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History of the Rolex Oyster

Contrary to what many people may think, the Rolex Oyster is not a brand line. The term Oyster refers to a waterproof feature that put Rolex ahead of the pack in the luxury watch business. If there is a single feature that gave Rolex absolute advantage over its competitors, it must be the unveiling of the waterproof Oyster model. Much as it may not seem to be a big deal today, in the 1920’s a waterproof watch was a big dream. However in 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, a marketing genius and co-founder of the Rolex SA company broke the code and Read More →

Calling All Watch Lovers: Rolex Tudor is Re-Launching

Sotheby’s to Auction Rolexes, Patek, Luxury Watches of World Leaders

Sotheby’s in Geneva has scheduled one of the world’s most interesting watch auctions for next month. On November 13th, the famed auction house will feature two vintage Rolexes that “belonged to key leaders of the post-World War II world,” according to National Jeweler. The auction, “Pieces of World History,” will be headlined by the Rolexes, as well as a rare Patek Philippe Reference 1518 chronograph.   The first watch up for grabs is an extremely rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual, from circa 1948, owned by the first president of the Republic of India, Dr. Rajerndra Prasad; the Rolex was given to Read More →

Rolex Watches: Time to Invest

Rolex watches have been an icon of ingenuity, precision and craftsmanship since the early 1900’s. The Swiss manufacturer of exquisitely designed luxury wristwatches, Rolex has excelled with such accomplishments and innovations as chronometer certification, self-winding mechanisms, automatic time calibration, infamous quartz movement, water resistance and ceramic bezel scratch resistance. One of the only highly recommended investments today is a previously owned luxury Rolex wristwatch. -Alex at Raymond Lee Jewelers Read More →

Tudor Daytona: Preowned Luxury Watches

As Rolex gained popularity throughout the years their demand skyrocketed. Along with an increase in demand comes increase in prices. Rolex watches are now the most sold luxury Swiss watches in the world. Because Rolex’s demand a high price tag a market opened up for more affordable watches with the same styling.  In 1946 Hans Wilsdorf started the Tudor line which were a more affordable option to Rolex.  Most Tudor’s were modeled after their Rolex counterpart. One of the most popular preowned luxury watches that Tudor made was the Daytona.  Rolex also makes a watch that they call the Daytona Read More →

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