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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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Creator: Rolex
Rolex Ladies 6516 Datejust Red Diamond on Leather
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 6516 Datejust Metals - Stainless steel Case size - 26mm Bezel - Engine turn steel Crystal - Acrylic Movement - Automatic ...
Category

1960s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Yellow Gold Watch 1803
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Yellow Gold Watch 1803 - Automatic winding; 26 jewels, non-quick-set; acrylic crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Blue...
Category

20th Century Swiss Rolex

Rolex Ladies 26mm Datejust Pink MOP Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Condition - Pre owned Model - 6917 datejust Metals - stainless steel Case size - 26mm Bezel - stainless steel diamond Crystal - sapphire Movement - a...
Category

1970s European Modern Vintage Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex 6917 Datejust Pink MOP Diamond on Leather
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 6917 Datejust Metals - Yellow gold/Stainless steel Case size - 26mm Bezel - Yellow Gold Diamond Crystal - Sapphire Movement ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, 14k Gold, Steel

Rolex Submariner 116613LB Men's Watch in Stainless Steel/Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Submariner 116613LB Men's Watch in Stainless Steel/Yellow Gold SKU: 125653 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mecha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Rolex

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Precision Steel Wristwatch, c1945
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Vintage Rolex Precision wristwatch dated Circa 1945. Snap back Stainless Steel case with tapered, teardrop, overlaid fancy lugs. Rolex, 17-Rubies (Jewels) precision lever escapemen...
Category

1940s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Materials

Steel

Rolex Cellini Cellinium Platinum Men's Watch 5240/6
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Cellini Cellinium Platinum Men's Watch 5240/6 - Manual winding. Platinum case (35mm diameter). Mother of pearl decorated dial with Arabic numerals and baton markers; seconds su...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex

Rolex Yacht-Master 169623 Blue Dial Ladies Watch Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Yacht-Master 169623 Ladies Watch. 29mm stainless steel case with a bi-directional 18k yellow gold bezel. Blue dial with gold Mercedes hands and index hour...
Category

Early 2000s Rolex

Rolex Datejust Grey Dial Black Roman Indexes 16014 Steel Watch with paper, 1984
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 16014 Year: 1984 Serial number: 82xxxxx Reference: OT1576 Case: 36mm without crown; Show sign of wear with slight polish from previous w/ inner case back ...
Category

1980s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual with Factory Original Patinated Dial 1953
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 6085 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1953 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 34mm X Diamet...
Category

1950s Swiss Modernist Vintage Rolex

Rolex Datejust 16233 Blue Vignette Diamond Dial Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Datejust 16233 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Blue vignette dial with factory diamond hour markers. Minute markers on the outer dial. Date...
Category

1990s Rolex

Rolex Midsize 31 Slate Dial Yellow Gold Steel Ladies Watch 77483 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Midsize 31 Slate Dial Yellow Gold Steel Ladies Watch 77483 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold round case 31...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Rolex

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 124300 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 41 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Rolex

Materials

Steel

Rolex Steel with Rare Reference Number 1003 Machined Bezel from 1968 or 69
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1003 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1968 / 69 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 40mm X D...
Category

1960s Swiss Modernist Vintage Rolex

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Flawless Factory Blue Dial 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Early 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length ...
Category

1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Original Black Dial, Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date / Reference 1501 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Early 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Rolex

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Rolex

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Date with Original Dial from Late 70's Early 80's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Date / Reference 6694 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: Late 70's / Early 80's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length...
Category

1980s Swiss Modernist Vintage Rolex

Rolex Datejust 36 Rhodium Roman Dial Steel Mens Watch 16200 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Rhodium Roman Dial Steel Mens Watch 16200 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diamete...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Rolex

Materials

Rhodium, Steel

Rolex Pearlmaster Datejust Women's Yellow Gold Lapis Lazuli Dial Diamond Set
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual 29mm Pearlmaster Datejust Women's Wristwatch, rare lapis lazuli dial, date at 3 0'clock, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel set with approximately 12 r...
Category

20th Century Swiss Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 18K YG Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ladies Watch w Xtra Links & Appraisal
By Rolex
Located in Eagan, MN
This watch was made by Rolex in the 1980s. The watch it is 18k Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel. It is 32.2 DWT. The circumference is approximately 6.5 and it comes with 2 additiona...
Category

1980s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Rolex

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118346
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118346 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with diamond bezel ( 36 mm ) . Glacier dial with diamo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Red Vignette Diamond Watch 79173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Red Vignette Diamond Watch 79173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 26 ...
Category

Early 2000s Rolex

Materials

Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust from 1967 with Original Dial and Dauphine Hands
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Reference 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1967 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 43mm x Diameter 36mm ...
Category

1960s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex

Rolex Air King Blue Dial Domed Bezel Steel Mens Watch 14000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Air King 34mm Blue Dial Domed Bezel Steel Mens Watch 14000. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 34 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless steel smoo...
Category

20th Century Rolex

Materials

Steel

Rolex Ladies 26mm Datejust 69173 MOP Diamond jubilee
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 69173 Datejust Metals - Yellow Solid Gold Case size - 26mm Bezel - Yellow gold Diamond Crystal - Sapphire Movement - Autom...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Day-Date White Gold Diamond Pave Roman Numeral Dial 128159RBR
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This Rolex Day-Date is designed in a 36mm white gold case set entirely with diamonds. The dial is diamond set with blue Roman numerals. This watch comes on a blue leather strap. Re...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Rolex

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Rolex Datejust Midsize Aftermarket Mother of Pearl Dial Diamond Bezel 6827
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
ROLEX DATEJUST MIDSIZE 31MM AFTERMARKET MOP DIAL DIAMOND BEZEL 6827 -Condition: Mint -Case Size: 31mm -Movement: Automatic -Metal: 18k Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel -Feature: Date d...
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Sea-Dweller Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Men Watch 16600
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This watch was produced in 2004. Minor scratches and nicks on the bezel insert. Recently serviced. Wrist Fit: 7.5 Inches. Brand: Rolex Type: Wristwatch Department: Men Model Num...
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Rolex

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex 5500 Air-King Pink MOP Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
Brand - Rolex Gender - Unisex Model - 5500-AIR KING Condition - pre owned Metals - Stainless steel Case size - 34 mm Bezel - Steel Gold plated 1CT diamond Crystal - sapphire Movement...
Category

1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 1601 Two Tone Roman on Brown Leather
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
Brand - Rolex Model - 1601 Datejust Case Size - 36mm Metals - Steel/Yellow Gold Dial - Two-tone Roman Numeral Bezel - Rolex gold Fluted Crystal - New Acrylic Movement - Rolex Cal....
Category

1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual with Factory Papers New Condition from 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1002 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 40mm X Dia...
Category

1970s Swiss Modernist Vintage Rolex

Rolex Ladies President 18 Karat Gold Ruby Watch Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Ladies President 18k Yellow Gold Ruby Watch Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial SKU: WA00001 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: ROLEX 18k YELLOW GOLD LADIES PRESIDENT Country of O...
Category

20th Century Unknown Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Men's 1978, Automatic Diamond Ruby Dial 18 Karat Gold
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust Men's Watch Custom Diamond Ruby Bezel Dial 18k Gold, Dated 1978 Rolex Two Tone Datejust Men's 1978, Automatic Diamond Ruby Dial 18 karat Gold SKU: WA00014 PRIMARY DE...
Category

20th Century Swiss Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex 36mm Datejust 16013 Pink MOP Diamond Jubilee
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Unisex Model - 16013 Datejust Metals - Yellow Gold / Stainless steel Case size - 36mm Bezel - Yellow Gold Diamond Crystal - Sapphire Move...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Ladies 6917 Datejust Pink Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 6917 Presidential Metals - Yellow Solid Gold Case size - 26mm Bezel - Yellow gold Fluted Crystal - Acrylic Movement - Auto...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Rolex Datejust 16013 Black Diamond Jubilee
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 16013 Datejust Metals - Yellow Gold / Steel Case size - 36mm Bezel - Yellow gold Diamond Crystal - Sapphire Movement - A...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Stainless Steel, 14k Gold

Rolex "Blue" Milgauss Stainless Steel Watch 116400 GV
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex "Blue" Milgauss Stainless Steel Watch 116400 GV- Automatic winding, green sapphire crystal, 31 jewels. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel (40mm diameter). Blue dial with lu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex

Rolex Submariner 18k Gold Men's Watch 16618 Blue Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner 18k Gold Men's Watch 16618 Blue Dial - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with rotating bezel with blue insert (40mm diam...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex

Rolex GMT-Master II Coke Black Dial Automatic Watch Steel 116710 Original Box
By Rolex
Located in Huntington Beach, CA
Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II "Coke" Model Number: 16710 It comes with the Original Box
Category

2010s Contemporary Rolex

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Ladies President Datejust 6917 Yellow Gold Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 6917 Presidential Metals - Yellow Solid Gold Case size - 26mm Bezel - Yellow gold Diamond Crystal - Sapphire Movement - Au...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Midsize 6827 MOP Oyster Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 6827 Datejust Metals - Yellow gold / Steel Case size - 31mm Bezel - Yellow gold Diamond Crystal - Sapphire Movement - Aut...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Ladies Datejust Pyramid Roman Diamond Jubilee
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
(Watch Description) Brand - Rolex Gender - Ladies Model - 69173 Datejust Metals - Yellow Solid Gold Case size - 26mm Bezel - Yellow gold Diamond Crystal - Sapphire Movement - Autom...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Men's Rolex 18k Yellow Gold Day-Date Wristwatch with Diamond Bezel Ref. 118348
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Men's Rolex Ref. 118348 18k yellow gold Day-Date with diamond bezel automatic wristwatch featuring sweep centre seconds, day, date and 18k gold bracelet. It has a gold dial and bagu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona 116523 Two Tone Rare Blue Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona 116523 Two Tone Rare Blue Watch All original Rolex parts Excellent condition!! Original Box and papers included circa 2015 2 year warranty Free overnight insured ...
Category

2010s European Rolex

Rolex Ladies Yacht-Master 2-Tone Watch 169623 White Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Yacht-Master 2-Tone Watch 169623 White Dial - Automatic winding; sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel ( 29 mm ). White dial with black hour ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex

Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1503 35mm 14k Solid Gold Automatic 1960 RA264
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless luxury, Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref.1503 solid 14k gold automatic, c.1968, all original. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Rolex signed blue dial...
Category

1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex 2-Tone Datejust Mother of Pearl and Diamonds Automatic Dial 18k Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex 2-Tone Datejust Mother of Pearl and Diamonds Automatic Dial 18 Karat Gold Watch SKU: WA00013 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: Rolex 2-Tone Datejust Mother of Pearl Countr...
Category

20th Century Unknown Rolex

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date All Original with Rare Waffle Dial from 1954
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1954 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm x Diameter 34mm MOV...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Rolex

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Precision Big Bubbleback 6028 Steel Automatic Watch, 1952
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 6028 Year: 1952 Serial number: 84xxxx Reference: OT1575 Case: 36mm diameter without crown; show sign of wear with slight polish from previous; inner case...
Category

1950s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex President 18038 Day-Date Yellow Gold Black Stick
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
Brand - Rolex Model - 18038 President(day-date) Case Size - 36mm Metals - Yellow Gold Bezel - Yellow Gold Fluted Crystal - Sapphire Dial - Black Stick track Movement - Rolex CAL....
Category

1990s Swiss Rolex

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Ladies Datejust 68173 MOP Diamond Two-Tone Jubilee
By Rolex
Located in Sylmar, CA
Brand - Rolex Model - 68273 Datejust Metals - Yellow Gold/Steel Case Size - 31mm Crystal - Sapphire Dial - MOP Diamond Movement - Automatic CAL.2135 Wrist size - Two tone Jubilee W...
Category

1980s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 17013 Men's Watch in 18kt Stainless Steel/Yellow Gold
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Datejust 17013 Men's Watch in 18kt Stainless Steel/Yellow Gold SKU: 124193 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: Datejust Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Quartz: ...
Category

1980s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 69178 Blue Dial Ladies Watch Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 69178 Ladies Watch. 26mm 18K yellow gold case. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel. Blue dial with gold hands and factory diamond hour markers. Minute marker...
Category

1990s Rolex

Rolex Steel Datejust with Custom Made Bezel and Original Dial Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Factory House STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Datejust / Reference: 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel & Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1974 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Len...
Category

1970s Swiss Modernist Vintage Rolex

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date with Custom Tiffany Blue Dial Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Reference 1500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm X Diam...
Category

1970s Swiss Modernist Vintage Rolex

Mens Rolex Oyster Datejust 1600 14k SS Automatic 1960s Vintage Swiss RA169
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless icon, Men's 14k gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref.1600 automatic, c.1967, all original. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Rolex ...
Category

1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex

Rolex Men's GMT Master II 116710LN Ceramic Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
ROLEX MENS GMT MASTER II 116710LN CERAMIC BLACK DIAL STAINLESS STEEL 40MM WATCH all original parts! comes with original rolex box and booklets excellent condition year: 2009 sho...
Category

Early 2000s European Rolex

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Questions About Rolex
  • 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 ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Complete Rolex service from an official Rolex service center includes several things. Normally, the expert takes the entire watch apart and cleans each individual piece with an ultrasonic system to remove dust and debris. Then, the expert inspects each part and replaces damaged and worn ones with new genuine Rolex parts. Shop a wide range of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a great entry-level Rolex to purchase. The perpetual refers to the ability of the watch to use the energy of the wearer's wrist motion to run. It is a popular starter Rolex.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To begin to wind a Rolex Datejust, unscrew the winding crown fully. Then, turn the crown in a clockwise direction at least 25 times for a partial winding. Because the watch self-winds as you move, you usually only need to wind a Rolex Datejust before the first wear or if you let several days pass between wears. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex Datejust watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To wind a Rolex Datejust, 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 wide selection of Rolex Datejust watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The most optimal way to put on a Rolex watch is to loosen the clasp and gently slide your hand through it before securing the clasp once again. The wrist you choose to wear a Rolex on is a matter of preference. However, it is customary to wear watches on your non-dominant hand to best utilize the functions. Browse a wide selection of Rolex pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best way to remove scratches from a Rolex will depend on the severity of the scratches. For minimal scratches, try using a polishing cloth. Be mindful, polishing cloths can only be used on the polished parts of the Rolex to avoid more damage. Shop a variety of expertly vetted Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex watches are special because they are crafted with 904L stainless steel which ensures durability and longevity. The stainless steel also polishes exquisitely well. You can shop a collection of Rolex timepieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Rolex movement is called ‘oyster perpetual movement’ and refers to the timepiece’s ability to run on the energy of the wearer’s movement instead of having to be wound. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Rolex timepieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Masterpiece is a special-edition Rolex Day-Date with a larger face. Due to their exclusive nature, the Rolex Masterpiece is one of the most coveted styles of watches. Find a selection of Rolex Masterpiece watches and other styles 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
    The rehaut on a Rolex is the metal band that separates the crystal front of the watch from the dial face. It can sometimes be engraved with the serial number or simply with the “Rolex” name. Take a look at a collection of expertly vetted Rolex timepieces from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Air-King is a wristwatch designed with flight and aviation influences. When released in 1945, this style had the biggest case at the time, measuring 34mm and earning the name “king.” The large face allowed fighter pilots to easily read the time. The Rolex Air-King continues to be a popular style of Rolex to this day. Find a selection of Rolex Air-King watches and other styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    While choosing a watch can depend on the wearer's style, there are a few consistent favorites. Some of the top Rolex watches for women include the Rolex Datejust, the Rolex Day-Date, and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Before you buy your Rolex, a couple things to consider are the style you want, whether you want new or vintage and which size would best compliment your wrist. Shop a collection of properly vetted vintage and new Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The right time to buy a Rolex is really when you have the discretionary funds to purchase the model you want. Rolex produces its watches in limited quantities which can fuel cost increases, although the high-end retailer has not confirmed any increases in the near future. Shop a collection of Rolex timepieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best Rolex really comes down to a matter of preference. From fit and style to functionality, the best Rolex watch is the one that suits you and your needs perfectly. Shop a range of expertly vetted Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The world-renowned watchmaker started using 904L steel in 1985. 904L stainless steel is known for its anti-corrosion properties and gorgeous sheen. Previously, Rolex used 316L stainless steel. You can find an assortment of Rolex watches from the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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