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Smartwatch vs Timex Explorer


I love gadgets.  Any type of mechanical or electronic device is something that I have always been fascinated by. Ever since our first Gateway compute about 20 years ago, I have loved all of the newest gizmos that have become a part of our life.  I have had 4 phones, now the the best one yet, my galaxy Note 4, I can do just about anything on this one, I.. Read More

How a Rolex Screw Down Crown works


The winding crown on Rolex watches is made up of about 10 parts, and is screwed hermetically onto  the watch case. This is how Rolex, for the first time in the history of watchmaking, created a waterproof winding crown –– a secure interface between the protected, sealed world inside the watch and the harmful elements of the outside world. Even with a solid case and bullet-proof crystal, the Achilles heel.. Read More

Apple Watch VS Rolex


Apple recently unveiled its Apple Watch Series 2 along with the company’s other new products. A few new features to the Apple Watch are with the case, operating system and an alternate option. The case has been upgraded to swimproof and the new operating system is watchOS 3. For a steeper price, consumers can opt for a white ceramic case. With all these new features and the support of a.. Read More

Important Watch Terminology


The terminology behind watches is almost as complicated as the mechanics that drive them. The following terms serve as Watch Education 101 and features a list of many of the basic terms relating to the parts of a watch. This simple glossary will help cut the confusion — consider this your reference point. Automatic: A mechanical watch that is wound by the motion of the wearer’s wrist rather than by.. Read More

What are Chronographs and Chronometers?


In the watch world, there are many different styles, brands and types of timepieces. This week’s blog post focuses on chronograph and chronometer watches. The chronograph literally translated means “time writer” — a union of the Greek word “chromos,” meaning time and “graph,” meaning writing. A chronograph is a specific type of watch that is used as stopwatch combined with a display watch. A basic chronograph has an independent sweep second hand; it can be started, stopped, and.. Read More

Rolex Submariner Buckle Repair

I have been asked many times if I could repair a  flip over deployment clasp on a Rolex band.  Up until recently I was not able to make this repair.  I just found the needed pin assembly from one of my suppliers to finally solve this problem. I have shown below some before and after pictures of this clasp and the pin that needs to be replaced.  If anyone needs.. Read More

Rolex GMT


“GMT” stands for Greenwich Mean Time and is the “0” point on the 24 hour scale of international timezones. Greenwich is in England, and from there other timezones are plus (+) or minus (-) GMT. GMT was established so that travelers would be able to quickly  know what time it is all over the world as long as they knew what the GMT time was. Pan American Airlines was the.. Read More

History Of The Rolex President


The Rolex Day-Date was released in 1955 and had many features that were considered ahead of its time, including an automatic movement, plus day and date discs. Because of these unique features, the “Rolex Day-Date”  soon became the flagship model for Rolex. This first rolex model was the 6511. Rolex’s 6611 models that were waterproof up to 100 feet soon replaced the Day Date but it was still externally identical.. Read More

History of the Rolex Submariner


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


“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