Monday, July 7, 2008

White Gold Submariner Preview Model...



Macro Shot of the Day: Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Wave Dial...


Photo Credit: Hannes (JBK)

Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona on a Regimental Stripe NATO Band...

This Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona with a Black Dial on a Regimental NATO is a very interesting and unusual combination and I think I like it...Very interesting...

Superb Review and Video of How The Rolex GMT II Master Works From The Watch Report...

This is a great video from The Watch Report and News on how to properly set a GMT II. You can read the entire review by clicking here.


Jake's Quote of the Day: Mathew Arnold on The Truest Definition of Culture...

Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known in the world. —Mathew Arnold

Inside a Rolex Submariner with a 3135 Caliber Movment...


Magical Macro

Henk Hoving from Groningen in the Holland (Netherlands) decided to take apart his Stainless Rolex Submariner with the 3135 Caliber Movement to see exactly what makes it tick, and his Macro Shots are Magical. Thanks for sending in the Superb shots Henk!!!

Tip: You must click on all these images to see them close up.

In the photo above and below the winding rotor is still in place.

In the photo above and below we see the hairspring oscillating at 28,800 beats per hour, which is 691,200 beats per day, and 25 Million beats per year. 

Contrast this with a human heart which when at rest beats 70 times a minute, which would be 4200 times an hour, 100,800 beats per day, and 3.7 Million times a year.


Next Henk removed the balance and hairspring, which is the heart of the watch.

Watchmaker and writer/publisher of Watchmakingblog.com, J. Peter points out "The hairspring is the regulating organ which determines the rate at which the balance oscillates in its regular fashion."

You see the 3135 movement below with the balance and hairspring missing.

Now you see the balance, hairspring and rotor removed.


Then Henk gets in really close.


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