1. #TBT Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694

Rolex Oyster Precision 6694

If Rolex is the international symbol of success, it is perhaps most true in Asia, where Rolex advertisements are aplenty. Take a stroll down Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping belt and you will see Rolex boutiques at just about every corner. In fact, it would not be a stretch to say that there are more shops on Orchard Road that sell Rolex watches than Starbucks and McDonald’s combined. And in this Rolex-crazy part of the world, a particular model that gets a lot of attention is the Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694. Regarded as one of the most affordable Rolex models available, many aspiring Rolex owners got their start with the trusty old 6694. Find out why it is so important and such a worthy watch here.

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Source: Fratellowatches

2. How Daniel Wellington Made a $200 Million Business Out of Cheap Watches

Daniel Wellington

Most watch lovers probably won’t admit this, but I’m sure many of you have now and then tried to sneak a peek at someone else’s wrist to see what he or she might be wearing. And in the past year or so, I noticed a lot of people wearing this gold cased watch with a very simple and clean dial, but often with different straps. After more investigation, it turns out that these watches were from a young brand known as Daniel Wellington. Started around four years ago in Sweden, Daniel Wellington sold over a million watches last year. How did it become so successful and what was the inspiration behind these almost ubiquitous timepieces? Here is the story.

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Source: Bloomberg

3. Rare Watches: Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3

Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3

Think high-end, ultra-complicated, and ultra-expensive pieces, and it is hard to not think of Greubel Forsey. Even their entry-level piece, if there was ever a thing such as an entry-level Greubel Forsey, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, costs a hefty $300,000 or so. To really understand the brand, here is a look at their breathtaking Invention Pieces, with a focus on the stunning Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3.

Source: Deployant

4. A Wall Street guide to watches

Rolex Submariner

Watches are a subtle way to show one’s individualism and taste. And for better or worse, it seems that on Wall Street at least, a person can be sized up just from what’s being worn on their wrist. If you are looking for a laugh, here is a guide to what watches to wear on Wall Street. Of course, this is all entirely tongue-in-cheek, but there are some observations here that are actually quite spot on.

Source: Business Insider

5. Opinion: Thoughts on Rolex’s Extended Warranty

Rolex Factory

If you have been following industry happenings closely, one of the biggest news items in the past month was Rolex’s announcement that it would now provide a five-year long warranty on all watches purchased after July 1. But perhaps more interesting was the fact that Rolex itself said that the time between servicing intervals had stretched to around 10 years. Further investigation also revealed that for Rolex UK at least, watches sold after July 1 will come with an initial service recommendation of 10 years. So, what can we make of this new development? Here are some thoughts.

Source: Wound for Life

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