Rolex Submariner: The Favorite of Many

ARTICLE DATE 04/11/2024

Pre-owned Rolex Submariner Watches

The Rolex Submariner is a true icon in the world of luxury watches. Since its introduction in 1953, this timepiece has captivated watch enthusiasts and collectors alike with its timeless design, unparalleled functionality, and unwavering precision. The Submariner has become the epitome of a classic dive watch, seamlessly blending style and performance in a way that has earned it a place on the wrists of countless adventurers, celebrities, and discerning individuals.


Crafted from materials like stainless steel, 18k gold, platinum and featuring Rolex's signature Oyster case, the Submariner is built to withstand the rigors of deep-sea diving while maintaining its impeccable appearance. Its rotating bezel, luminescent dial markers, and hands ensure legibility even in the darkest depths, while its self-winding movement keeps time with great accuracy. The Rolex Submariner is more than just a watch; it is a symbol of excellence, a testament to human ingenuity, and a true companion for those who demand the very best.

Pre-owned Rolex Submariner "Smurf"

Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner “Smurf”



Rolex, founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, has a rich history steeped in innovation and a commitment to excellence. The company began its journey in London but later moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where it has been headquartered since 1919. Throughout the 20th century, Rolex pioneered numerous watchmaking advancements, such as the first waterproof wristwatch, the Oyster, in 1926, and the self-winding mechanism, the Perpetual rotor, in 1931. These groundbreaking achievements laid the foundation for Rolex's reputation as a leader in the luxury watch industry, setting the stage for the creation of iconic models like the Submariner.


The Rolex Submariner made its debut in 1953 at the Basel Watch Fair. It was designed specifically for diving, with a water resistance of up to 100 meters (330 feet). The Submariner was the first watch to feature a rotating bezel, which allowed divers to accurately monitor their immersion time. Over the years, the Submariner has undergone numerous improvements and iterations, with increased water resistance, enhanced materials, and updated movements. Notable Submariner references include the 6204, 6538 (famously worn by James Bond), 1680 (the first Submariner with a date function), and the modern 116610. Today, the Submariner is not only a favorite among divers but also a symbol of luxury and prestige, making it one of the most sought-after watches in the world.


Gray & Sons Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner Inventory

For over 43 years, Gray and Sons have specialized in the dealing of pre owned luxury watches like RolexCartierPatek PhilippeAudemars Piguet and many other high end jewelry brands like CartierBvlgariTiffany & Co. and more. Also, most of the items in our inventory have been repaired and polished to like-new condition unless keeping the original condition serves the desired outcome of preserving the uniqueness 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.


Used Used Rolex Submariner "Hulk"

Used Rolex Submariner “Hulk”


At Gray and Sons Jewelers, both buying tips and brand history are at your disposal. Explore a variety of pre-owned estate jewelry in our online shop, where you will certainly find the perfect piece to suit your tastes and preferences. We offer a vast selection of jewelry and fine watches, ensuring you will quickly and easily find your dream watch. Contact us today.


Pre-Owned Rolex Watches at Gray & Sons

Gray & Sons is proud to offer a selection of pre-owned watches and jewelry. Browse our selection of secondhand luxury timepieces to find the perfect watch. Alternatively, if you would like to sell pre owned watches or jewelry, then visit our sister site Sell Us Your Jewelry for the highest offers and immediate payment.