Rolex Customization—Bracelets

When it comes to customizing your Rolex watch, just about the quickest and easiest way to make a huge difference to the overall look of a piece is by switching up the bracelet. As we saw with the latest issue Batman GMT-Master II, merely changing from the time-honored and expected Oyster bracelet to the far […]

Rolex Watches Discontinued in the 2010’s

With the second decade of the new millennium almost over, now seems like a good time to start our mini series on those Rolex watches which have been discontinued in the last 10 years (or so). The period has actually been fairly turbulent by the brand’s own conservative standards, with a couple of their most […]

Rolex Customization—Faces and Cases

Changing or modifying the most visible aspects of a Rolex watch obviously has the biggest influence on its aesthetics. Whether you choose to customize the dial or swap it out completely, add elements to the case and lugs or substitute one bezel for another, what you end up with essentially is an entirely new watch—on […]

Counterfeit Rolex Watches—A History

Did I ever tell you about the very first Rolex I bought? I was doing the whole gap year thing (although a decade or so later than most people do it), bumming around Asia, when I washed up in Thailand. There, in the buzzing northern city of Chiang Mai I think it was, some enterprising […]