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Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Charcoal Carbonized Red Custom Dial
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date/ Ref. 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel / Charcoal Carbonized DIMENSIONS: 42 mm X 35 mm CIRCA: 197...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Custom Dial Perpetual Watch, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Ref. 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1970's DIMENSIONS: 39mm X 34mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perp...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Carbonized, Late 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / 1603 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel / Blackened CIRCA / YEAR: Late 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm X 36mm MOVEMEN...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Custom Dial, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Ref. 1002 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 39mm X 34mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Winding /...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Custom Diamond Dial Watch, 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: 1501 / Oyster Perpetual Date CIRCA: 1970's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 26 Jewels / 1570 DIAL / HANDS: Blue Diamond Dial / Baton Hands ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King Custom Powder Blue Dial, 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Ref. 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1970's DIMENSIONS: 39mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Wi...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Custom Red Orange Dial, circa 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Ref. 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 39 mm X 34 mm CIRCA: 1970's MOVEMENT / CALI...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust Ref 16234
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust Ref 16234 Gender: Men Year: Circa 1970's Model : Oyster Perpetual DateJust Case Diameter : 36 mm Movement: Automatic Watchband Material: Stainless S...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust Ref 1601
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust Ref 1601 After set diamonds. (Added later) Watch has been professionally polished and serviced, looks like new. Gender: Unisex Year: Late 1970's Mo...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Diamond

Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 114300, Men, 2019
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex - Oyster Perpetual - 114300 - Men - 2019 Comes with full set of documents, tags, and original box. Gender: Men Model : Oyster Perpetual Case Diameter : 40 mm Movement: Automat...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 126613LN
By Rolex
Located in Wilmington, DE
Brushed stainless steel case with polished finished sides. Polished 18kt yellow gold Triplock crown. Bezel: Uni-directional 18kt yellow gold bezel with knurled corners for enhanced g...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:1002. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002 3.5 Million Serial Men's Auto Glit Dial Watch 34mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Red Grape" Watch 114300
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm "Red Grape" Watch 114300 - Automatic winding; Sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel ( 39 mm ). Red Grape dial. Stainless steel oyster ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 76080, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:76080. Rolex OysterPerpetual 76080 Lady Automatic Watch Black Dial Stainless Steel 24mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 3131, Certified and Warranty
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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Vintage 1940s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Watch W785217
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watch, reference number W785217, boasts a stainless steel case presented on a matching stainless steel bracelet. This model is equipped with a self-wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's Watch, 124300 Green
By Rolex
Located in Wilmington, DE
Brushed stainless steel case with polished finished sides. Polished stainless steel Twinlock crown. Polished stainless steel smooth bezel. Green dial. Polished hands, the hours & min...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007, Silver Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:1007. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007 Automatic Watch Duncan Foods Co. Engraved 18K 34mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 3834, Black Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:6480. ROLEX OYSTER Vintage 6480 MENS MANUAL MIDSIZE WATCH OFF WHITE DIAL 34MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Wat...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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). Black dial with pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's 2-Tone Watch Ref 6582
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 Oyster Perpetual 76080, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:76080. Rolex OysterPerpetual 76080 Lady Automatic Watch Black Dial Stainless Steel 24mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offe...
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1990s 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). Blue dial with lum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5880, Black Dial
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 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 Lady Pink Dial Ref. 76080
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY PINK DIAL WATCH REF. 76080 -Mint condition -Case size: 24mm -Movement: Automatic -Stainless steel -Dial: Pink -Scratch Resistant Sapphire -Crown: Screw D...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 177234 Stainless Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel with 18k white gold fluted bezel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 31 mm case size. Ref 177234. Circa 2007. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certi...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007 14 Karat Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 14k on suede leather strap with 14k tang buckle. Automatic w/ sweep seconds. 33 mm case size. Ref 1007. Circa 1952 Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified pre...
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Vintage 1950s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 176200 Stainless Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 26 mm case size. Ref 176200. **Bank wire only at this price** Circa 2007. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preo...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Reference 5011, Automatic
By Rolex
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Reference 5011, Automatic Reference: 5011 Movement: Automatic Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds Case: 33mm Stainless Steel & Gold plated Dial...
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20th Century Artisan Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Men's Watch 114300
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm Automatic 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

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Champagne Color Dial Diamond Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Rolex Movement: NA Case Diameter: NA Dial: Factory Set Diamonds In 18K Yellow Gold Setting Case Set With Diamonds Bracelet: Semi-Circular Three-Piece Links Wrist Size: 6....
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21st Century and Contemporary Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

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 Oyster Perpetual 77080 Ladies Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W008048 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Oyster Perpetual Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 77080 Age: 2000 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box & Guarantee Dial: Black ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Watch Stainless Steel 31
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Moderate scratches and wear throughout. Accessories: Box Measurements: Case Size/Width: 31mm, Watch Height: 10mm, Band Width: 17mm, Wrist circumference: 7" Designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 176200 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Oyster Bracelet Ladies Watch 176200 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24 mm in diameter. Ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:1002. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002 3.5 Million Serial Men's Auto Glit Dial Watch 34mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:1007. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007 Automatic Watch Duncan Foods Co. Engraved 18K 34mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:1002. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002 3.5 Million Serial Men's Auto Glit Dial Watch 34mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007, Champagne Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 1007. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Yellow Gold Champagne 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1940s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6480, Ivory Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 6480. Mens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Stainless Steel Ivory 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1950s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2940, Beige Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 2940. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Beige 32 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1940s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6480, Gold Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #:6480. ROLEX OYSTER Vintage 6480 MENS MANUAL MIDSIZE WATCH OFF WHITE DIAL 34MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by Wat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1038, Silver Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 1038. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Silver 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 1002. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Midsize White Dial Ladies Watch 177200
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Midsize White Dial Ladies Watch 177200. 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 Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Watch 124200 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm Black Dial Steel Watch 124200 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Watch 124200 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm Black Dial Steel Watch 124200 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on the cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007, Champagne Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 1007. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Yellow Gold Champagne 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1940s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 1002. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 76080, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 76080. Womens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 24 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 76080, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 76080. Womens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 24 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76030
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76030. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1003, Silver Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 1003. Mens Swiss Automatic Watch Yellow Gold Silver 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6305, Ivory Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 6305. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Ivory 36 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1950s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Watch 124200 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm Black Dial Steel Watch 124200 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6480, Ivory Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference #: 6480. Mens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Stainless Steel Ivory 34 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1950s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust Rare Grey Dial Ref 1603
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust rare grey dial Ref 1603 Gender: Men Year: Circa 1970's Model : Oyster Perpetual DateJust Case Diameter : 36 mm Movement: Automatic Watchband Materia...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an expansive variety of rolex oyster perpetual watches available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Stainless Steel, Gold and Steel, these items were constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 319 vintage editions and 105 modern creations to choose from as well. Our inventory is broad and distinctive, with accessories on offer that were made as long ago as the 20th Century to those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many different pieces in our collection of rolex oyster perpetual watches to choose from, but Contemporary and Modern rolex oyster perpetual watches are of considerable interest. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 12, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A selection of round cut and baguette cut can be found today on these pages. There aren’t many items for women in our collection of rolex oyster perpetual watches, as most of the options available are for men.

How Much are Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches?

Prices for rolex oyster perpetual watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $2,850 and can go as high as $57,500, while rolex oyster perpetual watches, on average, fetch $5,350.

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.

Questions About Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watch is worth around $6,000. However, if it's encrusted with gems or vintage, it can cost as much as $50,000. 1stDibs has a great and vast selection of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The popular Rolex Oyster Perpetual is usually between $5,900 and $6,600 in price.