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Rolex Women's Winding Watch 14K Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in Westport, CT
An antique fully functional 14K yellow gold Rolex women's winding watch. The band is flexible with
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Women's Winding Watch 14K Yellow Gold
Rolex Women's Winding Watch 14K Yellow Gold
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H 0.32 in W 0.63 in Dm 0.63 in
Rolex Steel Thunderbird Datejust Self Winding Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2002 Rolex Datejust Thunderbird Wrist Watch, 36 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 Piece Oyster Case with
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex 1957 Ref 1500 Yellow Gold Self Winding Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1957 Rolex "Date" model reference 1500 Wrist Watch, 34 M.M. 14k Yellow Gold 3 Piece Oyster
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies 18Kt. Gold Early Perpetual Winding "Bubble Back" Watch, circa 1949
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
COMMITMENT This is a very rare example of an early Rolex Ladies Perpetual Winding watch. The watch is in
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

15 Kt Gold Ladys Vintage Rolex Manual Winding, Collectors
By Rolex
Located in Antwerp, BE
15 Kt Gold Ladys Vintage Rolex Manual Winding , Collectors Case: 15 Kt Gold diameter 25.5 mm x 8.3
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

15k Gold, Gold

Rolex Rose Gold Stainless Steel Jubilee Bracelet Self-Winding Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Reference 1601 METAL / MATERIAL
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Precision Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A men's vintage 1938 33mm Rolex Precision in stainless steel. Featuring a silver dial with applied
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Precision Watch
Vintage Rolex Precision Watch
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Dm 1.3 in
Rolex 1978 Yellow Gold Self Winding Date Wristwatch with Custom Diamond Bezel
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1978 Rolex Date, Reference 1570, 34 M.M. 14K Yellow Gold 3 Piece Oyster Case with Custom
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Rolex Oyster Lifesaver 2849 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A quite rare 32mm Oyster wristwatch in 9k yellow gold, also known as Lifesaver by Rolex. Features a
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster Lifesaver 2849 Watch
Rolex Oyster Lifesaver 2849 Watch
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Dm 1.26 in L 6.7 in
Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 36mm Explorer crafted in stainless steel by Rolex. Features a matte black dial with arabic
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
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Dm 1.42 in
Rolex Tudor Oyster Prince 7965 Rolex 34mm Leather Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Tudor Oyster Prince 34mm Stainless Steel Vintage Watch with booklet papers. This genuine
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Vintage rare cushion shaped watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Rolex Vintage rare Cushion shape 18 K gold.1930's This is a lovely and rare cushion shaped watch in
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Early 20th Century European Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 6605
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 6605 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with engine
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Men's Steel Watch, 1603
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Men's Steel Watch 1603 - Automatic winding . Stainless steel case with rare early
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Grey Floral Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
bezel. The watch is fitted with a sapphire crystal, a self-winding automatic movement and a Jubilee
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona White Gold 116519 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
-resistant sapphire crystal and powered by a self-winding automatic chronograph movement. The watch is
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A vintage stainless steel GMT-Master by Rolex. Featuring a matte black dial with applied hour
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Steel & Gold 116523 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Daytona in Oystersteel and yellow gold by Rolex. Featuring a champagne dial with an engraved
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Thunderbird Turnograph Men's Watch 1625
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Rolex Thunderbird Turnograph Men's Watch 1625 - Automatic winding; acrylic crystal
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Pocket Watch Ref 3002
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Stainless Steel Pocket Watch Ref 3002 - Manual winding. Stainless steel case with smooth
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Rolex Datejust Midsize 2-Tone Watch 178273
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Midsize 2-Tone Watch 178273 - Automatic winding; 31 jewel; sapphire crystal
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Gold precison watch in amazing condition
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
and raised markers. Manual hand winding, Original Rolex winder. Case is stamped 9k Gold This watch is
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Mid-20th Century European Wrist Watches

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Gold

Rolex Datejust Two-Tone 36mm Estate Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
This Rolex Datejust Estate watch is a timeless classic, circa 1998. Driven by a self-winding
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1990s 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
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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
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 79174
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 79174 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex GMT-Master II Watch 16710
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex GMT-Master II Watch 16710 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Midsize Watch 78240
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Midsize Watch 78240 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case (31mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

ROLEX Orchid Chameleon 18K Yellow Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Fernando, CA
Beautiful Vintage Rolex Orchid Chameleon Watch Manual winding movement 18k yellow gold case Approx
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 79174
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 79174 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 69174
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 69174 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex 116710BLNR GMT-Master II "Batman" Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rolex 116710BLNR GMT-Master II "Batman" Stainless Steel Watch Discover the iconic Rolex 116710BLNR
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex DateJust Pink Floral Dial 116244 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
with sapphire crystal and a self-winding automatic movement. In excellent condition, the watch comes
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 69174
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Datejust Stainless Steel Watch 69174 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone 126233 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone 126233 Watch - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

14k Rolex Women's Cocktail Watch. 14k Orchid Rolex with Yellows Gold Bracelet.
By Rolex
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Yellow Rolex Orchid Ladies mechanical Movement Wristwatch. Circa 1960s. 1400 Caliber Rolex Movement
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Watch 114200
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Watch 114200 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, no-date
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex 116719 GMT-Master II "Pepsi" Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rolex 116719 GMT-Master II "Pepsi" White Gold Watch Elevate your wrist with the prestigious Rolex
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

14k Rolex Womens Cocktail Watch. 14k gold Manual Windup. 1950s Ladies Rolex
By Rolex
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Rolex Ladies Mechanical Movement Wristwatch. Circa 1950s. Beautiful Watch. Manual Windup mechanism
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Rolex Lady Datejust Watch 79173 Steel - 18K Gold Index Diamond Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tested Before Shipment. WATCH INFORMATION DIAL (FACE) Rolex Champagne Dial with Factory Baton Index
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Turnograph Datejust Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116264
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Turnograph Datejust Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116264 - Automatic winding, 31 jewel
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Prince Brancard Wrist Watch 9 Ct Gold
By Rolex
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rolex Prince Brancard Wrist Watch 9 ct Gold We are proud to offer you this very good Rolex
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Early 20th Century Swiss Artisan Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

Rolex Prince Brancard Wrist Watch 9 Ct Gold
Rolex Prince Brancard Wrist Watch 9 Ct Gold
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H 1.67 in W 0.97 in
Rolex Ladies Pearlmaster Midsize White Gold Watch 81209
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Pearlmaster Midsize White Gold Watch 81209 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner Men's 18k Gold Diver's Watch 16618
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner Men's 18k Gold Diver's Watch 16618 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Yacht-Master Men's Stainless Steel Watch 126622
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Yacht-Master Men's Stainless Steel Watch 126622 - Automatic winding, Caliber 3235 movement
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Kermit Submariner Men's Stainless Steel Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Kermit Submariner Men's Stainless Steel Watch 16610 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, pressure
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master Stainless Steel Men's Watch 1675
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex GMT-Master Stainless Steel Men's Watch 1675 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Extremely rare rectangular solid gold watch 1930s
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
. This attractive watch is manual hand winding. Excellent condition it has been recently serviced-cleaned
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20th Century European Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Coral Red Dial 124300 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
-winding automatic movement. The watch comes complete with a Rolex box, original swing tags and a new
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Coral, Stainless Steel

Rolex Yacht-Master Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116622
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Yacht-Master Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116622 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Ladies Steel Oyster perpetual Wrist Watch complete
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
2017 Rolex Ladies Wrist Watch, 26 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 Piece Oyster Water Resistant case
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Ladies Pearlmaster Midsize White Gold Watch 81209
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Pearlmaster Midsize White Gold Watch 81209 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset
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20th Century French Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116000 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, sapphire
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Date Model 69160 Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Date Model 69160 Stainless Steel Watch - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies President 18K Yellow Gold 6917 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies President 18K Yellow Gold 6917 Watch - Automatic winding, acrylic crystal. 18k yellow
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Lady Datejust Stainless Steel Ladies Watch 179174
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Lady Datejust Stainless Steel Ladies Watch 179174 - Automatic winding; 31 jewel; sapphire
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date Masterpiece Pearlmaster Diamond Set Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
crystal and powered by a self-winding automatic movement. The watch is fitted with a tri-gold pearlmaster
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Vintage Rolex Submariner Black Dial Men's Automatic Watch 5513
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Rolex Submariner Black Dial Men's Automatic Watch 5513 - Automatic winding; acrylic crystal
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Air-King Pool Intairdril 5500 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A mens 34mm vintage Air King wristwatch by Rolex. Features a silver dial with applied hour markers
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116610 LN
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner Date Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116610 LN - Automatic winding, 31 jewels
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

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Winding Rolex Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an expansive variety of winding rolex watches available on 1stDibs. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from steel, gold and yellow gold — can elevate any look. Find a collection of 3733 vintage versions or 2877 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our collection, which features older pieces for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, has proven very popular over the years. Pieces in our collection of winding rolex watches made by modern jewelers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — are very popular. Lovers of these pieces agree that it’s a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 163 diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. A selection of round cut, baguette cut and brilliant cut can be found today on these pages. When shopping our range of winding rolex watches, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for women today than there are for men.

How Much are Winding Rolex Watches?

On average, winding rolex watches at 1stDibs sell for $8,273, while they’re typically $240 on the low end and $480,000 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, 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.

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.