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What Is the Cheapest Rolex Watch? Explore The Budget-Friendly Options!

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When it comes to luxury watches, Rolex is a name that resonates with elegance, prestige, and timeless design. However, the high price tags associated with these iconic timepieces can often deter aspiring owners. If you're on the hunt for a more budget-friendly entry into the world of Rolex, you might be asking yourself, "What is the cheapest Rolex watch?" Fortunately, there are several options that offer the prestige of owning a Rolex without requiring a princely sum.

In this article, we'll explore the cheapest Rolex watches that don't compromise on quality or style.

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1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the cheapest Rolex watch.  Often hailed as the entry point into the Rolex world, it embodies the essential Rolex qualities: a waterproof case, automatic movement, and timeless design. Available in various sizes and dial colors, the Oyster Perpetual offers versatility and elegance at a relatively accessible price point.

Watch Specifications:

  • Diameter: 41 mm
  • Material: Oystersteel
  • Bezel: Domed
  • Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
  • Water resistance: Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
  • Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
  • Calibre: 3230, Manufacture Rolex
  • Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
  • Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting

2. Rolex Air-King

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When you're looking for another cheapest Rolex, the Rolex Air-King might be one of your choices as well. The Rolex Air-King pays homage to the pioneers of flight and the Oyster's role in their epic story. With its clear, easy-to-read dial and distinctive design, the Air-King combines Rolex’s aviation heritage with an understated elegance that makes it one of the brand's most affordable options.

Watch Specifications:

  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Material: Oystersteel
  • Bezel: Smooth
  • Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
  • Water resistance: Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
  • Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
  • Calibre: 3230, Manufacture Rolex
  • Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
  • Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting

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3. Rolex Explorer

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For another cheapest Rolex, The Rolex Explorer is designed for the adventurer at heart. It’s robust and reliable, built to endure challenging environments. While it carries the essence of exploration and adventure, it is also one of the more affordable Rolex watches, especially if you consider pre-owned models.

Watch Specification:

  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Material: Oystersteel
  • Bezel: Smooth
  • Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
  • Water resistance: Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
  • Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
  • Calibre: 3230, Manufacture Rolex
  • Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
  • Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
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4. Rolex Datejust

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Besides those three options, The Rolex Datejust might come as a surprise entry on this list, given its iconic status and popularity as one of the cheapest Rolex watches. However, pre-owned or vintage Datejust models can be found at prices that make them quite accessible compared to other Rolex collections. Its classic aesthetics and the functionality of the date display have made it a favorite among watch enthusiasts.

Watch Specifications: 

  • Diameter: 36 mm
  • Material: White Rolesor - combination of Oystersteel and white gold
  • Bezel: Fluted
  • Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
  • Water resistance: Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
  • Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
  • Calibre: 3235, Manufacture Rolex
  • Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
  • Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting

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5. Rolex Submariner (No Date)

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The Rolex Submariner without the date function is another cheapest Rolex model that offers a more accessible price point. It retains all the key features of its more expensive counterparts, such as water resistance and a timeless design, making it a great option for those looking to own a piece of Rolex’s diving heritage.

Watch Specifications:

  • Diameter: 41 mm
  • Material: Oystersteel
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
  • Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
  • Water resistance: Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet
  • Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
  • Calibre: 3230, Manufacture Rolex
  • Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
  • Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting

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EMERALD GREEN™ Series 6

EMERALD GREEN™ Series 6

112 reviews
$1,599

intelligent lid sensor, advanced illumination, silent Japanese Mabuchi® technology, and versatile winding options. Perfect for collectors prioritizing quality and sophistication.

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The Emerald Green™ Series 6 Watch Winder is ideal for Rolex collectors who are seeking a display solution for their Rolex watch. Its luxury and sophistication make it an excellent choice, representing the ultimate in luxury and functionality for your esteemed Rolex collection. Featuring advanced sensor technology, this winder automatically pauses winding when the lid is opened, ensuring the safety and longevity of your Rolex watches.

Product Specification:

  • Weight: 9.5 kg/20.94 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14.37" x 7.09" x 12.6" (36.5 x 18 x 32 cm)
  • Operation By: LCD Display, New Gear Button
  • Inner Compartment: Super Fiber Leather
  • Rotation Direction: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • Rotations per Day: Programmable
  • Power Supply: AC Power Supply, 5V3A
  • Case Construction: Durable fiberboard with glossy piano paint.
  • Operational Excellence: Five-speed control with an easy-use gear button.
  • Power and Accessories: Includes AC supply, cord, and manual for quick setup.

IMPRESARIO™ Series 12

IMPRESARIO™ Series 12

112 reviews
$1,499 $2,259

Macassar wood, Fingerprint™ security, programmable rotors, silent Mabuchi® tech, touchscreen settings. Luxurious display for discerning collectors.

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The Impresario™ Series 12 Watch Winder is the ideal display solution, exuding a sense of pride and joy that resonates with Rolex collectors. Blending cutting-edge technology with exquisite craftsmanship, the Impresario™ Series 12 Watch Winder creates a truly remarkable fusion of art and innovation. Store up to 5 fingerprints with a 98.99% recognition accuracy, this watch winder ensures unrivaled protection for your Rolex possessions.

Product Specifications:

  • Capacity: Accommodates 12 watches, perfect for extensive collections.
  • Motor Type: Ultra-quiet motors for disturbance-free operation.
  • Wind Direction: Offers multiple winding directions for optimal movement maintenance.
  • Turns Per Day (TPD): Customizable TPD to suit individual watch requirements.
  • Power Supply: Comes with an AC adapter, with an optional battery operation.
  • Material: Premium build with a sophisticated exterior finish.
  • Display: Integrated LED lights for a stunning presentation of your timepieces.
  • Security: Features a secure locking mechanism for added protection.
  • Compatibility: Tailored to support the needs of Breitling watches women cherish, among other luxury brands.

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$3,099

12 rotors, bulletproof glass, versatile access, ultra-quiet Japanese Mabuchi® rotor, elegant design, and versatile storage. Unmatched sophistication and security.

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The Centennial™ Bulletproof Safe Box provides an elegant sanctuary for your Rolex and other precious valuables. The robust steel construction and Level 1 bulletproof & 2-hour fire-resistant glass make this watch winder ensure unparalleled security for your Rolex watches and peace of mind. Besides protecting your Rolex watches, this safe box also includes 2 dedicated compartments for storing money, valuable cards, or jewelry.

Product Specifications: 

  • Material: Wood/MDF
  • Surface: High gloss
  • Technical highlights: LED interior lighting, Separate programmable motors per watch, Sleep phase
  • Equipment: Code, and personalized key lock, separate, switchable lighting, Viewing window
  • Operation: LCD display, Buttons
  • Rotations per day: 650; 750;850;950;1000;1950
  • Power supply: 5V3A
  • 3-Ways Safety Lock Operation: 4-6 digits code, access card, personalized key

Conclusion

Owning a Rolex watch doesn't always have to come with a hefty price tag. By considering some of the brand's more accessible models, you can enjoy the luxury and prestige of Rolex without stretching your budget too thin. Each of these models embodies the quality, craftsmanship, and timeless design that Rolex is known for, offering a slice of luxury that is within reach. Elevate the care of your budget-friendly Rolex with Enigwatch's premium collection of watch winders. Discover the perfect companion for your luxury timepiece on our collection page, ensuring your Rolex keeps time flawlessly!

FAQs About Cheapest Rolex Watch

Why are some Rolex models cheaper than others?

The price variation among Rolex models can be attributed to several factors, including material composition, complexity of the movement, historical significance, and demand. Entry-level models like the Oyster Perpetual are made with fewer complications and more standard materials, making them more affordable than those with advanced features or precious metals.

Are cheaper Rolex watches still a good investment?

Yes, even the more accessible Rolex models can be a good investment. Rolex watches are known for retaining their value over time, and in many cases, they appreciate. The key is to maintain the watch in good condition and choose models that are in demand.

Can I buy a genuine Rolex watch for under $5,000?

Finding a brand new Rolex under $5,000 might be challenging due to the high demand and increasing prices. However, pre-owned or vintage models of certain watches, like the Rolex Air-King or older versions of the Oyster Perpetual, can occasionally be found within this price range. Always ensure you purchase from a reputable dealer to guarantee authenticity.

How do I ensure that a cheaper Rolex watch is authentic?

To ensure the authenticity of a more affordable Rolex watch, purchase from authorized Rolex dealers, reputable watch sellers, or certified pre-owned luxury watch platforms. Always ask for the watch's original documentation, including the warranty card and serial number, and consider having the watch appraised by an independent expert.

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