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History of the Rolex Submariner

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In1954, Rolex formally launched Submariner model 6204 at the Basel Spring Fair. The company claimed its new timepiece was water resistant and could withstand depths of 200 meters (or 660 feet): something no other watch company had been able to accomplish. This same model (as well as the 6205), which was a bit smaller than the first “experimental” 6200 model, was officially launched for sale to the general public in.. Read More

The History Of Dive Watches

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“More people have walked on the moon than have been to the deepest place in the ocean.” In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, filed a patent for an ‘oyster case’ in Britain. The components of the oyster case include a screw down crown, case back and bezel. When combined, it sealed the watch  preventing water from penetrating into its insides. The original design was patented by Paul Perregaux  and Georges.. Read More

Omega Co-Axial Escapement

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Invented around 1974 and patented in 1980 by English watchmaker George Daniels the Co-axial escapement is a modification of the lever escapement. Considered by some to be one of the most significant horological advancements since the invention of the lever escapement, the co-axial escapement functions with a system of 3 pallets that separates the locking function from the impulse, avoiding the sliding friction of the lever escapement. This makes lubrication of the pallets unnecessary and thereby.. Read More

Rolex Daytona: The Most Collectable Watch in the World

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Like wine, art, or other hard assets like diamonds, gold, and real estate, people sometimes refer to watches as “investments”, but it would be silly to view a watch, or a collection of watches, as a core component of your investment portfolio. Certain watches are known to hold their value extremely well—even appreciating in some cases. Interestingly, they’re almost all made by Rolex. One of the reasons for Rolex’s success.. Read More

Omega: Official Timekeeper to the Olympics

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This week OMEGA assumes its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.  Since 1932, OMEGA has been the Official Timekeeper at the Olympic. In Rio, they assume their duties for the 27th time. In every event, they are the name behind the clock, recording the dreams of the athletes who strive for victory.  The Olympics in Rio will be the first ever in Latin America. Some of the greatest timing.. Read More

How to Care for your Vintage Watch

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Care of your Vintage watch Interest in vintage timepieces has reached an all-time high. Some people become enamored by the watches’ stories; others seek the unique look and feel of a watch that has aged naturally over many decades. In this blog I will go over some of the most commonly asked questions about how to care for your vintage watch. Water Resistance, Magnetism and Shock resistance Many people don’t.. Read More

Overhaul an Omega Seamaster Cosmic

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In this blog post, I will go over the steps for an overhaul of an Omega Seamaster Cosmic that I just purchased. The watch arrived to me in need of an overhaul and it also had a broken oscillating weight axel.  After much searching, I found the axel and started on the repair. Picture of the movement before disassembly. Very nice movement model #565. In overall great condition. Oscillating weight.. Read More

Rolex Sports Sponsorship

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Rolex watch company is one of the biggest sponsors of sports in the world. We are right in the middle of summer and sports are in full swing, I thought it would be interesting to go over the variety of sports that Rolex is involved in. Tennis Rolex is a major sponsor in 3 major tournaments in the world of Tennis.  Wimbledon, The Australian Open and the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters… Read More

Omega Constellation

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The Omega Constellation watch was once the flagship in the Omega collection. This particular family within their collection dates back to 1952. The first Omega Constellation models had bumper movements and distinctive diamond shaped hour markers.  The Dauphin hands were used till the late 1960s. After a few years, around 1955, the Omega caliber 354 bumper movement with chronometer rating was replaced by the caliber 50x series. This movement had.. Read More

Omega Seamaster Pro and James Bond models

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The Omega Seamster’s history begins with its release in 1948. Throughout its history, the OMEGA Seamaster is best known for its role as the trusted watch of 007 agent James Bond. The Seamaster was originally designed, however, to accompany sailors in their marine adventures.  It was modeled after the OMEGA Marine, which was the brand’s first water-resistant watch. The watch’s luminescent arms and markers make it highly visible underwater and.. Read More