Friday, February 25, 2011

Why I Publish Jake's Rolex World!!!

Why I Publish Jake's Rolex World!!!
An Email from a fan of Jake's Rolex World

Michael is a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World and he recently sent in this email that took my breath away:


Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the great job you do on your Rolex blog. I am a loyal follower and find something new every time I go on it.

I'm heading over to Afghanistan late next week for an 11 month deployment, and I'll check it over there everyday too!

I won't have my Rolex Sea-Dweller on my wrist (I'm taking my Dad's Timex for all its great functions and I gave my Dad my Sea-Dweller for him to wear everyday) so your cool photos, awesome posts and great pictures will help me pass the time and get my mind back to two things I love: Rolex and California!

In fact, your blog is so great that I've told my local watchmaker about it (Tom Doan of D's Time Service in San Diego) and he likes to post tweets about it!

Hope all is well Jake. And keep up the great work!

Very Respectfully,


Truth be told, the reason I have always worked so hard on Jake's Rolex World is for three reasons:

1. I realize if I did not capture this amazing Rolex history, it is likely it would be lost forever, and in my mind that would be an absolute shame!!!

2. I love it!!! I love the education I get from researching all the stories. I am utterly fascinated with history and often times I feel like Indiana Jones when I go exploring all this rich history.

3. Last but not least, I work so hard because I know my readers also like the history, photos and editorial as much as I like capturing and sharing it.

I have said many times before, if there just one reader of Jake's Rolex World on planet earth that enjoyed it, I would keep publishing it, and I know there are many people who enjoy it.

There are times, when a reader writes in, that take my breath away, and Mike I can't thank you enough. Your email not only made my day, but it made the four years I have dedicated to tirelessly working on making this amazing online Rolex archive absolutely worthwhile. Thank you!!!!!!


Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Dr. Noyola's Rolex Submariner

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
Dr. Noyola's Rolex Submariner
[Reference 16610]

Dr. Miguel Noyola lives in Mexico and he is a fan of Jake's Rolex World. Recently he took this amazing photo of his Rolex Submariner dial and sent it in to share with you. Click on it for better detail.

Update: Gogi asked in the comments section for this post:

"Why is there no 'ROLEX' inscription on the other edge? Are there Submariners with and without?"

The answer is yes. Around 2005 Rolex started etching "ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX" around the inside rim that houses the dial. This area is know formally as the rehaut area. At the same time Rolex decided to also etch the individual serial number of each watch on the bottom of therehaut area, just above the 6 o'clock marker–prior to that Rolex etched the serial number between the lugs where they were not visible unless you removed the bracelet.

So to specifically answer your question every watch made before Rolex started incorporating this design feature lacks the ROLEX rehaut writing, which is the case with this Submariner case (no pun intended ;-)