Review of ROLEX Datejust ref.16013

It’s quite fitting that I continue with the 1980’s theme in my blog. A while ago I reviewed another 80’s icon, the Ebel 1911 “Miami Vice” Chronograph. Next I have to get a Cartier Santos and TAG Heuer Professional series for a review and then all most characteristic 80’s watches have been pretty much covered. […]

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Review of ROLEX Day-Date 40mm ref.228238

When people think about the quintessential Rolex, they usually think about the famed Submariner or perhaps the brand’s (allegedly) most popular model ever, the DateJust. But the official flagship model has always been the Day-Date “Presidential” in full gold. The first Rolex Day-Date was introduced as early as 1956. Nobody really knows whether the term […]

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Comparative review of ROLEX Sea-Dweller 16600 vs. Breitling SteelFish SuperOcean X-Plus A17390

I have owned many nice diver watches (TAG Aquagraph and Aquaracer (41 and 45mm), several classic Tudor Subs, Omega Planet Oceans, Bond Seamaster, Bond Seamaster chronograph, Seamaster GMT, Seamaster “Electric Blue”, four (yes FOUR) Rolex Submariners (still own the 16610) and many other cool “affordables” like Seiko Orange Monster (which is an icon in the […]

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Review of ROLEX Explorer II ref.16570

Rolex Explorer II was originally designed specifically for cave exploring. It has a date function, a stationary bezel with 24-markings, a 100 meters depth rating, and a large, brightly colored 24-hour hand. The idea behind these features was to provide a watch for speleologists, who Rolex claimed, “soon lose all notion of time: morning, afternoon, […]

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Review of ROLEX GMT Master II ref. 16710

Rolex 16710 is an aviation watch. It was originally designed for Pan-AM pilots who travel through different timezones. 16710 utilizes the Rolex caliber 3185, which has an independently settable hour hand.

The benefit of this complication is that you can set time easily with one hour jumps without hacking the movement in crown position 3. Hacking means that in full time set mode the second hand stops and the watch is operationally “frozen”.

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