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Join Us for Watch Madness!

March 11, 2018

BY Paul Altieri


Updated 3/19/2018 – Updates at the bottom

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It’s March and we’re mad about Rolex watches, so join us for Bob’s Watches first-ever Watch Madness event! We’re pitting 16 modern Rolex watches against 16 vintage Rolex watches and it’s up to you to vote on Instagram to decide which watches will move forward to the next round.

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Watch Madness Bracket

Watch Madness

With 32 watches on the bracket, be sure to submit your vote on our Instagram Story @bobswatches. A printable version of this bracket is provided at the bottom of the page.

Our first polling will happen on Tuesday, March 13th.

Without further ado, here are the 32 fantastic Rolex watch contenders:

Modern Bracket Vintage Bracket
1. Submariner ref. 16610LV “Kermit” 1. Daytona ref. 6263 “Paul Newman”
8. Submariner ref. 116610LV “Hulk 8. Explorer ref. 1655 “Steve McQueen”
4. GMT-Master ref. 16750 “Pepsi”  4. GMT-Master ref. 1675 “Pepsi”
5. GMT-Master II ref. 16710 “Coke” 5. GMT-Master ref. 1675 “Blueberry”
3. Submariner ref. 116610   3. Submariner ref. 5512
6. Deepsea ref. 116660 6. Submariner ref. 6202
2. Datejust 41 ref. 126333 2. GMT-Master ref. 1675 “Root Beer”
7. Datejust II ref. 116334 7. Milgauss ref. 6541
1. Yacht-Master II ref. 116680 1. GMT-Master ref. 6542
8. Oyster Perpetual 39 ref. 114300 8. Rolex Moonphase ref. 8171 “Padellone”
4. GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR “Batman” 4. Submariner ref. 1680 “Red Submariner”
5. Deepsea ref. 116660 “James Cameron” 5. Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 “Double Red Sea-Dweller”
3. Daytona ref. 116500 “Panda” 3. GMT-Master ref. 1675 “Tropical”
6. Daytona ref. 116500 6. Explorer ref. 1016 “Tropical”
2. Yacht-Master 40 ref. 116655 2. Oyster Perpetual Date ref. 1501
7. Sky-Dweller ref. 326938 7. Day-Date ref. 1803 “President”

Which Rolex watches do you think will make it to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, and Final Four? And which reference will come out on top to win the Watch Madness tournament? It’s up to you to decide!

Follow on

Follow us on Instagram at @bobswatches to cast your votes in our story. Also, don’t forget to reference this blog page for updated results on the watch competition.

Which Rolex will be crowned the King of the Crown? Will it be the vintage Daytona ref. 6263 Paul Newman? Or perhaps the GMT-Master ref. 1675 Pepsi? Or maybe the new Daytona ref. 116500 Panda?

Pick your favorites, join in on the voting, and we’ll announce the winning watch at the end of the month. May the best Rolex win.

Get the printable version of the bracket here.

First Round

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, there were two matches. Here are the results of the modern and vintage bracket.

Kermit 16610V Versus the Hulk 116610V: With a total of 2421 votes the Hulk 116610V won with 53% of the votes (1285).

Paul Newman 6263 versus the Steve McQueen: The Paul Newman won by a landslide with 77% of the votes out of 2402.

Watch Madness

The Kermit vs the Hulk and the Paul Newman vs the Steve McQueen.

On Wednesday, March 14, we had another matchup on the modern and vintage bracket.

GMT-Master Pepsi 16750 vs GMT-Master Coke 16710: The Pepsi is the winner with 64% of the votes out of 2506 votes!

Pepsi 1675 vs Blueberry 1675: Out of 2495 votes the Blueberry 1675 won with 54%.

Watch Madness

The GMT-Master Pepsi 16750 won with 64%. On the vintage side, the Blueberry won with 54%

On Thursday, March 15th, we saw a clear pattern with these models. People love the classic Submariner.

Submariner 116610 vs Sea-Dweller 116660: With 1,564 votes for the Submariner and only 640 for the Sea-Dweller, the Submariner won with a 71% of the votes.

Submariner 5512 vs Turn-O-Graph 6202: From the vintages, we saw overwhelming success from the Vintage Rolex Submariner 5512. Out of 2177 votes, the Submariner 5512 took 1,580.

Watch Madness

Watch Madness is going strong. The Submariner 116610 and the Submariner 5512 take the victory.

Friday, March 16th we look at the battle of the Datejusts and two vintage watches that people love.

Datejust 41MM 126333 vs Datejust II 116334: It was quite the decisive battle here with the Datejust II getting 1334 votes out of 1940.

GMT-Master “Root Beer” vs Milgauss 6541: The Root Beer lost with 930 votes while the Milgauss received 1040 votes.

Watch Madness

Winners: Datejust II 116334 and the Milgauss 6541





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