The 5 Best Buys In Vintage Rolex

Most of these are under $8,000 because $5,000 is not enough but $10,000 is just so 10 thousand. If you are a watch collector, these vintage rolex’s are some of the best on the market. Here are the top 5 vintage rolex watches you need to have:


5. Rolex Explorer 1 Reference 1016



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First introduced in 1953, this has been in production for more than 25 years which means many great examples of this are floating around. It’s understated, laid back, and unlike a brand new Submariner, which is not an obvious choice. Add a nylon NATO strap for a finishing touch. ($6,000-$7,000)



4. Rolex Datejust Reference 1601 in 18K Gold



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There is something about the gold mixture 30 years a go that gives these watches the look it has and with the price of gold being what it is, you have two investments in one. ($7,500-$8,000)



3. Rolex Submariner Reference 5513



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This was produced for many years, with the most recent model released about two years a go. Stand out from the crown and find the one with the aged luminous markers on it. ($5,500-$7,000)



2. Rolex GMT Master Reference 1675

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This is one of the most undervalued watches in the vintage Rolex sports family. This is a beautiful watch for a better price range with all the same additives than the 16550 or any other that you are comparing it with. ($5,500-$6,500)



1. Rolex Explorer II Reference 16550


The original cream dial version of this watch was white when originally sold in the ’80s. Thanks to a chemical reaction in the paint mixture, it turned to a beautiful custard color. This watch has only been updated 3 times and it oozes perfectionism and conservatism. You can get the black dial version for around $5K. ($13-$15K)



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