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The Watch Book Rolex

The Watch Book Rolex Author Gisbert Brunner
ISBN-10 3832769188
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 220
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Informative text and hundreds of photos are a fitting testament to the world-renowned Rolex brand. Respected wristwatch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner shares his extensive subject knowledge once more. A must-have for watch collectors, enthusiasts, and anyone wishing to become one.

Vintage Rolex Sports Models

Vintage Rolex Sports Models Author Martin Skeet
ISBN-10 0764329812
Release 2008
Pages 264
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This comprehensive and detailed reference guide to Rolex sports model watches is an indispensable asset to watch collectors and dealers. The only work of its kind, it covers the history of the Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Explorer, GMT-Master, Turn-O-Graph, Milgauss, and Cosmograph watches, from 1952 to 1990. The history of more than a hundred and forty vintage models is described in detail, with the watches shown in chronological order. Color photographs illustrate every watch model, with hundreds of diagrams providing clear and useful information about the development of each model. Twenty-two rare Rolex brochures from private collections are shown along with numerous catalog photographs and the associated sale prices of sports models sold at Christie¹s and Sotheby¹s worldwide from 1997 to 2007. Also included is a current price guide for every model shown in the book. Rolex watches continue to dominate the collecting market and this authoritative volume, now in its revised and expanded third edition, is an essential and timely addition to the library of the Rolex collector and dealer.


Rolex Author Kesaharu Imai
ISBN-10 0764333801
Release 2010-01-30
Pages 223
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In this virtual catalog of Rolex wristwatches, collectors and buyers will find 3,621 wristwatches in over 14 different model lines: Oyster, Bubbleback, including Chronograph, Submariner, Explorer, and more. Each watch is shown in full color, with the most important technical details as well as reference numbers, and year of manufacture provided. This variety of information is of inestimable worth for the wristwatch collector and buyer. In one place, for example, they can see the typical Oyster from the 1940s and nearly all the case and dial variations that were available. The same applies to all the lines made by Rolex. In short, for everyone who collects Rolex or only wants to acquire a beautiful vintage wristwatch with the crown, this book an absolute must. An illustrated history of the Rolex waterproof wristwatch is included.

A Man and His Watch

A Man and His Watch Author Matthew Hranek
ISBN-10 9781579657147
Release 2017
Pages 216
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A covetable celebration of watches and the stories at the heart of men's obsession with them.

Rolex Highlights

Rolex Highlights Author Herbert James
ISBN-10 0764346849
Release 2015-01-23
Pages 96
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No Swiss watch brand has a more powerful reputation than Rolex. The name has long been synonymous with luxury watches of enormous prestige and the highest quality. Since the Genevan manufacturer's founding by Hans Wilsdorf in 1908, these precious timepieces have become coveted around the world. In this overview, become acquainted with Rolex's exciting history, which has been almost constantly characterized by success and expansion. At the same time, examine the highlights of the most important models, primarily from the current collection, presented here in detailed images with complete technical specifications and accurate prices. This compact volume is a fine starting point for the novice collector and an efficient guide for the aficionado.

The Watch

The Watch Author Gisbert Brunner
ISBN-10 383273421X
Release 2016
Pages 271
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The world of watches is in transition; so-called "smart watches" are playing a larger role. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people's wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After the success of The Watch Book in 2015, the new follow-up volume, just as beautifully done, is a must-have. Informative text and many pictures highlight 22 additional watch brands and show their unique features and quirks. However, this book includes a much broader spectrum of timepieces than the previous volume: along with many watches that fall into the "affordable luxury" segment, there are timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. Along with longstanding traditional brands, the book profiles newer ones whose unusual designs and exclusive technical developments have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making The Watch Book II an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.

Collecting Rolex Submariner

Collecting Rolex Submariner Author Giorgia Mondani
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 264
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COLLECTING ROLEX SUBMARINER: PRESENTATION OF SUBMARINER, SEA-DWELLER AND DEEPSEA Collecting Rolex Submariner is an updated and complete book about Rolex Submariner, Sea-Dweller and DeepSea. The strong importance of these models in the international market has given life to this important book, a true worldwide best-seller. During the years, these models have achieved an impressive collectable and economical value. Thanks to well documented and meticulous research, the authors have managed to create a real “Bible” of modern and vintage models. Are you a watch collector and want to know every minimum detail about these models? Have you recently approached the world of Rolex watches and are looking for assured answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you are buying or selling? Do you want to know the real value of your watches? For all this and much much more, this book is perfect for you. TOPICS With over 800 highest quality photographs, this book describes in a highly detailed way: Submariner James Bond (ref. 6204, 6205, 6200, 6538, 6538 A, 6536, 6536/1, 5508, 5510) Submariner No Date (ref. 5512, 5513, 5514, 5517, 14060, 14060 M, 114060) Submariner Date (ref. 1680, 1680/8, 16800, 168000, 16803, 16808, 16610, 16610LV, 16613, 16618, 116610, 116610LV, 116613, 116618, 116619) Sea-Dweller (ref. 1665, 16660, 16600, 116660) All the possible variants are illustrated and described for all these references, as for example: 5 Marks of the “green bezel”, ref. 16610LV, Customized dials, 6 Marks of the ref.1680, Comex, 4 Marks of the ref. 1665 “double red”, 4 Marks of the ref. 1665, Faded, rare replacement dials, limited editions, bracelets and much more. The book also provides the updated estimates of all published watches. Many fine details are illustrated for each watch: the case number, the bracelet and its references, the winding crown, the case back, the dial, the caliber with its respective year of production and the various references.

The Best of Time Rolex Wristwatches

The Best of Time  Rolex Wristwatches Author James M. Dowling
ISBN-10 0764324373
Release 2006
Pages 399
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The name Rolex is recognized around the world. It has become an icon of beauty, quality, accuracy, style, and taste. While there are other fine manufacturers of timepieces, none has reached this pinnacle of public respect and acclaim. The watches produced by Rolex over the last 100 years are celebrated in this lavishly illustrated classic, now in a revised and expanded third edition. Over 30 newly discovered wristwatches are included in this volume, along with new information and a revised value guide. In addition there are detailed looks at some of Rolex's legendary movements. Dowling and Hess, both acknowledged Rolex authorities, have captured the watches' beauty in color photography and present the most thorough and extensive history written of the company. The watches and the extensive information this book offeres to collectors make it a truly useful volume, one that will be cherished by watch lovers around the world.

The Rolex Story

The Rolex Story Author Franz-Christoph Heel
ISBN-10 0764345974
Release 2014-05-28
Pages 143
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The brand with the crown is recognized worldwide as an invaluable sports implement and luxury product. In little more than one hundred years, it has become one of the most successful and innovative watch brands on the planet. Rolex manufactures more than a half a million wristwatches per year while maintaining an outstanding reputation and near-perfect quality. From the beginning, the sponsorship of statesmen, movie stars, and athletes has driven its success, but the company has expanded to include more than just the rich and famous. The Rolex Oyster became the first watch to defy the elements when, in 1927, Mercedes Gleitze wore one while she swam the English Channel. In 1933, the company patented the first automatic winding mechanism. Learn more about this history and read updated reports written about new Rolex ideas and performance tests featured in the German watch magazine Armbanduhren (Wristwatch) from the past 15 years.

Rolex Encyclopedia

Rolex Encyclopedia Author Giorgia Mondani
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 648
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PRESENTATION: THE ULTIMATE BOOK ABOUT ROLEX Rolex Encyclopedia is the most complete and updated guide on vintage and modern Rolex watches and it includes every Rolex produced from 1905 until today. A travel through time which you won’t be able to interrupt! There is a big story behind every important brand: a story made of great ideas, great adventures, enterprises and innovations that have changed the world that we knew. This is the case of Rolex. Many things have already been said about its story, but the love and passion of Guido Mondani Editore have no limits and this is why the Rolex Encyclopedia wants to reach the soul of the story of this important brand, which has changed the world of watchmaking forever. No one before has ever written so much about the great enterprises of Rolex: a story of outstanding pioneers, of courageous and far-sighted persons, of state-of-the-art watches, which almost represent the Holy Grail for watch collectors. A story told in three big books that in their kind are definitely another unique mission. TOPICS Ask yourself a question, any question …. What is the origin of the name Rolex? Where does the nickname “Bubble Back” come from? How many pieces of the Rolex Split-Seconds model were produced? When was the Submariner model created to commemorate the Panama Channel? How many Marks exist for the Submariner and Sea-Dweller models? How many Daytona watch models were produced? How many hours does it take to produce a Cerachrom bezel? You will find all the answers in here. Furthermore, these books allso provides the estimates of every Rolex, basing on the conditions, and the updated price of all watches in production. MODELS Air-King, Bart Simpson, Bicchierini dial, Bubble Back, Buckley dial, Comex, Chronographs, Cosmograph, Dato-compax, Daytona, Deep Sea, Double Red, Exclamation mark, Explorer I, Explorer II, Explorer dial, Feet First, Glidelock, Glossy dial, GMT-Master, Ghost dial, Green, Hulk, James Bond, Lumi dial, Meter First, Milgauss, Military, Moon Phases, Oman dial, Oyster Date, Oyster DateJust, Oyster DateJust II, Oyster Day-Date, Oyster Day-Date II, Oyster No Date, Panerai, Patent Pending, Patrizzi Dial, Personalized dials (Astrua, Bucherer, Cartier, Cuervos y Sobrinos, Panama Canal, Polipetto, Ronchi, Serpico y Laino, Tiffany, Verga, Versace), Prince, Quartz, Rehaut, Sea-Dweller, Sky-Dweller, Spider dial, Sub-aqua, Submariner, Texano, Triplesix, Tropical dial, Turn- O-Graph, Underline, Yacht Master.

100 Superlative Rolex Watches

100 Superlative Rolex Watches Author John Goldberger
ISBN-10 886208031X
Release 2008
Pages 260
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"Rolex was established in 1908, a century ago, so one hundred years have passed from that day to the publication of this volume in which the author, John Goldberger, illustrates what he considers to be the 100 most beautiful examples ever produced. One hundred years of life, and one hundred examples, traced back through time thanks to painstaking research, with the collaboration of some of the most renowed collectors in the world, and photographed to show the characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each example in the best possible way. The top one hundred, we could say, also to narrow down the field of research, which would otherwise have been incredibly vast, to grasp the essence of a brand that has probably contributed more than any other to the development of the wristwatch. Giampiero Negretti Over 700 colour illustrations and 400 descriptions provide the collector and watch enthusiast with invaluable information on reference numbers, watchcases, faces, movements, related calibres and the year of production of each watch. The book is divided into seven chapters: Watches with a destiny; Oyster; Chronograph and moon phases; Oyster chronograph and moon phases; Datejust, Day-Date; Sport Models; Cosmograph."--BOOK JACKET.


Rolex Author Mara Cappelletti
ISBN-10 1851497838
Release 2015-02
Pages 152
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The history of Rolex is inextricably linked to its founder Hans Wilsdorf, who took the first steps in the world of Swiss watchmaking as he dreamed about a timepiece that could be worn around the wrist. This experimental research led Rolex to achieve its highest goals in both technological innovation and in the use of the finest materials alone. Its models have been photographed on the wrists of political leaders, sports champions, and film and fashion celebrities, transforming each rolex into a fully-fledged status symbol, a synonym of elegance and precision. Including essays with a historical and technical slant, in-depth descriptions of the most representative pieces and a brief glossary, the pages in this book sparkle with golden hands, diamond-studded dials and patent leather watchbands, illustrated in period photographs and macro-detail. The volume ends with a chapter dedicated to the most amazing auctions that saw the sale of the Geneva-based company's vintage watches.

The Complete Rolex Counterfeit Watch Guide

The Complete Rolex Counterfeit Watch Guide Author Robert Ross
ISBN-10 1519274157
Release 2015-11-14
Pages 148
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With today's technology the way it is it has become virtually impossible to tell a well-crafted counterfeit from the authentic without taking it to a skilled and qualified jeweler. This is especially true with stainless steel models. Advancements in counterfeit manufacture have progressed to such a level that it is usually necessary to literally open the back of the watch case and inspect the interior components themselves to ascertain authenticity. Some of today's "Swiss-Made" counterfeits can now run into the hundreds of dollars. In rare cases even into the thousands where counterfeit watch makers will even work in real 14K & 18K gold. Primarily Chinese based companies continue to produce counterfeit watches at staggering numbers and with current technology and the internet, Chinese based companies can now openly market counterfeit products to markets in the United States, Great Britain and Europe. But the real danger lies with the unsuspecting buyer who believes he is buying a real genuine Rolex watch from a private seller who may have advertised a fake as a "Genuine Rolex" watch he has and must sell for a substantially discounted price on the internet. What amazes me most is not the fact that the guy "must sell' his $6k watch for $1500. If it's a genuine Rolex worth $6K, any reputable jeweler will gladly shell out $1500 to buy it from him at such a substantially low price. But that so many people out there will fall for this. It is one thing to knowingly buy a fake Rolex, but it's another thing altogether to think you are buying a real Rolex and instead end up buying a well-made, modern counterfeit Rolex. The purpose of this book is to show legitimate buyers every model that we know of that is out there being counterfeited in detail. Who would suspect that the "vintage" model is really a vintage fake that was recently manufactured and manufactured to look exactly in every detail like the "real" model. Here legit buyers can see in detail the actual counterfeit version of a watch they may be looking at so they can see little inconsistencies that exist between the counterfeits and the genuine article.

Rolex Replications

Rolex Replications Author Philadelphia Watch Society
ISBN-10 1500874264
Release 2014-08-17
Pages 272
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Published by the Philadelphia Watch Society under the supervision of Rolex Replica expert, Mike Molatt, ROLEX REPLICATIONS is a pictorial guide of imitation Rolex watches currently being manufactured and marketed, many to unsuspecting buyers as genuine Rolex watches. With modern technology the day of tacky tell-tale quart movement, inaccurately weighed counterfeits is now replaced with high-end ETA replicas that are designed just like the real watches and can fool even some jewelers. These watches command upwards to $1500 and are virtually undetectable from the real Rolex to the layman. According to the Swiss Customs Service, counterfeit watches can be made in such a manner as to require special equipment to confirm near authenticity.Counterfeiters are manufacturing rare, vintage Rolex models that most laymen would never consider being fake and they are manufacturing them to the highest quality.According to estimates by the Swiss Customs Service, there are some 30 to 40 million counterfeit watches put into circulation each year. This guide provides reference photographs to various models of Rolex watches that are being mass-produced. These counterfeits are mainly produced in Asia and at least 54% of fakes seized annually originated in China.

Rolex The Watch Book

Rolex  The Watch Book Author Gisbert L. Brunner
ISBN-10 396171035X
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 224
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Rolex The Watch Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Rolex The Watch Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Rolex The Watch Book book for free.

The Rolex Report

The Rolex Report Author John E. Brozek
ISBN-10 0972313303
Release 2002
Pages 288
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The Rolex Report has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Rolex Report also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Rolex Report book for free.

Rolex Daytona Story

Rolex Daytona Story Author Giorgia Mondani
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 280
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PRESENTATION: LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT MODERN AND VINTAGE ROLEX DAYTONA ROLEX DAYTONA STORY describes every single Daytona reference, from its origin until today providing all the essential details for collectors, enthusiasts and dealers. All references are presented with the dates of the beginning and of the end of production; each model is illustrated with all those characteristics that determine the value and the rarity of the watch. All the illustrations in this volume are exactly what collectors have always dreamt of: large, beautiful and depicting every little detail of all the watches. Are you a watch collector and want to know every little detail about Rolex Daytona? Have you only recently approached the world of Rolex watches and are you looking for reliable answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you buy or sell? Do you want to know the real value of your Daytona watches? Do you want to know the real value of your Daytona chronographs? For all this and much more, this book is perfect for you Attached are the updated estimates of all published watches. TOPICS The important dates of the Daytona, the chronological production table, the “Paul Newman” dials, the Daytona dial makers, the Greek letter “sigma”, the customized dials, the faded dials, the calibers used and their differences, the aftermarket dials, the push-buttons, the bezels, thewinding crowns, the “underline” dials, the “Tropical Dials”, the bracelets, the gold hallmarks, the enamel dials, regular 6 and inverted 6, the updated estimates of all published watches. All models are accompanied by the descriptions of all those characteristics that determine the value and the rarity of the watch, such as: Bezels – Bracelets – Buttons – Calibers – Case back – Cases -Dials – Dials with changing color – Diameter – Hallmarks – Hands – Indexes – Inverted 6 – Lugs – Movements – Papers – References with their period of production – Sigma – Spare parts – Winding Crown.