THE ROLEX REPORT
Revised and Expanded 4th Edition
AN UNAUTHORIZED REFERENCE BOOK
FOR THE ROLEX ENTHUSIAST
by John E. Brozek
with a Foreword by Jeffrey P. Hess
(co-author of The Best of Time, Rolex Wristwatches)
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As seen in International Wristwatch, Chronos, InSync, Klassik Uhren, Watch & Clock Review, Horological Journal (official magazine of the BHI), Horological Times (official magazine of the AWI), Vitals Man, Tampa Bay Illustrated, Boss Magazine and the NAWCC Bulletin, among others...
The Rolex Report is also used by several Appraiser's organizations (including the American Society of Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers, and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers), as their "text book" for Authenticating Rolex Watches, during their respective Annual International Appraisal Conferences.
Mr. Brozek has been asked to speak at several of these conferences, including the ISA National Conference in Toronto in 2009. He is also tentatively scheduled to speak at the NAJA National Conference in Pittsburgh in 2013.
The following Book Review appeared in April/May/June issue of The Jewelry Appraiser
(the official publication of the NAJA). To view the review click here.
To read other Reviews & Testimonials for The Rolex Report CLICK HERE.
Don't BUY or SELL a ROLEX
without THIS BOOK !
Professionally printed and "perfect-bound" in an
attractive, easy to use reference book...
Cram-packed with 288 PAGESof facts and figures
with OVER 400 High-Resolution* Images.
The result of over 10 years of personal research, this is a
book you would be proud to display in your home or office.
The Rolex Report also makes a great gift !!!
Literally HUNDREDS of jewelry stores
around the world use The Rolex Report... Shouldn't You?
Rolex or Replica? Don't get E-Screwed!
Many people are buying and selling Rolex and other fine
timepieces over the internet. Most are honest people representing
their product correctly. However, some are either intentionally or
unintentionally representing their watches as something they are not.
Having a resource to clarify this information can mean the difference
between making a wise investment in a quality timepiece, and
overpaying for something that was misrepresented.
Again, the information in The Rolex Report is PRICELESS and
could save you thousands of dollars on your next Rolex purchase!
Here is just some of the information you'll receive:
An illustrated history following the "Evolution of Clocks Through History".
This brief history chronicles the inventions that have shaped Horology as we know it.
Included are such horological names as: Thomas Tompion, Christian Huygens, Ignatius Huggeford, John Harrison, Peter Henlein,
Jost Burgi,Tycho Brahe, Galileo Galilei, Nicholas Facio, Abraham-Louis, Perrelet, Louis Recordon and Abraham-Loius Breguet.
An extensive illustrated "Chronological History of The Rolex Watch Company".
Starting with its inception as Wilsdorf & Davis in 1905, and following the Rolex Watch Company into the 21st Century.
Detailed subjects include: Hans Wilhelm Wilsdorf, James Alfred Davis, the Boer War (South Africa), WWI, WW1, WWII, WW!!, W2,
Basel Spring Watch Fair, Asprey, Rolex Awards of Enterprise, Goldsmith's Company, Hamilton, Smiths, and Gruen Watch Company,
Dennison Watch Case Company, Cuno Korten, Chuck Yeager, Emil Borer, Jean & Hermann Aegler (Rebberg), Paul Perregaux, George
Peret, Hermetic, British Himalayan Expedition, Mount Everest (aka Mt. Everest), Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir John Hunt,
Raymond Lambert, Patrick & Andre J Heiniger, John Harwood, London's Daily Mail, Mercedes Gleitze, Sir Malcolm Campbell Bluebird Blue
Bird, Gugleimo Marconi, W.A. Morrison, Bathyscaphe Bathyscape Trieste, FNRS-2, Marianas Trench, Auguste Jacques Piccard, Joakim
Lehmkuhl (Timex), Swatch, Vintage Ads Advertisement, Catalog, Catalogs, Catalogue, Catalogues, Pamphlet, Pamphlets, Manual, Francis
Baumgartner, Neuchatel, Besancon and Kew Observatory, Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres, COSC.
(A brief example from the "Chronological History of the Rolex Watch Company" section.)
A look at each of the Rolex models in a section called "Rolex Wristwatch Profiles".
This section details the creation and evolution of the individual Rolex models including:
PRINCE, BUBBLEBACK, DATEJUST, EXPLORER, TURN-O-GRAPH, SUBMARINER, MILGAUSS, GMT-MASTER,
DAY-DATE "President", COSMOGRAPH "Daytona", SEA-DWELLER, OYSTERQUARTZ and YACHT-MASTER.
As well as specialty models including: Tru-Beat (True-Beat), Brancard, Sporting Prince, Railway Prince, Jump Hour (Heures Sautantes),
Quarter Century Club (1/4 Century Club), Quartz Beta 21 (CEH, Centre Electronique Horologer), Ovettone (Ovitone, Ovetto), Bubble Back,
vintage Chronograph (Valjoux & Zenith El Primero), Metropolitan pocket guide, Air King, Air Giant brochure, Thunderbird (Thunder-Bird),
NASA Space-Dweller, Deep Sea Special, COMEX (Compagnie Maritime d'Expertise), James Bond (Live And Let Die), G.M.T. (Pan AM
American Airlines), Paul Newman, military models for the British Royal Navy and Marines, Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Air Force.
(A brief example from the "Rolex Wristwatch Profiles" section.)
"Rolex or Replica? Don't get E-Screwed!"
Replicas, Fakes, Copies, Knock-Offs, Counterfeits...
Whatever you call them it means the same thing and if you don't know what to look for you might get stuck with one.
This section includes HUNDREDS of high-resolution comparison photos in a number of topics including:
Watch Parts, Tools and Terminology, The Cursory Inspection, Watch Disassembly,
The Detailed Examination, Replica Categories, Accessories, Vintage Counterfeits,
Common Counterfeit Mistakes and Shopping Online... Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware.
(A brief example from the "Rolex or Replica? Don't get E-Screwed!" section.)
A detailed resource for "Rolex Parts Identification".
This section includes a highly detailed and informative resource with topics including:
Case Identification Numbers, Serial Numbers, Hallmarks, Boxes, Tags, End Pieces, over 250 Bracelets,
dozens of Oyster Crowns & Tubes, over 200 Dials, Bezels and over 100 Movements.
(A brief example from the "Rolex Parts Identification" section.)
A look at the life of a Rolex watch "From the Factory to your Wrist".
Topics include: The Rolex Facilities, Birth of a Rolex, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, Basic Operation
of the Winding Crown, Elapse Time Bezel, 24-hour Hand & Bezel and Tachymeter Bezel Scale, How to Photograph
your Rolex, Basic Care and Cleaning for your Rolex, Servicing for your Rolex and Rolex International Service Centers.
(A brief example from the "From the Factory to your Wrist" section.)
APPENDIX I: ROLEX Price List - Wholesale & Retail.
Wholesale & Suggested Retail Prices for Over 800 Rolex watch variations!!!!
Including both Oyster & Cellini Watches, as well as Dials, Bezels and Bracelets.
APPENDIX II: ROLEX Case Reference Numbers.
An extensive resource which includes over 1500 Rolex Case Reference Numbers,
identifying known movements and watch models.
Including vintage styles such as: Scientific, Viceroy, Canadian, Moon Phase, Royal, Speedking Speed King, Charles Poluzzi,
Life-Saver, Bombe, Drake, Unicorn, Veriflat, and Zephyr, as well as Cushion, Octagonal, and Tonnueau cases.
Additional Information & Resources.
We're not done yet!!! Additional highly informative resources include: Frequently
Asked Questions, an Index, Glossary of Terminology and Recommended Websites.
You'll also receive (FREE) the UNOFFICIAL U.S. PRICE LIST ADDENDUM For Rolex Oyster Watches
(Effective June 1, 2012) in a 39 Page Spread Sheet (8.5" x 11" size format),
with retail prices for nearly 800 watch variations!!!
The Rolex Report:
An Unauthorized Reference Book For The Rolex Enthusiast.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2002110978
Copyright© 1999-2012 by InfoQuest Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The following are registered trademarks of the Rolex Watch Company Limited, Geneva, Switzerland:
Rolex, the Rolex crown logo (or coronet), Oyster, Perpetual, Oysterquartz, Cosmograph, Datejust,
Day-Date, GMT-Master, Sea-Dweller, Explorer, Submariner, Milgauss, Prince, Air-King, Rolesium,
Twinlock, Triplock, Tridor, Tudor, the Tudor shield logo, Jubilee and Cellini.
*Cover is in full color, while all interior pages are high-res grey scale.
We acknowledge the intellectual proprietary rights of the company and all their subsidiary companies
and distributors. The Rolex Report and InfoQuest Publishing, Inc. are in no way associated with
the Rolex Watch Company Ltd., or any of its subsidiaries. The author received no help in any way
from Rolex or any of its associated companies or any serving employees. The Rolex Report was
created for information and reference purposes only, and should only be used as such.
It is not meant to infringe on any company trademarks or copyrights.
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Item Number: 1001
Description: The Rolex Report: An Unauthorized Reference Book for the Rolex Enthusiast, 4th Edition.
This item also includes the following FREE BONUS...
- Unofficial U.S. Price List Addendum, effective June 1, 2012. NEW
This book is currently out of print. Please look for The Rolex Report, 5th Edition in 2015.
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