Rolex Robbers – Worth the Risk?

Stolen Rolex recovered!

Rolex owner Mark Ewart used an unorthodox technique to thwart a mugger after his treasured timepiece. Mr. Ewart threw his Rolex into the roof of a nearby building. Luckily, the hood didn’t follow through on his threat to stab Mr. Ewart. But make no mistake: whether you’re in a “developing country” or Basildon, England, Rolex robbers are out there, somewhere. Saying that . . .

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Water Resistance: Apple Series 6 Dive Watch?

Apple Watch: how much water resistance is enough

As someone who’s called TOD on the dive watch, I may not be the best person to reveal the Apple Watch Series 6’s increased water resistance. But here we are. And here’s where Apple started: Series 2 through 5 are water resistant to . . .

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Gold Rolex Day-Date 40 – Hot or Not?

Welcome to a new feature at The Truth About Watches where highly opinionated horophiles engage in a mostly pointless debate about desirability of various watches, both iconic and obscure. First up, Luke likes the looks of the all gold Rolex Day-Date 40 with a President bracelet. Hot or not?

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Coronavirus Watch 4: Swiss Watches Nosediving

Bell & Ross Burning Skull

The Swiss Watch Federation has released its February export report. As you’d expect, the news isn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows. In fact, it’s tsunamis and tornadoes. While monochrome-watches.com is busy repeating the Communist Party line – Chinese shoppers are returning to the stores! – the stats indicate it’s the not even the beginning of the end. Coronageddon is a great buying opportunity and the world’s worst selling situation. Let’s run the numbers . . .

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Coronavirus Watch 3: Swiss Watch Survivors

Coronavirus watch watch

Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Hublot – Switzerland’s horological heavy hitters have ceased production. The reason given: they don’t want to put their workers at risk. Be that as it may, there’s no point making a Swiss watch. The world market has gone from freefall into hibernation. When it ends, which Swiss brands will survive? . . .

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