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Do you know the most popular 4 Rolex watches?

Rolex submariner Series

Rolex submariner series as a low-key and all-match mechanical watches, mature, has always been of concern and love. Rolex drowner screwed down bezel, is tough ceramic building, has corrosion strong function. You can see the time clearly through a transparent sapphire mirror.

Rolex YACHT-MASTER series

Rolex watches in 1992 launched the first yacht-master, Rolex is the perfect luxury lifestyle interpretation, as the name suggests, is that those with yacht success, so many years rarely updated. 2015 Basel Watch Fair, Rolex updated the Yacht-Master yacht Malibu watches, new material, new face take on an altogether new aspect, new colors, new bezel, watchband!

ROLEX DATEJUST series

Rolex DATEJUST watch, with triangular pit design, design a magnifying glass window calendar display, can be said to be the Rolex Rolex watches, these designs are important elements of Rolex, Rolex is also the classic features.

ROLEX GMT

Rolex GMT watch can be said to be like Blackwater ghost, are very tangled watches, many people consider when buying a table will wander in the two watch, actually this two watches and some other areas, simple single induction is one is a air force watch, the other is a sea force watch. The Greenwich watch is not only waterproof, but also has second time zone display function.

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Swiss watches that have to be known

Mention Swiss watches, many people first impression will think of a leisurely, exquisite workmanship, accurate timing, on behalf of the exquisite watches, in fact, behind these watches have a lot of long history. There are dozens or even hundreds of brands. Among them, the most famous are dozens of the brands. They are world famous watches. For example, Patek Philippe, Rolex, OMEGA, Longines, tissot. Which Swiss watches brand is the best?

Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1775, has a long history. The founder of Vacheron Constantin is Jean Mark Washlon philosopher, he is knowledgeable, skilled,and he’s a master of watch industry ,he also is  a good friend of Voltaire. He set up the world’s first watch factory, which is the predecessor of Vacheron Constantin watchmaking factory. In 1819, Francois Constantin successfully promoted products overseas, and he pushed the clock skills to perfection. “Viability is always there” – becoming the motto of the enterprise. In 1891, Vacheron grandson joined hands with FrancoisConstantin, the name of the watch factory changed to Vacheron Constantin–, which is the name of the watch factory today, Vacheron Constantin.

Patek Philippe is a famous Swiss watch brand which started in 1839, and it is the first of ten watches in the world. Is one of the truly independent watchmaker Switzerland only, are beginning to the end of their production.Training a Patek Philippe watchmaker will take 10 years. The symbol of watch lovers and nobles is to have a Patek Philippe watch, a noble artistic realm and expensive making materials, shaping the enduring brand effect of Patek Philippe.

Rolex, a famous Swiss watch manufacturer, is popular among successful people for its dignified, practical and ostentatious style. Its design, production, and always maintain the traditional style. Its performance includes full automatic, single calendar, double calendar, waterproof, dustproof and so on. The workmanship is better, especially the dial, watch, watch band and carved crown. It is also a sign of high quality.

IWC’s system is well established, and each series has its unique features, suitable for different groups of people. Although founded by American engineer Jones (Jones), it is one hundred percent pure Swiss origin. IWC is a very personal watch, not unassuming, but very impressive.

The timeless elegance created by Longines watches is based on a long tradition of continuous and innovative aesthetics. The exquisite balance between exquisite design and classic design is reflected in every piece of work. Its enterprise is like a huge laboratory that keeps running and keeps a cautious and thoughtful attitude towards all kinds of creative ideas. As a global brand, since its inception, Longines watch has always followed its inherent traditional values, in more than more than 130 countries faithfully fulfill the firm’s commitment to excellence watchmaker. Elegance is the brand’s basic values, and so far, it’s still the only rule for Longines to guide all of its operations around the world.

The design concept of TISSOT upholds natural qualities and nature. In a simple, refined, personalized style to return to the original. Humanistic spirit as the main design guiding ideology, advocating modern sense of clothing and spiritual experience combined. Make the products comfortable, tasteful and considerate. The addition of idealistic elements makes the product full of charm. And closely related to the latest fashion design methods, with the brand performance of the fashion background, strong temporal and spatial differences, so that products show a more attractive fashion sense.

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Why Rolex can keep popular for hundreds of years as a top watch brand?

As everyone knows that Rolex is a Christie’s and Sotheby international auction mechanism, and it is also one of the most popular brands of two (the other is a great reputation of Patek Philippe). Next, let’s explain why Rolex is so popular.

Appearance

Antique Rolex appearance is acceptable, not very old, mainly come from the Rolex oyster lock and lock design, which make the waterproof performance is better than other non ho type design, but also because it is waterproof good opportunity bad parts, the original degree will be higher, in addition Rolex in the common market, Rolex customer service is well done, so non original alternatives are relatively rare.

Practicability

There are two keys to a watch. The first point is that it doesn’t damage when worn. Antique Rolex although more than 4-50 years, but the time is still very accurate, waterproof is still very strong, you can also wear normally. Second: good appearance, antique Rolex popular in recent years as well as a major reason: it is in line with the trend of large table size, antique Rolex Datejust, is 35mm, Day-Date, 36mm, drowner Daytona is 40mm.

Maintain value

Rolex has always been famous for its value, but only in comparison with other brands. Antique Rolex preservation is justified, justified, with the above two points of its own conditions and the number of audience groups, the number of tenure, not by sheer speculation. Can such watches be unpopular?

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Which brands have square watches?

There are many, such as Longines, Jaeger Le Coulter square watch, OMEGA, Rolex, PERREGAUX, TAG Heuer, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Pigeut, Lange, Famulan, NOMOS and so on the history of the brand has a square watch classic.

 

I’m afraid it’s one of the most popular square watches. It’s not just square, but it can flip. A lot of it is two-sided. It’s very wonderful

Girard-Perregaux

PERREGAUX’s 1945 is its very important series, characterized by pointer scale, in addition, the side lines have a good arc, wearing particularly comfortable.

 

Cartier TANK

Mention square watch, must think of Cartire. It should be said that Santos is the ancestor of watches, of course, is also the founder of square watches

 

Tiffany

To celebrate the launch of the Tiffany brand was founded in 180th anniversary Square Watch, model Ref. 61522514. gold high polished shell, width 27mm, thickness 6.9mm. inspired by the 1920s a Tiffany antique table. The digital Arabia huge church needle, minute track circle.

 

NOMOS

NOMOS watch is very unique, such as the NOMOS TETRA series 435 watch, the watch is equipped with a manual mechanical movement, square case is made of stainless steel, has a power reserve display table, 29.5 mm in diameter, 30 meters waterproof.

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What dual time zone watches are suitable for people who often travel?

For a pointer-type watch, the dual time zone watch has two adjustable clocks, one hour clock indicating the local (first time zone), and the other time indicating the time of the second time zone. Of course, there are watches that have dials, marked with the world’s time zones (each time zone is represented by one of the famous cities), and the second time zone is read by turning the dial.

Aibo EPOS Sportive series 3416.122.50.35.24 mechanical male watch

When you first see this square watch, you may not think it will be Aibo’s works. Gold-plated case with the atmosphere square black dial with, look low-key and stylish. The dial is the secret and special place in the watch, and above the big dial is that we usually see the time, the Arabic numerals with red small seconds.

And the following small dial is the other place’s time, day and night, the two dates, a strong dual time zone function, watch equipped with ETA 2671 movement. The use of dual movement to achieve a dual time zone function, the wearer in the global travel, or travel in different places can be real time to calculate the local time.

Kurwa Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador historian series 3194D.1A mechanical male watch

Kurvo at this price, is elegant and retro. The same with the Paris nail decorated the dial, but this watch is equipped with a 6 o’clock position is a dual time zone display small dial. In contrast, 12 o’clock position under the double open large window of the calendar display, the watch blue steel minute full of luminous material, in the night issued light.

In order to balance the visual beauty of the dial, Kurvo on the left and right sides of the dial inlaid Aladdin Doble Hora words, that this is a GMT dual time zone display with a watch. Full of soft Louisiana natural crocodile leather strap to watch the retro atmosphere is more intense, it is worth mentioning that the strap also has a quick break function, very convenient daily maintenance.

Rolex ROLEX-Greenwich II Series 116710LN mechanical male watch

Speaking about that dual time zone, how can we not talk about Rolex Greenwich? It table body with a 904L stainless steel, waterproof depth of 100 meters. With the same ceramic outer ring as green ghosts, a dual time zone adjustment function, very suitable for frequent foreigners. While the strap with Rolex exclusive easy to wrist strap, according to the use of automatic adjustment to the comfortable degree of relaxation. Movement of the Parachrom gossamer, with anti-magnetization function.

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Rolex ghost king and water ghost, which one do you think is more classic?

The so-called classic: refers to a typical, authoritative; enduring forever; after the history of choice out of the “most valuable”, the most able to express the essence of the industry; the most representative; the most perfect works.

Rolex water ghosts, today refers to the submariner and sea-dweller, was born in the fifties of last century, from the initial 6204 to the later 5512,5513, and for the French salvage company comex special 5514, military watch 5517 … … then later 1680, 16800,14060,16600,16610,16610lv green water ghost, and then to today’s 114060,116610LN … … and so on, plus more precious metal version, which is the most representative of the Rolex diving table works Is the classic.

What is the King of Ghosts? deepsea. Table diameter 43, waterproof 3900 meters, 18 mm thick, model 116660. This is the only species in recent years, in order to pursue the ultimate depth of diving and catch up with the popular trend of the birth of a large table. The reason why called ghost king, because the big, thick, waterproof the deepest.

So, who is the classic, self-evident.

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The charm of mature men | three low-key luxury watches recommended

Low-key luxury seems to be the favorite word for luxury media. Not only expensive, but not so noticeable, with some people do not want to reveal the rich psychological. Today brings you three low-key luxury watches, let’s see their charm.

Watch brand: Vacheron Constantin
Watch thickness: 6.79 mm
Watch review: two pin design watches, usually are the connotation of existence. Just like the Vacheron Constantin rose, the two pin watch is full of mature and restrained breath. 18K rose gold to create a perfect round watchcase, after polishing treatment, showing a golden rose full and attractive beauty, elegant and solemn. Silver dial, rose gold and rose gold standard stereo when the central two needle silhouetted against each other, showing excellent visual experience. Equipped with a mature and stable dark brown crocodile leather watchband.

Watch brand: Patek Philippe
Case diameter: 39 mm
Watch a comment: this watch is a new watch launched in 2013 , its low-key lies in appearance does not see any complex functional design, material is also a low-key 18K platinum watch, but really fine at the bottom is provided with a dust cover, open the dust cover before one can see Patek Philippe in the Polish movement the beautiful and fine attainments.

Watch brand: Rolex

Case diameter: 40 mm
Watch review: as a model of honorable watches, it has been well received by influential people since it came out. The new calendar, with a new generation of Rolex Cal.3255 type machine, only has 14 patents in the new movement, accuracy, reliability, and power reserve shockproof antimagnetic performance are very good, this movement also represents Rolex’s most skilled movement, even hidden in the oyster shell is not at the end of, but still the gold sleeve technology. White dial new paint with white dial, dial by repeated heating cycle painting process, showing a flawless white, with high purity platinum standard.

 

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Why do we love them? Rolex Daytona 116508 and IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph.

Why do we love it?Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 In Yellow Gold With Green DialWhy do we love them? Rolex Daytona 116508 and IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph.

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

What Is It?

This is the reference 116508, and it’s the well-known Daytona but in yellow gold with a green dial and red accents. Sure, the steel/ceramic combo got all the attention (like, seriously, all the attention), but we were able to see this watch at Baselworld privately and loved it. Now that it is out in the world for everyone to see, we can finally talk about it. In person, the dial color is much more of a deep emerald green than it looks in the press images  (Jack almost had a heart attack when he saw it, in keeping with his weakness for gold Rolexes).

Why Do We Love It?

Because if you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re pretty big Daytona fans here at HODINKEE HQ, and I am personally into a bit of bling. It’s also almost the polar opposite of the Daytona that everyone’s talking about right now, and a bit of a contrarian’s solution to the popularity and, some would say, overexposure of the steel/ceramic modeld.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

What Is It?

This cool worldtime chronograph from IWC is another one that sadly seemed to get lost in the year’s shuffle. This watch is particularly cool as it allows the wearer to change the timezone simply by turning the bezel to the correct city. This technology was initially invented by Michael Vogt and his company Vogard. IWC later purchased this technology, and voila! You have the 45mm Timezoner Chronograph. On top of this new worldtime function, the watch features a flyback chronograph, 24-hour indication, summer time indication, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, time (duh) and date.

Why Do We Love It?

This watch features an in-house IWC caliber (89760) movement and the classic aviator styling. It’s also a great example of IWC reinterpreting complications in new, practical ways (with some help from acquired technology, if we’re being fair). Worldtime and travel time watches can be difficult and clumsy to use, but this one’s extremely easy. Some folks find it too big and/or too busy, and while there is something to both objections, we loved the combination of a chronograph with a great, and unusual, implementation of a dual time zone complication.

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Yellow gold-Rolex Daytona

This week, we focus on a yellow gold Rolex Daytona ref. 6263, with a truly stunning black dial. We have also selected a pair of dive watches, a 1960s Longines with a tropical dial and a 1970s Zenith with a funky orange dial.

Longines Diver Ref. 7150-1, With Tropical Dial

Longines Diver 7150-1

Longines (LONGINES)  was founded in Switzerland in 1832, has more than 184 years of long history and exquisite craft, in the field of sports also has a prominent time tradition and excellent experience.

Longines as the world championship timer and the International Federation of partners, Longines brand internationally renowned for its elegant watch, is also the world’s leading watch manufacturer Swatch Group S.A., a member under.

Longines Diver 7150-1 Tropical

The dealer LunarOyster offers this tropical Longines Diver 7150-1 for $16,000.

Yellow Gold Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263, With Black Sigma Dial

Rolex Daytona Reference 6263

The vintage Rolex Daytona seems ubiquitous in auction catalogs these days, but finding a nice yellow gold one always proves a challenge. Of those, the ref. 6263 is one of the most actively pursued, especially with a black dial. Visually, the appeal is easy to get, the black bezel and back dial contrasting nicely with the yellow gold case. And the screw-down pushers give even more presence to the 37mm case, in addition to the increased water resistance .

Rolex Daytona Yellow gold

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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

What may seem like a few minor design changes here and there actually mean a lot of serious firsts with the new-for-2017 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 50th Anniversary model reference 126600, making this replacement of the Sea-Dweller 4000 one of the more important releases of Baselworld 2017.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

First and foremost, let’s begin with the tech specs, as with this new reference 126660, the Rolex Sea-Dweller has received five major updates: first, it has grown from 40mm to 43 millimeters wide, making for a very considerable difference between the Sea-Dweller 50th Anniversary and the Submariner (which is 40mm). Second, it received a cyclops over the date, a first for a Rolex Sea-Dweller and as controversial an update as the growth in size. Third, it is now powered not by the 3135 but the updated 3235 caliber (the same as the Datejust 41 reviewed here). Fourth, it has a redesigned bracelet that is now wider and makes for a more secure fit on the wrist. Last, but not least, it pays tribute to the original Sea-Dweller of 1967.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

While in this regard the added width makes sense, the new-found cyclops – again, new for the Rolex Sea-Dweller altogether – arguably is an even more controversial decision. The Rolex Sea-Dweller, some argued, from the get-go should have been a larger alternative to the No-Date and Date Submariner models (instead, all three watches thus far had been 40mm wide) – but the cyclops, even Rolex admits, is a less obvious and more controversial addition.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

A lesser-known fact is that the original Rolex Sea-Dweller of 1967 did not have a cyclops because when Rolex added it to the plexiglass front, it caused structural weaknesses in it and ultimately caused it to shatter before reaching the desired depth rating – and so the cyclops was omitted. The Rolex Sea-Dweller all until 2017 has maintained its cyclops-free looks, making yet another reason for it to be a Submariner alternative (as, clearly, not everyone is a fan of the cyclops-look). Now, in this regard, the Rolex Sea-Dweller is more in line with all other collections, with only the Deepsea now standing out from the rest, as it still does not have a cyclops over its date aperture.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

The movement, as we have noted, is the new 3235, an automatic, fully Rolex-designed and -made caliber that complies with Rolex’s -2/+2 second daily accuracy (all details here) and offers an extended 70 hours of power reserve over the previous Rolex Sea-Dweller’s 48 hours. It, hence, features Rolex’s high-capacity mainspring barrel, its Chronergy escapement with paramagnetic nickel-phosphorous pallet fork and escape wheel, Paraflex shock absorbers, Parachrom hairspring, a large balance wheel with Microstella variable inertia lugs and an operating frequency of 4Hz. It is the latest and greatest tech-fest that Rolex can offer at the moment.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

The new Rolex Sea-Dweller’s 904L Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterlock safety clasp, Fliplock extension system for an added 26mm of reach along with the Rolex Glidelock system for 2mm-increment fine adjustments over a distance of 20mm. Typical Rolex Sea-Dweller feats such as the black Cerachrom bezel with PVD-applied platinum numerals, flat front sapphire crystal and 1,220m of water resistance enforced by a helium escape valve inside the left side of the case (see its components below) remain present.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Available exclusively with a black dial with white gold hands and indices and Chromalight lume, the stand-out feature (if we can call it that) here is the red Sea-Dweller designation over the usual depth rating and COSC certification reminder.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Last year, when everyone was expecting a new Daytona, I don’t find it a stretch to say that many were looking forward to seeing something really quite close to the Newman Daytonas of old, or at least a perfect panda dial – and yet, Rolex has decided to tip-toe their way around that. A few years ago, the re-launch of the Pepsi-bezel GMT was also close to its predecessor but very clearly different in its colors than the original. Here, however, we are looking at a clear reference to one of the defining aesthetic elements of an early Rolex collection, making it a small change, but possibly a significant one to many Rolex fans.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Anyhow, the 43mm-wide Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is the new and only Rolex Sea-Dweller in town from now on, as it fully replaces the 40mm-wide Sea-Dweller 4000. It looks bold and feels heavy on the wrist, but it carries that heft in a much more balanced manner when compared to how its predecessor had done.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

What truly makes it an interesting step on Rolex’s part is how the new Rolex Sea-Dweller now blends more into the Rolex dive watch range with its cyclops fitted over its date, and how it stands out with its boldly different 43mm-wide diameter. In closing, it is worth imagining what this watch would have been like without the red text and the cyclops but everything as it is now – it would have made for a long-expected update bringing on better proportions and a larger alternative to those who have been on the lookout for something larger than a Submariner but not as bold as the Deepsea.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

As it stands now, however, it certainly cannot be called another safe step from Rolex – they admittedly made the controversial decision of not only considerably upping the size but also adding the cyclops, rendering this a truly new Rolex Sea-Dweller that offers more than a mere face-lift (and not just by Rolex standards). Price for the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 isCHF10,800 including tax.

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Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610

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Rolex is as much a lifestyle as it is a watch brand, but we feel that a hands-on Rolex Submariner review is still necessary as it is meant to be worn and used. The company is a legend, and their products are the cornerstone of an industry that sells dreams, status, quality and ideally, value. Whether or not individual entities in the luxury industry can deliver on these promises is a different story, but what makes Rolex so famous is its consistent ability to actually deliver these goals to a large degree. So today I look at probably the most popular Rolexproduct, the Rolex Submariner.

For review, I am looking at two Rolex Submariner models in steel. These represent the newest generation Rolex Submariner timepieces and are often referred to as the Rolex Submariner Date and Rolex Submariner No Date. The difference between them should be clear. One has a date window with magnifier over that window on the sapphire crystal, while the No Date has none of that for a cleaner looking dial. While the difference is minor, it is these little differences which are important to Rolex fans, and the price difference between the two is not inconsequential. UPDATE: Check our long-term Rolex Submariner 114060 watch review on aBlogtoWatch for even more.

While I am very well-versed in all things “watches,” I don’t consider myself to be a Rolex expert compared to many people that I know. I have a basic understanding of the brand’s history, the evolution of its products, and what is appealing about watches like the Rolex Submariner. Other people have extremely detailed knowledge of each and every product, hard-to-find timepieces, differences in products as they evolves, etc… The purpose of this review is to discuss the modern Rolex Submariner to the mainstream watch lovers and those interested in why this is a worthy timepiece. In short, the Rolex Submariner started the dive watch craze that made those types of sport watches the most desirable type of timepiece on the planet – and with its crown logo, the Rolex Submariner thematically rules over the lot.

The Movement

Let me state now that the Rolex Submariner is not the most expensive, most durable, most complicated, or best looking high-end dive watch around. There are dozens of more expensive steel sport watches, and tons that can take much more of a beating. Rolex is also known for making very good, but simple movements (for the most part). Rolex mechanical movements have a reputation for being rather accurate, long-lived, and easy to work on. Many of the watch makers that I’ve spoken to voice positive sentiments in working on Rolex movements. Still, servicing a mechanical watch is not all that cheap.

Inside of these two Rolex Submariner models are two different movements (because one contains the date and the other doesn’t) but practically speaking they are more or less the same. The Rolex Submariner Date (Ref. 116610 AKA 116610LN) contains the in-house made Rolex caliber 3135 automatic movements, while the Rolex Submariner No Date contains the Rolex caliber 3130. Both of the movements feature Rolex’s newer Parachrom hairsprings and have a power reserve of about two days when fully wound. Rolex also has the majority of their watches (including all Rolex Submariner models) COSC Chronometer certified. The 3135 and 3130 are about as good as can be hoped for from relatively basic three-hand automatic movements. No one per se buys a Rolex for the movement, but at the same time, the movements don’t really leave much to be desired given the price and intended use. They are durable and mechanically sound – enough said.

The Design

Rolex claims to have invented the water-tight watch case with the Oyster. True enough, they did produce the first commercially noteworthy water resistant watch with the Oyster. For that reason you see the “Oyster” label on a lot of Rolex products, even though there isn’t a Rolex watch called the Oyster these days. It is a signifier that the watch is water resistant. Of course, the Rolex Submariner is more than just that. Originally designed as a commercial diver’s watch in the 1950s, the Rolex Submariner today has a water resistance of 300 meters and a design that is incredibly similar to the original. This design that mixes sport and professional looks is one of the key factors to the design’s success. The dial of the Rolex Submariner is clever, yet easy on the eyes. The black and white design is meant to offer a high contrast for easy reading of the time. The lumed indicators and hands are meant to make it easy to read in the dark. A different style of hour and minute hand are there for legibility, and a special character for the 12 o’clock indicator is meant to make it easy to mentally orient the dial when looking at it from the side.

 

Rolex also uses 18k white gold on the dial for the hands and hour indicators. A few years ago Rolex switched from a green toned lumed to a blue one. This not only made the lume glow blue, but allows for it to look more white during the day. Rolex also increased the size of the hands and hour markers a few years ago when they introduced their “Maxi dial” style which I personally liked, but of course proved controversial. Every change the brand makes is controversial, even when they did something small such as removing the lug spring bar holes on the exterior of the case. The Rolex Submariner dial is a testament to legibility and functionality. The Rolex Submariner is a tool watch with a slick design that lasted the test of time. It is good because it was never design to be anything more than a good looking, legible dial. It is a tool, and we like tools that work well. Rolex also makes their own dials. Precision machining and printing on the dial is very good. When you look at a Rolex Submariner’s dial closeup, you’ll notice that the lume is evenly applied, and that everything is cut very well.

The Case

Even though the Rolex Submariner is a tool watch at heart, Rolex knows it is a luxury item today. So there are little things here and there meant for looks more than function. A good example is the sapphire crystal. Rolex applies a coat of AR on the bottom of the crystal, but not on the top. This allows for the top of the crystal to be reflective and sort of makes it more shiny to onlookers. This is arguably a design decision by Rolex to make their products stand out more. It works too. The Rolex Submariner case has changed very little over the years, but each improvement is welcome. The current size of the Rolex Submariner is 40mm wide, but it wears large for that size. This is because of the lug structure. I would say that the piece wears closer to a 42mm wide watch.

Rolex famously uses plain casebacks on its watches. The Rolex Submariner’s screw-in caseback is devoid of any markings. The watches I have for review were loaned from our friends at the Rolex boutique nearby in Beverly Hills. We agreed not to remove the protective plastic on the sides of case, which you’ll probably see in the pictures. There is also a type of bar code on the side of the case which is a serial identifier. That is removed when people buy the watch. Rolex uses a grade of steel called 904L. Most steel watches use 316L steel. The differences are minor, but involve more corrosion resistance in 904L steel from what I understand. So if your Rolex Submariner spends a lot of time in saltwater, then it will look better.

It is widely known that Rolex is fanatical about their metal. They do a lot of metallurgy in-house, and not all steel of the same grade is made equal. I’ve seen a lot of steel watches in my time and can say that no one makes steel or polishes a case quite like Rolex – and they so do fantastically using high-tech machines in rather large production volumes. This isn’t about tiny details, but rather that the steel of a Rolex Submariner looks and feels a bit different than the steel of other watches. This is of course due in part thanks to Rolex’s amazing brushed finishing that is applied to much of the Rolex Submariner case. Other parts of the case (such as the sides) are given a polished finish. These “alternating finishes” help the case to look its best.

Around the dial is a rotating diver’s bezel which is more or less a standard element on the majority of dive watches. This bezel can be turned by your hand and gives you the ability to line up the 12 o’clock point with the minute hand to measure something that is up to 60 minutes long. This has a purpose while diving, but most people use it to measure short things like parking meters and cooking times while being an at-home chef. The bottom line is that even though the Rolex Submariner is a diver’s watch, a very small percentage of the people who own it dive. Why buy a dive watch then? Well it is really about an appreciation for what a dive watch can do and what it represents. Activity, durability and exploration. While we aren’t engaged in these things all the time, we like to keep capable items near us.

 

The rotating bezel on the Submariner used to have an aluminum insert with the minute indicators printed on it, but a few years ago Rolex moved over to making ceramic bezels. This was a distinct upgrade and Rolex calls their ceramic “Cerachrom.” Sounds fancy right? The production process of the bezel include engraved numerals and lume. Some dive watches have lume in the entire bezel, but the Submariner is more traditional with a single lume point (pip) at 12 o’clock. The black ceramic bezel is shinier than aluminum, but is much more durable and very scratch resistant. Ceramic bezels are a wonderful thing. Among the various Rolex Submariner models available you can get ceramic bezels in black, blue, and green.

On the wrist, the Rolex Submariner is a very comfort friendly watch. Rolex has had literally decades to improve the design. It feels so natural on your wrist and for a dive watch it doesn’t have a very tall profile either. There is a good reason that many people choose the Rolex Submariner as a daily wear. Aside from being very comfortable, the Rolex Submariner has the added quality of looking good on most wrists. Plus, it has versatile style that seemingly works with everything from jeans and t-shirt to practically a tuxedo. Very few watches can claim that.

 

The Bracelet

Rolex offered a significant bracelet upgrade for its newest generation Rolex Submariner models. The most important elements of the upgrade are the bracelet’s profile and ability to be micro-adjusted. More on that in a second. For years, the Rolex Submariner bracelet was a three-link tapering steel bracelet. Tapering means that the lugs get narrower closer to the deployant clasp. This actually helps the bracelet be more comfortable, and visually makes the case look a bit larger. Few brands make bracelets with tapering links because it increases the numbers of part types they need to produce to make them. Though I recommend tapering bracelets when they are available.

For many years, Rolex deployant clasps stuck out awkwardly under your wrist. With the newest generation bracelets, they offer a much more clean profile – which was a welcome improvement. A lot of people buy the Rolex Submariner over other Rolex watches because of its Glidelock adjustment system. The idea is that you can micro-adjust the size of the bracelet within a few millimeters on the fly. This means that as your wrist naturally expands, you can re-size the bracelet with ease, or increase the size of the bracelet to be worn over a jacket or dive suit. The design and comfort of the bracelet should not be under-estimated, nor should you ignore these elements as a major selling point behind this model of Rolex watch. Sadly Rolex doesn’t offer the Glidelock system with even similar watches such as the Explorer II – though you can get it in the beefier Deepsea models. As an interesting tangent, you should check out the spring-loaded system thatRolex/Tudor designed for the Pelagos here.

 

The Value

Now it all comes down to cost in the end. For some people a Rolex Submariner is a cheap daily wear, but for many people it is an item of aspiration with a price in the several thousand dollars. Over the years, the price of Rolex Submariner watches has creeped up to rather ambitious levels. Rolex still sells them in large quantities. The good news is that unlike many luxury watches, Rolex timepieces tend to hold value very well, and that is especially the case with the Rolex Submariner. While you probably aren’t going to get rich buying one, you will likely be able to resell it for a price close to what you paid for it. That is good news for people who like to upgrade or switch watches every few years, or if you are in a financial pinch.

As I said, the Rolex Submariner Date and No Date models have two different prices attached to them. The difference in price has to do with the date complication and really depends on what you like. Though the roughly $1,000 difference is appreciable. Some people hate the “cyclops” magnifier on the dial and love the clean look of a simple dial. Others feel that it is only a real Rolex with the date window and crystal bubble. For the Rolex Submariner Date ref. 116610LN the price is$8,550, and the Rolex Submariner 114060 is retails for $7,500.

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Do you know the history of Rolex?

Rolex (Rolex) is a classic brand in the Swiss watch industry. It is known for designing and creating watches specifically for  special populations of sportsmen and adventurers.  The first sign of Rolex was an open fingers of the hand, it said that the brand  of watches is crafted by hand, and later evolved into a registered trademark of the crown, to show their dominance in the field of  watches, and the Rolex Regal in watchmaking.

 

Rolex (Rolex) is a famous Swiss watch manufacturer, formerly known as Wilsdorf and Davis (W&D). First, it was managed by the German Hans Wisdorf and Davies British in London in 1905. In 1908, Hans Wisdorf was registered in La Schade Finn (La Chaux-de- Fonds) in Switzerland and was renamed ROLEX. After a century of development, Rolex company has 19 subsidiaries, 24 large service centers in the world’s major cities, become the market share of one of the great brand watches.

 

 

Rolex is creative and full of energy, seek to improve the quality, for Rolex, “morality” is the key. The design style of Rolex watches “stable, suitable, not flashy”, has been respected, and the precision and durability make Rolex extraordinary worth. Rolex watches each technician has the same faith, that is, everything must be better.

 

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For a century, Rolex has become a classic symbol of elegance and excellence by virtue of its superior performance, distinguished style and innovative techniques.

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Rolex Watches: Reviews on the Rolex Lady Watches

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ROLEX Oyster Perpetual 168623-78753 Yellow Mechanical Lady Watch Which country is rolex from? Let me tell you here, the rolex is from the beautiful country Switzerland, and it is a classic brand of the Swiss watch industry. The first flag of Rolex watches is a open finger palm, it says the brand’s watch was crafted by hand completely, which later evolved into the crown of a registered trademark to show its supremacy in the field of watches, showing its position among all the Swiss branded watches. Today we are also to bring a few rolex ladies watches to appreciate with you all here, and if want to know more, just don’t go away.

The lady automatic mechanical watch of the Rolex Perpetual series has the capable and experienced features of the men watches, but it is more releasing the elegant temperament in this watch. Stainless steel gold watch case is connected with the watch strap, which is elegant and noble and more can reveal status; the unique scale on the gold dial lets a person has the feeling of the new ideas and fresh.
 The finest champagne color, the watch did not drunk but a person did. The attractive color and the joker design, no matter you are to attend any occasion it can rein. The wrist charm is beginning from it, automatic mechanical watch movement, let the wrist watch do not fear the test of time, and the time is on your wrist all the time. Choose it, add taste for your life.
Made with stainless steel material + 18 k gold, 3 o ‘clock calendar display window on the silver dial – the whole watch shows nobility, date, three needles and other display functions, which adds practicability for this Rolex watch. The golden watch bezel is around the whole watch, which is elegant and not tacky.
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Do you know where the name of “Rolex” come grom?

Here’s where the name ‘Rolex’ really came from

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Does the name ‘Rolex’ actually mean anything?

Rolex is a storied brand — one of, if not
the most notable in the watchmaking world.

So it’s surprising how relatively little there is to know about the beginnings of the 100-plus-year-old brand. Even something as simple as where its name came from is shrouded in mystery.

Rolex, for its official brand story, plays it pretty simple. According the brand’s official website, founder Hans Wilsdorf wanted his new brand of watches to have a short name that could be said in any language.

Most importantly, he wanted something that looked good on the watches themselves, and that was symmetrical in capital letters.

“I tried combining the letters of the alphabet in every possible way,” Wilsdorf supposedly said, according to Rolex. “This gave me some hundred names, but none of them felt quite right. One morning, while riding on the upper deck of a horse-drawn omnibus along Cheapside in the City of London, a genie whispered ‘Rolex’ in my ear.”

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If that seems incomplete to you, you’re not alone. Adding a bit of colour to the story is an essay in NYU’s Stern Business School newsletter, written by adjunct professor of management David Liebeskind, who claims that Wilsdorf also thought “Rolex” seemed like an onomatopoeia of a watch ticking.

So, basically it doesn’t really mean anything. (Some have suggested that it’s short for “horological excellence,” but there’s no proof that Wilsdorf ever claimed that.)

It also hides the brand’s English roots, as the brand began in London in 1908 and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919.

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Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116710LN

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116710LN
Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116710LNA decade ago, Rolex launched the steel-only GMT-Master II, which went on to enjoy instant success due to its lower price and refined details that appealed to both new-gen watch geeks and old school Rollie collectors.Unlike the other Rolex sports models such as the Daytona that draws its inspiration from the namesake motorsports rally or the Submariner with its dive-ready features, the GMT-Master II has always been a favourite of the watch club.

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 6542
While the steel-only GMT-Master II was launched in 1997, the GMT-Master has actually been around for over five decades. The first GMT-Master Ref. 6542 (above) was introduced in 1955 in collaboration with Pan American World Airways. The airline company had just kicked off its transatlantic routes and their pilots needed a wristwatch that could tell the home and away times at a single glance. The GMT-Master offered the perfect solution.

After that, the watch went through several tweaks such as movement upgrades, new bezels and colours from the ‘50s all the way up to ‘80s. In 1983, Rolex revamped the GMT model by releasing the GMT-Master II Ref.16790 that featured an extra thick case and large crown guards, earning it the nickname “Fat Lady”.

In 2005, the 50th anniversary model was launched with a green dial (Ref.116718 KN) and a slew of enamouring qualities such as a ceramic bezel (instead of aluminium ones) that rotates in one-hour increments, Triplock crown, maxi dial with larger hands and indexes, and the Calibre 3186 with blue Parachrom hairspring for enhanced precision. These new features soon became a mainstay of the watch and marked a new era for the GMT pieces.

When worn on the wrist, the Ref. 116710LN is a fuss-free two-time zone watch that is super easy to use and offers great versatility. The contrasting black dial and white Super-LumiNova indicators, separate 24-hour hand, anti-reflective cyclops lens, scratch-resistant ceramic bezel and Superlative Chronometer-certified performance produce a perfect combination of purpose and build.

Rolex GMT Batman
As mentioned earlier, the attractive price of RM32,650 makes this watch an extremely desirable piece especially when compared to the yellow gold version and green bezel limited editions (from the 50th anniversary revamp) as well as newer models like the ‘Pepsi’ in white gold or ‘Batman’ (above) in steel.
At the end of the day, this is a timepiece that emphasises function and versatility over style. That’s not to say it isn’t a looker. In particular, it hits the right spot compared to its flashy brethren, with the black and steel combo making it a superbly understated yet elegant watch.

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The story I collect Rolex

One of my hobbies was watch collecting and I used to have a good collection of wristwatches, especially Rolex watches. To complement my hobby, I had an internet forum called TURF which is the acronym for The Ultimate Rolex Forum. I moderated TURF from 1998 to 2001 and it was a very exciting time for me because the board managed to gather thousands of watch lovers from all over the world and in particular many Rolex collectors and experts. To concentrate on my photography, I stopped watch collecting in 2001and sold most of my watches, after having being an avid watch collector for more than 30 years. I also stopped moderating TURF and started Penang Talk, later Taiping Talk and then Ipoh Talk.

Below you will also see a list of selected messages written by the former participants of TURF and later archived as TURF Nuggets. They make up one of the best sources of info available about watches in general and Rolex in particular. Whether you have in interest in watches or not, you will find them enjoyable to read. Check out the island where I live. They call it the Pearl of the Orient and where Rolex watches are tax free.

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During my Rolex collecting days and also when I was moderating TURF, one of the most asked questions was how to tell a fake Rolex from a real one. Well, I would like to start by saying it is getting harder all the time but there are a few fundamental steps which one can follow to avoid being duped. To start with, please remember that modern Rolex watches have no “clear casebacks” or “skeleton backs”. These skeleton backs allow you to view the watch’s mechanism or movement. I remember someone posted a message to TURF saying that a couple of vintage Rolex watches (circa 1930) have clear casebacks. I have never seen such watches but it is sufficient for you to remember that as a general rule, Rolex does not make skeleton back cases in their production watches and so, if you see one, it is most likely a fake. Once when I was in Hong Kong, I saw a “Yachtmaster” with a clear caseback and it was obviously a fake and a bad one at that. Avoid all “Rolexes” with clear casebacks.

If you see a Rolex with a date function, check out the magnification of the date. The real Rolex has the date magnified more than the fake .This is especially true in the Submariner with date and the Explorer II. However, please note that the Seadweller is an exception, where the magnification is minimal. If you can manage to get a real Rolex and a fake one, a side-by-side comparison will show you the obvious difference. Take a good look at my Explorer II on top of this page. The magnification of the date should be something as large as that.

If you see a Rolex with an “engraved caseback”, it is most likely a fake because Rolex does not engrave their casebacks except for the Seadweller where the words “Rolex Oyster Original Gas Escape Valve” are engraved in a circular manner. However, please note that all Rolexes have a hologram sticker affixed to the caseback and the new hologram sticker is ” three dimensional” which allows it to be viewed from all angles. The fake sticker is “flat” and can easily be distinguished from the real hologram sticker.

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Rolex Daytona can be used as a stop watch. It is not easy to make a counterfeit Rolex Daytona and I have yet to see one that will confuse me.

The latest Rolexes have a “crown” or “coronet” etched on the watch crystal at the six o’clock position.

If you have a set of Rolex serial numbers, it is possible to determine whether a Rolex is a fake by checking the serial number engraved on the watch. The serial number of a fake or real Rolex is engraved (etched) between the lugs. However, to do this, you will have to know what these numbers signify and your local Rolex dealer can probably help you. It is enough for you to know that those numbers are often “badly engraved” on the watch and most fakes from the same supplier carry the same number.

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What a race car driver Rolex! Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch

Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch

Race Car Driver Bobby Allison’s Flat Bezel Tropical Dial Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch Hands-On

Today we will share real stories about real Rolex watches and discuss what makes both the watches and their very personal histories so unique and appealing.
Given Rolex’s tool watch heritage, it was only a matter of time before the company started manufacturing watches that were resistant to more than just moisture and dirt. As electricity proliferated throughout modern industry during the 1950s, some individuals found that the electromagnetic fields emitted by the equipment around them wreaked havoc on their wristwatches. Rolex embraced electricity’s presence and decided to create a watch that could withstand the conditions of the modern day work environment. In 1958, they released a watch that was prepared to deal with these new demands: the Rolex Milgauss, reference 6541.

Race Car Driver Bobby Allison’s Flat Bezel Tropical Dial Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch Hands-On

The name Milgauss was created by combining two words: mille (Latin for a thousand) and gauss, the unit of measurement for magnetic forces. The name was intended to be an ever-present reminder that the watch was designed to withstand electromagnetic forces greater than 1,000 gauss. Rolex was able to achieve this feat by encasing the entire movement inside a Faraday cage. The Faraday cage (first invented by Michael Faraday in 1836) works by redistributing electromagnetic charges throughout the cage’s conducting material, thus neutralizing the effects present inside the cage.

The reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss came in two variations: one with a rotating bezel, featuring a minute scale (similar to that of a Submariner), and one with a large, fixed, flat bezel that was primarily intended for U.S. markets. Both versions were fitted with a lightning bolt-shaped seconds hand – an ever-present reminder of the Milgauss’s electromagnetic resilience.

Race Car Driver Bobby Allison’s Flat Bezel Tropical Dial Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch Hands-On

The rotating bezel variant of the reference 6541 is truly unique among the Milgauss line of watches, as it most closely resembles an early iteration of Rolex’s Submariner. However, the flat bezel version of the reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss marks the point in the watch line’s history where the famous electromagnetic timepiece started to take its final form.

Although it was originally invented for scientists and medical technicians working in the proximity of high-powered lab equipment, the reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss found an early following with members of the professional automobile-racing world. While it did not possess any features specifically tailored to racing, the Rolex Milgauss reference 6541’s sports-oriented style and lightning bolt-shaped seconds hand made it aesthetically fitting for those whose career revolved around the pursuit of speed.

Race Car Driver Bobby Allison’s Flat Bezel Tropical Dial Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch Hands-On

Among the various automobile racing personnel to take interest in the reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss was American professional stock car driver and owner, Bobby Allison. Born December 3rd, 1937 in Miami, Florida, Robert Arthur “Bobby” Allison entered his first race as a senior at Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School. As he was only 17 years old at the time, Allison required his parents’ permission in order to participate in the race. When his mother gave her reluctant approval, she believed it would only be for a single event; she had no idea that her son would go on to become one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers of all time. Throughout his career, Bobby Allison earned 84 credited victories, including the 1983 Winston Cup championship; and the Daytona 500, which he won three separate times, in 1978, 1982, and 1988.

Bobby Allison was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in America in 1992, the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011. Allison is one of only eight drivers in the history of the sport to have won what is unofficially known as a Career Grand Slam. This feat includes winning the sport’s four majors: the Daytona 500, the Winston 500 at Talladega, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, and the Southern 500 at Darlington. After moving full-time to the Grand National circuit in 1965. Bobby Allison earned his first career victory on June 2, 1966, at the Oxford Plains Speedway. To celebrate his win, Allison purchased a reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss, and gifted it to his crew chief as a thank you present.

Race Car Driver Bobby Allison’s Flat Bezel Tropical Dial Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch Hands-On

The reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss that Bobby Allison purchased was one of the flat bezel variants intended for U.S. markets. Its thick, chunky case, combined with its black, “honeycomb” dial and lightning bolt-shaped seconds hand made for a distinctly sporty look that perfectly complimented the high-speed, racing lifestyle.

Although the reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss found an unexpected audience in members of the professional automobile-racing world, its overall sales were somewhat disappointing. Just four years before the release of the Milgauss, Rolex introduced both the GMT-Master and Submariner lines of watches, which competed directly with the Rolex Milgauss and consequently hindered its sales. While it was impressive from a technological standpoint, relatively few people in 1958 actually required the anti-magnetic capabilities of the Rolex Milgauss, and as a result, sales were rather lackluster. However, like many other vintage Rolex watches, the Rolex Milgauss reference 6541’s poor initial sales are part of the reason it is now sought after by collectors today.

The reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss gifted by Bobby Allison to his crew chief has remained incredibly well preserved throughout the decades. The Milgauss name is printed in red on the dial surface; however, the lightning bolt-shaped seconds hand lacks the red tip that only appears on later production runs of the reference 6541.

Race Car Driver Bobby Allison’s Flat Bezel Tropical Dial Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch Hands-On

Over the years, the black “honeycomb” dial of this particular Rolex Milgauss has turned a tropical brown color, which perfectly compliments the reference 6541’s vintage, sports-forward style. Although its original rivet link bracelet has long since been replaced by a later-era Oyster model, the case and bezel of the watch have remained unpolished, and the lugs are still nice and thick, with the bevels intact.

Most unique to Allison’s reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss is the engraving on its case-back which reads, “Bobby Allison / 1st. Modified / Permatex – 300 / 1966.” While a number of Rolex Milgauss reference 6541s were owned by high-profile drivers of the automobile racing world, only one Milgauss bears such an engraving, forever connecting it to its legendary previous owner. The Milgauss is important within Rolex’s history because it represents the company’s ongoing commitment to producing timepieces that thrive in conditions where others cannot. As the first-ever Rolex Milgauss, the reference 6541 is a rare and valuable watch that occupies an important place in Rolex’s tool watch history.

Race Car Driver Bobby Allison’s Flat Bezel Tropical Dial Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 Watch Hands-On

Part of what makes the Rolex Milgauss so interesting to collectors is that it largely missed its target demographic. Although it was initially intended for scientists and medical professionals, the reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss found its strongest following with members of the American professional automobile racing industry – not because it possessed complications or design elements specifically tailored racing, but rather because of its sporty visual appearance.

Some of history’s most famous and accomplished NASCAR drivers have purchased Rolex’s reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss. From Richard Petty to Bobby Allison and numerous more, Rolex’s watch for scientists found a home with racecar drivers. Whether it was purchased for personal use, or as a gift for a loyal crewmember or industry colleague, the reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss has a history that is inextricably (and entirely unintentionally) linked to the world of professional automobile racing.

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Cars, watches,which do you like?

Cars, watches,which do you like?Cars and watches, they just go so well together. Racing is what got me into watches, to begin with. So, for me, having a racing watch is essential. A racing watch is inspired by motor racing heritage and technology. It does not necessarily have to be a chronograph, but it should look racy. It should have a racy font to the numerals and it may be inspired by a particular race, brand or series. Wearing a racing watch is my way of expressing my two greatest passions- motor racing and timepieces. Here are my top ten racing pieces. Enjoy.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01, 45mm skeleton dial

TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 01

I have owned both the original 45mm model and the newer 43mm model. The 45mm skeleton dial is one watch I would love to have back again. I don’t care how affordable it may seem — this is one sensational racing timepiece. The skeleton dial just screams F1 racing and the in-house chronograph offers loads of satisfaction. This watch looks extreme and is an uncompromising, modern, fantastic expression of mechanical joy. This is actually the very first watch that comes to mind when thinking of my Top 10. As well, Red Bull’s F1 team actually uses an engine branded as TAG Heuer — this is a winner!

Hublot Unico Titanium Ferrari

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico Titanium 45 mm

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico Titanium 45 mm

Oh, you guys love to hate on Hublot! The official watch of Ferrari HAS to be on my list! I love this watch. It’s modern, racy, high end, inspired by Ferrari and it uses some cool materials. This has to be one of the coolest watches to wear to a Grand Prix… or to an outdoor BBQ party. Chances are that I will own a Hublot Ferrari watch before I own an actual Ferrari… and that’s fine by me! The day I pick up my Hublot, I’ll be staring at it too much to be able to shop for a Ferrari anyway!

Rolex Daytona Ceramic

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (Reference116500LN)

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (Reference116500LN)

Gorgeous. Beautiful. Classy. High end. Prestigious. Iconic. I’ll just stop there because if I have to explain THIS choice, then we really don’t connect!

I tasted this baby at the Grand Prix. Are you Canadian? Do you support Lance Stroll? Then you need this watch. The carbon fibre is gorgeous and the dial is racy. The rubber strap is exactly what you need for a hot, sunny day of racing. The price is pretty good and the wrist presence is great. Here is a great racing watch for an F1 fan!

Omega Dark Side of the Moon

Omega, Speedmaster “Dark Side Of The Moon”

You can debate whether this is a racing watch, but surely the Speedmaster lineage puts it in the motor racing club. I have tried, worn and handled this watch and it is one of my fantasy pieces. This is such a competent and beautiful chronograph with a high end movement and a racing vibe. Ohhhh…. I want one!

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s new R.S.17 racing car and the Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17

This is what racing watches are all about — a sensational timepiece born out of a partnership between Bell & Ross and Renault F1 team. I have yet to see one in the flesh, but I have seen enough to know that this is one lust-worthy racing timepiece.

IWC Ingenieur 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG

IWC Ingenieur 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG

IWC Ingenieur 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG

I much prefer some of the older IWC Mercedes watches, but this one has a gorgeous retro look. As a sponsor of the world champion Mercedes F1 team, you HAVE to include this watch on a top ten racing list. This is a pretty serious timepiece you can show off in the paddock or the board room.

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator

Porsche Design MONOBLOC ACTUATOR GMT Chronograph All Titanium

Porsche Design MONOBLOC ACTUATOR GMT Chronograph All Titanium

If you want a motor racing watch, why not buy a Porsche Design watch? This one is sleek and attractive with a proven ETA Valjoux movement. Its carbon fiber dial and rubber strap will look great in pit lane.

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The Rolex Daytona Story

history of daytona watch by rolex

The Rolex Daytona Story

The engine revving and high speed driving is thrilling. But capturing time when speed is your objective can be difficult. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is the perfect accessory for those seeking high performance, fine engineering and craftsmanship, and, of course, a passion for driving and speed. The Daytona is the best example of the Rolex chronography. It is reliable, waterproof, and self-winding, among its many features.

The Rolex Daytona and Paul Newman

The Rolex Daytona is named for the city where the first NASCAR race was held. Daytona has always been associated with racing, and the Rolex Daytona lives up to that reputation with its chronograph functions. Originally designed for racecar drivers, the Daytona shot to fame when Paul Newman sported his own model. Preceded by the Reference 6238, the Daytona evolved from a simple timekeeping watch to a “chronograph” watch that marked all types of information useful to those timing races.

The Daytona, or cosmograph, was originally launched in 1963. It was a new-generation chronograph, considered in many respects to be the ultimate chronograph. Dedicated to racing drivers, the Daytona provides the high performance accepted, while also remaining comfortable and elegant. It offers several features particular to drivers. The chronograph counters are easily seen, as they stand out clearly with strongly contrasting black and light color of the face and dials. The tachymetric scale, allowing the user to measure the average speed over a given distance, was moved from the dial to the circumference of the bezel. This new design feature, along with the contrasting coloring made the symbols far more legible.

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Daytona Features

In 2013, the Daytona became the first Oyster model in the Professional range to be offered in platinum. It also features a unique ice blue dial, exclusive to its Rolex platinum models. It is also equipped with a spectacular monobloc Cerachrom bezel. The Cerachrom is an exclusive Rolex innovation which offers exceptional resistance against scratching, as well as offering a beautiful and aesthetic appearance. The technical and sporty look of the Dayton make it instantly recognizable and timeless.

Rolex Professional watches are members of a ten year old category dedicated to various adventurers. For example, models such as the explorer were dedicated to explorers and mountaineers, offering special features that those in that particular experience could utilize. Like the explorer and Daytona watches, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a member of the Professional category, specially designed for those who pursue deep-sea diving.

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【Story 】 Would you ever wear a Rolex?

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Rolex Datejust II

Would I ever wear a Rolex? That’s the question. And I have an answer yet.

I have never been a Rolex guy. In my opinion, Rolex are made with supreme quality and use the most accurate and robust movements on Earth. They are made to the highest standards. I like every model of Daytona, I love the newer Datejust II, and I sort of like the Explorers. The Submariners are OK except for the awful hands. But, in general, I think Rolex have the worst style of all- old fashioned, far too small, gawdy, terrible.

But my issues with Rolex are not with the timepieces themselves, but rather with the people who wear them. You see, two types of people wear Rolex. First, you have real serious collectors and connaisseurs who wear Rolex. These men have means and choose Rolex for the rich history and unparalleled quality. Second, you have morons and douche bags who wear Rolex. These are men with money, but no knowledge of haute horology and no taste. You know the guy- he’s dumb but entrepreneurial. He started a business, worked hard, got lucky and sold it for millions. He figured he should have a great watch and Rolex was the only brand his friends knew about. Armed with a few bucks and a newspaper ad, he buys a two tone Submariner from his local AD. This man cannot get over the fact that his Rolex does not need a battery.

Now, this second category of Rolex owner is the reason why I might never wear a Rolex. I can’t stand him. I want a timepiece associated with sophistication, class, style and success and not a piece synonymous with rich morons. I don’t want to be confused with Rolex man #2.

The two pieces that could sway me are the Daytona chronograph and the Datejust II. The first is an iconic racing chronograph available in several mind blowing variations. The second is, perhaps, the ultimate dressy-yet-all-purpose timepiece ever made with near – perfect test results. I would seriously consider either of these. Plus, I am told that every serious collection must include at least one Rolex. I had a Tudor- does that count? Frankly, I prefer Tudor. The Pelagos and Fastrider are awesome.

But it does feel like there is some unfinished business while I have never owned a Rolex…

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My experience of buying a Rolex SubC No Date and how much I like it

Hi Everyone. I have been reading so much here, but never contributed anything. I really feel like sharing my experiences of purchasing a Rolex Sub C No Date. Hope you don’t mind.Following a long period of comparing various Rolex watches, mainly the Sub C, Explorer I, the GMT ceramic BLNB and also the Datejust (fluted bezel), my significant other can’t tolerate my nightly habit of ogling those watches anymore. Initially I hesitated due to the high price (to me at least), then started calling ADs in various cities, such as Berlin and Madrid and compare the prices. The prices in the city where I live is simply out of the question, much higher than in Europe, even VAT exempted.

Meanwhile I have not settled my decision yet whether to finally purchase the the Sub C or the Explorer I. To me, I was not very of the cyclop and although the date function is very useful, but I figured that I should start remembering dates daily, so the no date sub is what I have in mind. Finally, I thought that the silver Arabic numbers in the Explorer I was a little too big and too shiny. So the Sub C no date it was.

My inquiries on the phone with sales assistants in ADs in Berlin and Madrid were very useful. They willingly tell my their stock and also what the price would be without VAT. However, I notice that the VAT return could be quite complicated and that more often the case, a fee is charged. I also have to consider plane tickets and hotels to my cost. I then came across the city of Ceuta, a Spanish territory in Africa. It also has an additional benefit, namely the entire city does not apply VAT and has a listed Rolex AD. I called them up and with minimum communication (I don’t speak Spanish and his English is limited), I gather that the watch I wanted was in stock that the price would be about 200 Euros less than the full price in Madrid. It was rather odd as the price offered without VAT in Madrid was much less. There was no way I could argue about VAT exemption with the limited communication we are experiencing. But from my readings I knew that when it comes to purchasing Rolex, you have to go to the store in person and haggle. Most ADs do not like to haggle over the phone.

On a beautiful Friday morning, we went to Ceuta and straight to the AD. I haggled and once they realized that I was a serious buyer, they offered me a final price which was not entirely VAT exempt, but about what I would have gotten had I bought it in Madrid and went through VAT refund. You see, through rudimentary calculations, I come to understand that even though VAT rate is 21% in Spain, but after VAT refund process is completed, the price of the item would only be 11-12% cheaper than the full price.
How do I feel after wearing the Sub C no date after 6 months? Well, so much has been written about it in this forum and I think most of it is true. On my personal note, the reason I wanted a Rolex is to have a solid and serious watch. For some unknown reason I am attracted to it. It seems every part of Rolex is well thought and well designed. I can not deny that a part of me feels that owning a Rolex would be a status symbol as well. But now, once I own it, I tend to wear the watch under the cuff as I were rather hiding than exposing it. It is almost as if I wanted that my relation with the watch that I am wearing would be a secret because wearing a Rolex gives me so much satisfaction on so many different levels.

I hope that my experience would be useful here, and to those hesitating of buying a Rolex, do not hesitate anymore. I did not regret my purchase and it has been on my wrist ever since. Last week I wanted to rest my rolex and use another watch for one or two days, but I simply couldn’t.

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Rolex Daytona 6263 Watch

Rolex Daytona 6263 Watch

Les Artisans De Genève Tribute To Rolex Daytona 6263 Watch Watch Releases

Les Artisans De Genève Tribute To Rolex Daytona 6263 Watch Watch Releases

When I first read the press release, I thought I was looking at the proposal for a Swiss-based Bamford Watch Department, but that’s not the case at all. This company takes a different tack to the concept of customisation of a Rolex in the style of Bamford or Made Worn (this Rolex Milgauss by Made Worn is still my favourite Rolex ever). This is more like an homage, with a restoration to make the watch a contemporary piece. It kind of reminds me of ICON Automative and what they do with cars.

Les Artisans De Genève Tribute To Rolex Daytona 6263 Watch Watch Releases

The Rolex Daytona 6263, takes its “Big Red” nickname from the large, red Daytona that curves around the top of the six o’clock sub-dial.Reputedly, the team spent over two years researching its nuances, and the combined efforts of nine craftsman over a 78-hour period were required to assemble the dial. The dial and the updated hands (which are not identical to the original, but a nice evolution) offer exceptional legibility, and are the epitome of a racing chronograph when paired together.

Les Artisans De Genève Tribute To Rolex Daytona 6263 Watch Watch Releases

Other exterior modifications include the hand-made “push-pump” pusher pieces, which still guarantee water resistance to 100m, but also offer a smooth look and feel during operation. The sleek form is complemented by the bakelite bezel, which mirrors the fashions of 1970. These days, we’re used to seeing steel, aluminium, or ceramic as the main material for bezel inserts. This material gives a really vintage, authentic feel to the piece, and was worth the necromancy it must have taken to resurrect the almost forgotten skill of working bakelite into a luxury product.

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About  below Rolex watch, which one do you like?

About  below Rolex watch, which one do you like?

Rolex 6062 Bao Dai

This black dial Rolex reference 6062 was purchased in 1954; at the time, it was the most expensive watch Rolex offered (Picture courtesy of John Goldberger).

Rolex produced only two references with a triple calendar and a moon-phase, both at the beginning of the 1950s. And both have become extremely coveted since, undoubtedly because of their striking look: the reference 6062 presents these complications in a traditional Oyster case while the reference 8171 went for a more angular (and bigger, at 38mm) case. Nowadays, these are the pieces that auction rooms go crazy for, equally for stainless steel and gold cases. Yet, the “Bao Dai” 6062 is on a whole other level. This isn’t a watch you expect to see again for quite some time.

Rolex Bao Dai

The “Bao Dai” Rolex 6062 is the only known example to feature this diamond configuration on a black dial.

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The Chronometer mention is unusually placed just above 6 o’clock.

Rolex 6062 triple calendar stainless steel

The Rolex 6062 was also offered in stainless steel, as evidenced by another lot of the same auction.

Rolex 6263 The legend

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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea

Do you know divers’watches of Rolex?

All divers’ watches share certain characteristics that make them divers’ watches: unidirectional rotating bezels, secure screw-down crowns, higher-than-typical water resistance. Some of these divers’ watches, however, go the extra mile (or fathom), with cases that can descend to 3,000 or even 4,000 meters, chronographs operable at incredible depths, or high-tech depth gauge devices built into their mechanical movements. Below, we take a look at seven of these “extreme” dive watches and what sets them apart from the pack.

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The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea has a water-resistance level of 3,900 meters (nearly 13,000 feet), and it is more than 10 percent slimmer than it otherwise would have been thanks to a special case construction developed by Rolex. It consists of three pressure-absorbing elements: a 5.5 mm thick sapphire crystal, a 3.28-mm-thick caseback made of grade 5 titanium, and an inner ring (on which both of them rest) made of Biodur-108 steel. Last summer, Rolex launched the new Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Edition (pictured below), with a proprietary “D-Blue” dial that is dark blue at the top, and then darkens gradually to black at the bottom.

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Like it? We have same type, the price is lower a lot! | Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017

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Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Among this year’s new releases for Baselworld 2017, Rolex is introducing some tweaks to the Rolex Sky-Dweller watch with “Rolesor” model options. While an all-steel version is still frustratingly unavailable, these two-tone gold and steel models represent a relatively more budget option. It’s a step in the right direction, at least. As even the slightest stir from Rolex is apparently headline-worthy, let’s take the loupe to this 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller, beginning with the new hands and indexes.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

These new Rolex Sky-Dweller models are characterized by the blocky, rectangular indexes and longer hands. Previous models have all been Roman or Arabic numerals that could even be viewed as quirky in a Rolex context, so this adds a significantly more standard and conservative option to the collection. Further, it will allow Rolex savants to distinguish at a glance, say, an all-white-gold model from a two-tone steel and white gold model. Longer hands, as we saw on the Rolex Explorer last year, are always a welcome improvement to legibility and aesthetic balance.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Between a few dial color options, these features debut on a range of about six Rolex Sky-Dweller models, with two variations of a “Rolesor” case. If you’ve been living under a rock (or have a life outside of watches), “Rolesor” is Rolex’s special term for a two-tone case, meaning steel and gold. In this release, we are talking about steel plus yellow gold or white gold. Owners, at least, of two-tone steel and white gold models will hopefully know which parts of their expensive Rolex Sky-Dweller watches are which material.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

The new hands and indexes also give a lot more surface for lume (or “Chromalight”) than previous Rolex Sky-Dwellers, and Rolex is emphasizing just how glowy they will be in the dark. Other features of the Rolex Sky-Dweller are mostly carried over from past versions. That includes the cool and useful Ring Command bezel that rotates to different positions and is used in conjunction with the crown to set the various functions that include a 24-hour second time zone and annual calendar. The 42mm case is water-resistance is 100m. The new Rolex Sky-Dweller models come on two-tone, solid link bracelets with Rolex’s handy Easylink extension system that many will be familiar with.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

The Rolex caliber 9001 inside with its antimagnetic Parachrom balance spring and Paraflex shock absorbers is, of course, certified by Rolex’s own stringent tests and guaranteed to be accurate to -2/+2 seconds per day. This is standard across all Rolex watches but still impressive, and you canread more about Rolex’s certification standards here. The 9001 has automatic winding, of course, and gets a power reserve of about 72 hours. The ability to set the functions backward or forward safely is an appreciated feature, and you have to love the clever way of indicating the month – in red, through an aperture on the periphery of the 12 indexes.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

These new Rolex Sky-Dweller models will only broaden the collection’s appeal both thanks to their sensible design and more accessible price. The Rolex Sky-Dweller is Rolex’s “other” GMT watch that is aimed at the gentleman traveler more than the sporty traveler’s Rolex GMT Master watches.

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Watch comparation | The Rolex Reference 6062 In Steel

The watch I was drawn to the most was a stainless steel Rolex reference 6062 – what can I say, expensive taste is the cross that I must bear. This watch caught my attention for many reasons, but mostly because while I had heard of this good-looking reference, I didn’t know a ton about it. So what is the 6062 all about? Let’s find out.

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The Rolex reference 6062 in stainless steel on the wrist – it is very comfortable to wear, to say the least.


What Is The 6062?

We have talked about the reference 6062 before on HODINKEE, specifically theBao Dai, these two rose gold “Stelline” dial versions that came up for auction a while back, and one or two that have come up at Phillips previously. However, it is important to note that none of these examples are steel. Only a single watch like that has appeared on HODINKEE before, and it’s owned by Jason Singer, as seen in his Talking Watches video.

The stainless steel 6062 is one of the rarest examples of the reference. It is one of just three Rolex references that feature a moonphase – the vintage ref. 6062 and ref. 8171, and the brand new Cellini Moon-Phase released this year at Baselworld. Making its debut at Baselworld in 1950, the 6062 was the first automatic triple calendar moonphase watch in a waterproof Oyster case (the 8171 is not in a waterproof case). Considering the Datejust debuted in 1945, this was a pretty advanced watch for Rolex at the time. The 6062 managed to marry a high-end complication, usually reserved for more delicate watches, with a sporty, waterproof Oyster case all while maintaining the everyday wearability we associate with Rolex.

A rose gold “Stelline” 6062.

A yellow gold “Stelline” 6062.

The 6062 was produced in yellow gold, rose gold, and stainless steel, with two-tone silvered dials and sometimes, in rare cases, black ones. The gold models featured a series of dial configurations ranging from the “Stelline” (with stars as hour markers), the “Pyramid” (with triangular indexes at the quarter hours), darts (with arrow-head like indexes), diamond indexes (like the Bao Dai), and the 3-9 configuration. The steel 6062s only featured two-tone silvered dials with the 3-9 Arabic numerals in steel or yellow gold and luminous alpha hands.

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This is another exemplary 6062 in steel, owned by Jason Singer (as seen in his Talking Watches episode). This is one of the best steel 6062s out there, so it is helpful to look at this one next to the one coming up at Phillips for context.

The complications consist of the moonphase, the date, which is indicated by the outer chapter ring, and the day and month which are displayed in twin apertures at 12 o’clock. The watch itself is chronometer certified and this is indicated underneath the day and at the month. In some cases, like the Bao Dai, the “Chronometer Certified” is located in the sub-dial at six o’clock. The case is your standard 36mm Oyster case with screw-down case back and inside is the automatic Rolex caliber 655.

Only about 200-300 6062s were made in stainless steel, all between the years 1950 and 1953. This is a crazy low number of production for Rolex, which nowadays makes upward of 800,000 watches per year. And, if that sounds like a lot for some reason, know that only about 40 steel 6062s are known to be in the market today, very few of them in really great condition.

Collectibility

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An example of a steel ref. 6062 with gold hands and markers. (Photo: Courtesy John Goldberger)

The steel 6062 gained traction in the 1980s when Japanese collectors started scooping up the really good examples. These watches were later sold to European dealers and collectors in the late 1990s, which later still showed up at auctions over the past decade. It is really tough to find a good example that has maintained both its condition and originality (remember, condition is king with vintage Rolex).

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An example of a steel 6062 with riveted Oyster bracelet. (Photo: Courtesy John Goldberger)

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A heavily patinated example of a 6062 with yellow gold indexes. (Photo: Courtesy John Goldberger)

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Do you like it? The Rolex reference 6062 “Bao Dai”

The Rolex reference 6062 “Bao Dai” was sold as lot 93 of today’s Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: Five, setting the new world record (as everyone expected).

This unique ref. 6062 is special for a number of reasons. It is the only known example of the ref. 6062 with a black dial and diamond indexes, and it belonged to the last emperor of Vietnam, who was quite the character. Many expected it to break the previous Rolex record (held by a split-seconds chronograph ref. 4113 sold by Phillips just 12 months ago), but the Bao Dai smashed past the CHF 2.5 million mark right from the start, and the only unknown left was how far collectors would go for this watch.

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It’s no surprise this watch took back its old record – just look at it.

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This watch just looks stupendous on the wrist.

Be sure to read Louis’s in-depth report on this watch here, and stay tuned for more reports live from the Geneva auctions all weekend and into Monday.

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Why do we love them? Rolex Daytona 116508 and IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph.

Why do we love it?

Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 In Yellow Gold With Green DialWhy do we love them? Rolex Daytona 116508 and IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph.

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

What Is It?

This is the reference 116508, and it’s the well-known Daytona but in yellow gold with a green dial and red accents. Sure, the steel/ceramic combo got all the attention (like, seriously, all the attention), but we were able to see this watch at Baselworld privately and loved it. Now that it is out in the world for everyone to see, we can finally talk about it. In person, the dial color is much more of a deep emerald green than it looks in the press images  (Jack almost had a heart attack when he saw it, in keeping with his weakness for gold Rolexes).

Why Do We Love It?

Because if you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re pretty big Daytona fans here at HODINKEE HQ, and I am personally into a bit of bling. It’s also almost the polar opposite of the Daytona that everyone’s talking about right now, and a bit of a contrarian’s solution to the popularity and, some would say, overexposure of the steel/ceramic modeld.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

What Is It?

This cool worldtime chronograph from IWC is another one that sadly seemed to get lost in the year’s shuffle. This watch is particularly cool as it allows the wearer to change the timezone simply by turning the bezel to the correct city. This technology was initially invented by Michael Vogt and his company Vogard. IWC later purchased this technology, and voila! You have the 45mm Timezoner Chronograph. On top of this new worldtime function, the watch features a flyback chronograph, 24-hour indication, summer time indication, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, time (duh) and date.

Why Do We Love It?

This watch features an in-house IWC caliber (89760) movement and the classic aviator styling. It’s also a great example of IWC reinterpreting complications in new, practical ways (with some help from acquired technology, if we’re being fair). Worldtime and travel time watches can be difficult and clumsy to use, but this one’s extremely easy. Some folks find it too big and/or too busy, and while there is something to both objections, we loved the combination of a chronograph with a great, and unusual, implementation of a dual time zone complication.

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Like it or dislike it? A Yellow Gold Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263

Like it or dislike it?

This week, our highlight is undoubtedly a yellow gold Rolex Daytona ref. 6263, with a truly stunning black dial. We have also selected a pair of dive watches, a 1960s Longines with a tropical dial and a 1970s Zenith with a funky orange dial. And, for diversity’s sake, you will also find a Zenith chronometer featuring the award-winning caliber 135.

Longines Diver Ref. 7150-1, With Tropical Dial

Longines Diver 7150-1

Here it is easy to spot the Super Compressor case, with its characteristic cross-hatched crowns. Manufactured by Piquerez, it relied on the increased water pressure to further seal the case as a diver went deeper and deeper, with a caseback pressed more firmly to the case as the diver progressed. Longines trusted this ingenious case construction for its dive watches from the late 1950s onward, starting with the ref. 7042, before the launch of the ref. 7150 in the early 1960s. The reference switch was accompanied by an increased water resistance to 200m and the replacement of the automatic caliber 19AS with the higher beat movement 290.

Very obviously, the dial has turned brown from age, allowing us to describe it as truly tropical (some light pitting can be observed on the close-up pictures too). The tropicalization is a coveted feature, especially when the phenomenon is homogeneous across the dial’s surface; here it looks stunning, especially with the patinated radium on the handset and painted indexes. The 42mm case remains sharp, with well defined lugs, but the seller notes that the bottom crown is a replacement part. The caseback features the expected diver embossing and the serial number is engraved on the inside.

Longines Diver 7150-1 Tropical

The dealer LunarOyster offers this tropical Longines Diver 7150-1 for $16,000.

Yellow Gold Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263, With Black Sigma Dial

Rolex Daytona Reference 6263

The vintage Rolex Daytona seems ubiquitous in auction catalogs these days, but finding a nice yellow gold one always proves a challenge. Of those, the ref. 6263 is one of the most actively pursued, especially with a black dial. Visually, the appeal is easy to get, the black bezel and back dial contrasting nicely with the yellow gold case. And the screw-down pushers give even more presence to the 37mm case, in addition to the increased water resistance (although we really don’t recommend exposing any vintage Daytona to water nowadays).

The example here shows a sigma dial, with the small symbols placed at the bottom of the dial around the “T-Swiss-T” line. This denomination is consistent with the 1977 production date implied by the serial number engraved on the case. The tritium lume on the handset has taken on a nice patina, but you won’t fail to notice a couple of missing lume plots on the dial. Importantly, this 6263 kept its original pushers and its case was not excessively polished, as evidenced by the curves of the lugs. And the yellow gold rivet bracelet is just the sweet finishing touch, especially since its links remain tightly attached (loose stretch being common on those vintage bracelets).

Rolex Daytona Yellow gold

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Get it or Leave it? Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On
The Rolex Sky-Dweller was released in 2012 as the brand’s first totally new watch collection in over 10 years. Naturally, at the time of the release this was major news, and not only because it was a completely new reference from the brand. It was was also a watch that included a new movement with a new complication for Rolex – an annual calendar and GMT – and it remains Rolex’s most complicated watch. New for Baselworld 2017 is a refreshed model in gold and steel with some tweaks to make the dial sleeker. These new “Rolesor” models are also less than half the cost of the previous versions, which will open the line up to a whole new market.Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

Initially only available in gold with prices between CHF 35,000 and CHF 45,000, these new gold and steel Rolex Sky-Dweller models are way less, ranging between CHF13,700 to CHF16,300 which basically fills in the market between the Datejust and the President (while being less aggressive and sporty than the Yacht-Master watch). It’s a Rolex that isn’t as ubiquitous as the Datejust 41 for not an absurd amount of money more (the steel and gold Datejust 41 costs $12,700).

At 42mm wide, it’s one of the bigger Rolex watches out there and that alone likely presents a lot of appeal to people who prefer a bigger case – and it has a 100m of water resistance to boot. With the fluted bezel, it looks unmistakably Rolex, which is also an important factor in many people’s Rolex purchase decisions.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

The first generation Rolex Sky-Dweller’s restrictive price and the fact that it only came on a leather strap kept the watch from breaking through to a wider market segment, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you start to see a lot more of them now. They look great in person, and the use of indices rather than Roman or Arabic numerals make the dial look a lot sleeker and less disorienting (than a ring of numbers around the off-center 24-hour disc). I think comparing the two images above helps illustrate the more casual and less, let’s say, “formal” look and feeling of these new pieces, further aided by the bracelet option.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

I think it makes sense to discuss the Rolex Sky-Dweller a bit more since it isn’t a piece most people are really too familiar with. When it was released in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller came as a bit of a shock to the watch world, since Rolex tends to be very conservative and primarily introduces new watches only with minor variations or small updates. With the new model and movement Rolex had made available for the first time, an annual calendar and second time zone watch was notably innovative for two big reasons.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

First, to show the month of the year, Rolex added a small aperture to the conveniently existent 12 indices used to show the hour in most watches. So, to show the month of March, a small aperture on the outside of the 3 o’clock index is colored to contrast with the dial’s color. It’s a very intuitive way to read the month and a clever way of displaying it without adding clutter. The red color used to display the month is echoed in the triangle that indicates the GMT time, and it looks good in a different way with each of the dial colors: blue, white, black, and champagne on these new “Rolesor” Rolex Sky-Dweller watches.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

The other aspect of the Rolex Sky-Dweller which is innovative is the patented Rolex Ring Command innovation that makes use of the bezel as a sort of multi-switch to allow only the crown to be used in order to change the time and the date. By turning the Rolex Sky-Dweller fluted bezel a quarter turn left until it clicks, the crown can now be used to quickly change the hour both forward and backward.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches In Two-Tone Steel & Gold Hands-On Hands-On

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Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex SubmarinerTop 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists The lauded Rolex Submariner is one of the most popular luxury watches in the world. Easily the most popular steel-cased (or otherwise) luxury diving watch, the Rolex Submariner sets the bar in many ways when it comes to timepieces of its type, at its price point. PPWATCH has reviewed the Rolex Submariner here, offered a long-term review of the Rolex Submariner No Date watch here, and even compared the Rolex Submariner to its “cousin” watch the Tudor Heritage Black Bay here. With that said, the Rolex Submariner isn’t for everyone, and a lot of people who already have a Rolex Submariner still like the genre of high-end steel sports diving watches and are interested in other watches like it.

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

Let me first say that Rolex as a brand, and the Rolex Submariner as a model, are among the most copied things out there. Not only is there a vast underworld of fake (which we very much recommend against) Rolex watches, there are lots of “lookalike” timepieces out there which merely seek to emulate the look and feel of a Rolex Submariner for the benefit of another brand. Those aren’t the types of watches I’ll be talking about in this list. Oh, and I’d also like to say that all of the watches included in this top 10 list are being currently produced at the time of this article’s writing – but it is possible to find other stuff out there that is no longer in production.

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

To kick-off a possible new article series, I’d like to list my personal top 10 alternatives to the Rolex Submariner that still exist within the design, quality, and overall luxury pricing of the Rolex Submariner. Further, I’d like to focus on dive watches that share a few important things in common with the Rolex Submariner. Those things, for our purposes, are 1) available steel or titanium case construction with matching bracelet, 2) high-quality mechanical movement, 3) time-only display (date optional), 4) mostly (or entirely) monochromatic design with dark colored dial, and 5) a sporty design that can be feasibly be dressed up for a more elegant or formal look.

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

Nothing can absolutely replace the Rolex Submariner, and in many ways the Rolex Submariner is the best of its kind when blending price, features, and quality. Also, Rolex has some of its own “alternatives” to the Submariner which arguably include the Rolex GMT-Master II, Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, and the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller. I won’t mention those below, but you should know about these more “deep-diving” watches that Rolex produces which are technically Submariner alternatives as well (even though they arguably look very similar).

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

Last, I would like to mention a few basic tech specs of the Rolex Submariner to keep in mind. The watch is 40mm wide in 904L steel, water-resistant to 300 meters, and has a wonderful matching bracelet that has a handy micro-adjust system for a more precise fit that can be adjusted on the fly. Rolex uses their own in-house-made movement which promise arguably class-leading performance, and the Rolex Submariner’s bezel is produced from ceramic. Current retail price for the steel Rolex Submariner 114060 “No Date” is $7,500, and the Rolex Submariner Date 116610 is$8,550.

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

Strengths: 45mm wide and with an in-house movement, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 (PPWATCH review here) collection has an available steel model with a matching bracelet and black dial that is thematically in the same category at the Rolex Submariner. It is expensive, but it is also well-made and beautiful.

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

How it compares: With a heritage similar to the Rolex Submariner in terms of origin and purpose, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms currently exists a bit higher on the price ladder than the Rolex Submariner, even though it arguably isn’t a “better” watch. The Fifty Fathoms does have an attractive curved sapphire crystal over the bezel (versus ceramic), and which you prefer is a matter of taste. Blancpain’s has a different look that some say is a bit more on the elegant versus “tool watch” side. The Blancpain is also the more original choice with a higher price premium and far fewer of them out there.

Price: $14,500

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

Tudor Heritage Black Bay

Strengths: Tudor is owned by the same people as Rolex (they are careful to say they are not owned by Rolex), so there is a lot of design and construction carry-over from “the crown” brand. Starting in 2016, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay (hands-on here) also has an in-house movement along with a handful of interesting design refinements. It is easily one of the best values around when comparing design, construction, and mechanics.

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

How it compares: The Tudor Black Bay is slightly larger than the 40mm Rolex Submariner with a 41mm-wide steel case, and it is a bit thicker as well. Perhaps the biggest “down-side” is its aluminum bezel insert material versus the Rolex Submariner’s more durable ceramic – though you do get more interesting color options in the Heritage Black Bay, such as burgundy red. Solid dial design was historically inspired by the Rolex Submariner, so the differences are only slight, though noticeable.

Price: $3,675

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Strengths: Omega has spent decades refining and honing its Seamaster collection… which has actually resulted in a huge amount of variety. At the top of the ladder when it comes to fancy dive watches is the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, which combines the appeal of a serious diving tool with a good-looking lifestyle product. The Planet Ocean is just sober enough to not look showy, but it certainly has an impressive wrist presence and a lot of very attractive movements today.

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

How it compares: Comparing the Omega Planet Ocean to the Rolex Submariner really depends on the model since Omega makes not only different sizes, but different versions – and that applies even to just the three-hand automatic models (the image above shows the Planet Ocean Master Chronometer). There is no perfect 40mm-wide analog, but there are Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean models similar to the Rolex Submariner in terms of features and size. While Rolex still arguably wins when it comes to fit and finishing, Omega is clearly chasing Rolex when it comes to movement performance, dial and case construction, as well as overall popularity. It’s certainly worth a close look.

Price: Starting at around 5,700 CHF

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

Bulgari Diagono Scuba

Strengths: The newest generation Bulgari Diagono Scuba is the best Diagono diver watch made to date, offering an interesting Italian-theme to the idea of a Rolex Submariner alternative. Built on the Diagono family of watches, you see distinctive design elements such as the hinge-style lugs, bracelet, and dial design, which here is the cleanest we’ve ever seen it on a Diagono Scuba. It also happens to mix sportiness with elegance very well, just like the Rolex Submariner

Top 10 Watch Alternatives To The Rolex Submariner ABTW Editors' Lists

How it Compares: The 41mm-wide Diagono Scuba is about the same width as the Rolex Submariner, and they have similar thickness profiles as well. On the wrist, they have a very different feel, even though they attempt to serve the same purposes. Both are 300-meter-water-resistant divers and contain in-house movements. The Bulgari Diagono Scuba doesn’t have a ceramic bezel (it uses an all steel design) but is an admirable and lower-priced Rolex Submariner alternative with a more modern, designer twist to it.

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Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610

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Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

Rolex is as much a lifestyle as it is a watch brand, but we feel that a hands-on Rolex Submariner review is still necessary as it is meant to be worn and used. The company is a legend, and their products are the cornerstone of an industry that sells dreams, status, quality and ideally, value. Whether or not individual entities in the luxury industry can deliver on these promises is a different story, but what makes Rolex so famous is its consistent ability to actually deliver these goals to a large degree. So today I look at probably the most popular Rolexproduct, the Rolex Submariner.

For review, I am looking at two Rolex Submariner models in steel. These represent the newest generation Rolex Submariner timepieces and are often referred to as the Rolex Submariner Date and Rolex Submariner No Date. The difference between them should be clear. One has a date window with magnifier over that window on the sapphire crystal, while the No Date has none of that for a cleaner looking dial. While the difference is minor, it is these little differences which are important to Rolex fans, and the price difference between the two is not inconsequential. UPDATE: Check our long-term Rolex Submariner 114060 watch review on aBlogtoWatch for even more.

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

While I am very well-versed in all things “watches,” I don’t consider myself to be a Rolex expert compared to many people that I know. I have a basic understanding of the brand’s history, the evolution of its products, and what is appealing about watches like the Rolex Submariner. Other people have extremely detailed knowledge of each and every product, hard-to-find timepieces, differences in products as they evolves, etc… The purpose of this review is to discuss the modern Rolex Submariner to the mainstream watch lovers and those interested in why this is a worthy timepiece. In short, the Rolex Submariner started the dive watch craze that made those types of sport watches the most desirable type of timepiece on the planet – and with its crown logo, the Rolex Submariner thematically rules over the lot.

The Movement

Let me state now that the Rolex Submariner is not the most expensive, most durable, most complicated, or best looking high-end dive watch around. There are dozens of more expensive steel sport watches, and tons that can take much more of a beating. Rolex is also known for making very good, but simple movements (for the most part). Rolex mechanical movements have a reputation for being rather accurate, long-lived, and easy to work on. Many of the watch makers that I’ve spoken to voice positive sentiments in working on Rolex movements. Still, servicing a mechanical watch is not all that cheap.

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

Inside of these two Rolex Submariner models are two different movements (because one contains the date and the other doesn’t) but practically speaking they are more or less the same. The Rolex Submariner Date (Ref. 116610 AKA 116610LN) contains the in-house made Rolex caliber 3135 automatic movements, while the Rolex Submariner No Date contains the Rolex caliber 3130. Both of the movements feature Rolex’s newer Parachrom hairsprings and have a power reserve of about two days when fully wound. Rolex also has the majority of their watches (including all Rolex Submariner models) COSC Chronometer certified. The 3135 and 3130 are about as good as can be hoped for from relatively basic three-hand automatic movements. No one per se buys a Rolex for the movement, but at the same time, the movements don’t really leave much to be desired given the price and intended use. They are durable and mechanically sound – enough said.

The Design

Rolex claims to have invented the water-tight watch case with the Oyster. True enough, they did produce the first commercially noteworthy water resistant watch with the Oyster. For that reason you see the “Oyster” label on a lot of Rolex products, even though there isn’t a Rolex watch called the Oyster these days. It is a signifier that the watch is water resistant. Of course, the Rolex Submariner is more than just that. Originally designed as a commercial diver’s watch in the 1950s, the Rolex Submariner today has a water resistance of 300 meters and a design that is incredibly similar to the original. This design that mixes sport and professional looks is one of the key factors to the design’s success. The dial of the Rolex Submariner is clever, yet easy on the eyes. The black and white design is meant to offer a high contrast for easy reading of the time. The lumed indicators and hands are meant to make it easy to read in the dark. A different style of hour and minute hand are there for legibility, and a special character for the 12 o’clock indicator is meant to make it easy to mentally orient the dial when looking at it from the side.

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

Rolex also uses 18k white gold on the dial for the hands and hour indicators. A few years ago Rolex switched from a green toned lumed to a blue one. This not only made the lume glow blue, but allows for it to look more white during the day. Rolex also increased the size of the hands and hour markers a few years ago when they introduced their “Maxi dial” style which I personally liked, but of course proved controversial. Every change the brand makes is controversial, even when they did something small such as removing the lug spring bar holes on the exterior of the case. The Rolex Submariner dial is a testament to legibility and functionality. The Rolex Submariner is a tool watch with a slick design that lasted the test of time. It is good because it was never design to be anything more than a good looking, legible dial. It is a tool, and we like tools that work well. Rolex also makes their own dials. Precision machining and printing on the dial is very good. When you look at a Rolex Submariner’s dial closeup, you’ll notice that the lume is evenly applied, and that everything is cut very well.

The Case

Even though the Rolex Submariner is a tool watch at heart, Rolex knows it is a luxury item today. So there are little things here and there meant for looks more than function. A good example is the sapphire crystal. Rolex applies a coat of AR on the bottom of the crystal, but not on the top. This allows for the top of the crystal to be reflective and sort of makes it more shiny to onlookers. This is arguably a design decision by Rolex to make their products stand out more. It works too. The Rolex Submariner case has changed very little over the years, but each improvement is welcome. The current size of the Rolex Submariner is 40mm wide, but it wears large for that size. This is because of the lug structure. I would say that the piece wears closer to a 42mm wide watch.

Rolex famously uses plain casebacks on its watches. The Rolex Submariner’s screw-in caseback is devoid of any markings. The watches I have for review were loaned from our friends at the Rolex boutique nearby in Beverly Hills. We agreed not to remove the protective plastic on the sides of case, which you’ll probably see in the pictures. There is also a type of bar code on the side of the case which is a serial identifier. That is removed when people buy the watch. Rolex uses a grade of steel called 904L. Most steel watches use 316L steel. The differences are minor, but involve more corrosion resistance in 904L steel from what I understand. So if your Rolex Submariner spends a lot of time in saltwater, then it will look better.

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

It is widely known that Rolex is fanatical about their metal. They do a lot of metallurgy in-house, and not all steel of the same grade is made equal. I’ve seen a lot of steel watches in my time and can say that no one makes steel or polishes a case quite like Rolex – and they so do fantastically using high-tech machines in rather large production volumes. This isn’t about tiny details, but rather that the steel of a Rolex Submariner looks and feels a bit different than the steel of other watches. This is of course due in part thanks to Rolex’s amazing brushed finishing that is applied to much of the Rolex Submariner case. Other parts of the case (such as the sides) are given a polished finish. These “alternating finishes” help the case to look its best.

Around the dial is a rotating diver’s bezel which is more or less a standard element on the majority of dive watches. This bezel can be turned by your hand and gives you the ability to line up the 12 o’clock point with the minute hand to measure something that is up to 60 minutes long. This has a purpose while diving, but most people use it to measure short things like parking meters and cooking times while being an at-home chef. The bottom line is that even though the Rolex Submariner is a diver’s watch, a very small percentage of the people who own it dive. Why buy a dive watch then? Well it is really about an appreciation for what a dive watch can do and what it represents. Activity, durability and exploration. While we aren’t engaged in these things all the time, we like to keep capable items near us.

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

The rotating bezel on the Submariner used to have an aluminum insert with the minute indicators printed on it, but a few years ago Rolex moved over to making ceramic bezels. This was a distinct upgrade and Rolex calls their ceramic “Cerachrom.” Sounds fancy right? The production process of the bezel include engraved numerals and lume. Some dive watches have lume in the entire bezel, but the Submariner is more traditional with a single lume point (pip) at 12 o’clock. The black ceramic bezel is shinier than aluminum, but is much more durable and very scratch resistant. Ceramic bezels are a wonderful thing. Among the various Rolex Submariner models available you can get ceramic bezels in black, blue, and green.

On the wrist, the Rolex Submariner is a very comfort friendly watch. Rolex has had literally decades to improve the design. It feels so natural on your wrist and for a dive watch it doesn’t have a very tall profile either. There is a good reason that many people choose the Rolex Submariner as a daily wear. Aside from being very comfortable, the Rolex Submariner has the added quality of looking good on most wrists. Plus, it has versatile style that seemingly works with everything from jeans and t-shirt to practically a tuxedo. Very few watches can claim that.

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

The Bracelet

Rolex offered a significant bracelet upgrade for its newest generation Rolex Submariner models. The most important elements of the upgrade are the bracelet’s profile and ability to be micro-adjusted. More on that in a second. For years, the Rolex Submariner bracelet was a three-link tapering steel bracelet. Tapering means that the lugs get narrower closer to the deployant clasp. This actually helps the bracelet be more comfortable, and visually makes the case look a bit larger. Few brands make bracelets with tapering links because it increases the numbers of part types they need to produce to make them. Though I recommend tapering bracelets when they are available.

For many years, Rolex deployant clasps stuck out awkwardly under your wrist. With the newest generation bracelets, they offer a much more clean profile – which was a welcome improvement. A lot of people buy the Rolex Submariner over other Rolex watches because of its Glidelock adjustment system. The idea is that you can micro-adjust the size of the bracelet within a few millimeters on the fly. This means that as your wrist naturally expands, you can re-size the bracelet with ease, or increase the size of the bracelet to be worn over a jacket or dive suit. The design and comfort of the bracelet should not be under-estimated, nor should you ignore these elements as a major selling point behind this model of Rolex watch. Sadly Rolex doesn’t offer the Glidelock system with even similar watches such as the Explorer II – though you can get it in the beefier Deepsea models. As an interesting tangent, you should check out the spring-loaded system thatRolex/Tudor designed for the Pelagos here.

Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610 Wrist Time Reviews

The Value

Now it all comes down to cost in the end. For some people a Rolex Submariner is a cheap daily wear, but for many people it is an item of aspiration with a price in the several thousand dollars. Over the years, the price of Rolex Submariner watches has creeped up to rather ambitious levels. Rolex still sells them in large quantities. The good news is that unlike many luxury watches, Rolex timepieces tend to hold value very well, and that is especially the case with the Rolex Submariner. While you probably aren’t going to get rich buying one, you will likely be able to resell it for a price close to what you paid for it. That is good news for people who like to upgrade or switch watches every few years, or if you are in a financial pinch.

As I said, the Rolex Submariner Date and No Date models have two different prices attached to them. The difference in price has to do with the date complication and really depends on what you like. Though the roughly $1,000 difference is appreciable. Some people hate the “cyclops” magnifier on the dial and love the clean look of a simple dial. Others feel that it is only a real Rolex with the date window and crystal bubble. For the Rolex Submariner Date ref. 116610LN the price is$8,550, and the Rolex Submariner 114060 is retails for $7,500.

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