Watch Trends – Not the Top 3 of 2021

Chrono24.com sent me an email with the headline Top 3 Watch Trends of 2021. My favorite online marketplace (no commission on link) reckons the top three watch trends will be the Rolex Explorer II, bold colors and in-house movement. As the South Africans say, ja nee (yes no). While I think they’re onto something, they’re wrong . . .

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2021 Rolex Prices Revealed: OP41 and Sub

2021 Rolex prices revealed! Here are the current prices – as of January 15, 2021 – for two of the Geneva watchmaker’s hottest new models, thanks to watchcharts.com. Even a cursory glance highlights the fact that private sellers are reaping the whirlwind. Before we get to the 2021 Rolex prices for the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Submariner, a bit of recent history . . .

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Three Inexpensive Rolex Alternatives

There are three good reasons to buy a Rolex: quality, design and status. There’s one good reason not to buy one: everyone wants one. Wearing a Rolex shows a distinct lack of imagination. If you don’t want to be a horological sheep, here are three inexpensive Rolex alternatives – watches well below the $5,900 entry price for a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm. I reckon these watches meet or beat Rolex in each of the three categories, but not all three at once. Because Rolex . . .

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Rolex Kills the Oyster Perpetual 39

There it is: the only Rolex I own. It’s a white-ish dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 with white/blue indices, known as the OP39 to its many admirers. To my mind, and to many of its owners, it’s the only Rolex worth having. It’s elegant, subtle, perfectly built and right-sized. And it’s gone. Rolex is discontinuing the OP39 in favor of an upsized $5900 Oyster Perpetual 41, with some new colorways. Like this . . .

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