In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam takes us through an interesting Daytona Ref 6265 from 1974. This 1974 Daytona Ref. 6265 example, often referred to as a "ROC" dial and also as a "Big Eyes" Daytona. This is an early dial variant that only bears the words Rolex Oyster Cosmograph and lacks the red Daytona text above the 6 o'clock subdial. The nickname "Big Eyes" was coined by Rolex collectors to highlight the fact that the chronograph counters of this type of dial are larger than normal.
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about Rolex OysterQuartz and reviewers a 1978 Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust (Ref.17000) with a "Buckley" dial. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Quartz timepieces were dominating the market and yes even Rolex was affected by what is now known as the "Quartz Crisis" of the late 1970's and of the early 1980's.
In this episode of "Under The Radar" Tyler reviews a 1960s Seiko Motorist (Ref. J14108E) "Gold Cap" This unbelievably unique driver's Seiko screams "MOD!". With its asymmetrical-cut case and offset 12 o'clock, we love this peculiar and rare piece. The Seiko Motorist was introduced in 1964 and is said to be a variant of the Seiko Harmony, which was a line of lady's watches. This watch sits perfectly within the unisex category, as it would look brilliant on a man or woman.
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam "Unboxes" and reviews the Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver reissue, Cam compares new to old and does a deep dive into the new Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster. This is an unboxing/review that you don't want to miss!
In this episode of "Under The Radar" Tyler talks about a Rolex classic the Air-King. The Rolex Ref. 5500 Air King series of watches are just as iconic as some of the more leading models to have come from the Rolex brand but don't let its simplistic design and more modest price point fool you. The Air-King and it's many dial variants that can be found within the reference range make this and many like it an Under The Radar vintage timepiece that is worth a closer look!
So you’ve decided to buy a vintage Rolex Datejust - excellent choice! Now, how do you find the one that’s right for you? Arguably more than any other watch, it is the Rolex Datejust that best defines the Rolex brand. Created in an era that pre-dates the proliferation of the tool watch. In this article, we take you through the ins and outs of one of the most classic and iconic watches to have ever come from Rolex!
In this episode of “Under The Radar” Tyler talks about one of the most historically and horologically significant watches to have come from the 18th century. In 1891 the Ball Watch Company was founded by Webb C. Ball in Cleveland, Ohio. This company is intrinsically tied to the history of the American railroad system.
Alright, so you bought a Breitling Navitimer because it looks cool. Now, how on earth do you use its slide rule bezel? This article takes you through the uses of the Navitimer slide rule bezel. Some of these applications are downright practical, others... well, It's a really nice watch!
When the very first dive watches appeared in the 1950s, they already possessed enough water resistance to meet ISO 6425 requirements. In this article, we discuss the history behind depth ratings on watches and what they really mean!
This week on 'Under the Radar', Tyler talks through his passion for collecting Zodiac timepieces from the 1950s through 1970s. Diving into the details on the brand in general as well as showcasing some pieces from his personal collection.
This week Cam talks through a historically impressive piece with equally impressive horological significance. This 1963 Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 is sure to have something for everyone.
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