Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Early 1960s Rolex Tudor with Big Rose Hallmark instead of the Shield

A revisit to a 1960s Tudor and take a look at the inside of the Watch and its exterior design. Tudor is a brand level short of Rolex, like the cheaper cousin of Rolex. Nevertheless, like Rolex Watch, the quality is superior, workmanship and accuracy is never compromise.  The initial Tudor watches in the early 1930s has the word "Tudor" on its dial and at times along with "Rolex Watch Co" at the sub sec at six. The small rose design came around in the 1940s as well as the bigger rose hallmark on its dial around 1950s. The Shield hallmark comes around 1970s. Inside of the case of the 1930s models, and not common will have the stamp of RWC. The later models comes with stamp Tudor in the inside or Rolex Oyster Case itself . Hope you learn something of the naked truth of Tudor. Let's us take a look at Tudor Oyster Prince.

1960s Tudor Submariner

Friday, June 18, 2010

Info wanted on Pulsar Quartz V103-6009

A Watch Collector on other online forum quote:

"I was surprised that it was working as the lot were advertised as not working. Imagine my surprise then, when I opened it up and it had a label saying battery not required. I have to assume that it is 'solar' powered.

Any information you might have on this watch would be appreciated."

I remember somewhere in my boxes of watches collections, I have a similar watch which I bought when I was overseas. Finally, I found the same watch. On the inside there is what looks like a battery but it is not a battery. It is a Gold Capacitor and the model is GC 1.8V 0.33F. I put that watch under the Sun and true enough, it started to tick and working fine. I am always amazed with the different kinds and models of watches around the world. I did more research and found out that Seiko did not manage to perfect the technology of Solar watch and Citizen managed to succeed and therefore you now have the Eco-Drive.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Rolex Cellini

Rolex Cellini collection is to honor Benvenuto Cellini, you can see the design of Rolex Cellini pieces are in the era of 1930s. Art Deco and sub second at six. I have included in the movement of Cellini for your viewing. Please enjoy.