Rolex Day-Date Ultimate Buying Guide

The Rolex Day-Date – better known as the Rolex Presidential – is a watch that needs no introduction. It is easily one of the brand’s most recognizable timepieces with both day and date apertures on the dial and a signature three-link bracelet. From dignitaries to celebrities and even U.S. Presidents, many of the world’s elite choose this famed watch and it has become synonymous with success and power. Today, the “President’s Watch” is desired by collectors from all walks of life. Thanks to an impressive production run that spans decades…

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition in Platinum-Gold

Although the release of this year’s highly-anticipated James Bond film (No Time to Die) was previously pushed back due to global concerns surrounding COVID-19, fans of luxury watches and Agent 007 have still had plenty of Bond-related news from Omega to talk about this year. Earlier this year, the brand introduced a titanium version of the Seamaster Diver 300M that joined the already vast lineup of Omega watches. While that model was designed with input from Daniel Craig and will be the very same model that he will be wearing…

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OMEGA Watches Ambassador Collin Morikawa Wins PGA Championship

This Sunday was a big day for Omega watches ambassador and professional golfer, Collin Morikawa, who won his first Major title at the PGA Championship. At just 23 years old, Morikawa is the youngest player ever to break 65 in the final round of a major victory, making it a major event when he hoisted the famous Wanamaker Trophy at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. The PGA Championship is the second Major of the season, and as the Official Timekeeper of the PGA of America, Omega watches have…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Metrographe Watch Review

In 2014, Parmigiani Fleurier introduced the Tonda Metrographe chronograph collection. Those who are familiar with this high-end niche watchmaking house will know that Parmigiani Fleurier is best known for impressive watch complications and expensive avant-garde timepieces. However, the stainless steel models and lower price points of the Tonda Metrographe lineup was a clear indication that the brand was reaching out to a younger (and perhaps more price-sensitive) audience. In 2016, Parmigiani Fleurier updated the collection with new models featuring a redesigned dial, in addition to the option of a rose…

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The Best Watches Worn by Movie Stars: Inside The Film Industry

Movie stars and celebrities have access to some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious watches on the planet. In this list, we’re showcasing the glitzy, glamorous, and downright fantastic timepieces that famous actors wear in their personal lives – from red carpet events to everyday antics dodging the paparazzi. We’ll also reveal the surprise watch connoisseurs hiding out in the Hollywood hills, the actors who have designed their own luxury watches, and the most lucrative brand ambassador positions. Excited for this industry insider look?  Kevin Hart – Rolex President KEY…

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Are Rolex Watches Waterproof? – A Historical Evolution and Utility Guide

Perhaps more than anything else, the unassailable reputation of Rolex watches rests on their ability to withstand the extremes. The brand’s products have truly been to the highest, lowest, hottest, and coldest places on Earth, handling with ease the most hostile environments the planet can offer. And key to much of their success can be attributed to an invention dreamt up all the way back in 1926: the Oyster case. This relatively simple innovation, one which has gone largely unchanged for the last 90+ years, did more than anything before or…

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Bob’s Watches ‘Fresh Finds’ Vintage 60s Auction Results

Yesterday was the last day of bidding for our ‘Fresh Finds’ vintage 1960s sports watch auction. Thank you to everyone who participated and a big congratulations to the new owners of these four remarkable vintage timepieces!  While last month’s ‘Fresh Finds’ vintage auction featured 16 incredible watches all produced by Rolex, this month’s edition featured just 4 lots (3 Rolex watches and 1 Omega). Additionally, all of the watches featured in this ‘Fresh Finds’ auction were vintage sports models produced during the 1960s – the final decade from the golden…

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Top 14 Pilot Watches – Everything You Need To Know Before Buying

Watches developed for use while flying date back to the early 1900s when Louis Cartier created the “Santos” for his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos Dumont. In addition to being the first pilot’s watch, the Cartier Santos also holds the very coveted title as one of the first wristwatches. Before the release of the Santos, early aviators relied on inconvenient pocket watches to tell time while flying. Pilot watch history is extensive, with the Cartier Santos paving the way for such icons as the Rolex GMT-Master series, Breitling…

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Famous Movie Watches: The Most Iconic Timepieces in Cinema

Watches featured in films aren’t just handsome accessories, they tie into the storyline and add depth to characters. Back in the old days, watches featured in the movies often became incidental icons – the right watch being strapped on the right (handsome) wrist. Later on, the watches in films became well-placed brand sponsorships orchestrated by the studio. But no matter how they got there, some of the watches that have graced the wrists of Hollywood’s biggest actors have become stars of their own. What we particularly love about luxury watches…

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A 1949 Rolex Datejust ‘Ovettone’ from a Friend of the Wright Brothers 

One of the best things about buying and selling luxury watches is that we get to become part of the story behind each timepiece that passes through our hands. While some of the watches we purchase are essentially unworn models whose owners decided they wanted something different, others are vintage pieces that have been part of a family’s history for multiple generations. Recently, we purchased a Rolex Datejust reference 5030 directly from the grandson of the original owner. In truth, to call the watch a “Datejust” is slightly misleading, as…

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