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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…

Watch Collection Essentials: Executive Watches

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The Labor Day Holiday Weekend is on the horizon this weekend and millions of Americans will be celebrating  the 128th anniversary of this holiday honoring the nation’s work force. In honor of the holiday, our Watch Collection Essentials this week focuses on executive style watches suitable for CEO’s, executives and managers. For generations Rolex wristwatches have been the quintessential symbol of, status, success and prestige. The brand’s timepieces have been worn on the wrists of presidents, heads of state, royalty and dignitaries as well as chief executive officers. The Rolex Datejust watch has been a time-honored selection for executives throughout the globe since its debut in 1956. US…

Watch Collection Essentials: Luxury Strap Watches

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There’s a certain mystique about wearing a leather strap watch that creates an air of distinction on the wrist. Perhaps, it’s the time-honored elegance a crocodile, alligator, ostrich, lizard or supple calfskin leather strap provides. Or maybe it’s the timeless traditional appeal… after all the very first men’s wristwatches introduced in the early 1900’s only featured leather straps. More than a century later, strap wristwatches are still widely popular and are prominently featured today in collections from such renowned watchmakers as Corum, Omega, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Cartier, Invicta, Graham, Greco, Lucien Piccard, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Eterna and IWC. In addition to their…

Watch Out! WOW TV Sneak Preview For August 20th & 21st

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WorldofWatches TV has three hours of incredible watch deals lined-up this weekend, featuring many of today’s most sought-after men’s and women’s watches.  WOW TV anchors Megan Harris  and Wiley Lowe will be hosting the program both Saturday and Sunday evenings. Watches featured on both nights will come with 5 or 6-month stress-free payments and you’ll receive a deluxe Six-Slot Watch Box  with your purchase. The program airs both evenings at 6:00 pm EST on DirectTV and will be streaming live on Facebook, You Tube and WorldofWatches.com/wowtv. Adventure Theme Watches from Elini Barokas, Rado, Swiss Legend, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Invicta, Bell & Ross…

Watch Collection Essentials: Go For The Gold, Silver & Bronze!

In the spirit of the 2016 Summer Olympics, which is about to start this weekend in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil,  we’re dedicating this week’s watch essentials column to the widely popular international games. Over 10,500 athletes from more than 206 nations are  expected to be participating in the two-week long sports competition. Athletes will be competing in various Olympic summer sports ranging from track and field and wrestling to basketball, soccer, gold and rugby… to swimming and water-related activities in their quest for the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic Award medals. Omega watches have been the official time-keeper of the Olympics since…

Watch Collection Essentials: Pilot Watches

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A Pilot watch is another timepiece essential to consider for your collection. Pilot watches have long been associated with precision timepieces since the very origin of men’s wristwatches in 1904, when jeweler and watchmaker Louis Cartier designed a timepiece for colleague Alberto Santos-Dumont to wear on his wrist while flying. Pocket watches were favored by men at the time, yet were too cumbersome to use when flying in a single engine plane. The first Cartier Santos wristwatch featured a square-shaped case with rounded edges on the lugs and a leather strap that comfortably fit on the wrist. Santos-Dumont always wore the…

Watch Collection Essentials: Mechanical Timepieces

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For generations mechanical wristwatches have been highly regarded in the world of horology for their meticulous craftsmanship, intricate movements and time-honored design. If you’re a serious watch collector you should consider having a mechanical timepiece in your collection. Mechanical movement timepieces have been around since the very introduction of time-keeping devices in the early 17th Century.  Numerous watch collectors today prize mechanical watches for their Old World craftsmanship and artistry, bespoke movements and premium quality. Mechanical watches have a spring-driven mechanism inside and are powered by a series of gears oscillating back and forth at a constant rate. Unlike self-wound…

Watch Collection Essentials: Precision Chronographs

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A precision chronograph is another essential timepiece a serious watch collector should consider having in their watch collection. A chronograph features independent display and stop-watch functions on the dial, the latter usually represented on an individual sub-dial window. Preeminent Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer and Breitling both have ties to the origins of chronograph timepieces. Edouard Heuer introduced the first independent stop-watch function on a pocket watch in 1882. In 1914, Heuer, whose brand would later be known as TAG Heuer introduced the first wristwatch chronograph, while two years later Heuer debuted the very first stopwatch accurate to 1/1000 of a…