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Entries for the ‘Watch 101’ Category

Rolex Day- Date (President)

The Rolex Day-Date is synonymous with success. When one thinks of a luxurious gold watch that portrays status, perhaps the first watch to come to mind is the Rolex Day-Date. The first Rolex Day-Date was first introduced in 1956, and as the name implies it’s characterized as the only Rolex model to display the day […]

GMT Watch

The Earth is divided in 12 time zones also known as meridians. GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time, which is used as the time zone 0 in the Universal time. In the watch business a GMT Watch implies that the watch displays a second time zone or a 24-hour indication. This is useful for people […]

Watch movement jewels

Sometimes you see that a mechanical watch has 17 Jewels, or 13 Jewels, but what does that mean? They are called Jewel Bearings and are placed at the center of a rotating gear wheel. The jewels are  synthetic Rubies and their purpose is to minimize friction between hardened steel parts, increase accuracy, lower the weight […]

Black Coating Watches, PVD or DLC

Right now there is a high demand for watches that are Black coated. Some watches come all factory black coated but other watches from brands such as Rolex and Audemars Piguet are customized a lot to black. The question is which one is better PVD or DLC? PVD is the method of coating whereas DLC […]

Rolex Bracelets

There are four main types of Rolex Bracelets. They are: Oyster, Jubilee, and Presidential Oyster Bracelet is the most popular model now in the 2000’s since it is the most resistant and less prone to stretching. It is characterized by bigger center links than the other bracelets. It may come with the Oyster Buckle or […]

Rolex Model Numbers (Reference Numbers)

It is imperative to know the model number of the Rolex Watch you plan to purchase before actually buying the watch. The reason for this is because not all dealers are honest on their description. Some of them misrepresent the watches making an older watch look a newer style by customizing and not disclosing it […]