With so many Rolex watches trading hands online these days via reputable sellers, we can’t help but be a bit surprised to see eBay throwing their hat in the ring with this curated Rolex Sale, running now until November 4th. The sales docket is extensive to say the least, and though not everything is really a bargain, there are at least a few pieces that are listed for lower prices than we generally see on the market today. Shopping for this kind of purchase on eBay might put a few people off, however eBay has recently launched Authenticate program, meaning they have been hand-checked for authenticity by the brand’s third-party watch experts and sourced through select, top-rated eBay sellers. After some significant scouring, here are four of our favorites that have landed in this sale for under going market rate.
Though not as coveted as the latest Pepsi Jubilee GMT-Master ii that launched earlier this year, the brand’s latest interpretation of the beloved “Rootbeer GMT” remains in high demand. While Rolex’s sticker price on these is $14,050, you’re lucky if you can track one down for $16k these days. In the case of this eBay sale, this ‘New With Box & Papers’ example is listed through Chronostore for $15,390 including free shipping within the US.
Daytonas continue to skyrocket in value these days, and whether we’re talking about the iconic 6263 or more recent examples the market is continually on the move. Of the many Daytonas in this sale, many are coasting along at fair market value, however this Zenith movement Daytona from 1997 sneaks in just a little ways under the competition. Once again with free shipping (also sold by Chronostore), this yellow gold example will set you back $13,815.
On the vintage and more approachable end of the spectrum there are a lot of watches to weed through (and a lot of not so great ones, if we’re being frank), but this Linen dial DateJust caught our eye as a reasonable entry-level Rolex that seems fairly priced. Yes, there’s a bit of speckling on the dial in the vicinity of the crown, suggesting some moisture got into the case at some point of its life, but otherwise the piece appears to be in fair condition, and comes on a period-correct Rolex Jubilee bracelet. At just under $3,000, sold through Beckertime with free shipping, this would make a solid “first Rolex” acquisition for collectors on a budget.
We got lucky, it seems even the venerable GMT-Master ii Batman is part of this sale, and at least one pre-owned example is sneaking in under the $10k benchmark that these seem to trade hands for on the regular. Sure, it’s not in fresh-out-of-the-box and unworn condition, but for those who intend to wear and enjoy this classic Rolex tool watch this is your chance to snag one at a slightly more approachable price of entry. You’re looking at $9,895 including shipping, for a piece that does come with its original box and warranty card.