Rolex produced the very first Submariner in 1953 with this model ref. 6204 watch. The Submariner would go on to not only become one of the most iconic timepieces in the world, but also one of the most heavily emulated, desired, and studied. The Submariner was the first diver’s watch from Rolex and followed a legacy that started in 1926 when Rolex released its first water-resistant watch, the Oyster.
Topic | Submariner
Raven watches have quickly made a name for themselves in the online forums by offering nicely made Rolex Submariner homages at a very competitive price. The Raven 42mm Vintage was a fast hit among buyers looking for a watch that could echo a vintage Sub without costing quite so dearly. Whether you call them Sub clones, homages or something else, it doesn’t change the goal…
If you look at many of the most popular watch brands, you’ll notice that their collections usually contain a few (or many) classics whose names have been around for years. Brands like Rolex don’t really release new models, but rather continue to improve on their core collection over time.
How is it that we can love one unreasonably prices expensive watch while feeling something totally different for another? The unique emotions behind desiring the unnecessary comes into play as we discuss the HYT H2 watch as well as the Breva Genie 01. We also take a close look at the reader response to our recent Rolex Submariner watch review, as well as the pretty cool Antoine Martin Slow Runner and the Basis fitness watch.
Rolex is as much a lifestyle as it is a watch brand. The company is a legend, and their products are the corner-stone of an industry that sells dreams, status, quality, and ideally, value. Whether or not individual entities in the luxury industry can deliver
Recently we spoke with the Rolex boutique in Beverly Hills and they confirmed that Rolex has about 2,000 SKUs even though there are only a few product families to choose from. That effectively means that there are tons of available Rolex watches to choose from…
This is a two part guide on buying your first Rolex watch. Part 1 discusses when you should invest in your first Rolex, while Part 2 discuss what specific Rolex timepiece to buy.
I am very much a “watch guy”. If you’re reading aBlogtoWatch, then chances are high that you’d consider yourself to be a member of the same club. But it’s worth noting that within our niche group of horologically inclined individuals, there are several sub-categories of watch enthusiasts.
An evolving category in the watch market are replacement aftermarket products not intended to mimic the original, but rather to improve or change the way the watch looks and feels. One of those companies entering into this category is Everest Horology…
“Watch What-If” is a special column on aBlogtoRead.com that asks the playful question “what if an iconic watch you know and love was offered in a different style?” The idea embraces a good timepiece’s core design and has fun by offering new colors and material concepts to stimulate your senses. These ideas may be provocative, […]
Since the media is on the topic, I am going to dedicate this post to Charlie Sheen. More specifically Charlie Sheen in the movie Platoon – because this set of watches from Project X Designs looks precisely like something his character would have worn in Platoon. See how nicely that works out? And since we […]
The Rolex Submariner is not only one of the most versatile watches designs in history, it is also one of the most commonly “homaged.” …
I am taking credit for these watches. I met with Time & Gems a while ago when seeing their progress with DLC and PVD treatments on Rolex watch modifications, and suggested that they give a two tone “Rolesor” watch this type of treatment. Black and gold is a very nice combo, (especially yellow gold and […]
The long-awaited new steel version of the new generation of Rolex Submariner watches is here. The official name is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date. This is not a surprise release from the brand for 2010. However, the introduction of a standard green dial is something I didn’t expect. Like clockwork, over the last few […]
Modifying New Rolex Watches The easiest thing to miss in images is quality. If I could express one point about Project X Designs customized Rolex watches, is that they ensure their work is on par with “manufacture quality standards.” This means that they invest enormous effort into ensuring that their customization of Rolex watches leaves […]
Time and Gems timepieces based out of Los Angeles specializes in the sale of quality pre-owned Rolex watches of all varieties. They have newer models as well as some extremely hard to find vintage models. I got to Visit with the Time and Gems recently to view their massive collection watches as well as to […]
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