Mike is an airline pilot and he sent in this great wrist shot of his Rolex Oyster Perpetual (OP) and said:
"Since the 36mm OP doesn't get much press I thought I would show you what mine looks like. It's a simple watch but I love the no date 3/6/9 dial. It's like the Rolex Explorer but good for dress or sport/casual."
Gary posted this photo on RolexForums.com and it blew my mind, so I asked him to send in a higher-resolution version of the shot and he was kind enough to do so. What a beautiful watch and what a magnificent Lume Shot. I am so impressed, I am awarding Gary's stunning photo with Lume Shot Of The Year!!!!
I couldn't make up my mind which way I like this image cropped, so I am sharing both with you ;-)
I discovered yet another U.S. President wearing a Rolex!!! This time we have Ronald Reagan wearing a stainless steel Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet during the Summer of 1965 on his California Ranch. Of course these photos were taken before he was even elected the Governor of California, so he was just an ordinary American Citizen who was semi-retired.
"There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit." –Ronald Reagan
So this means, that Ronald Reagan is the second American President to wear a Rolex Datejust after Dwight Eisenhower. Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton wore Rolex Day-Dates, and I have heard Richard Nixon wore a Rolex, but I have still not been able to find a photo of him wearing a Rolex. I also think Harry Truman may have worn a Rolex Datejust, but I have not been able to document that either.
"I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse." –Ronald Reagan
"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we have ever known." –Ronald Reagan
The photo below shows President Reagan on his ranch in 1983 chopping wood, and his is still wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust.
This ad for Republic Aviation is fascinating in that is discusses how Republic provided the U.S. Air Force with 4500 Thunderjets
Note: In 1953, when this Rolex Ad came out, President Eisenhower had just started his first of two terms as the President of the United States, and he was wearing the exact Rolex Datejust featured in this ad.
Rolex is one of the most recognizable brands on earth, but very little has been known about its real history. If you really, really want to understand what makes Rolex tick, I very highly recommend you read the fascinating story of Rolex's amazing founder–Hans Wilsdorf.
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