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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, […]

Review: The Rolex Date ref. 1501

Even if you had very little interest in horology, chances are you would recognize the Rolex Datejust, if not by name then at least by sight. One of the most famous watch series ever made, it was the first to marry together an automatically winding movement and a date function inside a waterproof case. These […]

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