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Rolex: Surprisingly Affordable
Posted by Jason Swire on July 29, 2020

Rolex watches have a certain something about them. They are first and foremost tool watches, meant to tell the time reliably and accurately for generations, but unlike many other makers of robust timepieces a Rolex is also synonymous with luxury and success. Many of us aspire to one day own a Rolex, but this is […]

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How has Coronavirus Affected Interest in Watches?
Posted by Charles T. on May 30, 2020

At this point, the effects of Coronavirus on the watch industry are indisputable. BaselWorld and SIHH have been cancelled. Watchmaking giant Rolex shut down production for more nearly two months, from March 16 to May 4. Even Patek Philippe, which places incredibly high value on boutique buying experiences conducted in person, has allowed its authorized […]

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Blue, Rhodium, or Platinum? The Rolex Yacht-Master (116622) By Dial
Posted by Charles T. on May 15, 2020

The Yacht-Master reference 116622 was a part of the Rolex collection from 2012 until 2019, when it was replaced by the 126622. Though it launched with a platinum dial carried over from the preceding reference 16622, the standout for the 2012 model year was a new striking blue dial variation. In 2016, a rhodium dial […]

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Steel Vs. Precious Metals in Watchmaking: All that Glitters is not Gold
Posted by Jason Swire on April 21, 2020

The history of mankind’s obsession with gold goes back thousands of years. As a noble metal it is inert under most conditions, meaning that objects crafted from gold tend to last a very long time without tarnish or corrosion. It is relatively easy to work with hand-held tools, enabling craftsmen of the pre-industrial era to […]

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The Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 (116600) has the Hallmarks of a Future Collectible
Posted by Charles T. on September 30, 2019

What makes a watch collectible? Certainly brand equity, rarity, and history are part of the story. Design and collector tastes also play a role. Many times, it is the unique combination of such factors that apply to a particular model that make it viable as a long term store of value. Such is the case, […]

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