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High Selling Vintage Rolexes & Other Watches

Fareeha Ahmad

2023 was an amazing year for us – we held an array of fantastic sales, and were privileged to sell a variety of fabulous local artefacts, premium high-value items and unique and rare pieces. We even achieved our best-performing auction in our history!

Going into 2024, we are delighted to be selling vintage Rolexes and other premium brands on behalf of more clients. Just in January we sold a wonderful collection of vintage Rolexes, Tudors and Breitlings from a single owner collection.

Topping the sales from our January 2024 Antique & Collectors auction was this vintage Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694 mechanical watch, which sold for a hammer price of £1,900.

The trend looks set to continue, too, as our January Antique & Collectors auction proved a great success, with an excellent turnout both in-person and across our online platforms. Chief among the highest-selling pieces were vintage Rolex watches, and we also had some good surprises!

Top Selling Vintage Rolexes & Other Watches at Auction

In addition to the success enjoyed by the vintage Rolex pieces offered, demand for premium quality watches also extended to Tudor and Breitling pieces. For those who are considering selling vintage Rolexes from their collection, take a look at some of the prices they fetch at auction.

We’d love to see more items like these: This Rolex Tudor Oysterdate automatic watch, circa 1961, sold for a hammer price of £600.

This Breitling Crosswind Chronometre Racing Automatic gents watch sold just shy of its estimate, realising a hammer price of £1,800.

A superb premium watch: This Rolex Air-King 5500 Super Precision gents watch, circa 1961, sold for £1,850. We’ll be featuring more quality wristwatches, including vintage Rolex examples, in our upcoming March Fine Art auction.

This lovely vintage Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694 watch, circa 1974, realised a hammer price of £1,400.

Sold for £1,650 was this Tudor Geneve Heritage Chronograph gentleman’s watch.

This 1960s Breitling gentleman’s watch, with salmon pink dial, achieved a hammer price of £320.

We also have a guide for those interested in finding out more about the worth of your Rolex watch here.

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Thinking of Selling Vintage Rolexes with Potteries Auctions? Our Experts Can Help

Whether its selling vintage Rolexes, other premium watches or any other special jewellery or collectable items, we are always seeking to consign these pieces and can help you get these entered into one of our auctions.

We hold free valuation days every Tuesday at our Silverdale saleroom, where our friendly team of experts can value your items and help you consign them to auction. Book an appointment using our online booking form here. Alternatively, you can email us at or call us on 01782 638100.

We can even value your items via WhatsApp – simply send some clear pictures of your items via the app to 07864 667940.