Sunday, March 29, 2015

What is an Oyster Watch?

Have you ever wondered what an Oyster watch is?  According to the Rolex website, the term refers to the world's first waterproof watch case. It was designed by Rolex in 1926.  According to Rolex, their Oyster case has a "patented system of screwing down the bezel, case back and winding crown against the middle case."

Rolex Oyster Submariner - Photo by User:Eternalsleeper (Own work of English Wikipedia user Eternalsleeper) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today's Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch is water resistent down to 100 meters (330 feet) and features a "twin-lock" screw-down winding crown.  If you are lucky enough to own one, the world is your oyster!

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