Monday, October 10, 2016

Battle To Be The Next Rolex President: Clinton v. Trump...[Part 13]

Battle To Be 

The Next Rolex President

Last nights U.S. Presidential Debate was OVER-THE-TOP!!!! Like most American's I am almost at a loss for words!?!! It almost seems like all hell broke loose!!!! The theme of the second 2016 Presidential debate almost seemed to be, 'Anything Goes', or, now that I think about it more, 'The 1980s v. the 1990s'. It has been a while since we had an American President who wore a Rolex President model, but that will be changing soon. So Who is it going to be? The Donald, or Hillary?

Donald Trump

If owning and wearing the right Rolex model is any indication of who the next U.S. President will be, it would go to The Donald as he wears a Rolex 'President' Day-Date model in Yellow Gold, as seen below.

Hillary Clinton

But wait a minute, Hillary Clinton also wears a two-tone Ladies Rolex Datejust as seen in the photos below.

It's been a while since we had a U.S. President who wore a Rolex President, while in office. President Dwight Eisenhower was the first as he wore his yellow gold Rolex Datejust while in office from 1952 to 1960, then Lyndon Johnson wore his Rolex Day-Date while in office from 1965 to 1968. Also, Vice President Dick Cheney wore his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date while in officePresident Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton (pictured below in this article) both wore Rolex Day-Date models, but only after they retired from office. I heard Richard Nixon may have worn a Day-Date, but I have not been able to prove it with photographic evidence. That leaves Jimmy Carter, and both the Bush's, as well as Obama who did not wear Rolex. This means it's high time we have a President who wears Rolex, and as we see above, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both wear Rolex watches, thus guaranteeing the next President of the United States will be a Rolex President!!!

The photo below shows Hillary Clinton with President Obama early in his first administration, when after she had been appointed Secretary Of State.

A Rolex President

Bill Clinton

A President Wearing A Rolex President

[42nd President Of The United States]

The history of the Rolex President is absolutely fascinating, and what is more interesting than seeing a U.S. President wearing a Rolex President? Bill Clinton is pictured below wearing his platinum Rolex President.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is a hardcore watch collector and enthusiast. In the photo below we see a U.S. President, wearing a Rolex President, with trays of Rolex President models in front of him.

Bill Clinton 

In the following photos from years ago, former U.S. President, Bill Clinton is seen meeting with the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Former U.S. President Clinton is wearing a Pro-Hunter Rolex. If you are not familiar with Pro-Hunter's, the are made be a company that takes standard Rolex watches and modifies them for professional hunters by converting them with PVD to make them black and they also put a non-reflective coating on the crystal. It appears Bill Clinton's Pro-Hunter Rolex is being worn on a blacked out NATO strap.

So if you are wondering if I am making any kind of political statement or endorsement with this article, the answer is NO. I, like many people and just sitting and watching history unfold with a bucket of popcorn and a coke in my hand, with a Pepsi on my wrist :-) That being said, I will point out the Kennedy's tried it and almost pulled it, so did the Bush's, and now the Clinton's. 

Back in 2008, I published an 11 part series titled, "The Complete History Of The Rolex President", which is a fascinating read.

The Donald

So what about "The Donald" and Rolex? Wait a minute, I almost feel like I am stuck in a 1980s flashback!!?! Is that Duran Duran's Rio playing in the background? In the photos below we see Donald Trump in 2014 sporting his Rolex President / Day-Date in yellow gold.

Donald Trump is pictured below at his Mar-A-Largo resort in Florida, at a Rolex Awards Dinner reception where he presents golfer, Lorena Ochoa with a trophy. We see Rolex U.S.A. Vice President, Peter Nicholson standing next to Trump holding a Rolex which is part of the prize for winning the the LPGA Player Of the Year Trophy.

In the photo below we see Donald Trump with Mark Bellissimo and Shelia Johnson attending the Central Park Horse Show which was presented by Rolex, on September 18, 2014 in New York City.

Bill Rancic
The First Apprentice
Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona

I have a confession to make. I remember being a big fan of the first couple of seasons of Donald Trumps, 'THE APPRENTICE' reality show. Bill Rancic was the very first candidate to by hired on by Donald Trump in the first season of The Apprentice, and in the photo below we see him sporting his stainless steel Rolex Daytona.

1966 Rolex President Ad

It is amazing when you think about it, how remarkably timeless this vintage 1966 Rolex Day-Date ad is. It features a wrist shot of a man wearing a yellow gold Day-Date holding a red phone in his hand. Kind of reminds me of Commissioner Gordon talking on the red Batphone ;-) 

It is interesting to note, in this 1966 Rolex Day-Date watch ad, how the title says "The presidents' watch." This of course, is referring to then elected, U.S. President, Lyndon Johnson. This moment in Rolex history represented a high-water-mark–having the sitting U.S. President wearing Rolex's flagship watch model. So pretty soon a new chapter in The History Of The Rolex President will be written, and I am certain it will be fascinating!


Table Of Contents

Part 16: President Trump - The Newest Rolex President

Part 18: The Rolex Precedent by Jake Ehrlich