Do Rolex Watches Tick?

The answer to the question “Do Rolex Watches Tick?” can be fairly complicated, but the most likely real world answer is “No, Rolex watches do not tick.”

Quartz Watches Tick

Traditional, loud, noticeable ticking as the second hand moves is a feature of quartz watches. All current Rolex watches are mechanical watches, not quartz, so the loud tick is not present.

Ticking Watch
Ticking Watch – Modern Rolex Watches do NOT Make the Traditional Ticking Sound

Rolex Oysterquartz

Of course, there are exceptions. Rolex made a low quantity of quartz watches, known as the Oysterquartz, from the 1970s through 2003. Oysterquartz watches tick with each movement of the second hand, just like other quartz watches. Counterfeit Rolex watches are typically quartz watches, so they do have the familiar, noticeable tick as the second hand moves. If you can hear a Rolex ticking, it is either an Oysterquartz or maybe a counterfeit.

Rolex Oysterquartz
Rolex Oysterquartz is a Quartz Watch that ticks

Ticking at a Fast Rate

However, all Rolex watches technically do tick. While it may look like the second hand is in a continuous sweeping motion, in reality it is just ticking at a fast rate, very quietly. Modern Rolex watches have 8 movements per second (or ticks per second), while older models have about 6 movements per second.

Rolex Watch
Rolex Watch

It is important to note that because of the craftsmanship of Rolex products that the sound of these movements is very low. Also, Rolex cases are thick and designed to minimize any noticeable noise. So while Rolex watches are technically ticking, they are not ticking per the common use and understanding of the term.

Conclusion

So… Do Rolex Tick? Technically, yes. Realistically, no.

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Model
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Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow...
Rolex Datejust II Champagne Dial Automatic Stainless Steel...
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Rolex New Submariner 114060 Steel Black Ceramic 2019...
Part Number
114060
Model
Rolex New Submariner 114060 Steel Black Ceramic 2019...
Men/Women
Men's
Face Color
Black
Band
Stainless Steel
Features
300m Water Resistant; Hour, Minute, Second, Chronometer
ASIN
B00884L67G
Brand
Rolex
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 116613
Part Number
116613LN-BLK
Model
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 116613
Men/Women
Men's
Face Color
Black
Band
Stainless Steel and Gold
Features
Screw Down Crown; Black Ceramic Bezel
ASIN
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Brand
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Rolex Ladys 179173 Datejust Steel & 18k Gold, Jubilee Band,...
Part Number
179173.JCD
Model
Rolex Ladys 179173 Datejust Steel & 18k Gold, Jubilee Band,...
Men/Women
Women's
Face Color
Gold
Band
Stainless Steel and Gold
Features
100m Water Resistance
ASIN
B00BD5IAQC
Brand
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Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow...
Part Number
116613LB
Model
Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow...
Men/Women
Men's
Face Color
Blue
Band
Stainless Steel and Gold
Features
Blue dial enhanced by gold-tone mercedes-logo, sword, and breguet-style shape hands
ASIN
B00BCYM8ZS
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Brand
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Rolex Datejust II Champagne Dial Automatic Stainless Steel...
Part Number
116333CDO
Model
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Men/Women
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Face Color
Gold
Band
Stainless Steel and Gold
Features
100m Water Resistance
ASIN
B008XJO37G