Thursday, July 30, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master

...Vintage Rolex Coolness...



Yellow Gold Rootbeer GMT-Master

I Want To Pump You Up!!!

Arnold Schwarzenegger was is celebrating his 73rd birthday today so I thought it would be a good time to take a look back as his amazing career achievements as well as his Yellow Gold Rootbeer GMT-Master.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has many nicknames; The Oak, The Austrian Oak, The Olympian, Oak, The King, Champ, Arnie, Schwarzie, Arnold Strong, Mr. Universe, Mr. Olympia and The Governator. 

What a life he has lived. From Mister Universe, to Mega Movie Star to the Governor of California.

I am working on my upcoming Andy Warhol story, and I thought I would offer a preview of some of the great Polaroid images from the story. These Warhol Polaroids feature a barechested Arnold Schwarzenneger sporting his GMT-Master. One of the amazing details in my upcoming story has to do with how prescient and relevant Warhol's polaroids are today as an analog to Instagram, and Pinterest. Today, with an iPhone in hand, we are all now potentially Andy Warhol.

It doesn't just tell time

It tells history



Arnold looks a bit like Elon Musk in these photos as Schwarzenegger is smoking a joint while he enjoys some fried chicken along with a glass of white wine, and he is hilariously wearing a t-shirt that says "ARNOLD IS NUMERO UNO". Arnold is also wearing his yellow gold GMT-Master in these photos which was originally designed for pilots and jet setters who like to fly high ;-)


Hotel Meurice, Paris, France

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master

These classic images of Arnold were taken in a hotel room in Paris in 1988. In the photos, we see him wearing his yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master, on a Jubilee bracelet.

...All In The Family...

Arnold, Maria & Patrick Schwarzenegger

Like Father & Mother—Like Son

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were married and have four children—two girls and two boys. Patrick Schwarzenegger is the oldest boy and we see him pictured below in a recent shot sporting his Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner with a Ceramic bezel.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is pictured below with Maria Shriver when then first started dating, and we see him wearing his Yellow-Gold Rolex GMT-Master.

Like Mother—Like Son: In the photo below, we see Arnold Schwarzenegger with his wife, Maria Shriver, who is wearing a 36MM Rolex Day-Date. Maria Shriver is a Kennedy, and many of her fellow Kennedy relatives also wear Rolex.

Who You Callin' Girlyman!?!

Hasta La Vista Baby!!!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Whatta Watch!!: The Rolex SD43 SINGLE-RED SEA-DWELLER

Whatta Watch!!

The Rolex SD43 


Reference 12660

The current Single-Red SEA-DWELLER (SRSD) in one of the coolest models Rolex makes today, and my old pal Sheldon Smith from MINUS 4 PLUS 6 just published a love story named "Whatta Watch: The Rolex SD43 Reference 126600." 

Sheldon mentioned my super-detailed long-term review named "Jake's Notebook: The Second Coming of The Rolex SINGLE-RED SEA-DWELLER" article.

One of the reasons I think the timing of Sheldon's article is apropos is due to Jose's recent articles named The SEA-DWELLER Chronicles Part 1, as well as The SEA-DWELLER Chronicles Part 2, which added a tremendous amount of historical significance to the Single Red SEA-DWELLER backstory.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Tudor 2020 Release: Tudor Royal


A New Tudor Day-Date?

Coming Soon: 'Tudor Royal'


Tudor gave us this weekend a quick glimpse into an upcoming release. I was notified via text by Youtuber Bruce Williams who is a fan of the brand. It feels that Tudor is not ready to unveil as the links on its website are not yet working. The watch is described as "the sports watch with integrated bracelet and signature notched bezel." There seems to be dozens of variations, including size and metal. Brand ambassador Jay Chou is also featured wearing the watch. But none of the links work yet as I hit "publish" on this post, so I'm short on details! But this is exciting news!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

...Macro Shot of the Day... SWISS MADE

...Macro Shot of the Day...


Christie Brinkley Keeping The Time Of Her Life With Rolex....

...Rolex Hotness & Coolness...

Christie Brinkley


Billy Joel

The Super Model

& The Piano Man

I Want My MTV!

This is a love story of sorts that chronicales two really famous people who got married at the height of their careers back in the 1980s. Supermodel Christie Brinkley and Singer, Songwriter, Pianoman, Billy Joel.

Uptown Girl & Downtown Man

Christy Brinkley famously appeared in the 1983 Billy Joel music video for the song, Uptown Girl, as we see below. Billy Joel claimed on the Howard Stern show that he concieved the song on an occasion when he was with his then girlfreind, Supermodel Elle Macpherson, along with Christie Brinkley and Whitney Houston. Billly Joel pointed out the song was inspired by the music of the legendary Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Timeless Beauty

This is kind of a profound story in the history of women wearing men's Rolex watches. In other words, I think it may have been Christie Brinkley who started the modern trend for women to wear mens Rolex watches. In the future I will need to update my story named, "Rolex Hotness: THE ROLEX WOMAN. What Kind Of Woman Wears A Rolex? The Evolution Of The Female Rolex Archetype" to include Christie Brinkley.

Pictured below in 1985 we see Super Model Christie Brinkley wearing a Rolex Daytona, and at the end of this story, the last image you will see is Christie Brinkley four decades later, still wearing a Rolex Daytona! Christie Brinkley is one of the top Super Models in history...

Christie Brinkley is wearing a vintage Rolex "Big Red" Daytona in the photo above which is a Reference 6263, just like the model seen in the photo below from Bob's Watches. Talking about vintage Rolex Hotness!!!

Christie Brinkle fell in love with legendary singer and pianist Billy Joel and we see them together in the photo below taken in 1983. 

Glass Houses

My favorite Billy Joel album is propably Glass Houses, which debuted in 1980. I bought this album and remember starring at the album cover so many times. 

My favorite song from Billy Joel's Glass Houses is "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me." Every time I hears this song it totally Deja Vu's me out!

Bill Joel was one of the most iconic recording artist in the 1970s and 1980s and below we see some video performances of his amazing songs.

In the next video we see Christie Brinkley and Alexa Rae in the video.

Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel got married in 1985 and in the photos above and below we see Billy Joel back in 1983 wearing his two tone Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet.

In the 1983 mega hit we see Billy Joel wearing his Rolex Datejust during his performance.

In the photos below we see Christie Brinkley back in the 1990s wearing a stainless steel Rolex Explorer II.

In this next photo we see Billy Joes has wearing a stainless steel Rolex Datejust on an Oyster Bracelet.

The next set of photos was taken at an event in 1993 and we see Christie Brinkley sporting a Rolex Submariner on her wrist.

In this next image taken at the same event we see Billy Joel wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust with a white dial, and we also see their daughter Alexa Rae Joel standing between them.

Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel got divorced in 1994 got remarried to Peter Cook in 1996.  Peter and Christie had two children and in the photo below we see Christie with her son Jack Paris Brinkley Cook. 

Notice in the photo above Christie is wearing a stainless steel and platinum Rolex Yacht-Master. In the photo below we see Christie Brinkley with her then husband Peter Cook and their son Jack. Notice Peter Cook is wearing a stainless steel Rolex Daytona with a white dial.

In the photo below we see Christie's son Jack with his half-sister Alexa Rae Joel and notice Jack is wearing a stainless steel Rolex Submariner.

In the phot below we see Christie Brinkley with her son Jack and he is still wearing his Rolex Submariner.

In this next photo we see Christie Brinkley with her ex-husband Billy Joel and thier daughter Alexa Rae Joel.

The next photo was taken last year in 2017 a the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and we see Christie Brinkley talking with fashion designer Vera Wang, and we also see Christie's son Jack wearing a Rolex DEEP-SEA D-Blue.

In the next photos we see Christie Brinkley  wearing a modern stainless steel Daytona with a white dial. This means she has been wearing Rolex Daytona models for four decades. Another thing Christie Brinkley and the Rolex Daytona have in common, is they are both timeless beauties...

Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon

I remember watching Billy Joel perform with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show back in 2016, and both performances blew my mind!!!

I have to say that Jimmy Fallon's peformace of Beast Of Burden with Billy Joel is supreme!!!