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Wrist Game or Crying Shame: Rolex Air-King 14000

HomeWrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game or Crying Shame: Rolex Air-King 14000 Wrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game or Crying Shame: Rolex Air-King 14000 Will you ascend the throne for €3,950? by Michael Stockton July 01, 2020 MIN READWrist Game or Crying Shame: Rolex Air-King 14000 Wrist Game Crying ShameWelcome back to Wrist Game or Crying Shame, the weekly serial where you get to play monarch. Let’s see if you’ll award the royal crown to the Rolex Air-King. But first…
Last week, I tried to present value to you in the form of a rare Breitling Superocean Chronoworks. It turns out that this rarity was caused by its initial price of nearly €40K! Even a reduction down to roughly €15,000 wasn’t enough to save this science experiment as it fell to a thundering 73% Crying Shame loss. That Breitling was once the brand’s veritable head of state, but was quickly deposed. Now let’s focus on a monarch with a far longer reign, the Rolex Air-King.

The Rolex Air-King debuted in 1945Internet lore t..

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SMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta Sunday Morning ShowdownSMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta The Yacht-Master II pits its technical brilliance against the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges June 28, 2020 MIN READSMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta Yacht-Master II Luminor Regatta Rob Nudds Ben Hodges In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week we take to the waves, but stay above them for once. The Rolex Yacht-Master II and the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta Chrono Flyback are approaching the start line, but first…
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Sunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Blue dial Sky-Dweller 326934 Vs Grand Seiko Skyflake SBGA407 by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges June 14, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Sky-Dweller “Skyflake” Ben Hodges Rob Nudds In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, it’s all about blue. And now we need your help to decide between two very different watches from Rolex and Grand Seiko. Enter the Sky-Dweller and Skyflake SBGA407…
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Pre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky Dials

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky Dials Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky Dials 4 Rolex OPs get funky for week 24 by Ben Hodges June 12, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches With Funky DialsThe Oyster Perpetual is the distillation of the three core criteria for every Rolex: The Oyster case for water resistance, the Perpetually winding rotor and the Chronometer rating for timekeeping. With a solid platform, Rolex can go wild with crazy dials for a more personal touch. For this week’s Pre-Owned Picks, I select some standout OP configurations from Chrono24.
A few weeks back, Rob and I went toe-to-toe over the best beater watch from Rolex and Grand Seiko. The term “beater”, otherwise known as the “go anywhere, do anything” watch, may seem a misnomer for a circa €4,000 luxury object, but in this wild and wacky watch world it isn’t so insane.
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Two For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060M

HomeTwo For TuesdayTwo For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060M Two For TuesdayTwo For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060M A Clash of the Titans for the Ages by Michael Stockton June 09, 2020 MIN READTwo For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060MWelcome to our newest series, Two For Tuesday. Today, we’ll pit two of the watch world’s most popular watches against each other in a tussle to be Tuesday’s-top-dog. It’s the Rolex GMT 16710 vs the Submariner 14060M.
Yes, Two For Tuesday is a new concept for us, but it came to mind when we were “spitballing” about new directions for the site. As the resident watch geek amongst my friends and colleagues, I’m usually their first stop for advice. Oftentimes, people don’t ask about a specific watch. They actually ask about a brand. Someone will say something like, “I want an Omega.” Or, “I want a Rolex.” Amazingly, they’ll often boil it down to two models that are somewhat similar (i.e. both are sporty, both are formal, et..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Datejust 116234 Vs Grand Seiko Snowflake SBGA211 by Rob Nudds & Michael Stockton June 07, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Grand Seiko SBGA211 “Snowflake” Rolex Datejust 116234 Rob Nudds Michael Stockton In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we’ve got another head-to-head for you. Could the Rolex Datejust 116234 and the Grand Seiko SBGA211 “Snowflake”, please enter the ring…
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Sunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Vs Grand Seiko SLGA001 by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges May 31, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Grand Seiko SLGA001 Ben Hodges Rob Nudds In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we’ve got another head-to-head for you. It’s getting deep this week. The Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is going up against the Grand Seiko SLGA001.
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How to Spot a Platinum Rolex

Whether you’re an avid watch collector, or you’re just getting started, you already know that Rolex is a luxury brand known for its quality and classic appeal. Rolexes come in all colors and materials, from stainless steel and titanium to rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, and platinum.
With such a range of metallic elements, there’s definitely a color and style for everyone’s taste. Depending on the metal used, the value of the watch can vary. But with stainless steel, titanium, white gold, and platinum all looking very similar (especially from a distance), how can you spot a platinum Rolex?
Fortunately, Rolex makes it easy to separate the heavy-hitters from the more common metals. Rolex uses distinctive dial and case combinations for each of metal types, and platinum watches are the only ones featuring a baby-blue face.

Ladies’ Rolex Datejust Ice Blue with DiamondThis slim, 28mm case watch is perfect for a lady’s wrist. The ice-blue dial is a fitting match for the ice embedded in..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Beater Battle — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Beater Battle — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownRolexSunday Morning Showdown: Beater Battle — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 Vs Grand Seiko SBGH281 by Rob Nudds May 24, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Beater Battle — Rolex Vs Grand SeikoIn this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we’ve got another head-to-head for you. Let’s see whether the Grand Seiko SBGH281 or the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 emerges as this week’s working-class hero.
Last week saw a record-breaking contest ‘twixt Ben and me. We enjoyed it. And judging by the 3,600+ vot..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownRolexSunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko The Rolex Explorer II 216570 takes on the Grand Seiko SBGN005. Which one gets your vote? by Rob Nudds May 17, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand SeikoIn this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we’ve got another head-to-head for you. The focus? Rugged GMT watches from Rolex and Grand Seiko.
I love this column. Why? Because here, opinions run free. There is no diplomacy. Just full-blooded passion. Oftentimes, we pit writers with polari..