The U-Boat Legacy In Time…

U-Boat watches have a heritage in watchmaking history that could easily lend itself to the story of a feature film. In 2000, Italo Fontana came across watch designs by his grandfather Ilvo Fontana, who was commissioned in 1942 by the Italian Navy to create high-performance, precision crafted time instruments of high quality standards to be worn by Italian military seamen. Ilvo Fontana’s original 1942 designs however did not see the light of day for more than a half of a century. After discovering his grandfather’s designs in 2000, the younger Fontana spent seven years working on U-Boat Watches, utilizing the…

MLK Jr. Day Watch Blowout Savings Just For You…

Today marks the 17th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This relatively new holiday was officially signed into office in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan and has been an official national holiday in all states throughout the nation since 2000. Dr. King is best remembered for his work in the Civil Rights movement during the 1960’s and his tragic death in 1968. He was a pivotal force in the passing of the Voter’s Rights Act, which was signed into office my President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 as well. Interestingly both…

What Becomes A Daredevil Most?

A Daredevil according to most reference books is “a recklessly bold and daring person.”  The term is often associated with stunt performers Evel Knievel, Philippe Petit, the Wallenda family and Eddie Braun… although the idioms skill, precision and risk-taking come more to mind in most cases than recklessness. Knievel is a motorcycle stunt performer who successfully jumped over a series of automobiles, buses and trains with his bike at arenas and stadiums across the nation during the 1970’s and unsuccessfully tried to jump over a fountain at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as the Snake River Canyon…

The Oversized Time Phenomenon…

Bold oversized wristwatches are as popular as ever today  with watch collectors and aficionados, along with fashion forward men and women throughout the globe. The average size today on most men’s timepieces is approximately 42mm in diameter, while the average size on most women’s watch styles is approximately 37mm in diameter. The oversized watch trend started in the early part of this century with popular watchmakers TAG Heuer, Invicta, U-Boat and Breitling offering extra-large models for men with cases measuring more than 42mm in diameter and 15mm thick. The trend was soon adapted for women by watchmakers TechnoMarine and Michele, who introduced…

Eterna Time Classics…

Eterna Watches are true revolutionaries in the world of horology. The brand founded during 1856 in Grenchen, Switzerland is renowned and highly regarded for their innovative spirit as well as being true visionaries in the art of watchmaking. In the early 1900’s the brand introduced a series of wristwatches for women, utilizing small pocket watches attached to bracelet and leather straps. In 1908, the Eterna brand patented and introduced the first alarm wristwatch. Eterna is legendary for developing a five ball-bearing mounted rotor system in its automatic wristwatches during 1948. The rotor system reduced the friction and resistance of the…

Top Watch Brands For 2017…

The start of the New Year offers new beginnings and resolutions for many, normally upon the lines of getting in shape, eliminating negative vices and improving personal attributes. Punctuality traditionally ranks high on many individuals’ resolutions for the New Year and we at World of Watches have selected an assortment of the Top Watch Brands for 2017, you’re certain to arrive perfectly on time with. Over 160 of today’s top men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after styles from Rolex, Invicta, Bulova, Corum, Maurice Lacroix, Luminox, Movado, Breitling, Michael Kors, Oris, Raymond Weil, Porsche Design, Citizen,…

We Are Going Out Of 2016 With A Big Bang!

There’s less than five days left until the New Year and World of Watches is going out of 2016 with a big bang. Our End-Of-Year Blowout features over 760 popular timepieces from today’s most-wanted watchmakers at gigantic savings up to 90% or more. Plus, for a limited time you can save an extra 35% off, when you use the promotional code BYE2016 at checkout. Many of today’s most-wanted men’s and women’s watches are featured in the event, including styles from Rado, Maurice Lacroix, Lucien Piccard, Invicta, Bulova, Michael Kors, Raymond Weil, Corum, TechnoMarine, Ingersoll, Akribos XXIV, Ritmo Mundo, Seiko, Oris,…

New Year, New Arrivals You’ll Want To Wear…

There’s less than ten days left in 2016 and many of us now completing our plans for New Year’s Eve. Many of us are also starting to contemplate our resolutions for the New Year. There’s no better time than now to resolve to select the perfect new watch for the New Year. What better way to kick-off 2017 than with an extraordinarily crafted timepiece on your wrist to celebrate both your accomplishments in 2016 and exciting new beginnings in the New Year. Many new arrivals from today’s top watchmakers have recently made their way to World of Watches, including styles…

There’s Still Time To Get Your Gifts Before Christmas…

The clock is ticking and time is now starting to run out. Christmas Eve is  a little more 110 hours away and if you have not completed your Christmas gift list yet, you are still in luck. At World of Watches we are offering Free Upgraded Next Day Shipping on all purchases over $249 if ordered by 12pm EST, this Thursday December 22, 2016. What’s more we have thousands of today’s most-wanted men’s and women’s watches in price ranges for every budget from today’s top watchmakers, including Breitling, Invicta, Rolex, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Oris, Eterna, Maurice Lacroix, Bulova, Daniel Wellington, Michael Kors,…

Smart, Highly Evolved Gifts Of Time…

Smart watches are a popular gift choice this holiday season. After all who wouldn’t want a wristwatch that delivers text messages and also lets you know someone is calling you on your smart phone, not to mention keeps track to each and every step you take during the day. Like smart phones and other high-tech necessities, one of the caveats of owning a Smart Watch is the fact that newer models with advanced technology will me making current models obsolete in no time at all. I do not own a smart watch and personally have no intense desire to get…