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Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual with Custom Orange Dial Dated 1970
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Air King/ Ref. 1003 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 40mm x 34mm MOVEMENT ...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Datejust Watch, circa 1968
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel / Solid Gold Bezel CIRCA: 1967 / 1968 DIMENSIONS: 43mm X 36mm MOVEMENT / CAL...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel 1680
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: COM1643 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Reference: 1680 Age: Circa 1970 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box and Service Papers Dial: Black Glass: Plexiglass Move...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oysterdate Black Dial Watch, circa 1969
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oysterdate / 6694 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 39mm X 34mm CIRCA: 1969 / 1970 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual W...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Datejust with Jubilee Bracelet, circa 1977
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref. 6284 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1977 / 1978 DIMENSIONS: 43mm X 36mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetu...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 15000 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1987-88 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 41mm X 35mm...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oysterdate Black Dial Watch, circa 1976
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oysterdate / 6694 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 39mm X 34mm CIRCA: 1976 / 1977 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual W...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

2012 Rolex Watch is Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Austin, TX
Rolex Watch Stainless Steel This impressive Air King Rolex is in fantastic condition! With a smooth polish finish the stainless steel Rolex watch looks good with all attired on any ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 41mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Air King Charcoal Dial Circa 1969
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / Ref. 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 41mm X 35mm CIRCA: 1969 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Win...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Rare Black Dial, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster perpetual Date / 1501 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1970's DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Autom...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Columbia, MO
Item Details Estimated Retail $9,300.00 Brand Rolex Collection Oyster Perpetual Case Material Stainless Steel Gender Mens MPN 116334 Movement Mechanical Automatic Face Color White B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

2012 Rolex Watch is Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Austin, TX
Rolex Watch Stainless Steel This impressive Air King Rolex is in fantastic condition! With a smooth polish finish the stainless steel Rolex watch looks good with all attired on any ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual Stainless Steel 1500
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual Stainless Steel 15000. A slightly smaller version of the Rolex Datejust, the Oyster date 1500 has a 34mm case with a smooth bezel. Gender: Men Year: Cir...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Original Dial Original Bracelet, from 1986-1987
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Ref. 1002 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1986-87 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 40mm x 34mm MOVEMENT / CAL...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer i Stainless Steel 116900 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: COM2038 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer I Model Reference: 116900 Age: 21st September 2018 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box, Manuals and Guarantee Dial: Black Arabic ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I Stainless Steel 116900 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: COM2039 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer I Model Reference: 116900 Age: 25th February 2018 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box, Manuals and Guarantee Dial: Purple And Gre...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust Custom M.O.P. Diamond Dial, Dated 1974
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Datejust / Ref. 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1974 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm x 36mm MOVEMENT...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Datejust with Rare Charcoal Linen Dial, circa 1972 or 1973
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref. 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1972 / 73 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm X 36mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Yellow Gold Steel Ladies Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
1992 Rolex midsize 67513 oyster perpetual champagne dial date in 18k yellow gold and steel. Jubilee Rolex band. All factory original Length: 37.11mm Width: 30mm Band width at case...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Original Bracelet, circa 1968 or 1969
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Ref. 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1968 / 1969 DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CALI...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel Gents 16234
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4482 Model Number: 16234 Serial Number: T96**** Condition: 8 - Good Condition Age: 1995 Case Size: 36mm Box and Papers: Box Only Movement: Automatic Case: Stainless Steel Dial:...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I 1016 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007721 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer Model Variant: I Model Number: 1016 Age: 1976 Gender: Men Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Black Baton Glass:...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Non-Date 2 Liner Steel Steel Men's Watch 14060
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner 40mm Non-Date 2 Liner Steel Steel Mens Watch 14060. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Special time-la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Vintage Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Reference 16610
By Rolex
Located in Baltimore, MD
Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Reference 16610 Model/Reference: 16610 Serial: T990*** (circa 1996) Metal: Stainless steel Dial: Black Case: 40mm Movement: Automatic Condition: Ve...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona 6263 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: COM002403 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Daytona Model Variant: Model Number: 6263 Age: 1978 Gender: Men's Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Silver Baton Gla...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Lavendar Dial, circa 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 39mm X 34mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Datejust Carbonized from 1979 or 1980
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / 1603 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel / Blackened CIRCA / YEAR: 1979-80 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm X 36mm MOVEMENT / ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Original Bracelet, circa 1968 or 1969
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Ref. 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1968 / 1969 DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CALI...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster with Rare Original Dial from 1946
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster / Ref. 4365 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1946 DIMENSIONS: 39 mm X 34 mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual ...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Rare Charcoal Roman Dial Watch circa 1974
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / 1603 / Machined Bezel METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 43 mm X 36 mm CIRCA: 1974 / 1975 MOVEMENT / ...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Rolex 1970s Oyster Date Steel Mechanical Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1977 Rolex Oyster Date Wrist Watch, 34 M.M. Stainless Steel 2 Piece Oyster Case, mechanical, manual wind 17 Jewel Caliber 1225 Nickle Lever movement. Black Gloss Dial with rais...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Milgauss 116400 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007955 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Milgauss Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 116400 Age: 27-09-2016 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Holder, Swing ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 126334 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007982 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 126334 Age: 2021 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Swing Tag, Card Holder & ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Milgauss 116400 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007953 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Milgauss Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 116400 Age: 42685 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Holder, Swing Tag & ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Yellow Gold Datejust Turn-O-Graph Bezel, Ref 1625, 1968/69
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust Thunderbird Bezel / Turn-O-Graph / Ref. 1625 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel and 14Kt. Yellow Gold DIMENSIONS: 43mm...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Steel Early Oyster with Original Super Oyster Crown from 1952-1953
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / 6084 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1952 / 1953 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 39mm X 34mm MOVEMENT /...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 1501 Custom M.O.P. Diamond Dial, 1962
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Ref 1501 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1962 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 41mm x 35mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Ref 1501 Original Rare Charcoal Dial from 1972
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Date 1501 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual / 1570 DIAL / HANDS: Original Charcoal / Baton Hands DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 34mm ATTACHMEN...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Ref 1500 Custom M.O.P. Diamond Dial from 1970
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Ref. 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 42mm x 34mm MOVEMENT / ...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Datejust 31 178274 Ladies Stainless Steel 0 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007414 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 31 Model Number: 178274 Age: 2015 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box, Booklet & Swing Tag Dial: Whit...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007617 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 41 Model Number: 126334 Age: 43529 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Holder ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Air King with Original Papers from 1996
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1996 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 42mm X 34mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual W...
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Mid-20th Century Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 36 116200 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007663 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 36 Model Number: 116200 Age: 18-08-2009 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee & Card ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 36 116200 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007661 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 36 Model Number: 116200 Age: 39762 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee & Card Holder...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 16613 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007646 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16613 Age: 2006 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Holder...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 36 116200 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007663 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 36 Model Number: 116200 Age: 18-08-2009 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Ho...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust II 116300 Men Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007502 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: II Model Number: 116300 Age: 15-12-2015 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Booklet, Manual, Swing Tag ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Precision Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds Case: 34mm stainless steel case, smooth bezel, screw-down crown, water resistant to 100 meters Dial: custom diamond black mother...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007657 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16610 Age: 39234 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Calendar ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

2008 Rolex Oyster Milgauss Stainless Steel Model 116400
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Milgauss, Stainless Steel 40mm, Model 116400 c.2008 The story of the Rolex Milgauss begins during the salad days of the Atomic Age. As it becamemore and more common for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007597 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16610 Age: 35592 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Hold...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Chronometre Wristwatch Ref 6565
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Rolex Chronometre reference 6565 with an original dial , Rolex rivet bracelet, and complete with box / papers.
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Datejust with Rare Original Charcoal Dial from 1969
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1969 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm x 36mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpet...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Wrist Watches

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Air King with Custom M.O.P. Diamond Dial from 1972
By Rolex
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Air King / Ref 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1972 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 40mm x 34mm MOVEMENT ...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007671 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16610 Age: 39356 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Hold...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 26 69174 Ladies Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007441 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 26 Model Number: 69174 Age: 1989 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Silver Baton Glass: Sapphi...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

2002 Rolex Explorer Ii Stainless Steel Model 16570
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Explorer II, Stainless Steel, 40mm, White Dial Polar, Model 16570, 2002 Throughout the course of the 20th century, the Rolex brand built itself into a household name largely ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Daytona 6265 Men's Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007204 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Daytona Model Variant: Model Number: 6265 Age: 1973 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Black Baton Glass: Plexiglass Cas...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 36 16234 Unisex Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007417 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 36 Model Number: 16234 Age: 1998 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Blue Roman Glass: Sapphire ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

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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 Steel
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Rolex uses Oystersteel to make their watches. Oystersteel is a steel alloy specific to the Rolex brand. Rolex uses this type of steel because it is particularly resistant to corrosion and is known for its beautiful sheen. Find a variety of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.