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Titanium Watch Collection Essentials

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Titanium is by far one of the most popular metals featured in luxury watches today. The metal’s lightweight characteristics, durability and hypoallergenic qualities are factors to consider when selecting a timepiece, not to mention essential elements for your watch collection. Titanium is a relatively new metal that has been used in the craftsmanship of watches for less than twenty-five years and is more desired by many watch collectors than stainless steel and even 14K and 18K gold. In the late 1990’s, Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer and Breitling were the first to introduce titanium models in their collections. Numerous watchmakers, including…

Watch Collection Essentials: Affordable Diver’s Watches…

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With the 2016 Summer season officially kicking-off next week on June 20th and millions of Americans planning deep-sea diving vacations, we’re focusing on affordable diver’s watch essentials under $500 for your timepiece collection. A true diver’s watch should be water-resistant to 200 meters or more and feature both a screw-down crown and case back to ensure that no water or moisture enters the inner chamber of the watch. The watch case and band material should be impervious to salt water to not rust or corrode. Both stainless steel and titanium are excellent metal choices, while rubber and silicone are excellent strap materials for…

Cartier: The Royal Choice…

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When it comes to pre-eminent jewelers and watchmakers, prestigious French master jeweler Cartier has long been associated with royalty. The brand was the choice of King Edward VII of England to create jewels for his coronation in 1907. King Edward is quoted as saying that Cartier was the “Jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers.”   The brand was also the top choice of Czar Nicolas II of Russia, King Carlos I of Spain and Napolean III of France. Cartier was specially commissioned in 1933 by the Pasha of Marrakech to create a timepiece that could be worn while swimming.…

Father’s Day Gift Picks!

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Father’s Day has been a nationally celebrated holiday in the United States since 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson issued the first Presidential proclamation to honor fathers annually on the third Sunday in June. President Richard Nixon signed the holiday into national law six years later in 1972. Like many other national holidays designated on a particular time annually, such as Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day, Father’s Day, does not occur on the same date each year and this year Father’s Day takes place on June 19th. At WorldofWatches.com we make shopping…

Swiss Legend… Back with a Vengeance.

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Swiss Legend just released three new collections and THEY ARE EPIC. 100% Swiss-made and 100% badass. Let’s check ’em out… Time Traveler I’ll start with this incredibly crafted collection. It lives up to its name with dual-time-zone subdials that allow the traveling man to keep time in two places at once. The multi-layered main dial is marked “HOME” with hour, minute and second hands as well as a large date disc. The smaller, rotary-style dial functions as the second time zone with stationary hardware and two rotating discs that display the hour and minutes. Another unique feature is that each subdial has a corresponding asymmetrical crown…

Minimalist Rado & Skagen Timepieces…

Rado and Skagen Watches

Minimalist modern timepieces have been in vogue ever since the introduction of the Movado Museum wristwatch in 1947. With a slim, slender polished yellow gold case presented on the black leather strap and a black dial with just two polished gold-tone sword hands along with the signature gold tone cabochon dot at the 12 o’clock hour, the Museum watch set the trend ultra-sleek, minimalist design timepieces for generations to come. Popular watchmakers Rado and Skagen have both followed Movado’s lead with their own interpretation of minimalist modern timepieces for men and women. In the 1960’s, Rado introduced the DiaStar wristwatch…

Watch Collection Essentials: Automatic Dress Watches

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Seasoned watch collectors, aficionados and horologists would concur that there are several timepiece essentials a true and serious watch collector should have in their collection. An automatic dress watch, precision chronograph, true diver’s watch and high-performance sports watch are among the horologic must-haves a true collector should consider owning. We at WorldofWatches.com realize and understand the importance of having just the right wristwatches in your collection and are here to assist with your next acquisitions. This article marks the first of a series of blogs, featuring essential styles to consider for your timepiece collection. No watch collection should be without an…

Diamonds For Every Mom…

Diamond Watches For Mom

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year and it is now less than a month away. The holiday traditionally occurs on the second Sunday in May, having originated in the early 1900’s and designated as a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Since the origins of holiday more than 100 years ago, diamonds have always been an exceptional and unforgettable gift for Mother’s Day and at WorldofWatches.com this week, you’ll find glistening diamond wristwatches for every Mom at prices starting under $100. Over 100 dazzling diamond watches are included in the Mother’s Day Diamond Watch event, including highly…

Raymond Weil Must-Haves…

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Raymond Weil watches have long been associated with creativity and innovative design since the brand was founded by its namesake watchmaker in 1976. Weil, who previously held the reigns as President of the Geneva Watchmaking Union and Vice President of the Watchmaking Industry Training Centre sought out at the time to create impeccably crafted Swiss-made timepieces of distinction, artistic in design, yet highly accomplished in precision and craftsmanship. Forty years later, Raymond Weil is one of the most respected and revered Swiss watchmakers in the world. The brand’s ultra-thin and classically elegant timepieces for men and women have been heralded…

TechnoMarine Techno Dreams…

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TechnoMarine watches founded in 1997 in Geneva Switzerland by French entrepreneur Frank Dubarry created quite a stir in watch industry during its very first years. In late 1999, TechnoMarine introduced one of the very first chronographs for women named the TechnoDiamond. With an unheard of 39mm diameter sized case in polished stainless steel, mother-of-pearl chronograph dial, pave diamond-set rotating bezel and an interchangeable translucent gel strap in a wide variety of fashion colors along with water-resistance to 200 meters, the TechnoMarine TechnoDiamond wristwatch revolutionized the watch industry and became a fashion phenomenon by the summer of 2000. TechnoMarine not only started…