Frequently Asked Question
The most common questions about Rolex Vintage Watches
Are old Rolex watches valuable?The value of your vintage Rolex will increase if it has its original dial, movement, or bezel. ... Vintage Rolex watches that have been updated with new movements, dials or bezels might still be valuable but won't achieve the same prices as watches that come with original parts.
What is the oldest Rolex watch?The first-ever Rolex watch was the Oyster Perpetual, a waterproof, self-winding watch.
How can you tell if a Rolex is vintage?The Rolex serial numbers are found between the lugs on the side of the case at the 6 o'clock side, behind the bracelet. This 4-8 digit number is engraved by Rolex on every watch and it can be used to determine its production date.
How do I find out what my Rolex is worth?The model number is located at the watch lug at 12 o'clock, right where the case and the bracelet meet. If the model number is to a rare watch, then the value of the watch will be higher since the availability of the watch is lower.
Why are vintage Rolex so expensive?These vintage Rolex sport models are the very watches with which Rolex built their sterling reputation, and since no additional examples will ever be manufactured, the number left in existence will always be a decreasing, which is why these rare references generally come at a premium in price.Oct 3, 2018
Does Rolex lose value?A pre-owned Rolex watch, unlike a new one, will not depreciate in value soon after it is purchased. While buying a new Rolex is akin to buying a new car: they will both depreciate in value substantially after they are purchased.Dec 30, 2014
How much is a Rolex worth at a pawn shop?One pawn shop website says customers usually get $2,268 for a Rolex. At Diamond Banc, some recent deals we've done include $7,000 for this stainless steel Rolex Submariner, $15,000 for a Rolex Daytona Chronograph and $8,500 for a ceramic Rolex Submariner.