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Rolex Midsize Stainless Steel Datejust Black Dial Watch 78274
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Midsize Stainless Steel Datejust Black Dial Watch 78274 - Automatic winding; 31 jewel; sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k white gold fluted bezel (31mm diameter). ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize White Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm White Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless s...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize White Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm White Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless s...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Black Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Black Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless s...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Salmon Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust White Roman Dial Ladies Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31mm White Roman Dial Ladies Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. Role...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Silver Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Silver Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Salmon Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Blue Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Blue Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless st...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust White Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31mm White Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. Role...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize 6827 Diamond Dial Stainless Steel Leather Strap
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 6827 Serial: 5847*** Model: Datejust Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Custom Leather Band Bezel: 18K White Gold Dial: Custom Diamond Dial ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Silver Dial Pink Hour Markers Ladies Watch 177200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Silver Dial Pink Hour Markers Ladies Watch 177200. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Silver

Rolex Midsize Silver Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Silver Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Silver Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Silver Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize 31 Silver Rhodium Dial Steel Ladies Watch 177210
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Silver Rhodium Dial Steel Ladies Watch 177210. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Blue Dial Steel Ladies Watch 177200 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Blue Dial Steel Ladies Watch 177200 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Yellow Gold Steel Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 67513
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Yellow Gold Steel Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 67513. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold round case 31 mm in...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Yellow Gold Steel Black Dial Ladies Watch 67513
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Yellow Gold Steel Black Dial Ladies Watch 67513. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold round case 31 mm in di...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Slate Dial Yellow Gold Steel Ladies Watch 77483
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Slate Dial Yellow Gold Steel Ladies Watch 77483. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold round case 31 mm in diam...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Slate Dial Yellow Gold Steel Ladies Watch 67483
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Slate Dial Yellow Gold Steel Ladies Watch 67483. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold round case 31 mm in diam...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless st...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless st...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainl...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Black Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 177200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Black Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 177200. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Black Dial Pink Hour Markers Ladies Watch 177200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Black Dial Pink Hour Markers Ladies Watch 177200. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Blue Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Blue Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust Blue Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch 178240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust Blue Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch 178240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diamete...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Datejust White Roman Dial Steel Ladies Watch 178240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust White Roman Dial Steel Ladies Watch 178240. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 31....
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Blue Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Blue Dial Automatic Steel Ladies Watch 67480 Papers. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stain...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Midsize Steel White Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch 77014
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Steel White Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch 77014. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, White Gold, Silver

Rolex Midsize Black Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Black Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Blue Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Blue Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Steel White Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch 77014
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Steel White Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch 77014. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Black Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Black Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust White Roman Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31mm White Roman Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diamet...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Yellow Gold Steel White Dial Ladies Watch 67513
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Yellow Gold Steel White Dial Ladies Watch 67513. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold round case 31 mm in di...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Yellow Gold Steel White Dial Ladies Watch 67513
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31mm Yellow Gold Steel White Dial Ladies Watch 67513. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold round case 31 mm in di...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Black Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Black Dial Smooth Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 177200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 177200. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust White Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch 178240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust White Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch 178240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diamet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Black Dial Pink Hour Markers Ladies Watch 177200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Black Dial Pink Hour Markers Ladies Watch 177200. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Black Baton Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Blue Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Blue Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Blue Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Blue Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Salmon Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Salmon Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Grey Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust 31 Grey Dial Ladies Steel Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 31 mm in...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize Datejust Steel Black Baton Dial Ladies Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust Steel Black Baton Dial Ladies Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Datejust Steel Silver Tapestry Dial Ladies Watch 68240
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize Datejust Steel Silver Tapestry Dial Ladies Watch 68240. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize Steel and Gold 2-Tone Datejust 67513, Automatic Winding, Stainless
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Midsize Steel & Gold 2 Tone Datejust 67513 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with 18k gold fluted bezel (30mm diameter). Champagne dial with stick hour markers . Stainl...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Midsize 31 Steel White Gold Ladies Watch 67514 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Steel White Gold Ladies Watch 67514 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Ladies Watch 67480
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Salmon Dial Oyster Bracelet Steel Ladies Watch 67480. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainl...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Midsize 31 Black Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Black Dial Domed Bezel Steel Ladies Watch 77080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rolex Midsize For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate rolex midsize for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, Steel and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. You can easily find a 67 antique edition and 43 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a rolex midsize 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. While most can agree that any rolex midsize from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 2 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a rolex midsize, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Rolex Midsize?

The price for a rolex midsize starts at $2,850 and tops out at $2,850 with these watches, on average, selling for $7,894.

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.