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Rolex Pocket 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
Rolex Stainless Steel Pocket Watch Ref 3002
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
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20th Century Rolex Pocket Watches

Rolex Cellini White Gold Vintage Mechanical Pocket Watch
By Rolex
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1970s Vintage Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Platinum

Two Tone Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Watch
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Watch - Automatic in Very Good condition. Slight scratch on case Serial Number: S957965 Year: 1979 Stainless Steel Case & 18ct Yellow Gold Bezel (36...
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19th Century Modern Antique Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Precision Ref. 3400 Openface, Keyless Lever Pocket Watch, Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare collectors Watch. Original Condition. Watch needs an overhaul. Including certificate of authenticity.
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20th Century Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

18ct Yellow Gold Rolex Cellini
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
18ct Yellow Gold Rolex Cellini Watch - Quartz in good condition. Model Number: E652182 & Serial Number: 6623/8 18ct yellow gold case (37mm inc crown) with 11 Diamonds weighing0.01ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Classical Roman Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, 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 Stainless Steel Case (33mm). Black Dial with S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rolex Pocket Watches

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Rolex Prince Imperial 1645 Pocket Watch, Art Deco Style, Circa 1954
By Rolex
Located in Canterbury, GB
Our very rare and attractive Rolex Prince Imperial pocket watch features a 9k yellow gold case of c.45mm x 40mm. Of note is the original dial, with arabic numerals of a deco style to...
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1950s Vintage Rolex Pocket Watches

18ct Yellow Gold Ladies Rolex Cellini
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
18ct Yellow Gold Ladies Rolex Cellini Watch (Modified) - Quartz in good condition. Model/Serial Number: 4312920 18ct yellow gold case (28mm inc crown). Navy Blue dial with gold hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Classical Roman Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Book of Rolex Timeless Elegance
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
On a certificate in the front of this book it states as follows - "This is to certify that this book, published in December nineteen eighty-eight contains two hundred and ninety two ...
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20th Century Rolex Pocket Watches

Rolex Oyster Date Just Rhodium Floral Motif
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Date Just Rhodium Floral Motif Watch - Automatic in very good condition. Model Number: 178 274 & Serial Number: G0723XX Stainless Steel case & Platinum Bezel (31mm). Da...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

Rhodium, Stainless Steel

18ct Yellow Gold Rolex Cellini
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
18k Yellow Gold Rolex Cellini Watch- Winder and in very good condition. Serial Number: R.25. 18k white gold case (32mm diameter). Silver dial with gold hands. Brown Leather Strap (54...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare 18k Gold Rolex Observatory Prince Imperial Dress Pocket Watch, circa 1950s
By Rolex
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful rare and very fine quality 45mm diameter gold pocket watch is in good working condition and it is running well. It comes with an old box. This watch weighed 43.3 grams...
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1950s Vintage Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Oysterdate Precision Watch Diamond Bezel and Dial Silver Mint
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
1974's Rolex Oysterdate Precision Watch Diamond Bezel and Dial Silver Mint condition. This watch is a gem! The condition of the watch is very good as this is a vintage watch model nu...
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19th Century Contemporary Antique Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, Silver, 14k Gold

Two Tone Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Watch – Automatic in Excellent condition. Model Number: 15223 & Serial Number: K484272 Year: 2020 Stainless Steel & Gold Case measuring 30mm with a Whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel, Gold

Rolex Oyster Date Just Bronze Floral Motif
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Date Just Bronze Floral Motif Watch - Automatic in Excellent condition. Model Number: 116 244 & Serial Number: 6025C975 Stainless Steel & 18ct White Gold Bezel (36mm) f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

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

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By Rolex
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1920s Vintage Rolex Pocket Watches

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1930s Vintage Rolex Pocket Watches

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1920s Vintage Rolex Pocket Watches

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By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rolex Pocket Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel, Gold

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Datejust Automatic Wristwatch, 1994
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
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By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
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Rolex pocket watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Rolex pocket watches. " These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using 18k gold. This collection contains 7 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and contemporary are among the most popular styles of Rolex pocket watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider pocket watches by Breguet, A. Lange & Söhne and IWC. Rolex pocket watches can vary in price, gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $450 and tops out at $11,562, while pieces like these can sell for $6,525.
Questions About Rolex Pocket Watches
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, pocket watches can be a good investment. However, many factors can influence the value of a pocket watch, including the brand, the style and the mechanism that powers it. Also, how well you maintain and care for the watch impacts what it is worth. You'll find a collection of antique and vintage pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex made pocket watches from 1905 through to the 1970s. The last pocket watch released was a small, ultra-formal 18 karat piece. Own a piece of history by shopping a selection of Rolex pocket watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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