May 2019 - Beckertime, LLC

History of Men’s Rolex Watches

It is far from an exaggeration to say that no other manufacturer has done more to popularize the men’s wristwatch than Rolex. Founded in 1905 as Wilsdorf & Davis, their early breakthroughs of the Oyster case, the first workable waterproof housing, and the Perpetual movement, the first commercially-produced self-winding mechanism, offered never-before-seen levels of both […]

History of Ladies Rolex Watches

Although not as old as some traditional watchmakers, Rolex has been around for well over a century. Founded in 1905, it started life in a very different, far less enlightened time than today. It was a period when only men were permitted to hold any position of power, and it was men who were the […]

Rolex Watches Discontinued in the 1980s

The 1980s was so transformative for Rolex you could almost divide the company’s history into ‘pre’ and ‘post’ the decade. Pre, their reputation had been slowly and patiently built up around a bevy of hardworking, stylish and extremely accurate tool watches—the kind of thing you could wear in just about any situation or during any […]

History of the Rolex Sky-Dweller

The Sky-Dweller series is the most recent all-new release from Rolex. Launched in 2012, it marked a continuation of the brand’s move into watches with additional complications which started with the Yacht-Master II a few years before. But where that model had a somewhat restricted audience, aimed at a small group who competed in sailing […]