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Men's Rolex President, Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex President - Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset day/date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Black dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel . Very rare and unusual Factory Lapis d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case ( 36 mm ) . Factory Mother of Pearl Sapphire Dial. 18k ye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Ladies Rolex President Gold & Diamond Watch 179158
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with factory diamond bezel and lugs (26mm diameter). Factory mother of pearl diamond dial. 18k yel...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Certified 2003 Rolex President 179179 Blue Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:179179. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case and fluted bezel (36mm diameter). White dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 6900
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 6900. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Ladies automatic wristwatch with date display 18k yellow gold case with custom diamond bezel. Champagne dial with custom diamond hour markers. 18k yellow gold hidden clasp Rolex Pres...
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 6703
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 6703. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Mens Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 118238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 31mm Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 118238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Classic Rolex President Day-Date Men's Gold Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding wristwatch. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel. Champagne dial with raised gold stick markers. 18k yellow gold hidden-clasp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex President Platinum Diamond Ladies Watch 179136 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Platinum Diamond Ladies Watch 179136 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cro...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Daydate 18 Karat Yellow Gold #18038 1987
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Like new Rolex President Day Date timepiece with champagne dial, gold markers, date windows at 3 and 12 o'clock, sweeping second hand​, fluted bezel. The watch measures 36mm, solid 1...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Midsize Platinum Meteorite Diamond Ladies Watch 68279
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize Platinum Meteorite Diamond Ladies Watch 68279. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Midsize White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 78279
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Midsize White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 78279. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69288
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69288. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 31mm Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Diamond Men's Watch 118346
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Diamond Mens Watch 118346. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79179
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79179. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69278. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 26mm Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 31mm Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 68278. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 26mm Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust 31 Midsize Gold Diamond Watch 68278
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 31 Midsize Gold Diamond Watch 68278. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Diamond Men's Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Diamond Mens Watch 118206. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Platinum oyster case 36.0 mm in diame...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter.Rolex lo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter.Rolex lo...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter.Rolex lo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Yellow Gold Diamond Wooden Dial Watch 18108
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Yellow Gold Diamond Wooden Dial Watch 18108. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Yellow Gold Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Model 118238, Oyster Perpetual Day-Date - Men's automatic winding wristwatch. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel. White dial with gold Roman numerals. 18k yellow ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Midsize Platinum Diamond Ladies Watch 68286
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Midsize Platinum Diamond Ladies Watch 68286. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Midsize White Gold Ladies Watch 68279
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Midsize White Gold Ladies Watch 68279. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Rolex Presidental For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate rolex presidental for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Find an antique version now, or shop for 227 vintage or 51 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. If you’re looking for a rolex presidental from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular accessory, there are many different carat weights to choose from, but versions are of considerable interest. A rolex presidental of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring Diamond, from our inventory of 31, 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 baguette cut and brilliant cut alternatives. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a rolex presidental, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Rolex Presidental?

Prices for a rolex presidental can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $2,200 and can go as high as $2,200, while this accessory, on average, fetches $15,999.

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.