Are You a Hairdresser Looking For The Perfect Rolex

That zany crew over at the chop shop Bamford have done it again. This time they’ve focussed their attentions on a Rolex Milgauss; in addition to the usual PVD coating they’ve replaced the usual Milgauss hands with some scissors. Why? Well because this watch is obviously a homage to a fashion designer (with an exceptionally hyperbolic website) named Dr Romanelli. Oh, and his logo is also on the dial. Talk about classy.

The replica watches (aka Freccione, aka Ref 1655) is one of the most popular vintage sport Rolexes. The design is pure 1970s retro, and finding one with original dial, hands, and bezel isn't so easy. The Explorer II pictured above is indeed a rare "Frog Foot" dating to 1972. It is one of the first Explorer II's to come from the factory that was NOT a straight-hand. Enjoy the warm glow provided by this early orange hand!

When it comes to the world of vintage Rolexes, few watches short of a reference 4113 chronograph can compare to that of a rolex submariner replica previously owned by a celebrity, especially a celebrity known for his proclivity for fine watches. Just as with a reference 5512 Submariner that was owned by Steve McQueen (and that sold in 2008 at an Antiquorum auction for $234,000) or an Albino Daytona formerly owned by Eric Clapton (and that Sotheby's sold in 2008 for $505,000 after being sold by Christie’s in 2003 for $50,190), the watch we have today will undoubtedly sell for lots and lots of money because it is quite rare, and it was owned by Eric Clapton, yet again. And, within the world of vintage Rolex, Eric Clapton is known to have had a really stellar collection.

We've always said a Rolex is as good as cash in your hand, and now we're about to find out just how much cash. A man in Granada Hills, CA has listed his entire vintage and modern Rolex collection - 19 watches in total - on eBay in hopes of sending his son to school at UCLA. What is most surprising though, is that he's decided to sell all 19 watches in one auction.

This is an odd choice because some of the watches are really quite special, such as an early Turn-O-Graph with original bracelet, a nice Red Submariner, and nice 1675 GMT, while others are pretty ordinary. Also, modern Rolex buyers tend to be a wholly different set of people from vintage Rolex buyers. So, who out there needs 19 Rolex watches, some of which are fantastic early models, some of which are mundane modern pieces?
As of right now, the auction, which started at $100, has 14 bids and has reached $70,200. There are, however, over nine days left in this sale. Any guesses on what 19 Rollies of varying quality and importance will pull down?