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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

ROLEX WATCHES

Own a Rolex watch that is synonymous with quality, performance, and exclusivity from the world's most trusted name in pre-owned Rolex, Bob's Watches. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, Rolex has grown significantly in both size and prestige over the course of its history.

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Rolex Submariner 16800
Black Matt Dial
Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1985

Rolex Datejust 16013
Champagne Index, 36MM
14K YG & Steel (1981)

Men's Rolex Daytona 116520
White Dial, 40MM Case
Steel Oyster, B&P (2015)

Used President 18038
Silver Dial, 36MM
18K Yellow Gold (1985)

Used GMT-Master II 16710
Red & Black 40MM "Coke"
Stainless Steel Oyster (2006)

Men's Milgauss 116400
Green Sapphire Crystal
B&P, Random Serial

Rolex Air-King 116900
Black Arabic Dial, 39MM
Steel Oyster, B&P (2019)

Rolex Cellini 6621
Ladies, 18K White Gold
Ostrich Leather, 26MM (1987)

Vintage Submariner 5513
Glossy Black "Spider" Dial
Steel Oyster, Circa 1984

Pre-Owned Explorer II
Ref. 216570, Black Dial
Rolex Box, Random Serial

Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Men's 114300 Model, 39MM
Rolex Box, Random Serial

Rolex Sea Dweller 126603
Men's 43MM Two Tone Model
Oyster Band, B&P (2020)

Pre-Owned Rolex Datejust
Women's 69173, Champage
Two Tone, B&P (1987)

Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934
SS 42MM Model, Blue Dial
Steel Oyster, B&P (2020)

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Rolex Lady Date 69160
Doorstop Hour Markers
Stainless Steel (1987)

Men's Yachtmaster II 116680
Ceramic Bezel, 44MM
904L Steel, B&P (2016)

Rolex Yacht-Master 169622
Platinum Dial & Bezel
Ladies Steel Oyster (2000)

Ladies Rolex Cocktail
14K Gold, Mesh Bracelet
Champagne Dial, Vintage

Rolex Datejust II 116333
Wimbledon Dial, 41MM
Rolex Box, Random Serial

Rolex Day Date II 218206
Platinum, Glacier Blue
41MM Model, B&P (2019)

Lady Yacht-Master 169622
29MM Model, Platinum Bezel
Stainless Steel Oyster (2000)

Men's Daytona 116520
White Dial, 40MM Model
Oyster Bracelet, B&P (2014)

Lady Datejust 179161
Black Mother of Pearl, 26MM
Two Tone Oyster (2007)

Pre-Owned Rolex OP 6424
Grey Suede Leather Strap
Silver Index Dial (1966)

Men's GMT-Master 126711
"Root Beer" Model, 40MM
Two Tone Oyster, B&P (2020)

Men's Rolex Datejust 16233
Champagne Dial, 36MM
Two Tone Jubilee (1992)

Used Submariner 114060
No Date, 40MM Model
SS Oyster, Rolex Box

Pre-Owned Rolex 116234
Black Diamond Dial
36MM, B&P (2008)

Men's Submariner 16610
SS Oyster, No Holes Case
Black Dial, B&P (2002)

Men's Submariner 16613
Blue Dial, Steel and Gold
40MM Model, B&P (1994)

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New Rolex Models

The global pandemic resulted in the delay of many new watch releases, and for several months, it looked like there might not be any new Rolex watches in 2020 at all. However, on September 1st, Rolex unveiled its new 2020 watch collections, making a number of key updates to the brand’s iconic catalog. The four Rolex collections that saw new watches join them for 2020 are the Submariner, Oyster Perpetual, Sky-Dweller and Datejust.

Rolex Submariner

The 2020 updates to the Rolex Submariner mark the introduction of an all-new generation of Rolex’s legendary dive watch. All of the previous 40mm models have been discontinued and replaced by new models with 41mm cases. Following the 2020 update, the Rolex Submariner collection now consists of the following references.

  • Ref. 124060: Oystersteel, Black Cerachrom Bezel, Black Dial (No-Date)
  • Ref. 126610LN: Oystersteel, Black Cerachrom Bezel, Black Dial
  • Ref. 126610LV: Oystersteel, Green Cerachrom Bezel, Black Dial
  • Ref. 126613LN: Yellow Rolesor; Black Ceramic Bezel, Black Dial
  • Ref. 126613LB: Yellow Rolesor; Blue Ceramic Bezel, Blue Dial
  • Ref. 126618LN: Yellow Gold, Black Cerachrom Bezel, Black Dial
  • Ref. 126618LB: Yellow Gold, Blue Cerachrom Bezel, Blue Dial
  • Ref. 126619LB: White Gold, Blue Cerachrom Bezel, Black Dial

Official retail prices for the new 41mm generation of Submariner watches start out at $8,100 for the standard, stainless steel no-date model and $9,150 for the version with the date complication. From there, prices increase with the use of precious metals, topping out at $39,650 for the solid 18k white gold model fitted with a black dial and a blue Cerachom bezel insert. 

With that in mind, due to demand far exceeding supply at a retail level, the second-hand prices for the new 2020 Submariner models are expected to be quite a bit higher than their original retail prices. It is still too early to tell what the overall availability of these models will look like going forward, but some of the very first examples of the stainless steel models to surface on the secondary market are currently trading hands for roughly twice their original retail prices.  

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Next to the Submariner, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual was the collection that saw the next largest update for 2020. The biggest update to the Oyster Perpetual was the introduction of a new 41mm model, replacing the fan-favorite 39mm version within the Oyster Perpetual lineup. Additionally, the smallest size option increased from 26mm to 28mm, and the entire collection received new movements, bringing the Oyster Perpetual into the modern era. The new 2020 Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection

  • Ref. 276200: 28mm case diameter 
  • Ref. 277200: 31mm case diameter
  • Ref. 124200: 34mm case diameter
  • Ref. 126000: 36mm case diameter
  • Ref. 124300: 41mm case diameter

Prices range from $5,100 for the 28mm model to $5,900 for the 41mm version, and all models are exclusively offered stainless steel, regardless of their case size. Additionally, while the new movements are certainly big news, the other key 2020 update to the Oyster Perpetual line is the new assortment of brightly colored dials that are reminiscent of the vintage Stella Dials from the 1970s. 

While it is expected that second-hand prices for the new models will remain relatively close to their original retail prices, many speculate that certain dials colors for the 36mm and 41mm size options (such as yellow and red) may be difficult to find and will likely end up trading hands for a slight premium on the open market.  

Rolex Sky-Dweller

The Rolex Sky-Dweller also received new additions for 2020, but the new models are not really really all-new watches, but rather new variations of the existing Sky-Dweller paired with Rolex’s Oysterflex bracelet. All of the various Sky-Dweller watches with leather straps have been discontinued, and these two new Oysterflex Sky-Dweller watches seem to take their place in the new 2020 catalog. The new Rolex Sky-Dweller watches for 2020 are the following references, and both are crafted from solid 18k gold.

  • Ref. 326238: 18k Yellow gold, Oysterflex bracelet
  • Ref. 326235: 18k Everose gold, Oysterflex bracelet

Official retail prices are $40,000 for the yellow gold model and $41,500 for the Everose gold version, regardless of the dial color fitted to these two watches. As the Oysterflex bracelet remains a highly desirable option within Rolex’s catalog, exclusively fitted to the brand’s solid 18k gold models, many expect these new 2020 Oysterflex Sky-Dweller models to retail their value quite well, and some even predict that they may end up trading hands for slight premiums above their original retail prices.

Rolex Datejust 31 

Rolex has continuously been updating its iconic Datejust collection over the years, and although the 36mm and 41mm were just updated in previous years, 2020 marked the arrival of new Datejust 31 watches in stainless steel and White Rolesor. 

  • Ref. 278240: Stainless steel, smooth bezel
  • Ref. 278274: White Rolesor, fluted bezel
  • Ref. 278344RBR: White Rolesor, diamond-set bezel
  • Ref. 278384RBR: White Rolesor, diamond-set bezel

All of the models are powered by Rolex’s Caliber 2236 movement, and feature stainless steel cases paired with either steel or 18k white gold bezels. Retail prices range from $6,600 for the entirely stainless steel model up to $16,050 for the model with the full-diamond bezel. As these new Datejust 31 models are not sports watches, it is expected that their second-hand prices will stay more-or-less close to their original retail values, and may anticipate that the diamond-set models will ultimately be able to be found at a discount on the pre-owned market.

About Rolex Watches

Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, Rolex has grown significantly in both size and prestige over the course of its long and illustrious history and has carefully cultivated a reputation that is synonymous with quality, performance, and exclusivity. Today, the company is the world's leading luxury timepiece manufacturer, crafting nearly a million watches per year, and consistently earning a spot on Forbes' list of the World's Most Powerful Brands.

The company has been at the forefront of mechanical watchmaking and has become one of the most well-known and respected luxury brands in the entire world. Synonymous with precision, quality, and exclusivity, they are instantly recognizable for their iconic designs, making them an internationally recognized symbol of success and personal accomplishment. The selection of Rolex watches for men and women is impressive offering unique collections for any style.

From highly-capable sport and professional watches, such as the Submariner, Daytona, and GMT-Master, to elegant and classically styled timepieces like the Datejust, Oyster Perpetual, and Day-Date President, the brand manufacturers watches that perfectly cater to nearly every possible lifestyle. As the most trusted name in pre-owned Rolex, Bob's Watches is the leading online marketplace for luxury timepieces, where customers can buy, sell, and trade popular secondhand timepieces at fair market prices.

2019 Update: For anyone who has been watching closely, the market has been on fire lately with demand outstripping supply for a number of models. Genuine watch enthusiasts and collectors have likely seen their watches appreciate significantly.


TOP ROLEX WATCHES

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

  • This iconic sport model is the unrivaled tool watch for racing enthusiasts who have a passion for speed and performance.  The model is available in steel, gold, and two tone.  The current model is the ref 11650 that currently retails for $13,150.

Rolex Submariner Date 

  • This ultimate dive model has always been a stand out favorite in the company lineup and some vintage models have recently sold for millions.  The current date model reference 126610LN retails for  $9,150.  

Rolex GMT-Master II 

    • Launched in 1982, the current model maintains its original tool feature for displaying two different time zones simultaneously.  The current reference model 126710BLRO (Pepsi) retails for $9,700 in steel. 

How Much Is A Rolex Watch?

The price can vary greatly depending on the specific model, the metals/materials used in its construction, the overall condition of the timepiece (and its box/accessories), and whether the watch is being sold as pre-owned or brand-new. Certain used watches can be purchased for as little as a few thousand dollars; however others sell for hundreds of thousands – sometimes even millions of dollars, and represent some of the most expensive wristwatches in the world.

Model Reference  Price (approx.) Type
Day-Date Ref. 228238 36,550 USD Sporty Dress Watch
Daytona Ref. 116500LN 13,150 USD Chronograph 
Cellini Date Ref. 50515 17,900 USD Dress Watch
Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600 11,700 USD Deep Sea Dive Watch
Deepsea Ref. 126660 12,900 USD
Deep Sea Dive Watch
GMT-Master II Ref. 126710BLRO 9,700 USD GMT Watch
Submariner Date Ref. 126610LN 9,150 USD
Dive Watch
Submariner Ref. 124060 8,100 USD
Dive Watch
Milgauss Ref. 116400GV 8,300 USD Anti-magnetic Watch
Datejust Ref. 126233 11,700 USD
Sporty Dress Watch
Air-King Ref. 116900 6,450 USD Pilot's Watch
Explorer Ref. 214270 6,550 USD
Tool Watch
Yacht-Master Ref. 126622 12,000 USD Dressy Sports Watch
Oyster Perpetual 41 Ref. 124300 5,900 USD
Sporty Dress Watch
Sky-Dweller Ref. 326238 40,000 USD Travel Watch

History

For decades, the name has been synonymous with precision, elegance, and class. It is the fitting punctuation mark at the end of any successful career, the memento that is passed down from grandfather to father to son, and the only piece of jewelry to rival the engagement ring. Sprung from the imagination of Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in 1908, the brand is regarded as the status symbol, a breathtaking display of prestige and power.



Craftsmanship

These handcrafted Swiss timepieces, featuring the bejeweled face and the second hand that unmistakably sweeps without ever ticking, embody exquisite craftsmanship. More than a watch, this timepiece is a long-term investment that will last decades and is known to appreciate in price over time.


About The Collection

The brand currently produces about a dozen different Oyster Perpetual watch models. Among the most timeless of the available models are:

  • Submariner

    The Oyster Perpetual Submariner. Originally designed for diving and boasting an impressive maximum submergible depth of 300 meters, the Submariner can be found on 007's wrist in 11 James Bond movies.

  • President Day Date

    The President, also known as "El Presidente," this is the Day-Date model – which was the first to display the day and date in its entirety – customized with The President bracelet. Named for its first recipient, President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Date

    The Oyster Perpetual Date GMT Master. Designed in collaboration with Pan Am Airlines to be used by pilots and navigators, this model displays two time zones at once. Before the days of GPS, an accurate GMT source was a must for aviation planning, weather forecasts, and scheduling.

  • Sea-Dweller

    The Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller. This line of watches, designed with professional divers in mind, is the most water resistant mechanical watch on the market. Director James Cameron affixed one to the DSV Deepsea Challenger as it made its dive into the deepest point of any ocean.

  • Cellini

    The Cellini. Named for Benvenuto Cellini, a goldsmith and papal sculptor during the Italian Renaissance, this watch is a true classic. This perfect dress watch, which embodies nobility and elegance, is available in three different versions, Cellini Date, Cellini Time, and Cellini Dual Time.

  • Daytona

    The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. The archetype of the sport watch for racing drivers. The late legend Paul Newman received it as a gift from his wife in 1972 and would go on to wear it every day until his passing in 2008.

  • Datejust

    The Perpetual DateJust. The first wristwatch to feature a date function, this model served as the basis for the Submariner. Chuck Yeager was wearing the Perpetual Date - just when he broke the sound barrier in 1947.

  • GMT-Master

    The Oyster Perpetual Date GMT Master. Designed in collaboration with Pan Am Airlines to be used by pilots and navigators, this model displays two time zones at once. Before the days of GPS, an accurate GMT source was a must for aviation planning, weather forecasts, and scheduling.

  • Milgauss

    The Oyster Perpetual Milgauss. This line of watches was designed as an antimagnetic watch for those who work in places where electromagnetic fields disrupt the timing mechanism of a watch, like research labs and power plants. From the Latin words mille and gauss, this watch can withstand a magnetic flux density of 1,000 gauss.

  • Air-King

    The Air King. One of the longest, continuously manufactured models and among the most affordable – the manually-wound "Warrior Watch" was created by Wilsdorf to be used by the British Royal Air Force during the 1930s. Senator John McCain still proudly wears an Air King.

  • Yacht-master

    The Yacht-Master. First released in 1992, this line of sport watches is available in a lady's model and is notable for being the first instance releasing a man’s model with smaller dimensions.

  • Sky-Dweller

    The Sky-Dweller was released in 2012. This line of watches is the first to offer both dual time zones and an annual calendar. The calendar only needs to be reset every fourth year to accommodate Leap Year.


Browse Our Pre-Owned Watches for Sale

Bob's Watches is the leading retailer to sell or buy watches including the popular Submariner, Day-Date, Datejust, and all other models. Great care is taken to price every watch at or below current market value as your complete satisfaction is paramount. Specializing in certified pre-owned and vintage watches, all inventory on Bob's Watches is in stock and available for immediate delivery. Every watch is guaranteed to be a 100% genuine, authentic and comes with a Certified Pre-Owned warranty. Please choose from one of the second-hand models for sale or visit our Sell Rolex page if you are looking to trade or sell your Rolex.


Your Trusted Store For Luxury Watches

Bob's Watches is a trusted name from Los Angeles to New York (and don't forget the UK, Australia, & Canada) where you can buy and sell at published market prices. We pride ourselves in superior customer care and maintain an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. See what our happy clients have to say by visiting our testimonial page.


The Making of a Perfect Luxury Watch

The brand will typically make a number of their watches out  of stainless steel, but many styles offer more luxurious metals, like 18k yellow and white gold and even rose gold. This allows for a number of metal options for those looking to buy pre-owned gold models on the secondary market. There is also a line of two tone (stainless and gold) types available. This combination of metal is referred to as Rolesor. Bezel and dial colors can include black, blue, green, white, and silver among others. 

Men's watches range in size from 34mm to 45mm, depending on the style. Depending on the materials used (such as diamonds, gold, etc), year the watch was made, its model and its rarity, prices can range from as little as a few thousand dollars to over $1.2 million for some rare vintage models.


COMMON Rolex QUESTIONS

While the brand is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable in the world, they are notoriously tight-lipped. Naturally, many people have questions and have a hard time finding reputable sources of information. We have spent years researching everything there is to know about the legendary Swiss brand, and we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.

WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST ROLEX WATCH?

  • Prices for brand-new models start out at $5,100 for the Oyster Perpetual: the smallest and least expensive ladies model. Prices quickly increase from there depending on size, model, materials, and additional features/complications.

    For used watches, pricing can be a bit more ambiguous; however since the brand is one of the most well known luxury companies on this planet, it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever come across a genuine piece being sold for only a few hundred dollars. Additionally, not all watches are sold in proper working order; and in many instances, it is the watches being sold for the cheapest prices that often require the most expensive repairs. Below, you'll find a list of the least expensive watches in the catalogue:

    - Oyster Perpetual 28mm: $5,100
    - Oyster Perpetual 31mm: $5,200
    - Oyster Perpetual 34mm: $5,300
    - Oyster Perpetual 36mm: $5,600
    - Oyster Perpetual 41mm: $5,900
    - Datejust 31mm: $6,600
    - Air-King: $6,450
    - Lady-Datejust 28mm: $6,500
    - Date 34mm: $6,500
    - Explorer: $6,550
    - Datejust 36mm: $7,050

HOW MUCH IS A USED ROLEX?

  • Much like brand-new watches, the price of a used model can vary greatly depending on the specific model, its materials, and the overall condition of the timepiece itself. It is also worth noting that used watches can often sell for significantly more than brand-new ones due to their age, rarity, and overall desirability. Additionally, it is not uncommon for certain pre-owned watches, which are still currently in production, to sell for more than brand-new examples, simply due to an overwhelming demand and the existence of multi-year-long waitlists at authorized retailers.

WHY ARE ROLEX SO EXPENSIVE?

  • Universally recognized for producing some of the finest and most reliable timepieces available, Rolex only uses the very best materials to create its watches. Precious metals such as 18k gold and 950 platinum are inherently expensive, however Rolex also puts the same industry-leading level of precision engineering and attention to detail into every single watch that it creates.

IS A ROLEX WATCH A GOOD INVESTMENT? DO THEY HOLD THEIR VALUE?

  • Rolex watches can retain their value better than comparable timepieces from almost any other manufacturer. This characteristic allows them to serve as functional investments that can be worn and used every single day. Nearly all watches are able to hold their value reasonably well; however certain models have the ability to appreciate if given enough time and/or the right market conditions. Additionally, even when a piece is old and damaged, it will always be worth something, since it can always be repaired or (at the very least) used for its salvageable components.

WHERE IS ROLEX MADE?

  • Rolex watches are made in Switzerland. Rolex is known for manufacturing all of its watches entirely in-house, and even produces some of the raw materials used to create its watches from inside its own Switzerland-based foundry.

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED ROLEX?

  • A certified pre-owned watch is a used Rolex watch that has been professionally inspected by a third-party certification service for both condition and authenticity. Certified pre-owned are issued a report, which attests to their originality/authenticity, and details the condition of the watch’s most important components. In order to be a certified authentic, each watch must go through a comprehensive process that consists of rigorous criteria and meticulously performed procedures. Certified pre-owned are guaranteed to be 100% authentic, and every timepiece sold by Bob’s Watches comes with an optional and independent third-party certification report issued by WatchCSA, the leading authority on timepiece certification.

HOW TO TELL IF A ROLEX IS REAL

  • There are a number of different ways to tell if a Rolex is real, but one of the best ways is to look at the details on the watch in question. Rolex watches are some of the finest timepieces on Earth, and they should look like it. If the watch feels cheap or has any sloppy printing, that's a good sign that it may not be a real Rolex. Be sure to check out our full comprehensive guide on How to Spot a Fake Rolex, and if you still are unsure, you can always bring it to your nearest authorized Rolex retailer to confirm.

ARE ALL ROLEX WATCHES MADE FROM REAL GOLD?

  • The short answer is no. Although the brand makes some of the finest and most expensive watches in the world, many of their most famous and desirable offerings are constructed from their patented 904L stainless steel, while others are made from solid 950 platinum. On modern models, any components that appear to be gold are actually constructed from solid 18k gold; however many years ago, the company did manufacture watches that were made from stainless steel and covered with gold caps/shells on their outer surfaces to give them the appearance of having an all-gold construction.

Do Rolex Tick?

  • The vast majority of Rolex watches are powered by mechanical movements. This means that they do not tick once per second like most modern watches. However, Rolex did produce a small handful of battery-powered Quartz watches previously in its history, so this rule does have its exceptions for these 'Oysterquartz' models. Additionally, like other mechanical watches, if a Rolex is left to sit for multiple days it will stop running until it is either worn again or manually wound through the winding crown.

How to Wind a Rolex

  • Many Rolex watches are equipped with automatic self-winding movements that wind themselves with the natural motion of your arm, however these watches can also be manually wound - similar to how you would on a traditional pocket watch. To wind a Rolex, you unscrew the winding crown and rotate it clockwise. This will manually supply tension to the mainspring, and allow it to run while off your wrist.

CAN YOU BUY A ROLEX FOR $1000?

  • You may find a Rolex for sale at a really cheap price, but you likely won't be able to buy a Rolex for as as little as $1,000. Genuine Rolex watches are highly desirable and the brand is universally known, so when you see one for sale at an unbelievably cheap price, there is a pretty good chance that there is something wrong with it. The watch may require very expensive repairs or even have non-genuine components on it. Always remember: if the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

WHAT IS THE BEST ROLEX TO BUY?

  • The best Rolex to buy comes down to what you want out of your watch. Rolex watches come in all different shapes and sizes and many were built for specific purposes such as SCUBA diving or yacht racing. The best Rolex watch for one person might not be the best for another, and it is most important to find a Rolex model that fits your wrist and works well with your lifestyle.

CAN YOU WEAR A ROLEX EVERYDAY?

  • You can certainly wear a Rolex every single day! Rolex watches make some of the best daily-wear timepieces available and can last multiple lifetimes when properly maintained. Despite being considered luxury items, Rolex watches are incredibly durable and offer their owners many years of reliable performance.

Why You Should Buy Used Women's or Men's Rolex

While the experience of walking into an authorized dealer and purchasing brand-new can be exciting, buying pre-owned is a much smarter and more practical method of securing a timepiece from one of the most important luxury watch brands in history. Buying used from Bob's Watches can be a smart choice if one is considering the purchase as a long-term investment.


The Difference Between Certified Pre-Owned vs Used vs New

Just like a car, every piece can only be sold as "brand-new" once, and can only be sold as brand-new by an authorized dealer. As soon as the watch leaves the dealership and the warranty card has been filled out, that timepiece is technically pre-owned, even if it is not worn a single time after that. 

Even if you purchased brand-new, that watch is now considered pre-owned because you are now the owner of it. Should you wish to sell that same watch – even if you only owned it for a single day, and never wore it once – that watch is technically considered used, and in the vast majority of instances, will be worth less than what you originally paid for it. While the amount of depreciation can vary significantly depending on the model of watch and its use of precious metals, there will (almost) always be some degree of reduction in value that immediately occurs the moment the watch leaves the authorized dealer.

Although used and certified pre-owned (CPO) might sound similar, the primary distinction is that CPO watches are certified authentic typically by an independent third party. At Bob's Watches, our authenticity pledge guarantees through an independent service provider that each of our pieces are in fact 100% authentic.

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Where to Buy a Used Rolex Near Me

When buying a used vintage or modern, it is imperative that you purchase it from a reputable and trustworthy source. Prices are one thing but there are other factors to consider as well.  As the most famous luxury watch manufacturer in the world has become a top target for counterfeiters and is the most replicated name in the entire luxury watch industry. Although brand-new watches are sold exclusively at authorized dealers, anyone can sell used, and there are many unknowledgeable and unscrupulous individuals on websites such as eBay and Craigslist that sell inauthentic watches, both intentionally and unintentionally.

Rolex are among the best mechanical timepieces in the world, and if purchased for the right price, can have a fantastic ability to both retain their value and serve as wearable investments. If you are on the hunt online searching Google for a "used Rolex near me", consider that you do not have to settle for going to a brick and mortar store to make that purchase. Bob's Watches has remained the leading source for buying online since 2010, and the quality of our service and watches is represented by the 5-star rating we have from over 500+ verified transactions in just the past year alone.


HOW TO Buy a Rolex WATCH ONLINE

With thousands of 5-star reviews and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Bob's Watches has become the world's most trusted place to buy and sell pre-owned Rolex watches online. Don't believe us? See for yourself - click the link below to read through our reviews.

  • 4.8/5 Star Rating from 700+ Verified Reviews
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what should I look for when buying a rolex watch online?

When you buy Rolex watches, like the Rolex Submariner, it is important you find a reputable dealer to ensure that you are in fact purchasing a genuine, 100% authentic Rolex watch. This is and should be more important than the price. At Bob’s Watches, we guarantee the authenticity of each and every pre-owned Rolex watch we sell. In fact, most of our watches have been bought directly from the prior owner and come with the original box and paperwork from Rolex USA.

Every watch listed on our website comes backed by our lifetime authenticity pledge and is certified to be 100% authentic by a third party organization called Watch CSA. You can rest assured knowing that one of our expert watch makers has thoroughly inspected every detail before a wristwatch is listed for sale.


IS THE PROCESS OF BUYING A WATCH SECURE?

At Bob's Watches we understand that guarding your privacy and information is a top priority. So please know that when you purchase a Rolex from us, the transaction is protected by the highest level of security in a 256-bit SSL (or Secure Socket Layer) Encryption. Some online shopping websites only offer 128-bit security.  This is yet another important reason to trust Bob's Watches the next time you buy used Rolex watches online.


HOW CAN I KNOW I AM GETTING THE BEST PRICE FOR MY LUXURY WATCH?

From the very beginning, Bob's Watches has strived to be the most transparent and honest business in the pre-owned watch industry. Not only are our prices incredibly low, the prices we are willing to give our customers for the watches they wish to sell to us are posted right on our website for the world to see. We encourage all of our customers to shop around and find the price that works for them without compromising the authenticity of your watch.


HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY ROLEX WATCH?

We make the process of purchasing your Rolex watch easy by offering our customers a multitude of ways to pay for their watch. Whether you want to pay by credit card, financing or by wire transfer, we can easily accommodate your request. We do this because we know people have different preferences when purchasing such expensive, precious items and we want to make sure every customer can do what they feel comfortable with. Not only do we go the extra mile to offer our customers a wealth of different payment options, we offer every customer complimentary overnight shipping.


Top Stories - September 2020

With all of Rolex's new 2020 watches now officially unveiled as of September 1st, all global Rolex news is centered around the new models that were released and the ones that were just discontinued from the catalog. While 2020 marks the unveiling of an all-new Submariner generation and an assortment of brightly colored dials for the Oyster Perpetual collection that are reminiscent of the vintage Stella Dials from the 1970s, most notably (and controversially), the 40mm Submariner and the Oyster Perpetual 39 have been entirely discontinued.

  1. Rolex announces the NEW 2020 collection

    • The New Submariner Collection:
      • Updates for the new 2020 generation include a larger 41mm case and new Caliber 3235 and Caliber 3230 movements. The previous 1166xx generation with 40mm cases is now entirely discontinued. The new collection consists of the No-Date ref. 124060, a modern take on the Kermit in the form of the ref. 126610LV, and a reimagined 18k white gold Smurf with a black dial and blue bezel via ref. 126619. The staple stainless steel date-displaying model with a black dial and bezel is now produced under ref. 126610LN, while the two-tone and solid yellow gold models are now the ref. 126613 and ref. 126618, respectively. 
    • The New White Rolesor Datejust 31:
      • The newest offerings to join the Datejust collection are all-new White Rolesor Datejust 31 watches that include exquisite design sets for the timeless stainless steel and white gold models, ranging from diamond-encrusted bezels to classic Roman numerals dials in clean and classic colors. Each new Datejust 31 watch is presented in White Rolesor, Rolex’s patented combo of 904L-grade steel paired with a solid 18k white gold bezel. The collection is sold under references 278274 (white gold fluted bezel) and 278384 (diamond-set bezel).
    • The New Oysterflex Sky-Dweller:
      • The Sky-Dweller that stunned Rolex collectors when it hit the market in 2012 takes on a sportier design with Rolex’s innovative Oysterflex rubber bracelet. Now, the stunning precious metal cases are available on Rolex's advanced rubber bracelet option. The new references are 326238 (yellow gold) and 326235 (Everose).
    • The New Oyster Perpetual Collection:
      • New to the collection is the 41mm Oystersteel ref. 124300 replacing the now-discontinued 39mm model. Powering the 41mm model and new 36mm editions is the same Cal. 3230 movement found in the brand-new Submariner No-Date. The series also features a new selection of contemporary dial color options and updated 34mm, 31mm, and 28mm models in Oystersteel that run on the new Cal. 2232 movemnet.
  2. Sotheby’s - Watches Weekly Series
    • New York: September 8th – 15th

      • Featuring a gold Yacht-Master 16628 and Submariner 16610.

    • Hong Kong: September 9th – 16th

      • Featuring a steel and gold Zenith Daytona 16523 and a gorgeous Presidential Lady-Datejust 69178.

    • Geneva: September 10th – 17th

      • Featuring a rare “Pre-Daytona” ref. 6238

  3. Christie's

    • Watches Online: September 23rd – 30th

      • Featuring a Rolex Sea-Dweller Comex “Triple Six” 16660


    Trending Models - September 2020

    The stainless steel and ceramic Submariner reference 116610 (date) and 114060 (no-date) are extremely popular on the secondary market. Both editions are discontinued in favor of the brand new 41mm Submariner, making now the perfect time to take the leap and invest in one. Also discontinued this year is the Hulk Submariner ref. 116610LV. Replaced by the 41mm 126610LV that features a black dial paired with its green ceramic bezel, the Hulk is well on its way to becoming a coveted collector’s item, as it is now the only Submariner to feature a green dial. The now-discontinued 40mm generations of the Submariner are all trending on the pre-owned market, as there is no longer a Rolex dive watch with a 40mm case.

    Also in high-demand is the Oystersteel and ceramic bezel Rolex Daytona ref. 116500. There was a significant increase in demand during the peak of the Pandemic in March, with secondary prices nearing $35k; however prices have since stabilized. Also trending on the pre-owned market is the stainless steel Pepsi GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO, which still remains entirely sold-out at a retail level.

    If dress watches are more your style, the classic Datejust is always on-trend. The 36mm steel and yellow gold reference 16233 is readily available on the market, as is its steel and white gold cousin ref. 16234. The newest generation, powered by the celebrated Caliber 3235 Perpetual movement is currently in production under reference numbers 126233 (Yellow Rolesor), 126231 (Everose Rolesor), 126234 (White Rolesor), 126200 (Oystersteel).

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