Review of the Rolex Explorer II 216570

Review of the Rolex Explorer II 216570

Jan 19

Review of the Rolex Explorer II 216570 By: John B. Holbrook, II January 20th, 2012 If you’re a long time reader of LuxuryTyme.com, you’ll know my very first brand new Rolex was a white dial Explorer II 16570 I purchased back in 2004.  When I bought my first white dial Daytona, I decided I didn’t need two white dial Rolexes in my collection, and sold my Explorer II.  Truth be...

VIDEO REVIEW: The Rolex Datejust 16013

VIDEO REVIEW: The Rolex Datejust 16013

Jan 21

For the past few months I’ve been experimenting with producing video content, which I’ve posted to YouTube on the official WATCH TALK FORUMS channel on YouTube.  I think I’m finally getting handle on producing content in this new medium, and have done my first-ever watch video on my vintage Rolex Datejust 16013 – check it out: The video is shot in HD – if you click...

COMPARATIVE REVIEW: The Rolex Submariner 16610 vs. the Rolex Submariner 116610

COMPARATIVE REVIEW: The Rolex Submariner 16610 vs. the Rolex Submariner 116610

Dec 10

COMPARATIVE REVIEW: The Rolex Submariner 16610 vs. the Rolex Submariner 116610 By: John B. Holbrook, II December 11th, 2010 During my review last week of the Rolex Submariner 116610, I went out of my way not to make the obvious comparison between it, and the watch it replaces – the Rolex Submariner 16610.  I felt it was important to evaluate the watch on it’s own merits and to do so...

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116610

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116610

Dec 03

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116610 By: John B. Holbrook, II December 3rd, 2010 Over the past two years, we’ve seen Rolex introduce the first two upgraded “ceramic” Submariner models, the white gold 116619, and the two-tone 116613.  Both models gave Rolex fans a strong hint at what Rolex had in store for the all-stainless Submariner, which was debuted as expected during...

COMPARATIVE REVIEW: The Rolex Submariner 16613 vs. the Rolex Submariner 116613

COMPARATIVE REVIEW: The Rolex Submariner 16613 vs. the Rolex Submariner 116613

Nov 15

COMPARATIVE REVIEW: The Rolex Submariner 16613 vs. the Rolex Submariner 116613 By: John B. Holbrook, II January 4th, 2010 Last month, I had the opportunity to review the new Rolex Submariner 116613-the replacement for Rolex Submariner 16613 which has been in production since approximately 1988.  Rolex’s first two-tone Submariner model actually debuted in four years prior in 1984 as the...

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116613

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116613

Nov 15

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116613 By: John B. Holbrook, II December 20th, 2009 Earlier this year, I reviewed the Rolex Submariner 116619 – the world’s first taste of what a re-designed Submariner with the new maxi-dial, “super case” design would be like.  Baselworld 2009 happened, as it does every year in April, and Rolex introduced the next step in the Submariner...

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116619

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116619

Nov 13

Review of the Rolex Submariner 116619 By: John B. Holbrook, II January 1st, 2009 Basel 2008 generated much excitement in the watch world, and particularly in the Rolex community.  Besides being the 100 Year anniversary of the company, (a fact which went largely unacknowledged by Rolex, but that’s another topic…) Rolex also made some fairly significant announcements.  Rolex...

Review of The Rolex Day-Date “Presidential”

Review of The Rolex Day-Date “Presidential”

Nov 10

Review of The Rolex Day-Date “Presidential” Reference 118239 By: John B. Holbrook, II February 13th, 2008 The Rolex Day-Date, or “Presidential” as it is often called because it has adorned the wrist of several US Presidents, holds a unique spot in the Rolex catalog and in the hearts and minds of Rolex fans.  On one hand, the Day-Date is arguably the most sought...

Comparative Review of the Rolex Sea-Dweller VS. Omega Planet Ocean

Comparative Review of the Rolex Sea-Dweller VS. Omega Planet Ocean

Nov 09

Comparative Review of the Rolex Sea-Dweller VS. Omega Planet Ocean By: John B. Holbrook, II February 3rd, 2007 As I sit down to write this comparative review, I realize it’s been 4 years since I compared dive watches from Rolex and Omega.  In the four years since I first compared the Omega Seamaster Professional to the Rolex Submariner and the article has become one of the most popular...

Review: The Rolex GMT Master II 116713 LN & 116710 LN

Review: The Rolex GMT Master II 116713 LN & 116710 LN

Nov 08

Review of The Rolex GMT Master II: 116713 LN & 116710 LN By: John B. Holbrook, II June 23, 2007 The title of this review may be somewhat misleading – the new style GMT Master II isn’t really all that “new.” The all-gold Rolex GMT Master II 116718 LN photos available on the Rolex Website) was first introduced at the Basel Watch Fair in April of 2005 to commemorate the...

Review of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520

Review of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520

Nov 05

Review of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116520 By: John B. Holbrook, II November 5, 2010 Ask any serious watch collector to name the most difficult to acquire, most highly sought after watch, and chances are that the same name will come up time after time—the Daytona. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 116520, enjoys a status and cult-like following that no other watch in the world...

Comparative Review of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116520 VS. The Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Model 3551.20.00

Comparative Review of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116520 VS. The Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Model 3551.20.00

Nov 05

Comparative Review of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116520 VS. The Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Model 3551.20.00 By: John B. Holbrook, II December 26, 2004 It’s been almost 2 years since I last did a “shoot out” article between Rolex and Omega – back in June of 2003 I compared the Omega Seamaster to the Rolex Submariner. That article remains one of the most...

Review of the Rolex Submariner 16610LV: The 50th Anniversary Submariner

Review of the Rolex Submariner 16610LV: The 50th Anniversary Submariner

Nov 02

Review of the Rolex Submariner 16610 LV:  The 50th Anniversary Submariner By: John B. Holbrook, II November 2, 2010 In 1953, Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf introduced a watch that was specifically designed for the unique needs of professionals who work beneath the water’s surface — the famous Rolex Submariner. The watch combined sev­eral of Rolex’s most significant design innovations, such...

Review Of The Rolex Yacht-Master 16622

Review Of The Rolex Yacht-Master 16622

Nov 01

Review of the Rolex Yacht-Master 16622 By: John B. Holbrook, II June 5th, 2005 The Rolex Yacht-Master Reference 16622 is, from many perspectives, a unique and interesting Rolex. When I first saw the watch and tried it on in person, I wasn’t impressed. It just didn’t seem to grab me, so I never paid it too much attention for several years thereafter. It wasn’t until this past...

Review of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

Review of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

Oct 31

Review of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 By: John B. Holbrook, II September 13th, 2004 To be honest, I never really thought I’d buy a Sea-Dweller. In fact, I never really even gave one serious consideration until about a week before I ordered mine. You see, I had a goal to collect a select few of Rolex’s top sport watch models. At this point, I already had a 16613 Submariner, a classic...

Review of the Rolex GMT Master II 16710

Review of the Rolex GMT Master II 16710

Oct 30

Rolex GMT Master II Review By: John B. Holbrook, II September 8th, 2004 The GMT Master II is my first pilots watch. That’s right – even though the Master II is cosmetically similar to many Rolex dive style watches (like the Submariner and Sea-Dweller) the original GMT Master was conceived as a tool for airline pilots. You see, back in the 1950’s innovations in aviation...

Review of the Rolex Submariner 16613

Review of the Rolex Submariner 16613

Oct 30

Review of the Rolex Submariner 16613 By: John B. Holbrook, II May 10, 2004 The Rolex Submariner reference 16613 serves three purposes in my collection. The first is to complete my collection of the best of the Rolex sport watches. This F series Submariner joins my Y series Explorer II and GMT Master II to represent the 3 Rolex watches I admire the most. The second purpose is to have an...

Comparative Review of the Omega Seamaster Professional Model2254.50.00 VS. The Rolex Submariner 16610

Comparative Review of the Omega Seamaster Professional Model2254.50.00 VS. The Rolex Submariner 16610

Oct 29

Comparative Review of the Omega Seamaster Professional Model2254.50.00 VS. The Rolex Submariner 16610 By: John B. Holbrook, II June 7, 2003 One of the greatest company rivalries in horology is between Rolex and Omega. Both are well respected Swiss manufacturers of impeccable timepieces which are steeped in long histories and tradition. Each company also has their respective legion of loyal...

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