What is the big deal of Rolex’s use of 904L steel?

Starting in the early 2000’s Rolex use of 904L stainless steel transitioned from using the industry standard 316L stainless steel to 904L stainless steel. Rolex initially utilized 904L in the case only, but the newer sport watches utilize 904L in both the case and the bracelet. Even though stainless steel is supposed to prevent rusting […]

Rolex Bracelet Clasps – Always a debate

Traditional Rolex Tuna Can Clasp Rolex bracelet clasps have always been a point of debate. An important part of the Rolex bracelet, yet for years the clasp was a point who many thought Rolex had under-engineered. Up until recently the Rolex clasp was a stamped piece of steel that closed via a somewhat spring loaded […]

The Rolex Balance and Why it’s Different

Comparing watches and the mechanics behind them can be pretty confusing. Although many gravitate to the provenance each watch brand espouses, when doing an apple for apple comparison, there is much to discern. Rolex sets itself apart from many other brands in the technologies they use to insure COSC accuracy. One of the areas that […]

Is your Rolex running slow, fast, or both…

Mechanical watches are regulated by a simple hair spring that has a life of its own. Just like with anything else living, the mood, temperature, position, and age of the hairspring affects the overall speed and reliability of your mechanical watch. Before the digital era back when mechanical watches were the only means for easily telling […]