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    August 31, 2015

    Summer Sports Review: How IWC Sailed Into the Sunset

    Earlier this summer, IWC continued its participation in the all-important around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (2014-2015), and the brand sailed to success with the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing victory. IWC is a partner and Official Timekeeper of the race and also sponsors the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team (ADOR), led by Skipper and two-time Olympic silver medalist, […]

  • care1
    August 27, 2015

    How to Properly Care for Your Mechanical and Quartz Watches

    We want to take a few minutes to remind you of a few protective steps you can take to keep your watches running smoothly and looking great.
    A mechanical hand-wound watch should be wound in a clockwise direction, preferably at about the same time each day.
    A mechanical automatic (self-winding) watch typically has a set number of hours […]

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    August 26, 2015

    Choosing the Right Metal for Your Engagement Ring

     
    When it comes to selecting an engagement ring, many people focus on the diamond – how many carats, what color it is, the clarity of it, the shape, etc. But another major part of the ring is the metal used on the band. Yellow gold has long been touted as the “traditional” band, but there’s […]

  • New Cartier Cle
    August 25, 2015

    Introducing Clé de Cartier, the All-New Line for Men and Women

    This year, Cartier is introducing an all-new watch line: Clé de Cartier – a unisex watch in a re-imagined round shape. Translated in French as key, Clé features an unusual crown. Instead of being a round fluted crown in the classic shape, the crown is, instead, a tubular shape inset with a tubular-shaped cabochon to […]

  • Shinola at Hamiton
    August 24, 2015

    Top Picks for Back to School Style

    It’s that time of year when back-to-school commercials pop up on every screen and office supplies get snatched up before it’s too late. While pencils and backpacks are a necessity for students, it’s important to find accessories that keep you looking professional and stylish.

    A classic watch should be in everyone’s wardrobe, but especially a student’s. […]

  • Diamond Bracelet
    August 21, 2015

    Jewelry Appraisal 101With Professional Appraiser Megan White

    Jewelry appraisal is not just a necessity, it’s an advantage. Being able to find out or receive an estimate on the value of a piece of jewelry, either for insurance purposes or just general curiosity, is nothing but beneficial.  We sat down with our in-store appraiser, Megan White, to find out everything possible about jewelry […]

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    August 20, 2015

    Sports Review: Rolex Goes Big at Monterey Classic Car Week

    A1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A owned by Jim Patterson Collection took Best-of-Show. Photo: Rolex, Tom O’Neal.
    Easily one of the most anticipated vintage car events of the year globally, the Monterey Classic Car Week took place this past week in the California’s picturesque seaside city. Among the events were the Tour d’Elegance, presented by Rolex; the Rolex […]

  • August 19, 2015

    Put A (Emerald Cut) Ring On It

     
    Fashion website WhoWhatWear recently came out with an article detailing the most popular cut for celebrities’ engagement rings – Emerald.
    Emerald-cut diamonds are versatile and timeless. Their shape is perfect for slender hands and makes any gemstone look beautiful. You can let it dazzle by itself on a thin band or pair it with other gemstones, […]

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    August 11, 2015

    5 Fun Facts About Watches to Lift Your Spirits During the Dog Days of Summer

    Trying to beat the summer doldrums? We have the solution. Check out your wristwatch knowledge as we bring you some great Fun Facts you may not know. Today we ask you five questions about watches and water sports – an appropriate topic during these long dog days of summer.

    photo courtesy IWC
    Q: Why do true dive […]

  • New Rolex
    August 6, 2015

    Rolex Unveils New Caliber and Updated President’s Day-Date

     
    Watch collectors and watch lovers alike all have a grand affinity for Rolex. This brand has been on the cutting edge of time since its inception. After all, Rolex did introduce the first water resistant watch, the Oyster, back in the 1920s and made headlines around with world with it when Mercedes Gleitz swam the […]