The Rolex 24 at Daytona

The famous 24 hour endurance sports car race at Daytona Beach, Florida was run this past weekend. This was the first race in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for 2014. The contest kicks off speed week at Daytona, which is the venue for which the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was named. The place is as synonymous […]

How the watch industry influenced the iPhone

Since the introduction of the iPhone 4, there has been much speculation whether Apple modeled its flagship product after a wristwatch. Looking at the iPhone 4 and the latest iPhone 5s, show numerous design similarities that certainly beg the question. The latest iPhones, with the notable exception of the Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) cased iPhone 5C, […]

Watch Security Revisited

OK. This isn’t a real pleasant or upbeat subject to talk about, but I think we need to. There was a robbery – actually a theft (apparently there’s a difference) at a mall in Memphis Saturday evening. Five or more thieves got away with between 60 and 70 Rolex watches in a smash-n-grab. The retail […]

Finding Accessories for Your Rolex

One of the neat aspects that come with appreciating Rolex is that one does not need to collect multiple Rolex watches to be intrigued and connected to the company. Another aspect, other than watches, is what retailers call “collateral” material that is available from Rolex. Over the years, Rolex releases some type of Rolex emblazoned […]

Preview SIHH 2014

So it is that time of year again in the Horology exhibition circuit. March is synonymous with the internationally acclaimed Baselworld, September now has Watches and Wonders in Hong Kong, and November has Salon QP in London. January, and sometimes February is known for Salon Internation de la Haute Horlogerie, aka SIHH for short. It […]

Genuine or Fake?

Just a few days ago another potential Rolex hoax came to our attention. Our good friends over at Hodinkee reported the event on Monday. This is a cautionary tale still playing out over on the Vintage Rolex Forum. A proud new owner of a vintage ref. 6538 four-line Submariner posted pictures of his new acquisition […]

SWATCH Sistem51 – WOMW Review

Finally, this watch that most of us have been waiting for, for the last 9 months has adorned my wrist for a good couple of weeks now. Covered today will be the overall performance, appearance and aesthetics and where this piece fits into my and probably most watch collections. Performance The Sistem51 has kept fairly […]

How to adjust your Rolex bracelet

A well adjusted bracelet with the watch centered on the wrist Last week on Beckertime,we discussed how to wear your Rolex bracelet whether to have it loose or tight, and where to place the clasp. While I am out in public, I am always watch spotting looking for other Rolex watch wearers. Many times I […]