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    Expected in stock at Miltons in Chester very soon : 39mm Rolex Explorer in stainless steel, model 214270 with black / 3-6-9 dial on Oysterlock 77200 bracelet. In excellent condition, it comes with both boxes, Explorer booklet, both swing-tags and UK warranty card from Aurum Group (Goldsmiths etc) dated November 2017. Demand for such models in the steel Professional range remains strong and residual prices reflect that. The RRP of a NEW 40mm equivalent is now £6,650 – but it may be difficult to find one ! Available from Miltons of Chester, under the famous clock.

     

    £5,999 Stock number: 52-79-004
  • You may have heard that St. John’s Market in Liverpool is closed.

    This does NOT affect St. John’s SHOPPING CENTRE, so our store there is entirely unaffected and OPEN AS USUAL.

    Stock number: March 2024
  • Stainless steel Rolex Explorer model 114270 with classic black / 3-6-9 “SWISS MADE” dial on Oysterlock 78690 bracelet. This 2007 model is in excellent condition having just had a new glass fitted by a Rolex main agent. It comes with Rolex boxes, Explorer booklet, red chronometer swing-tag, our own warranty card and a certificate from the ALR Watch Register confirming that we checked it with them. The NEW equivalent is now £6,300 ! Available from Miltons of Chester, under the famous clock.

    On Deposit - SALE AGREED
    £4,599 Stock number: 62-73-002
  • REVISED PRICES ! Reflecting changes in the market for professional or “sports” Rolex models and others, we have reduced the prices of many in our secondhand stock — just as the price of NEW ones has gone UP yet again ! Take a fresh look at those we have revisited, including : Submariners 14060 / 14060M / 16610 / 16610LV / 114060, GMT-Masters 116710LN / BLNR / 116713 / white gold 116719BLRO with BLUE dial, Daytona 116520, Sky-Dweller 326934 with BLUE dial, Yachtmaster 116621 / 69628 / 169628, Yachtmaster II 116680 and 116681, Explorer 214270, Sea-Dweller 126603, Deep-See D-Blue 126660, Milgauss 116400 / GV and gold Day-Dates 18039, 18238, 118205 and 118238.

    Stock number: REDUCED PRICES !
  • Classic 1970s Rolex Explorer / Explorer 1 * with “Frog’s Foot” dial, FRESH FROM SPECIALIST ROLEX SERVICE by Steven Hale Watch Restoration Ltd. ! Various generations of stainless steel Explorer with their classic and easy-to-read black / 3-6-9 dials have been celebrated as the choice for adventurers. After a few early models like the 6150 (as issued to the Royal Navy Hydographic Survey), the Explorer model 1016  was introduced and during some thirty years in production this model earned its reputation as a classic collectible. This Rolex Explorer 1016 with 298xxxx case number has a case-back date-stamped for the first quarter of 1972. It retains its original “Mark 1” matt black / Arabic quarters “Frog’s Foot” dial, so called because the Rolex coronet is printed in a distinctive style that is reminiscent of a frog’s webbed foot. The dial is clean to the naked eye although with a 10x loupe one can find some tiny marks, and it has well-matched hands that we believe are the originals. The bracelet is the light-weight, folded steel Oyster 7836 with 358 end-links, in very nice condition. It has a Rolex 1570 calibre movement with unique movement number 236642 as illustrated in the photo-essay linked below. The movement is running well, testing at a gain of only a few second per day on average in October 2023, although this will vary slightly depending on the individual wearer. Its mid case is in fine condition with lugs that have not been over-polished, the crown and bezel are excellent and the case numbering is crisp and clear. Offered with a genuine Explorer 1016 / 1655 instruction booklet (itself a valuable collectible!), Rolex “Green-Stripe” box-set (matching inner and outers ref 06.00.06), red COSC swing-tag, plastic document wallet and chronometer translation leaflet, our own warranty card and a certificate from the ALR Watch Register confirming that we checked it with them. M.S.Milton Ltd in Birkenhead bought this watch from an individual in January 2019. It lived thereafter unworn in our safes until April 2023 when we sent it to Steven Hale Watch Restoration Limited, a fully accredited Rolex watch-maker and one of the UK’s leading vintage specialists. The watch enjoyed £1,596 worth of work including a full movement service and the fitting of new glass, flush-fit ends, rotor axle, reversers, barrel, tube, upper crown and core. A photo-essay of this watch with many more photographs is available by clicking here. This watch in its refurbished form will perhaps attract the discerning and discreet collector with an appreciation of Rolex’s 20th century history. Please note that while we have successfully tested water resistance for normal use including recreational swimming etc, we would advise that more extensive pressure testing be carried out before any significant underwater diving is considered.

    * The Rolex EXPLORER in all its permutations (6350, 6150, 1016, 5504, 5500, 14270, 114270 etc) never featured the title “EXPLORER I” on its dial, but has often been referred to as that, since the introduction of the explicitly-named EXPLORER II. Through the years there have thus been many people who say we should not use the title “EXPLORER I”, claiming that no such watch ever existed. Frustrated with this, our Managing Director compiled research from the Miltons archives to prove that Rolex themselves have referred to the “EXPLORER I” for many decades — and his findings are often now quoted when the matter arises in internet discussion. If such detail is of interest to you, much of his evidence may be found by following this link.

    We cannot accept cash for items of such high value. Please ask for one of our watch specialists if you would like to view the watch in our private / secure sales facility or to enquire about acceptable payment methods.

    £12,999 Stock number: 62-13-004
  • 39mm Rolex Explorer in stainless steel, model 214270 with black / 3-6-9 dial on Oysterlock 77200 bracelet. In excellent condition with only superficial wear to the glass, it comes with both boxes, Explorer booklet, green swing-tag and UK warranty card from Aurum Group (Goldsmiths etc) dated July 2016. Demand for such models in the steel Professional range remains strong and residual prices reflect that. The RRP of a NEW 40mm equivalent is now £6,650 – but it may be difficult to find one available ! 665573-736273

    £5,999 Stock number: 50-57-001
  • GENUINE ROLEX service / storage / travel pouch with folding press-stud flap and simple green watch-holder insert. Each is approx 12cm x 6.5cm when closed and is suitable for holding a single example of most models in the Rolex range. For a number of years these green pouches were provided by the service division of Rolex UK when they returned a watch to its owner. Many owners now use them as smart travel or storage pouches. They are pre-owned, but many have simply been in our stores since they came with a watch from Rolex. The price quoted is for a single pouch and we anticipate having a small number available from which clients may choose. A couple of additional, illustrative images are provided if you click through the main picture. Available from Miltons in Chester and Liverpool (St. John’s).

    £25 Stock number: Misc.PT 114864
  • Gent’s genuine Rolex wallet in green leather with reference 0068.08.34 printed in discrete gold-coloured foil inside one of the pockets. This is a slim, folding wallet of approx 144mm x  105mm when closed. Has reinforced corners and Rolex coronet branding to front. These wallets were supplied with gents’ and professional / sports models around the millennium. English bank notes did not fit them at the time and so many were never used, but the latest generation of £5 and £10 notes and credit cards do now fit as illustrated. It is not suitable for coins, or £20 / £50 notes. We have a small stock of these wallets available at both our Chester and Liverpool (St. John’s) stores. Click on the main photo to view additional images. Cash and cards shown in any images are for illustration only.

    £39 Stock number: Misc. PT 114864
  • You may have heard that St. John’s Market in Liverpool is closed.

    This does NOT affect St. John’s SHOPPING CENTRE, so our store there is entirely unaffected and OPEN AS USUAL.

    Stock number: 12th April 2021
  • GUIDANCE ON THE LATEST ROLEX “SUPER-FAKES” – NOW IN USE AT OVER 350 UK STORES !

    Following many requests, we offer the trade some help in the fight against the “Super-Fake.”

    Frightened by the new generation of “Super-Fake” Rolex? Already lost thousand of pounds buying one in error? We now offer an extensive resource available ONLY to members of the jewellery / pawnbroking and associated trades, to help them identify these watches and save themselves from significant losses. The resource includes commentary and many high quality macro images capturing details of a Super-Fake 116610 alongside those of the genuine article, with individual sections on movement, case, bracelet, fake warranty cards and more. Click on the image to see a couple of sample pages from the section on movements.

    “…this is epic and certainly worth the money! Well done, fabulous document!

     – a leading UK valuer.

    “It’s worth a bucket-load more . . . Only a fool wouldn’t want a copy . . . it’s a great price for what it will save.”

     – a prominent UK pawnbroker.

    “The document is excellent, it is straight forward to read and is delivered in a very understandable manner.”

    – owner, pawnbroking and financial services group.

     Price: from £150 to £600 (+ VAT), depending on the scale of business involved. 

    To find our more or go straight to the simple order form, please visit this page.

    £150 Stock number:
  • Do you need EXTRA LINKS for your stainless steel or bimetal Rolex? We have acquired a significant stock of excellent or even unused links. You could save a significant sum if we can spare the ones you need! Common examples would be :

    steel Jubilee 62510 link : £39

    bicolour Jubilee 62523 link : from £59

    steel Oyster 78350 link : £39

    steel Jubilee 63130 / 63160 / 63200 / 63600 link : £65

    bicolour Jubilee 63133 / 63163 / 63203 / 63603 link : £99

    All prices subject to review without notice. Please contact the Miltons watch team at our Liverpool St. John’s store to discuss availability and latest prices. Please note that we sell only steel and bimetal links. Our fee is for supplying and fitting the link(s) only and does not include any verification or testing of the watch or bracelet submitted. Please note that we do NOT supply the trade or do any business by post.

    Stock number: SEE WATCH TEAM