Our Youngest Reader
Kyle from New York [Age 13]
Kyle from New York first contacted me with this email:
"Dear Jake, I'm thirteen years old, and I want to say thank you for your wonderful blog. I read it daily, and I enjoy it very much. I would like to share a couple of pictures of my Rolex Explorer with you, and I took them myself. Thanks!" –Kyle
I was really moved when I first received Kyle's email. I first became aware of Rolex when I was 14 or so. I bought my first Rolex which was a Submariner when I was 16. I imagine when I was Kyle's age, if there had been an internet with Rolex.com, great Rolex forums, and Jake's Rolex Watch Blog, I would have probably discovered the amazing world of Rolex earlier.
When I was Kyle's age I collected coins and stamps but I simply had not been exposed to Rolex watches. I believe the internet is amazing as a communication and collaboration medium, but most importantly for building communities and social networks like the Rolex online community of which we are all a part.
I was amazed at how great Kyle's photographs were. His composition skills are obviously great. I asked Kyle some questions and here are his answers. I asked him how he discovered Jake's Rolex Watch Blog, and he replied:
"I discovered you blog through many of the watch forums. They recommended your blog as a source of information and a good sourse for pictures. I agree. Your blog has so many pictures, and I learned a lot from your posts. I especially like the custom Rolex section."
"It was around September of 2008 when I first discovered Rolex. My mother was in the process of buying a Rolex for my father, and I thought, "Hey, if they can get one, why can't I?" I actually bought the Rolex myself, using money I have saved up over the years. I've owned it for about 5 months now, and I love it! I guess ever since the day I bought my Explorer, I've been hooked!"
Kyle took all these stunning Rolex photos and on behalf of all our international readership (Jake's Rolex Watch Blog is read in over 100 countries–internationally), Kyle I would like to thank you very much and encourage you to keep exploring the world of these mechanical masterpieces. Leo and I are very happy to have you as a reader. Thanks for sharing!!!!
Like Father Like Son
Kyle also shared this photo of his father's Rolex Date. Rolex watches are so well designed they will essentially last forever, if properly maintained. I think it is really neat that Kyle and his father both wear Rolex watches. Very cool!!!