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Old 14 February 2008, 07:08 AM   #1
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Yeager Rolex

I've done a search of this forum for the Rolex Yeager wore on his historic sound-breaking flight.
I haven't found anything as definitive as I'd like.

Does anyone know the exact model and have a picture of it?
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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I've done a search of this forum for the Rolex Yeager wore on his historic sound-breaking flight.
I haven't found anything as definitive as I'd like.

Does anyone know the exact model and have a picture of it?

Can't help with the info but it's Chuck's birthday today.
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:10 AM   #3
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Whatever it was, it was the same watch that he wore through WWII. I know that much.
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:14 AM   #4
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Can't help with the info but it's Chuck's birthday today.
I honestly didn't know that.

Interesting coincidence.
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:17 AM   #5
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Rumor has it that Rolex has NEVER made any Chuck Yeager editions of the Rolex. The ones circulating around are speculated to be replicas.
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:21 AM   #6
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I'd just like to see what the watch he wore that day looked like.

I don't need to see his watch, but the same model.

I'll try an Internet wide search.
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:35 AM   #7
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Here's Jocke's tribute to Chuck Yeager, a couple of years ago he very kindly allowed me to have the image enlarged and laminated as a birthday gift for my son.

Thanks again Jocke, you're da man and a very Happy Birthday Mr Yeager





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Old 14 February 2008, 07:37 AM   #8
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Nice picture, Chris.

Thanks.

How about an Air King like the one here:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Rolex_Air-King
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:40 AM   #9
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As you probably know, Gen. Yeager wears a GMT Master and has since the mid-1960's. If he wore the watch that he wore im WW II, it would have to be some sort of bubbleback or other fairly early oyster model. The GMT's came out in the early 1950's and Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947. Pete Knight wore a GMT Master on his record-breaking flight in an X-15 in 1967. That's about all I can remember about this topic. You may try Ed Delgado's DoubleRed SeaDweller.com for more on GMT's.
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Old 14 February 2008, 07:49 AM   #10
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Here you have some pics of it. It was a company in Japan "The Real Mc Coy"
that made them.

Here is how it looks.





And the engraved backside.



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Old 14 February 2008, 07:59 AM   #11
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Too bad that isn't the real mc coy.
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Old 14 February 2008, 08:01 AM   #12
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Very interesting information, Jocke! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 14 February 2008, 08:09 AM   #13
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Speaking of Chuck Yeager, check out the magazine page ad Nancy gave me for Christmas, especially the autograph on it.
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Old 14 February 2008, 08:10 AM   #14
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Speaking of Chuck Yeager, check out the magazine page ad Nancy gave me for Christmas, especially the autograph on it.
Very cool! That Nancy is somethin' else.
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Old 14 February 2008, 08:51 AM   #16
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Old 14 February 2008, 09:40 AM   #17
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The only information I've seen regarding Gen. Yeager's Rolex was that is was a Rolex Oyster.
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Old 14 February 2008, 10:56 AM   #18
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I scanned this out of The Rolex Report

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Old 14 February 2008, 12:31 PM   #19
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Old 14 February 2008, 11:36 PM   #20
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Here's Jocke's tribute to Chuck Yeager, a couple of years ago he very kindly allowed me to have the image enlarged and laminated as a birthday gift for my son.

Thanks again Jocke, you're da man and a very Happy Birthday Mr Yeager





Lovley Pic !!!
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Old 16 February 2008, 12:04 AM   #21
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Speaking of Chuck Yeager, check out the magazine page ad Nancy gave me for Christmas, especially the autograph on it.
Al, that is the best Christmas gift ever! Very, very cool.....
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Old 16 February 2008, 10:38 AM   #22
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Al, that is the best Christmas gift ever! Very, very cool.....
Nancy's amazing when it comes to ferreting out this kind of stuff. She also gave me a never worn Rolex Goodwood Revival vintage motor racing event necktie in a cool Rolex branded box, lined with tissue paper with "Rolex" embossed on it.
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Old 16 February 2008, 10:56 AM   #23
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I bet Rolex USA would have made an exception and serviced Chuck's 50 year old Rolex.

No turning their back on their "ambassadors". Just the rabble.
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Icon10 Chuck Yeager GMT Master

Just last week I saw a Chuck Yeager Rolex for sale in Tokyo.

The store is a specialist Rolex dealer with a solid reputation. Satin Doll is the name of the store. They have numerous branches all over Japan.

The watch was in the window marked at Yen750,000 about US$7500.00

I was intrigued by the double name and took a very good look. Did not even know that Rolex made the GMT Master with the Chuck Yeager name till I did a seach on Google.
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They didn't, read the entire post.
Its a fake.
If you visit a dealer that is trying to sell it
as a real Rolex then start using a new dealer.


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Just last week I saw a Chuck Yeager Rolex for sale in Tokyo.

The store is a specialist Rolex dealer with a solid reputation. Satin Doll is the name of the store. They have numerous branches all over Japan.

The watch was in the window marked at Yen750,000 about US$7500.00

I was intrigued by the double name and took a very good look. Did not even know that Rolex made the GMT Master with the Chuck Yeager name till I did a seach on Google.
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Old 4 January 2009, 11:09 PM   #26
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Update on the Chuck Yeager Rolex in Japan.

The watch is a genuine Rolex. But the letters "Chuck Yeager" was done with a laser printing system as an after market add on. About 100 were made.

Of course if you take this to Rolex Japan for service, it will come back without the CY dial.

Under Japanese trademark laws, they replace all tampered dials with an original Rolex dial, then charge you for this service.
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Old 4 January 2009, 11:22 PM   #27
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Looks to me Chuck owns more then one Coronet..
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You can find information about this and many other similar things ROLEX at the link below: A great site for this type of info. There will be more to come on this subject I am sure.

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/1...ght-stuff.html

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Old 4 January 2009, 11:28 PM   #29
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These pics are enough reason to want to wear a Rolex
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Old 17 July 2009, 01:39 AM   #30
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Yeager's the reason my first Rolex was a GMT.

Had to share this:Larry.jpg
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