Happy Three Kings Day! Feliz Dia de Reyes!

Jan 06, 2019,06:49 AM
 

Hello Friends! Happy Dia de Reyes! Three Kings Day!


Every 6th of January we celebrate those three Wise Men who followed a Bright Star which signaled them the place of the birth of Jesus more than two thousand years ago.

Every night of the 5th of January our children leave their shoes with a letter to the Reyes Magos asking for some present. Custom is that they also leave a water bowl and some grass harvested from our garden for their camels!

And in the morning of the 6th children awake earlier than usual and run to see what the Three Kings have left in their shoes and view with admiration that little water was left in the bowl and almost all grass is gone!

It is said that we adults keep the child we were in some little place within our hearts, so every year together with the shoes of my grandchildren I leave my own shoes.

It looks like I have behaved like a good boy this year, because The Wise Kings left me exactly what I wished!!

Have a beautiful Sunday my dear friends! 
Cheers! Abel


















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Thanks a lot my dear friend Nicolas!! Glad to arrive to the Gang!! Yes, I feel it is an addictive watch indeed. Still need to size its bracelet and take its plastic off!...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 6th, 2019-07:17
... Have a beautiful Three Kings Day my dear friend! Feliz Dia de Reyes Nicolas! Abrazos! Abel,

You are absolutely right dear Mike!! Thanks a lot for the beautiful depiction of the Three Kings!! Interesting to note they ride horses in your Icon...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 6th, 2019-08:12
... Many pictures show them in camels as well and here in my Country we usually think of them riding on camels as well. Have a nice Epiphany/Kings day my friend! Cheers! Abel.

This is a recently-painted icon

 
 By: cazalea : January 6th, 2019-08:32
commissioned by me from an English Iconographer/nun, after the style of a very old Romanian icon. Perhaps camels were unknown in that region and time. Here is a camel for you: ...  

Interesting to know Mike! Thank you!!...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 6th, 2019-11:53
... yes, mos probable horses were employed. Arabian horses may be. It is something curious how tradition has strongly fixed the image of camels among Spanish Speaking Countries. Thank you for the cut camel shot!! All the best! Abel

Dear Abel Many Congrats on a very nice watch. Wear it in good health!

 
 By: Saz : January 8th, 2019-21:49
Returning on the camel issue, since I come from this area. I have never seen a camel! Camels come from the Arabian peninsula, the area where the 3 kings travel is more of the middle east and it gets confused with it. And usually people travelled on horseb... 

Hello dear Samer: Thanks a lot for your kind comments on my AK and appreciate so much your good wishes. I´m glad to know you like this model....

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 9th, 2019-04:32
... regarding camels and the Three Kings: Agree with your explanation and that it was most probable that they traveled in horses. What it is interesting is to note how popular iconography do not pay attention to very early illustrations or true research o... 

True. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 6th, 2019-10:45

Congratulations Abel my friend!

 
 By: reintitan : January 6th, 2019-08:10
A great way to start the new year is with a new Rolex. May you wear your Air-King in good health, wealth, and happiness. PS. As for the bracelet, if you want to remove modern Rolex bracelets I recommend the Bergeon 6825 Rolex bracelet tool. (This model is... 

Thank you so much for your kind comments and good wishes my friend Reintitan!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 6th, 2019-11:56
I got same Bergeon tool. Agree it may be the best answer to take the bracelet off! Great tool! Cheers! Abel

Congrats, dear Abel! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 6th, 2019-09:24
Not a Explorer nor a Submariner... But still a Rolex! Enjoy, my friend! Best Blomman

Thank you so much dear friend Blomman!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 6th, 2019-11:57
True ! An unRolex design of dial... but a real Rolex after all!! Cheers! Abel

Happy Three Kings Day to you and yours.

 
 By: pastaboy1939 : January 6th, 2019-10:14
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Too cute! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 6th, 2019-10:46

Congrats dear Abel!!

 
 By: Mr Green : January 6th, 2019-11:16
Dash of green on this one is superb. Also very nice tradition I wasn't aware off Enjoy Cheers D

A very fine choice

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : January 6th, 2019-12:29
Congratulations to you! I fell in love instantly in 2016 with this one but the latest LGF craze here infected me too and hence this one has to wait still. It is to me still very Rolex: elegant, classy and sporty. The touch of playfulness makes it even mor... 

Thank you so much for your kind comments my dear Count!! Agree with you about the character of this watch, and I understand you about priorities in our purchases...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 7th, 2019-05:49
... the LGF surely deserves attention! Hope the AK will make it in your collection soon! All the best, Abel.

It looks like four kings ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 6th, 2019-14:40
If you count the Air King. It’s a great looking Rolex, congratulations !

Lol!! Yes! Fit for a King! [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 7th, 2019-07:38

+1 [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 7th, 2019-05:50

A happy three kings to you as well!

 
 By: Echi : January 6th, 2019-20:05
Mine says hi Best, Echi ...  

Congratulations, Abel!

 
 By: KMII : January 7th, 2019-19:59
Seems like you’ve been a very good boy indeed! Wishing you lots of fun with your latest addition 👍🏻

In fact you’ve been so good...

 
 By: KMII : January 8th, 2019-09:50
You won Static as well 😉👍🏻

Feliz día de Reyes mi estimado Abel!

 
 By: renerod : January 8th, 2019-10:41
O más bien post-Reyes. Mi último día de vacaciones con Bruno. Disfruta mucho jugando con los nietos! Acá en casa dejamos leche y galletas a los reyes Un fuerte abrazo. René ...  

Hola Rene!! Feliz Dia de Reyes! I wish you have spent a wonderful Dia de Reyes together with Bruno! And that ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 8th, 2019-12:01
... the three Kings have left a nice present to him (and for you too!!) I´m sure the camels were delighted to find the cookies and milk!! They surely need some refreshment in their so long trip delivering happiness to so many chilfren --- (and Dads!) Beau... 

Thanks for your kind wishes my dear friend

 
 By: renerod : January 10th, 2019-19:11
I wish you also the best of health and happiness for you and all of your beautiful family for this great year to come! God bless. René