If you’re accustom to keeping up with Internet chatter concerning the watch industry, to any extent, you’ve undoubtedly heard the name, Jose Pereztroika and, therefore, the website, perezcope.com. First I’d heard of the gentleman was in a phone conversation with Jake Ehrlich. As in Jake Ehrlich of rolexmagazine.com.
Jake described Jose as a kind of horological forensics investigator, with a particular expertise in vintage Panerai. Pay a visit to perezcope.com and you’ll find all of Jake’s words to be true, and then some. Although, if you’ve heard Jose’s name in recent days, it was most likely because of yet another name in watchmaking: Rolex.
Jose Pereztroika will henceforth forever be known as the man who has incredibly compiled the complete historical timeline of the Rolex Sea-Dweller in one concise, but highly comprehensive, JPEG. How is a JPEG comprehensive? Well, because with Jose’s timeline, you don’t only have the reference by reference run down of what’s-what. He’s also listed historical events that put the Sea-Dweller’s existence in perspective like never before.
Examining Jose’s Sea-Dweller timeline, you’d be right to conclude that this required a substantial bit of work. He had help of the greatest kind — namely that of Jake Ehrlich, John Goldberger and Luc Broussaud — but still a labor of some heft.
You could try and celebrate the Sea-Dweller’s 50th anniversary with another form of an homage, but unless you’re Rolex and have the capability to put out a Single-Red Sea-Dweller in modern dimensions, then chances are Jose’s got us all beat.