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Rolex Watches

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
Brand new rolex green Box
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic. Brand new Rolex new model green box, Comes with box, wallet and green tag.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex Watches

Rolex Datejust Calibre 18 Karat Yellow Gold Bracelet Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Magnificent Rolex Datejust Calibre 18 Karat Yellow Gold Watch with President bracelet. Alternating satin gold and bright polish gold finishes throughout...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Rolex Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Rare Day-Date Octopus Diamond Set 18048
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A yellow gold 36mm rare vintage Day-Date Octopus by Rolex. Features a champagne dial set with 2 baguette cut and 8 round brilliant cut diamond hour markers. Complementing the dial is...
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20th Century Swiss Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

1987 Rolex GMT Master Pepsi Vintage Watch 16700 Factory Original As Is
By Rolex
Located in Santa Monica, CA
1987 Rolex GMT Master Pepsi Automatic Watch 16700 Bracelet: 8.5 inch length including the case, thirteen links, clasp “M11”, "78360” see pictur...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Rolex Watches

Rolex Submariner 16610LV aka "the Kermit" / "Green Submariner". Year 2008.
By Rolex
Located in Canterbury, England
Our Rolex Submariner 16610LV aka "the Kermit" or the "Green Submariner" is a pre-ceramic and features a 40mm stainless steel case with green b...
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Early 2000s Rolex Watches

Rolex Datejust 26mm 18K Yellow Gold Steel No Holes Champagne Dial Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned. Good condition. signs of wear. No original box and paper. Comes with a chronostore box and 2 year warranty. Brand & Model Details: Brand: Rolex Model: Datejust 69173 Mode...
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20th Century Swiss Rolex Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex 26mm 14k Yellow gold and Stainless Steel Jubilee Perpetual Datejust
By Rolex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rolex Date 26mm White Gold Dial and Sticks Accent Dial 2 Tone Oyster Band Creator: Rolex Design: Datejust Watch Datejust Collection Case Material: 14k Gold and Stainless Steel Strap...
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1980s Swiss Contemporary Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Custom 1 1/3 Ct Diamond Bezel Iced For Rolex Datejust 36mm Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Custom 1.30 carat diamond bezel for Rolex Datejust 36mm stainless steel watch models. This diamond bezel comes with a fine velvet jewelry box. Approx. 1.30 carats of genuine natural SI-I brilliant round diamonds are pave-set in this custom diamond bezel that fits a 36mm Rolex Oyster Datejust stainless steel...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

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 Rolex Tudor timepiece features a 34mm stainless steel bezel and Rolex double lock crown. 34mm Tudor Oyster-Prince watch is a vintage 7965 model with a self-winding automatic Tudor movement. Original Swiss movement is running and watch comes with a calf leather deBeers watch...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Custom 1 1/3 Ct Diamond Bezel Iced For Rolex Date Air 34mm Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Custom 1.30 carat diamond bezel for Rolex Date 34mm stainless steel watch models. This diamond bezel comes with a fine velvet jewelry box. App...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Rolex Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 36mm 18K Gold Steel Champagne Diamond Dial Men Watch 126233
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Preowned. Comes with a box and Manuals. No papers are included. * Free Shipping within the USA * Two-year warranty coverage * 14-day return policy with a full refund. Buyers can ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex Watches

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Steel

Rolex Cellini 18K White Gold Cellissima 26mm Dial Diamond Bezel 6671 Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Cellini 18K White Gold Cellissima 26mm Dial Diamond Bezel 6671 Watch – a masterpiece that seamlessly fuses elegance and precision. This exquisite timepiece showcases a luxuriou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex 126234 Datejust 36mm Stainless Steel Blue Motif Dial Watch New 2024
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Rolex 126234 Datejust 36mm wristwatch, a stunning timepiece with a silver case and bracelet. This luxury watch features a blue motif dial ...
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2010s Swiss Modern Rolex Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 18k Yellow Gold Holes Case Champagne Dial Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned in good condition. No original box and papers. * Free Shipping within the USA * Two-year warranty coverage * 14-day return policy with a full refund. Buyers can verify the...
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20th Century Swiss Rolex Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel & White Gold Ladies Watch 179174
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel & White Gold Ladies Watch 179174 - Automatic winding; 31 jewel; sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k white gold fluted bezel ( 26 mm) . Bl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex Watches

Materials

White Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Coral Red Dial 124300
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
This Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Coral Red Dial 124300 2021 is in overall good pre-owned condition. Comes with new card. Role...
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2010s Swiss Rolex Watches

Materials

Coral, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oysterdate with Custom Tiffany Blue Dial circa, 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oysterdate / Reference 5500 / 6694 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1960's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm X Dia...
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1960s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Oysterdate with Custom Finished T. Blue Dial, 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oysterdate / Reference 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm X Diameter 3...
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 6917 Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial Jubilee Band Fluted Bezel
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Pre-Owned Rolex 6917 Ladies 26mm Two Tone Datejust Watch, Custom Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial & Fluted Bezel on Rolex 14K Yellow Gold And Stainless Steel Jubilee Band. SKU 6...
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1980s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 6917 Light Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial Jubilee Band
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Pre-Owned Rolex 6917 Ladies 26mm Two Tone Datejust Watch, Custom Light Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial & Fluted Bezel on Rolex 14K Yellow Gold And Stainless Steel Jubilee Band. ...
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1980s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 6917 Light Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial Oyster Band
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Pre-Owned Rolex 6917 Ladies 26mm Datejust Watch, Custom Light Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial & Fluted Bezel on Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Band. SKU 6917-SS-LBMOP-DIA-AM-FLT-...
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1980s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Cellini Prince 18k White Gold Men's Watch 5443/9
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Cellini Prince 18k White Gold Men's Watch 5443/9 - Manual winding. 18k white gold case with exposition back (29 mm x 45mm ). Black dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex 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 18k white gold Fluted bezel (26mm diameter). Salmon di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex Watches

Rolex 1940s Yellow Gold Automatic Bubble Back Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Circa 1940s Rolex Bubble Back Wrist Watch, 32 M.M. 3 Piece 14K Yellow Gold case with smooth Bezel, Automatic, Self Winding movement. Restored Black ...
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1940s Swiss Aesthetic Movement Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Watch
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Watch - Automatic in Very Good condition. Model Number: 115 200 & Serial Number: M278262 Year: 2007 -2008 Sta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Rolex Watches

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Stainless Steel

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 crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k white gold f...
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20th Century Swiss Rolex Watches

Rolex Explorer 36mm Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch 14270
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre Owned Rolex Explorer 36mm Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch 14270. The minor patina on the dial near the center of the hands aro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex Watches

2014 Rolex DateJust Stainless Steel 18K Gold and Diamonds Model 116243 Papers
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
2014 Rolex DateJust Stainless Steel and 18 Karat Gold and Original Diamond Dial Model 116243 c.2014 Includes original Rolex card. Diamond Dial and Markers are all original Rolex 36...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rolex Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel, Steel, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, 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, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex 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 18k white gold fluted bezel . Silver dial with stick h...
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20th Century Swiss Rolex Watches

Rolex Milgauss Blue Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Men's Watch 116400GV
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Display model. Excellent condition. 2021 card. Brand: Rolex Type: Wristwatch Department: Men Model Number: 116400GV Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland Style: Luxury Model: Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Vintage: No Movement: Mechanical (Automatic) Number of Jewels: 31 Jewels Dial Color: Blue Dial Pattern: Sunburst Display: Analog Indices: 12-Hour Dial, Stick Indexes Bezel Type: Fixed, Smooth Bezel Color: Steel Band Color: Steel Band Material: Stainless Steel Closure: Fold-Over Clasp Band Type: Bracelet Band Width: 15.5 mm Lug Width: 20 mm Case Material: Stainless Steel Case Color: Steel Water Resistance: 100 m (10 ATM) Watch Shape: Round Caseback: Solid Case Finish: Polished Case Size: 40 mm Case Thickness: 13 mm Features: Fixed Bezel, Luminous Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Screwdown Crown, Self-Winding, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement, Water-Resistant Year Manufactured: 2010-Now Customized: No Handedness: Right With Original Packaging: Yes With Booklet: Yes With Papers: Yes Seller Warranty: Yes Wrist Fit: 7.5 Inches Movement Caliber: Rolex Caliber 3131
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Champagne 18k Gold Stainless Datejust 68273 Women's Wristwatch 31 mm
By Rolex
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A timeless silhouette made of high-quality materials and packed with precision and luxury makes this wristwatch the perfect choice for a sophisticated finish to any look. It is a gra...
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20th Century Rolex Watches

Rolex 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Steel Oyster Perpetual Date 1512
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex 14kt. yellow gold and steel Oyster Perpetual Date 1512 Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date Made in Switzerland, Date of purchase, 1990. Case Diame...
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1990s Swiss Rolex Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

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

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Date Precision Stainless Steel Men's Wristwatch Ref 6066
By Rolex
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century all original, 1951 Rolex stainless steel oyster date precision wristwatch. Red date wheel. Original ruby steel riveted oyster band. Unpolished, ...
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Mid-20th Century Rolex Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex 9Kt Gold Art Deco Tank Style Watch circa 1920's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Tank METAL / MATERIAL: 9Kt Solid Gold CIRCA / YEAR: Early 1920's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 36mm X Width 20mm MOVEME...
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1920s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Rolex Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 79160 Stainless Steel Women's Wrist Watch
By Rolex
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Satin steel with polished accents give this Rolex versatile appeal. Sturdy and perfect for everyday wear, this women's Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Wrist Watch has an automatic ...
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Early 2000s Swiss Rolex Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Extremely rare rectangular solid gold watch 1930s
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Rolex Ref 2356 Circa 1930 Rolex Vintage Rectangular solid gold case with solid wire gold fixed lugs. This attractive watch is manual hand winding. Excellent condition it has been recently serviced-cleaned-restored from top to bottom by competent restorers and watchmakers. Dial is signed Rolex raised gold numbers and blued steel hands. Movement is signed Rolex 15 Rubies...
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20th Century European Art Deco Rolex Watches

Materials

Gold

Rolex Zenith Daytona 16520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A stainless steel Zenith Daytona by Rolex. The watch features a black dial, an engraved tachymetric scale, three chronograph counters and pushers; features that were designed to make...
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Late 20th Century European Modern Rolex Watches

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Steel

Rolex 18Kt. Solid Rose Gold with Original Cord Band and Hardware circa 1940's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolexl Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Reference 4554 METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt Rose Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 37mm X Width 17mm ...
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1940s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Rolex Watches

Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Watch With Original Shantung Dial 1971
By Rolex
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
A men's vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual stainless watch Ref # 1002, with a service box. This Rolex with a production year of 1971 based on serial # (2688482) features a 34mm stainless...
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Date 26MM 6516 Custom Turquoise Diamond Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Houston, TX
Brand: Rolex Gender: Ladies Metal Type: Stainless Steel Diameter: 26.00 mm Weight: 46.51 Grams Ladies stainless steel diamond ROLEX Swiss made watch. The metal was tested and de...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex Watches

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Diamond, Turquoise, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Ref Number 1601
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Ref Number 1601 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Ref Number 1601 Place of origin: Switzerland Period: 1960 - 1969 Case Diameter: 33 mm Movement:...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Rolex Watches

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14k Gold

14k Rolex Women's Cocktail Watch. 14k Orchid Rolex with Yellows Gold Bracelet.
By Rolex
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Vintage from the 1950s Band material: Gold Materials: Gold Power: Mechanical Readout: Analog 14k Yellow Rolex Orchid Ladies mechanical Movement Wristwat...
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Early 2000s Rolex Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies SS Datejust Pink MOP Diamond Dial Smooth Bezel Jubilee Band Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Brand : Rolex Model : Datejust (Non-Quickset Model) Gender : Ladies Metals : Stainless Steel Case Size : 24 mm Dial : Custom Pink Mother Of Pearl Diamond Dial (This dial is not orig...
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1970s Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

1997 Rolex Yacht Master 29MM 69623 18K Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Houston, TX
Brand: Rolex Gender: Ladies Metal Type: 18K Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Diameter: 29.00 mm Weight: 72.30 Grams Ladies 18K yellow gold and stainless steel ROLEX Swiss made watc...
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1990s Swiss Rolex Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 41 Diamond Mens Wristwatch 126333 Stainless Gold 18k Auto 1YrWnty
By Rolex
Located in Greensboro, NC
Brand: Rolex Model: Datejust 41 Model Number: 126333 Movement: Automatic Warranty: One Year Year: 2016 Movement Maker: Swiss Dial Color: Factory Champagne 10 Diamond Metal Content: ...
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2010s Rolex Watches

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

Rolex Ladies Oyster Perpetual Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial Diamond Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Brand : Rolex Model : Oyster Perpetual Model Gender : Ladies Metals : Stainless Steel Case Size : 24 mm Dial : Custom Mother Of Pearl Diamond Dial (This dial is not original Rol...
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1970s Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

1986 Rolex Lady Datejust 26MM 69174 White Dial Jubilee Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Houston, TX
Brand: Rolex Gender: Ladies Diameter: 26.00 mm Weight: 49.06 grams Ladies Stainless Steel ROLEX Swiss-made watch. The metal was tested and determined to be stainless steel. The "...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Rolex Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Steel Oyster Perpetual Date With Custom Lavender Dial Circa 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: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 39mm X...
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Rolex Watches

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Stainless Steel

2010 Rolex Rose Gold 116231 Watch Diamond Dial Bezel Box/Paperwork #16977
By Rolex
Located in Washington Depot, CT
2010 Rolex Rose Gold Two Tone Ladies Watch Model: 116231 Serial: G598007 This luxurious Rolex midsize watch is set in 18K rose gold and stainles...
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21st Century and Contemporary Rolex Watches

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White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Antique Mid-Century 14K Gold Ladies' Rolex Watch
By Rolex
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Mid-Century ladies watch. In 14 karat gold. With a round case, faceted bezel, and a later expandable gold-plated wristband. Engraved to the reverse with a dedication to Sep...
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1960s Vintage Rolex Watches

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14k Gold

2023 Rolex Submariner 126613LB Blue 41mm Ceramic 18K Yellow Gold Steel Box Paper
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 126613LB Serial: 04T7V*** Year: 2023 Model: Submariner Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: 18K Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Bezel: Blue Ceramic Dial: Blue F...
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Early 2000s Rolex Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Ladies Oyster Perpetual Blue MOP Rainbow Dial Fluted Bezel Jubilee Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Brand : Rolex Model : Oyster Perpetual Gender : Ladies Metals : 14K Yellow Gold / Stainless Steel Case Size : 24 mm Dial : Custom Blue Mother Of Pearl Rainbow Emerald...
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1970s Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 16014 36mm 18k Gold Bezel Black Jubilee Dial Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 16014 Serial: 7503*** Year: 1983 Model: Datejust Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: 18K White Gold Dial: Black Jubil...
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1980s Vintage Rolex Watches

Rolex Ladies Two Tone Datejust Malachite Diamond Dial Fluted Bezel Jubilee Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Swiss Wrist - SKU 6917-TT-MLC-DIA-AM-FLT-JBL Brand : Rolex Model : Datejust (Non-Quickset Model) Gender : Ladies Metals : 14K/Stainless Steel Case Size : 26 mm Dial : Custom Malach...
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1980s Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel Blue Index Dial Jubilee Smooth Automatic Watch 126300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
New. Original Box and Papers are Included. * Free Shipping within the USA * Five-year warranty coverage * 14-day return policy with a full refund. Buyers can verify the watch's aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Rolex Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Ladies Rose Gold Datejust Blue MOP Diamond Dial Diamond Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in San Pedro, CA
Brand : Rolex Model : Datejust (Non-Quickset Model) Gender : Ladies Metals : Rose Gold/Stainless Steel Case Size : 26 mm Dial : Custom Blue Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial (This di...
Category

1970s Vintage Rolex Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Find Antique and Vintage Watches for Sale on 1stDibs

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices. Right now, perhaps you’re shopping for your own. If so, find a vast range of fashionable and functional antique, new and classic vintage watches on 1stDibs.

While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Eventually, watches migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, 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.

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing 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

When shopping for a watch, it’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.

Questions About Rolex Watches
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 29, 2024
    Buying a Rolex may or may not be a good investment. Whether or not this kind of purchase meets the financial goal of a given investor or collector will depend upon a range of factors such as the rarity of the watch, its condition and more. While a study of luxury investments in 2019 found that jewelry was among the worst-performing collectibles (luxury handbags had the highest returns), experts have reported that jewelry’s status as an investment is improving.

    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.

    The demand for Rolex watches has soared in recent years. This has led to wait lists at authorized Rolex dealers extending as long as several years for new versions of popular models, like the Daytona and the Submariner. While the enthusiasm for Rolex that is shared by celebrities and prominent influencers has kept the brand in the spotlight, its work has long been celebrated all over the world. The main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation.

    Determining the value of any collectible depends upon a variety of aspects. Because Rolex is so well-known for its innovation and legacy of craftsmanship, this can have a positive effect on the long-term value of its jewelry.

    Jewelry industry professionals advise that investment-worthy high-quality vintage jewelry should include its maker’s hallmarks. (Genuine Rolex watches have their serial and model numbers deeply engraved into the metal between the lugs attaching the band to the body — whereas fakes often just have them etched on with acid.)

    At 1stDibs, we believe in buying what you love. Our shopping experience enables discovery and learning, whether you are a seasoned connoisseur or just beginning your collection. Buyers should keep in mind that the value of any investment is subject to fluctuation, and any investment decisions should be made according to the guidance of a financial advisor.

    Find a helpful Rolex buying guide and a collection of vintage Rolex watches today on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 26, 2024
    To know if a Rolex watch is real, you’ll want to look at several factors. For one, if a Rolex is $50 or less, it’s certainly not genuine. Additionally, if a Rolex watch is real, it will have its serial and model numbers deeply engraved into the metal between the lugs attaching the band to the body (fakes often just have them etched on with acid). Real Rolex movements are self-winding and mechanical, as opposed to quartz or battery-powered. The lettering is also a reliable tell: All lettering on the face of a Rolex watch should have an exquisitely crisp appearance. It should be centered and perfectly aligned without inconsistent spacing, blurs, splotches or misspellings. On 1stDibs, you can find vintage Rolex watches for sale from expertly vetted sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Most Rolex watches use a Perpetual rotor which means that they do not need winding if worn regularly. If you have not worn your watch in some time, you can manually wind it by unscrewing the crown to the winding position and turning it clockwise about 20 times. Make sure to screw the crown back into place after winding 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, you can wear a Rolex every day. This durable and high-quality timepiece is meant to withstand everyday use and wear. Shop a large collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Rolex made the Oysterquartz watch starting in the 1970s. Not many were made, with around an estimated 25,000 models making it to market. Shop a range of expertly vetted Rolex watches from top boutiques worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Rolex joined the quartz movement popular in the 1960s and 1970s. The first Rolex quartz watch was the Date 5100. The company then released the Oysterquartz Datejust and the Oysterquartz Date-Date models. Very few Date 5100s were released, and the Oysterquartz models were only produced for 25 years. Find a collection of expertly vetted Rolex watches, including rare Oysterquartz models, from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, all Rolex products have a serial number. You can find it engraved along the side closest to the six o’clock mark. If your Rolex is missing a serial number, it is likely not authentic. On 1stDibs you can shop a wide range of expertly vetted Rolex products from some of the best boutiques around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch is powered by a Perpetual rotor that captures the energy of your body’s movement and uses it to keep your watch running. You can also wind up a Rolex if you haven’t been wearing it for a while. Shop the collection of authenticated Rolex timepieces available from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 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 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.

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