The Servicing of my Rolex GMT Master II By The Watch Buyers Group

The Servicing of my Rolex GMT Master II By The Watch Buyers Group

Apr 04

As good as our Rolex watches are, eventually they will require routine maintenance and servicing.  Not only will the interior mechanical components which comprise the movement require period cleaning, oiling, and adjustment, but the exterior metal surfaces will pick up scratches and “dings” which detract from the appearance of the watch. When it comes to Rolex watch servicing,...

FINALLY! Rolex Introduces a “Pepsi” Cerachrom GMT Master II 116719 BLRO at Baselworld 2014

FINALLY! Rolex Introduces a “Pepsi” Cerachrom GMT Master II 116719 BLRO at Baselworld 2014

Mar 26

Baselworld 2014 doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, but Rolex has already announced that they’ve FINALLY created at “Pepsi” read and blue bezel GMT Master II in the Cerachrom bezel (reference 116719 BLRO): Ever since Rolex released the first “super case” Rolex sport watch with a Cerachrom bezel (the all-gold Rolex GMT Master II 116718 LN which debuted at...

Review of the Everest Rubber Strap

Review of the Everest Rubber Strap

Feb 04

Let’s face it – being a Rolex collector and enthusiast means that you’re going to have to live with a certain amount of monotony.  The Oyster bracelet in all it’s splendor is the default choice throughout much of the Rolex sport line, as well as the Datejust and other non-sport Rolex models.  Sure there’s some variation in materials and finish available, but one...

BOOK REVIEW: Total Rolex From Mondani Editore

BOOK REVIEW: Total Rolex From Mondani Editore

Jan 25

Book Review: TOTAL ROLEX Authors:   Giorgia and Guido Mondani By: John B. Holbrook, II January 25th, 2013 Just over two years ago (has it really been that long?) Mondani Editore produced the book ROLEX GALLERY (you can read my review by clicking here).  Recently The father-daughter team of Giorgia and Guido Mondani have produced a follow up to that wildly successful book entitled TOTAL...

Rolex Opens Its New Facility in Bienne

Rolex Opens Its New Facility in Bienne

Oct 24

With the official inauguration, on October 16, 2012, of its new production building in Bienne, Rolex has completed the vertical integration process it began over 10 years ago. This gives the brand complete control over the manufacturing of the essential components of its watches, from the case to the movement, from the dial to the bracelet. The completion of the major strategic construction...

Book Review of Rolex Daytona Story

Book Review of Rolex Daytona Story

Oct 02

When Osvaldo Patrizzi and Guido Mondani collaborate, you know it’s a special project.  When they collaborate to write on the topic of the legendary Rolex Daytona, it’s a project which demands the attention of the entire Rolex enthusiast community, and beyond.  With  ROLEX DAYTONA STORY, Patrizzi and Mondani who are arguably the two most well published and knowledgeable figures on...

The Explorer II 16570-3186: The Last Of The Five-Digit Sport Rolex Models

The Explorer II 16570-3186: The Last Of The Five-Digit Sport Rolex Models

Aug 31

In 2000, Rolex released the then-new Rolex Daytona 116520 – the first of the six-digit sport models which refreshed and replaced the same model with a five-digit model number.  In the case of the Daytona, the 116520 replaced the 16520 “Zenith” Daytona which came before it.  Over the next 10 years, Rolex would slowly but surely introduce a new six-digit model and discontinue...

A Tale Of Two Explorer II’s

A Tale Of Two Explorer II’s

Aug 28

It’s been a while since I’ve bought a Rolex (about three years actually), but I bought three in the last thirty days.  I bought the first two last month – a Y series coke bezel GMT Master II, and a P series white dial Explorer II.  Both were exceptionally good buys, and the Coke GMT II was almost immediately sold.  I bought the Explorer II with every intention of selling it...

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