As a follow up to our recent article about the best entry-level Rolex watches for men, we now take a look at entry-level women’s Rolex watches. Naturally, the best way to buy a less expensive ladies’ Rolex is to find one in the secondhand luxury watch market. At Gray & Sons, we carry a solid selection of pre-owned Rolex watches for women in like-new condition. It may come as a surprise to some, but it’s been reported on numerous occasions that the top selling Rolex watch ever is not the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Daytona, or any other men’s Rolex timepiece, but rather, the Rolex Lady-Datejust.

While there are certainly some very expensive Lady-Datejust models out there fully decked out in gold and diamonds, there’s also a solid range of lower-cost Datejust watches. Let’s take a look at some well-priced Datejust watches for women along with some other affordable pre-owned Rolex watches for her.


Best Entry-Level Everyday Ladies’ Pre-owned Rolex Watches: Lady-Datejust

Rolex Datejust with custom diamond dial in 18k & stainless steel
Rolex Datejust with custom-diamond dial in 18k & stainless steel.

One of the main reasons that the Lady-Datejust is the Swiss watchmaker’s bestseller is because it’s a timepiece that’s so classic and versatile. Oftentimes, when a Lady-Datejust is added to one’s jewelry box, there’s really no need for another watch, ever. It can be comfortably worn in virtually every situation and it always matches anything in one’s wardrobe. Plus, with an endless variety of materials, dial colors, bracelet types, bezel designs, and sizes to choose from, it’s easy to find one that’s perfectly suited to any style.

If you’re in the market for a relatively inexpensive woman’s luxury watch, a pre-owned Rolex Datejust is a great choice. In the secondary luxury watch market, there are countless options for used ladies’ Rolex Datejust watches between the $2,500 to $5,000 range. Not only does this include stainless steel models, but the two-tone 18k gold and stainless steel versions too. Of course, despite the vast assortment of styles, the Datejust design remains instantly recognizable. Additionally, since these high-end Swiss-made watches are built to endure for generations, buying a secondhand ladies’ Rolex Datejust is a fantastic investment that will last a lifetime.

If you’re in search of reasonably priced ladies’ pre-owned Rolex watches that will elevate your everyday style, then the ladies’ Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust is the one for you.


Best Entry-Level Ladies’ Rolex Dress Watch: Cellini

Rolex Cellini in 18k on leather strap.
Rolex Cellini in 18k on leather strap.

Although the Rolex Cellini collection is one of the swankiest watches from the brand, it’s worth noting that there are plenty of reasonably priced used Cellini models in the secondary market. Exclusively crafted in gold, the Cellini line is Rolex’s range of elegant dress watches and the ladies’ varieties. Particularly the vintage versions are beautifully designed.

One of the distinct features of vintage Rolex Cellini watches is the selection of case shapes. In addition to the classic round case, there are also oval, cushion, and square cases to choose from. Moreover, bracelet options of the Rolex Cellini collection run the gamut from chic leather straps to intricate gold link bracelets. Secondhand ladies’ Cellini timepieces can be found for well under $5,000.

A perfect addition to any evening ensemble, a pre-owned ladies’ gold Rolex Cellini is a luxury dress watch that won’t cost a fortune.


Best Entry-Level Ladies’ Rolex Sports Watch: Vintage Air-King

Rolex Air King in stainless steel.
Rolex Air King in stainless steel.

One of the brand’s oldest collections, the Rolex Air-King was initially launched as a tribute to the pilots of the British Royal Air Force during World War II. While a brand new redesigned Air-King was unveiled in 2016, the earlier models are worth a look as well.

The older Rolex Air-King models may fly under the radar, but it’s a great choice for an entry-level Rolex sports watch for women. While it was originally created for men, the Air-King’s restrained 34mm size makes it an ideal sports watch for a ladies’ wrist. Furthermore, its full stainless steel construction, Oyster bracelet, and clear and legible dial enhance its sporty appeal.

One of Rolex’s most affordable options, a pre-owned Air-King is priced anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 depending on the model, year, and condition. Considering its history, classic design, and famed reliability and precision, the Air-King offers excellent value as a ladies’ Rolex sports watch.


If you’ve decided to buy a women’s Rolex watch, browse the Gray & Sons’ inventory of pre-owned Rolex models at affordable prices HERE