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Rolex Explorer II 216570 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Rolex Explorer II Automatic Black Dial Stainless Steel Oyster...
$11,199
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3908
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Cartier Very good White gold Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York, New York
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Cartier 1960s Sleek Two Tone Gold Brick Bracelet Wristwatch
$2,000
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1601 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
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Rolex Cellini - Rare Vintage in solid 18K Gold (85.5gr) Cellini
$6,199
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Very good Steel Automatic
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Rolex 1665 Double Red Sea Dweller MK IV
$53,662
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/1A-001 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Patek Philippe Ref# 5167/1A-001 Stainless Steel Aquanaut
$49,900
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613 116613 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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Rolex Submariner Date Boxes Papers Blue Dial Bezel SS/18kt...
$12,438
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Rolex Datejust 116238 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Rolex Datejust 18K Gold 36mm Champagne Index Fluted Jubilee...
$18,500
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Mido Multifort Chronograph M005.614.37.051.01 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Mido Multifort Chronograph
$1,395
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-1130-52 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Oradell
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm Black Steel 5015-1130-52A
$9,850
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575
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Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Rolex 1680 Submariner—Unpolished—Box, Papers and much more...
$29,000
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Oris Divers Sixty Five 01 733 7707 4055-07 4 20 18 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
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Oris Divers Sixty-Five 01 733 7707 4055-07 4 20 18
$1,395
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Glashütte Original 1-36-13-02-81-70 Very good Steel Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Glashütte Original Seaq Panorama Date
$9,400
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156
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Rolex Datejust 16234 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16234 Mens Watch
$5,399
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472
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Patek Philippe Travel Time 5524G-001 Very good White gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Patek Philippe Ref# 5524G-001, Calatrava Pilot Travel Time
$45,900
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12
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 116610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Boxes Papers Black Dial Bezel...
$10,432
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Rolex Submariner No Date 2020 40mm Box/Papers/Card 114060
$11,999
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143
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Panerai Special Editions PAM 00687 Very good Steel 47mm Manual winding United States of America, Pennsylvania, York
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Panerai Radiomir Pam00687 Special Edition (1940) "3 DAYS"
$7,099
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Tudor Black Bay Dark 79230DK Very good Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark
$3,985
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Bulgari Octo 102859 Very good Titanium 41mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
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Bulgari Octo L'Originale Chronograph 102859
$7,450
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1407
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Girard Perregaux Laureato 81010-11-431-11A Very good Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Girard Perregaux Laureato
$7,550
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156
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Sky Dweller 326934 Mens Watch Box & Papers
$22,999
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472
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712R-001 Very good Rose gold Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Patek Philippe Ref# 5712R-001, Rose Gold Nautilus, Like New
$84,900
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 68274 68240 78174 Good Steel 31mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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Rolex MidSize Datejust 31 Sapphire Blue "Baton" Dial Fluted...
$5,872
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Rolex Submariner No Date 40mm Box/Papers/Card 114060
$11,499
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Rolex Daytona 116519 Very good White gold Automatic
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Rolex DAYTONA GOLD 116519 Mother pearl NEW 99%
$31,440
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Movado Circa Very good Yellow gold 25mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
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Movado Vintage Circa 1980's Mens, White Dial - Yellow Gold on...
$1,895
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Breitling Bentley Flying B A28362 Very good Steel 38.5mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Breitling Bentley Flying B, Serviced by Breitling in 2021
$4,650
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5970J-001 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Manual winding United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Patek Philippe 5970J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Moonphase...
$145,500
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Seiko Grand Seiko SBGJ021 Good Steel Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Seiko Grand Seiko Limited Edition Gmt Hi-beat
$7,100
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156
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Day-Date President 18238 Ferrite Stone Dial Watch Box...
$29,999
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472
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-011 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Patek Philippe 5711/1A-011, Nautilus, Discontinued
$94,900
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 69173 79173 Very good Steel 26mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 26 Boxes Papers Vignette Red Diamond Dial...
$6,472
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Seiko Grand Seiko SBGE245 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Seiko Grand Seiko GMT Spring Drive 2019 Box/Papers SBGE245...
$6,350
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143
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas 4500 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Vacheron Constantin Overseas 4500v Automatic 41mm Blue Dial SS...
$32,500
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680
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Rolex Daytona 116508 Good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Coconut Creek
Rolex Daytona 116508 Yellow Gold Black Dial 40 MM Men’s Watch
$49,950
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TAG Heuer Carrera Lady WV1414.BA0793 Very good Steel 27mm Quartz United States of America, California, Pasadena
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TAG Heuer Carrera 29mm Quartz Ladies Watch, Looks New
$742
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Rolex Day-Date Rolex 6611B Day Date Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, Texas
Rolex 6611B
$8,500
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Zenith Defy El Primero 95.9002.9004/78.M9000 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Zenith Defy El Primero 21
$9,150
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156
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Rolex Datejust 16234 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16234 Mens Watch
$5,399
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472
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800 Very good Steel 37mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Patek Philippe 3800, Vintage Nautilus, White Dial, Rare
$44,900
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Rolex Datejust 16013 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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Rolex Datejust 36 Dark Rhodium Diamond Dial Bezel Boxes Books...
$7,283
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Heuer 3147N Fair Steel Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Heuer Carrera Chronograph 3147 Dato Black Dial Serviced 3147N
$9,499
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143
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 219.026 Very good White gold 35mm Manual winding United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 219.026 Manual Wind 18K White Gold...
$11,900
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680
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Q6062520 Very good Rose gold 42mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Coconut Creek
Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Travel Time 42mm Rose Gold Mens Watch...
$32,495
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F.P.Journe Souveraine F. P. JOURNE CHRONOMÈTRE SOUVERAIN PLATINUM Very good Platinum Manual winding United States of America, California, Irvine
F.P.Journe CHRONOMÈTRE SOUVERAIN
$39,985
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Rolex GMT-Master 16700 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Rolex GMT-Master "Pepsi" Stainless Steel 40mm (16700)
$13,500
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Panerai Special Editions PAM 00507 Good Bronze 47mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Panerai Luminor Submersible
$23,700
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156
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Rolex Datejust 16233 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Datejust 16233 Diamond Dial Men's Watch
$6,499
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472
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Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170R-010 Very good Rose gold 39.4mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
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Patek Philippe 5170R-010 Chronograph, Rose Gold, Black Dial,...
$63,900
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 69173 79173 Very good Gold/Steel 26mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 26 White MOP Diamond Dial Bezel Boxes Books
$6,374
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150
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F.P.Journe Octa Very good Aluminum 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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F.P.Journe Octa Sport Indy 500 - Aluminum - Rubber - Box/Paper...
$52,500
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143
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 15202ST Very good Steel 39mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202ST Extra Thin Blue Dial SS (36774)
$59,500
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680
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.30.42.20.06.001 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Coconut Creek
Omega Seamaster Diver 42 MM 300m Auto Steel Mens Watch Date...
$4,499
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN Good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, MIAMI
Rolex 116500LN Ceramic Daytona Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens
$27,495
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243
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270R-001 Very good Rose gold 41mm Manual winding United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Patek Philippe TIFFANY & CO. 5270R-001 Perpetual Calendar...
$137,500
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A. Lange & Söhne Datograph 405.031 Very good Rose gold 41mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Irvine
A. Lange & Söhne Datograph
$57,995
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Cartier Panthère 183957 Very good Steel 29mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
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Cartier Panthere 183957 Two Row Large Watch
$3,999
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472
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800/1 Very good Steel Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Patek Philippe Ref# 3800/1 Nautilus Steel Black Roman Dial,...
$44,900
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 69173 79173 Very good Gold/Steel 26mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 26 Boxes Books Champagne Dial Fluted Bezel...
$5,681
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150
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IWC Pilot Chronograph IW395001 Very good Steel Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph 2020 Box/Papers IW395001
$10,250
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143
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Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Rolex Daytona 116520 Black Dial SS FULL SET (36307)
$21,900
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680
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.33.40.30.02.001 Very good Steel 39.7mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Coconut Creek
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Ck2998 311.33.40.30.02.001
$6,995
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-010 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A Blue Dial 2013 Stainless Steel...
$94,995
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Luxury Watches with a History

Pre-owned watches are intriguing thanks to their history. You can often find treasures amongst vintage watches whose values have only increased over time. Moreover, pre-owned models are often significantly less expensive than their new counterparts.


Highlights

  • Pre-owned watches are often more affordable than new ones
  • Limited editions with the potential to increase in value
  • Rare vintage watches make excellent investments

Pre-owned, yet precious collector's items

Purchasing a used watch no doubt has its charm. On the one hand, it helps you save money on many luxury watches. On the other, scratches or faded bezels or dials add character to a wristwatch. Collecting vintage watches can even become a hobby, especially for Rolex lovers, as there are so many popular and unique Rolex watches for men. Many old watches are so rare that they sell at astronomical prices. A Rolex Daytona Paul Newman from the 1960s or 70s, for example, costs at least 90,000 euros, even though it originally didn't even sell well.

Another rare vintage watch, the Rolex Submariner, has undergone a similar price development. So-called "Big Crown" versions from the 1950s, one of which James Bond wore in the 1962 film Dr. No, cost between 60,000 and 400,000 euros, depending on their condition. This Rolex watch with a big crown and no crown guard can be found via reference number 6538.

Two other variants of the Rolex Submariner are just as rare and sought after: the COMEX and Red Sub models. The Red Sub watches, produced from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, can be identified by a red "Submariner" inscription on the dial. The COMEX models are professional diving watches that Rolex developed for the Compagnie Maritime d'Expertises, who specialize in diving and other deep sea work. The price for a COMEX Submariner ranges between 50,000 euros and 215,000 euros. A Red Sub costs significantly less – between 12,000 and 46,000 euros – making it the perfect introductory timepiece into the world of vintage Rolex watches.


Prices of popular vintage Rolex watches

Model Price (starting at) Features
Rolex Daytona Paul Newman 90,000 euros Extremely coveted vintage watch with an incredible increase in value over the past few years
Rolex "Big Crown" Submariner 60,000 euros 1950s diving watch, large crown without crown protection, extremely rare and highly sought after
Rolex "COMEX" Submariner 50,000 euros Very rare vintage watch, predecessor to the Rolex Sea-Dweller
Rolex "Red Sub" Submariner 12,000 euros Red Submariner inscription on the dial, highly coveted and comparatively affordable vintage Rolex

How much do pre-owned watches cost?

Like new watches, second-hand watches are found in every price class. Prices range from a few hundred euros for a pre-owned Omega women's watch to a few thousand for a pre-owned Rolex to hundreds of thousands of euros for a pre-owned Patek Philippe in very good condition. You can often find good deals on newer models from brands such as Breitling or TAG Heuer which haven't yet made it into the "very desirable" vintage watch category.

With a little luck, you can find a pre-owned Navitimer, one of Breitling's most famous chronographs, with an automatic caliber for around 2,000 euros. A new Navitimer 01 with an in-house caliber costs around 5,000 euros. The legendary TAG Heuer Carrera, originally developed for car racers, is similarly priced. Pre-owned automatic watches without a chronograph function go for less than 1,000 euros; the chronograph version costs at least 1,500 euros. For new versions, you should be prepared to spend about 1,500 euros for a three-hand variant or 2,500 euros for a chronograph.

Another iconic TAG Heuer timepiece is the Autavia, which the company re-released in 2017. There is a small selection of pre-owned Autavia re-releases, but there are many older Autavias in the vintage market. You can purchase a 1970s Autavia starting at 3,800 euros. Rarer models from the 1960s can cost you over 25,000 euros.


Detailed Price Information

Model Pre-owned price (starting at) Features
Breitling Navitimer 2,000 euros Pilot's chronograph with slide rule
TAG Heuer Carrera 1,500 euros Racing chronograph
Heuer Autavia 3,800 euros Racing chronograph
Omega Speedmaster Professional "Speedy Tuesday" 8,500 euros (new) Limited to 2,012 pieces, special edition, will possibly increase in value
Omega Speedmaster Professional Snoopy Award 9,500 euros Limited to 5,441 pieces, special edition, will possibly increase in value
Omega Seamaster 300 "Spectre" 7,000 euros Limited to 7,007 pieces, special edition, will possibly increase in value
Omega Speedmaster Professional 2,500 euros Legendary chronograph, first wristwatch to reach the moon
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 1,500 euros Diving watch with unidirectional rotatable bezel and helium escape valve
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 6,000 euros Legendary sports watch with a 70s design
Panerai Radiomir 3,500 euros Swiss diving watch with an Italian design and 45-mm case
Panerai Luminor 3,400 euros World famous design with crown-protecting bridge and two hands
Panerai Luminor Marina 3,600 euros Luminor with a subsidiary seconds dial at nine o'clock
IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3,900 euros Classic, elegant chronograph
IWC Classic Pilot Mark XVI 2,500 euros Classic pilot's watch with a simple design and excellent legibility
IWC Ingenieur (Automatic) 2,500 euros Sports watch with a technical design
Cartier Tank 800 euros Elegant dress watch with a rectangular case
Cartier Santos 800 euros One of the first pilot's watches ever made
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 2,500 euros JLC's most famous model, innovative rotatable case to protect the display
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin 3,300 euros Extra-thin dress watch

Pre-Owned Watches from Omega

The most famous models from Omega are the Speedmaster Professional, the first watch to reach the moon, and the Seamaster, a diving watch. A quartz Seamaster Diver 300 M with a unidirectional bezel to keep track of your dive time can be found in very good condition for as little as 1,300 euros. The version with an automatic movement costs more, about 1,500 euros. A highly sought-after collector's piece is the limited edition Seamaster 300 Spectre, introduced in celebration of the 2017 Bond film, Spectre. Only 7,007 of these watches were produced, and the original list price in 2015 was 6,200 euros. Currently, however, you should plan on spending at least 7,000 euros for a pre-owned Spectre timepiece and 9,000 euros for a new one.

The Speedmater Professional chronograph, also known as the Moonwatch, is an affordable choice, available for as little as 2,500 euros pre-owned and in very good condition. A beloved collector's piece is the Snoopy (reference number 3578.51.00), which was released in 2005 and limited to 5,441 pieces. This timepiece only costs 9,500 euros pre-owned and in very good condition. The special edition Speedy Tuesday, limited to a run of 2,102, has a list price of 5,400 euros. However, only a few months after its release, the timepiece was selling for 8,500 euros new on Chrono24.


Pre-Owned Watches from Audemars Piguet

Luxury watches made by Audemars Piguet are some of the finest timepieces in the world. The Le Brassus-based manufacturer is in the same league as other world-renowned Swiss manufacturers like Patek Philippe. One of Audemars Piguet's most famous models is the Royal Oak, originally a stainless steel sports watch. Its design has remained unchanged since its introduction in the 1970s, adding to its popularity and appeal.

Pre-owned women's watches with quartz movement are available for an affordable 2,000 euros. However, if you want an automatic watch, you should be prepared to spend at least 3,000 euros. Prices for pre-owned men's watches from this series start at 4,000 euros for quartz versions and 6,000 euros for automatic watches.


Luxury Watches from Panerai

Like Rolex timepieces, Panerai watches have a strong resale value. To earn as much as possible, it's advisable to replace the strap. It's quite easy to do so, especially with the Luminor. However, the Radiomir, Panerai's second-most important model series, is a bit trickier due to the wire loop straps. Often, pre-owned models are only a few hundred euros less expensive than new timepieces.

You can purchase a pre-owned Luminor Base in very good condition for around 3,400 euros. Luminor Marina watches with subsidiary seconds at nine o'clock start at 3,600 euros. New versions are only marginally more expensive. The same applies to the Radiomir, which, unlike the Luminor, does not have a crown-protecting bridge. Pre-owned Radiomirs start at 3,500 euros.


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