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ROLEX President Yellow Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Rome, IT
You are purchasing an Authentic Rolex Lady DateJust 116188, a 36mm timepiece crafted in 18K Yellow
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 18378
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 18378 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex President - Day-Date Watch Custom Malachite 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex President - Day-Date Watch Custom Malachite 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Rose Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Rose Gold Watch - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Sapphire & Diamond Set 69089
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
finished with a scratch-resistant sapphire glass. The watch is fitted with a white gold president bracelet
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold

Rolex Day-Date 36 Dial White Gold Diamond Set Rainbow President Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
CALIBER 3255, Manufacture Rolex POWER RESERVE Approximately 70 hours BRACELET Diamond-set President DIAL
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold

Rolex 19019 Day Date President Oysterquartz 18K White Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 19019 Serial: 6127*** Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K White
Category

Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Lady Date-Just President 18K Yellow Gold 26 mm
By Rolex
Located in Rome, IT
Rolex Lady Date-Just President 69178 18K Yellow Gold 26 mm Aftermarket Diamond Bezel. The watch
Category

Vintage 1980s Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Diamond String & Log Dial Bezel Watch18388
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
ROLEX President Day-Date Diamond String Diamond Log Dial Bezel Watch reference 18388 This Watch
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex 18238 President Day Date 18K Yellow Gold Double Quickset
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18238 Double Quickset Serial: E419*** Year: 1990 Model: President Day Date
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex 18038 President Day Date Black Dial 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18038 Serial: 9373*** Year: 1986 Model: President Day Date Case
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Rolex President Lady Datejust, Automatic, Diamonds
By Rolex
Located in Antwerp, BE
18kt Yellow Gold Rolex President Lady Oyster Datejust, Set with Diamonds Movement: Automatic
Category

20th Century Swiss Artisan Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 Mother of Pearl Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 118238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

18 Kt Collectors Rolex President Wood Dial, Ref 18038 from 1978
By Rolex
Located in Antwerp, BE
18 Kt Collectors Rolex President Wood Dial, Ref 18038 Gender: Mens Brand: Rolex Type: Wristwatches
Category

20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex President Blue Vignette Diamond Dial & Bezel Ladies Watch Ref 69138
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
, quickset date function. Sapphire crystal glass, original 18k yellow gold president bracelet with a
Category

Vintage 1980s Swazi Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Bark Finish Mens Watch 18248
By Rolex
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Bark Finish Mens Watch 18248. Serial L427202. Officially
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies 18k Gold President, Champangne Diamond Dial, Diamond Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
SKU 6917-YG-CHM-DIA-PRES Brand/Model: Rolex President Model Number: 6917 Style
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Ladies President Date Just Turntable Dial Diamond Dial Gold Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Lady's Rolex President Date Just turntable wristwatch model 179138. Factory Turntable dial with a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Tridor 78279 Midsize 31mm 18K Yellow Rose White Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 78279, 78279B Serial: A627*** Year: 2000 Model: Rolex President Datejust
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

18 Karat Gold Rolex President 1601 Men's Wrist Watch w Bracelet
By Rolex
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Bold in eighteen karat 18K yellow gold describes this Rolex President 1601 DateJust 36mm Men's
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Rolex President Brown Dial Diamond 18K Day Date Watch Ref 18038
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Handsome, hardly ever worn Gentlemen’s Rolex President Day Date watch, Ref 18038 dated late 1986.It
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex 69178 Ladies President Datejust Diamond String Dial 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 69178 Serial: E312*** Year: 1990 Model: Ladies President Case
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex 18038 President Day Date Silver Dial 18K Yellow Gold Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 36mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Papers -Certified Appraisal -1 Year
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex 118239 President Day Date 18K White Gold Rhodium Dial Box Booklets
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Dial: Rhodium Roman Numeral Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 36mm Includes: -Rolex Box
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust 18k Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 79178 Box/Papers
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Rolex President Datejust 18k gold ladies wrist watch. Reference 79178. 26mm case diamond
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies President Datejust 69278 Diamond Dial Bark Finish 18K Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Champagne Diamond Dial Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 26mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Papers
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex 69258 Ladies President Diamond Dial Bezel 18K Yellow Gold Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 26mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Paper -Certified Appraisal -1
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day Date 40mm 228348RBR Factory Diamonds 18K Gold Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Factory Diamond Dial Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 40mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Paper
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold President Silver Roman Dial Watch 228238
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
first presented in 1956. The Rolex fluted bezel is a mark of distinction. Originally, the fluting of the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Rare Rolex President 118238 Champagne 18K Yellow Gold Box Paper With STICKERS
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Dial: Champagne Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 36mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Paper
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies President Datejust 79178 White Jubilee Dial 18K Gold Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 26mm Includes: -Rolex Box and Paper -Certified Appraisal -1
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Ladies 6917 Datejust President Diamond Dial Bezel Band 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 6917 Serial: 5561*** Year: 1978 Model: Ladies President Case Material
Category

Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

1982 Rolex President Day-Date Wristwatch Made in Yellow Gold, Ref. 18038
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rolex watch made in 1982. Reference 18038. 36mm yellow gold case set with a fluted bezel
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex 18078 President Day Date Diamond Dial Diamond Bezel 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18078 Serial: 9312*** Year: 1986 Model: Day Date President Case Material: 18k
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex 18238 President Day Date Champagne Diamond Dial Diamond Bezel 18K Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18238 Serial: L245*** Year: 1989 Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies President Datejust 79178 Cream Dial Diamond Bezel 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 79178 Serial: A113*** Year: 1999 Model: Ladies President Datejust Case
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex 18248 President Day Date Bark Champagne Original Diamond Dial 18K Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18248 Serial: L229*** Year: 1989 Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Ladies Oyster President Datejust Watch Factory Diamond Bezel 18 Karat Gold
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Incredible ladies Rolex datejust perpetual wristwatch. This stunning, high quality designer
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Rolex 118235 President Day Date Tahitian MOP Dial 18K Rose Gold Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Tahitian MOP Black Dial Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 36mm Includes: -Rolex Box
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex 18238 President Day Date Diamond Dial Bezel Band Lugs 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 36mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Paper -Certified Appraisal -1 Year Warranty
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day Date President 18348 Champagne Diamond Dial 18K Yellow Gold Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Diamond Dial Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 36mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Paper -Certified
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date II 41mm President 18K Everose Gold Fluted Bezel 21823
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
President bracelet. The Day-Date was the first watch to indicate the day of the week spelled out in full
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

Rolex Lady DateJust Sapphire Diamond Bezel & Shoulders 69158 Champagne Dial
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
, President bracelet, winder and deployant clasp. A factory set rare diamond & sapphire bezel. Sapphire
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies President 79179 Factory MOP Diamond Dial 18k White Gold Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 26mm Includes: -Rolex Box & Paper -Certified Appraisal -1 Year
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Rolex 18238 President Day Date Double Quickset White Roman Dial 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18238 Serial: W544*** Year: 1995 Model: President Day Date Case
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day Date 18078 Bark Finish Champagne Linen Dial 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 18078 Serial: 5819*** Year: 1979 Model: President Day Date Case
Category

Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Vintage 1986 Rolex DayDate President with Rare Brown Burst Dial Box Papers 18038
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 1986 Rolex Day Date President with Rare Brown Burst Dial Box Papers Maker: Rolex Model
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex 1803 President Day Date Rare Bronze Wide Boy Dial 18K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1803 Serial: 2568668 Year: 1970 Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K
Category

Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies President 69178 Diamond and Ruby Dial and Bezel 18k Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 69178 Serial: N360*** Year: 1991 Model: Ladies President Case Material: 18K
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date II 41mm Ice Blue Roman Dial Platinum Watch 218206
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex President Day-Date II Ice Blue Dial Platinum Mens Watch 218206. Officially certified
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex 228238 President Day Date 40mm White Roman Dial 18K Yellow Gold Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 228238 Serial: M3P39*** Year: 2019 Model: President Day Date Case Material: 18K
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date 40 President 18K Rose Gold Olive Dial Automatic Watch 228235
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
. General Information Brand: Rolex Type: Wristwatch Department: Men Model Number: 228235 ogrp Year
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex Day-Date President 40 Ice Blue Arabic Dial Automatic Platinum Watch 228206
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Platinum case with a platinum Rolex President bracelet. Fixed - platinum bezel. Ice blue dial with
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Day Date President 40 18K Gold Index Black Dial Diamond Watch 228349RBR
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
cover any customs taxes or duties imposed by their country. We do not defraud Customs. Brand: Rolex
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex 18 Kt Yellow Gold President 3055 Men's Wrist Watch w Bracelet, Box, Papers
By Rolex
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
In rich eighteen karat 18K yellow gold, enjoy this iconic Rolex President 3055 Oyster Perpetual Day
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date 40 18K Rose Gold Olive Dimaond Bezel Watch 228345RBR
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
: Rolex Model: Day-Date 40 Model Number: 228345 Style: Luxury Department: Men Country/Region of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex Day-Date 118238
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A yellow gold 36mm Day-Date by Rolex. Featuring a white dial with applied hour markers as well as
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date 118238
Rolex Day-Date 118238
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Rolex Datejust Tridor 68279B
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A captivating Datejust crafted in tri-gold by Rolex. Featuring a distinctive rose colored dial with
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Rolex Datejust Tridor 68279B
Rolex Datejust Tridor 68279B
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Rolex Day-Date II 218238
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A yellow gold Day-Date II by Rolex. Featuring a white dial with roman applied numerals and a fluted
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date II 218238
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Rolex Sapphire President For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact rolex sapphire president you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from gold, yellow gold and white gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 173 vintage editions and 90 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect rolex sapphire president may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. A rolex sapphire president of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring diamond, from our inventory of 19, is particularly popular. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also baguette cut cut and single cut cut versions available here, too. When shopping for a rolex sapphire president, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Rolex Sapphire President?

On average, a rolex sapphire president at 1stDibs sells for $19,706, while they’re typically $6,150 on the low end and $155,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Rolex for sale on 1stDibs

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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Finding the Right wrist-watches for You

Antique, vintage and luxury wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bulgari’s legendary 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 wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? 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.

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Questions About Rolex
  • 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The easiest way to adjust the time on the Rolex Oyster watch is by turning the crown. Turn it clockwise when you want increased hours or counter-clockwise for lower values, then push in until it clicks into place. On 1stDibs, you'll find a large collection of Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To adjust a Rolex's time, first unscrew the crown. Slide the crown to the second notch and wait for the second hand to stop moving before setting. The specific method varies from model to model. A user guide accompanies each Rolex watch sold and describes the correct time-setting process for that model in great detail. Find a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The new Submariner Rolex with a Black Bezel is worth around $8,100 with some of the more expensive new Submariners in yellow gold costing around $36,950.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex recommends getting service on your watch every 7 to 10 years by an authorized Rolex watchmaker. Many Rolex watches will run far longer if you service them as recommended to prevent problems and help minimize wear. Find authentic vintage and modern timepieces from Rolex on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ideally, to prevent damage to your watch, it’s best to visit a Rolex dealer to have your battery changed. If you need to change it yourself, loosen the screws, and carefully remove the old battery with a set of tweezers, install the new one, and tighten the screws. You'll find authentic vintage Rolex watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Tudor watches are made by Rolex. In fact, you often see the brand name referred to as "Tudor by Rolex." Hans Wilsdorf introduced the brand in 1946 to sell wristwatches at lower price points than Rolex timepieces. The brand relaunched in 2009 and has grown in popularity since. You’ll find a large selection of both Tudor and Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To wind a Rolex watch, first fully unscrew the winding crown. Once it is in a raised position, carefully turn the crown clockwise. Most watches require 25 turns for enough winding to begin powering the watch. The instructions included with Rolex watches provide more information about how to wind specific models. Shop a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To wind a Rolex Oyster, set the crown notch (located on the right hand side of the face) to position one. To set it to position one, turn the crown counterclockwise to unscrew the crown and pop the crown out one notch. From this position, start to wind the Rolex by turning the crown clockwise. You should feel a bit of tension and hear a soft clicking sound. Browse a selection of well-vetted Rolex Oyster watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Submariner bears an 18k stamp and the number “750,” which means that 75 percent of the watch is made out of pure gold model. The most luxurious of all timepieces, the Rolex Submariner has been continuously manufactured since 1951. Find vintage Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Each Rolex model may be slightly different, but most models feature a crown at the side that lets you adjust the time. Gently unscrew the crown by twisting it counter-clockwise. Gently pull it out and let it click through two extended positions until it reaches the third extended position. Twist it clockwise to adjust the time. When finished, press it back in and screw it in, in a clockwise direction to keep the watch waterproof. Browse through a range of authentic Rolex watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch that is worn daily does not need winding. The Perpetual rotor uses the movement of your body to power the watch and it can hold this power for up to 70 hours. If you take off your watch for an extended period of time, more than the 70 hours, then it will need winding. Manual winding can be done by unscrewing the crown to the winding position and turning it clockwise about 20 times. Remember to screw the crown back tightly to reestablish its waterproof qualities. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex watch will hold its value and some of them even appreciate over time. This high-end brand has a grand reputation for superior quality, making it one of the more desirable watches available. Shop a collection of properly vetted vintage and contemporary Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Rolex uses only the highest quality melee diamonds with between D and G in color and IF in clarity. Every diamond is tested individually to make sure it is real.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, there are companies that allow you to rent Rolex watches. Some companies offer subscription services and allow you to choose to buy the watch at a certain point if desired. Shop a selection of vintage and contemporary Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex can be traced using its unique serial number that is engraved into the watch. Noting down your watch’s serial number somewhere safe can help to identify it if it’s ever lost. Browse a collection of professionally vetted Rolex timepieces on 1stDibs from top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Almost all Rolex watches say “Swiss-Made” or “Swiss” on the watch face. Sometimes there is also the letter “T” included in this mark. Rolex is a Swiss brand and stands on the proud tradition of excellent Swiss timepiece construction. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex Air-King watch is waterproof. All Rolex watches are waterproof to depths of at least 330 feet except for Cellini styles, which are waterproof to a depth of at least 164 feet. Shop a wide range of verified authentic Air-King, Cellini and more Rolex styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on what kind of watch you're looking for, one may be better than the other. For instance, if you want a highly functional sport watch, some of Rolex's models may be better for you. That said, the brands' watches are very similar quality-wise. The main difference is their appearances: While Rolex designs more traditional timepieces, Panerai is more contemporary and bold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch’s second hand moves mechanically with precision, appearing to sweep the face smoothly without pause or interruption. It takes a very keen eye to spot the eight, slight tick-tock adjustments it makes each second. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.