Sunday, May 03, 2009

Hurley Haywood Most Winning Driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona

Hurley Haywood
Most Winning Driver at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Hurley Hawyood is an American race car driving legend. Hurley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977, 1983 and again in 1994. Hurley is also the most winning driver of the 24 Hours of Daytona with 5 wins in 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1991.

Hurley Haywood wears a stainless steel Rolex Datejust with a white dial with raised white gold roman numerals as seen in the photo above and below.

"If you have once ounce of energy left, then you haven't done your job properly." –Hurley Haywood

Rolex Wrist Shot of the Day: Johan's Rolex Milsub [Reference 5517]

Johan's Rolex Milsub
[Reference 5513, Circa 1975]

Johan's very rare Milsub is pictured below. Rolex Milsubs (Military Submariner) were specially made for the British Military and they have several unique characteristics that include:

1. Sword Hands
2. Second indices running around the entire bezel
3. Solid Springbars that are soldered into the watch. This means you can only wear a Milsub with a NATO or slip-through strap strap. The Milsub was originally delivered with NATO straps only. Since the spring-bars are soldered into the lugs there are no springbar holes which give the watch an unusually modern, clean vibe.
4. Circle "T" Tritium on dial above Submariner designation.

Rolex 5513 Milsub models are very rare and worth a small fortune.

Introducing Haris from Fine Swiss Watch Service...

Haris from Fine Swiss Watch Service

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Haris Durakovic. Haris is an independent Watchmaker who is the proprietor of Fine Swiss Watch Service. Haris is a Certified Swiss Watchmaker who specializes in service for Rolex, Panerai, Baume & Mercier, Omega, Tag Heuer, Breitling and other Fine Swiss Watches.

In For Service
Rolex Explorer 3185

Haris really enjoys working on Rolex watches and he is going to sharing his insight with the readers of Jake's Rolex Watch Blog on everything he knows about Rolex. Today he is sharing this photo with us that shows a Rolex 3185 that is in for servicing. It is fascinating because we see every part of the watch after it has been taken apart for servicing.

When watchmakers do a full service, they take apart every piece of the watch, clean and refinish every piece as necessary to return as close to like-new condition as well as lubricating all the necessary parts and setting the timing to make sure your watch keeps as good a time as possible.

You must click on the following image of the Rolex Explorer [Reference 3185] taken completely apart. It is fascinating to see all the parts that make a Rolex a mechanical masterpiece!!!

In the future, if you want to contact Haris at Fine Swiss Watch Service you can find him by clicking on his banner located on the upper right hand side of Jake's Rolex Watch Blog.