December 2019 - Beckertime, LLC

Review: The Rolex Date ref. 15200

Rolex’s Date and Datejust models are as closely related as the names suggest, sharing the same core design and functionality. The main difference, as it has been since the beginning, is in their respective sizes. Where the Datejust was originally a 36mm watch (and the series now includes 31mm, 36mm and 41mm—with a 28mm Lady-Datejust) […]

Review: The Rolex Air-King ref. 5500

To date, there have only been six iterations of the Rolex Air-King, which seems a surprisingly small number for a watch that has been in almost unbroken production since 1940. But when you remember that a single reference, the ref. 5500, stuck around for an unbelievable 37 of those years, it starts to make a […]

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 16233

If there is an archetypal Rolex visual, it is the meeting of steel and gold known as Rolesor. The term, first patented by the brand all the way back in 1933, can be used to describe a watch with any of the three colors of the precious metal—but it is the yellow gold version specifically […]

Review: The Rolex Lady-Datejust ref. 6916

Rolex’s all-time bestselling range of watches, the Lady-Datejust first emerged in 1957, some 12-years after the men’s version. The original had been such a resounding success it had left the brand without much to do except to make it smaller to better suit a more slender wrist. In all other respects—everything from its feature set […]

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