Among the rarest and valuable dress Rolex ever produced are those with dials of stone or wood. Let’s dig into a selection of these ‘organic’ dialed Datejusts and Day-Dates.
What's the story with the obsession around original boxes and paperwork and vintage watches? We dive into the details behind this focus within the watch collecting community.
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved watches made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. In this article, we discuss the Rolex Datejust in detail and provide a historical overview of one of the most iconic models to have ever come from the brand.
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about a 1966 Omega Seamaster 300 Ref. 165.024. There is something about the early vintage Omega Seamasters that truly embodies the golden era of dive watches of the 1960-1970s. Cam takes us through this cool example from 1966 and provides a brief overview of the vintage Omega Seamaster 300 reference range.
How do you sell a watch to someone in the cell phone age? It’s a question being asked by dealers, journalists, and, of course, marketing teams at the big watch brands every single day. The day of the watch, in many ways, is past us. We don’t need them. So selling them as a necessity is out. But we all want something to aspire to, and that’s the key to understanding why
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist " Cam talks about a1967 Universal Genève Space-Compax (Ref. 885104/01) that is in absolutely stunning condition. There are have been various speculations about the intended purpose and inspiration behind the design of the Space-Compax, the most probable conclusion is that the "Space Compax" was designed to replace the Omega Speedmaster as the watch of preference by NASA during a time in history in which space exploration was at the forefront of international news and public consciousness.
In many ways, the Tudor "Big Block" was superior to its bigger brother the Rolex Daytona. In this article, we provide a brief history and technical overview of the Tudor "Big Block" reference range of chronographs and talk about why the "Big Block" has been increasing in terms of collectability and desirability among the vintage collector community.
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about an incredibly rare and highly sought after Rolex Day-Date ref. 18238 that possesses an onyx stone dial variant. For a short period of time, Rolex manufactured timepieces featuring exotic materials. Such as dials mode from various minerals, woods, and stone including Black Onyx, African Mahogany, Lapis Lazuli, and Birch among others. Most commonly these watches were produced in 18K yellow gold. These style variants are always strikingly vivid with high contrast and minimalist design. Due to only being in production for a short era, today's collectability for these pieces is very high.
The average vintage focused collector may not consider a modern Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster, or Patek Phillipe of the latest variety to be a collection requisite, most will voice a quiet appreciation for what the current references represent. Just as the earliest incarnations of Rolex’s sports watches epitomized the cutting edge of what the industry was capable of, and beyond, so do the modern ceramic references. While we could wax on about how these great timepieces arguably set the bar for all other manufacturers to follow, how we arrived at this present state of excellence and the specific models that paved the way is a far more interesting story which we can define as the transitional range of watches. This transitional range of watches is now referred to as "Neo-Vintage"
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about the Rolex Submariner Ref 14060. The Ref. 14060 is, for many, the perfect cross between old and new. With modern advancements and more classic design. The Ref. 14060 Rolex Submariner is a versatile wristwatch for pretty much every situation.
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about a "Neo Vintage" classic, the Rolex Explorer I Ref 14270. Cam provides a brief history of the Rolex Explorer 1 Ref. 14270 and talks about how the Ref. 14270 bridges the gap between a classic vintage Rolex and a watch of more modern design and build from Rolex!
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