Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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• Rolex Self-Winding Caliber Guide

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Jake's Rolex World Podcast Guide

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Podcast #1: Learn all about U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Rolex with the current owner of his watch and noted Presidential Historian, Raleigh DeGeer Amxy.

Podcast #2: Learn about Rolex in space with one of the most decorated Astronauts in history, Dr. Leroy Chiao who flew as the Science Officer on 3 Space Shuttles and was the Commander of The International Space Station on Expedition 10.

Podcast #3: Learn all about the book, The Best Of Time–Rolex Wristwatches–An Unauthorized History from co-author and leading Rolex expert, Jeff Hess.

Podcast #4: John Goldberger is one of the most knowledgeable Rolex experts on earth and he also has one of the greatest Rolex collections. In his magnificent new book he shares his collection along with the collections of the other top 5 Rolex collectors in the world. In this amazing interview you will learn what makes Rolex tick in more ways than you can imagine.

Podcast #5: Learn about The Right Stuff and The first Rolex Sea-Dweller from Mercury Astronaut, Scott Carpenter.

Podcast #6: Hear from Sheldon Smith of and listen to Jake and Sheldon talk shop around Rolex and many other interesting WISITUS topics.

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Elvis Presley's Rolex

Elvis Presley's Rolex

This is the story of a King and his Rolex Crown

Elvis Presley was not only the King of Rock and Roll, but a major trendsetter and fashion maven–and Elvis wore a very special Limited Edition Rolex King Midas.

In this fascinating 4 Part Series, we explore never before seen photos from Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tennessee know as Graceland.

You will also see photos of Elvis Presley's favorite Rolex watch and for the first time in History you will get to see the inscription on the back of Elivis Presley's Rolex. You will also get to see some of the King's favorite personal possessions from the Graceland Collection.

The Complete History Of The Rolex President

This is the inside story of how, in many ways, Rolex became Rolex. In the history of Rolex no historian has ever been able to take you behind the scenes, inside the mind of Rolex and give you an inside-out-view of Rolex–until now.

There has never been a book or magazine that has given the reader an uncanny look at Rolex through first-hand accounting with many never before seen Rolex Documents as well as Letters to Rolex from General Henri Guisan, Sir Winston Churchill, General and then U.S. President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as official correspondence from the extremely talented, creative and passionate Director of Rolex, Rene Paul Jeanneret.

In Part 5 of The Complete History of The Rolex President you will see for the first time in history, current photos of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Yellow Gold Rolex Datejust, including photos of the never seen in history verso that has General Eisenhower's 5 Stars, DDE initials and date he assumed the position of Supreme Commander of NATO.

Superb Historical Rolex Quotes...

Superb Historical Rolex Quotes

"With Rolex I sought to create a name that would be easy to pronounce in all the European languages and that could easily and elegantly grace the dial of a watch." –Hans Wilsdorf, Founder of Rolex in 1908.

"My Rolex Oyster not only remained waterproof during my swim across the English Channel, but it also kept perfect time." –Miss Mercedes Gleitze, First English woman to swim across the English Channel from France to England (October 21, 1927)

"Rolex Watch worn during Record attempt and still going splendidly notwithstanding rough usage received." –Sir Malcolm Campbell, Legendary British Race Car Driver who broke nine land speed records between 1924 and 1935 and was the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles per hour. (February 22, 1933, Daytona Beach, California)

"Allow me to tell you of the great delight I am having with this remarkable Rolex timepiece of such high precision and outstanding features." –General Henri Guisan, Commander in Cheif of the Swiss Army (May 17, 1948)

"My Rolex is a continual pleasure, and works admirably." –Sir Winston Churchill (September 4, 1948)

"My Rolex Datejust has brought me a great deal of satisfaction." –President, Dwight D. Eisenhower (July 21, 1951)

"This attractive Rolex watch has become one of my proud possessions. I have been highly pleased by its accuracy and reliability as well as its beautiful appearance." –President, Dwight D. Eisenhower (September 19, 1952)

"Rolex watches behaved flawlessly under any and all the worst conditions imaginable, not only this time but also on previous expeditions to Mount Everest, of which I happened to have also been a member." –Tenzing Norgay, Mountain climber who was the first to successfully climb Mount Everest. (1953)

"Rolex accuracy is all one could desire and it has run continuously without winding ever since I put it on some nine months ago. I count my Rolex watch amongst my most treasured possessions" –Sir Edmund Hillary, First Man to Conquer Mount Everest (January, 1954)

"The Mount Everest Expedition was built on the experience and achievement of others. Rolex Oyster watches have accompanied many previous pioneering expeditions. They performed splendidly and we have indeed come to look upon Rolex Oysters as an important part of high climbing equipment." –Brigadier Sir John Hunt, Director of the first successful expedition to climb Mount Everest. (January, 1954)

"Like a genial hotelier, Rolex has introduced me to some of the nicest people. I ask about their Rolex and they ask about mine. It's as marvelous a conversation piece as it is a timepiece." –Maurice Chevalier (1964)

"Where did you get your Rolex? Leaders in all walks of life acknowledge that pride of Rolex ownership starts conversations...makes strangers friends and distinguishes each as a person of taste and judgment. This is to be expected...for discriminating leaders throughout the world depend upon Rolex to guard their precious time." –Bob Hope Rolex Ad (1960)

"I wore a Rolex 40 years ago when I broke the sound barrier and I still do today. A pilot has to believe in his equipment. That's why I wear a Rolex." –General Chuck Yeager (1992)

Historical Note: Chuck Yeager still wears Rolex today which means he has been wearing Rolex watches for 63 years now.

"The Rolex Submariner & Sea Dweller have a cachet that is unmatched by any other watch. The Rolex brand is the most highly respected in my book" –U.S. Navy Test Pilot, NASA Mercury Aurora 7 Astronaut & Sealab Aquanaut, Scott Carpenter (August 18, 2008)

"A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit." –Ian Fleming, Author of James Bond

"He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex." –Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (1953)

"In life, as in skiing, timing is everything." Jean-Claude Killy, Olympic Skiing Legend & Rolex Board Member (1993)

"I only wear Rolex." –Arthur Ashe, Three Time Grand Slam Tennis Winner (1975)

"I have believed in the quality and integrity of Rolex for years. I began wearing Rolex watches early in my career, and have so ever since." –Jack Nicklaus, Golf Legend (2007)

"Rolex has shared every second of my time for the last 47 years." –Arnold Palmer, Golf Legend (2008)

"Rolex is the quintessential quality timepiece and I am extremely proud of my long time association with them." –Gary Player, Golf Legend (2004)

"The thing I like about Rolex is that they don't compromise. If you're going to do something, you might as well be the best at it. That's why I've worn a Rolex for over two decades." –Roger Penske, Racing Legend. (1982) Roger still wears a Rolex so that means he is on his fifth decade wearing Rolex.

"My wife Joanne gave me my Rolex Daytona when I started racing back in 1972." –Paul Newman

"Timing is everything in life." –Sir Jackie Stewart, Racing Legend & Rolex Ambassador Since 1968 (2008)

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

"A watch is as much a part of a man's or woman's wardrobe as it is an instrument for measuring time." –The Story Of Rolex (1964)

"Rolex watches were supplied to the first successful Everest expedition; have been to the bottom of the deepest ocean chasm known to man, up in the stratosphere at speeds much greater than sound, in the Arctic, the jungle and the desert. No other watch has such a record. Wherever men explore and experiment, their success, even their lives, will depend on their equipment. It is hardly surprising that they so often choose Rolex watches." –The Story Of Rolex (1964)

Historical Note: Since The Story Of Rolex was written in 1964, it should come as no suprise that explorers and successful record achievers have continued to depend on Rolex watches:

Rolex was worn by U.S. Air Force Major William Knight in 1967 when he set the absolute highest speed record ever attained by a manned aircraft when he flew the Hypersonic NASA X-15 at Mach 6.7 (4,520 Miles Per Hour or 6,437 Kilometers Per Hour).

Rolex has also been the choice of NASA Astronauts to be worn on the Moon, on the Space Shuttle and onboard the International Space Station.

"Men who guide the destinies of the world wear Rolex watches." –Rolex Advertisement (1953)