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Watches That Make The Grade…

In less than a month, it will be back to school time for many college and high school students throughout the nation. Traditionally in years past, many college and high school fall semesters commenced just after Labor Day. However, today classes in many higher and lower level institutions across the nation now begin around August 15th, while others start in the weeks thereafter. Whether the students in your household are completing high school or are entering college, one thing is for certain, they’ll want to have the perfect back to school wardrobe this late summer. Distressed skinny jeans, wide brim…

Look To The Future

The future is always a popular setting for Hollywood films and TV shows. This summer alone, “Edge of Tomorrow,” a film set in the future with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt is currently playing in theaters, while the eagerly awaited film “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” starring Mark Walberg debuts in two weeks. Meanwhile, the futuristic TV series “Under the Dome” returns on June 30, and the new series “Extant,” also set in the future, premiers on July 2, 2014. There’s a lot to admire regarding the ultra-bold, modernistic settings of these presentations, especially “Edge of Tomorrow,” which features a highly…

What Becomes A Swiss Legend Most?

Prominent watchmaker Swiss Legend is scheduled to launch two new collections for men this week: the Skyline and Pioneer Chronograph series.  And it’s easy to see why both new collections will be widely popular in the next couple of months with College Graduation and Father’s Day fast approaching. The two watch series are thoroughly masculine and ideal for today’s man. While the two watch styles have a classic vibe going on, both feature modern oversized silhouettes and sophisticated urbane characteristics. The Swiss Legend Skyline chronograph is inspired by aviator’s watches of yesteryear and is designed with pilots in mind. It features a bidirectional rotating slide-rule bezel on…

Time Never Stands Still For Swiss Legend

Time never stands still for Swiss Legend watches. In the past month, the revolutionary brand has released two exciting new collections for men and women. Each is a triumph  in both innovation and design. The new collections: Titanio and Sprinter both feature the finest materials, expert craftsmanship and quality Swiss-made movement we have come to know and expect from Swiss Legend.

Bigger Is Better…

Bold oversized wristwatches are currently at the fashion forefront. Strapping, generously proportioned timepieces from Invicta, Swiss Legend, U-Boat, Movado, Breitling, Michael Kors, Elini Barokas, Panerai, TAG Heuer, red line and Lucien Piccard are among the best-selling timepieces in the world today. The oversized watch trend started more than fifteen years ago with Panerai, TAG Heuer, Invicta, U-Boat and Breitling offering extra-large watches for men with cases more than 42mm in diameter and over 15mm thick. The trend soon moved into the women’s fashion arena with TechnoMarine and Michele watches introducing bold oversized “men’s” style watches for women with chronograph dials…

What’s On Your Holiday Wish List?

The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is available for browsing and shopping at WorldofWatches.com. There is no better time than now to get a jump start on your holiday shopping and check out great finds for everyone on your list. There are shop by price sections, along with Gifts for Him, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Kids and Teens and Gifts for Grandparents. There are even more specialized pages with distinguished dress timepieces just right for the Professional, sport watches perfect for the Athlete, trendy designer models for the Fashionista, chronographs and dual time styles for the Traveler and diamond watches expressly for…

Suitable Attire For The Well Dressed Wrist

Leather strap watches hold a highly prominent legacy in time. From the early 1900’s when Cartier first introduced the Santos timepiece for pilots having difficulty using pocket watches during their flights…to the 1920’s when soldiers found pocket timepieces cumbersome and impractical on the battlefield and were given leather strap watches to wear. Today, leather strap models are often presented on solid gold, stainless steel and gold plated timepieces for a more distinguished look and appearance, compared to more casual bracelet styles, as well as more sporty silicone and rubber strap models. Highly renowned watchmakers from Cartier, IWC and Maurice Lacroix to Lucien…

Trick Or Treat: Skeleton Watches Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is in just a few days away and there’s no better way to celebrate  “All Hallow’s Eve” than with a new skeleton timepiece. Skeleton watches let you see the intricate movement inside your timepiece from either the face, case back or both. For generations, legendary watchmakers such as Cartier, Patek Philippe, Maurice Lacroix, Corum, Breitling, Hublot and Audemars Piquet have been featuring skeleton watches in their collections of automatic and mechanical timepieces. The look not only adds time-honored appeal and distinction, but creates a feeling of Old World elegance. Today, many top-name brands from Invicta, Seiko, Rotary, Stuhrling Original,…

WATCH DEBATE. Dial Up! Numbers v. Roman Numerals.

World of Watches continues their exploration of watchmaking fundamentals with a look at the merits of numbers versus Roman numerals on watches for men and women. Today, with the vast selection of watch styles, women’s- and men’s- watch fans have a choice in everything: style, movement type, color… Even the band is something you can work to your preference. Also included in this selection of choices is preference for numeric or non-numeric watch dials. Both numbers and non-numeric signifiers, such as Roman numerals, can be found on watch dials, which—for many—is just another choice they have to make when selecting…

Get Moving: A Simple Guide To Watch Movements & Mechanisms.

A watch could easily be described as an engineering marvel with the meticulous way they are made up of hundreds of tiny pieces, not to mention the precise and different types of movement. Movement in watch-making refers to the mechanism that measures the time. Both women’s and men’s watches can be found in a variety of styles and may feature one of a number of mechanisms. It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between them, so here is a simple guide to help you choose the watch movement you want. Mechanical: The first watches, pocket watches included, were all strictly…