Sports Watches – A Norwich Resident Article


As you may know, ‘Mr Oakleigh’ writes a regular column in the luxury lifestyle magazine ‘The Norwich Resident’ (

In July 2015 the article was called ‘Sports Watches’ and here it is:

Sports Watches

So you’re a professional sportsman at the top of your chosen discipline and one of the things that this means is that people want to give you stuff – just because you’re nice. Or maybe because they think that will help them sell more product – anyway…

Now like other right minded people sportsmen like nice watches, so given that they can have anything they want free of charge, what do they choose to wear?

With typical Swiss understatement and class, Roger Federer endorses the Rolex Milgauss which perfectly matches his public personality.

Can anyone explain to me what Rafa Nadal was thinking with this Richard Mille or Roy Hodgson with this hideous Hublot?

Gentlemen – you could have chosen anything in the world and yet you went for these.

Now dear readers, if you could have any new watch free of charge, which would you choose? Answers via email or Twitter and there may be a prize..

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