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2. Rolex Has Its Own Science Lab

Given everything Rolex has done over the years it shouldn't come as a surprise that they have an internal Research & Development department. However, Rolex takes it well beyond that. Rolex has not one, but several different types of extremely well-equipped professional science labs at their various facilities. The purpose of these labs isn't just to research new watches and things that may go into watches, but also to research more effective and efficient manufacturing techniques. One way of looking at Rolex is that they are an extremely competent and almost obsessively organized manufacturing company - that just happens to make timepieces.

Rolex labs are as diverse as they are amazing. Perhaps the most visually interesting is the chemistry lab. Full of beakers and tubes that carry liquids and gases, the Rolex chemistry lab is full of highly trained scientists.10 Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches look inside manufacture What is it mostly used for? Well one thing that Rolex stated is that the lab is used for developing and researching oils and lubricants that they use in machines during the manufacturing process.

Rolex has a room with multiple electron microscopes and some gas spectrometers. They are able to take an extremely close look at metals and other materials to investigate the effects of machining and manufacturing techniques. These large areas are extremely impressive and are used seriously on a regular basis to remedy or prevent possible problems.

10 Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches look inside manufactureOf course Rolex also uses its science labs on the watches themselves. An interesting room is the stress test room. Here watch movements, bracelets, and cases undergo simulated wear and abuse on custom-made machines and robots. Let's just say that it would not be unreasonable to assume your typical Rolex is designed to last a lifetime (or two).

3. Their Movements Are All Hand-Assembled And Tested

One of biggest misconceptions about Rolex is that machines build their watches. The rumor is so pervasive that even people at aBlogtoWatch believed it to be mostly true. This is because traditionally Rolex didn't communicate much on this topic.10 Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches look inside manufacture Well the truth is that Rolex watches are given all the hands-on human attention that you'd like to expect from a fine Swiss made watch.

Rolex uses machines in the process for sure. In fact, Rolex easily has the most sophisticated watch making machinery in the world. The robots and other automated tasks are really used for tasks that humans aren't as good at. These include sorting, filing, cataloging, and very delicate procedures that involve the type of care you want a machine to handle. Most of these machines are still human-operated though. And everything from Rolex movements to bracelets are assembled by hand. A machine however helps with doing things such as applying the right pressure when attaching pins, aligning parts, and pressing down hands. Having said that, all Rolex watch hands are still set by hand via a trained technician.

I got one a few years back

by samepaige

Had the same arguement going at the time, whether or not to get one. but i wear it every single day and threw out all the old $12 watches. i got it at a place in carmel, which i understand is the only rolex dealer in the country that's located in, basically, a pawn shop. it's a carmel pawn shop. and the selection of both new and used ones is outstanding. i got one that rolex produced as a prototype in 3 different models. the face is unique, so i guess if i ever have to sell it, i'l have that going for me.
take the trip to carmel (it's on the main drag about a block from the beach) and shop the used ones/new ones all in one place, and check into other swiss watches as well.

Prosper overflow for today...

by grativo

9. I am in process of getting my new web-based luxury accessory store up and running. In the past I really focused on luxury handbags (i.e. DB, Coach, Louis Vuitton). I am looking to move more toward watches and other accessories as this is where my focus has been lately. I'm looking into Movado, Bulova, Rolex, just to name a few. I've been studying for over a year and I'm ready to take the leap. I've found a supplier (what a dumbass...LV and Rolex don't sell to wholesalers, so if he has a 'supplier' then he's selling Chinese fakes!) I trust and have attended a few workshops for marketing my site online

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