One of the most famous Rolex Submariners of all time is the reference 6538. Its oversized crown and lack of crown guards help distinguish it from the myriad of other Submariner references, and give the watch an unmistakably vintage look and feel. The small red triangle placed at the zero marker on the bezel insert adds a splash of color to the overall look of the watch, and help to promote its purpose-driven design.
The Submariner is easily Rolex’s most popular and widely recognizable line of watches. First introduced in 1954, and intended as a watch specifically for SCUBA divers, the Rolex Submariner has become an absolute cornerstone in the world of luxury watches, making it a popular target for first-time buyers and seasoned Rolex collectors alike. Although there are quite a lot of Rolex Submariners in existence, certain vintage references have caught the attention of enthusiasts whenever they surface.
For vintage Rolex sport watches, much of the rarity and collectability stems from the limited number of surviving examples, rather than an inherently small original production number. As high-end tool watches, many Rolex timepieces were actually subjected to the demanding conditions for which they were designed; and consequently, many were lost or destroyed over the course of the decades that they were in use by their owners.
At the heart of the reference 6538 beats Rolex’s 25-jewel, caliber 1030 movement fake watches UK, which operates at a frequency of 18,000vph and pre-dates the hack-seconds feature that can be found on later-era Rolex calibers. Originally introduced in 1950, the caliber 1030 is often credited as being Rolex’s first bi-directional, automatic winding movement. Additionally, it features a “butterfly” shaped rotor that has two slits cut out on either side of it that give the part its name and distinguishing form.
The majority of references 6538 Rolex Submariners cheap fake watches were thoroughly worn by their users, through all kinds of demanding conditions, for most of their lives. As a result, most surviving examples have had their dials, hands, and bezel inserts replaced by Rolex service centers when they were sent in for regular maintenance and repairs. Consequently, finding a reference 6538 Rolex Submariner that is complete with all its original parts has become an increasingly difficult task.
Additionally, as it is the very same reference that was worn by Sean Connery in the first James Bond movies, the reference 6538 is considered by many to be the original “Bond Submariner.” While this characteristic really only holds significance to die-hard, James Bond fans; the additional level of collectability has increased the overall awareness of this particular reference, which in turn, has made it even more rare and difficult to find on the open market.
And like many others, the folks at Deployant were awaiting eagerly for the new novelty from Rolex themselves. With the exception of the Cellini line of watches, the offerings during this year’s BaselWorld was a little bland. Which was why we thought Rolex might be doing something interesting this time round.
So, at 0700 hours (Singapore Time) this morning, we all woke up religiously to see what Rolex had offered us. Lo and behold, the sight that greeted us was rather astonishing. What we have here is the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue series fake watches UK, a homage to James Cameron’s historical dive down the Mariana Trench. There most notably (and probably the only difference) between the Deepsea D-Blue and the regular DSSD would be the new blue-black dial.
Soon, a flurry of reactions began to hit several social media sites. Opinions were mixed; some were approval of the D-Blue, while others were less than enthusiastic about it. The folks are Deployant were divided in terms of our reception towards this piece as well.
Peter Chong thought that the D-Blue was rather refreshing, as a dial change is considered as a “major thing” for Rolex, historically speaking. He cited the examples between the regular Daytona versus the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona copy watches, as well as the different Submariners that features different dial variants.
On the other hand, Kevin Tan perceived the watch as “fugly”. No doubt it looks a little hideous, he believes that it will appeal to serial Rolex collectors, and existing DSSD and Yatchmaster II owners. Kevin also raised an important point, in which he hopes that Rolex “will not get used to using colour fonts for all their watches, like AP or Hublot”.
“Never mind that it’s just a simple dial colour change,” quipped Gavin Foo. “Never mind that the price has been increased, and people are willing to pay a premium for it. The fact that it is a Rolex stainless steel case fake watch UK, and that graduated colour dials in the Rolex world are about as common as a virgin in a bar in Prague- collectors will gush over it.” But then again, he is not overly enthusiastic over this piece since he will be expecting something more exciting and new during Mr Jean-Frederic Dufour’s reign as the new CEO of Rolex. I guess we all share the same sentiments here too.
Let’s be honest, Rolex watches are one of the society’s symbol of success around the world. If you want people to know you’ve made it, then get a Rolex. And, this message is universal, it hardly matters where you are on the globe.
The Rolex models don’t change much and some are so common that on a recent trip to the US east coast, I counted three of us, in close proximity, wearing Rolexes in the train at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson airport going from one terminal to the next.
While wearing a Rolex tends to exude this message of “I made it” (intentionally or not), there are however, plenty of other reasons why buying a Rolex diving fake watch is a great investment and will get you on the road to horological satisfaction and connoisseurship…
When I started my timepiece collection, I consider myself fortunate to have bought a Rolex GMT-Master II (ref. 116713 LN) as my first timepiece. It is one of Rolex’s many iconic designs, and to be frank, it still remains one of my favorite watches to this day.
It’s the measuring stick that I use to compare all of my other acquisitions — those more or less expensive. I love the Rolex GMT-Master II for its classic design, its incredible construction, its feel, and of course the impact that it projects when I wear it.
Rolex created the first Oyster Perpetual GMT watch in the 1950s for Pan Am pilots who wanted a quick way to check and know the time in different timezones. The classic design has gone through various refinements, but it remains pretty much the same today.
The original Rolex GMT was one of the first watches on the market that could tell time in two timezones at once. Essentially, Rolex replica watches UK added a fourth hand (the green hand with the large arrow head, or the GMT hand) that circles the dial in 24 hours. The great innovation at the time was to create a rotating bezel with 24 hour markers that can be adjusted as one moves to different timezones.
There are two primary ways to make use of the GMT feature. First, with the bezel marker set to 12 o’clock, change the GMT to point to the current Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is the same as the timezone in London. Change the hour hands and set it to the current timezone. With the Rolex GMT-Master II this is done easily as the minutes move with the GMT hand when the crown (unscrewed) is pulled two positions and the hours hand moves by itself when the crown is in the first position.
That way, the GMT hand will indicate the current GMT reference time and using the bezel, one can move forward or backward to match the difference between GMT and the timezone you want to know. So in the pictures in this post, my Rolex GMT-Master II shows the time in US PDT and the GMT hand shows US EST which is -5 hours from GMT (or -4 hours as in now for daylight savings time).
The second way, is to use the GMT hand and the bezel to indicate your home time. As you travel to different timezones, you can change to local time by unscrewing the crown and pulling it in the first position and turning it. In this second usage mode, only two times are readable and since the bezel is not being used for timezone changes, it’s not the most effective use of the watch’s features.
The Rolex GMT-Master II reviewed here is the two-tone gold and stainless version. It uses Rolex’s famous oyster case at 40 mm and it weighs in at 160 grams. The weight is due in part to the gold material and to Rolex’s usage of high-grade 904L steel which is forged completely in-house and is supposed to be highly polishable and very resistant to corrosion. The gold is solid 18-karat which is also used in the bezel and the dial markers.
Many vintage Rolexes that are considered extremely rare and valuable today were initially quite unpopular when they were first released. One particular Rolex Milgauss was so unwanted by its owner, that it was actually returned to the store from which it was purchased; today, that watch is worth a quarter of a million dollars. Here is its story.
As electricity became a standard presence in work environments during the 1950s, some individuals – particularly scientists and medical technicians – found that the electromagnetic fields from their equipment wreaked havoc on their wristwatches. First released in 1958, the reference 6541 Milgauss was Rolex’s answer to the public’s growing need for an antimagnetic watch.
The name Rolex Milgauss cheap fake watches UK were created by combining two words: mille (Latin for a thousand) and gauss, the unit of measurement for magnetic fields. The name was intended to be an ever-present reminder that the watch was designed to withstand electromagnetic forces up to 1,000 gauss. Rolex was able to achieve this feat by encasing the watch’s movement in a Faraday cage, which thoroughly protected its delicate workings from harmful magnetic forces. The Faraday cage (first invented by Michael Faraday in 1836) works by redistributing electromagnetic charges through the cage’s conducting material in order to neutralize the effects present inside the cage.
In appearance, the Rolex reference 6541 copy watches UK somewhat resembles an early Submariner, rather than a present-day Rolex Milgauss. The 25-jewel, self-winding movement – tucked safely away inside its antimagnetic, Faraday cage – was set in a stainless steel case with a black, rotating bezel that could be used as a rudimentary timer. As a final reminder of its electromagnetic resilience, the Rolex Milgauss was fitted with a unique, lightning bolt-shaped seconds hand.
An additional notable feature of the reference 6541 Rolex Milgauss diving fake watch is its “honeycomb” dial. While many collectors value this dial for its unique aesthetic flair, it actually helped increase the watch’s electromagnetic resistance. The dial is constructed of two crossed layers of metal that add visual depth to the dial, while also creating an excellent shield against magnetic forces acting on the face.
I recently visited the headquarters of London-based “Bamford Watch Department” in order to get a more intimate view of this fascinating company which continues to be so very controversial. A warm and highly congenial man, George Bamford is perhaps one of the world’s most active and ardent Rolex fans and collectors – which is slightly ironic given the amount of criticism he receives for what his company Bamford Watch Department (BWD) does to Rolex timepieces.
I’ve personally never been ambiguous about my appreciation for what Bamford does, nor am I insensitive to those who are not particularly taken with his work. With that said, I’ve never quite been able to pinpoint the issue many (not all) watch lovers have with what Bamford does. That is, until now, as I believe I have solved the problem of “what is Bamford doing that irritates so many watch lovers while at the same time pleasing others.” Thanks to the Bamford Watch Department Commando, I think I have a very good answer – so let me know if you agree.
UPDATE: The pictured watch is actually a pre-production prototype which is not detailed like the final versions will. The image of the Rolex explorer replica watches UK above with the black background is of the final model. So… one of the newest timepiece collections from Bamford Watch Department are the “Commando” watches which take stock Rolex Submariner or Milgauss watches and modify them with special case coatings (that will come in a few colors) as well as custom dials produced by Bamford. The Bamford Watch Department Commando watches even come with very cool packaging to complete the military watch theme that George Bamford put so much time and effort into.
Hands-on, the Bamford Commando Rolex fake watches are pretty cool. The base-Rolex watches have been given a matte coating in military green (which will also have other colors in the near future) along with “sandwich” style dials which are meant to offer enhanced luminant while also integrating the look of Rolex Explorer watches to these models which are clearly not Rolex Explorers.
Bamford has access to some pretty high-tech industrial coating processes which is how they are able to do things which others cannot. Can you name a lot of other watches with a durable green coating? I can’t. This is, in theory, a sort of big deal, and uses a Graphite Powder Coating (GPC) technique which I find to be quite fascinating. PVD coating, for example, (which is how most metal watches are coated in black) is limited in the colors that it can produce.
At Baselworld 2016 Rolex introduced a new version of its nautical watch, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master series replica watches, for the first time in a combination of 904L steel and Everose gold, with a warm-toned chocolate dial.
Sporty but sleek, the new Yacht-Master 40 is strongly characterised by its bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel in Everose gold with polished raised numerals and graduations which stand out clearly against a matt, sand-blasted background. This bezel is not just decorative and can be used, as an example, to calculate the sailing time between two buoys.
The use of gold and steel on the same watch has been a signature feature of Rolex since 1933, when the brand registered the Rolesor name for this combination of metals.
On the Yacht-Master, Everose gold is used for the bezel as well as for the centre bracelet links while the winding crown, the middle case and the outer bracelet links are made of 904L steel.
With its middle case crafted from a solid block of steel and the fluted case back hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex cheap fake watcheswatchmakers to access the movement, the Yacht-Master 40 is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres / 330 feet.
The winding crown is fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system and protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case.
The chocolate dial with sunray finish is enhanced by pink gold applied hour markers and hands which are treated with Chromalight for long-lasting luminescence in poor light conditions. The sapphire crystal features a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.
The Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with calibre 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement beating at 28,800 vph and offering 48 hours of power reserve. It features the patented blue Parachrom hairspring which is insensitive to magnetic fields. According to Rolex, this kind of hairspring hairspring offers great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.
Rolex diving replica watches doesn’t normally release watches outside of its normal Baselworld schedule, but today they have made their very first exception to that rule by releasing the new Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller with D-Blue Dial 116660 watch. It has a blue and black gradient dial with a vibrant green colored “DEEPSEA” text on the dial. Interestingly enough the reference number for the D-Blue is the same as the standard black-dialed Deepsea.
Another testament to the unique nature of this occasion is how Rolex teased that the announcement would be on August 4th 2014 a few days in advance. Many considered Rolex to be quite late with the announcement as it was August 5th in much of the world by the time it was released. With that said, the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue watch is finally here, so let’s see what details we know and how it relates to Rolex’s relationship with movie maker James Cameron.
The new Deepsea D-Blue replica watch is dedicated to James Cameron’s successful descent in 2012 to the deepest point on our planet located at an immense depth of 10,900 meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. An upcoming film will be released a few days from now, known as Deepsea Challenge 3D. The film will explore Cameron’s descent and some of the scientific successes of the voyage. Cameron himself would have never done the dive if there was not some scientific outcome possible. On the dial of the watch the green color of the “DEEPSEA” label represents the decent of Cameron’s submersible as it is the same color.
The limits of what a watch can achieve in terms of water resistance have been pushed to their absolute extreme by the brand in 1960 when, for the first time ever, a wristwatch made it to the deepest point on Earth. Known as the Rolex Deep Sea stainless steel case fake watches, the watch dove to about 10,900 meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean with two brave men and their 150 ton submersible called the Trieste.
The new sports watch from Rolex for 2015 was an interesting version of the Rolex Yacht-Master presented in an 18k Everose gold case with a Cerachrom black ceramic bezel matched to a new strap Rolex calls the Oysterflex. The 2015 Yacht-Master replica watch is actually two watches and each has slight, but important differences. First is the 40mm-wide Yacht-master 116655, but you should also be aware of the interesting 37mm-wide Yacht-Master 268655 version.
While the watch is gold (which means it is expensive), it is nevertheless a great looking sports watch. While it is true that many people consider a true Rolex fake sports watches UK to have a steel case, there is an emerging market for precious metal sport watches as a lifestyle item. At least with Rolex, you know it also has a lot of durability and thought behind it. I am curious to know what people’s thoughts are on what is a great-looking sports piece with the 2015 Rolex Yacht-Master, even though it is more than double the price of, say, a steel Rolex Submariner.
The Rolex Yacht-Master cheap replica watch has always existed in an interesting place within Rolex’s sport watch family. When it first debuted, it was meant to be a more high-end lifestyle type of sport watch compared to the more utilitarian Submariner or GMT-Master. The Yacht-Master was never meant to be a professional diving watch or something for pilots. If anything, it was meant to be a watch for people who sail on or own yachts. That means there is a degree of activity to their life and some water resistance is necessary, but so is style and status. So what does all that mean for the rather radically new Rolex Yacht-Master that nevertheless very much lives within the larger current generation Rolex Yacht-Master family
In our debut post of the Rolex Yacht-Master 116655, I more or less laid out the technical details of what Rolex has presented for us in 2015, and now, after some hands-on time with the new Rolex Yacht-Master, I am going to fill in some details and other insights after Rolex explained what this new watch is all about.
Pre-owned Rolex submariner series replica watches UK exchange website Bob’s Watches receives numerous Rolex watches, many of which come with powerful stories. In this series, owner of Bob’s Watches Paul Altieri will share real stories about real Rolex watches and discuss what makes both the watches and their very personal histories so unique and appealing.
As Rolex’s most popular line of watches, the Rolex Submariner gets a fair amount of attention – both from contemporary enthusiasts and vintage collectors alike. Despite having a design that has remained largely unchanged since its initial introduction in 1954, Rolex’s Submariner watches – especially well-preserved vintage references – frequently receive the most attention (and brings in the highest prices) at auction.
Not all Rolex Submariner references are considered equal, and it is the subtle differences between them that ultimately accounts for tens of thousands of dollars at auction. Collectors generally seek out references that were either the first (or last) to feature a specific characteristic, or references that have some slight variation that helps set them apart and makes them unique. If the watch satisfies both of these requirements, such as the reference Rolex 1680 “Red Submariner,” then it is almost certainly going to be a target for collectors.
At the heart of the reference 1680 Rolex Submariner beats Rolex’s 26-jewel caliber 1575 movement. The reference 1680’s 40mm stainless steel case offers users 200 meters of water resistance Rolex fake watches, which is more than adequate for the majority of real-world applications. Some early examples of the 1680 Rolex Red Submariner feature a movement that is stamped as a caliber 1570 on the lower bridge; however, the movement itself is actually a caliber 1575 since it has the addition of a date complication.
Mention Bamford Watch Department and you’ll get mixed looks from watch lovers. Understandably, there are those who think that customizing a Rolex replica watch is almost sacrilegious. On the other hand, there are those who defend Bamford and insist that they provide a cool option for watch lovers who love Rolex but want something a little different, for a variety of reasons. I’m not a fan of all of their work, but I’m quite fond of their new Heritage collection. Clearly, I’m not alone, because in just the short span of a few months since its introduction, Bamford is bolstering their Heritage collection with two more watches – the Bamford Heritage Explorer I and the Bamford Heritage Bicolor Paul Newman Daytona watch.
The Rolex Heritage series fake watch is new to Bamford and was only released earlier this year. As its name clearly suggests, it’s inspired by the looks of vintage Rolex watches. As an example, one of the earlier Heritage watches is the Bamford Heritage MilSub that’s unmistakably inspired by the vintage MilSub made by Rolex in the Seventies for the British Ministry of Defense. It’s a wonderful marriage of the old and the new.
Joining the pack is the Bamford Heritage Explorer I, which draws ideas from the vintage Rolex Explorer I ref. 6350 copy watches. Many of the lovely traits of the vintage Rolex Explorer I 6350 are found on this watch, including the glowing warm look of the gilt dial, the 3-6-9 dial configuration, and the unique textured honeycomb lattice dial. The honeycomb dial is a nice touch because it was only found on rarer versions of the 6350 Rolex Explorer. Other features that the Bamford Heritage Explorer I has that are shared with the vintage 6350 Rolex Explorer include the lollipop seconds hand and the large oversized crown with no crown guards.
The Bamford Heritage Explorer I is based on an actual current Rolex Explorer, and so it comes with a modern 39mm stainless steel case. The case, however, has been given Bamford’s signature light grey Military Grade Titanium Coating (MGTC) for better resistance to wear. Additionally, because it’s based on the Rolex Explorer, it has Rolex’s bulletproof caliber 3132 movement.