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We Buy Rolex Submariner Watches in Virginia Beach

The first Submariner was released in 1953, and it has been a beloved and highly coveted luxury timepiece ever since. The Rolex Submariner ref number for the original Submariner was 6204. Since the original model, Submariners with multiple reference numbers have been released. Both vintage and current models of this tool watch make the best divers’ watches out of all of the Rolex watches on the market.


Even if you aren’t a diver, though, you might appreciate this watch’s classic design and durable construction. For example, its ceramic bezel, crown guards, and other features take it a notch above the competition.


Although you might have fallen in love with this watch when you first purchased it, you might be ready to move on and put it up for sale. Because your timepiece is in high demand, selling it may actually turn out to be quite profitable! Whether your watch has a matte black dial, green dial, or other styling, Hilltop Pawn Shop in Virginia Beach is interested. We’ll make you an impressive cash offer on the spot if you bring us your watch!


Sell Your Rolex Submariner in Virginia Beach

It isn’t just Rolex dealers and Rolex boutiques that you can count on to purchase your Rolex Submariner watch. The iconic Rolex Submariner sells at top dollar in the pre-owned market. If you no longer want your Oyster Perpetual Submariner, selling it today might be a great decision, and Hilltop Pawn will pay you cash for it.

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What is the History of the Rolex Submariner?

The Rolex Submariner was first released in 1953 and is still in production today, but some changes were made over the years. Crown guards were added in 1959 for extra protection, and the case size was changed to 40mm. In 1967, Rolex switched from gilt gloss dials to matte dials.


The first Rolex Submariner Date was introduced in 1969. This first Submariner Date was the first Submariner to be made from gold, since previous models were all made from stainless steel. Now, you can still purchase stainless steel Submariners, and there are two-tone models that feature both stainless steel and gold. Two-tone models first hit the scene in 1984. If gold is one of your favorite precious metals, you might prefer a Rolex Submariner made from white, yellow, or rose gold.


1979 brought the first sapphire crystal to a watch from the Submariner collection. This was done to begin replacing acrylic, since the sapphire crystals are much stronger, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the only thing that rates higher on the mohs scale is the natural diamond.


Of note, 1988 brought a big change for those who prefer stainless steel models, since Rolex stopped using 316L steel on Submariners and began using 904L stainless steel. This is an even tougher grade of steel, making these models of Rolex Submariners even more durable and ready for heavy-duty use, whether in the underwater world or in day-to-day life.


The first Submariner with a green bezel was released in 2003. The Super Case design and Cerachrom bezel were introduced in 2010. In 2020, case size increased for the first time since 1959; it changed from 40mm to 41mm. All of these changes over the years have been done to make the Rolex Submariner an even better watch, particularly for divers. However, no matter which model or reference number of Rolex Submariner that you have, it has value, and we’re interested in buying it.

What Makes the Rolex Submariner So Special?

You might have been doing your research about pre-owned Rolex Submariner models if you have been thinking about selling your watch. You could be wondering why people are willing to pay so much for these pre-owned watches. If you own a Rolex but aren’t much of a Rolex enthusiast yourself, you might not even be aware of all of the things that make your timepiece so valuable and special.


There are various things that set the Rolex Submariner apart from other luxury watches on the market. As the very first dive watch created by Rolex, it has features that you simply won’t find in other watches, including other luxury timepieces from popular brand names.


For example, it features a Cerachrom bezel, which makes it resistant to scratching, UV rays, and corrosion. Its unidirectional rotatable bezel makes it ideal for divers; basically, since the bezel can only be moved in one direction instead of either direction, divers don’t have to worry about their timepiece being set backward by accident, which could lead to them spending more time under water than what is safe or what was originally intended. Even though original models did not feature the unidirectional rotating bezel, this change was a historic turning point for the Rolex Submariner. This is now a feature you can enjoy no matter the color of your Rolex Submariner’s bezel, such as whether your watch has a black bezel or green bezel. This is a main difference between the oldest Submariners with vintage references and new Submariner models.


The Oyster cases that are used to construct these watches are part of why they are commonly considered the best dive watch on the market. You are promised water resistance up to 330 feet (or 100 meters) with every model of the Rolex Submariner. More modern models of the Rolex Submariner feature scratch-resistant sapphire crystals, which Rolex upgraded to from acrylic crystals between 1970 and 1991.


Rolex Submariner watches feature large luminescent hour markers and a luminous dial. This can be convenient anytime, but this design was done intentionally. Basically, even if you’re under water, you’ll be able to easily see your watch.


Why Sell Your Rolex Submariner in Virginia Beach?

When you first purchased your Rolex Submariner, you might have considered it an investment. Some people keep their Rolex watches for years and even pass them down to future generations. Now could prove to be a good time to sell your watch from the Rolex Submariner collection, though. These are just some of the reasons why you may want to sell your luxury watch in Virginia Beach.

It May Have Increased in Value

You might be used to getting less for your items than you paid for them when you sell them used. It’s true that you often won’t get retail price when selling used items. If you have taken good care of your Rolex Submariner, however, it might be more valuable than it was when you purchased it. This is particularly true for certain models. For example, the green Submariner with green bezel is a coveted watch among many, and many people are willing to pay top dollar for them.


You may be surprised by how much your Rolex Submariner will fetch on the secondary market. If you’re curious how much your watch is worth, come to Hilltop Pawn. We are happy to give you price ranges for all Rolex models, including the Rolex Submariner.

You Can Sell Your Rolex Submariner Today

The idea of selling your watch might be appealing, particularly if you have looked up the price of a Rolex Submariner watch lately. What might not be appealing, though, is the idea of having to look for a buyer. You might not know anyone who is interested in buying your watch, and it might seem like a lot of hassle to sell it.


Depending on how you choose to sell Submariner Date models, it certainly can be a hassle. There are so many scams out there that you have to be careful about. Selling your watch absolutely doesn’t have to be a hassle, though. In fact, it’s much faster and easier than you may think when you come to Hilltop Pawn. You can skip the hassle of finding a buyer completely, and you can avoid long waits to sell your watch. Instead, you can sell it today and never have to worry about it again. We are here six days a week, ready to purchase your watch.

Put Some Much-Needed Cash in Your Pocket

When you’re in need of cold, hard cash for just about anything, selling your Rolex Submariner for top dollar at Hilltop Pawn can be the perfect solution. Whether you’re hoping to cover a few unexpected expenses and bills or if you want to go on an epic vacation, selling your Rolex Submariner can help you achieve your goal.

Treat Yourself to Something Else

Even though you might like your timepiece, you might be ready to treat yourself or someone you love with something a little different. If you have a stainless steel Submariner, you might be interested in trading it for a different Rolex made from white gold or yellow gold. For example, you might be thinking about a Rolex Datejust or a GMT Master instead of a Submariner.


You might have a latest generation Submariner, but you might have more of an interest in vintage watches. You might even be interested in different watch brands like Tag Heuer, or you could be looking to gather the funds to buy your partner a shiny, dazzling engagement ring.


These can all be great reasons to sell your Rolex Submariner to Hilltop Pawn. You can take the credit for the value of your watch and put it toward something else in our shop that you want to buy. If you’ve never checked out our selection of high quality jewelry and luxury watches, you’re in for a treat. We have Rolex watches, other luxury watches, engagement rings, wedding rings, fine gold jewelry, and so much more for you to check out.

What Types of Rolex Submariners Does Hilltop Pawn Buy?

Hilltop Pawn and Jewelry in Virginia Beach buys Rolex Submariners of all models and versions. Of course, some are worth more than others. For example, there’s a historic link between James Bond films and the Rolex Submariner ever since Sean Conelly wore his personal Rolex Submariner in his movies. His Rolex Submariner had a reference number of 6538, and this model is one of the most popular in the world because of it. Therefore, if you have what many consider the “James Bond” Rolex Submariner, you can get some serious cash for it.


Naturally, we know that this is not the only valuable or well-made Rolex Submariner on the market, by far. Every Rolex Submariner has value at Hilltop Pawn Shop, and we can’t wait to check out your watch and make you a great cash offer for it!

Hilltop Pawn Shop: Your Rolex Submariner Experts

The Rolex Submariner is one of Rolex’s most popular models, and at Hilltop Pawn, we’re your Submariner Experts. If it’s your first time selling a watch -- whether it was your first Submariner Date or a watch you added to your collection later -- you’re sure to find both Hilltop Pawn and Greenbrier Pawn (our sister store in Chesapeake) to be great places to make the sale.


We offer other services related to Rolex Submariners and other Rolex watches, too. If you’re looking to buy a Rolex or other luxury watch, stop by to check out our fairly priced pre-owned selection. If there is a specific reference number or model that you’re interested in and don’t see in our cases, let us know so we can add you to our waiting list.


Lastly, if you don’t want to give up your first diving watch forever but are hoping to get some cash, we loan money on Rolex Submariner watches! Just bring your watch and your ID for identification purposes, and we can help you out with a no credit check, easy loan!


Regardless of the pawn services you want to take advantage of, Hilltop Pawn is here to help! Our experienced associates are here six days a week to assist you, whether you want to sell your Rolex Submariner, take out a pawn loan, or purchase fine watches or jewelry.

Greenbrier Pawn Shop & Jewelry in Chesapeake

If you happen to be in Chesapeake and need to sell a Rolex or get a loan on a Rolex please visit our Sister store Greenbrier Pawn Shop. You'll get the same great service there as you would get from us. 


Glenda Craddock or Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry

Work with us and you're working with family. Our Son Dane runs Hilltop Pawn and our Daughter Nina runs all three stores out of Greenbrier Pawn. We do well When you do well.

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