October 2019 - Beckertime, LLC

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 1603

The core group of Rolex watches, those which have been around since the 1950s or even earlier, are renowned for just how little their designs have changed over time. Of them all it is perhaps the two dress pieces, the Datejust and Day-Date, which have altered the least throughout their respective generations. Any visual improvements […]

Review: The Rolex Submariner ref. 16610

If you read enough watch reviews, you will notice the word ‘iconic’ gets used an awful lot, and mostly about models that don’t really deserve it. And then there’s the Rolex Submariner. Pretty much from the get-go, and it first arrived way back in 1954, the Sub has been the ultimate in luxury dive watches; […]

Review: The Lady Datejust ref. 6917

Released in 1957, Rolex’s Lady Datejust range arrived more than a decade after the all-conquering men’s model. The success of the full size 36mm version had been extremely impressive, a watch that combined everything the brand had pioneered up to that point. Not only was it stylish enough to be worn with anything and on […]

Review: The Rolex Submariner ref. 16613

By the time the ref. 166XX range of Rolex’s legendary Submariner made its debut in 1988, its days as the last word in out-and-out tool watches were long gone. In fact, it had begun making the switchover from robust but stylish dive companion to lavish status symbol as far back as 1969, with the introduction […]