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Vintage Rolex

Vintage Rolex watches are some of the most valuable and desirable timepieces in the entire world. The market has seen values surge with Phillips, Sotheby's, and Christie's auction houses reporting record prices on historic watches. For example, a Rolex Daytona Paul Newman sold for over $17 million in 2017. All of our vintage timepieces are 100% genuine and come with a lifetime authenticity guarantee. Click here to Sell Your Vintage Rolex.

Vintage Rolex

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Rolex GMT-Master 1675
Vintage Pepsi, Black Dial
GMT Bezel, Circa 1965

Rolex Datejust 1630
Integral Bracelet, Two Tone
Champagne Dial, Circa 1979

Vintage Ladies Rolex Cocktail
14k White Gold, 15MM
Silver Index Dial, Diamonds

Ladies Rolex Cocktail
14K Yellow Gold, 15MM Case
Silver Dial, Index Markers

Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665
Creamy Lume, Circa 1979
Rolex Box & Service Card

Rolex Air-King 5500
Super Precision, Rivet Bracelet
Arrowhead Markers, Circa 1963

Rolex OysterDate 6466
Silver Index Dial, Smooth Bezel
Oyster Fold Over, Circa 1967

Vintage GMT-Master 1675
"OCC" Dial, Tropical Dial
PCG Case, Circa 1959

Rolex GMT-Master 1675
No Crown Guards, Brown Nipple Dial
GMT Bezel, Circa 1966

Rolex GMT-Master 6542
Glossy Gilt Dial, Bakelite Bezel
Rolex Box & Papers, Circa 1959

Rolex GMT-Master 6542
Tropical Dial, Vintage Watch
Bakelite Bezel, Circa 1960

Rolex GMT-Master 6542
Glossy Gilt Dial & Chapter Ring
Bakelite Bezel, Circa 1964

Rolex Lady Date 6917
Two Tone Jubilee, 24MM
Champagne Dial, Circa 1974

Rolex President 1803
Champagne 'Pie Pan', 36MM
Fluted Bezel, Circa 1976

Rolex Day-Date 1803
Silver Dial, Index Markers
Leather Bracelet, Circa 1962

Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ref 1003, Oyster Rivet Bracelet
Silver Index Dial, Circa 1963

Rolex Submariner 16800
Diving Watch, Spider Dial
Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1983

Used Rolex Date 1500
Oyster Rivet, Silver Dial
Smooth Bezel, Circa 1978

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1003
Silver Dial, Arrowhead Hands
Rolex Box & Papers, Circa 1965

Vintage Ladies Rolex 6917
18K Yellow Gold President
Champagne Dial, Circa 1973

Vintage Submariner 5513
Faded Insert, Stainless Steel
Feet First Dial, Circa 1971

Vintage Submariner 5513
Mark I Feet First Maxi Dial
Steel Oyster, Circa 1978

Rolex GMT-Master 16750
Matte Black Tritium Dial, 40MM
Creamy Yellow Lume, Circa 1981

Rolex President 1803
18K Yellow Gold, "Pie Pan" Dial
Rolex Box, Circa 1970

Rolex Day-Date 1803
"Pie-Pan" Dial, 18K Yellow Gold
Rolex Box & Book, Circa 1978

Rolex Date 1501
Engine Turned Bezel, Index Dial
Oyster Rivet Bracelet, Circa 1966

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Arabic Markers, Matte Black Dial
Smooth Bezel, Circa 1982

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680
Red Sub, Stainless Steel
Fold Over Links, Circa 1972

Vintage Submariner 5513
Oyster Bracelet, Black Bezel
Feet First Dial, Circa 1984

Rolex GMT-Master 1675
Mk 1 Dial "Long E" Dial
'Pepsi' Insert, Circa 1968

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An Innovative Collection of Timeless Vintage Rolex Watches

Rolex has an extremely long history of producing reliable and classic timepieces. A vintage model is the perfect way to enjoy Rolex’s innovative design while also possessing a piece of watchmaking history.

Collectible Antique Rolex Timepieces

Vintage timepieces have risen in popularity and demand over the last 5--10 years with some models selling for more than a million dollars at auction houses. For example, some Paul Newman Rolex Daytona models, such as the 6239, 6240, 6263 and 6265, are now valued at over $150,000.The November 10th, 2013 Christies auction in Geneva, the Rolex Daytona "Lesson One" 50 exceptional examples of the world's most celebrated chronograph wristwatch auction, realized over $12,000,000 for 50 watches or on average of $250,000 per watch.

Classic Watches All 100% Certified

As dedicated Rolex vintage experts, or specialists, we offer a unique and ever changing collection of fine genuine timepieces for sale at the best prices from the vintage Submariner to the collectible GMT or Daytona. All  wristwatches are in good working condition and are sold "as is" for collectible reasons so may not keep precise time like a new one. We honor no mechanical guarantee in terms of movement, accuracy or waterproofing due to the very nature of a vintage Rolex watch. Many are considered "one of a kind" watches and sold in limited supply.  All watches are 100% certified authentic and kept in original antique condition. Email well-known vintage antique Rolex authority Paul Altieri, at paul.altieri.watches@gmail.com.  Click the link above to sell your vintage Rolex. Find the best deals to buy or sell the amazing vintage Rolex model 5512 Submariner.  This incredible diving model watch is becoming increasingly more valuable as collectors demand has increased the past few years.  Some 5512's can sell for as much as $30,000.

An Alternative to Vintage Rolex Forums

From time to time, our customers are seeking more than just a vintage Rolex watch to add to their collection. And for those customers, we have put together a resource page that will serve as an alternative to vintage Rolex forums. If by chance we do not have the information you are seeking, feel free to give us a call.

Frequently Asked Vintage Rolex Questions

  1. What is Considered a Vintage Rolex?

    1. Although there is no law or standard uniform definition for what can be considered vintage, a commonly accepted rule is that a vintage Rolex is a watch that is at least 25 to 30 years old. Consequently, for something to be considered antique, many individuals maintain that it must be at least 100 years old.

  2. Which is the Cheapest Rolex?

    1. The cheapest Rolex is the Oyster Perpetual. The entry-level Rolex collection consists of time-only watches (no date displays) and is available in a number of different sizes. Retail prices for Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches start out at $4,850 for the 26mm version in stainless steel and go up from there depending on size.

  3. Is a Rolex a Good Investment?

    1. A Rolex is one of the best investment watches that you can buy. Rolex watches are known to hold their value incredibly well over the years, and some models have even been known to appreciate. Additionally, there are many used Rolex watches that sell for more than their original retail prices on the secondary market, and certain rare and collectible vintage references can be worth millions of dollars.

  4. How tell if a Rolex is real?

    1. There are a number of ways to tell whether or not a Rolex is real; however, what to look for when authenticating a Rolex watch will differ slightly from one reference to the next. Counterfeit watches are getting increasingly convincing, and sometimes the only way to confirm that a Rolex is genuine is by opening it up and inspecting it with the help of high-powered magnification.

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As the most trusted name in luxury watches, with the largest inventory on-hand and ready for immediate sale, Bob's Watches is the foremost destination to find the best in authentic, pre-owned luxury accessories. So whether on the hunt for a new pre-owned Ceramic No Date Submariner, or a vintage Paul Newman Daytona, Bob's is your primary source to find the best-of-the-best in pre-owned luxury goods at unbeatable prices.

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Bob's Watches is an independent watch dealer and is not sponsored by, associated with and/or affiliated with Rolex, S.A. Bob's Watches only sells pre-owned Rolex watches and provides its own warranties on the watches it sells. Rolex, www.rolex.com, is under no obligation to warranty-service watches sold by Bob's Watches. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Day Date President, Submariner, Presidential, Explorer, Sea Dweller, Super President, GMT Master, GMT, YachtMaster, Prince, Milgauss, MasterPiece, Air King, Cosmograph Daytona, and PearlMaster are all registered trademarks of the Rolex Corporation ( Rolex USA, Rolex S.A.) To buy a new Rolex watch, please visit rolex.com for a list of authorized Rolex dealers near you.
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