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Sell Your Rolex Submariner Watches in Chesapeake

Ever since Rolex released the original model of the Submariner in 1953, it has been one of Rolex's most popular models. Designed as the very first dive watch by Rolex, the iconic Rolex Submariner has been a favorite among many. In fact, it was worn by Sean Connery in his James Bond films, which only served to make this high quality watch even more famous. If you have one of these Rolex models, you could be wondering about the price of a Rolex Submariner watch, since you could be thinking about selling your timepiece. Depending on your specific reference number, we can make you a top cash offer in the pre-owned market, whether you have a stainless steel Submariner or one of the white gold or yellow gold models. Stop by Greenbrier Pawn today to sell vintage or new Submariner models for cold, hard cash.


Who Buys Rolex Submariner Watches in Chesapeake?

Even though you might appreciate special features like its water resistance and ceramic bezel, you might have one or more Rolex Submariner models that you're looking to sell. If you're in the Chesapeake area, you are in luck. Greenbrier Pawn, which is conveniently located in Greenbrier Station in Chesapeake, pays cash for all Rolex watches on a daily basis. We will buy your Oyster Perpetual Submariner or Rolex Submariner Date today, whether you have one of the current models or one of Rolex's vintage watches from the Submariner lineup.


Of course, the Submariner isn't the only Rolex watch that we know and appreciate! If you have any other type of Rolex watch and are interested in selling it, we are your go-to place!


Sell Your Rolex Submariner Watch for Cash at Greenbrier Pawn

If you live in the Chesapeake area, you've probably heard of us over at Greenbrier Pawn. After all, we've been a staple in the community since we first opened our doors in 1996. You may have visited us before to buy a necklace or take out a pawn loan on a TV, but you might have never sold us anything. If you have, you may not have brought us a luxury watch before. In addition to buying precious metals, jewelry, and other items of value, we are your go-to place if you're interested in selling a Rolex Submariner watch.


Just as we pay top dollar for jewelry and other items, we make attractive cash offers for Rolex Submariner watches, as well as other watches from Rolex's world-renowned lineup. After all, we have a whole waiting list of customers who are interested in buying a Rolex watch from us. To keep these customers satisfied, we're always interested in adding to our inventory. It takes customers like you to help us out by selling us your watch, but we'll pay you handsomely for it.


Why Sell Your New or Original Submariner in Chesapeake Today?

If you're wondering why you should sell your watch from the Submariner collection, you have to understand how much places like Greenbrier Pawn are willing to pay for popular watches from luxury watch brands. Depending on the watch that you have, your watch might even be worth more than the original retail price that you paid for it. For example, certain reference numbers of the Green Submariner with a green bezel are in very high demand because they simply aren't as common. We will also purchase your Rolex Submariner with matte black dial or any other model.


People sell these divers' watches (as well as other Rolex watches) for many reasons. You might be interested in selling your watch so you can invest in something different, like another Rolex model or an engagement ring. You might need cash for covering bills, going on vacation, paying for the holidays, or just about anything else, and you may know that your Rolex Submariner can help you achieve your financial goals. The reason why you want to sell your watch really doesn't matter. Regardless of your reason for getting rid of your watch, we'll make the process of selling it quick and easy.

What is the History of the Rolex Submariner?

The first Rolex Submariner ref number was 6204. This watch was released in 1953 and was designed to be the best dive watch on the market. People who liked spending time in the underwater world fled to Rolex dealers and Rolex boutiques to buy their first diving watch. After all, the release of this watch was a historic turning point for the brand. After all, since the release of Rolex's famous Oyster cases in 1926, those who liked to spend a lot of time in the water knew they could count on Rolex for water resistance. However, the Rolex Submariner was the first watch that Rolex produced specifically with divers in mind.


Of course, the Rolex Submariner has seen a lot of changes since it was first released. As the years have gone on, Rolex has taken steps to make this iconic watch even more perfect for both diving and everyday wear. For example, Rolex switched to a 40 mm case size in 1959, which was the same year that crown guards were added to all Submariner watches. Crown guards were added for practical purposes, since they're quite effective at protecting the watch from being damaged if you hit it on something during the day. In 1967, a minor change was made, when gilt gloss dials were replaced with matte dials.


1969 was a notable year for the Rolex Submariner. Prior to then, all Rolex Submariners were stainless steel watches. After all, divers didn't typically see a need to wear gold watches, since they saw their watches as more of a tool watch than an accessory. Stainless steel was a good option because it doesn't rust when used for swimming and diving, it holds up well, and it's a practical metal overall. However, Rolex started implementing more precious metals into this lineup in 1969, when the first Submariner Date was released in gold. Now, you can purchase a Rolex Submariner in your choice of yellow, white, or rose gold. These watches are also durable when used underwater, but for those who are more interested in wearing a Rolex Submariner as a statement piece, gold is often the metal of choice. After all, despite its practical use, a Rolex is a status symbol and a very attractive timepiece to wear on your wrist for just about any occasion.


Scratch-resistant sapphire crystals replaced acrylic stones in the latest generation Submariner watches in 1979. Although the acrylic stones held up well enough, the synthetic sapphire crystals that Rolex uses are even more durable. They're also very clear, vibrant, and attractive. 1984 brought two-tone models that featured both stainless steel and gold, and you can still purchase two-tone Rolex Submariner watches today. This may be a good option if you're having a hard time deciding between a stainless steel or gold Submariner, since it allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.


For those who prefer a stainless steel model, 1988 was an important year. This is the year when 316L steel was replaced with stronger and better 904L stainless steel. This was a change that was much appreciated among those who wore their Rolex Submariners for diving or work.


The coveted green Rolex Submariner was released for the first time in 2003 and is still a favorite among luxury watch collectors today. In 2010, new movements were taken to improve the Submariner even more. Rolex's well-known Super Case design was implemented this year. Additionally, the Cerachrom bezel was added at this time. This ceramic bezel is well-known among Rolex enthusiasts all over, since it makes the watch even more durable than before. It is virtually scratchproof and corrosion resistant. It is also unaffected by UV rays, so you don't have to worry about your watch being discolored due to exposure to the sun.


The most recent change to the Rolex Submariner was a minor one, and it happened as recently as 2020. The case size of the Rolex Submariner was changed from 40mm to 41mm.


Even though various changes have been made to the Rolex Submariner over the years, all models and versions are valuable on the secondary market because of the classic design and durability of this collection. Whether your Rolex Submariner has one of the vintage references, a matte dial, blue dial, black bezel, or other features and styling, Greenbrier Pawn (as well as Hilltop Pawn, which is our sister store in Virginia Beach) are both great places to sell your watch for top dollar.


What Sets the Rolex Submariner Apart from Other Watches?

Because the Rolex Submariner was released with the intention of providing the perfect diving watch, it does have some features that set it apart. Notably, the Rolex Submariner has a unidirectional rotatable bezel. This was not the case when the watch was first released, but this change was actually made with the safety of divers in mind. Before the unidirectional rotating bezel was added, the bezel could be moved in both directions. This might not seem like a big deal, and for everyday use, it isn't. For divers, though, critical issues can occur. Basically, divers often use their watches to track how long they have been underwater, which is important for safety purposes. There was the potential for the bezel to move in the wrong direction, which could result in a diver being underwater for a dangerously long time. Once the unidirectional bezel was implemented, only the opposite could accidentally happen, so safety risks were minimized.


Other Rolex Submariner Services in Chesapeake

Even if you don't want to sell your first Submariner Date, you can benefit from other services at Greenbrier Pawn. If you're thinking about adding a new-to-you Rolex Datejust or GMT Master to your collection, we'd love to help. We offer pre-owned watches from the top brand names here at our shop, all in a reasonable price range. Let us be your official dealer of pre-owned watches from Rolex, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Omega, Patek Philippe, and more.


Another exciting option you may want to look into is the option to use your Rolex Submariner watch to take out a pawn loan. Many of our customers choose to do this when they need to access cash quickly but aren't quite ready to part ways with their Rolex Submariner just yet. We will have to hold on to your watch as collateral, but we'll grant you a loan based on its value. As long as you come back and repay your loan by the due date, you'll get your watch back. This is one of the easiest ways to borrow money, and it's even an option if you have bad credit. In fact, we won't actually run your credit score at all. Also, if you happen to need a little more time to repay your loan, you can talk to us about an extension, which can be granted for a modest fee. We do our best to work with all of our customers on their pawn loans, and we'd be more than happy to help you with one, too.


Stop By Greenbrier Pawn Today

If you're in the Chesapeake area and want to sell one of the Submariner Date models or another pre-owned Rolex Submariner, or if you need help with buying a watch or taking out a pawn loan, we are here to help. Just stop by Greenbrier Pawn, and we'll be happy to assist you. Also, if you're in the Virginia Beach area or just want to check out our other locations, feel free to stop by Hilltop Pawn in Virginia Beach.

Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry

if you happen to be in Virginia beach and you want to sell your Rolex Watch or get a loan on a Rolex Watch feel free to stop in to our sister store Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry for the same great service and prices.


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Our daughter Nina runs Greenbrier Pawn and our youngest Dane, runs Hilltop Pawn. Dealing with them is dealing with me......  Glenda Craddock

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