November 2019 - Beckertime, LLC

Review: The Rolex Day-Date ref. 18038

Released in 1977, the Rolex Day-Date ref. 18038 is recognized as one of the best value propositions of any in the watch’s long history. As an older model, it has become more affordable on the preowned market but it manages the tricky task of marrying both vintage charm and modern day functionality. The first of […]

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 16013

The Rolex Datejust series was well into its stride when the first of the five-digit references hit the stands. In fact, it had more than proved itself to be among Rolex’s most popular creations, dating right back to its original entrance in the 1940s. The ref. 16XXX range started to emerge in 1977, the same […]

Top 5 Rolex Watches to Add to Your Collection

When it comes to luxury watches, how many constitutes a ‘collection’? There isn’t any hard and fast rule obviously, but in the case of Rolex, five is actually a pretty good number. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. The brand makes different models for different occasions and to do different things. There are pieces designed […]

Review: The Rolex Lady-Datejust ref. 69173

While it is true that Rolex’s Lady-Datejust range are essentially scaled-down versions of the men’s watches, the two series have quite different personalities. Since the full size models gave up their flagship status to the Day-Date in 1956, they have been positioned as more of a halfway point between out-and-out dress piece and the brand’s […]

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