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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 […]

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 16014

Relatively speaking, the ref. 160XX series of Rolex’s Datejust had a fairly short run. Starting in 1977, they were the fourth generation of the model which, by then, was one of the brand’s most recognizable and popular creations. More than anything else, their introduction was prompted by a new caliber, and that was the reason […]

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 1603

The core group of Rolex watches, those which have been around since the 1950s or even earlier, are renowned for just how little their designs have changed over time. Of them all it is perhaps the two dress pieces, the Datejust and Day-Date, which have altered the least throughout their respective generations. Any visual improvements […]

Review: The Rolex Submariner ref. 16610

If you read enough watch reviews, you will notice the word ‘iconic’ gets used an awful lot, and mostly about models that don’t really deserve it. And then there’s the Rolex Submariner. Pretty much from the get-go, and it first arrived way back in 1954, the Sub has been the ultimate in luxury dive watches; […]