Thursday, June 30, 2011

...Dude Looks Like A Lady... Rolex Coolness: Steven Tyler


...Dude Looks Like A Lady...

Rolex Coolness: Steven Tyler
Rockin' A Bejeweled Leopard Rolex Daytona

This is kind of funny. I am not clowning on Steven Tyler when I say "Dude Looks Like A Lady" which is a 1987 Aerosmith song title, but I will point out it is ironic, that it is very typical for women to wear men's Rolex watches, but here we seem to have a Dude wearing a woman's Rolex ;-) Steven Tyler is picture below sporting his trademark bejeweled yellow gold leopard Rolex Daytona.


The photo below is of the yellow gold Rolex Leopard Daytona, and yes it comes from Rolex exactly as you see it. As a matter of fact, that is a Rolex photo.


C'mon and sing it with me now, "Dude, looks like a lady!!!! Dude, Dude, Dude. Dude Looks like a lady." He was a lady...I'm not too sure what this song is about, but it sure is catchy ;-)

Update: It turns out that Steven Tyler ran into Vince Neil of Motley Crue and said "Damn, that dude looks like a lady."


It's funny, because when I look at Steven Tyler, he looks like a morph of Warren Beatty, Carly Simon and Mick Jagger, all mixed into one dude ;-)

Vanessa Bryant, who is Kobe Bryant's wife is picture below sporting a yellow gold Leopard Rolex Daytona. I think this watch looks sexy on the ladies, but few dudes can pull it, and I think it works with Steven Tyler. B.T.W., when I first saw Vanessa Bryant in this photo, I thought she looked like Kim Kardashian or one of her sisters.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rolex Coolness: Larry Hagman From I Dream Of Jeanie to J.R. Ewing on Dallas...


...Now & Then...

Rolex Coolness: Larry Hagman

From

Major Nelson on I Dream Of Jeanie
to
J.R. Ewing on Dallas

4 Decades with Rolex Keeping The Time Of His Life

Larry Hagman has had an amazing career, and he has been wearing a Rolex Day-Date for the past five decades. In this recent photo below, we see him sporting his trademark yellow gold Day-Date on some kind of custom black and gold strap.



Larry Hagman became extremely famous for his role on the TV show I Dream Of Jennie, where he played Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson. I Dream Of Jennie debuted in 1965 and ran for five seasons through 1970. Season 1 was shot in black and white the next four seasons were shot in color.


Here is the first episode in black and white


When I was a small child I spent countless hours watching I Dream Of Jeanie, which was one of my favorite shows. What man in his right mind would not want a super ultra-hot blond jeannie following him around gladly calling him "Master!?!" while wearing that over-the-top sexy jeannie outfit!?!? In many ways, I Dream Of Jeannie was every man's fantasy come true.



Here is one of the most classic episodes from 1967 of "I Dream Of Jeannie:



Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing on Dallas
CBS 1978-1991

Larry Hagman did not do that much after I Dream Of Jeannie, until 1978 when he played the role of J.R. Ewing on Dallas. One of the things that surprised everybody was how dramatically opposed his role as Major Nelson was to J.R. Ewing on Dallas.



Larry Hagman is pictured below with his fellow cast members from the hit TV show Dallas


Larry Hagman wore a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date on Dallas as seen in the two following screen-shots:



As I mentioned earlier, it is profound how juxtaposed and antithetical Larry Hagman's character of Anthony Nelson was on I Dream Of Jeannie, versus, playing, J.R. Ewing on Dallas. Larry Hagman really defeated being pigeonholed and typecast by Hollywood, and both of his roles were played brilliantly. Larry Hagman's achievements as an actor are profound, and he will forever be a part of the American TV psyche...


Monday, June 27, 2011

Fifth Gear McLaren MP4 v. Ferrari Italia


Fifth Gear
Ferrari 458 Italia Smokes McLaren MP4

Minus4Plus6.com Review of Rubber B for Rolex


Minus4Plus6.com
Review of Rubber B for Rolex

My great pal, Sheldon Smith of Minus4Plus6.com just wrote a great detailed review of his Rubber B strap, which also includes a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guide. I am working on a video review that will show you how to change the strap easily, and I hope to have it up in the next few weeks.

Rolex Platinum and Stainless Yacht-Master...


...Rolex Lume Shot Of The Day...

Jocke's Rolex Platinum and Stainless Yacht-Master

Friday, June 24, 2011

1976 Papua New Guinea Tribe Meets White Man For First Time


...What A Wonderful World...

1976 Papua New Guinea
Tribe Meets White Man For First Time

This is an amazing piece of historical footage. It documents the first time a native tribe in the deep forest of New Guinea meets a white man (who happens to be wearing a Rolex Submariner).

The tribe is fascinated with the anthropologist, and since they have never seen a person with white skin they are really confused. At first they rub his arm to see if he is perhaps he has white powder on his skin? There is nothing so great as the Spirit Of Inquiry and this film shows a tremendous amount of beautiful humanity. As Louis Armstrong sang "What a wonderful world!!!"

Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black Rolex Ceramic GMT Master


Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black
Rolex Ceramic GMT Master

Melvin sent in this photo of Shirley MacClaine and Jack Black that was taken as they attended the premier of their new movie which debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the movie is named Bernie.


Flipper Friday Season 1 [Episode 16: Flipper's Bank Account]


...The Return Of...

Flipper Friday
Season 1 [Episode 16: Flipper's Bank Account]
Original Air Date: January 2nd, 1965

I woke up on this sunny summer day, and I was in the shower, looking at my LV Submariner with the Rubber B strap, and for some reason, I started thinking it's Flipper Friday!!! It is hard to believe that the last time we had Flipper Friday was two years ago, so hopefully this summer we will enjoy more of Flipper Friday.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Steger International Polar Expedition: 1986 Rolex GMT Master II Ad


Steger International Polar Expedition
1986 Rolex GMT Master II Ad

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rolex Lume Shot of the Day: Submariner...


...Rolex Lume Shot Of The Day...

Rocco's Submariner Lume

Photo Credit: Rocco1109

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Two God's of Rock n' Roll Jimi Hendrix & Mick Jagger Chilaxin Backstage


...Blast From The Past...

Two God's of Rock n' Roll
Jimi Hendrix & Mick Jagger
Chilaxin Backstage

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Roy's Rolex Triple Date


Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Roy's Rolex Triple Date
Reference 6036

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Very First LV Rolex Submariner Prototype Reference 16610 LV: Mark 0


The Very First LV Rolex Submariner Prototype
Reference 16610 LV: Mark 0

People ask me what my favorite Rolex of al time is, and my answer is the original LV Submariner. I love the original LV for many different reasons. In particular, I love the Maxi Markers, fat hands and the tri-tone look the green bezel insert offers. The LV is sporty, aquatic, and its design language is pure classic Rolex.

So where did the LV Submariner come from? I will give you a hint. this is the very first photo Rolex ever published of the LV Submariner. It is actually a prototype. How can you tell? Notice the lugs have exposed spring bar holes. Ironically, Rolex NEVER sold this watch with this feature, but it all began with this photo.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

RUBBER B: The Ultimate Rubber Strap for Rolex

Made In Switzerland


"The first and only rubber strap engineered specifically for Rolex watches!"

It finally happened, or should I say it was finally bound to happen!!!! Finally somebody decided to create a very high quality rubber strap just for Rolex. So if this does not seem like a very-big deal, it is. Why?

There are many, many, many aftermarket straps for that can be used on a Rolex, but virtually none engineered just for Rolex, that is until Rubber B, just introduced their first line of Rubber Straps.

It took Rubber B a year and a half, just to develop and bring these amazing products to market. Before we explore the amazing level of engineering and detail that went into this herculean undertaking, let's examine what makes them look different.

First of all RUBBER B straps come in different colors, that allow you to quickly and easily change-up the entire look of your Rolex. In this first shot, we see the dude sporting a white RUBBER , strap with a vintage Pepsi Rolex GMT Master.


In the next image below, we see the RUBBER B, model sporting a modern Supercase Ceramic Rolex GMT on a black RUBBER B, strap. So you would assume that the strap in the photo above and below are the same strap in different colors. Right!?! Nope!!!!

The challenge is that over the years, Rolex has made minute changes to the lug openings on their watches. So RUBBER B, had to figure out how to engineer different straps for different models, so they would fit perfectly. By perfectly filling in the entire lug area, it results in a much more finished, polished, refined, complete look.

The material in the lug area is also structured, so it is reinforced to maintain its EXACT shape, indefinitely. (You can actually see the structural rigidity in the first photo in this story of the blue strap).


As I previously mentioned, Rubber B Straps are unlike any other Rubber strap in the world. To begin with, they are made in Switzerland from special type of rubber known as "Vulcanized Rubber" which consists of a very high-density composite that provides superior resistance to stretching, as well as not being effected by exterior environmental elements such as Ozone, UV, and the aggression of salt-water or an aquatic environment.

One of the design characteristics that sets Rubber B, apart is that it uses the original metal Rolex clasp that came with your watch, as seen below.


RUBBER B
for Last Generation Rolex Submariner

This next set of images shows the RUBBER B strap that was made for the recently discontinued Rolex Submariner.

Rubber B decided to engineer their straps to use the original Rolex clasp that came with the watch, in order to maintain the authentic Rolex look, as well as allowing the user to benefit from the added security of the Rolex triple lock clasp.

The watch in the photo above and in the two photos below is a standard modern Rolex Submariner, with a black Rubber B strap.
In this next image we see how meticulous the design and engineering detail is on the RUBBER B straps. Notice how the RUBBER B strap follows the center link design of the Rolex Oyster bracelet. Also notice how perfectly the end of the strap fits into the original Rolex clasp from the original Rolex bracelet!!!

I imagine that if Rolex ever decided to make their own rubber straps, they could not make them an nicer.



RUBBER B
for Gold Rolex Daytona

This next set of images shows the RUBBER B that is made just for gold Rolex Daytona watches that come from Rolex on a leather strap. In other words, Rolex makes white and yellow gold watches that come with a matching gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, and they also offer a white and yellow gold Daytona that comes on a leather strap.

The Rolex Daytona version that comes on a leather strap has special end caps that fill-in the lug space that would typically be empty. Rolex provides these lug end caps to give the watch a much more finished look. The challenge is that if you own one of these Rolex Daytona watches, you can't find a rubber strap that was specially engineered to fit these watches, until now. The RUBBER B model picture below is specially engineered to perfectly fit.



If you look at the image below and compare it to the image above, both are showing the same white gold Rolex Daytona, with a simple change of the RUBBER B Strap from black to brown.

Once again, the photo below is identical to the one above, except the RUBBER B strap has been changed again, from brown to blue.

So just to be clear, the watch below is a stainless steel Rolex Daytona, which uses a completely different model of RUBBER B strap, which is specifically engineered to fit it, vs., the white gold Daytona pictured above. Even though they both have the same color blue strap, notice the difference in the shape of the end of the strap where it meets the watch in between the lugs. Obviously, the white gold version above had the end lug feature, and the stainless Daytona, picture below does not.




RUBBER B straps retail for $220, which may seem like a significant investment, and they are. When you think about it, they are actually very inexpensive, because they allow you to completely change the look of your Rolex that costs between $10,000 and $25,000 for only $220. I would say that is a great deal.

That being said, I think the most important detail to be aware of, is not only the amazing engineering and Swiss made quality, but most importantly, the longevity of this product. Since they are made exclusively from Vulcanized Rubber, they are built to last!!! Just like Rolex watches are over-engineered, so are RUBBER B Straps.


I am so excited about this innovative product, and RUBBER B., sent me some rubber straps to photograph and share with you. As soon as I get a chance, I will publish more images, and perhaps a video. That being said, RUBBER B straps are amazing!!!


For more information about RUBBER B you can check out their website, and their amazing selection. I must admit, that I am stunned by how innovative, and well thought out the RUBBER B straps are. I have wondered my whole life why Rolex or another company, never came up with a beautiful solution like this, and it is great to know somebody finally did.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Stainless Steel Oyster Triple Date Moonphase Reference 6062


Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Stainless Steel Oyster Triple Date Moonphase
Reference 6062

This very rare stainless steel Rolex Moonphase recently sold at an Antiquorum auction for $176.500.

Rolex Hotness: Jessica Simpson Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date


Rolex Hotness: Jessica Simpson
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

Mercedes Coolness All New Mercedes Benz 2012 M-Class


Mercedes Coolness
All New Mercedes Benz 2012 M-Class

I really like the lines on this all new Mercedes Benz M-Class that was just introduced.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

All-New Facebook Page for Jake's Rolex World


All-New Facebook Page
for
Jake's Rolex World

I created a Facebook group for Jake's Rolex World about a year ago, not realizing some of the limitations of a Facebook Group. Yesterday, I started an all-new Facebook page for Jake's Rolex World and invite you to visit it and be sure to click the "Like" button so you can stay up to date and connect on Facebook. Over time, I will be fazing-out the original Facebook group for Jake's Rolex World.

To visit the all-new Facebook page for Jake's Rolex World, please click on the icon below:




I decided to switch from a Facebook group page to a standard Facebook Page for many reasons, primarily to make it easier for you to enjoy and share info about Rolex. We also intend to dedicate more time and resources to our all-new Facebook page, in order to make it more useful, dynamic and useful for you.

We also plan to take the same route with the Twitter page for Jake's Rolex World.

Hannes Orange Hand Rolex Explorer: Reference 1655 on a Jubilee Bracelet


...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...

Hannes Orange Hand Rolex Explorer
Reference 1655 on a Jubilee Bracelet

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rolex Coolness: Jon Hamm Stainless Steel Rolex GMT Master


...Emmy Award Winning Best Actor....

Rolex Coolness: Jon Hamm
Espresso Stainless Steel Rolex GMT Master

Jon Hamm is best known for playing the roll of Don Draper on AMC's mega-hit Mad Men. Ironically, Jon Hamm recently played the role of my grandfather Jake Ehrlich Sr., in the movie, "The Howl." Jon Hamm is pictured below sporting a Rolex GMT Master in the movie, The Town, where Jon Hamm played the character of FBI Agent, Adam Frawley.








Here is a real-life photo of Jon Hamm wearing the same Rolex GMT Master

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