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Our Very Good Years – Men’s Watches As We Age

Watches As We Age

Call me old.  Especially around 9 PM at night when I really feel old.  Last Friday night, I spent a lot of time with the brooding side of Frank Sinatra on Youtube, and of course “A Very Good Year” came on.  That song is iconic for both the Chairman of the Board and for the whole Rat Pack lifestyle.  It expresses the good life, and how it eventually gets compartmentalized as we age in a series of moments. We start to think in generalizations about periods of our life, rather than looking on the whole.  Since I work around watches…

88 Rue Du Rhone Time…

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High-end luxury brands and designers often name a product after a street address or location where they started. Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon fragrance is named for the Paris address where Coco Chanel opened her first store. Hermès 24 Faubourg fragrance is named for the 24 Faubourg Saint Honoré address where the brand’s founder Charles Hermès set-up shop in 1880. Prominent British men’s clothier Savile Row is named for the tawny street in the Mayfair section of central London. New luxury watchmaker 88 Rue Du Rhone is inspired by the prestigious street in Geneva, Switzerland, where many luxury retailers are based.…

Skeleton Watches – The Traditional Watch Lover’s Watch

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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!

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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…

It’s Going To Be LEGEN-Wait For It-DARY!

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Well, clearly the holiday season was a crazy time around here considering we haven’t posted since October 21st! Our bad… let’s catch up quickly, shall we? Happy Halloween! Fall Back. Happy Thanksgiving! Winter is coming… Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Boxing Day! and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! OK so now that we got the formalities out of the way… It’s 2016, we’re back and we bring great news: The LEGEND has arrived at WorldofWatches.com! A lot of things could be going through your mind right now. ‘What the heck is the LEGEND?’ or ‘What is DJ Khaled doing at WorldofWatches?’ And as…

Swiss-Made Legends Of The Fall

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The air, earth and sea are no bounds for prominent watchmaker Swiss Legend with their new 2015 Fall collections of Swiss-made men’s and women’s timepieces, debuting this week at popular online retailer WorldofWatches.com. The brand’s new Blue Geneve, Legasea men’s and women’s collections launched this week at WorldofWatches.com along with the newly updated Swiss-made South Beach collection for women. Each of these new collections features precision Swiss-made craftsmanship inside and out. Every element from the intricate Swiss quartz movement inside to the premium-grade cases, bracelets and straps are produced in Switzerland, adhering to the highest standards of precision and design…

Stress-Free Luxury Time

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Pay-over-time promotions have been popular for close to a century since the 1930’s, when many retailers offered consumers Layaway promotions on high-ticked items. The premise was that a consumer would put a deposit on a particular high-ticket item and pay for it over time until the item was completely paid for. One advantage to this practice is that no interest is normally charged to the buyer. However, the major disadvantage is that item does not become property of the purchaser until it is completely paid for. Popular online retailer WorldofWatches.com has taken these two factors into consideration and periodically offers…

Look At What $199.99 Buys You!

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These days $200 can buy you a night’s lodging at a three-star hotel in a good number of popular urban cities across the United States. You can probably spend well over $200 for a romantic dinner for two, complete with appetizers, entrees, desert and a bottle of wine at a high-end restaurant. Concert tickets for popular entertainers Kenny Chesney, The Who, U2, Bob Seger, Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Fleetwood Mac cost as the very least $200 and that is for lower level seating far away from the stage. If you are visiting New York City, you can…

Precise Golf Time-Keepers

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All eyes in the world of golf are on the PGA Championship taking place this weekend at the Whistling Straits golf course in Kohler, Wisconsin. The tournament one of the four major championships in professional golf is the final major event of golf season and one of the most lucrative as well with a purse of $10 million. Last year’s champion Rory Mcllroy of Ireland, the current number one-ranked golf pro is teeing off this weekend against American player Jordan Spieth, the current number two ranked golf pro in the tournament. Spieth, who has already won both the Master’s and…

Watches You’ll Be All Wound-Up About!

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Automatic timepieces have long held a revered place in time-keeping history for their precision craftsmanship and intricate movement inside. Whether it is Swiss-made or crafted in other regions around the globe, an automatic watch features a built-in mainspring mechanism inside that windsa automatically from the natural motion of the user’s arm and provides energy to run the watch. Unlike mechanical watches, which can only be powered by manual winding, automatic timepieces are powered by the motion of the wrist and manual self-winding as well. However, many watch collectors who have automatic timepieces in their collections choose watch winders to keep their…