Monday, June 8, 2009

JAKEe 6 in 1 Strap System...

JAKEe 6 in 1 Strap System
Custom Stingray Fatstrap

The JAKEe 6-in-1 strap is only available as a custom made strap. The obvious advantage is that it will fit you and your watch flawlessly and be whatever colors your prefer. You can choose from dozens of colors and types of calfskin or alligator.

The JAKEe 6 in 1 Strap System is just that, 6 different straps in one. The following 6 photos are of the EXACT same wristband, configured differently. Each 6 in 1 is custom made to fit your wrist and your watch and you can choose from 34 different colors and finished of calfskin leather. You can also choose the color of the stitching on each side.

In the first photo we see the brown side with green stitching. The green stitching was chosen to match the LV green bezel.

If we reverse the strap by flipping is 180 degrees we see the other side is black with black stitching. Just to be clear, the leather wristband in the photo above is the EXACT same one as in the photo below–simply flipped around.

This next image has a standard no-date Submariner on the same strap, with the black fatstrap and the brown slimstrap. Once again, for the sake of clarity, this is the EXACT same strap as seen in the two photos above, it is just configured differently.

In this next photo, we reverse the fatstrap and slimstrap to get the exact opposite look. Once again, this is the exact same strap as in the photos above, just configured differently.

In the next two photos we see the slimstrap being worn by itself with the fatstrap removed.

Once again, just to be clear, the strap in the photo above and below is the exact same strap, just reversed. In other words, it is black on one side and brown on the other.

6 in 1 JAKEe Strap System

All 5 of the images in this photo are the exact same strap configured differently. The Single brown strap in not pictured in this photo...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Seth's Vintage Mocha GMT On The 6-In-1

Seth's Vintage Mocha GMT Master

The next three photos are of the exact same strap as in the story above this one, it just has a different watch–Seth's yellow gold vintage Rolex Mocha GMT Master. This is an amazing color combination!!! One of the beauties of the 6-in-1 modular system is you can change the watch, without a tool in less than 10 seconds!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The History Of Leather Fatstraps...

Miles Davis Fatstrap

Miles' Fatstrap looks nothing like a JAKEe Fatstrap but is interesting nonetheless.

The History Of Leather Fatstraps

It is hard to figure out exactly what the genesis of leather Fatstraps is (a.k.a. leather Wristbands and leather Watchstraps). It appears that leather fatstraps first came into fashion in or around 1968 and stayed in fashion until the early 1980s. They started to come back into fashion again around 2005.

In the publicity shot below, taken in 1968, Elvis Presley is seen wearing a leather fatstrap.

Mick Jagger

In the photo below we see a very young Mick Jagger sporting a fatstrap with a Hang-Ten style t-shirt in a recording session for the Rolling Stones. My best guess is this was taken around 1968.

Nobody Does It Better

The famous actor, Paul Newman played a race card driver in a 1969 movie named winning and he fell in love with racing and decided to take up racing as a hobby.

Paul Newman did a TV special about car racing and the photo above and below are from that special.

According to Paul Newman, in 1972, his wife Joanne Woodward bought him a Rolex Daytona which he put on a fatstrap. Many years later, this exotic dial Rolex Daytona became known as "The Paul Newman" Rolex Daytona.

Paul Newman was a very stylish guy in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In the photo above, Paul Newman is sporting his Rolex Daytona with a Brooks Brothers buttondown shirt in 1980. Call it preppy race-car driver...

The Return Of The Fatstrap

Eric Clapton became a big Rolex collector in the late 1990s and in the photo below he is seen wearing a Paul Newman Daytona on a Fatstrap.

John Mayer

John Mayer is an amazing singer/songwriter/guitarist and he is good friends with Eric Clapton as well as a huge Rolex collector. John also wears a Paul Newman Rolex Daytona on a Alligator fatstrap as seen below.

John Mayer took the wrist shot below of his yellow gold "Paul Newman" exotic dial Daytona on a fatstrap.

John Mayer took the photo below of his fatstrap that he is wearing in the photo above.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom is a famous movie actor that stared in Lord Of The Rings and in the two photos below, he is seen wearing his vintage Rolex Explorer II on a leather fatstrap.

Orlando Bloom recently put up his Rolex Explorer II to be auctioned, with the proceeds going to charity. The photo below is of his auction page.

Eddie Murphy Leather Wristband

From Left to right: Sylvester Stallone Eddie Murphy Jeffery Katzenberg Stephen Spielberg at and L.A. Laker game. Edie Murphy is seen in the two images below wearing a leather wrist band with a black t-shirt which is a good look.