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Blog posts from Andy Callan

The Most Popular Rolex Watches of the 2000’s

Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately for a mechanical watchmaker, the world wasn’t plunged back into the pre-technological dark ages at the stroke of midnight on Dec 31st 1999. While a real Y2K bug might well have seen Rolex’s customer base grow even more, at the dawning of the new millennium, it was difficult to see how […]

The Rolex Caliber 3000

One of the Simplest Movements The Rolex Caliber 3000 family started to appear in 1977. The movement phased out the first of the brand’s entirely in-house manufactured range of movements, the 1500 series. It was an extended process, with the two groups running simultaneously for a number of years. It wasn’t until 1990, for example, […]

The Rolex Caliber 1520 / 1530

The Next Generation In 1957, Rolex set about replacing their 1000 series of calibers. These were the first family of movements created entirely in-house by the manufacturer. It also introduced the next generation. Rather than launching the 1500 series in a great sweeping confusion across the board, they phased them in gradually over a number […]

The Rolex Caliber 1160/1161

In The Beginning The Rolex 1160 Caliber ran alongside the various iterations of the hugely popular 1500 series for a number of years. Rolex have always preferred to gradually phase in replacements for their calibers, rather than with a sudden, jarring leap. In the seventies, the 1500 series went through a similar process itself when […]

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