According to a recent Apple conference, Rolex is the leading revenue generator in the world when it comes to watches. If you are in tune with the watch community this should come at no surprise to you. Rolex has been mass producing high end luxury Swiss watches for decades. They are widely respected as the one of the top watch makers in the world. Rolex watches are designed to look great, function extremely well, and they are extremely durable. Their stainless steel watches are some of the best everyday timepieces ever created. Here are the best steel models they have to offer. Sell watches Boca Raton.
Rolex Datejust II
You may not think of the Datejust as a sport watch, but when Rolex designs it with a large 41mm case, Oyster bracelet, and smooth bezel, it sure looks like one. The Datejust has been in production for over 50 years and is one of the first watches to ever feature a date function. The Datejust II is the modern representation of a classic watch. It is 5mm larger than the original 36mm version. The Datejust traditionally has a fluted white gold bezel which adds some bling and makes the watch a bit more fancy. In addition, traditional Datejust watches featured a Jubilee bracelet which is also dressier. When you put a stainless steel Oyster bracelet and a smooth stainless steel bezel on the watch the result is a sport watch meant to be worn every day. The trademark Oyster case is water resistant up to 100m and can definitely be worn in the shower or while swimming. It is not necessary to ever take this watch off.
Rolex GMT II Ceramic
Within the last two years, Rolex started producing watches with ceramic bezels. Not only do they look better aesthetically, but they serve a better function. Ceramic is very scratch resistant compared to other materials. The bezel is the part of the watch that surrounds the dial and is the most susceptible to scratches. With ceramic, your watch will continue looking brand new.
This GMT Master II features a two tone ceramic bezel in blue and black. It is nicknamed the Batman because of the colors. It is an everyday watch with some amazing functions that you wouldn’t notice at first glance. Besides the obvious hour and minute hands and date window, there is an additional hour hand in blue with an arrow at the end. It reaches almost all the way to the end of the dial. This is the “home time” indicator. The GMT is perfect for pilots or businessmen who travel often between time zones. They are able to set the home time hand to their home time and simply adjust the regular hour marker depending on where they are. But what’s even more amazing is that not only can this watch tell two time zones at the same time, it can tell three! That’s because you can rotate the 24-hour markers on the bezel and if you do you are telling three times all at once.
Rolex Submariner “Hulk”
A quintessential tool watch, the Rolex Submariner is meant to be beat up. It is a watch that is supposed to withstand years and years of torture and wear. If you buy a Submariner and don’t plan on wearing during everything you do, what’s the point? It’s a sturdy watch with a depth rating of 1,000 feet. Even though the retail price is over $8,000 it is not a delicate watch. It fetches such a high price because of just how durable it is. It is made with 904L steel and features a ceramic bezel. The model you see above is the 50th anniversary version which features a green dial and bezel. It is not blingy or eye catching. It is a workhorse that should last through generations. If you want THE stainless steel Rolex, get the Submariner.
The Milgauss is the most unconventional in the Rolex family. As you can see it features an orange lightening bolt for a seconds hand. Rolex is not known for being a flashy or tacky brand which is what makes the hand so unique. It is completely out of character for the Rolex brand. However, like all stainless steel Rolex’s it is a watch meant to be worn every day. The main function of the Milgauss is that it is resistant to magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss. For those of you who don’t know what that means, you can basically wear it around heavy machinery and even X-ray machines. Components inside a mechanical watch are often susceptible to magnetic fields and may throw off the timing of the watch. With the Milgauss this will almost certainly never happen. It is designed to be worn by scientists hence the lightening bolt hand. It’s case is thicker than most Rolex watches because it actually has two case backs. If you unscrew the first one you will see an additional one underneath protecting only the movement. This is to ensure its safety.