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Bob's Watches is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Low Price Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer.

Here's how:

  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-800-494-3708 and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price.
  • On qualifying products, Bob's Watches will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Purchase price shown is the cash wire price, and any payment method fees such as credit card fees, PayPal fees, Amazon fees, etc, will be added to the transaction total. Prices may be higher if other payment methods are selected. Some exclusions apply. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

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Free priority overnight shipping on all orders applies to U.S. orders only.

Unlike many other websites that have special rules and lots of fine print , Bobswatches.com offers free shipping on all domestic orders placed on our website, with no minimum order size or special exceptions. Just because shipping is free doesn’t mean it should take a long time. Bobswatches.com understands that getting your item quickly is important to you, so we make every effort to process your order as quickly as possible.

Vintage Rolex Forums

Many people might naturally gravitate towards a vintage Rolex forum when seeking information on the history of Rolex, resources to price their Rolex, and ultimately when they are ready to either buy or sell a vintage Rolex. There are many Rolex forums available to the general public, but few know there is a better path to consider when seeking help with a vintage Rolex. Bob's Watches is the world's first pre-owned Rolex exchange, providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to buy and sell your vintage Rolex watch at the best possible price. So don't settle for the opinion of somebody in vintage Rolex forums when our vintage Rolex experts are on stand-by to assist you with your needs.

Feel free to browse the below resources in search of the information you seek.

Or for immediate assistance, call us at (800) 494-3708.

The History of Rolex

The History of Rolex

Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex has been at the forefront of watchmaking since the early 20th century. Throughout its rich history, Rolex has given the world of horology a number of significant inventions such as the first waterproof wristwatch in 1926, the first automatic watch movement with a perpetual rotor in 1931, the first automatic wrist chronometer with a date window on the dial in 1945, the first diving watch waterproof to 330 feet deep in 1953, and the first wristwatch to show both the date and day written in full on the dial in 1956.

Today, with watches like the Datejust, Day-Date, Submariner, GMT-Master, Daytona, and others, Rolex is the leading luxury watch brand by far. And given the company’s focus on excellence, innovation, and prestige, it’s safe to say that they will continue to be for a long time to come.

Learn More About the History of Rolex

Vintage Rolex collecting

Vintage Rolex Collecting

The world of vintage Rolex collecting is an exciting one. Like a treasure hunt, finding that perfect reference in solid condition is a rewarding experience. However, buying vintage Rolex watches can also be a challenge ruined by dishonest suppliers. The secondary watch market is rife with counterfeit and modified products. For the safest and best experience, only purchase vintage Rolex watches from a trusted source like Bob’s Watches.

Let our dedicated vintage Rolex watch specialists guide you on your search. If you have any questions on any of the vintage Rolex watches we have listed, please contact us and we will get back to you promptly.

Alternatively, if you don’t see the model you’re looking for on the site, contact us and we may be able to help you find what you need.

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Vintage Rolex resources

Vintage Rolex Resources

As experts in Rolex timepieces, we regularly publish articles on essential vintage references. These articles include historical information, important models from Rolex’s archives, and what design traits to look for when researching a particular model. We also cover up-to-date auction results on vintage Rolex watches and news about the watch-collecting community.

Read our blog to learn more about vintage Rolex Submariner, GMT-Master, President, Air-King, Milgauss, Daytona, Explorer, and much, much more.

Education is key when collecting vintage Rolex watches.

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Sell us your vintage Rolex watch

Sell Us Your Vintage Rolex

If you would like to sell your vintage Rolex watch, we can certainly help. We take pride in offering fair market value for each and every vintage watch we buy. Thanks to our groundbreaking Rolex Exchange concept—where we openly list the buy and sell prices of each Rolex model—our company is founded on the principal of transparency and honesty. Additionally, our team of dedicated vintage watch specialists can answer any questions you may have.

When you’re ready to sell your vintage Rolex timepiece, contact us and we will get back to you promptly.

Sell Us Your Vintage Rolex Watch

Look up your vintage Rolex serial number

Rolex Serial Numbers

If you need more information on a particular vintage Rolex watch, we provide several look-up tools and charts that you can use absolutely free. These include a Rolex Serial Numbers Look-Up Tool, a Rolex Production Date Look-Up Tool, and a Rolex Model Number Look-Up Tool.

Furthermore, we also have a Rolex Clasp Code Chart and a Rolex Country Code Chart at your disposal. These search engines and charts are powered by extensive databases and they will provide you with detailed information on specific vintage Rolex pieces.

Look Up Vintage Rolex Serial Numbers

The Best Vintage Rolex Forums to Use

At the end of the day, there simply might be a reason you would prefer to use a forum instead of engage with our specialists. So we have put together a list of what we believe to be some of the best vintage Rolex forums to consider using  regarding your vintage Rolex needs.

  • Watchtalkforums.com
    • As of February 2017, there are over 1,000 unique posts in relation to vintage Rolex questions. This forum does require you to register to create new posts or respond to pre-existing ones, but this helps improve the user experience of this forum, as users are then able to accumulate a reputation among other forum users.
  • Vintagerolexforum.com
    • Vintage Rolex Forum is administered by a group of moderators to help ensure the best user experience and most accurate information is being published to their site. This forum is not to be used for advertising, selling or promoting products or businesses though. There is a lot of information to be found within this forum, but you are limited to a very simple search box, which might make it difficult for some to find the information they need.

  • Forums.timezone.com
    • TimeZone is a forum with great resources on vintage Rolexes, moderated by Will Colosimo. Like many other forums in this space though, you are not allowed to discuss buying or selling watches. But that's alright though because Bob's Watches can help you get the fair market price for your vintage timepiece, negating the need to post to forums of this nature.
  • Watchuseek.com
    • Watchuseek is one of the more commonly used forums you will find, but it may be a bit more difficult to find information on vintage information in general due to how they have structured their forum.


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