July 2019 - Beckertime, LLC

When Was the First Rolex Ever Made?

Depending on your love of technicalities and semantics, the first watch Rolex ever produced could either be categorized as being from as early as 1905, or almost 100 years later. The company that would go on to become Rolex was formed in London at the start of the 20thcentury, not as a manufacturer but as […]

The Most Popular Rolex Model of all Time

With a brand as successful as Rolex there is always a fascination about which model in their portfolio wins out in the overall popularity stakes. There are, of course, some huge names to throw into the hat. The Datejust and Oyster Perpetual have to be right up there in contention, by virtue of their versatility, […]

The Truth About Rolex Water Resistance

Although much of the Rolex name has been built on their relationship with the world’s ocean’s and those who explore them, water remains one of the biggest enemies of mechanical watches. Since their invention of the Oyster case in 1926, a milestone that did more than anything else to bring wristwatches into the modern era, […]