Wednesday, September 25, 2013

An Ambassadors Vintage Rolex SEA-DWELLER

...Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day...

An Ambassadors Vintage Rolex SEA-DWELLER

Jerril Santos is the Philippine Ambassador to Vietnam, and he is also a fan of Jake's Rolex World. Jerril sent in this excellent wrist shot of his now classic Rolex SEA-DWELLER, which he is wearing on his right wrist, Steve McQueen style, and he said:

Hi Jake.

I have been following Jake's Rolex World with keen interest. I am Filipino but I live in Vietnam. I have a Sea Dweller that has reliably kept time for me for the past 20 years and I thought I'd share a photo of it with you.

Regards and best wishes.

Jerril G. Santos
Philippine Ambassador to Vietnam

John Mayer on Collecting Watches Hodinkee Interview

John Mayer on Collecting Watches
Hodinkee Interview

Benjamin Clymer from Hodinkee recently interviewed singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fellow Hodinkee blogger, John Mayer about his watch collection. John Mayer is not only an amazing musician, but also a fascinating collector, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of vintage Rolex and Patek Philippe watches. 

John Mayer is filled with WISdom and truly the ultimate RIS–very impressive, and always insightful and interesting!!! As a fellow WIS/RIS, there is nothing better than hanging out with a good pal, talking watches. Listening to Benjamin and John profoundly wrap and riff on watches is music to my ears :-0

I noticed that it appears as if Benjamin from Hodinkee is sporting a Patek Philippe Reference 3940, and I also noticed John Mayer has some sort of Luminor Panerai in his pile of watches, but for some reason he does not talk about it in the video? Originally, it looked like a Luminor Panerai PAM372 to me, but upon a closer look it Looks like a Luminor Panerai PAM127, but it could also be an original Rolex made Panerai.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Stefano Mazzariol: Fuschia Rolex GMT Master Bezel Insert

Stefano Mazzariol
Fuschia Rolex GMT Master Bezel Insert

Monday, September 23, 2013

Rolex Hotness: Hilary Duff Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date II

...Rolex Hotness...

Hilary Duff
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date II

Women wearing Men's Rolex Watches began when Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in the James Bond Movie, GoldFinger. The first really big female star to wear men's Rolex watches, was Elle Mcpherson. In this set of photos we see Hilary Duff sporting a Rolex Day-Date II. Hilary Duff is the first star I know of to wear the new Men's Rolex Day-Date II and doesn't it look great on her!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day... Jocke's Love of the LV Submariner

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...

Jocke's Love of the LV Submariner

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Arthur Ashe Three Time Grand Slam of Tennis Winner

The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament finals just concluded in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in one of the greatest tennis matches I have ever witnessed, which was played between Djokovic and Nadal.

This years U.S. Open represented the 45th anniversary of Arthur Ashe, in 1968, becoming the first African American man to win a major singles tennis title. At the time Arthur Ashe was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, as well as being an amateur tennis player.

Over the next couple of days, as time permits, I will continue expanding upon this man's amazing story of achievement.

...Rolex Coolness...

Arthur Ashe

Three-Time Tennis Grand-Slam Winner
Lifetime Of Achievement With A Rolex President On His Wrist

Arthur Ashe is one of the greatest tennis players in history, and the only African American player to ever win the men's singles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open. Arthur is pictured below sporting his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. It is amazing how timeless and evergreen Rolex watches are, especially when you realize this photo was taken 43 years ago, in 1970, at the Queen's Club in London.

Arthur Ashe is the first black man in history to wear a Rolex President (Day-Date). I know Bill Cosby wore many Rolex Day-Dates and so did Pele, but I believe Arthur Ashe was the likely the first.

"I only wear Rolex." –Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe pictured above in 1970, at the Queen's Club in London, England

Tighten Up

I really like the photo of Arthur Ashe above and I think Arthur looks really tight and tough and you can tell by the way he is posing that he is extremely proud of his Rolex–which I really digg. For some reason, every time I look at the photo above of Arthur Ashe, the song "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells starts playing in my head so I thought I would share the video below. Play it and look at the photo above of Arthur...

I first learned of Arthur Ashe wearing a Rolex President (Day-Date) from T. Walker Lloyd who told me a great story about how Arthur said that he only wore Rolex.

Arthur Ashe is pictured below shaking hands with Jimmy Connors in 1975 after Ashe beat Connors to win the Wimbledon men's final championship.

Arthur Ashe is pictured below with the 1982 Davis Cup team which he was the caption of. John McEnroe is pictured next to Ashe.

It is amazing that Arthur Ashe wore a yellow gold Rolex President his entire life. Arthur Ashe died way too young, but he inspired the tennis world like very few ever have or ever will. Arthur Ashe was a man of great achievement and he made it every step of the way with his trademark Rolex Day-Date on his wrist which kept the time of his life!!!

Arthur Asher is pictured below in 1992 in a famous shot of him hugging his Tennis Racquet while wearing his trademark Rolex Day-Date, which was taken three decades after the first image of him at the beginning of this story. It is fascinating to note Arthur Ashe proudly wore a Rolex Day-Date his entire adult life. A year after the picture below was taken, Arthur Ashe died from AIDS, which he contracted from a blood transfusion that contained the HIV virus in the early 1980s. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

50th Anniversary Rolex Submariner

...Rolex Wirst Shot Of The Day...

50th Anniversary Rolex Submariner

I took this photo of my LV Submariner back in June of 2010, and at the time I was wearing it on a woven black Perlon Nylon strap, which is a great look. Something about the green bezel with the black dial, coupled with the black woven strap is really cool, and sporty.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Chris Harris Drives The BMW Alpina B3

Chris Harris Drives The BMWAlpina B3

Chris Harris checks out the Alpina B3 in this video review. Chris Harris is one of my favorite reviewers, and he wears a Rolex Submariner, as you can see in this video. To check out a lot more great cool car coverage, be sure to check out Jake's Car World.