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Rolex Oysterquartz

Rolex is most known for their mechanical timepieces, but from 1970 through 2001 the company also produced battery powered and quartz wristwatches. In an attempt to keep up with the times, Rolex began research into electronic timekeeping in the early 1950’s and was awarded their first patent for an electro‐mechanical movement in 1952. Despite the company’s early interest in the future electronic timekeeping market, though, the first Rolex quartz watch wasn’t made commercially.. Read More

Athletes and Their Watches – Part 2

This weeks blog will continue our look at some of the top athletes in the world and the expensive watches that they wear.  From the Football or Soccer field to the Golf links, today’s top athletes don’t mind spoiling themselves with some of the highest priced watches in the world. Kobe Bryant wearing his signature Hublot King Power Black Mamba in honor of Bryant’s NBA nickname. Olympic 100 and 200.. Read More

Athletes and Their Watches – Part 1

Famous athletes are recognized all over the world for their incredible skills, whether it’s on the football field, baseball diamond, or on the tennis court. Most of these athletes have been playing their sport since they were children and have been putting in countless hours everyday for their entire lives to reach their dream of becoming a professional athlete. Becoming a professional athlete comes with several perks. Athletes are some.. Read More

World Leaders and Their Watches

Wrist watches are always an accessory that shows the status of the owner and it is especially important, if you are a famous political leader. It seems like these politicians are not looking to be politically correct and wear more reasonably priced watches.  Here we go back to the idea of “I am in charge” and their watch gives off the aura of wealth and power.   The world leader with.. Read More

U.S. Leaders and Their Watches

The 2016 election process is in full swing, so I thought it might me a good idea to show some of our future and former elected officials and what watches they wear. President Barack Obama wore Tag Heuer’s Aquaracer for 15 years. On his 46th birthday, Obama received a large black dialed Jorg Gray chronograph from his Secret Service agents that was purchased in the Secret Service employees and that is what he has been wearing.. Read More

Men Celebrities and their Watches – Part 1

A man and his watch are a bit like a man and his car; we all love to own the flashiest and best models. Unsurprisingly, the crazes usually start in Hollywood – where some of the most exuberant watch models are showcased on a regular basis. Tom Cruise – Bremont If there ever was a definition of “A-list”, it most certainly arrives in the form of Tom Cruise. This is an.. Read More

Vintage Rolex Tru Beat: One of the Rarest Rolex Watches

Most individuals within the watch collecting community will associate a ticking seconds hand with a battery powered quartz movement, but there’s also a less common mechanical complication that also ticks – deadbeat seconds. During a five year period in the 1950s, Rolex actually manufactured a mechanical watch with this ticking seconds hand called the “Tru-Beat.” The complication worked similar to older pendulum clocks that made use of anchor escapements; essentially, the escapement featured an anchor that swung back.. Read More

Rolex Day Date President Part 2: Addition of Quick Set & Onwards

In 1972 Rolex added a new feature to the President Day-Date. The technology allowed for wearers to stop the second hand if he or she wanted to reset the time to fit another more accurate source. Later in the 70s, the Day-Date added the “Quick Set” feature. This feature allows for a crown to be easily pulled out to readjust the date, rather than having to turn the entire crown.. Read More

Rolex Day Date President Part 1: History of Rolex’s Flagship Watch

Rolex Day Date “President” This new 6511 the “Day Date” had a window at 12 spelling out the day at 12 and the date was shown at 3. Due to the complexity of the watch, with its automatic movement, additional day and date discs and a screw down back it was a very large and thick watch which gave it presence on the wrist. Introduced as a niche model it soon gained.. Read More

Presidents and their Timepieces – George W. Bush and Barack Obama

During his campaign, and perhaps afterward, George W. Bush wore a Timex i-Control alarm watch, which Timex billed as “the world’s easiest to use alarm watch.” (He no doubt liked it also because of his famous concern with promptness.) To set the alarm, the wearer need only turn the bezel to the desired time and pull out a crown at 4 o’clock. Barack Obama During his campaign, Barack Obama often.. Read More