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Rolex is every guy’s favorite brand of watch when it comes to vintage shopping. Of course there are lots of other brands that men love but there is just more iconic and timeless Rolex models. This Swiss brand was founded in London by a German named Hans Wilsdorf in the early 1900s. In subsequent decades, Rolex’s connection to high-profile personalities—and world firsts in science and exploration—bolstered the brand’s reputation for innovation and durability.
Rolex makes a small number of models, but they’re all icons. Divided into “sport” and “non-sport” categories, most of them employ the waterproof Oyster case, Rolex’s properitary waterproof design that inspired the entire industry to look at water resistance as a necessary feature of mechanical watch cases. In the sport category, the principal models are the Submariner, Daytona, GMT-Master, Explorer, and Explorer II. In the non-sport category, the key models are the Day-Date and the Datejust.
(l-r) Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 1 (1978), Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual GMT Master (1972), Rolex Stainless Steel Yellow Gold Oyster GMT Master (1978), Rolex Stainless Steel Perpetual Explorer II (1978)
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