Diamond Watches As Holiday Gifts

Check out the auction page for the Specially Styled Marcello C Nettuno 3 here on eBay.

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Tourneau is a New York based chain of watch stores. Appropriately, they carry a multitude of brands from the affordable mainstream to the ultra-high-end. Each store has differing brands based upon the location, but expect to find no less than 15-20 watch manufactures including Tag Heuer, Rolex, Breitling, and Longines. Brands located in the store as many high-end watch makers prefer to have just one authorized dealer in a given city. Las Vegas of course does not subscribe to this mentality or rule.




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Citizen Calibre 3100 Watch: Perpetual Calendar With Eco-Drive

Citizen Calibre 3100 Watch: Perpetual Calendar With Eco-Drive

From your perspective, you can easily tell a good quality metal used on a watch. The easiest way is to look how well machined it is. Only quality metal can be machined with high precision. Sharp angles, and high detail on a watch indicates good metal. The heft of a watch, also operates as a good indication of metal quality. Next look at well pieces fit together. Are there many gaps? Are pieces flush with one another? Does the metal bracelet flow easily over your hand. Like I said, craftsmanship has a lot to do with this as well, but good metal is more solid, and results in more solid shapes. The better a metal, the more of an angle you have give it. You can easily appreciate a watch crafted from good metal. It is the other type of metals which concern me more, and result in people wearing "chinsy" looking watches.

Be it known that Stallone is not particularly tall. He is a well-built guy, but he and Schwarzenegger both wold not be considered particularly tall. I mention this to impress upon you that you don't need to be a massive person to pull off the large watch look.

The result of this is that Patek Phillipe is snobby about their watches, and cater mostly to the already rich. Using their "private" meetings, and sponsorship of elitist events, they are shielding themselves off from becoming a maker of fine watches and art; to remaining a caterer of luxury goods to the ultra-rich. Perhaps when Thierry Stern succeeds his father things will change. Already other watch makers are beginning to understand the importance of reaching out to new markets. Regardless, Patek Philippe still has an amazing line of watches, whose lasting appeal cannot be argued. I just know that if I can ever obtain a Patek Philippe watch, I'd buy it from a private buyer, not an authorized dealer, just to show Patek how Americans enjoy a good value because we know where to find them.

Having said that, the opportunity for Omega to release special Olympics event watches is too tempting to resist, and this time around, they have something really special. Despite the thick layer of controversy which exists atop this year's Summer Olympics, Omega is able to provide a truly charming timepiece in commemoration of the event. Surely to become a collectors item as the watch so gracefully combines the five ring Olympian logo with chronograph functionality that the Omega Speedmaster is know for. Of course, not settling there, Omega had to fill each ring with a different function. So what did they do to fill the extra two dials, as a standard chronograph only has three? Well they turned one of them into a day of the week indicator, and another into a seven day counter. Meaning this chronograph now measures up to seven days. Pretty nifty. The middle ring that is the day of the week counter used a broad "T" shaped hand to make use of the limited area to display the day of the week.

Ultra Cool, Ultra Rare Seiko Spectrum E-Ink Limited Edition Concept Watch Available: A Woman's Watch You Pretty Much Want To Wear Watch Buying You don't have to think of yourself as "pretty girl" for wanting to adorn this awesome watch. For Basel 2007, Seiko unveiled this incredible watch bracelet to show off the power of what e-ink (electronic ink) will provide to watches in the near future. The demand for the watch resulted in a limited production of about 1000 priced at a stratospheric ,000 (and above). Very few of these watches ever made it to the US. One of these Seiko Spectrum watches is available on eBay right now starting at 0. I am impressed.

Marcello C watches were my first love in Swiss watches. I learned about them from a WatchTime Annual watch list talking about watches being sold that year. This was maybe in 2003. I was lucky enough to find a Marcello C Nettuno 3 on eBay for a very reasonable price. The Marcello C Tridente is a larger version of that watch with a deeper water resistance of 1000m. The fit and finish of this watch are impeccable, tantamount to that of a Rolex. It uses a ETA 2824-2 movement which is as reliable a a chronometer, but just has not been formally certified.

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I have actually had my Marcello C watch be mistaken for a Rolex. The quality of the steel used, and the sheen of the finish are that good. It is hard to explain how the steel is polished. More brushed really rather than polished. Like I said, it has a sheen rather than a chrome-like shine, which is actually much more elegant. Most "shiny" watches are actually cheap plating on cheaper metal. The Marcello C uses solid steel pieces for the links and the cases. Having said that, the bracelet is very comfortable and incorporates a useful diver's extension if you actually use it for diving, which you can.

But the "over" label does not stop there, and seeing it in the watch world truly confounds me. You have over sized watches, with oversized hands, and over sized dials. Yet no one ever seems to talk about over priced ones. None of these things are over sized! If it is was over sized, it would not fit. Over sized hands would look defeating as they hit each other and not revolve around a dial. Over sized watches would slip right off your hand. The rest of them that fit and function just fine? Not over sized.

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Advertisers pay dearly for impressions and hopefully conversion (consumer converting to customer). The watch industry is such that many purchase decisions are done emotionally, but at the same time the character of the average watch consumer indicates that they are going to ask questions and do research. Upon using a site like Timezone to conduct research on a watch, a resulting absence of negative commentary may very well fuel and immediate purchase decision. This is what the advertisers are hoping for, but this is an obviously anti-consumer trend. Any consumer has the right to be informed, and ever advertiser has the right to know what negative things are being said about their product. In essence, Timezones policies are hampering beneficial product development by inhibiting valuable consumer feedback from reaching advertisers.




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Archimede Has Two Classic Pilot Watches You Want At Good Prices

Archimede Has Two Classic Pilot Watches You Want At Good Prices

Marcello C watches were my first love in Swiss watches. I learned about them from a WatchTime Annual watch list talking about watches being sold that year. This was maybe in 2003. I was lucky enough to find a Marcello C Nettuno 3 on eBay for a very reasonable price. The Marcello C Tridente is a larger version of that watch with a deeper water resistance of 1000m. The fit and finish of this watch are impeccable, tantamount to that of a Rolex. It uses a ETA 2824-2 movement which is as reliable a a chronometer, but just has not been formally certified.

Another great reason to give a watch a new strap or bracelet is to make it feel newer. A watch's strap or bracelet is often the part of the watch that receives the most wear and tear. Putting on a new fresh strap or bracelet will really freshen up an otherwise aged watch. Try it on an old watch and you will realize how much a new strap or bracelet can do.

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My hope is that the original Queen Marie Antoinette Breguet pocket watch and the new Breguet Grand Complication Ref. 1160 pocket watch be on display together so that the public can appreciate both. The watches should travel from location-to-location, allowing all people to fully appreciate the art of watch making both mechanically and artistically. Read a bit more about the creation of the Breguet Grand Complication Ref. 1160 pocket watch from the Swatch Group here.

The Spring Drive solves the "ticking hand dilemma" by allowing for a sweeping seconds hand that is far more desirable. A full explanation of the complex and alluring Seiko Spring Drive movement can be found here. Now, having said that most Seiko Spring Drive watches are boring looking, there is an exception worth noting. The Grand Seiko line of watch from Seiko is sold mainly and Japan, and is considered to be a very high-end Japanese watch. Grand Seiko watches mainly used mechanical movements, but the development of the Spring Drive movement allowed for its obvious inclusion in the Grand Seiko line up. The result is the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Ref. SBGE001 that is Japan's Rolex GMT Master.

Portero.com Mini Review: Mediorce Used Watch Retailer Disguised As An Auction Site Feature Articles As though I needed any reason to keep on using eBay, my experience with Portero.com does just that. eBay has a very good thing going on. Last I checked, it is the 9th most visited website in the United States, and on the watch front, enjoys an impressive volume of inventory daily. The auction method of buying watches will ensure you the best price for watches, hands down. Other quality sites feature flat prices, or direct to seller interaction, but there is no better online auction site than eBay. Here is one "competitor;" Portero.com.

Placing the brick back inside the winding module was not particularly fun, but I managed to get it in there. Once I did, the watch looked comfortable and appealing against the black velvet. And when you close the hatch, the watch face is nicely visible through the port hole window. When I removed the watch from winder, I again feared for the watch and the winder. Once I got it out, I found that a piece of black velvet material came right out of the module. It apparently was not even glued or secured into place, and was used to cover a retaining screw that could easily damage a watch bracelet or clasp. I used some tape to keep the thing in there. I next tested the winder with a larger watch that had a bigger strap. After jamming the watch in the winding module, I found that I could not even close the hatch as the watch was hitting the top of the winder case. So much for being useful for all watches. The main point is that the Orbita RX Privee is made for just the right sized watch, not too big, not too small.




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Beautiful New Ceramic Bell & Ross BRS Watches Is New Direction For The Company

Beautiful New Ceramic Bell & Ross BRS Watches Is New Direction For The Company

Much of the time when I go into a watch store, I will enjoy talking about the style, price, and movement, and design of the watch. Half the time the retail people have no idea what I am talking about, and even more of the time, they could care less. The experienced retailers so consumed with the fact that they sell expensive watches that their behavior is so arrogant as to completely turn me, and likely yourself, off to the prospect of buying a watch with them.

Yesterday's Macworld keynote speech by Steve Jobs announced, among other things, the new MacBook Air. The newest in underwhelming computing appliances by Apple provides little innovation. "It is so thin and light!" Yes it is, but at what cost? The whole point of a laptop computer is to be fully functional. It needs to have inputs and outputs. Apple removes most of the essentials with the Macbook Air, something that could have been done years ago by others. You get next to no connectors, no upgradability (you cannot even open it yourself without voiding the warranty), no optical drive, and little reassurance that it will not break in half. In fact, it wouldn't be incorrect to state that Apple merely made it as small as possible for notoriety sake. Is that extra 0.2 inches of thickness saved over alternatives really going to make that space difference. "If only my laptop was a fraction of an inch smaller, I could take it so many more places!"

Checking out the WHOIS section, I found out that arieladams.com was registered by MetaPredict or otherwise known as UltraRPM. From my limited research online, this company utilized various types of bots or spyware to determine search terms that people are looking for. If a term shows up enough, and the domain is available. They register the domain. The lowest form of speculative investments.

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