5 Must-Have Used Rolex Watches That Cost Less Than $10K

ARTICLE DATE 03/18/2024

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As one of the most prestigious and recognizable luxury watch brands in the world, Rolex watches are highly coveted by watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. However, their hefty price tags can often put these exquisite timepieces out of reach for many. Fortunately, the pre-owned market offers an incredible opportunity to acquire a Rolex watch at a more accessible price point.


At Gray & Sons, we understand the allure of owning a Rolex, and we're dedicated to helping our clients find their dream watch without breaking the bank. Our team of experts has curated a selection of five must-have used Rolex watches that cost less than $10,000, providing you with an unparalleled blend of timeless elegance, precision engineering, and affordability.


Whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time buyer, these pre-owned Rolex watches are sure to impress with their impeccable craftsmanship, rich heritage, and enduring value. Explore our top picks, and discover the perfect timepiece to elevate your style and complement your lifestyle.

Rolex Explorer 214270

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Used Rolex Explorer 214270 Stainless Steel Black dial 39mm Automatic watch

The Rolex Explorer ref. 214270 is a true embodiment of Rolex's spirit of adventure and exploration. This rugged yet elegant timepiece features a 39mm stainless steel case that is both robust and timeless. The black dial, with its highly legible luminous hour markers and hands, is a nod to the watch's tool watch heritage, ensuring excellent readability in any lighting conditions.


Powered by Rolex's in-house caliber 3132 self-winding movement, the Explorer 214270 offers exceptional precision and reliability, making it a trustworthy companion for any journey. The Oyster case is waterproof up to 100 meters (330 feet), providing ample protection for your everyday adventures.


Despite its understated and sporty design, the Explorer 214270 exudes a certain sophistication that allows it to transition seamlessly from the great outdoors to the boardroom or a night on the town. Its versatility and timeless appeal make it a must-have in any Rolex enthusiast's collection.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300

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Used Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 Stainless Steel Gray dial 39mm Automatic watch

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 is a quintessential example of Rolex's timeless design and unwavering quality. This stainless steel timepiece features a 39mm Oyster case that is both sleek and durable, making it a versatile choice for any occasion.


The standout feature of this watch is its stunning gray dial, which exudes a subtle elegance that complements the classic Oyster Perpetual styling. The dial's minimalist design, with simple baton hour markers and a polished finish, allows the watch to effortlessly transition from day to night, from the office to a night out on the town.


Powered by Rolex's in-house caliber 3130 self-winding movement, the Oyster Perpetual 114300 offers exceptional accuracy and reliability. The Oyster case is waterproof up to 100 meters, ensuring that this timepiece can withstand the rigors of an active lifestyle.


While the Oyster Perpetual 114300 may not have the complications or prestige of some of Rolex's more high-end models, its simplicity and understated elegance have made it a beloved choice among watch enthusiasts. On the pre-owned market, this watch is found for under $10,000, making it an accessible entry point into the world of Rolex ownership.

Rolex Submariner 14060M

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Pre-owned Rolex Submariner in stainless steel

The Rolex Submariner 14060M is a true icon in the world of luxury sports watches. This timepiece embodies the essence of Rolex's legendary diving heritage, combining rugged functionality with timeless style.


Featuring a 40mm stainless steel Oyster case, the Submariner 14060M boasts a robust and water-resistant construction that can withstand depths of up to 300 meters (1,000 feet). The iconic black dial, with its luminous hour markers and Mercedes-style hands, ensures excellent legibility in any lighting conditions, making it a reliable companion for underwater adventures or everyday wear.


Powered by Rolex's caliber 3130 self-winding movement, the Submariner 14060M offers exceptional precision and reliability, solidifying its reputation as a true tool watch that can be trusted in the most demanding situations.


Despite its utilitarian roots, the Submariner 14060M exudes a certain understated elegance that has made it a coveted timepiece among watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its classic design, with the iconic Oyster bracelet and unidirectional rotatable bezel, has become a symbol of timeless style and horological excellence.

Rolex Explorer II 16570

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Used Rolex Explorer II in stainless steel with black dial

When it comes to watches that can conquer the great outdoors while maintaining impeccable style, few can match the prowess of the Rolex Explorer II 16570. This iconic timepiece seamlessly blends rugged functionality with Rolex's legendary craftsmanship, making it a prime choice for adventurers and urbanites alike.


The 40mm stainless steel case of the Explorer II 16570 is built to withstand the toughest environments, boasting a water resistance of 100 meters (330 feet). But it's the distinctive black dial that truly sets this watch apart. With its highly legible 24-hour display and luminous hour markers, it's a godsend for those who need to keep track of multiple time zones or navigate in low-light conditions.


Driving this impressive timepiece is Rolex's revered caliber 3185 self-winding movement, ensuring exceptional precision and reliability – a must-have for any serious explorer. Yet, the Explorer II 16570 isn't just about functionality; it's also a testament to Rolex's commitment to timeless design.

Rolex Datejust 16233

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Pre-owned Rolex Datejust in 18k yellow gold & stainless steel with white dial 

Among Rolex's lineup, few timepieces exemplify the brand's dedication to enduring elegance quite like the Datejust 16233. This iconic model has graced the wrists of discerning watch enthusiasts for generations, and its timeless appeal shows no signs of waning.


The 36mm stainless steel Oyster case exudes a refined presence, while its compact dimensions ensure a comfortable and versatile wear. But it's the pristine white dial that truly captures the essence of the Datejust 16233. With its simple baton hour markers and unobtrusive date window, this dial radiates a sense of understated sophistication that transcends fleeting trends.


Beneath its elegant exterior lies a robust self-winding movement that has been meticulously engineered to deliver exceptional accuracy and reliability – a hallmark of Rolex's watchmaking prowess. And with a water resistance of 100 meters (330 feet), this Datejust is more than capable of withstanding the rigors of an active lifestyle.


With each of these extraordinary watches available for under $10,000 on the pre-owned market, you can indulge in the prestige and heritage of Rolex while enjoying significant savings. Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to guide you through our collection, ensuring you find the perfect timepiece to elevate your style and complement your lifestyle.


Gray and Sons Jewelers - Luxury Watch and Estate Jewelry Specialists. 

For over 43 years, Gray and Sons have specialized in the dealing of pre owned luxury watches like Jaeger LeCoultreRolexPatek PhilippeBreitlingCartier Audemars Piguet, Omega and many different watches and estate jewelry like Tiffany & Co.Cartier,Ulysse Nardin  BvlgariRoberto CoinVan Cleef and ArpelsChimento and many other high end jewelry brands. Also, most of the items in our inventory have been repaired or restored and polished to like-new condition unless keeping the original condition serves the desired outcome of preserving uniqueness or antiquity of the item. 


Customers from all over the world  sell us their used watches and jewelry  so our inventory is ever-growing. We update the website daily so many things come in every day! Customers can request a free monthly catalog that includes our top of the line eclectic updated inventory.

For those looking to sell your jewelry, watches, diamonds, or sterling silver, Sellusyourjewlry.com can provide straightforward guidance to make the process smooth and rewarding. The step-by-step instructions will walk you through professional evaluation, secure shipping, and obtaining fair payment for your valuables. We aim to keep sellers informed and confident when selling their cherished pieces.