For those that are considering selling their Rolex, the first, and arguably most important question that is likely going to arise is, “How much is my Rolex worth?” Unfortunately, a quick Internet search may only provide you with more questions than answers as to what dollar value you should expect to receive in exchange for your timepiece. Rolex has been manufacturing the same handful of watch models for most of the company’s existence, and many of their watch lines have been around for well over half a century. Only subtle changes and updates take place between the different iterations, and prices can range dramatically for seemingly near-identical watches.
Get the value of your Rolex.
Yes, while most watches might be similar to buying a new car, which depreciates the minute you drive off the lot, a Rolex watch can hold value and even appreciate over time.
If you're interested in selling a Rolex there is one thing I am certain of. I'm sure you've asked yourself this question: How much is my Rolex worth? If you own a Rolex watch like a stainless steel Submariner, Rolex DateJust or even a Ladies Rolex and are interested in selling it, your first step is determining just how much your Rolex is worth. After all, this is one prized timepiece you don’t want to part with unless the price is right. Luckily, the luxury nature of the Rolex brand make this an investment that retains its value well. So selling a pre-owned Rolex is a much easier process than it seems.
For a beauty like this Vintage Rolex Submariner ref. 5512 ask yourself this: How much is my Rolex worth?
There are two quick ways to determine how much your Rolex is worth. If you already know the serial and model number of your Rolex, you can use the pricing tool on our sell Rolex page and request a quote. Although many online Rolex retailers won't publish their price sheets online, we believe this process should be transparent. You should be able to locate your Rolex model or reference number on the Rolex certificate. If you don't have your Rolex certificate, check out this video below on how to find the serial number and model number on a Rolex. All you’ll need is a push pin and your Rolex.
You can also get a quote for the value of your pre-owned Rolex watch by submitting your serial number and production year information to us online. Rolex serial numbers are found under the bracelet, engraved on the 6 o’clock side of the watch. You can use our Rolex serial number tool to help you determine when your watch was produced. You’ll then be able to find your Rolex production year, model number and submit the information for a quote to purchase your pre-owned Rolex. Selling your pre-owned Rolex is a simple, pain-free process. Once you’re ready, sell your Rolex to Bob's Watches.
While a Rolex in general will likely hold it's value or appreciate, the Rolex Submariner and Rolex GMT-Master collections are probably your safest investments. Both are durable, and robust with a sporty design.
The materials used in a Rolex are very expensive. That in combination with an overwhelming market demand makes a Rolex watch a more expensive than many of the other brand names.
Rolex timepieces have a remarkable way of retaining their value throughout the years, and in some instances, even appreciating if given enough time and the right circumstances. Whether you are interested in selling a vintage Rolex Submariner, a contemporary Datejust, or a Day-Date President with a diamond dial, the first step you will take in the process of selling your Rolex is determining its fair market value.
Each step of the process is important to calculate the value of your watch.
Although it may initially appear to be a complicated and confusing process, there are a number of quick and easy ways to ascertain the value of your watch. The first step in determining its value is to figure out the model/reference number of your Rolex. The original Rolex warranty card/certificate for the watch will have its model number printed on it; however if you no longer have this – or if you purchased the watch pre-owned and never received it, you will be able to find the model number engraved between the lugs (once the bracelet has been removed) on the 12 o’clock side of the watch.
Whether it is a vintage or a newly released watch from Rolex, we will take a look.
Once you know the model number of your watch, use our Used Rolex Prices Chart to locate your specific watch and the accompanying “Buy Price” for it. Additionally, you can submit the model number along with your contact information to us through our Free Instant Quote Request Form and one of our representatives will reach out to you with the current Buy Price for your watch. As you start to navigate the selling process, the most important piece of information that you are going to need to know is the true, fair market value of your watch. Most buyers do not publicly list the prices they pay for watches; however, we believe this process should be completely transparent. We publish both Buy and Sell prices for every watch so that both buyers and sellers alike can verify that they are getting a fair deal. No matter what Rolex you own, or who ultimately ends up purchasing the watch, it is important to know the actual value of your timepiece. As long as you know the true value of your Rolex, you can guarantee that you will receive a fair and honest price for it.