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    When it comes to luxury watches, Rolex is a standout name with an unparalleled reputation. With a rich heritage of expert artistry, innovative features, and breathtaking designs, it comes as no surprise that Rolex has created some of the most sought-after timepieces on the market.

    If you want to add luxury to your collection, then why not do it with men’s and ladies’ second-hand Rolex watches? This is a sustainable way to wear these exquisite pieces as well as coming in at a favourable price point. Browse our range of used Rolex collections, such as Submariner, Daytona and Datejust to find the right fit for you.

    History of Rolex watches

    Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf realised his dream to create precise and elegantly designed wristwatches in 1905. He partnered with his brother-in-law Alfred Davis to form Wilsdorf & Davis in London. Three years later, Rolex was listed as a brand name, and the first Switzerland-based office was opened in La Chaux-de-Fonds, placing the watchmaker at the heart of chronometer creativity. Operations were moved to Geneva in 1919.

    Since then, Rolex has consistently pursued innovation and the highest excellence for its timepieces. 1926 the company created the world’s first waterproof watch, the Rolex Oyster. Its water-resistant credentials were proven when swimmer Mercedes Gleitze adorned one as she conquered a 10-hour swim across the English Channel. The watch remained in perfect condition. Over the years, Rolex models have become increasingly advanced.

    The link between technological innovation and human exploration has inspired some of the most striking pieces. The Oyster Perpetual Explorer is one example of this connection. Launched in 1953, this Rolex was a celebration of the successful climb of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

    Similarly, the Submariner, the first diver’s watch to be water-resistant up to 100 metres, showcases how timepieces can mark key moments and become essential tools in the world of discovery. To this day, Rolex continues to impress with its watches. Filmmaker James Cameron wore the Rolex Deep Sea as he plunged to the depths of the Mariana Trench in his first solo voyage to this part of the Pacific in 2012.

    The watch certified water resistance of up to 12,000 metres, setting the record for a diver’s watch. These incredible achievements have helped Rolex cement itself as one of the forever greats in watchmaking while being one of the world's most recognisable brands.

    Our pre-owned Rolex collections

    We have an array of used men’s and women’s Rolex watches for sale across several iconic collections. Each has been intricately designed, so you can stand out from the crowd when sporting one. Browse our pre-owned Rolex watch collections and find one that suits your style.

    Oyster Perpetual

    First launched in 1931, this timepiece still takes centre stage for many watch lovers. Today, a pre-owned Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch pays homage to the original release by utilising key features such as self-winding movement, waterproof casing and breathtaking accuracy.


    A second-hand Rolex Submariner is a fine option for those looking for a new everyday wristwatch or those looking to bolster their watch collection. Designed to look great and meet the demands of those at sea, this watch is both water-resistant and powered by automatic movement to maximise its reliability.


    Featuring a stainless steel case and bracelet, a second-hand Rolex Datejust is the ideal companion for men’s and women’s wrists. It’s made with the finest materials and has a timeless design, making this watch a fine investment that can remain in the family for generations.


    A second-hand Rolex Daytona watch is the perfect timepiece for enhancing any outfit. It features an understated design that is both elegant and timeless, which is why it’s one of the most sought-after watches in the world.

    Why choose a pre-owned Rolex watch?

    Although second-hand watches from popular brands such as Rolex are pre-loved by all of their owners, so many pieces in our store look as stunning as the day they were first bought. Rolex watches are also made with high-end materials, and the fine Swiss craftsmanship ensures they can withstand the test of time.

    One of the main benefits of purchasing pre-owned Rolex watches is that they come with a lower price tag. This means that you’ll enjoy a wider selection of timepieces within your budget so that you can find the right one for you.

    Investing in a pre-owned Rolex watch is a savvy choice. These timepieces become rarer as they get older, which means they will likely hold their value should the time come to sell them.

    If you’re thinking about making a purchase, we can also help. Fill out our sell your watch form, and we’ll get back to you with a fair price.

    Why buy a pre-owned Rolex watch from H&T?

    We have a wide array of iconic Rolex models for you to choose from. Whether it’s the first in your collection or an investment piece for the future, we’ve got you covered. Purchasing with H&T is sustainable and hassle-free, too and with new products being added each day, there’s always something special waiting for you.

    All our pre-owned Rolex watches have been individually assessed by our expert horologists, meaning you can buy with confidence from a name you can trust. Every used Rolex watch is subject to the strict testing for timekeeping and is supplied with an authentication card to mark the passing of these tests.

    Customers will receive a one-year warranty and a 30-day returns policy with all second-hand Rolex watch purchases. We also offer delivery by special courier for orders worth £150 or more.

    Get in touch with us.

    So, whether it’s a pre-owned Rolex Datejust, Daytona or Submariner, we stock them all online or in our UK stores. You can also find men’s and ladies’ second-hand Rolex watches for sale in our eBay store too. Register your details and book a free, no-obligation visit to one of our 270+ stores if you want to view any of our timepieces before purchasing.

    Contact us online or email us if you have any questions about our used Rolex watches. We sell not just pre-owned Rolex watches for men and women. You’ll also find timepieces from other leading brands, such as Omega, TAG Heuer and Breitling, at H&T.

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