As many collector would know, one of the more unique is the Rolex Bubbleback, whose name comes from its protruding case back, which bulges in order to accommodate the thick movement and rotor that turns on a pivot, powering the winding of the mainspring. The first Bubbleback made its appearance in 1933, and the watches were produced for only about twenty years. The Bubbleback helped establish Rolex as a brand known for its reliability, and these watches certainly are reliable—as evidenced by the relatively high number still functioning today.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Having sold my spare Seiko 6159-7010, I have managed to find a nos Trematic Moonphase from 1965 using Felsa 693 movement Felsa Bidinator (Also used by Breitling). It's a large stainless steel case measuring 37mm excluding crown. The calibre Felsa 692also called Bidynator, is the first self-winding movement with bidirectionally operating rotor. A mechanical switcher on gear basis, introduced in 1942, determines the direction of motion of the weight segment. the Felsa 693, is automatic Moonphase.
Friday, February 13, 2015
I remember at one time some were speculating the Rolex day date with the so called Stella dials. Unfortunately the fever has died and with the many fake dials, the appeal of these have gone down further. The spider dials, overly damaged dials，damaged bezel that came in will soon have the same fate when collector awake one day to realize that in vintagevwatch collecting, quality is key.,,
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Photos from Rolex Vintage forum showing very good reconditioned dials, so buyers beware. I read from some forum that there are many nice patina dials coming out from Hong Kong as well where the colours have evolved to a nice orange colours. As I am no expert, for those who is buying from the net, Please double check...