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Review: The Rolex Date ref. 15210

I don’t actually know why Rolex call their 34mm version of the Datejust simply The Date. Now one of five different sizes in the family, it is the only model to drop the last half of the name, and it always has. These days, it is just about the perfect unisex wear and present-day versions […]

Review: The Rolex Oysterquartz ref. 17013

With a history as long as Rolex’s, there are always going to be those moments that exist outside the norm. The quartz crisis was, fortunately, a relatively brief interlude in the watchmaking industry—the worst of its effects taking place over little more than a decade. However, that was plenty long enough to annihilate around two-thirds […]

Rolex Watches You Can Only Buy Preowned

Although you’d be forgiven for not believing it, Rolex is a manufacturer in an almost constant state of flux. While the bedrock watches in its collection appear to have barely altered over several generations, the truth is, they are not only routinely updated with new and improved elements, but some versions are retired completely, and […]

The Preowned Rolex Market

With its current staggering popularity, it can be something of a surprise to learn just how new the phenomenon of watch collecting is. It wasn’t really until the start of the 1980s that the market for vintage wristwatches began, any sparse interest before that going to accumulating antique pocket watches. But from around 1982 onwards, […]