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Skeleton Watches – The Traditional Watch Lover’s Watch

Skeleton Watches

When you look at watch sales last year, it might be easy to think that Apple Watch was the hero: many estimates have Apple selling 13 million units in 2015.  The impact on the watch industry was substantial and we all watched in amazement as it unfolded before us. It got me to thinking as we looked back on both last year’s results and on our World of Watches 20 year history, that in literature there tends to be a lot of anti-heroes too.  In an age where technology evolves faster and faster, and people line up at retailers to get…

Watch Out: WorldofWatches TV Sneak Preview For January 16th!

World of Watches TV Preview

There’s a lot to be excited about with this weekend’s WorldofWatches TV program, airing this Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm EST on DirectTV and WOWTV.com. Diver’s Watches Under $500, featuring today’s most-wanted styles from Invicta, Bulova, Seiko, Luminox, Swiss Legend and U-Boat will be presented in the first hour. What’s more, stress-free payment options will be included on each style. Premium high-end Swiss-made watches are scheduled for the second hour and you can shop for the best there is to offer from Cartier, Bell & Ross, Alpina, Omega, Hublot, Eterna, Graham and Corum…all at prices too good to…

Affordable Pre-Owned Luxury

Premium high-end Swiss-made wristwatches as a rule never lose their value or prestige. Many of these prominent timepieces increase in value over time and have also become family heirlooms to be handed down to the next generation and future ones to come. To paraphrase an advertisement from one highly regarded watchmaker, you don’t really own one of these fine timepieces, you simply look after it for the next generation. Although many pre-eminent timepieces remain within the realms of their original owners, a good many are also traded-in and re-sold. These pre-owned wristwatches offer the luxurious good looks and precision craftsmanship…

The Sky’s The Limit

Aviation watches have been immensely popular for  decades and have also served as the  inspiration for wristwatches as well. In 1904, Louis Cartier designed a wristwatch as a favor to pilot Alberto Santos Dumont, which he could wear on his wrist when flying, since a standard pocket watch was too cumbersome to handle up in the air. The original Cartier Santos wristwatch featured a modified, rectangular-shaped pocket watch presented on a leather strap. Years later in the 1930’s, pilots relied on onboard chronographs by Swiss watchmaker Breitling, designed to be used inflight to calculate distances and  travel times. In 1952…

The Evolution of Time…

Did you ever wonder what wristwatches looked like when they were first introduced in the early  20th Century or how their size has grown in  volume in the past couple of decades?  Online retailer WorldofWatches.com explores this horological phenomenon with their Evolution of Time watch history review. Timepieces from the early 1900’s to today are featured in this comprehensive watch guide. Popular models from the leading watchmakers  in the world: Cartier, Rolex, Breitling, Hamilton, Bulova, Lucien Piccard, Timex, Omega, Officine Panerai , Citizen, TAG Heuer, Piaget, IWC, Longines, Invicta and Swiss Legend are included. It’s interesting to note that the Cartier…