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  1. Rolex Serial Numbers - Where to find & how to use them

    Rolex Serial Numbers - Where to find & how to use them
    Rolex Serial Numbers The Rolex serial number is a combination of alphanumeric digits that is unique to that particular watch and helps to identify that individual Rolex. The serial number is especially useful when buying preowned Rolex, as it can be used to provide some guidance over the year of production of the watch, and also as an insight into the...
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  2. Tudor History and Information

    Tudor History and Information
    1926: Wilsdorf registered the trademark for ‘The Tudor’ 1932: The first watches by Tudor were released 1936: Wilsdorf took back the Tudor brand 1946: Wilsdorf created the official Montres Tudor S.A company, giving the brand more distinction from Rolex 1948: Tudor engaged in its first specific advertising campaign 1947: The Tudor logo appearing on watches was altered to become subtler ...
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  3. Jaeger-LeCoultre History and Information

    Jaeger Le-Coultre are undoubtedly one of the World’s most well-respected watch manufacturers, coming with a fascinating history and a prestige to rival that of any other manufacturer. Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre, the company now boasts well over a thousand movements, all produced in-house at their factory in the Joux valley in the Swiss Jura. The movements the...
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  4. Rolex Yacht-Master History and Information

    The Rolex design teams never intended to deliver us a new line when they set to work in the early 1990’s, but admirers of the Yacht-Master will be eternally grateful for the eventual result of what started out as a redesign of the Submariner. Rolex ultimately decided that the iconic Submariner was too sacrosanct to be updated with the new...
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  5. Patek Philippe History and Information

    Located in the Swiss City of Geneva, Patek Philippe design and manufacture some of the most complicated and most prestigious watches in the World. Along with a reputation for precision and prestige, the company comes with a fascinating history of innovation and style. In 1839, two migrant Polish watch makers started making pocket watches. They were Antoni Patek and...
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  6. Watches of Switzerland History and Information

    There’s something very special about Swiss watchmaking. Most of the biggest ever developments in the craft have taken place in the mountainous nation, whilst the majority of the most well-respected and prestigious watch brands were born out of the nation’s proud tradition. Here, we look into just why Switzerland has become such an incubator for watchmaking talent, as well as...
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  7. Tag Heuer History and Information

    Although now an internationally-renowned luxury watch brand, Tag Heuer wasn't always known as such. The company started life as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG, founded by Edouard Heuer in 1860 in St-Imier, Switzerland. Since this day, Tag has become one of the true giants of Swiss watchmaking, with technologies designed by the company still used widely to this day. Edouard Heuer was...
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  8. Rolex GMT Master History and Information

    Originally designed in collaboration with Pan American Airways, the Rolex GMT-Master wristwatch was the first to offer the functionality of viewing multiple different time zones simultaneously, and was issued by the airline to the crews on long-haul flights. However, it soon became popular outside of the field of aviation, due to it boasting a combination of high functionality and a...
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  9. Rolex Datejust History and Information

    The birth of the Rolex Datejust in 1945 was a memorable moment in the history of the Swiss company. Although a clear innovator in their field already, the Datejust marked a real ground-breaker for the brand, and the luxury watch industry more broadly. The timepiece became the very first self-winding watch to automatically change the date in the window...
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  10. Rolex Daytona History and Information

    The Iconic Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was first manufactured in 1963, with the first reference being the 6239. This model remained in production until 1967, with a distinctive tachometer scale engraved on the bezel and available either with a black dial with silver counters, or featuring a silver dial with black counters. Initially Rolex used the name Le Mans before...
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