Friday, July 21, 2017

Sharon Stone Submariner...

...Rolex Hotness...

Sharon Stone

The First Modern Actress To Wear Men's Rolex Watches?

Sounds kind of like Jerry Seinfeld saying "What is the deal with skydivers wearing helmets? Do they really think the helmet is going to do anything?" ;-))))))

Sharon Stone is one beautiful woman and she surely loves wearing Rolex watches as seen in this vintage 1980s shot!!! Sharon is wearing a two-tone Submariner with a black dial and bezel; a two-tone 36mm Datejust with a blue dial and I can't make out the third Rolex sandwiched in the middle. I just think I can make out an Oyster bracelet.

I wonder if it was Sharon Stone or Elle Macpherson who started the trend of women wearing men's Rolex watches? Actually the first woman I have ever been able to document wearing a man's Rolex actress, Honor Blackman when she played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger in 1964.

Then, just two years later in 1966, we see Vanessa Redgrave in the movie Blow Up sporting a stainless steel Rolex Submariner on a black strap. I always thought it was Elle Macpherson, but now I am wondering if it was Sharon? Just to conclude, it seem to have been a trend in movies in the mid 1960s, and then came back in the late 1980s.

Today we sell the vast majority (98%+) of women who wear Rolex watches wearing men's 36mm and 40mm watches. It is kind of interesting when you study the symbolism in this photo of Sharon Stone, wearing a man's tailored shirt and necktie, with men's boxer shorts on.

Sharon Stone is probably best known for costarring in the movie, Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas.

Sharen Stone starred in the science fiction movie, Sphere and she wore a her Stainless Submariner as seen below.

Sharon Stone Submariner

Sharon Stone is pictured below on the cover of the French ELLE Magazine wearing her Rolex Submariner.

If you go back in time far enough, you can see Sharon Stone wearing a ladies Rolex, as we see in the photos taken 23 years ago in 1986 when Ronald Reagan was still the President of the United States–many moons ago...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

First Known Tiffany & CO. Rolex Submariner Ad Big Crown Submariner

First Known Tiffany & CO. Rolex Submariner Ad

The Elusive Big-Crown 
James Bond Submariner
[Reference 5510]

I think this Tiffany & CO., Ad is from 1960 and it is the earliest one I have ever seen that showcases a Rolex Submariner. Very Cool!!! The Reference 5508 Submariner was rated to 100 meters, and the 5510 was the first to be rated to 200 meters.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Chillin' In The South Of France Yellow Gold Rolex Daytaona & Ray Bans

...Rolex Hotness...

Chillin' In The Sun
Yellow Gold Rolex Daytaona & Ray Bans

Monday, July 17, 2017

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

...Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day...

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Roger Federer Record Setting 8th Wimbledon Win

...The Greatest Tennis Player In History...

Roger Federer 

Wins Wimbledon 2017

Record Setting 8th Time!!!

Today Roger Federer stepped into the record books as he became the only person to ever win 8 Wimbledon men's single titles. Roger Federer has been considered by many to be the best tennis player in history, and this latest record serves to further cement his amazing lifetime tennis achievement. Congratulations Roger!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Garbiñe Muguruza Wins Ladies Singles Championship

Wimbledon 2017

Garbiñe Muguruza

Wins Ladies Singles Championship


Garbiñe Muguruza just won't the 2017 Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship, and notice she is wearing her stainless steel Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet.

Garbiñe was having fun, balancing her Wimbledon trophy on her head, like a hat as we see in this photo.

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Gold Master Final Version

Rolex's Conquest Of The Ocean

Jose from just completed his last major update of his amazing HISTORY OF THE ROLEX SEA-DWELLER poster, and it is some kind of wonderful. The latest version of the poster ads much more fascinating detail as well a great deal of refinement. For instance, the Titanic ship grew tremendously to achieve a much better scale, and the USS Thresher Submariner was added to the timeline. Probably, the most outstanding new detail is the addition of the James Cameron DEEP-SEA is pictured on the far right. Since the gradient on the Cameron DEAP-SEA is very similar to the gradient on the poster, it really pops!!

I have worked with Jose on this poster for a long time now discussing historic, language and layout details. That being said, Jose deserves 100% of the credit for making this poster AMAZING!!!! I remember when Jose got started, and sent me the first draft, and I thought it was very cool, but I have to say the final version you are seeing above is an absolute work of high-art. On a side-note, Jose recently mentioned to me he is working on a Rolex Daytona Timeline Poster, which I am certain will be incredible!!!

TIP 1: THE HISTORY OF THE ROLEX SEA-DWELLER Poster has a 16x9 aspect ratio making it perfect to display on a computer monitor, or flat screen TV. In order to download the highest resolution version, right-mouse-click on the poster above, and select, "Open Image In New Window".

At first glance the most recent poster may not look that different, but it is almost night-and-day more detailed than the last version he published. I included one of the last versions of the poster (as seen below) that I published on May 4, 2017, for comparison sake.

TIP 2: To compare both posters, single-click on one in your browser window, which will take you into slide-show view. Then you can use the left and right arrows to instantly jump back and forth to compare both posters. 

Update July 19, 2017: Jose had one last minor update to the poster, thus the version seen above now is the most recent, and I believe, final-final...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rockin' Roger Makes It To Wimbledon Finals

...Wimbledon 2017 Finals...

Ranking Roger

Makes It To Wimbledon Finals

Roger Federer is on a winning streak as he just won the Wimbledon 2017 Semi finals in Men's Singles, to advance to the Finals. If Roger wins the Finals it will make him the first player to hold 8 Wimbledon Men's Singles Final Championships. Roger will be facing Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon Finals.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Amelia Earhart History Japanese Contribution To Search


Major Update 

Amelia Earhart History

Japanese Contribution To Search

Revealed by The United States National Archives

Just when you thought reality once again could not get any stranger than fiction, it has, and I am happy to share EXCLUSIVE "REAL" NEWS with you that you won't find anywhere else on or off the web. I have to admit that the roller-coaster-ride the world has been on with Amelia Earhart news has been really fascinating and overwhelmingly emotional at the same time!?!! 

If you have been following this story, on Jake's Rolex World, you know I have been staying on top of all the developments in this case. On the web now, as I write this, there are still many news outlets, and online publications and bloggers writing about Act II in this case. For me, that's old news already. It's literally yesterday's stale news. They are all pretty much copying and pasting the same story, while trying to ridicule The History Channel with catchy link-bait stories with titles like: "How a Blogger Exploded the Hot New Theory About Amelia Earhart With Only 30 Minutes of Online Searching."

As a real historian I am not interested in playing gotcha, or trying to embarrass anybody. Instead, I am only interested in the truth. So, I am skipping you way ahead of the curve to offer you EXCLUSIVE and genuine Act III information, that you won't find anywhere else on or off the web.

Last night, when I was going to sleep, I was thinking about the most recent revelations from a Japanese Military History blogger about how the purported photo of Amelia Earhart that appeared in the History Channel Documentary had apparently been misdated by at least two years. Then I thought, about how frustrating all this confusing news was, and I thought to myself 'Why can't the U.S. Government just step-in and clarify what actually happened?'

Exclusive Evidence

What you are about to see and read is game-changing evidence that is exclusive to Jake's Rolex World. You won't find a copy of the letter you are about to see and read on, or, or on, or on CNN, or on any blogs from Japanese Military Historians. 

The source of this letter and information is from a Senior Archivist at The United States National Archives that just published a very detailed, fascinating blog post that actually told the story about how the Japanese government aided the United States in the search for Amelia Earhart. This fact, of course, contradicts a major part of the premise of the History Channel Documentary. Below is a letter from the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C., that confirms the Japanese Government attempted in earnest to help the United States find Amelia Earhart. 

If you take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. If you take the red pill and read what Senior Archivist, Dr. Greg Bradsher, of The United States National Archives wrote, be certain to read his first comment located below his recent blog post

So I went from being happy to learn the world had finally achieved closure on the plight of Amelia Earhart, to being sad, just two days later to find out it was apparently not true, to being somewhat happier to learn the Japanese tried in good faith to try and help the U.S. find Amelia. All in all, the blessing-in-disguise with this entire story has been an AMAZING HISTORY LESSON...

I will also mention, I am curious to learn more about how accurate the 1935 dating is on the controversial photo that came from the supposed Japanese Military History blogger. I just can't seem to wrap my head around how the person in that photo is not Amelia Earhart. Specifically, Amelia Earhart had such an unusual and awkward build and haircut for a woman, and back in 1935-1937, NO men had their hair cut below the ear. A lot of sources in the press have been knocking the History Channel Investigators for mistaking the photo for being of Earhart & Noonan, with their airplane on the back of a barge, but I have to say the photographic evidence in that photo is beyond compelling!?!!

There is so much contradictory information in this case. For instance, the fact the Marshall Islands issued a set of 50th Anniversary Stamps that commemorate Amelia Earhart's crash landing is just bizarre, and highly contradicts many points and counterpoints made to date. Why would the Marshall Islands government issue such stamps if there was zero truth behind them!?!!

So now what? What is next? I don't know? I have no plans to permanently convert Jake's Rolex World to Jake's Search For Amelia Earhart World, but if any more interesting news comes up, I will add it...Now, back to our regular scheduled program :-)

In case this is your first time reading about this subject, I though I would put together a list of my stories to help you get caught up on this story if you are so inclined:

Part 1: Amelia Earhart Mystery—New Evidence Suggest She Survived Crash Landing. [Originally published on July 5, 2017].

Part 2: What Really Happened To Amelia Earhart? Lost Evidence Documentary Originally Aired On The History Channel. [Originally published on July 10, 2017]

Part 3: National Geographic Refutes Amelia Earhart History Channel Findings. [Originally published on July 12, 2017]

Part 4Amelia Earhart History—Japanese Contribution To Search—Revealed by The United States National Archives [You are at the end of this article].

Additional Reading: If you are so inclined, I recommend checkin out the original Official U.S. Navy Report report from the U.S. National Archives titled, "Report Of Earhart Search by U.S. Navy & U.S. Coast Guard. 2-18 July 1937."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

National Geographic Refutes Amelia Earhart History Channel Findings

 National Geographic  

Refutes Amelia Earhart History Channel Findings

It turns out that reality is stranger than fiction... In a stunning turn of events, it appears one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 20th century went from being unsolved, to being solved, and went back to being unsolved all in the course of a few days!?!! Many sources, including National Geographic claim they have discovered evidence that refutes the hypothesis put forward by the History Channel Amelia Earhart Documentary I have written about twice

Image above can be seen on Page 99 of online Japanese Book

Many news outlets have been covering this quickly unfolding story, and I must admit my favorite coverage so far came from MediaITE, which so colorfully wrote

"Lost amidst the chaos of the latest Trump/Russia revelations, has been one of the most extraordinary tales of epic media failure in recent times. This one was a REAL “Fake News!” story."

The new claim being put forth says that a Japanese Military history blogger recently came forward and presented new evidence (seen in the photo above) claiming the photo in question was NOT taken in 1937, but was taken two years earlier in 1935!?!!

CNN reported: "Two bloggers say they have found the photo in a Japanese coffee table book dated 1935 -- when Earhart was safely in the United States. The bloggers claim the photo was originally published in a travel book titled "Naval life line; the view of our South Pacific: Photo album of Southern Pacific Islands."

Here is a link to the National Geographic's story that is refuting The History Channel claims. The photo above came from a similar article that was published by NPR, which I believe was the first to break the story.

So what do I think? I honestly don't know what to think. I am stunned, and just today I spoke on the phone at length with Stan Barrett, and he and I agreed that the evidence was overwhelmingly compelling, and we both assumed the case was closed. Of course, anything is possible, but there is one thing I can't get passed, and that is the shape of the haircut of the person who appears to be Amelia Earhart in the ONI photo. Either way, we will soon see...hopefully...