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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6569
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual with engine-turned bezel with cream dial & baton hour markers. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 34 mm case size. Ref 6569. Circa 1943. **Bank Wire Only at this p...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster perpetual date with case material consisting of stainless steel and 18ct Gold. Model number: K484272 & Serial number: 15223 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 34mm Bracele...
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Early 2000s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Unused Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124200
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 33 mm case size. Unused with papers. Circa 2021. Ref 124200. **Bank wire only at this price** Fine Unused Rolex Watc...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Unused Rolex Oyster Perpetual 177200
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual with Azzurro blue Roman numeral dial in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 30 mm case size. Like-new with papers. Ref 177200. Circa 2015. **Bank Wire Only...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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 Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31mm 177200
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 31 mm case size. With papers. **Bank wire only at this price** Ref 177200. Circa 2014. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date
By Rolex
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date - Ref. 18038A Brand: Rolex Model: DayDate/18038A Serial: 70633** Weight: 133g Material: 18K Yellow Gold Dial: Degrade Red Enamel Dial Set with Round ...
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Vintage 1980s Swazi Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bombay Ref 6092
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bombay Ref 6092 - Manual winding. Yellow gold ( 33 mm ). Champagne texture dial with stick hour markers. Brand New Rolex Ostrich Strap with tang buckle. Pre-ow...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Watch
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Watch – Automatic in Excellent condition. Model Number: 116200 Year: 19917 - 2022 Stainless Steel Case measuring 36mm with a Black Dial, & Stainless...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner Watch
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner Watch - Automatic in Very Good condition. Serial Number: R830207 Year: 1988 Stainless Steel Case measuring 36mm with a Black Dial & Stainless...
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Antique 19th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Turquoise Oyster Watch 124300
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm Turquoise Oyster Watch 124300 Dial color was changed to turquoise, dial not original 100% authentic Rolex comes with Box and Card shop with confidence
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea Dweller Watch
By Rolex
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea Dweller Watch – Automatic in Excellent condition. Model Number: 16600 Year: 1991 - 2010 Stainless Steel Case measuring 40mm with a Black Dial, & Stai...
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Antique Late 19th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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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 excellent pre-owned condition. Comes with new card. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 reference 124300 with “Cora...
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel, 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 excellent pre-owned condition. Comes with new card. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 reference 124300 with “Cora...
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

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 with stainless steel smooth bezel (34mm diameter)...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2-Tone Mens Watch 67483
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2-Tone 31 MM Mens Watch 67483 - Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold bezel ( 31mm) . Silver dia...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 114270 Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 114270 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case with smooth bezel. Black dial with luminous hands and  Arabic numerals & index hour marker. Stainless ste...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Blue Dial Watch 126000
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
Launched in 2020, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Blue Dial Watch 126000 is a true understated classic. It features a versatile and more wearable 36mm case and a dramatic bright blue d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6085, Vintage Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6085, vintage automatic watch, 18kt. pink gold and stainless steel case. Made in the 1950s The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6085 is the perfect watch for a...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300 Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Silver
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 41 mm case size. With box and papers. **Bank wire only at this price** Ref 124300. Circa 2020. Fine Pre-owned Rolex ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400 Mens Watch. 40mm stainless steel case and smooth bezel. Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers on t...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 79174 Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 79174 ladies watch. 26mm stainless steel case. 18k white gold fluted bezel. Black dial with steel hands and index hour markers. Stainless steel Jubil...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 69190 Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 69190 Date ladies watch. 26mm stainless steel case with stainless steel bezel. Black dial with steel hands and index hour marker. Quickset date display at 3 o'...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400 Mens Watch. 40mm stainless steel case and smooth bezel. Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers on t...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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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Antique 19th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 16610 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 16610 mens watch. 40mm Stainless steel case. Unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with black bezel insert. Black dial with luminous hands a...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona 116523 Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona 116523. 40mm Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel with tachymeter bezel insert. White dial with luminous gold hands and Arabic numeral hour ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona 116523 Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona 116523. 40mm Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel with tachymeter bezel insert. White dial with luminous gold hands and Arabic numeral hour...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 16610 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 16610 Mens Watch. 40mm stainless steel case. Unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with black insert. Black dial with steel luminous hands ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16013 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16013 men's watch. 36mm stainless steel case. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel. Champagne linen dial with gold luminous hands and index hour markers. Date...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114200 Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Green Dial
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel with olive green dial on an Oyster link bracelet. 34 mm case size. **Bank wire only at this price** Ref 114200. Circa 2020s. Fine Pre-owned ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Gray Dial
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel with slate gray dial on an Oyster link band. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 39 mm case size. **Bank wire only at this price** Ref 114300. Circa 2020...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 76080 Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Silver Dial
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel with silver dial. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 25 mm case size. Ref 76080. Circa 2001. **Bank Wire Only At This Price** Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watc...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Silver, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Champagne Color Dial Diamond Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Rolex Movement: NA Case Diameter: NA Dial: Factory Set Diamonds In 18K Yellow Gold Setting Case Set With Diamonds Bracelet: Semi-Circular Three-Piece Links Wrist Size: 6....
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21st Century and Contemporary Retro Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

ROLEX Oyster Perpetual 31 Watch ref 7205
By Rolex
Located in Paris, FR
ROLEX Oyster Perpetual 31 watch 7205. Stainless Steel oyster case 31 mm in diameter. This watch has a scratch resistant sapphire crystal sapphire. Silver dial with raised baton hour ...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Sigma Dial, 1973, Men's Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in bronshoj, DK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Sigma Dial. 1973. Men's wristwatch, original steel bracelet, plexiglass. Automatic. Watch case diameter: 34 mm. Bracelet lenght: 17 cm. In excellent cond...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Men's Stainless Steel Watch 115210
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Men's Stainless Steel Watch 115210 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with engine turned bezel (34mm diameter). Black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 16600 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 16600 Mens Watch. 40mm stainless steel case. Unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with black bezel insert. Black dial with luminous hands ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 116000. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 3130. Stainless steel smooth domed bezel. Scratch resistant sap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 16600 Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller 16600 mens watch. 40mm Stainless steel case. Unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with black bezel insert. Black dial with luminous h...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Stainless Steel, Yellow Dial, Ref# 277200
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Unworn Rolex Oyster Perpetual 277200-0005, 31 mm. The watch has Yellow Dial. The Case is Oystersteel w/ 2232 Movement, 55 hours power reserve. The Bracelet Oystersteel with Folding O...
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2010s Modern More Jewelry

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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Automatic Black Dial Unisex Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Automatic Black Dial Unisex Watch SKU: WA00032 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL Country of Origin: Switzerland Mov...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Model 15200
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Cashing Diamonds Company have for sale a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date. The watch features a 34 mm 904L stainless steel case which is fitted on a oyster bracelet along with a champagne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 114270 Men's Watch Box & Papers
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 114270 Mens Watch. 36mm stainless steel case with smooth bezel. Black dial with luminous hands and  Arabic numerals & index hour marker. Stainless st...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Black Dial Ladies Watch 67180
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Black Dial Ladies Watch 67180. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000 Automatic watch Stainless Steel Black dial 36mm
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in steel with black dial and pink hour markers. Auto w/ sweep seconds. 36 mm case size. With papers. **Bank wire only at this price** Ref 116000. Circa 2014. F...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual No-Date Blue Dial Midsize Steel Watch 177200
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual No-Date Blue Dial Midsize Steel Watch 177200 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with smooth bezel ( 31 mm). Blue dial with Roman numerals. Stainless ste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 14060M No Date Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 14060M Mens Watch. 40mm stainless steel case with unidirectional stainless steel bezel with black bezel insert. Black Dial with luminous Mercedes h...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Steel Salmon Dial Ladies Watch 67180
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Steel Salmon Dial Ladies Watch 67180. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex lo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Midsize White Dial Ladies Watch 177200 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Midsize White Dial Ladies Watch 177200 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Black Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76080
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Nondate Black Dial Steel Ladies Watch 76080. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Silver

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch 126000 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 67180 Stainless Steel Blue dial 24mm Automatic watch
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds. Ref 67180. Circa 1996 **Bank wire only at this price** Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preowned Classic Role...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 76193
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 76193. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 24.0 mm in diameter. Rolex lo...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of rolex oyster perpetual watches for sale on 1stDibs. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. Find a collection of 1023 vintage versions or 352 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our inventory is broad and distinctive, with accessories on offer that were made as long ago as the 19th Century to those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many different pieces in our collection of rolex oyster perpetual watches to choose from, but Contemporary and Modern rolex oyster perpetual watches are of considerable interest. While most can agree that any pick from our collection easily elevates most outfits, but the choice of Diamond versions from the 43 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. There are many round cut and baguette cut rolex oyster perpetual watches for sale. When shopping our range of rolex oyster perpetual watches, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for women today than there are for men.

How Much are Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches?

Prices for rolex oyster perpetual watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $1,450 and can go as high as $57,500, while rolex oyster perpetual watches, on average, fetch $5,153.

Rolex Biography and Important Works

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

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

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Questions About Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches
  • 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 ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    An Oyster Perpetual on a Rolex watch refers to the watch's ability to run on the energy generated by the wearer's wrist movements rather than manual winding. At Baselworld in 2015, a variety of Rolex watches with a new-generation Oyster Perpetual movement were unveiled. Find a variety of vintage Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The popular Rolex Oyster Perpetual is usually between $5,900 and $6,600 in price.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust was released in 1945. On its release, it was the first self-winding chronometer watch that also displayed the date on the dial. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers.