The Oyster Perpetual is on the higher of the budget range, but it is worth it.
Rolex Dress Watches For $5,000 – $7,000
If you’ve set aside around $5,000 to $7,000 for a Rolex dress watch, then we suggest looking at either the Datejust collection or the modern Milgauss lineup.
As Rolex’s flagship watch, you are spoilt for choice with the Datejust. The first Datejust made its debut in 1945, so that’s over 70 years worth of variety to choose from! However, for $5,000 to $7,000, we have a few recommendations to find that perfect Datejust. The ref. 116200 is the current iteration of the stainless steel 36mm stainless steel Datejust and comes with a price tag of just under $5,000 in the pre-owned Rolex market.
For slightly more than $6,000, we love the two-tone Datejust Turn-O-Graph “Thunderbird” ref. 116263. With its rotating bezel marked to 60 minutes, red dial details, yellow gold and steel configuration, the Rolex Thunderbird is a great balance between sports and dress watch.