Blog posts from Matthew Becker

12 things people do not know about Rolex

The 12 Top Fascinating Things To Know About Rolex. There are a few tidbits about Rolex that typically do not come up in conversation. Here are 12 things to know about Rolex that has helped set them apart and drive the Company to success. 1. GMT and Explorer II Rolex’s can work as a compass […]

Don’t do Counterfeit Rolex

Two Types of Buyers of Fake Rolex Watches As we have covered here before, counterfeit watches are big business with the Swiss watchmaking industry. It is estimated that tens of millions of counterfeit (a.k.a. knock-off) watches flood the market every year creating billions dollars in revenue. There are two types of buyers for fake Rolex watches: Those […]

Short History of Women’s Wristwatches

Converted pocket watch to be worn on the wrist for women Womens Wristwatches Began in the Early 1800’s Finding a comprehensive history of womens wristwatches in the watchmaking history books is somewhat difficult. This is because the start of wristwatches was back in the early 1800’s. At that time, they were not considered serious timepieces. […]

Do Rolex Papers Matter?

Purchasing a New Rolex A Rolex wristwatch, when purchased new, comes complete with a cardboard outer box and inner spring loaded presentation box. Also, a watch cushion that fits in between the watch and the band. It also includes an owner’s manual and a Genuine Swiss red chronometer hang tag. Sometimes Rolex includes a Rolex Swimpruf […]

Rolex Water Resistance

Are Rolex Watches Waterproof or Water Resistant? Similar to most Rolex owners, you probably give little thought to your Rolex water resistance rating. However, it’s a concern every Rolex owner should have, regardless of the model or how you use it. Rolex Water Resistance Rating Rolex does a fantastic job marketing their impressive Rolex Oyster case, […]

How Do You Guarantee the Authenticity of a Rolex?

How to Authenticate Rolex Watches It is always best to buy luxury Rolex timepieces from a reputable company who has something to lose if they sell a fake watch. Like BeckerTime, reputable companies sell genuine watches and take the time to properly describe all items. BeckerTime’s Authenticity Guarantee follows stringent steps on how to authenticate Rolex watches. These […]

Where to Buy an Inexpensive Genuine Rolex

Buying anything on the internet can be a nerve racking experience. Make that a Rolex and that only gets worse. So, if you’ve ever wondered where is the best place to buy genuine Rolex, it’s important to know that BeckerTime addresses this throughout the purchase process to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.  We understand, the amount […]

Accuracy of Mechanical Watches

The accuracy of a mechanical watch is determined by comparison to an accepted standard such as an atomic clock. Accuracy is then stated as the deviation from the standard, usually expressed in seconds per day. Several conditions can affect the accuracy of a mechanical watch. Exposure to magnetic fields, temperature extremes, alignment of the gear […]

Watch Trivia for Your Friday from BeckerTime & NAWCC

If you’re a fan of the watch world and all things time related, here is a neat list of trivia compiled by the National Watch & Clock Museum (NAWCC).  The watch geeks here at BeckerTime found these tidbits to be quite interesting…ENJOY: – “Fortnight” is a contraction of “fourteen nights.” In the United States “two […]