Straps on my Rolex watches… What do you think?

I’m thinking more and more on replacing my classic rolex bands with some think leather straps, in order to give it some new look.
The leather straps could be allow for a nice change in the look and feel of the complete watch. I used to make strap changes on and off on my Panerai watches.
I really liked to change from a nylon strap to a thick leather strap, in different colors, just to change the complete look of the watch.

Even Rolex have come out with rubber straps to some of their models, and their TUDOR watches have a complete setup of straps to select from.

Next Watch update – Omega Speedmaster – Speedytuesday

This year have only seen one new “used” watch – my Rolex 16803 – gold and steel classic rolex sub. It have almost become my daily beater, together with my Rolex explorer II .

But I can feel that I need some new to put on my wrist…
Really looking forward to the speedy tuesday… but will it be a daily watch? Well I don’t know.

Buying unknown watch brands – yes/no/maybe ;-)

Can one justify buying a “less” know watch brand for about the same price as “known” high-end brand like Rolex, Omega, Panerai etc.
I sometimes find myself looking at watches from less known brands and really like them – but sometimes the price is a little high when compared to other high-end watches.
How will the resell value be for less know brands, etc.
I have been looking into many “unknown” brands – and like them – especially if they “sing” to me. I keep coming back to these watches – but have not jumped yet. I’m still a Panerai and Rolex man at heart.

But for the overall question – can one justify buying unknown brands? My answer is YES – based on the positive and negative on this question.


  • The unknown brand is relative unknown for many – Nice to have a watch that is high quality and known by WIS only
  • You will be part of a “limited” number of persons that have the same watch.
  • Getting one will be after many throughts – not one to get because it is the “right” watch.


  • Unknown long term quality of watch could be a issue
  • Resell value – price drop from original price could be massive.
  • Will one continue to “love” it as other icon watches… Only time can tell

A rolex 5513 beat up – I like it ;-)

Found this post on – a really beat up Rolex 5513 – that looks like it have been through hell and back.

Somehow this is one I will ad to my selection of watches that have seen their share of action.
This shows that a Rolex is a tool watch to be used and not a nice dress watch.
So if you have some photos or stories of watches that have the scars to prove it has been used and not a safe queen.

The really beat up Rolex 5513

Rolex Sub (5513) watch photos “In the Water” and “In the Garden”

Making different shoots is easy – put the watch in different situations and shoot- And with digital you can keep shooting and only use the one that cam out OK – so everybody – get the old camera out and shoot some photos in your surroundings…
Here are the photos of the 5513 – Garden and Water shoots.

My Rolex Sub mat dial (5513) – “The Graden shoots”

My Rolex Sub mat dial (5513) – “The Water Shoots”