Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Very Nice Christmas Wish: From Morten In Denmark...

A Very Nice Christmas Wish
From Morten In Denmark

Morten Olsen from Denmark is a fan of Jake's Rolex Watch Blog and he just sent in this very nice Christmas card and said:

"I wish all of you on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog a Merry Christmas! I pray for a peaceful one."

Well Morten, on behalf of all of Jake's Rolex Watch Blog readers, I wish you a peaceful and Merry Christmas!!!

Rolex Revolutionary: Sonny Bono

And The Beat Goes On...
Rolex Revolutionary: Sonny Bono
Yellow Gold GMT On A Jubilee Bracelet

Sonny Bono was a music pioneer, songwriter, actor, comedian and politician. He is pictured below in the mid 1980s wearing a yellow gold Rolex GMT Master on Jubilee Bracelet.

Sonny Bono is probably most famous for his relationship with his wife and partner Cher who he met when he was 28 and she was 16. Here they are singing one of their biggest hits, I Got You Babe in 1965 for the Beatles:

Sonny & Cher were very talented and wrote and performed many hits including And The Beat Goes On which they perform in the video below. Initially Sonny and Cher worked well together as we see them below in their appearance on The Michael Douglas show. In the video above and below, you can see they really liked each other.

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Sonny and Cher were so talented, they ended up getting their own comedy/variety show named, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and we see them below with then Governor of California and future U.S. President, Ronald Reagan. The Sonny & Cher Comedy hour variety show was very successful and ran for several years. I remember watching it as a small child.

Sonny & Cher had a daughter named Chastity Bono and over time they grew apart. Cher continued to churn out musical hits on her own and went on to win an Academy Award, a Gramy Award, and Emmy Award, A People's Choice Award and three Golden Globe Awards.

This is one of my favorites and it is super Deja Vu–at least for me.

Sonny Bono went into politics and became the Mayor of Palm Springs and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Later he became a U.S. Congressman. Sonny was a multi-faceted man and talented entertainer. On January 5, 1998 Sonny Bono was in a skiing accident and lost his life. His epitaph reads "Sonny Bono, 1935–1998, And The Beat Goes On."

Poll Results: Corvette Owners Prefer Rolex...

Corvette Owners Prefer Rolex

My pal Brad Ellman loves his Chevy Corvette and he sent in a link to a poll from the that asked "What is your favorite premium watch brand?"

The results of the poll as of today are posted below. You can go directly to the poll by clicking here.

Matthew Becker Owner & Founder of BeckerTime...

...Rolex Coolness...

Matthew Becker
Owner & Founder of Beckertime

I must begin by divulging that not only is Matthew Becker a great friend of mine, but his company, Beckertime, which specializes in reselling previously loved Rolex watches, has been a long-time supporter of Jake's Rolex World. If you are a regular reader of Jake's Rolex World, you are probably familiar with the BeckerTime Banner that has been on the right side of this page.

If you are not familiar with, I recommend you check it out. offers a unique value proposition in the form of a LifeTime Trade-Up Guarantee on any pre-loved Rolex you purchase from them. This LifeTime Trade-Up Guarantee allows you to upgrade any watch you purchase from them for the full value of what you paid for it!!!

Matthew Becker is pictured above in his office, and we see him inspecting a Rolex Oyster case under his loop...

So who is BeckerTime, and should you trust them? BeckerTime has been the largest used Rolex reseller on eBay for ?? years.