Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hot Fun In The Summertime: Bernhard's Tudor Heritage


Hot Fun In The Summertime
Bernhard's Tudor Heritage Chronograph

Friday, July 28, 2017

Caroline Kennedy Rolex Two-Tone Datejust on Jubilee Bracelet


...Rolex Hotness...


Caroline Kennedy

Rolex Two-Tone Datejust on Jubilee Bracelet

Caroline Kennedy is pictured below with the First Lady, Michelle Obama attending the 50th anniversary of the Whitehouse Historical Association. Caroline Kennedy is wearing a 34mm Ladies Rolex Two-Tone Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet.



Caroline Kennedy is pictured below with her father, former U.S. President, John F. Kennedy and her Mother, Jackie Kennedy. Some of Caroline Kennedy's cousins wear Rolex watches, including Maria Shriver and Ted Kennedy Jr. Somebody once told me Bobby Kennedy also wore a Rolex Submariner, but I have never been able to find a photo of him wearing one? If you want to check out pictured of her brother, JFK Jr. wearing his Rolex Submariner, click here.






Below is the first photo I am aware of that shows Caroline Kennedy wearing her two-tone Rolex Ladies Datejust. Her brother John F. Kennedy is sitting next to her. I am pretty certain this photo was taken at Andover Boarding School around 1975-1976. 


The next photo seen below was taken four decades later, and Caroline Kennedy is still wearing the exact same Rolex Datejust.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

4 Years Buried Rolex Ad



4 Years Buried Rolex Ad


Eduardo Raffaelli from Buenos Aires, Argentina sent in this great Rolex ad which I believe is from the early 1950s. Definitely read the great story. Thanks Eduardo!!! Every Rolex really does tell a story!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Beautiful Rolex Moonphase 1952 Reference 6062



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

A Beautiful Rolex Moonphase
1952 Reference 6062

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Walt Disney: Exploring The Wonderful World Of Disney







...Rolex Super-Coolness...



Walt Disney

Exploring The Wonderful World Of Disney

[Yellow-Gold Rolex Datejust]

Walt Disney had an amazing impact on shaping American culture, whether is was with his cartoons, movies, or Disneyland. You might expect to find Walt Disney wearing a Mickey Mouse watch, but instead, he wore a yellow gold Rolex Datejust as seen below. Even to this day, the current CEO of Disney, Bog Iger wears a Rolex.







Rolex introduced the Rolex Datejust in 1945, which at the time was a revolutionary watch, since it was the very first watch to have a date window complication. The photo below is of the first yellow gold Datejust model Rolex introduced in 1945. Although the watch pictured below is not Walt Disney's Rolex, I believe it is extremely similar in appearance.

In trying to contextualize what it meant to wear a yellow gold Rolex Datejust in the 1950s and 1960s, we can look to then acting U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who also famously wore a yellow gold Rolex Datejust as seen in the photo below.



As a matter of fact, the original Rolex brochure for the Datejust appears below, along with care instruction and it appears courtesy of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.





Walt Disney's career and imagination was one of incredible achievement, and it all started with Walt Disney's creating of Mickey Mouse.
Walt Disney is pictured below posing with Mickey Mouse who started the whole Disney Revolution in animated films.


Walt Disney took his world of fantasy and imagination far beyond movies and became a Television Pioneer and also built Disneyland, which brought many of his characters to life for many generations of children around the world.

This magical world included characters like Alice In Wonderland, Donald Duck, Goofy, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty.


"When a man has a world in his hands, you expect to find a Rolex on his wrist." –Rolex (1965)

In the next 3 photos Walt Disney is pictured below wearing his yellow gold Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet. In the future we will see more photos of Walt Disney wearing his Rolex.











The Disneyland Story

The next six videos tell the story of the beginning of Disneyland and this "Disneyland Story" was first aired on October 27, 1954. Of course, former American General, Dwight Eisenhower was the U.S. President in the White House, and he wore the same model of yellow gold Rolex Datejust that Walt Disney wore.



This first series was known as The Disney Anthology Series and it premiered in 1954 on The ABC Television Network. The series name ended up changing to "Disneyland, Walt Disney Presents," which would later evolve into "The Wonderful World Of Disney."


When we look back in retrospect at the wonderful world that Walt Disney built, we realize how truly remarkable it was and still is. In many ways, the wonderful world of Rolex is very similar to the wonderful world of Disney. The characters that appear in this series bring back so many memories of my childhood, like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, not to mention Davy Crockett–King Of The Wild Frontier.


I could not help but notice how similar Ronald Reagan was to Walt Disney in the way Ronald Reagan's suits were tailored and their hairstyle as well as the way they communicate. They also seem, at least in my own mind, to have the same 1950s American, can-do attitude and optimism.


Fantasy Can Be More Powerful Than Reality

In many ways, Walt Disney was to entertainment what Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, was to the wristwatch. Walt Disney and Disneyland took you to different worlds, like The World Of Tomorrow, The Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Matterhorn, etc., each a fantasy world in-and-of-itself.

Hans Wilsdorf, based on the different Rolex sport/tool watches took you to different worlds where you could be and airline pilot or test-pilot with a GMT, or an adventurer SCUBA diver like Jacques-Yves Cousteau with a Submariner; or a mountain climbing explorer and conquerer like Sir Edmund Hillary or Tenzing Norgay, if you wore a Rolex Explorer. You could also be a mad-scientist with a Rolex Milgauss, or a race-car driver and entrepreneur like Paul Newman with a Rolex Daytona.

It is extremely profound when you think about the just how amazing the wonderful world of Disney was and what he brought the world. The impact he had on little girls all over the world with Cinderella, Snow White & The 7 Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty and Alice In Wonderland, not to mention in later years, Ariel from The Little Mermaid or Beauty & The Beast.

The one thing all these young, female-centric movies had which impacted young American girls in particular, as well as girls all over the world is it taught them how to all be princesses ;-)

The most important thing that Walt Disney left behind as part of his amazing legacy, was the to make people dream and fantasize about what was possible through the power of imagination. In the United States we call this Yankee Ingenuity, and in the final analysis it really does simply boil down to inspiring people to dream and turn their dreams into reality.

As another Classic Walt Disney movie Pinocchio sings



When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true!!!


Walt Disney Shares His Vision For Disneyworld


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jordan Spieth Wins 2017 British Open



...Rolex Coolness...

Jordan Spieth

Wins 2017 British Open

42MM Orange Hand Explorer II

Jordan Spieth just won the Open Championship in England in stunning fashion. Jordan is pictured below holding the iconic Open Championship trophy, while wearing his 42MM Rolex Explorer II. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports.




History of The Open


In 2012, Rolex released an amazing four-part documentary that covered the incredible history of The  Open, and you can watch all four parts below:

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


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

ROLEX DATEJUST


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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HISTORY OF THE ROLEX SEA-DWELLER: Gold Master Version



Gold Master Final Version

HISTORY OF THE ROLEX SEA-DWELLER
Rolex's Conquest Of The Ocean


Jose from Perezcope.com 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




EXCLUSIVE!!!

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 History.com, or NationalGeographic.com, or on NYTimes.com, 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...

"ROLEX" Violin Version




"ROLEX"
Violin Version

If you are like me, you can't get AYO & TEO's "ROLEX" song out of your head. And it's not just me. I know a lot of people who can't stop singing "I just want a Rolly, Rolly, Rolly with a dab of Ranch!" So you can see why I was really surprised when I recently came across this amazing violin version of AYO & TEO's ROLEX!!! I can imagine Rolex actually using this soundtrack in future videos, as it sounds so awesome, and is so Rolexy...


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