Monday, June 02, 2008

My introduction...

My name is Boris, and I will be blogging on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog.

First, I would like to thank Jake, for inviting me to join his blog.

Earlier this year, I started my own blog primarily discussing watches as well as art. 

I have always been fascinated by beauty and art, and by the mechanical finesse of hand-wound and automatic watches. 

When I was a child, I started to look at people's wrists, and pushed my nose flat on jeweler's windows. It took a long time, until I got my first hand-wound watch. 

My Dad had a nonworking Dugena hand-wound watch which he gave me after I told him I knew of a watchmaker who could fix it. I had the watch fixed, and my Dad told me to keep the watch. I still have it–it still runs–but I have not worn it in twenty years. 

In 1998, when I accepted my first job in the United States (I grew up in Germany) I decided to get myself what I considered a better watch; an automatic Baume and Mercier Formula S. The watch stopped running a while ago and sits in my drawer. 

It few years later I made a friend from Texas who convinced me to look into Rolex. I remember he said that if I invested in a Rolex, I could always sell it and recoup my money. I did not initially believe him, but soon realized he was right. 

I bought a couple vintage Omegas, but realized they were difficult to sell after I decided not to keep them. 

In 2002 I got my first Rolex.

I bought a vintage 1967 Submariner Reference #5513 which I ended up selling to someone in England, with whom I am still in-touch.

From that point forward, my passion for Rolex has only increased!!!

Many different Rolex watches have come and gone. Some are still with me. I am a vintage guy, I love the look of the plastic crystal on old Rolex Sport watches. There is something about the vintage impression that is very appealing to me, it is a reflection of the history that is behind the company, the story behind the name, the aura of vintage, of old, of history and past, a past that will always be present. 

There is a timeless beauty in vintage Rolex watches that is unique and unparalleled. 

My passion for Vintage Rolex is here to stay. 

I am looking forward to contributing to your blog, Jake.

Boris (Chicago)