Sell your Rolex

Rolex Trade Value & Purchase Quote

How Does It Work?

If you would like to sell Rolex watch, fill out and submit the Trade Value/Purchase Quote Request Form.

Within 1 business day, we will email you a response with an offer or additional questions about your Rolex watch. We will never share your watch or personal information with another company. Security and privacy is very important to us.

If you accept our offer, you would ship your watch to us. Please include the following in the package:

  • Your timepiece and any supporting materials disclosed in the purchase quote (ie. if there are box and/or papers, etc)
  • Your contact information (Full name, address and telephone #)
  • A printed copy of this email
  • Payment choice (PayPal or company check).
    • If PayPal – Please provide your PayPal email address
    • If company check – Please provide your mailing address

Once we receive your Rolex, we will have our watchmaker inspect the timepiece and run the serial #. If there are any issues that we did not know about or discuss prior to you sending us your Rolex, we will email (or call) to discuss options. If your Rolex checks out as you described (with no adverse surprises), we will issue a payment for the amount agreed upon within two (2) business days of receipt of the Rolex. Payment will be either via business check or PayPal (your choice). If you select PayPal as your payment option, you will not have any PayPal fees.

It is important that you have peace of mind when selling or trading in a Rolex. We will keep you informed throughout the entire process. We we want you to have the best possible experience.


What Determines the Value?

The key factors to determining the value of your Rolex are condition, year of production, serial #, model #, model name and if it is 100% original. Refer to our Rolex Age Lookup page or see chart below.


How do I determine the Model and Serial Number of a Rolex?

To view the engraved Model and Serial Numbers on your watch, you need to have a local watch repair professional detach the bracelet from the watch case. The Model Number is engraved on the side of the case where the bracelet attaches at 12 o’clock. The Serial Number is engraved on the side of the case where the bracelet attaches at 6 o’clock.


How do I determine the age?

To determine the approximate year of production of your Rolex, you will need to use the serial # in the following form:

How do I determine the Condition?

Please use the to best determine the condition of your Rolex…

  • Brand New [10]

    New. Perfect condition and never worn. The watch has the original manufacture’s protective plastic (if applicable). It comes with original box and papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Never Worn [9.8 to 9.9]

    New. Perfect condition and never worn. The watch has the original manufacture’s protective plastic (if applicable). It may or may not come with original box or papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Super Mint Condition [9.7 to 9.8]

    Perfect. Looks never worn. As close to new as you can get for a preowned watch. This is the equivalent of a new watch that does not have the original manufacture’s protective plastic (if applicable). If you remove the protective plastic from a brand new watch, and have not yet worn the watch, it is now in Super Mint Condition. It may or may not come with original box or papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Mint Condition [9.5 to 9.7]

    Near perfect. Looks like new on the wrist. Signs of wear are only visible with a loupe. The band has no stretch or wear. The watch is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Super Excellent Condition [8.5 to 9.5]

    Super nice. Very light signs of wear. Watches with the original band will have minimal stretch between the links. The watch is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Excellent Condition [7.0 to 8.5]

    Nice. Signs of normal careful wear. Watches with the original band will have moderate stretch between the links. Some older watches with the original band may have more than moderate stretch. The watch is working properly, keeping good time, but may gain or lose up to 30 seconds over 24 hours (unless the watch has been serviced).

  • Fair Condition [5.0 to 7.0]

    Fair. Signs of heavy wear. Watch may have a few dings, nicks, or deep scratches The band has severe stretch between the links. The watch is working, but may gain or lose a few minutes over 24 hours (unless the watch has been serviced).

  • Poor Condition [Less than 5]

    Poor. Signs of extreme heavy wear, damage, or abuse. Major cosmetic and/or mechanical flaws that directly affect the integrity of the watch. The watch may be missing parts and/or may not run at all. We do not recommend this watch to be worn in this condition. Requires a lot of work to be made wearable.

    This timepiece is most suitable for:

    • A watchmaker looking for a “parts” watch so they can use the “usable” parts to service or restore their customer’s watches.
    • A buyer that is looking for a challenging “fixer upper” watch. A speculative timepiece. They understand that lot of work must be done to this watch to be made wearable.
    • A buyer that is looking to replace a “lost” or “family heirloom” watch that in this condition. For many people, a Rolex is so much more than just a timepiece.

Questions & Answers

  • The key factors to determining the value of your Rolex are:
    • Model name
    • Model #
    • Age
    • Condition
    • Originality (if all parts are original or if there are any replacement or aftermarket parts)
  • On all models produced before 2007, the serial # is located between the bottom lugs (where the band connects to the case). The band will need to be removed to view the serial #

    The following is an example showing where the serial # is located:

    Rolex

    On all models produced before 2007, the model # is located between the top lugs (where the band connects to the case). The band will need to be removed to view the model #

    The following is an example showing where the model # is located:

    Rolex

  • The chart below indicates the approximate production date according to serial number.

    Year Serial Year Serial Year Serial
    2010-present Random/Mixed 1982 7,366,000 1952 804,000
    2009-2010 G000,001 1981 6,910,000 1951 735,000
    2008-2009 V000,001 1980 6,430,000 1950 372,000
    2007-2009 M000,001 1979 5,959,000 1949 608,000
    2006-2008 Z000,001 1978 5,481,000 1948 543,000
    2005-2006 D000,001 1977 5,005,000 1947 478,000
    2004-2005 F000,001 1976 4,535,000 1946 413,000
    2002-2004 Y000,001 1975 4,265,000 1945 348,000
    2001-2003 K000,001 1974 4,000,000 1944 284,000
    2000-2001 P000,004 1973 3,741,000 1943 253,000
    1998-2000 A000,002 1972 3,478,000 1942 224,000
    1997-1998 U000,001 1971 3,215,000 1941 194,000
    1996-1998 T000,001 1970 2,952,000 1940 165,000
    1995-1998 W000,001 1969 2,689,000 1939 136,000
    1993 3/4 S000,001 1968 2,426,000 1938 118,000
    1992 1/4 C000,001 1967 2,164,000 1937 98,000
    1991 3/4 N000,001 1966 1,870,000 1936 82,000
    1991 1/2 X000,001 1965 1,791,000 1935 62,000
    1991 1/4 E 999,999 1964 1,713,000 1934 55,000
    1990 1/2 E 000,001 1963 1,635,000 1933 49,000
    1990 L 999,999 1962 1,557,000 1932 43,000
    1989 L 000,001 1961 1,485,000 1931 40,000
    1988 R 999,999 1960 1,401,000 1930 38,000
    1987 1/2 R 000,000 1959 1,323,000 1929 35,000
    1987 1/2 9,999,999 1958 1,245,000 1928 33,000
    1987 9,760,000 1957 1,167,000 1927 3,000
    1986 9,300,000 1956 1,095,000 1926 28,000
    1985 8,814,000 1955 1,010,000 1925 25,000
    1984 8,388,000 1954 935,000
    1983 7,860,000 1953 869,000
  • We cannot guarantee a quote until we are able to physically inspect the watch. For the circumstance where it is determined that the watch we receive is not as described or worth less than the value we quoted, we reserve the right to promptly return the watch to you at no cost to you. We may also, at our discretion, give you the option of accepting a lesser payment for the watch.
  • If we receive counterfeit or stolen merchandise we will turn over the merchandise, and all correspondence related to the merchandise, to the appropriate authorities. If you are uncertain about the authenticity of your watch, we recommend that you bring it to a local watch repair professional for inspection prior to shipping it to us.
  • The safest and most cost effective shipping method for people who are not Jewelers is USPS Registered Mail (insured for the trade/purchase quote).
    UPS is very reliable, but costs more. If using via UPS, please send it via UPS 2nd day air or Next Day Air (insured for the trade/purchase quote).
    We do not recommend FedEx or DHL as they have a $500 insurance limit on jewelry, wristwatches and gemstones.  We are not responsible for watches lost or damaged in transit to us.  This is why insuring your Rolex and recording your watch’s information is so important.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:

    • Do not ship us your Rolex without contacting us first.  All details of the trade/purchase must be discussed prior to shipping.
    • Only written trade/purchase offers are considered valid.  Always get you your offer in writing. Having your offer in writing also allows you to easily compare our offer with other companies.
    • Make sure you write down the serial # and model # of your Rolex prior to shipping.
    • Make sure you have provided us with accurate information and have disclosed all known issues and/or concerns.
    • If a shipping label has not been provided to you by BeckerTime (for an additional cost…we get favorable rates with some shipping carriers), make sure your package is fully insured. We are not responsible for watches lost or damaged in transit to us.