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Category Archives: Rolex

The next generation of Rolex Calibers

My boss recently came to me with a very interesting question: He was trying to sell a new Rolex to a gentleman who had a Rolex with a 3035 inside. He wanted to know what improvements had been made in the 3135 movement. That was a tough question. I often hear people say that Rolex […]

What’s the big deal about end shakes?

I’ve talked about them in the past. I’ve talked about special tools for adjusting them, but what is the big deal about end shakes? End shake refers to the amount of play that a wheel has to move laterally along its axis between the jewels which support it. In modern watches this is typically supposed […]

Deep Inside a Rolex Submariner

We’ve talked quite a bit about the movements that run inside of Rolex watches here on the blog, and with good reason. They are among the best engineered mechanical watch movements currently in production. One of the most commonly employed Rolex calibres today is the 3135, and is a prime example of where the evolution […]

How the Oyster changed the World

Clearly, I’m a fan of Rolex watches. If you haven’t figured that out yet you haven’t been reading this blog enough. Most watch enthusiasts will know that Rolex invented the “water-proof” watch. The very first model had a crown inside a two piece case and you had to unscrew the bezel to access the crown […]

Basel World

It’s time to own up to this year’s Basel Predicitons. From everyone you’ve never heard of we will see more new Tourbillons. Enough with the tourbillon already, how about a totally new and useful complication. — I haven’t seen much about this actually except in the pre-Basel reports we saw all kinds of double & […]

SIHH and Basel World

It’s that time of the year already. SIHH (Salon Internationalde de Haute Horlogerie) is several months before Basel this year (it’s going on now)and the blogosphere is reporting lots of new models from the Richemont brands and the few other brands exhibiting there. You might check out Men’s Watch Review for some of the models […]

Think like a Watchmaker

You may have missed the first puzzler back in March. I don’t have any prize available at the moment but I would love to hear what you all think about this one. Don’t forget to think like a watchmaker. The customer brought this watch to me today. The crown came off in his hand with […]

More on the Parachrom Hairspring

If you missed my first post on the Parachrom hairspring you may want to check out the details of this fabulous development by Rolex in my original post on the topic. Since writing that post I have been patiently waiting to get my hands on a pre-2005 Daytona with the 4130 movement so I could […]

New Rolex Book

This appears to be the next must have book for Rolex enthusiasts. 100 Superlative Rolex Wristwatches by John Goldberger has a beautiful leather cover and over 700 full color images inside. These aren’t your everyday Rolexes. The book will be available in October. For a full review visit Jake’s Rolex Watch Blog.


A customer comes in with their watch, it isn’t keeping time. Usually this means it needs to be serviced. Most of the time it should have been serviced years ago but they have waited until now and it isn’t running well at all. This time it is something different. They just purchased the watch a […]