The Rolex Caliber 1555/1556

It will seem strange to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with Rolex that the fiercely self-sufficient Swiss watchmaking giant didn’t start manufacturing its own calibers until 1957. Until then, the movements in its ever expanding and increasingly popular catalog had been sourced from the likes of long-term partner Aegler. That all changed with the […]

The Most Popular Rolex Watches of the 1970s

As the 1970s began, Switzerland’s almost total dominance of the watchmaking industry was suddenly faced with its biggest challenge to date. Since the end of WWII, they had been enjoying a virtual monopoly, producing mechanical wristwatches that were so far in front of any other nation in terms of style, innovation and accuracy that they […]

The Rolex Caliber 3055

Modern Rolex movements are variations on the theme of a handful of base calibers, with the company systematically upgrading components as technology progresses or adding functionality where needed. For a brand that produces as many watches as Rolex, it makes sense not to have to reinvent the wheel every time a new model is launched. […]

The Most Popular Rolex Watches of the 1960s

Aspirational Vintage Rolex Timepieces The 1950s had been a decade of incredible inventiveness and creativity for Rolex. It saw the Swiss giants bring us a series of watches that would become benchmarks. Not just for the brand itself, but for watchmaking in general. Names such as the Submariner, the President, and the GMT-Master represented the […]

Don’t do Counterfeit Rolex

Two Types of Buyers of Fake Rolex Watches As we have covered here before, counterfeit watches are big business with the Swiss watchmaking industry. It is estimated that tens of millions of counterfeit (a.k.a. knock-off) watches flood the market every year creating billions dollars in revenue. There are two types of buyers for fake Rolex watches: Those […]

The Rolex Caliber 2130/2135

Rolex’s second generation of their in-house 2000 series calibers first appeared in 1983. As scaled down versions of some of their most trusted and widely-used movements, specially engineered to power their range of women’s watches, the Cal. 2130 and 2135 replaced the initial Cal. 2030/35 that had found success inside the Ladies Oyster Perpetual, as […]

Short History of Women’s Wristwatches

Converted pocket watch to be worn on the wrist for women Womens Wristwatches Began in the Early 1800’s Finding a comprehensive history of womens wristwatches in the watchmaking history books is somewhat difficult. This is because the start of wristwatches was back in the early 1800’s. At that time, they were not considered serious timepieces. […]

The Most Popular Rolex Watches of the 1950s

The American Dream While there’s healthy debate over whether the 1950s was, in fact, the greatest ever decade, one thing is undeniable; the world was owed a holiday after suffering through the horrors of the deadliest war in history. It was an era that certainly had plenty going for it, in America particularly. After years […]

The Rolex Caliber 3135

Rolex Caliber 3135 Sets the Standard One of the major contributing factors to the incredible success Rolex have enjoyed during their more than a century in existence is their stubbornness in sticking to an overriding philosophy—creating timeless designs and subjecting them to constant and relentless improvements to keep them at the forefront of modern technology. […]

NOMOS Has Struck Gold

NOMOS Glashütte Glashütte is a very famous watchmaking town in Saxony, Germany. It is also home to a real powerhouse in top-end horology and watchmaking, A. Lange & Söhne. Within this Mecca of watchmaking in Germany is another brand that has been making waves in the last 20 or so years. If you have not […]

Check Out BeckerTime in VoyageDallas!

  Did you see BeckerTime in VoyageDallas last week? VoyageDallas sat down with Matthew Becker to discuss all things BeckerTime. Matthew shares everything from challenges he has overcome along his journey to success. He also discusses his plans for BeckerTime in the future. He shows readers his personal side, while also giving a more in-depth […]