dial with black steel luminous hands and index hour...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Black Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 16220
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36mm Black Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 16220. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Date Blue Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 15200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Date Blue Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 15200. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 34.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Rhodium Dial Steel Mens Watch 114300
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Rhodium Dial Steel Mens Watch 114300. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rhodium, Steel

Rolex Datejust Gold & Steel Automatic Men's Oyster Perpetual Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex Datejust (16233) self-winding automatic watch features a 36mm stainless steel case with a diamond bezel surrounding a silver dial on stainless steel and an 18k yellow gold Jubi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Anniversary Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Men's Watch 16220
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Anniversary Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 16220. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300 Stainless Steel Men's Watch Box & papers
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300 men's watch. 41MM stainless steel case with smooth bezel. Silver dial with luminous hands and index hour marker. Minute marker around the outer dial. St...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Date Black Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 115200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Date Black Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 115200. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Date Silver Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 15210
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Date Silver Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 15210. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date. Stainless steel case 34.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 124200 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 124200 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Silver

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 124200 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 124200 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rhodium Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rhodium Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Rhodium

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 114300 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 114300 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Silver

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 124200 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 124200 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Date White Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Men’s Watch 115200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Date White Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Mens Watch 115200. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Men's Watch Ref. 6084
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Men's Watch Ref. 6084 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel ( 34 mm ). White guilloche dial with luminous hour m...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

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Rolex Mens Oyster For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the rolex mens oyster you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, Stainless Steel and Steel. Find an antique version now, or shop for 219 vintage or 96 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Making the right choice when shopping for a rolex mens oyster 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 mens oyster of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring Diamond, from our inventory of 1, 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. Most of our rolex mens oyster for sale are for men, but there are 25 pieces available to browse for women.

How Much is a Rolex Mens Oyster?

Prices for a rolex mens oyster can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $1,495 and can go as high as $111,551, while this accessory, on average, fetches $5,900.

Rolex Biography and Important Works

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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