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  • Happy Earth Day!
    April 22, 2015

    Helping the Environment with Responsible Jewelry

     

     
    Here at Hamilton, we celebrate Earth Day every day with our commitment to social responsibility and environmental consciousness in every aspect of our business.
    As jewelers, it starts from the ground up, literally. Where and how one gets their materials is an important aspect of the overall environmental impact. Gemstone and metal mining has long been […]

  • Hamilton Jewelers Event
    April 20, 2015

    Join Us For An Exclusive Spring Event!

    Presenting the Personalize Your Style Event

    Personalize your style this spring with a little help from Hamilton.
    Visit us during this special event to view a tremendous selection of personalized jewelry and gift items.
    Enjoy complimentary customization, activities and more!

    WHEN: Friday, April 24th 10AM-8PM
          Saturday, April 25th 10AM-6PM
    WHERE: Hamilton Jewelers, 92 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ

    Click to Learn More

  • April 14, 2015

    Best Protection Against Counterfeits: Buy From an Authorized Watch Dealer

    The last thing a retail jeweler wants to see when someone brings in a watch for a repair is a counterfeit. But unfortunately it happens. Counterfeit watches often look so convincing to the untrained eye that a buyer can be duped. Sometimes, people purchase counterfeit watches knowingly — and give them to unaware gift recipients.

    U.S. government seizures of counterfeit watches […]

  • bulgari smart watch
    April 9, 2015

    Bulgari and Breitling Introduce ‘Connected’ Watches

    Earlier this week, we discussed the upcoming, much-anticipated rollout of the Apple smartwatch. We also discussed whether or not this would severely impact the world of traditional watchmaking. Most watch experts say that, if anything, it can only help to boost interest in watches and to ignite a flame under certain watch brands to become more […]

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    April 7, 2015

    The Skinny on Smart Watches and How They Affect Traditional Timing

    As Apple Watch gears up for a mammoth media push and begins taking preorders this week, we feel it is a good time to talk about smartwatches and the way they may or may not impact traditional watchmaking.

    In fact, this very subject was a hot topic at the recent BaselWorld 2015, where some traditional watch brands […]

  • ruby1
    March 26, 2015

    Have You Ever Wondered Why Jewels Are Used Inside Watches?

    We have gotten a lot of questions from customers about why rubies are used inside watches as part of the watch movement, so we thought it was high-time we address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies […]

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    March 19, 2015

    Swiss Watch Show BaselWorld 2015 Opens Today

    Called BaselWorld, the Swiss watch fair that runs for an entire week in Basel, Switzerland, is not only the most important watch exhibition of the year, but also the most intense. In reality, the show is a marathon eight-day test of endurance and memory.

    As for the show itself, BaselWorld pictures just don’t do it justice. The […]

  • cotes1
    March 12, 2015

    A Look at the Cotes de Geneve Finishing

     

    For those who really love high-end luxury watches, you know how meticulously watch brands work to finish not only the watch case and dial — seen by all, but also the movement parts — rarely seen by anyone. It is because they take as much pride in what is under the hood, so to speak, […]

  • nato2
    March 10, 2015

    What Exactly Is a NATO Strap?

    What exactly is a NATO strap? We get that question a lot from customers because it is an odd reference. Essentially, a NATO strap is a military-style single strap that can be slipped through the watch lugs (the portion of the watch case that enables the strap to be attached at either side) and looped […]

  • March 6, 2015

    Baume & Mercier Redefines Classima

     

    In January at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva, we got to witness first hand the redefined Classima line from Baume & Mercier. This collection has always been popular, but now the brand has revamped it – adding important details that make it stand out in a crowd.
    The new collection offers men’s and women’s Classima timepieces. […]