January 2020 - Beckertime, LLC

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 16220

Rolex’s ref. 162XX series of Datejust watches first emerged in 1988, a replacement for the relatively short-lived ref. 160XX range. As you might imagine, considering the brand’s unwavering dedication to their own designs, the aesthetic differences between the two were minimal, if not non-existent, and the new reference number was issued to denote the use […]

Review: Rolex Lady-Datejust ref. 6517

There is nothing else in the entire Rolex portfolio that outsells the Lady-Datejust. It has been at the top of the list since its introduction in 1957, a massively popular version of the legendary men’s model, given a scaled-down, feminine twist. Because it made its first appearance more than a decade after the full size […]

Review: The Rolex Air-King ref. 14000

There is a very good case for describing the Rolex Air-King series as the forgotten watches of the brand’s portfolio. In fact, it almost seems that for more than 30-years or so starting in the mid-fifties, even Rolex sort of forgot about them. That was the reign of the ref. 5500, starting in 1957 and […]

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