Vintage Style: The Wonderful Rolex Bubbleback

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If one watch could be said to have made the Rolex reputation, it would have to be the Oyster—the world’s first successful waterproof wristwatch that was introduced by Rolex in the 1920s. But that would only be half the story. The next refinement of the Oyster was the watch that truly established Rolex as a world leader manufacturer way ahead of the herd of other watch makers. That watch was the first Rolex Oyster Perpetual—the one affectionally called the Bubbleback. It was their desire to prevent Oysters going in to rolex watch repair centers prematurely that caused Rolex to develop the Bubbleback, but we get ahead of the story.

Why Perpetual?

The Rolex Oyster was a game changer. A true waterproof watch was an amazing achievement in the decade that saw the first solo flight across the Atlantic by a man young man named Charles Lindbergh. The Oyster employed a screw down case back with rubber gasket and a screw down crown to achieve a hermetic (airtight) seal to keep moisture and dust at bay. There was only one problem: customers kept forgetting to screw down the crown. That allowed moisture and water into the case and sent damaged watches back to Rolex for repair before their recommended service interval. Wily Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf knew the answer was to keep the crown screwed down all the time, but that would require a reliable internal self-winding mechanism. The watches were already so accurate, the crowns only needed to pulled out once or twice a month to change the time. The answer was an automatic, self-winding mechanism that bolted directly onto the old manual wind movement. Wilsdorf—ever the brilliant advertiser—called the new movement “Perpetual.” It was more reliable than the competition, and could still be manually wound if desired. That was something else the competing automatics couldn’t do, and important in the days when many still distrusted self-winding watches. The year was 1934 and Rolex had changed the game again.

Why a Bubbleback?

The only downside was the thickness of the new watch, required by the bolt-on mechanism’s rotor swinging back and forth as it wound the watch. This gave the new Oyster Perpetual its English nickname of “bubbleback” and an Italian one of “ovetto,” which means little egg. This was a small price to pay for the world’s first automatic, waterproof watch. The Bubbleback gave Rolex a watch that was the envy of the world’s other watch makers and one soon embraced by many top celebrities of the age like Clark Gable and Ernest Hemingway. For those who wanted and could afford the best, it was the only option.


The watch went on to form the bedrock of the Rolex lineup, and still lives on in greatly enhanced form today. The Bubbleback is long gone, its mechanism obsolete. But the words Oyster Perpetual can still be found on all top-of-the line Rolex models. A waterproof, automatic watch is still a fine idea and nobody makes a better one than Rolex…but the Bubbleback was the first.

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The Latest Luxury Watch Designs – Buying Gifts for Men

Forget the novelty socks and tie combo, this year isn’t it about time you really spoiled your loved one? One way of showing your other half just how much you care on your anniversary is with a smart new timepiece such as a Tag watches. Anniversaries couldn’t come at a better time following on from the latest watchmaking debuts at this year’s Baselworld show. So if he has been hinting for a luxurious new timepiece, here are our top picks of the latest watches that will help you score some brownie points…

Omega Speedmaster ‘57
If your Dad is an avid watch collector, it is likely he will be no stranger to the historical Speedmaster watch. Launched in 1957, the original Omega Speedmaster has been celebrated with the arrival of the Speedmaster ’57 – paying homage to the Speedmaster watch’s strong association with Lunar space missions but completely equipped with new innovations to make it a truly distinctive watch for any watch enthusiast.

TAG Heuer Carrera MikropendulumS
For men who like their timepiece to be equipped with a little extra technical precision, look no further than a mens Tag watch from DMR, I fine example would be the TAG Heuer Carrera MikropendulumS. Launched at Baselworld 2013, the MikropendulumS offers leading accuracy and is the first ever magnetic double tourbillon – ideal for watch enthusiasts who always favour the latest innovations.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980
Patek Philippe’s Nautilus has long been available in rose gold with a complementing leather strap, but at Baselworld the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer upped the ante by showcasing the Nautilus 5980 with a solid rose gold bracelet – this elegant timepiece is sure to be on every Dad’s wish list.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Whether Dad’s a fan of motor racing or simply loves a historic timepiece, he is sure to love the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Like the Omega Speedmaster ’57, the new Cosmograph Daytona is also a celebration watch, marking 50 years since the first Daytona was unveiled by Rolex – a watch that was named after the legendary Daytona race track and has had a long-standing association with the world of motor racing.

The Celebrity Watches

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Admit it or not, most of you has this admiration in one person and so. It might be an well known persona like models and celebrities either an normal person that you got attracted with, but moreover, it is an celebrity that we used to admired and even stalk quite some times. I know right? and mostly we can find a way to see them personality also to find out on what brands for their fashion and essentials they’d usually consider and wear.

I have here this great gentleman named Leonardo DiCaprio who once the most leading actor of his time. As you can see on the photo on top, he is wearing an elegant mens tag watch from DMR which helps his total outfit to spiced up. I must say, watches are the guy’s best friends like how does girls do for their diamonds. Because tag watches are fashionable and at the same time it is functional not only for guys but also with some girl’s end who used to wear watches.

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There’s a lot of paparazzi photos taken and posted online where celebrities are wearing some great finds and watches to be consider. And one of it was this fashion diva named Paris Hilton. I know most of you are quite know the lovely lady and how she, herself being an fashion enthusiast beside of being an celebrity itself. She endorses some big names when it comes to watches brands like Rolex, Tag Heuer, McCain and many more and as I’ve heard she already produced its own watches collections and labels. I will blog up about this by my next post so that you may continuously checking out the blog,, for the updates.

Fine Jewellery and Watches at David M Robinson

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Accessories become a staple part of dressing up. Along with her dress and makeup, a woman will always reach out for her jewellery box to choose the best earring, necklace or watch that will go with her outfit. The popular gold and silver jewellery pieces are perfect for special occasion. But if you are attending a client meeting or having a dinner date, you must choose which items to wear. If you are fond of watches, then you might have heard of cartier watches. If you own one, then consider yourself lucky! Cartier watch is known for its superior quality and aesthetic designs.

You can find lots of Cartier watch at David M Robinson. It is a wonderful place if you are looking for designer jewellery and designer watches. Enjoy crafty designs and beautiful pieces. This reputable jeweller is known far and wide. With this, you can be sure that you are buying only genuine and high standard jewellery. There are more great buys if you will get the chance to visit Canary Wharf. It is a popular business district in London where you can find lots of jewellery shops. But you don’t always have to visit jewellery shops just to get hold of precious items. You can buy them online and take advantage of discounts.

So what type of watches do you want? Whether you are buying one for yourself or as a gift, you better know the style. Of course you can make personal choices but sometimes, second opinion matters. Ask your friends which strap looks better. With the different styles of watches to choose from, you can go for bracelet type, leather or sports straps. If you’re a little vain, don’t forget to choose the precious metal your watch will be made of. Some options are 18 carat rose gold, gold, steel and a combination of gold and steel.

Find out more about this by checking this DMR Canary Wharf .

[Sponsored Video] The Beauty of Samsung Galaxy S4


Everyone seems to be in the habit of buying high tech gadgets such as tablets, laptops, MP3 and MP4 players, Bluetooth devices, smartphones etc. Many mobile giants are releasing new models of their products just so they can be competitive with other brands. As we very well know, technology changes so fast that what is new and hot today will no longer be in demand tomorrow. Companies who cannot keep up will certainly be left out of the market. It is only natural that the more sophisticated the mobile phone is, the more expensive it is.

However, if you research well and compare the features and prices of a Samsung phone with that of another brand, it is easy to figure out that you will get your money’s worth with Samsung. The company has released several models over the last couple of months and it has once again hit the mark with the Samsung GALAXY S4. Those planning to buy a Galaxy S4 can read articles about it on Samsung Mobile’s Facebook page. It looks a lot like the Galaxy S3 so it is kinda hard distinguishing between the two but it definitely has more improved features.

According to its Official Press Release, the beauty of the phone is its highly crafted design encompassing a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen and battery, minimized bezel, all incorporated in a light and slim chassis. It is available in two colors: Black Mist and White Frost. It runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and has an octa-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 CPU, with 2GB of RAM. It has a 13 megapixel rear camera and has a dual camera function. Users can choose 8 ways to combine the photos taken by the front and the rear camera. The Galaxy S4’s video player is great for watching movies. Its dual video call function enables the user to make and receive a video call with family and friends while showing what you are looking at during the call.

It also has an upgraded 2,600mAh battery for larger capacity and longer life. It has new features like the S Health application which has a large database which can take note of your calorie intake, and the food and drink that is good for your health. Its Group Play function enables users to enjoy music, photos, and games with the people around them even without a Wifi or mobile phone signal. The S Translator feature provides instant translation for both speech to text and text to speech on email, SMS, and ChatON. The S Voice Drive enables voice control to activate commands when driving. Find out more about the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Samsung’s website.

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Buying Your Fist Rolex Watch Model


Rolex watches are coveted items by many people a people. It is because these watches have particular and distinct look that produces them stand out. The distinct look targets exuding class and magnificence and it does that! Rolex is a very popular brand that is able to maintain and even upgrade the grade of the products they present to the market industry. The overall look with this watches has however been maintained generally. Should you look at the original watches from the inception of Rolex and also the more recent models, you will notice that there are many similarities between these watches. The Rolex Datejust is amongst the original watches from in older days. It is liked by many people and thus can be a easy way start your Rolex collection.

The president dials are also something to take into consideration. Many people claim that they are for the rich since they’re often worn by much talked about people. However, this observation is very little license to close you from getting a president dial if you need one. It is advisable to get advice from somebody who owns a Rolex and who may have had it for quite a while. Such an individual will assist you to with an overall guideline about how you ought to choose and buy a Rolex watch. However, in case you may not know such a person, the attendants at stores and shops where genuine watches are sold will be more than glad to help you in your quest. No matter whether you have the money and observe that Rolex is really a trusted brand, take your time to find a model you want. Finding the right watch is important so that a couple weeks or months along the line you cannot ask questions like, “Where will i sell my rolex?”

Classy Watches


I know most your mom have these classy and vintage looking watches in their jewelry boxes. Guess what? you can even use them today as your main accent accessory, how’s that? just wear them up altogether like what you are seeing on the top photo and it may give this bracelet accent to it that can really make you quirky because this was really unusual on today’s fashion and I know, and I feel that this kind of stuff will be soon trend these coming season’s of fashion. So please dont throw your unused watches and remake them into useful one.

Alright, that’s it for now and I hope you’ll find this tip useful on your end and I really looking forward seeing you wearing some watches as your bracelet accessory. Thanks so much and have yourself a great weekdays.

Luxury Shopping at Bob’s Watches


A Rolex watch is a luxury timepiece that certainly spells extravagance. Only the rich are able to own one because it is so expensive. Having said that, more affordable Rolex watches are within reach at Bob’s Watches. It is the leading online marketplace where people can buy, sell, and exchange used Rolex watches at market prices. All models in the website are on hand and guaranteed in mint condition by their in-house watch experts. Shoppers are also assured that all Rolex watches are authentic. Furthermore, the buy and sell prices are listed to make it easier for both buyers and sellers.

Bob’s Watches has many models in stock so choosing the one that fits your personality and budget is easy. Whether you are a buyer or seller, you will find it a breeze to go through the website because there are tabs where you can find any topic you need such as How to Sell, Rolex Serial Numbers Chart Lookup, Used Rolex Prices and many more. Orders are usually shipped within one business day of receipt of the order through FedEx.