Swiss Watch Trader is an independent Rolex watch dealer and shop selling the very best pre owned & used Rolex watches online. Unless there is a valid reason, all our Rolex watches for sale will include their original boxes, papers, manuals and hang tags. Buy your next Rolex watch online with your debit/credit card, PayPal, bank transfer or book an appointment to view and buy in person. All Rolex watches for sale with Swiss Watch Trader will include free UK delivery and a 12 month warranty. Our collection of pre owned, used & second hand Rolex watches include the Rolex Daytona, Rolex Submariner and Rolex GMT Master.
BUYING A USED ROLEX WATCH ONLINE
When buying your next pre owned, used or second hand mens or ladies Rolex watch always check online reviews and feedback to ensure that the seller is honest and genuine. Verified reviews left by previous customers on website such as Trustpilot and Google are a great way of seeing how the watch dealer / seller operates. Also be sure you check the company out on their social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Check the they are posting images of the actual watches for sale and have a reasonable following. Check their website for high quality and most importantly original and un-edited images of the the watches for sale and you are interested in purchasing. Don't be afraid ask for a video if aren’t 100% sure on the condition or can’t quite see certain aspects of the watch for sale. If a seller is serious about providing the customer with all the information required to make the buying experience as stress free as possible then they will be more than happy to help. If the seller does not offer the option to view the watch in person prior to making a decision, or at least do so through high-quality imagery, then you may want to look elsewhere. At Swiss Watch Trader we always tell our customers to purchase the very best used Rolex watch, in the best condition, at the very best price with as much or the original packaging and paraphernalia as possible. Original boxes and warranty papers/card are a must with any Used or pre owned Rolex, manuals and hang tags are essential but not necessarily deal breakers (there are exceptions). Please get in touch if you have any questions about our any of our used or second hand Rolex watches for sale.
VIEWING OUR ROLEX WATCHES FOR SALE
If you’re located in Hampshire or the surrounding areas and nervous about the prospect of buying a pre owned, used or second hand Rolex without at least seeing it first then you’re in luck. Our main office is located in Solent Business Park, Whiteley and available for in-person viewings of our Rolex watches for sale. Please note that viewing of our watches is strictly by appointment only, we do not offer a walk in service - please get in contact to book an appointment.
Do you have an old Rolex watch that you want to trade against a new model? If so, we are more than happy to take your used Rolex watch in part exchange. Our watch exchange services allows you to trade your Rolex watch online, using its value towards the price of another model. If you have been trying to find a watch exchange services near you but you’ve been struggling, Swiss Watch Trader’s fast, online service is the ideal solution for you. With our service, you can exchange your Rolex watch online, using its value towards a new watch. You can part exchange your Rolex watch without even having to leave the comfort of your livingroom! We will also consider your pre owned Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Tudor or Panerai in part exchange against any of of Rolex watches for sale.
Have you ever asked yourself “where can I sell my Rolex watch” or "where can I sell my Rolex online"? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We specialise in selling a wide range of Swiss watches including the Rolex. Our simple process allows you to sell your watch in just few easy steps. We are happy to consider selling your Rolex on a consignment basis taking a small free from the selling price. Your Rolex should ideally be in the best possible condition with original boxes and paperwork. This isn't a deal breaker but it will obviously effect the price we will be able to achieve for you. We are always looking for quality new, used and vintage watches and will do our upmost to get you the very best market price.
Are you looking for the very best Rolex Submariner for sale in the UK? Swiss Watch Trader has a whole range of top-condition used Rolex Submariner watches for sale and available with free UK delivery. Our Rolex Submariners for sale include the Rolex Submariner Date and Rolex Submariner No Date, the vintage Rolex Submariner 5513, the Rolex Submariner 16610 and the recently discontinued Rolex Submariner 116610. Our collection of Rolex Submariner watches will always include a Rolex Hulk for sale and a selection of vintage Rolex watches.
Are you ready to invest in one of the worlds most iconic watches and looking for the perfect Rolex Daytona for sale in the UK? We stock the very best pre owned Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watches available online and offer free UK delivery. Our pre-owned Rolex Daytona watches are an ideal option for people looking for mens Rolex watches that exude style and sophistication. If you are looking to buy a used Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in the UK, Swiss Watch Trader has a range of options available.
On an initial inspection the Rolex Sea Dwelleris very similar to the Rolex Submariner. However there are couple distinguishing features which make the Rolex Sea Dweller instantly recognisable. The Rolex Sea Dweller lacks a date cyclops and has a greatly increased depth rating thanks to the helium escape valve on the side of the stainless steel case. The Rolex Sea Dweller 1665 'Double Red' was released by Rolex 1967 as a result of a requirement for a dive watch with a greater depth rating than the Submariner. The 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller evolved into the 'Great White' when the text on the dial changed from red to white. The Rolex Sea Dweller 1665 originally had a depth rating of just 610 meters (2,000ft). The Rolex Sea Dweller continued to evolve over the year to include the following models.
The Rolex GMT Master was released by Rolex in 1954 with the reference 6542 and evolved over the years to include the 1675, 16750 and 16700. The stainless steel GMT Master was only available with the classic red/blue Pepsi bezel or all black bezel.
The Rolex GMT Master II arrived with the 16760, aka "Fat Lady" in 1983. This particular model was only in production until 1988 and saw the introduction of the red/black Coke bezel. The Rolex GMT Master II saw a major design change in 2007 with the introduction of a ceramic bezel. The black bezel GMT Master II 116710LN was joined by the blue/black 116710BLNR or Rolex Batman in 2014. The stainless steel Rolex GMT Master II include the blue/black 126710BLNR and red/blue 126710BLRO Pepsi. Both models are available on Oyster or Jubilee bracelets.
In 1971, Rolex released the Rolex Explorer II 1655. This watch featured the iconic fixed 24 hour bezel and over-sized orange GMT hand. The watch was originally designed specifically for explorers, or 'potholers' to know the exact time, either AM or PM, without relying on daylight. It was not until the release of the Rolex Explorer II 16570 in 1989 that now familiar Mercedes-style hands were fitted to the Explorer II. The Rolex Explorer II 16570 is available with black or "Polar" white dials. The watch features a 40mm stainless steel case, fixed bezel with 24 hour markings and a red GMT hand. The Explorer II became the 216570 in 2011. The case grew to 42mm and the GMT hand changed to orange.
Rolex is one of the most recognisable luxury watch brands in the world. Established in 1905, Rolex has become is the largest manufacturer of certified Swiss-made chronometers, with their iconic timepieces such as the Daytona and Submariner considered the height of luxury and elegance. Known for holding - and often increasing - their value over time, a Rolex watch is more than just a status symbol. It’s an investment. Rolex are iconic watchmakers and the brand name is almost synonymous with prestige and excellence. Rolex set the bar high from the start. Hans Wilsdorf established Rolex in 1905, at a time when pocket watches were the norm. It was the first watchmaker to produce a certified Chronometer watch. Rolex were also the first to make a watch with an automatically changing date. They made the first oscillating winding rotor. They were also the first watchmakers to produce a waterproof timepiece. Rolex watches are luxury timepieces. The most expensive Rolex on record was Paul Newman's Daytona. At auction it went for nearly $18 million in 2017. A Rolex can hold -- and even appreciate -- in value over the years, making them truly timeless classics. A Rolex is the perfect indulgence, for a loved one or just for you.
FAQ'S ABOUT ROLEX WATCHES
IS IT WORTH BUYING A PRE-OWNED ROLEX?
Buying a second hand Rolex watch has many benefits. Firstly, Rolex watches are built with quality in mind. This means you can trust that they will last more than less prestigious Swiss watch brands. For extra security, Swiss Watch Trader also offers a 12 month warranty on all our pre-owned men’s Rolex watches.
Secondly, Rolex is a well-known, luxury brand that has been well-positioned in the men’s fashion and style industry. If you’ve always dreamt of being like Sean Connery in James Bond, purchasing one of our second hand Rolex watches for sale in the UK will help you to achieve this. The brand exudes sophistication and a sense of celebrity, which you’ll be hard-pressed to find with many other generic watch brands.
Finally, opting to buy a Rolex watch second hand rather than brand new is ideal for those looking to save on costs. When buying any of our pre-owned Rolex watch models from us, the costs compared to buying brand new are drastically reduced. What’s more, we also offer a range of options for those who want to spread the costs, including offering our Rolex watches on finance.
HOW MUCH IS A PRE-OWNED ROLEX?
Pre owned Rolex watches range is price from a few hundred pounds to hundreds of thousands, if not millions. A nice pre owned Rolex Submariner 16610 from the mid 2000's can be purchased for around £9000.
You should expect to pay a premium for an all original watch with inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate, both hang tags and both manuals. Recently serviced or new old stock Rolex watches will be the most expensive examples of a particular model you will find - but these will also increase in value the most.
IS ROLEX MORE PRESTIGIOUS THAN OMEGA?
Both Omega and Rolex are highly prestigious timepiece makers; between them they dominate the Swiss watch market. Whether you choose Omega or Rolex, you can rest assured that you’re choosing a high-quality, reliable watch.
While the two brands have their advantages and disadvantages, both Rolex and Omega watches for men are built with quality in mind, so investing in them means you can rest assured that they will last for years to come.
We stock a range of second hand Omega and Rolex watches, all in top condition. Our men’s used Rolex watch collection includes second hand Rolex Submariner watches and pre-owned Rolex Daytona watches.
HOW MUCH IS AN OLD ROLEX WATCH WORTH?
If vintage, used Rolex watches kept in good condition, can be worth very large amounts of money if sold properly and at the right time.
For example, a vintage pre-owned Rolex Submariner 5513 Milsub Watch (which is one of the most highly sought-after models) from the 1960’s-70’s can fetch anywhere up to £140,000 at auction today.
If you are a collector and you’d like to view any of our second-hand Rolex men’s watches before you make your purchase, we offer in-person viewing appointments at our main office in Fareham, Hampshire. These are by appointment only; contact us to arrange a viewing appointment now.
DO ROLEX WATCHES HOLD THEIR VALUE?
Generally speaking, most Rolex watches from the professional rage including the Rolex Submariner and Rolex Sea Dweller will hold their value after they are first purchased new and appreciate over time. However, certain models such as the stainless steel Rolex Daytona will often sell for double the original retail price.
But all pre-owned Rolex watches will hold their value if they are kept in good condition. This means keeping them in clean, working condition.
If you are a Swiss Watch collector, and you want to keep hold of your vintage Rolex watch for a number of years in hopes of auctioning it, you are advised to keep your watch in its case and store in a temperature-regulated area that’s away from moisture.
Many of our Swiss watches have been bought by collectors and antique dealers over the years. We are proud to hold a range of mint condition vintage Rolex watches in our UK office, including the Rolex Submariner and the Rolex Explorer.
WHAT IS THE BEST SECOND HAND ROLEX TO BUY?
There are many varieties of men’s Rolex watches that have been designed and produced over the years. Rolex has appeared on many Hollywood wrists -- including Steve McQueen and Paul Newman -- and has also been a huge motif in the classic Bond franchise.
Because of this, good-quality vintage Rolex watches can fetch a fair amount at auction, depending on the model, era and the level of care that has been taken to preserve their original condition.
In terms of the Rolex Submariner, second hand models that have the most value and are therefore the best to buy for collectors are 5513's, while the best vintage Rolex Daytona to buy would be the 116520 with white dial.
WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST ROLEX WATCH?
Generally speaking the cheapest pre owned Rolex watches available will be the less popular and older models such as the Rolex Oyster Precision. Nice examples of a vintage Rolex Oyster Precision can be purchased from around £2000. You can find cheaper watches but they and they won't include their original boxes and papers or even original bracelets.
The cheapest Rolex Submariner currently for sale in the UK on Chrono24 is priced at £6250. Once again, this is watch only. The cheapest full set Rolex Submariner 16610 is £8150.
Swiss Watch Trader stocks a range of affordable options for people who want to buy pre-owned Rolex watches without worrying about the price tag.
For example, we offer a range of finance options, which allow you to spread the costs of your chosen watch. You can either choose to place a 10% deposit on the second hand Rolex watch of your choice, and spread the payments over 24, 36 or 48 months.
If you prefer, we also offer a 0% APR option over 12 months on all Rolex watches for sale for those who want to buy a used Rolex watch using credit. Our finance option is subject to status and provided by Klarna.