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ROLEX WATCHES

PRE OWNED, USED & SECOND HAND ROLEX WATCHES FOR SALE

Rolex Watches For Sale

We have been buying and selling the very best Rolex watches since 2010 on our online store. We specialise in selling only the the very best pre owned Rolex watches including the Rolex Daytona and Rolex Submariner. Buy your next pre owned Rolex watch from Swiss Watch Trader on this website or make an appointment to view your next Rolex watch at any of our locations in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. Feel free to get in touch and ask any questions you have about any of our Rolex watches.

 

NEED SOME HELP DECIDING WHICH ROLEX WATCH TO BUY?

Pulling the trigger and buying a pre owned, used or second hand Rolex watch can be an enjoyable but also a stressful experience. There are now so many online outlets selling second hand Rolex watches plus the multiple forums and groups telling you which one you should buy, which one you should invest your money in, it can be confusing knowing who you can actually trust and what the best Rolex watch for you actually is. On this page you will find some of our favourite Rolex watches, models that we will always have in stock from the Air-King to the Daytona. 

 

BUYING A PRE OWNED ROLEX WATCH ON FINANCE

For most of us, buying a luxury mens watch such as a Rolex is a big decision and can often involve a large expenditure. The decision making process can be fun, but it can also be a bit of a head ache. Especially when deciding how to pay for your new watch. Should you use savings, a credit card or apply for watch finance? The decision can be made a bit easier if you understand all your options, and the pros and cons for each of them.

 

VIEWING OUR PRE OWNED ROLEX WATCHES

If you’re located in Hampshire or the surrounding areas and nervous about the prospect of buying a pre owned, used or second hand mens Rolex watch without at least seeing it first then you’re in luck. Our main office is located in Fareham and available for in-person viewings for our mens Rolex watches for sale. Please note that viewing of our mens watches is strictly by appointment only, we do not offer a walk in service - please get in contact to book an appointment. If you’re from further afield or can’t get to our offices then don’t worry, we will cover all the postage costs.

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A PRE OWNED ROLEX WATCH

If you are buying a pre owned Rolex watches from a private individual, check them out on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin etc. If you are buying via eBay or Chrono24 or another dealer, check their feedback and completed listings. Ensure that your seller offers a full refund policy and always check reviews on Trustpilot, Facebook and eBay. 

Pre owned Rolex watches are more popular than ever and finding desirable models such as the Rolex Daytona at a bargain price are sadly a thing of the past. It is therefore essential to research pre owned Rolex watch prices to get idea on the current market value of your chosen model. If you are offered or locate a pre owned Rolex watch at a price lower than you would expect, there is often a reason why.

A Rolex watch missing the original boxes and papers will often cheaper than a "full set" example. There can often be honest reasons why the boxes, papers and hang tags may be missing. However, if you have one eye on future values buying a Rolex without the original boxes and papers may be a false economy.

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF ROLEX WATCHES

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. 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.

 

SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE ROLEX WATCHES

ROLEX AIR-KING

Rolex Air King Watches For Sale

The Rolex Air-King 5500 was released in 1957 and remained in production until it was replaced by the Rolex 14000 in 1989. The Air-King 5500 featured a 34mm stainless steel case with sunburst dial, domed acrylic crystal and automatic movement.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Air-King
Model Number: 116900
Bezel:
Fixed - Polished
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3131
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

Rolex Daytona Watches For Sale

The Rolex Cosmograph was released by Rolex in 1963 with the reference 6239. This model featured the now classic and distinctive engraved bezel. Rolex originally called this model the Le Mans. It wasn't until 1965 that Rolex started using the Daytona name and printed it on the dial of the Cosmograph.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Daytona
Model Number: 116500
Bezel:
Black Cerachrom (ceramic) - Engraved
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 4130
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX DATEJUST

Rolex Datejust Watches For Sale

In 1945 Rolex introduced the Rolex Datejust to celebrate the companies 40th anniversary. The model has been so successful that it remains in production today. The 36mm Datejust was initially only available in 18ct yellow gold. It wasn't until the 1950's that steel and Rolesor (two-tone) models were made available.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Datejust
Model Number: 126334
Bezel:
White Gold Fluted
Case Size: 41mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3253
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX DEEPSEA

Rolex Deepsea 116660 Watches For Sale

The Rolex Deepsea 116660 was released in 2008. The Deepsea 116660 replaced the 40mm 16600 and features a patented Ring Lock System, ceramic bezel with divers scale, and an oyster bracelet with glide-lock clasp. The Rolex Deepsea 116660 is able to dive to a depth of 3900m! 

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Deepsea
Model Number: 126660
Bezel:
Black Ceramic
Case Size: 44mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3235
Depth Rating: 3900m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX DEEPSEA D-BLUE

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Watches For Sale

The Rolex Deepsea 116660 D-Blue arrived in 2014 in tribute to the historic solo dive of director James Cameron who reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Cameron reached a depth of nearly 7 miles in his submarine, the Deepsea Challanger in 2014. This Deepsea D-Blue was identical to the regular 116660 in every way other than the dial. The D-Blue featured a graduated blue to black dial with the word DEEPSEA in bright green.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Deepsea
Model Number: 126660 D-Blue
Bezel:
Black Ceramic
Case Size: 44mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3235
Depth Rating: 3900m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX EXPLORER

Rolex Explorer Watches For Sale

In 1953, Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summited Mount Everest wearing modified Oyster Perpetuals. Neither were actually wearing an Explorer but Rolex were quick to take advantage of this amazing feat of human endurance and launched the 6289. The Rolex Explorer 6530 was the first model to have the 3-6-9 "Explorer" on the dial. 

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Explorer
Model Number: 214270
Bezel:
Fixed - Polished
Case Size: 39mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3132
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX EXPLORER II

Rolex Explorer II 16570 and 216570 Watches For Sale

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.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Explorer II
Model Number: 216570
Bezel:
Fixed - Engraved
Case Size: 42mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3187
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX GMT MASTER

Rolex GMT Master Watch For Sale

The Rolex GMT Master was released by Rolex in 1954 with the reference 6542 featured a luminous bakelite bezel insert and powered by the calibre 1036 automatic movement with GMT complication. The red/blue bakelite bezel was quickly replaced as it was easily cracked and in 1956 a metal bezel was introduced. The Rolex GMT Master evolved over the years to include the 1675, 16750 & 16700.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: GMT Master
Model Number: 16700
Bezel: Painted Aluminium
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3175
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX GMT MASTER II

Rolex GMT Master II For Sale

The Rolex GMT Master IIstarted life as the Rolex GMT Master II 16760 "Fat Lady" in 1983. The GMT Master II 16710 was released in 1989 and was the first GMT Master II to be available with either black, "Coke" or "Pepsi bezel inserts. The Rolex GMT Master II evolved over the years to include the 116710LN, 116710BLNR Batman and the current 126710BLRO and BLNR Batgirl.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Datejust
Model Number: 126710BLNR
Bezel: Blue Black Ceramic
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3285
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX SEA DWELLER

Rolex Sea Dweller For Sale

The Rolex Sea Dweller was released in 1967 with the 1665 - the worlds first watch to feature a helium escape valve. The basic design of the Sea Dweller is very similar to the Submariner but the most obvious differences are the lack of a date cyclops and a slightly thicker case.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Sea Dweller
Model Number: 126600
Bezel: Black Ceramic - 120 Click
Case Size: 43mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3235
Depth Rating: 1200m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX SUBMARINER

Rolex Submariner For Sale

The original version of the Rolex Submariner, the reference 6205 was the first to feature the now familiar dial layout with inverted triangle at the 12 o'clock position, baton markers at the 3, 6 and 9; and dot marker for the remaining hours. Early examples of the Submariner 6205 were fitted with thin, pencil shaped hands. It was not until the second series that Rolex fitted the now iconic Mercedes-style sports hands.

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Submariner
Model Number: 126610
Bezel: Black Ceramic - 120 Click
Case Size: 41mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3235
Depth Rating: 300m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal