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Buy a used Rolex watch

As one of Britain’s leading luxury watch traders, BQ has unique access to a vast range of brands including Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Hublot and more.

We understand buying a luxury watch can be a momentous occasion and, with over 30 years of experience, you can trust our experts to guide you through the maze and make your buying experience one to remember!

We have hundreds of second hand Rolexes for sale, so you are bound to find something that suits your taste. All of our watches have been thoroughly inspected, come with a 24 month guarantee, and are available for immediate delivery.

If you cannot find what you are looking for above, then please complete the form below to tell us about your perfect watch, or call us on 01923 85 58 58

Why buy a watch from BQ?

30+ years of experience

Phone, mail or in person

100% free return service

Secure permanent showroom

All watches thoroughly tested

Real humans, real watch experts

Box provided with every watch

All watches are immediately available

We provide a certificate of authenticity

Special Delivery insured to £25,000

No hidden costs

Original papers provided where held

Free expert advice

Endorsed by leading watch experts

Buying a pre-owned Rolex watch can be a big decision, and our goal is to make your experience enjoyable and simple.

If you wish to buy a second hand Rolex online or in our showroom, you have come to the right place. We have hundreds of certified used Rolexes for sale, as well as many other luxury watches for sale, all being fully serviced, authenticated and polished. Importantly for your security all our preowned Rolex watches for sale come with a 24 month fully backed guarantee.

We take particular pride in providing the fastest, most efficient and friendliest service as possible, including competitive prices, and free Royal Mail Special Delivery shipping to and from your location, fully insured up to £25,000.

Our preowned Rolex watch prices vary depending upon specific model, general condition, the inclusion of original box and papers, materials used for construction and aftermarket modifications, if any, to the original specification. Prices range from a few thousand pounds to in excess of one hundred thousand pounds for rare and special timepieces.

Which used Rolex models do we sell?

We have a large range of second hand Rolex watches for sale, including used Rolex Submariners, pre-owned Rolex Daytonas, and second-hand Rolex Yacht Masters. We have preowned Rolexes for sale in all models as listed in the following table:






Day-Date II

Day-Date 40




Explorer II


GMT-Master II


Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Oyster Precision

Oysterquartz Day-Date




Sea-Dweller 4000




As high quality and versatile timepieces, Rolex watches can function in both dress and casual settings. You will find that the Submariner, GMT-Master and Daytona give a sportier feel, whilst the Day-Date, Oyster Perpetual and Datejust are more suitable for classic enthusiasts. While the yellow gold Vintage GMT-Master 6542 displays understated elegance, the Daytona 116505 Rose Gold Rainbow Bezel and Dial offers a splash of bling.

About Rolex

Founded in 1905, Rolex has grown to become the leading luxury watch brand, producing approximately one million watches per year (over 4x that of its closest rival).

Renowned for the highest of quality and timekeeping precision, a Rolex watch was the first to receive chronometer certification in 1910 and was awarded Class A precision in 1914.

Rolex created the first water-resistant wristwatch (1926), the first perpetual self-winding mechanism (1931), and the Rolex Day-Date—the first watch to feature dial display of day and date (1956).

In recent years, Rolex has created a niche space in popular culture and sport by promoting world-wide events and cultivating high-profile celebrities.

Is a Rolex a good investment?

Rolex watches are functional as well as beautiful timepieces. When you buy a used Rolex, you can take pride that your watch has historically represented a stable investment that will preserve (even increase) its value for years to come.

Values have historically risen by 5%+ per year over the past 50 years, and prices for discontinued models have even surpassed that threshold. For example, average Submariner and Daytona prices increased by 370% from 1994 and 2016, representing an average annual price increase of 6%.

We have many vintage Rolexes for sale that witness substantial demand as both exceptionally valuable and rare pieces – our experts relish refurbishing vintage watches, and you can be sure when you buy a vintage Rolex that it will stand the test of time. Most consumer goods begin losing value the moment you purchase them, but our used Rolex watches for sale preserve their worth.

Which other brands do we sell?

In addition to the many models sold by Rolex, we sell numerous other luxury and premium brands. The table below provides a summary of our selection:

Audemars Piguet





Franck Muller



Jaeger LeCoultre




Patek Philippe

Tag Heuer


Vacheron Constantin

If the luxury watch of your choice is not listed above, then please contact us to enquire what we have in stock.


What is a typical second hand Rolex watch price?

Pricing for our second hand Rolex watches for sale pricing vary depending upon specific model, general condition, the inclusion of original box and papers, materials used in construction and aftermarket modifications, if any, to the original specification. Prices range from a few thousand pounds to in excess of one hundred thousand pounds for rare and special timepieces.

Why are used Rolex watch prices so expensive?

A Rolex watch is not just a beautiful timepiece, but also a collection of the finest materials and mechanisms that make them reliably work for years, even decades.

From which materials are Rolex watches made?

Rolex models can be found in stainless steel, rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and platinum or a mixture of stainless steel and one of the golds. The other materials used by Rolex include gemstones, ceramic, mother of pearl, sapphire crystal and Teflon.

What is a certified preowned Rolex?

A certified preowned Rolex is a second hand Rolex that has been fully inspected by professionally trained watchmakers who verify both the authenticity and condition of moving and non-moving parts. The comprehensive service process involves many stages of deconstruction, replacement, reconstruction and testing. All preowned watches purchased from BQ come with a 24 month, fully backed guarantee.

How can you identify a fake Rolex?

There are several ways to identify a genuine Rolex from a fake one, including signs of blurred printing, obvious flaws, jagged edges, loose bracelets / screws, and any noticeable error on the dial display. These areas just account for visible differences and fake Rolexes are often unable to replicate the internal quality and precise movement of genuine pieces. For further detail, please read our news article on this topic at

How does a Rolex watch work?

With the exception of old “Oysterquartz” models that were battery-powered, Rolex watches do not tick once a second but are rather powered by mechanical device driven by the most reliable and famous in-house movements ever constructed. As with other mechanical watches, a fully-wound Rolex will stop running if left to rest for a few days.

How do you manually wind a Rolex watch?

Rolex watches can be manually wound, but they do not need to be, as they are equipped with an automatic self-winding mechanism. If you wish to manually wind your timepiece, then simply need to unscrew the winding crown and rotate it clockwise.

How tightly should you wear your Rolex bracelet?

Your Rolex should be worn in a way that it is not too tight on your wrist, but not too loose either, as being too loose stresses the bracelet which exacerbates hanging thus causing it to be less taut.

Which Rolex model should you buy?

As you will be spending a substantial sum of money in purchasing your pride and joy, our recommendation is to buy your desired model rather than the one you believe will be the most profitable upon a future transaction. If you are part of the very fortunate class of collectors who simply wishes to acquire another fine Rolex, then you should be better placed to answer that question than us!

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