Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Ideal Wrist Watch

My ideal wrist watch must reflect my personality.
My ideal wrist watch must be Big, Vulgar, Flashy, and Expensive...
Just like me!

But to make a real impact...
I need a fuckin' rolex!

After all I'm a Rolex Romeo too!
 


My ideal wrist watch needs 5 things:

1- Rolex
2- Oversized
3- Gold
4- Diamonds
5- Personalized



ROLEX
Must be a Rolex since Rolex is the only watch name associated with big money in the collective mind of people.  Everybody know the Rolex and what it is.  EVERYBODY know that Rolex are the watches of the big shots.  The common man don't give a damn about the blank looking Patek Philippe.  The common man don't even know what Patek Philippe is.  If you ask him he will probably tell you that Patek Philippe is a law firm. 

So Rolex is the name to go if you want to show off.  And yes, I want to show off. 

 NWA wrestling world champion Ric Flair was always bragging about his Rolex watch.


Party animal and 70 Million dollar man Charlie Sheen's $700,000 very rare vintage Patek Philippe Ref. 2438/1 Watch 37mm wide in gold.  Too small and looks boring to me!  Yes, I know...  I'd just said a sacrilege!  Sorry!



OVERSIZED
My watch must be large, must be big, must be oversized.  Anything under 50 mm is too small for me.  But unfortunately, Rolex doesn't produce oversized watches?  The Yachtmaster II is 42 mm and the DSSD is 43 mm.  And I think there is an oversize DayDate II out there at 41 mm.  I've seen a Rolex Daytona model #  1116505-BKSO at 40 mm.  Problem, problem!  No, one a minute, the Deepsea Challenge 2012 is 51.4 mm.  Yes sir!  That's perfect for me.  The name and the size but can I get it in gold and diamonds?

Rolex Deepsea Challenge 2012  51 mm
approximately cost € 20-25.000
This watch looks indestructible!
http://clockmaker.com.au/rolex_case_size.html



GOLD
Yes, must be gold.  Since platinum will easily be confused for stainless steel.  So I'm yellow gold all the way.


Rolex Yachtmaster II 18k Gold
(43 mm case)


DIAMONDS
For sure, I like diamonds, I love diamonds.  So my watch need to be covered in diamonds.  Nothing is flashier than diamonds.



Rolex GMT MASTER II Black Automatic 18kt Yellow Gold Oyster Mens Watch
18kt yellow with a total of 99 diamonds (40 mm case)


Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18k Vintage Genuine Man Watch 1.32 Ct Diamonds
(30.5 mm case = too small for me)




PERSONALIZED
I know this one will scandalise all the watch purists out there.  I would like that my wrist watch have a personalised touch.  What about 'PYGOD' inscripted on both side of the bracelet.

JR Ewing's "Texas Timex", a Rolex with a highly customized monogrammed "J.R." bracelet, is a perfect exemple of what my ideal watch could look like.



Since Rolex doesn't produce over 50 mm watches in gold and diamonds.  I will stick to my current meticulously chosen wrist watch.



My beloved wrist watch is Big, Flashy, Vulgar and Expensive... 
Just like me!
 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Arnold Rothstein

Arnold Rothstein was known as the man who fixed the World’s Series back in 1919.”  Because he did.

Known by many names – A. R., Mr. Big, The Fixer, The Big Bankroll, The Man Uptown, and The Brain - Arnold Rothstein seemed more myth than man. He was the inspiration for Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby, and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls.

Arnold Rothstein was gambling, and Arnold Rothstein was money.

Just like the Rothschild 's name, Arnold Rothstein symbolized money—big-time money, gambling money, racket money, illegal money, millions upon millions of dollars.

From The Big Bank Roll, biography of Rothstein: "The cigar salesman made a good living. He lived frugally, did not dissipate. Each week the roll in his pocket grew a little thicker. He knew he could never attain his ultimate aim by simple economies, but these could start him on his way. He didn’t like long range projects. He was essentially a short-term, quick-turnover man."

“Rothstein pursued a fixed course. He worked at selling cigars until he accumulated $2,000. He decided that this was sufficient to base an entry into gambling as a profession. He quit his salesman’s job. He would never again work for anyone else. All the rest of his life, no matter what else he might be, he would always be a professional gambler.”


Rothstein received his nickname, “The Big Bankroll,” because he always insisted on carrying a huge bankroll of $100 bills. He wanted to be able to immediately finance any deals he made.  He was rumored to carry as much as $20,000 at any time.


 Rothstein had a simple philosophy, “Look out for Number One. If you don’t, no one else will. If a man is dumb, someone is going to get the best of him, so why not you? If you don’t, you’re as dumb as he is.”


Arnold Rothstein on When Not to Bet: "All the more reason for patience. I've made my living in large part as a gambler. Some days I make 20 bets. Some days I make none. Weeks, sometimes months in fact, when I make no bets at all because there simply is no play. So I wait, plan, marshal my resources and when I finally see an opportunity and there is a bet to make, I bet it all."


Rothstein once stated that he was willing to bet on anything but the weather--the weather was the only thing he could not fix.
 

After flunking out of school at 16 because he spent his time and money gambling, Arnold Rothstein figured out that "if anyone was going to make money out of gambling he had better be on the right side of the fence. I was on the wrong end of the game." In his late 20’s, Rothstein opened a gambling parlor. By 1912, when he was thirty, Rothstein was a millionaire from the profits of his gambling parlors and the racetracks he owned.


Millionaire by the age of 30. 

"Rothstein's main function though was organization. He provided money and manpower and protection. He arranged corruption - for a price. And, if things went wrong, Rothstein was ready to provide bail and attorneys. He put crime on a corporate basis when the proceeds of crime became large enough to warrant it."

Historian Leo Katcher described Rothstein as "the J. P. Morgan of the underworld; its banker and master of strategy." Meyer Lansky, a man of some intelligence himself, observed, "Rothstein had the most remarkable brain. He understood business instinctively and I’m sure that if he had been a legitimate financier he would have been just as rich as he became with his gambling and the other rackets he ran."

Rothstein's fortune grew to an estimated $50 million in 1920's dollars.

Rothstein was shot in the abdomen and died on November 6, 1928, at the age of 46 for an unpaid high-stake poker debt.  He had never been convicted of breaking any law during his lifetime.








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http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/one-of-new-yorks-most-notorious-gamblers-is-shot-to-death


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rolex Romeo



On the prowl for a hot young thing, New York men are shelling out more money than ever on wrist bling
  • By JANE RIDLEY
  • Last Updated: 12:25 AM, January 16, 2013
  • Posted: 10:32 PM, January 15, 2013
Awaiting the arrival of a potential beauty he met over the Internet, newly divorced Manhattan surgeon Robert Huang is sipping nervously from his drink, hoping he’ll pass muster on the cutthroat New York dating scene.


Then he checks his diamond-studded Cartier gold watch (the flashy $80,000 timepiece he dug out from his drawer after the final divorce papers were signed), and instantly feels reassured.
Like a growing number of singletons in the city, the 53-year-old doctor believes that expensive wrist bling is the “must-have” accessory when you’re looking for love.


Cartier Caliber diamond studded, solid 18k rose gold version
Price is $43,400 - and production is likely limited.



The luxury-watch business has ticked upward in recent years. Remarkably, between November 2010 and November 2011, LGI Network, a market research company that tracks consumer retail trends in the US, recorded a 50 percent jump in sales of men’s watches priced over $10,000.The growth in the 12 months to November 2012 was more modest, at 6 percent, but the boom has got the industry buzzing.“They want a man who can give them security and it highlights the fact you’re that type of guy.”

“Customers are definitely becoming more aware of the appeal and importance of a luxury timepiece,” says Larry Barkley of the blue-chip watch company Tourneau, whose flagship Manhattan store is on 57th Street near Madison Avenue. “It speaks volumes about their personal style and standing.”

Now that we’re emerging from the Great Recession — and financial-sector bonuses are returning — men are splurging on luxury watches, especially ones made of gold. Because that precious metal kept its value even while the economy wobbled, they believe a pricey watch isn’t just a style statement, it’s a sound investment. And an aphrodisiac.

“It sounds really shallow, but younger women really fall for all that stuff,” says Wall Street trader Mike, 27, the owner of a dozen high-end watches priced between $3,000 and $12,000 each. He asked The Post not to publish his last name so that it wouldn’t get him into trouble at work. A member of the sugar-daddy-dating-service seekingarrangement.com, which matches wealthy men with women who want to be “kept,” Mike wears an $8,000 Rolex Submariner II to the office.


Rolex Submariner II yellow gold-steel blue ceramic
This one worth $ 10,950

 But his customized $12,000 Breitling is definitely more effective when he’s negotiating a deal in the dating game.

Breitling Chronomat Gold + crocodile strap
around $12,000


Breitling Chronomat Evolution w Diamond Bezel - $12,000


“A bigger [watch] face always catches a woman’s eye,” Mike says. “A jeweler friend drilled holes [in the Breitling] and added 24 quarter-carat diamonds around
the edge, so it really sparkles.

“A Maserati only goes as far as the parking lot, but a watch you have with you all the time.”
Mike recalls a recent night out in Atlantic City when an admiring guest at the roulette table zeroed in on his bling: “I have a pretty small frame so, when I wear this watch, it takes up most of my arm,” says the 5-foot-7 banker. “I hit a spin, and this woman said: ‘Oh my gosh, that thing must be half your weight!’
 
“Then she was asking me what I did for a living, and where I was staying.”
One thing led to another. “Let’s just say it was a lucky night,” he demurs.
Mike, who earned $400,000 last year, including a $120,000 bonus, even admits to driving his Lexus LS around the Jersey Shore in the summer, the windows rolled down and his wrist hanging out, on display.

“[The girls] will cheer and wave when they see my big watch,” he laughs. “It’s right out of a rap video!”

Ken Panton calls his $10K Breitling
“the perfect conversation starter.”
Rolex Romeos can be found on the gay scene, too. Ken Panton, the publisher of three online consumer magazines including ecityofstyle.com, has lost count of the number of times he’s been approached by other men admiring one of his watches. The 44-year-old’s biggest and most recent splurge was a $10,000 Breitling for Bentley Le Mans with a silver dial and casing.
He was so enamored of his purchase in December 2011, he wrapped it up and left it under the Christmas tree with a gift tag saying: ‘To Ken, Love Ken.”


Breitling for Bentley Le Mans
  “It’s a standout piece and, since people are always looking for a reason to break the ice, it’s the perfect conversation starter,” says Panton, who lives in Gramercy Park.

Only last week, he was approached in the tony Chelsea gay bar the G Lounge by a well-dressed man visiting New York from the Czech Republic. He quizzed him on the eye-catching, limited-edition Breitling as they stood near the dance floor.

“He had on a big, bad Hublot watch worth about $80K,” recalls Panton, who currently has a steady boyfriend and wasn’t tempted. “It was a definite come-on.”

Hublot Big Bang 301_over $80,000 (44 mm face)


Meanwhile, Bill Hobbs, 33, a former financier-turned-actor and author of “The Work Book: How To Build Your Personal Brand,” is convinced that his $65,000 watch collection played a part in his wife, Stephanie Wu, agreeing to marry him two years ago.

“Most guys aren’t going to tell you that they bought an expensive watch because they want to impress women,” he says. “They say it’s for their status with clients or because of their love of watches, but an overriding factor of buying anything grossly overpriced is to attract the opposite sex.”


Wu agrees. She says Hobbs’ 18-karat gold GMT Master 1969 Rolex was one of the first things she noticed about him when they started dating.

Rolex GMT Master II 18-karat gold
 “What struck me about his collection was that he was really rather passionate about it,” she says. In fact, luxury timepieces played such an important part in their romance, the couple was given $14,000 worth of matching Cartier watches by Wu’s parents before their marriage in Taiwan. Their wedding rings were made to match the pattern of the Cartier pieces, linked and flexible like watch bands.

As for Huang, he’s willing to take his chances on whether a woman is more interested in his watch than him.

“Yes, you’re always going to get gold diggers,” he shrugs, adjusting the strap on his Cartier. “But that’s the risk you take.



A comment from a guy in a forum:

***WARNING*** the following post is entirely satirical and is not meant to be taken seriously.

*phew* now that we've got that out of the way...

I just have to shake my head at this and laugh at the same time.

I'd be willing to bet these guys had their jewelers wind and set their $10-80k watches for them, and told them to: "Keep wearing it every day so it doesn't stop ticking." lol

As for their cars, they probably can't drive stick to save their life.

As for their women? They probably look at them more as "an investment"; or "an important acquisition." rather than a wife.

As for the gigantic jewel-encrusted watches...they must be attempting to compensate for other things in their lives that they lack.

As for this guy: Meanwhile, Bill Hobbs, 33, a former financier-turned-actor and author of “The Work Book: How To Build Your Personal Brand,” is convinced that his $65,000 watch collection played a part in his wife, Stephanie Wu, agreeing to marry him two years ago.

I would sell his entire $65,000 collection and spend it on one watch, the model 6538 big crown. And guess what? I wouldn't put gold or jewels on it, I'd slap it on a nylon strap like where it belongs And then I'd take every woman these guys are after and look cooler doing it



Rolex Submariner model 6538 Big Crown on a nylon strap
James Bond watch in Goldfinger and Dr. No

Rolex Submariner (so-called Big Crown "James Bond") (Ref: 6538)
This Bond Submariner had a pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$75,000, but sold for over $92,000.


"The best way to show off your wealth and status is with your wrist watch."                                                             -- PYGOD

http://rolexblog.blogspot.ca/2009/07/real-james-bond-watchstrap-comes-to.html
http://everestbands.com/2012/10/james-bond-rolex-submariner-6538-goldfinger-nato/

http://www.jamesbondwatch.org.uk/
http://watchesinmovies.info/the-watches-of-james-bond/

  http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/meet_the_rolex_romeos_39LARpFcWgeNnrUuzQslCJ/1
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/admit-youre-rolex-romeo-803681.html
http://www.barstoolsports.com/m/nyc/super-page/rolex-romeos-say-an-expensive-watch-is-a-must-have-accessory-to-get-laid/
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http://www.complexmag.ca/style/2013/01/indian-man-spends-over-22000-on-gold-shirt-to-impress-the-ladies

Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to Become a Billionaire Gambler

How to Become a Billionaire Gambler


As I said, this site is not about being a recreational gambler (loser).  I will give you the tools and the inspiration to become a professional gambler, a professional investor, a professional speculator.  By professional, I mean a winning gambler, investor, speculator.  It is extremely difficult to achieve success in these three very similar domains.  Like all activities, whether it's sports, arts, businesses, professions, you will need complete dedication to be successful.  You must be passionated about it!  You must live for it!

By this site, I will give you informations, inspiration, and the best places to do business with.

For me, the words investor, speculator, and gambler are all about the same.

Here are the most lucrative forms of gambling/investing with notable high rollers and their net worths.

1- Stock Market (Warren Buffett, $62 Billion)
2- Forex (George Soros, $9 Billion)
3- Horse Betting (Alan Woods, $670 million)
4- Sports Betting (Billy Walters)
5- Poker (Phil Ivey, $100 million)
6- Golf Hustling (Titanic Thompson)
7- Blackjack (Zeljko Ranogajec)
8- Backgammon (Falafel Natanzon)
You can even add...
9- Tennis (Bobby Riggs)
10- Pool (Minnesota Fats)



Always remember that Time is Money, Money is Power, and Power is the ultimate Aphrodisiac!

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