Rolex Announces Mentors

From their many years of being a privately held company, Rolex donates a portion of through the Wilsdorf private trust that Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf established after his wife died back in the mid-1960. Wilsdorf established the foundation such that company profits go back into the arts, an area that his wife loved as well […]

Rolex, POW, and a Great Escape (updated)

Any good story has a great plot complete with setting, conflict that rises throughout the story to some type of climax, then a resolution.  The story of the late Lieutenant Gerald Imeson Rolex watch has the same elements.  Imeson’s Rolex chronograph is making headlines around the globe because it up for auction on November 6 […]

In the era of the smartwatch, arguments for Rolex

Back in August and covered here on Beckertime, there were multiple pundits slamming Rolex watches. MSNBC contributor Timothy Noah wrote that, “…for any politician who didn’t enter office a wealthy man, nothing says ‘I take bribes’ like a Rolex watch.” Columnist Mark Shields wrote about the “Rolex gene”, opining that people who wear Rolex have […]

One Man’s View About His Watch

More and more emphasis is being put on how we style and adorn ourselves, this being a way of us outwardly projecting subconsciously how we feel and how we want to be seen. The ladies have a whole plethora of accessories (lucky them) ranging from shoes, to handbags, a whole manner of jewellery and not […]

Proper Maintenance of a Rolex – Part II

In Proper Maintenance of a Rolex – Part I, the day-to-day maintenance of a Rolex watch was discussed from the point of view of someone who may have never owned a mechanical watch. In Part II, using this same perspective, the mid to longer term maintenance requirements of a Rolex watch will be examined. Once […]

Proper Maintenance of a Rolex – Part I

Many new to Rolex ownership, or mechanical watch ownership in general, may not be aware of what they need to do to properly maintain a Rolex watch. Mechanical watches are different from the typical quartz watches most people are accustomed to wearing. Generally speaking, there really isn’t much to do to a quartz watch to keep […]

Another stellar iOS App from Rolex

Earlier in September Rolex released another stellar iOS iPad (only) app focused exclusively on the Rolex Daytona and auto racing. The iOS app profiles the stainless Daytona chronograph wristwatch, and highlights other aspects of auto racing, and the technology behind the Rolex Daytona.  Titled the Rolex Daytona Experience, the app is primarily designed to bring […]

Watch that Rolex. There are others who want them

Over the course of the last few weeks, there seems to be a rash of high profile Rolex thefts around the globe. Either the media is capturing these instances better, or there is a rise in large-scale Rolex thefts. Sharing these stories illustrates the lengths or opportunities people take to get a Rolex watch. Earlier […]

A look into collecting vintage watches

Rolex and other fine timepieces older than 25-30 years old are considered “vintage” because of their age and how their design and technology matches the time period they were produced. For many, collecting vintage timepieces is an obsession that some compare with collecting art. There is not particular utility in collecting art, other than covering […]