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Rolex Oyster Lady, 2004
By Rolex
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Rolex Oyster lady Tout Or 18 carats Bracelet jubilé ou Cadran ou Boîte/papier Circa 2004 5900
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1990s Vintage Rolex Oyster

  • Rolex Oyster Lady, 2004
  • Vintage Rolex Oyster Lady, 2004
  • Rolex Oyster Lady, 2004
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W 1.03 in Dm 1.19 in
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6619
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 18k yellow gold on a DA Venezuela Rolex authorized bark finish
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1960s Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Yellow Gold

  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6619
  • Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6619
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6619
  • Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6619
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H 0.99 in W 0.99 in
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust 36mm 1603
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust 36mm 1603 in good condition. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust
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1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster-date Precision 1970s
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Mens Rolex Oyster-date Precision Hand-Wind 1970s Vintage In mint condition. Chocolate vintage
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Late 20th Century Swiss Aesthetic Movement Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ladies 69174
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust Ladies 69174 Case Diameter: 26 mm Movement: Automatic Model Nr
Category

1990s Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex, Oyster Precision. Men's wristwatch. Approx. 1960s.
By Rolex
Located in bronshoj, DK
Rolex, Oyster Precision. Men's wristwatch. Dial in silver. Approx. 1960s. Steel chain with folding
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1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Vintage Rolex Oyster Royal Quadrant Dial 6246
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A vintage 32mm Rolex Oyster Royal crafted in stainless steel. Featuring a stunning quadrant dial
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chocolate Diamond Dial & Diamond Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Chocolate Diamond Dial & Diamond Bezel 16013
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Date Ladies Bi Color Ref 6517 Automatic
By Rolex
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rolex Oyster Date Ladies Bi Color Ref 6517 Automatic Movement : Mechanical with Automatic
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Mixed Metal

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Vintage, 1960's
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Vintage 1960's Rare watch - Rose 14k gold plated case, buckle with
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1960s Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

14k Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date chocolate dial 34mm
By Rolex
Located in Berlin, BE
Behold the astonishingly beautiful Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, a timepiece that exudes
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Late 20th Century German Aesthetic Movement Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Steel

  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date chocolate dial 34mm
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date chocolate dial 34mm
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date chocolate dial 34mm
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H 0.48 in W 1.23 in Dm 1.34 in
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust with steel bracelet. From the 1960s.
By Rolex
Located in bronshoj, DK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust with steel bracelet. From the 1960s. In excellent condition. The
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1960s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Navy Blue Diamond Accent Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Navy Blue Diamond Accent Dial Automatic Watch 16030
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Silver Index Dial Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Silver Index Dial Stainless Steel Watch Diamond Bezel 16014
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Dark Grey Color Dial Jubilee Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Dark Grey Color Dial with Diamond Accent Jubilee Watch 16013
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Silver Stick Dial Diamond & Sapphire Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Silver Stick Dial with Diamond & Sapphire Bezel Automatic
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date United Arab Emirates Military Watch, 1969
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Date United Arab Emirates Military emblem Watch c.1969 Composition: Stainless Steel
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Sigma Dial, 1973, Men's Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in bronshoj, DK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Sigma Dial. 1973. Men's wristwatch, original steel bracelet, plexiglass
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Oyster

Antique Rolex Oyster Pioneer Watch Face Chronograph Manual Wind
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Introducing a rare and stunning piece of history: an antique Rolex Oyster Pioneer manual winding
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1930s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Lady Perpetual Gold Date. Ladies wristwatch, 1970s/80s
By Rolex
Located in bronshoj, DK
Rolex Oyster Lady Perpetual Gold Date. Ladies wristwatch, original bracelet in two-tone steel and
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Gold

Vintage Rolex Oyster Date Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Yellow Gold Wristwatch, from the 1950s SPECIFICATIONS: ROLEX
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1950s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Black Mother of Pearl Dial with Diamonds 16030
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm Black Mother Of Pearl Dial with Diamonds Deployment Band 16030
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust White Mother Of Pearl Diamond Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust White Mother Of Pearl Diamond Dial Classic Jubilee Watch 30341
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 5513, Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 5513, Stainless Steel Watch Made in Switzerland, Circa 1967
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1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

1975 Vintage Rolex Oyster Cosmograph in SS 'Pre-Daytona'
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
1975 VINTAGE ROLEX OYSTER COSMOGRAPH IN SS ITEM DESCRIPTION: This is an original vintage Rolex
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1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Diamond Bezel White MOP Dial Diamond 6 & 9 Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Diamond Bezel White Mother Of Pearl Dial with Diamond 6 & 9
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1550 Case Size Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bradenton, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual date gold-plated 1550 34mm men's pre-owned wristwatch. The vintage Rolex
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Oyster

  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1550 Case Size Men's Watch
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1550 Case Size Men's Watch
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1550 Case Size Men's Watch
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H 0.2 in W 1.34 in Dm 1.34 in
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Steel Salmon Dial Ladies Watch 67180
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Steel Salmon Dial Ladies Watch 67180. Officially certified
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 1005 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 1005 Box Papers. Officially certified
Category

20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Steel And Gold Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust steel and gold wristwatch, circa 1999 SPECIFICATIONS: W-DJ622H
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Non-Date Steel Ladies Watch 76080 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Non-Date Steel Ladies Watch 76080 Box Papers. Officially certified
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Engine Turned Bezel Vintage Steel Mens Watch 1007
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Engine Turned Bezel Vintage Steel Mens Watch 1007. Officially certified
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel White Gold Ladies Watch 67194 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel White Gold Ladies Watch 67194 Box Papers. Officially certified
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Ladies Watch 67183
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Ladies Watch 67183. Officially certified
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 18k/SS YG 2tone Watch Collectible Buckley 16013
By Rolex
Located in Richmond, CA
A fine and collectible Gent's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust wristwatch in "All Buckley
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1980s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Precision 6426
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 34mm Precision watch by Rolex crafted in stainless steel. Featuring a silver dial with applied
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Rolex Oyster Precision 6426
  • Rolex Oyster Precision 6426
  • Rolex Oyster Precision 6426
  • Rolex Oyster Precision 6426
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel White Gold Ladies Watch 76094
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel White Gold Ladies Watch 76094. Officially certified
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

White Gold, Steel

1950's Rolex Oyster Speedking Precision in Red Leather Strap
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Rolex Oyster Precision stainless steel watch circa 1950. Manual wind movement caliber 10 1
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1950s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust White Mother of Pearl Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm White Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial Blue Sapphires & Diamond
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Mens Watch 14203
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Mens Watch 14203. Officially certified
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Midsize Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Midsize Salmon Dial Steel Ladies Watch 77080, Circa 1999 A series. This
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Red Vignette Diamond Dial Ruby Watch 16014
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm Red Vignette Diamond Dial Ruby & Diamond Bezel 16014 Watch
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ice Blue Face with Baguette Watch 16014
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ice Blue Face with Baguette & Round Diamonds 36mm Watch 16014. This
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Blue Diamond Face with Diamond & Ruby Bezel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Blue Diamond Face with Diamond & Ruby Bezel Jubilee Band 16014
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Blue Diamond, Ruby, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Grey Diamond Dial Stainless Steel Watch 16014
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Grey Diamond Dial Stainless Steel Watch 16014. This watch is
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Black Dial with Diamond Numbers & Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Black Dial with Diamond Numbers & Bezel 16014 Watch. This
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Date Ref. 15200 White Dial Roman Numerals in Oyster Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date wristwatch in stainless steel. Features an Oyster bracelet, fold-over
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1980s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 3131
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 14ct rose gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback by Rolex. Featuring a silver dial with applied arabic
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

14k Gold, Rose Gold

Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Silver Dial Automatic Watch 1002
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Swiss Only Dial 1002. Minor rust and patins on the dial
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1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Mens Watch 14203 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Slate Dial Mens Watch 14203 Box Papers. Officially
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20th Century Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Datejust Automatic 18k Gold Black Dial Ladies Wrist Watch 6917
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
and fluted bezel and deployment clasp for the band. The face is hallmarked Rolex Oyster Perpetual
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Late 20th Century Modern Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Diamond Bezel White MOP Dial Diamond 6 & 9
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust 16013 Diamond Bezel White Mother Of Pearl Dial with Diamond 6
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Dark Grey Dial with Diamond Bezel Watch 16014
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Datejust Dark Grey Dial with Diamond Numbers & Diamond Bezel 16014
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1990s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Mens Rolex Oyster Datejust 1603 Automatic 1970s Swiss Vintage RA226
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic classic, Men's all-stainless steel Rolex Oyster Datejust ref.1603 automatic, c.1975, all
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1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Rolex Oyster Precision 5059 Men's Vintage Two-Tone Watch with Patina Dial
By Rolex
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Marks, and Hands NOTE: This watch has no second hand Labeled "ROLEX / OYSTER / PRECISION" 28 mm in
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Women's Stainless Steel Diamond Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Women's Stainless Steel Diamond Ladies Watch Classic Rolex Date
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20th Century Unknown Vintage Rolex Oyster

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ladies Wristwatch 67193 Stainless & 18k Gold 1Yr Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Greensboro, NC
Brand: Rolex Model: Oyster Perpetual Model Number: 67193 Dial Color: Silver Year: 1995 Metal
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1990s Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Mens Rolex Oyster Precision 5500 Air King 1960s Vintage Automatic RJC170
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's all-stainless steel Rolex Oyster "Air-King" Precision Ref.5500 automatic, c
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1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Mens Rolex Oyster Precision 5500 Air King 1970s Automatic Vintage RA253
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's Rolex Oyster Precision Air-King 5500 automatic, c.1971, all original. Verified
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1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Antique Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A mens 32mm Oyster Perpetual in yellow gold by Rolex. Featuring a champagne dial with applied
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Vintage Rolex Oyster

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Vintage Rolex Oyster For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage rolex oyster you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Frequently made of Gold, Stainless Steel and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. You’re likely to find the perfect vintage rolex oyster among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 20th Century. When shopping for a vintage rolex oyster, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Vintage Rolex Oyster?

On average, a vintage rolex oyster at 1stDibs sells for $5,128, while they’re typically $995 on the low end and $38,928 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, new and vintage 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.

Bvlgari’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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex warranty covers its watches for five years. Regular wear and tear on the watch or damage caused by misuse of the watch is not covered. Shop a range of expertly vetted Rolex products from some of the top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Once you have joined the waiting list, the average wait for a Rolex Daytona watch is around one to three years. This is due to the limited production of this exclusive watch. Browse 1stDibs to find a range of Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Most Rolex watches work thanks to a perpetual rotor found inside. Every time you move your wrist, this rotor glides back and forth, creating kinetic energy. That energy moves into the mainspring of the watch to power the timepiece, eliminating the need for winding as long as the watch is being worn. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are no official numbers advertised for how many watches Rolex makes per year and no details on a specific model, like the Explorer. It’s estimated that Rolex makes around 1 million watches per year, but again, that number has never been verified by Rolex. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex does not use the term “waiting list,” instead they refer to it as the allocation of watches. How long you’ll have to wait to get your Rolex depends on the model you want. You may be able to find a Rolex you like in stock at a retail store or you may wait up to three years for certain models. Shop a collection of Rolex watches today from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Rolex uses only the highest quality diamonds in their watches and compares these stones against certified master stones. They are the most colorless, so in ranges D to G.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A contemporary Rolex Yacht Master costs around $11,000. However, a vintage model can cost up to $30,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To clean a Rolex watch, wipe it all over periodically with a soft, dry microfiber cloth. For deeper cleaning, you can wash their metal bracelets and cases with warm water and mild dish or hand soap. Use a leather cleaner product to clean leather straps on Rolex watches. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex made its mark on the world in 1910, and in the 100-plus years since, the Bienne, Switzerland-based brand has focused on making some of the highest quality watches in the world, with trademark chronometric precision. Find authentic vintage and new Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you adjust a Rolex band depends on the style. Submariner and SeaDweller watches feature Glidelock clasps that allow you to adjust the size 2 mm at a time simply by opening the bracelet and sliding it back and forth. Other watches use an Easylink comfort extension link which allows you to adjust the length by 5 mm without any special tools. Check the user manual of your specific watch for more detailed instructions. You’ll find a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Adjust a Rolex by twisting the crown at the side counter-clockwise to unscrew it, then gently pull it out three notches to its third position. Twist it clockwise to set the time. Push the crown in until it clicks to its second position. Turn it clockwise to set the date. Push it all the way back in and screw it in in a clockwise direction to secure it and re-waterproof the watch. Browse a range of Rolex timepieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Insert a Rolex spring bar tool into the lug holes, or alternatively, the gaps for the spring bars at the end of the band. Gently retract the spring bar by pressing it with the tool until the band dislodges. Put the new band onto the spring bar. Line up the spring bar with the lugs and use the tool to navigate it into place until it clicks securely. Browse for authenticated Rolex timepieces and bands on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Designed with world travelers in mind, the Rolex Sky-Dweller can be purchased through Rolex directly as well as through authorized retailers and resellers, including 1stDibs. It’s important to purchase from a vetted seller or vendor to ensure authenticity. While Rolex has at times inspired knockoffs, 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    One of the cheapest Rolex watches is the Oyster Perpetual, which usually costs around $5,000. This model is made of oystersteel, an affordable type of steel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The way a Rolex bracelet fits is a matter of preference. For a comfortable fit, Rolex recommends leaving the bracelet loose enough to allow for the wrist expansion that comes with warmth but snug enough to avoid sliding. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Presidential Rolex is a nickname for the Rolex Day-Date watch. When it debuted in 1956, the timepiece stood out as the only one that showed both the date and day of the week on its dial. The watch got its nickname when President Lyndon B. Johnson wore a Day-Date watch made of yellow gold in 1965. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex Day-Date watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Paul Newman Rolex is a Rolex Daytona 6239 that was owned by Paul Newman, who wore it many times during his racing career — Newman began racing professionally in 1972 and is said to have worn the watch every day, both on and off the track. The ruggedly handsome star was captured in countless paparazzi and publicity photos seemingly never without the same beloved Daytona. The back was engraved with the phrase, “Drive Carefully Me.” Search a collection of authenticated Rolex watches from top boutiques worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Daytona is a wristwatch designed with race car drivers in mind. Named after the Daytona 500, the watch measures elapsed time and calculates average speed. Find a selection of Rolex Daytona watches and other styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Changing the date on your Rolex watch differs by which watch you have. It’s a good idea to refer to your Rolex information or check with your retailer to determine how to change the date on your specific Rolex. That said, most Rolex watches allow you to change the date by unscrewing the crown and setting it in the first or second position and turning clockwise or counter-clockwise, again depending on which type of watch you own. Find a collection of vintage and modern Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A genuine Rolex timepiece will feature a deeply, crisply engraved serial number on the side below the six o’ clock mark on the face. There are also many quality indicators to review to ensure that a watch is genuine, including a tiny crown logo etched in the glass face, and an exceptionally smooth second hand. The best way to verify that a Rolex watch is real though, is to buy an expertly vetted product. On 1stDibs, you can find a range of professionally authenticated Rolex watches.