Some Rolex Facts
Rolex imitation watches are like royalty among wristwatches but while the these star wristwatches are quite well known, a lot of folks who own or like to own a Rolex may not know anything about how they are made, where they are made, what they are made of and even who makes them.
Here are some facts about Rolex watches that you may not have known before:
Originally From London
Founded in 1905, the Rolex watchmaking company first began its operations in London. It was in 1919, after the first World War, that the headquarters of the company was moved to Geneva from London.
Didn’t Always Make Watches
The Rolex company didn’t always make watches; when it started in 1905, it was a watch assembling outfit; Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis imported Swiss movements, fused them into English watch bodies and sold them to jewellers who sold them with their own logo.
It was in 1908 that the founders started make their own watches, having discovered that it was more profitable.
Some Major War Action
women’s rolex oyster perpetual date just watches were much favoured by British Air Force officers during World War II. They were not the only ones who liked them; the Nazis also took their Rolex whenever they shot them down.
Hans Wilsdorf, however, came to the rescue, promising to replace any Rolex watches lost by prisoners based only upon their word.
A Movie Star
The Rolex Oyster 3525 has some credit for the birth of the movie, The Great Escape, which is a well-known movie based on the story of the escape of British prisoners of war from a German POW camp during WW II. It is reported that Corporal Clive Nutting actually made use of his rolex oyster perpetual cosmograph daytona‘s precise movement to time the guards and escape with fellow prisoners.
Solid, High and Low
It has been recorded that the Rolex watches worn by Sir Edmund Hillary and some members of his team in 1953, kept working even at the top of Mount Everest.
Also, in 1960 the Rolex survived without missing a second on a US Navy bathyscape Trieste that went about 36,798 feet into the depth of theOcean at Mariana Trench. The watch endured a pressure of 14.000 psi.
Highest Quality Metal
Rolex watches are made with 904L grade metal; it is more expensive and features a higher level of nickel and chromium than 316L, which is used in making most watches.
This metal requires better machinery to be worked on but the results can be seen as rolex oyster perpetual cosmograph daytona watches have better resistance and polish better than most.
Always Pressure Tested
No replica rolex watch oyster perpetual stainless steel is allowed to leavethe plant until it is pressure tested to check for any air leaks. It is also subjected to water pressure testing of up to 300m depth pressure (Rolex watches for deep sea diving endures pressure testing of about 12,000 meters) and a condensation test. If it fails any of these tests, the watch will be rejected.
This is the truth; every Rolex watch is hand made even though machinery is employed in some minor tasks.
No wonder every wants a Rolex.