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About Paul Altieri

Paul is the company's Founder and CEO. He is responsible for all the day to day activities from purchasing, receiving, marketing and sales. Paul is a graduate of Boston College 1979 and resides in California with his family.

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From The Caves to Hollywood: Inside The Rolex Explorer II Reference 1655

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Vintage Rolex Explorer 2

Not all vintage Rolex references that are highly regarded today had successful receptions when they first debuted. In some cases it is the initial cold response to a particular model that ultimately leads to a greater level of rarity and desirability for present-day collectors. In 1971, Rolex introduced the Explorer II, reference 1655. This watch […]

Rolex Caliber 3135 – A Time Tested Movement

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Rolex Watches Caliber 3135 Movement

For over 100 years, Rolex has produced quality timepieces. Along with using luxurious material, like gold and jewels, the company focuses on technological advancements in its movements to ensure each watch runs precisely and remains durable. The caliber 3135 movement was first introduced in 1988 and quickly become Rolex’s main movement. It has been used […]

“The Details Are Not The Details; They Make The Design” Inside the Rolex Submariner, Reference 5508

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Rolex Submariner 5508

When it comes to vintage Rolex, it is the tiny, almost undetectable differences that account for thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars in value. Among Submariners, several references stand out and are highly regarded by aficionados and collectors. Certainly all models from 1954 (the first year the watch was introduced) are extremely valuable, but […]

An Iconic Trendsetter: The Rolex Submariner, Reference 6205

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Small Crown Rolex Submariner 6204

Even people who do not wear watches are familiar with the Rolex Submariner sport watches. Without a doubt it is the most popular watch in Rolex’s history, and it is by far the most-recognizable watch produced by any luxury manufacturer. With that in mind, not all Submariners are considered equal. It is the subtle differences […]

Precursor to a Legend: The Rolex Oyster Chronograph, Reference 6034 (Pre-Daytona)

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Rolex 6034 Pre-Daytona Oyster Chronograph

The Rolex Daytona timepiece may be one of the most iconic watches that Rolex produces, however much of the success of the modern-day Daytona can be attributed to the various Rolex chronographs that came before it. One particular model of chronograph produced in the early 1950s, the Rolex Oyster Chronograph (reference 6034) stands out due […]

US Open To Take Place in New York This August

Monday, August 17th, 2015
US Open

The US Open is an annual tennis event that is held in late August and early September and spans over a two-week period. The main tournament is comprised of five event championships…

The Vintage Rolex Milgauss 1019 – The Scientist’s Watch

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Rolex Milgauss 1019

How did the Vintage Rolex Milgauss 1019 come to be? In the 1950s and 1960s, Rolex began to develop its reputation as a tool watch manufacture. While it’s doubtful they set out to earn that label, they certainly set out to make purpose-built watches that would appeal to very specific segments of their clientele. The […]

The Beloved Rolex Datejust II

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Datejust 2 Black Dial

When it comes to men’s fashion the Rolex Datejust II has always been a stylish choice.  The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust II was originally launched in 2009. However, it was not the first Datejust watch Rolex had made. The forerunner was the original Datejust, released in 1945. A Larger Case Size & Updated Movement The […]

The Secret Collection Of Bob’s Watches

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Supercompressor Article on Bob's Watches

Big Thanks to Ted Gushue from the ever amazing Supercompressor for the article today. Ted Gushue says it best on his featured Supercompressor article when he writes about Paul Altieri’s collection stating, “it’s not the volume of Swiss steel he moves nor his idiosyncratic manner that makes him intriguing. It’s that this man, since the […]

When Only a Classic Will Do – The Iconic Rolex Submariner

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Vintage Rolex Sub Wristwatch

The Rolex Submariner is an iconic watch that became an instant classic when it was released in 1954. This unique watch was specially designed with divers in mind, and is well-known for its durability and resistance to water. Waterproof up to a maximum depth of 1000 feet, the Sub has been highly utilized by divers, […]

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