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Five Reasons To Be Proud Of Your Rolex

Ed Estlow - Feb 19, 2014

Rolex has its haters out there, we all know that. Whether it’s because they’re too common, too successful, too secretive, too loved by non-watch lovers, too representative of some segment of society of which we secretly don’t approve, too blinged out with diamonds, or something else entirely, some people have their reasons for disliking the brand and its watches – […]

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Check those screws and keep that Rolex bracelet clean

Matthew Becker - Apr 29, 2013

The Rolex Oyster bracelet is one of Rolex’s trademark qualities found on all its watches.  Current Rolex Oyster bracelets are made of 904L steel, like the watch case, and are very durable because of the design and manufacturing techniques used in manufacturing them.  The Rolex Oyster bracelet is assembled with solid links and pivot pins that are press fit into […]

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Rolex Crown Clasp on a Jubilee Bracelet

In case you’re wondering, Rolex uses clasps not buckles….

Matthew Becker - Oct 15, 2012

For many watch brands, connecting the watch strap such that it does not come loose is a simple as using a simple buckle. But for Rolex, who uses 904L or 316L stainless steel Oyster or Jubilee links, the buckle is no simple affair. At face value, terms such as the Crown Clasp, Easy Link, GlideLock, FlipLock, Oyster, and OysterLock makes […]

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What do Oysters have to do with Rolex?

Matthew Becker - Apr 17, 2012

Rolex was the first company to serially produce a watch that was impervious to day-to-day dust and water.  Rolex was able to achieve this feat by patenting a caseback that screwed into the case, a crown that screwed into the case, and a bezel that screwed the then acrylic crystal onto the case.  Prior this patent in 1927, watches were […]

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