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How to set the Rolex Sky Dweller

The Rolex Sky-Dweller is one of the most sought-after prestigious watches currently on the market. It also happens to be one of the most unique automatic watches when it comes to setting.

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Published on Thursday 26th of January 2023

How to set the Rolex GMT Master II

Possibly one of the most iconic Rolex models of all time the GMT Master was initially created for pilots of the Pan American Airways and since then has grown and developed its own following. The GMT Master II has some of the brightest colour schemes available on any models of Rolex, some of the most iconic ones being nicknamed the Coke, Pepsi and Batman / Batgirl. Learn how to set the watch including the GMT 24 hour hand here!

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Published on Tuesday 1st of March 2022

Rolex Daytona, everything you need to know

Initially created and designed for the stars during the space race the Rolex Daytona found its home on the race track, being rebranded and becoming the go-to watch for the modern racing driver. The Daytona took its name from the Daytona International Speedway after Rolex became the official timekeeper in 1962.   Firstly lets take a look at the Chronograph functions, primarily on the Rolex Daytona ref 116500LN models, although all functions will be the same just dial configurations may look slightly different on some models, such as the Zenith Rolex Daytona ref 16523.

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Published on Saturday 26th of February 2022

How to set the Rolex Day Date

The Rolex Day Date is the flagship model of Rolex watches. It is often associated with power and wealth, for many it is the epitome of success.  Learn how to set the time and the date for your Rolex Day Date here.

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Published on Wednesday 16th of February 2022

How to set your Rolex Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II comes with a 4th hand displaying a second time zone or 24 hour time. This can often be tricky to set, learn how to do it here. 

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Published on Sunday 30th of January 2022

How to set your Rolex Datejust

Originally introduced into the Rolex collection in 1945 the Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic models available on the watch market. It was the first wristwatch to have a date complication that changed itself at midnight, meaning that 'the date is always just' and providing the watch with its name; the Datejust. Later in 1953 the Datejust was given one of its iconic features, the cyclops lens and a small magnifying lens over the date and helping the wearer to see the date better. Learn how to set the Rolex Datejust here.

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Published on Sunday 16th of January 2022

Changing Watch Straps

Periodically, throughout the lifetime of a watch, you may wish to change the strap or bracelet. This may be due to the fact that the existing strap is worn or damaged, or simply that you may wish to change the appearance of the watch. What type, and size of strap do I need for my watch?

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Published on Monday 3rd of January 2022

Setting your Rolex Explorer

The Rolex Explorer was born from an extreme exhibition of human achievement, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay ascended to Mt Everest's peak. Norgay wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual on his wrist that would eventually be branded, the Explorer. The Explorer has always been a little over looked in the Professional range from Rolex. It has a small, yet refined design that has remained relatively unchanged since 1953

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Published on Sunday 19th of December 2021

Box and Papers, Important or not?

When looking at buying pre-owned watches there are plenty out there that stipulate box and papers. Why is this important? Does it matter?

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Published on Tuesday 14th of December 2021

How to set the Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner range is offered by Rolex as part of their ‘Professional Watches' collection. It has a clean and classic design that has remained virtually unchanged since its release in 1954. It is widely considered the staple of the modern tool watch, and is said to be ‘the reference among divers watches’ by Rolex themselves. There are a few differences in the models, with the main one being the Date and Non-Date versions. Setting the time and date on these watches can often be tricky, learn how to do it here.

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Published on Saturday 4th of December 2021

Daily Watch Care

As they are the only technical instrument that we wear directly on our bodies, wristwatches have a unique and emotional bond with us. Therefore, it is important that we give our watches a little regular TLC to help keep them in pristine condition.

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Published on Monday 22nd of November 2021

Watch Winders, What are they and do I need one?

A watch winder is a box (small or large) that inside has a place for your watch and gently rotates so that the watches movement is wound and running ensuring that all the wheels, springs and levers are kept lubricated so that the watch runs as it should

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Published on Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Using your watch in water.

Many watches are able to be used in water but do we understand what type of water we can use our watches in? Then to add to the confusion, some watches are referred to being waterproof whilst some say water resistant, what is the difference? Well waterproof means that it is 100% sealed and water cannot get in to the mechanism in anyway; whereas water resistant means that the watch is able to resist the penetration of water to some degree. Many watches now have ATM engraved on the back and this refers to the pressure a watch can withstand, it may seem a little strange but ATM stands for atmosphere. 1 atmosphere is the normal atmospheric pressure a watch would be under when static at sea level and the pressure goes up (as does the rating) depending how much pressure the watch can be put under before it may break.

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Published on Tuesday 21st of September 2021

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