Magnetism, and not the animal kind: Rolex Milgauss

The 1950’s was a watershed decade for Rolex with the introduction of the Submariner and GMT that helped define the notion of the “tool watch.” One model in this category is the Rolex Milgauss. The Milgauss is a commonly overlooked watch in the Rolex collection because it looks like a dress DateJust, but is designed […]

The (new) Classic Submariner 114060

After years of uncertainty on the classic no-date Submariner, Rolex revitalized the model and updated it the refinements found on other Rolex watches.  While other Rolex watches were updated with case upgrades, bracelet and dial upgrades, the classic Rolex Submariner 14060 kept the traditional “tuna can” clasp, hollow bracelet links, and pierced lugs.  For years, […]

Over time, Rolex defines the tool watch

The roots of the “tool watch” go back to the turn of the 20th century and was born out of wartime details of which are discussed and shared here. The genesis of the “tool watch” started when Rolex patented the Oyster watch case and winding crown in the late 1920’s.  Even though Rolex was not […]

Rolex: The Definition of a Tool Watch

Rolex 16610 Submariner In this day of electronics where keeping track of time is a matter of looking at your phone, microwave, computer, television, or radio, the notion of a “tool watch” has slipped by the wayside. Long have the days past whereby Noon – Greenwich Mean Time was signified by a ball dropping from […]

Take your Rolex to someone who knows Rolex

Dr. Jim Norman driver on the Napleton Racing team driving #16 Porsche Cayman and winner of GX class 24 Hours of Daytona a few weekends ago (January 27th), relayed a story of his race prize, a stainless Rolex Daytona being fitted at his local jewelers. Winners of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona are customarily […]