CIRCA Pays You The Highest Prices For Your Rolex Submariner

 

If you are looking to sell your Rolex Submariner, you’ve come to the right place. CIRCA needs your Rolex watch and will prove it with the best offer you can get. Read the stories of those who’ve sold to us below.

 
 

Purchased in Bethesda :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 16613

 

“I’ve long had the hobby of finding deals for used Rolexes on the internet. I used to find them all the time. I’d buy and trade, using my profits to increase my collection. I’m a contrarian by nature, so when others are selling, I’m busy buying. Recently though, the watches I follow have gotten way too pricey. There are much too few deals to be had. So I took it as a sign to sell off.” Our clients come in with all different reasons to sell. This one came in with a two tone Sub and a penchant to cull his herd. We’re here to buy. Not to pass judgement. And we’re definitely NOT contrarians. We’re EASY to get along with. If you want to buy – we’re sellers. But when you want to sell… well you know we’re BUYERS.

 
 


 

Purchased in New York :

Rolex Submariner “Smurf” White Gold; 116619LB

 

“I thought I already sold this guy.” Some of our collectors are more meticulous than others. This 116619LB was offered to us only after our client discovered it in his summer house, as he was preparing to spend more time there. “I figure I hadn’t missed it, so maybe it was time to let it go.” He’s sold us before and knows our reputation for paying the most. “I love coming here. You guys make it fun.” Selling your Rolex should be as enjoyable as the day you bought it.

 
 


 

Purchased in Palm Beach :

Rolex Submariner “Kermit” Stainless Steel; 16610LV

 

“I bought this when it first came out” said our client as he handed us his 16610LV Sub, “The salesman told me it was the new 50th Anniversary issue, but I just liked the pop of green. Since I was turning 50, I thought it was kismet. But I’m just not wearing it now. A friend of mine who’s up on this stuff, said I could sell it to you guys for decent money.” He had the original box and papers which made our offer, that much more. “I thought it was going to be so much harder to sell this thing,” our newest client told us, stuffing our check in his wallet. Who says it’s not easy being green?

 
 


 

Purchased in Madrid :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel; 14060

 

“This was my starter watch,” our client told us as we noted the pristine condition. “I’ve moved on to more complicated versions. I now have three Subs in my collection, two Daytona’s, and a GMT Master. It’s like once you get started, you can’t stop. This one hasn’t seen the light of day for a while now.” After realizing that those online consignment platforms weren’t for him, he decided to pay us a visit. “You guys are a way better option for me. Your offer is for Real – and there’s no commissions and no waiting. I’ll take immediate gratification over conditional promises any day.”

 
 


 

Purchased in Greenwich :

Rolex Submariner “Hulk” Stainless Steel; 116610LV

 

Rolex fans are funny. They love to nickname their watches. Of course, all the watches have official names. They even have reference numbers. This 116610LV is called the Hulk. It’s easy to see why. The bezel and dial are a matching Gamma ray green and at 40mm it’s a sizable watch. We get it. But has anyone noticed that the name ON the watch is the name of another actual Marvel super hero? Weird huh?

 
 


 

Purchased in Short Hills :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 16613

 

“I saw you guys five or six years ago. Your offer was the highest I had but, it still hadn’t incentivize me to sell.” We were re-examining his late 90’s Rolex Submariner, 16613. The offer we made years ago, doesn’t much impact what today’s offer would be, and our client was gracious enough to point it out. “Do you think you can still pay what you offered?” But that was a loaded question – because our new offer was going to be significantly more than our former one. For some reason, it took the steel and gold version a while to catch up in demand compared to its all steel brand mate, but we saw values start to climb recently. “I came in thinking I’d be happy if you came close to the last offer. I’m pretty impressed.” Another satisfied client.

 
 


 

Purchased in Bethesda :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 16613

 

A Rolex of the mixed metal variety doesn’t get nearly as much attention as its monochromatic counterpart, but we are always happy when one walks through our door. Our client brought this CIRCA 1990’s 16613 steel and gold Submariner to our Bethesda office with low expectations. He walked out though, pleasantly surprised, with a spring in his step and a check in his hand. There’s a lot of information out there about the value of a watch, but the written offer is where the rubber meets the road. Come see us next time you need directions.

 
 


 

Purchased in Barcelona :

Vintage Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel; 5513

 

We bought this 5513 in our Barçelona office. It’s a great example of a vintage Rolex that’s in high demand. Our client was the original owner. As such, he had long ago thrown out the accompanying box and paperwork. “I’ve loved this watch for a long time. But the other stuff just wasn’t important for me to keep. My wife, she is always trying to rid our home of clutter.” We were not disappointed enough to hold back on our offer. “Are you sure? our client responded, “That’s a lot of money. Do you have any idea how much I paid for it in 1962?” We smiled, “Don’t feel guilty. Sometimes love pays off.”

 
 


Purchased in Chicago :

Rolex Submariner Yellow Gold; 116618

 

Our client removed the Rolex box from the bag he carried it in to reveal this late model yellow gold Submariner. “I bought it in Las Vegas just two years ago. After dinner, a couple of friends and I found an empty craps table and dominated it for for the next few hours. I had never won big in Vegas before, but this time I won VERY big.” he said, sharing the story with our Buyer. “I had always wanted a Rolex, and this one had my eye for some time. The ceramic blue bezel and blue dial against the yellow gold is such a great contrast.” he told us, trying too hard to sell us the watch. “But I work with my hands and just felt self-conscious wearing it. I knew buying it, that if I had to sell it, I’d be taking a loss.” Before visiting our Chicago office he’d done some online research, and after our offer, still felt like a winner. “Luck had a role in buying this watch, but I didn’t leave selling it to chance.” he said, as he “cashed in”. Glad to know NOT EVERYTHING that happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.

 
 


 

Purchased in New York :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 116613LN

 

This steel and gold Submariner was a stretch for our Client when he purchased it a few years ago. “I really wanted the all steel model, but both of the Rolex dealers in my area were sold out, and neither knew when the next one was coming in. This was a few thousand more, but it was there, and once I had it on my wrist, well, I didn’t want to take it off.” He continued to enjoy it until a few months ago, when his yearend bonus came in higher than his expectations. “I went back to the same store and purchased an all gold Sub, but they don’t take trade-ins. In fact, they sent me to you.” he said. Like his bonus, our offer exceeded his expectations too. “Who would have thought selling would be as pleasant an experience as buying?” Ummm… Us?

 
 


 

Purchased in Palm Beach :

Rolex Submariner Yellow Gold; 16618

 

“It’s been five years now since my divorce. My ex-in-laws had given me this as an engagement gift, and while I’ve gotten rid of almost every vestige of that marriage, I held on to the watch. On top of really liking it, I also really loved my ex-wife’s parents.” We understand. What’s not to like about generous in-laws… and an 18 karat yellow gold Rolex Submariner given to you by them? It was our offer that melted away any reluctance to part with the watch. “For that figure, I can feel good about letting it go. I’ve moved on and now the watch can too.” Letting go should feel good. Walking away with a check in your pocket should feel even better.

 
 


 

Purchased in Boca Raton :

Rolex Submariner “Smurf” White Gold; 116619LB

 

Some have said to us through the years, “There’s never a GOOD reason to sell a Rolex.” We disagree. And of course, we would. After all, we’re in the business of buying your used luxury timepieces. But consider this. No one knows what the value of your watch will be tomorrow. In fact few know what it’s worth today. CIRCA does. Our client brought in his 116619 not sure whether he’d actually sell it. “I’ve heard there’ll be a big difference between what I paid and what I can get for it,” He told us as he pushed across the box and papers, taking the white gold Submariner from his wrist. “That depends on where you go to sell it,” we pointed out while we wrote down our offer. “Will the value go up if I wait?” The truth is there is no right way to answer his question. Just as with all works of art, collectibles and commodities it depends on who wants it and how much they want it. CIRCA’s been around long enough to see big shifts in trends. #Rolexes are the hottest we’ve ever seen them. We know we can pay a lot for them today. That may be just the reason to sell yours.

 
 


 

Purchased in San Francisco :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 16613

 

This reference 16613 blue on blue Rolex Sub shows off a dial with a great purple patina. Both our client and his watch were aging elegantly when the former decided to part ways with the latter. With our offer as impetus he dropped by our San Francisco office to see what we were made of. Money apparently.

 
 


 

Purchased in Beverly Hills :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 16613

 

This late 90’s blue blue 16613 was brought to our Beverly Hills office where we were struck by how crisp it was. “I received it as a bonus from the company I was working for some twenty years ago. No doubt it’s a nice bonus, but I never put it on. Some of my associates cashed in theirs right away. I thought that showed ingratitude,” our client told us. “Still I left it in the box with all that came with it, and then sort of forgot about it.” This #Submariner still had the green hologram sticker on the back as well as the clear blue bracelet protector strips, so while it was twenty years old, it had been kept pristine the whole time. He was happily surprised by our offer, “That’s way more than I would have gotten had I sold it right away.” “Gratitude sometimes pays off,” we said as we prepared the paperwork and handed him his check. Timing is everything.

 
 


 

Purchased in Barcelona :

Vintage Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel; 1680

 

“I know the bezel is all scratched up and faded,” our client offered apologetically of his 1680. “It certainly is,” we responded enthusiastically. As far as we’re concerned, we don’t see enough of these meters first red font Submariner Rolex watches. Looking over the watch carefully, we noted the patina and authenticity. Some cases are over-polished. A bezel can be replaced. A dial can be refinished. But this Vintage Sub had all the hallmarks of a collectible. We decided we’d be bold with our offer. “That’s way more than the range you quoted me on the phone.” “We try to be accurate with our estimates on the phone but there’s no substitute for an in-person inspection. It’s how we tell the difference between well-worn and well-loved.”

 
 


 

Purchased in Madrid :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel; 116610LN

 

Just five months ago our client bought himself this Steel Submariner 116610LN. Convinced that he earned a Rolex, he said, “I had my eye on it for some time.” “So what brings you in today?” we asked. “While I really like it, everywhere I turn, someone has the same watch. It’s like wearing a uniform. I just can’t put it on again.” We were happy to oblige and made an offer commensurate with just how new the watch was. Happily surprised by our offer, he offered, “It’s not true what they say about losing so much value the second you leave the showroom.” That might depend on where you’re headed after you leave.

 
 


 

Purchased in Chicago :

Rolex Submariner “Hulk” Stainless Steel; 116610LV

 

“I went to a few places to see what I’d be offered.” our client told us. “One guy just stared at me, his mouth agape. Another made me conscious of the lack of privacy and had me wondering about the safety of my identity. I was attracting unwanted attention, like I had some kind of banner over my head and could feel myself growing angry. Finally I came to you guys.” At ease in the confines of our Chicago Office, our client revealed the secret he’d been carrying around. Out came the all green Sub. We still marvel at The Hulk – that is the Rolex 116610LV Submariner. “I’ve long had two watches, this one and the Patek I’m wearing. It’s like I have two different personalities. I decided it was time to get rid of one of them.” His watch was pristine, with box and papers. He calmed right down after hearing our offer, and quickly accepted. “You guys are incredible. I thought I’d lose a ton of money when I went to sell. You practically made me whole.” Glad we were able to come to the rescue.

 
 


 

Purchased in Chicago :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 16613

 

We bought this steel and gold 16613 blue Sub in our Chicago office. Our client bought it several years ago and just wore it all the time. It was only after the buckle broke that he thought it might be time for a new watch. He told us he was determined to try something completely different and went about looking at different brands. He looked at square watches, watches with dials, perpetual calendars, and power reserve watches. In the end the big change he made was to the all black version of the exact same watch.

 
 


 

Purchased in Bethesda :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel; 5513

 

Our client came to us after a disappointment elsewhere. He had sent pictures to a well known reseller of fine watches only to be told that his watch was in rough condition and that they won’t make offers on a no date Submariner. By the time he got to us he had felt pretty beaten up. We took one look at his 5513 and told him it was a collector model. “What does that mean?” he asked with some hesitancy. “Though the watch has been well-loved, the patina on the bezel and dial are both aging nicely.” “So that means you’ll buy the watch?” “That means your disappointments end here.”

 
 


 

Purchased in Bethesda :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 116613LB

 

Our client took a certain degree of pride wearing his blue blue Submariner. For nearly 25 years the two tone has gone in and out of fashion. But for him, this Rolex was a stalwart. One day recently he decided to come to our Bethesda office after hearing high praise from several friends. They told him that he could expect more than he paid for it. So he wanted to hear how much more. “Oh.”

 
 


 

Purchased in New York :

Rolex Submariner “Hulk” Stainless Steel; 116610LV

 

Introduced in 2004, the 50th anniversary Submariner, while nearly identical to the non anniversary model, set tongues wagging with its green bezel, a radical departure for the Rolex brand. Our client had just purchased a new Green/Green Sub, aka The Hulk, and felt they were too similar to keep both. He was shocked when our offer exceeded the trade in quote he received from his local Rolex dealer. So of course it was time to sell.

 
 


 

Purchased in San Francisco :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel; 16610

 

“My friend asked me what I was doing with the Rolex I used to wear. I asked him why. He said, because he wanted it if I wasn’t going to wear it. Now – I like my friend, but I’m not going to give him my old Submariner, just because I wear different watch these days. He said I had him all wrong and that he’d gladly pay for it. Then I come to you guys to find out what it’s worth. I told him what you’d pay and that he could match the price if he still wants it. That’s too much, he tells me. So, I guess you guys win.”

 
 


 

Purchased in Madrid :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold; 16613

 

The word, serti is French for “set”. In Rolex terminology it refers to dials set with gemstone markers. While we see a fair number of steel and gold Subs, one with a Serti dial is pretty rare. Clients tell us though that their tastes change over time. In this case, he said the watch now feels a bit fussy. That’s usually a good time to see us. We’re here for the watches you no longer wear.

 
 


 

Purchased in Boca Raton :

Rolex Submariner “Hulk” Stainless Steel; 116610LV

 

Hulk sightings are rare. When we saw this 116610LV Submariner nicknamed after the famed comic book hero, we just had to have it. Our customer had previously given us an order to buy – then patiently waited for us to fulfill his big green request.

 
 


 

Purchased in Barcelona :

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel; 14060

 

While this one doesn’t have one, the vast majority of Steel Subs we buy come with a date, and of course that iconic Rolex Cyclops magnifying lens. Many say it just doesn’t look right without it. Our client never gave his lack of a date a second thought, claiming he always knew what day it was. As he wore his watch through the years he said he never noticed the dates on other watches, nor did he see what the big deal was. We had no problem buying a non-date model and made our offer enthusiastically. He accepted but had one question, “How long will it take to get the check?” “We pay immediately, you’ll have a check in just a minute. Why? Are you in a hurry?” we asked. “Well sort of, I’ve got a date.”