A brief history of Rolex Watches

Rolex is one of the most famous names in thenicewatch.co.uk. The company’s iconic crown logo enjoys ubiquitous brand awareness. The Genevan maison can trace its routes back to 1905, when Hans Wilsdorf established a company in London, distributing timepieces.

Rolex is the leading name in luxury watches for over a century. With headquarters based in Geneva Switzerland, Rolex prides itself with its distribution in over 100 countries.

Having always been a brand associated with sporting excellence – the credentials of these achievements began in 1927 when Mercedes Gleitze swam across the channel. Rolex today is a supporter and partner of top sporting and cultural events across the world.

Goldsmiths has unrivalled distribution of Rolex stock in the UK and whilst not available online we have a number of stockists throughout the UK. To find your nearest stockist please click on the Rolex image above.

Salvation Army Swiss Replica Rolex donor: ‘I feel guilty wearing this watch’


An anonymous good Samaritan made a special Christmas donation to the Salvation Army yesterday: a gold Swiss Replica Rolex right off his wrist.

“I feel guilty wearing this watch when there are so many people in need,” the donor told Major Todd Hughes when he walked into The Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Newburyport, according to Salvation Army officials.

The donor then handed the watch to Hughes and asked that it be used to help poor people in the area. He asked to remain anonymous.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in all my years serving with The Salvation Army,” Hughes said in a statement. “To look someone in the eye and then watch him take a Swiss Replica Rolex watch off his wrist to help the people we serve, it’s humbling. This gift is particularly meaningful in this community because our red kettle campaign is projected to raise $30,000 less than it did last year. We need all the help we can get.”

Salvation Army staff and volunteers also have found precious gifts donated anonymously in their red kettles in recent weeks: Diamond rings were donated in Boston, New Bedford and Plymouth and a 14k gold bracelet was donated in Brockton. In all, 15 pieces of jewelry and rare items have been donated this holiday season, starting with a wedding band and a diamond engagement ring dropped into a red kettle outside of a Billerica Market Basket on November 30.

“The people of Massachusetts continue to amaze and inspire us by giving these precious, personal gifts,” said Major David B. Davis, Divisional Commander of the Massachusetts Salvation Army. “The money that will be raised for the Red Kettle Campaign from these precious gifts will provide toys to children in need, coats and warm meals to families, and important programming to help in our cities and towns. We’re blessed that Massachusetts residents are moved to give at this important time of year.”

Last year, an anonymous widow placed her wedding and diamond engagement rings in a red kettle outside of Boston’s North Station — touching off a spree of jewelry donations across the region.

DePrisco Diamond Jewelers in Boston has offered to appraise all of the items donated.

The Salvation Army has set a statewide Red Kettle campaign goal of $3.4 million this year. Collections to date stand at $2.59 million, leaving approximately $800,000 to raise with just two days left in the campaign, which ends tomorrow, on Christmas Eve.

Donations are used to serve hundreds of thousands of children, families and seniors across Massachusetts throughout the year, including providing meals, toys and other holiday support, along with funding for food pantries, soup kitchens, social services, and education programs throughout the year.

Bamford Rolex Watch Department Creates Custom Rolex For BAPE’s High-End Black Line

bamford-watch-department-rolex-bape-black-line-01This season, A Bathing Ape has aligned with custom watchmaker Bamford Rolex Watch Department to create some special edition Rolex timepieces. The release coincides with BAPE Black Line’s FW15 offerings and arrives in the form of four bespoke 44mm Rolex Deepsea watches, which we imagine will not be cheap.

The Swiss replica watches feature A Bathing Ape’s signature camouflage pattern on the dial, complemented by the brand’s instantly recognizable ape head logo. The batons on the dial have been filled with a gold luminous powder, ensuring that the watch can be read in dim conditions, while the bezel has been treated with a smooth matte finish.

Limited to just four pieces, the Bamford Rolex Watch Department x BAPE x Rolex Deepsea watches will be dropping on December 19 at A Bathing Ape stores in Harajuki and New York, as well as very select I.T locations.

rolex-bamford-boon-star-wars-01-1350x900These Rolex Rolex Watches Are a ‘Star Wars’ Fan’s Dream

In adding to the ever-intensifying Star Wars hoopla, leading up to the release of The Force Awakens, BOON THE SHOP and Bamford Rolex Watch Department come together for a collection of limited edition Rolex replica watches. Upon getting a preview, we see four entries being presented, each boasting a Star Wars theme. The styles of choice are the Submariner and Daytona from the luxury watchmaker, as each comes packaged in a customized, collectible box.

Look for the collaborative lineup to release on November 27 through BOON THE SHOP.

bamford-watch-department-polar-rolex-watches-01Bamford Rolex Watch Department Launches “Polar” Edition Rolex Rolex Watches

Bamford Rolex Watch Department has released a trio of “Polar” edition watches based on the Rolex Daytona, Explorer and Milgauss timepieces. The same Graphite Particle Coating (GPC) technology used to create the BWD Commando line is rekindled, allowing the watches to achieve a pure white finish. While the greater part of each piece is draped in this all-new colorway, black dial text, hands and minute markers not only offer a bit of variation, but make for easy reading.

As with all Bamford Rolex Watches Department offerings, these customized pieces are available in limited quantities. They can be found at select retailers and online.

Also, be sure to check out the jointly conceived Bamford x Dr. Romanelli “Popeye” Rolex.

Great Escape Rolex replica goes up for auction

A Rolex replica watches which belonged to one of the Great Escape PoWs is expected to fetch £50,000 at auction.
Rolex owned by Flt Lt John Williams, which was handed to his parentsFlt Lt John Williams had bought it “on tick” while captive in an extraordinary piece of marketing by the Swiss watchmaker.Boss Hans Wilsdorf had offered replica watches to captured British fliers to replace ones taken by the Germans.

RAF officer John, known as Jack, ordered a top-of-the-range Rolex replica Chronograph watch, which he gave to a friend for safe-keeping on the night of his bid for freedom.But he was caught and was one of 50 executed for their part in the break-out, immortalised in 1963 Steve McQueen film The Great Escape.

Jack’s pal Sgt Donald Wilson handed the watch to his parents after World War Two.Martyn Perrin, of Bourne End Auctions, Bucks, said: “He asked Don to take care of his Rolex replica and take it home.“The watch would have been a bit of a giveaway as he was meant to be a peasant.”

Jack was the 67th man into the 336ft tunnel in March 1944. Only another nine made it into the tunnel after him before the escape was discovered.He signed up for the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as a Pilot Officer in 1940, aged 22.After joining Bomber Command he took part in daylight raids on occupied Europe, once being mentioned in dispatches.

But on April 27, 1942, during an attack on a power station near Lille, in northern France, his bomber was shot down. Jack was taken prisoner and transferred to Stalag Luft III.Here he took part in digging the famous tunnels codenamed Tom, Dick and Harry — helping to secretly disperse tons of soil through special pouches under his clothing.

Meanwhile German-born Wilsdorf, the boss and founder of Rolex replica in London in 1905, had spotted a literally captive market for his products.When he heard that most RAF PoWs had their Rolexes “confiscated”, he made them a “buy now, pay whenever” offer to replace them.

All they had to do was to write to Rolex replica, explain how their watch was taken, promise to pay and it would be sent to them in a Red Cross parcel.Jack’s parents passed on his watch to his third cousin as he reminded them of the flier.

The unnamed cousin wore it on his wedding day and on a visit to the Stalag Luft III camp in Zagan, Poland.And when, in 1984, the watch stopped working, Rolex replica serviced it free of charge.The watch, with its original guarantee card, goes under the hammer on Wednesday.

Watch manufacturer Fossil to acquire fitness wearable company Misfit

BreitlingReplica Watches and wearables have enjoyed a significant amount of attention over the past couple of years. With the advent of sensors on wearable devices, and prices continuing to fall, the adoption of wearable devices has risen phenomenally.

Last month, Swiss luxury watchmaker Frederique Constant launched its range of smartwatches in India. Priced at Rs 60,000 and more, sales of the horological smartwatch, as it is called, were expected to be quite sedate.

Similarly, TAG Heuer, Breitling and several other watch manufacturers have indicated that they would be looking at the smartwatch space very closely.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Fossil Group has agreed to buy wearable fitness tracker company Misfit for $260 million. Misfit is cofounded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley.

Since the advent of Xiaomi and companies such as Micromax in the fitness band business, a watchmaker such as Fossil would see immense potential in a wearable with a focus on style, something that Misfit focusses on. Interestingly, Xiaomi invested in Misfit last December.

Certainly, luxury Rolex replica watches would keep an eye out for startups in the fitness wearable space that make lucrative and strategic acquisitions. The capability to offer fitness data makes it a natural extension for a watchmaker.

Breitling Watches“To me it’s not about the value of the sale, it’s about making sure that the client goes away with a treasured item that has been associated with a significant occasion in their life.”

Stephen has worked in the jewellery trade for 27 years after moving straight into it when he left school.

He said: “When I finished I was not sure what I wanted to do and saw a role working for Zales jewellers and thought that looked interesting. I have not looked back since.”

The Canary Wharf store had a revamp in September, showcasing new dedicated branded areas for Omega, Breitling and TAG Heuer.

Omega watchesWe got three facts about Omega.

1. Omega was in fact the first mechanical watch to land on the moon – with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch in 1969. A year later the same watch played a significant part in helping the astronauts on the Apollo 13 mission return to Earth safely after the shuttle encountered some unforeseen problems.

2. Omega Replica has had a strong affiliation with the James Bond franchise since 1995. The latest piece was sported by Daniel Craig in Spectre. It’s the Seamaster 300 Master Co Axial.

3. The brand is also well known in the world of sport, as they have been timing the Olympics since 1932.