This amazing video shows two Rolexen side-by-side. One is real, one isn’t. The trick? The fake looks almost as good as the real one.
Welcome to our regular Sunday feature, Watch Video Rewind, where we post watch related videos from the web to highlight interesting watches or interesting aspects of watch making. Today, due to stumbling across the first video, I went with a whole theme of videos that explore fake Rolex watches.
It’s Saturday, so that means it’s time for another edition of Watching the Web. Here, we highlight interesting articles we come across on other sites, as well as identify which of our own recent articles were the most popular over the last week or so. For this week, we have some high-end Hermes straps, a hand-engraved Rolex Milgauss, and a new rounded-off Trintec Zulu. From our pages, it’s the Matt show, with his posts on the Lew & Huey Phantom, Chronos Wearable, and Top 5 Picks articles taking the top honors.
If you spend any amount of time looking at the dial of a Rolex, you’ll notice the wording that shows up. Look at another one from a different lineup, and you’ll see the same words appearing – certified chronometer. Far from being a bunch of marketing fluff, this is something Rolex rather prides themselves on, and made the decision from early on that all of their watches would carry this certification. As with all things, it had to start somewhere, and that’s what we’re talking about today – the first Rolex Certified Chonometer.
In the Watch Video Rewind series, of course, we highlight some interesting videos that we’ve run across on the web that we think you might enjoy seeing.
Welcome back to our weekly installment, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were. In this edition, we’ll take a look at how you should…
Most likely, you’re at least passingly familiar with the fact that Rolex made a practice of selling watches to British officers held in German POW camps during World War II, with payment not expected until after the war’s conclusion. The Brits were singled out as it was generally believed that their word was bond, and Hans Wilsdorf had a soft spot for England, as he had originally started up his business there.