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3. GMT Master II Pepsi No Holes Case
Ok, you can imagine why a daydreamer such as myself, who traverses the land one adventure at a time, would need a wristwatch with….Ummm something shiny over there……to be continued… multiple time zones at his disposal and what better way to cover that need than with a “Pepsi.” Refreshing! With the use of the 24-hour hand and bidirectional bezel, home and away time zones can be read simultaneously.
Oddly enough the GMT Master II in stainless steel was first introduced in the year I was born, 1959, at the behest of Pan American Airlines for use by their pilots as intercontinental travel became a reality. I’m pretty sure I was one of the first pilots to test the new GMT Master II on a long open ocean flight from Minneapolis to Dallas. I’m not quite sure how I did that. Uff, long day that one.
4. 18k Yellow Gold Daytona Black Diamond Dial Gold Sub-Dial Tracks
I remember that day In Daytona Beach Florida like it was yesterday, suddenly realizing that I needed a chronograph and instantly becoming fixated on a stainless steel Rolex Daytona. It was good the crash woke me up in time to realize I was daydreaming. Stainless steel? Come on, what kind of daydreamer are you I thought to myself, quit being so stingy. After all, where wouldn’t I be welcomed in the luxurious world of motorsports wearing a gold Daytona with its exquisite engineering and proud lineage? So that’s settled. Note to self, get tux dry cleaned!
5. Rolex Milgauss Green Crystal
Now you might be saying to yourself, Milgauss! Instead of what? Despite the fact that after my many, and dare I say distinguished, forays into the scientific world all the while being bombarded by electromagnetic fields, I was never late, thanks to The Rolex Milgauss iron inner case guarding the movement. This doesn’t happen often but once as myself I had the wonderful opportunity to actually test drive a Rolex Milguass for a few days in a row and I have to tell you, in my opinion the Rolex Milgauss is a very overlooked and underrated member of the Rolex family. It wears comfortably on the wrist, not too heavy, not too light, just right and with its smooth bezel and high polished centered links it crosses over easily and comfortably between sport and dress watch occasions. If you can only afford one watch because your last daydream didn’t pay the dividends you were expecting then the Milguass could be your watch too.
6. Yacht-Master II Stainless Steel
When you have been a daydreamer as long as I have, you learn to address the contemporary times in which one finds oneself and that applies to one’s Rolex collection as well. To fill the need for today’s larger diameter watch I have chosen the Yacht-Master II which at 44mm makes its presence known on your wrist yet doesn’t devour it. What yachting aficionado wouldn’t be pleased to experience the Yacht-Master II 12 minute countdown feature while mesmerized by the white dial and stunning blue ceramic bezel? Excuse me, I have to clean my glasses of this incessant sea mist.
7. 18K Yellow Gold President 36mm
Okay, ok, I can hear it now “old man’s watch”, the daydreamer got old, looked in the mirror one morning and realized his neck skin wasn’t as tight as it was when the dreams began. Well, that may or may not be true, that, neck skin thing. we’ll revisit that later, but the real point is the 36mm Gold President isn’t just an old man’s watch any longer if it ever was. It is still your “I made it” watch. There is no age limit on success, no age limit on arrival and best of all no age limit on daydreaming.
Does my neck skin look loose to you?