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Rent a watch?

Watch rental is a new concept currently being operated by a Company called Eleven James in the United States. It is a membership club and they rent luxury watches to their customers. For a fee of $149 per month, they receive a new timepiece every quarter. Sounds like a good idea, but will this catch on in the UK? Take a look at the video, in which the CEO of Eleven James,…

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Review: Emporio Armani AR1400

The Brand With the famous logo, Armani will always attract attention and be seen as a brand of style and quality. Emporio Armani, as a sub-brand, was founded in the early 1980’s and then, in the late 1990’s and thanks to a licensing agreement with Fossil, Emporio Armani watches came about. The partnership continues today and produces a wide range of popular and affordable timepieces. Emporio  Armani AR1400 With a stylish…

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

…sounds better than ‘shiny sparkly crystals that look like diamonds but actually are not are a girl’s best friend’! Yes, we are talking crystals, but not any old crystal. Swarovski crystal no less! If the woman in your life is like my wife, she cannot pass the Swarovski store without at least stopping to look in the window. Seriously, it’s like watching a magpie. Her eyes literally light up! Having…

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Watch does that mean?!

Tourbillon, Uni-directional rotating bezel, applique, tang buckle! What the hell am I talking about? Have you heard a term related to watches that you just don’t understand? Maybe you have heard somebody talking about their latest timepiece and you just nod and smile and pretend that you know what they are talking about. Well, chances are, they don’t know what they are talking about either and they are just repeating, parrot-fashion, what…

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Celebrity Watch Watch: Tom Cruise

Which watch would a Hollywood star wear? No, not a tongue twister, but a genuine question. Not just a Hollywood star, though, oh no! A Hollywood superstar, no less. A real heavyweight, at least in terms of his bank balance! With an (estimated) fortune of a gazillion dollars, he can afford the very best that Switzerland has to offer. Not a Swiss watch – what’s that about, then?! Except that one…

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Skeleton in the closet?!

Skeleton watches are all the rage at the moment – apparently! I say this because I have mixed feelings regarding this style of watch. What is a skeleton watch? With a skeleton watch, the mechanical movements have been stripped down to the bare bones and some or all of the moving parts are visible. This may be via the front or back of the watch, or through a small window within the dial….

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Not just a pretty face!

Women and watches, my two favourite things in life! Well, one woman in particular, my wonderful wife. Not so when it comes to watches, though, as I find it impossible to stay faithful to one particular model, no matter how sexy it may be! There was a time (pun intended) when watch manufacturers were, to be brutally honest, condescending towards women. They figured that just adorning the watch with a…

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Brand Focus: Movado

Dot to Dot! Movado is an American brand best known for its Museum Watch, which has a simple dial with a single dot at the 12 o’clock position. This is supposed to symbolize the sun at noon. Designed by artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947, originally made by Vacheron & Constantin-Le Coultre Watches, Inc., and later by Movado. In 1060, the design became the first watch dial to be selected for the permanent design collection of…

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Review: TW Steel Maverick

Review: TW Steel Maverick Chronograph   The Brand TW Steel were founded in the Netherlands in 2005 by Ton Cobelens and his son Jordy. Ton was originally a distributor for Raymond Weil & Maurice Lacroix when he started designing watches for airlines such as KLM & Martinair. He then started an advertising company and created campaigns for the Swatch group. After selling this company, he then designed a watch that became popular in the Netherlands…

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Breitling – the sky’s the limit, or is it?!

Not content with manufacturing watches that are out this world, Breitling are literally going out of this world! The Breitling Jet Team Yes, Breitling have their very own aerobatic display team. How cool is that? Not just any old aerobatic display team, though. Oh no! It is the largest civilian aerobatics team in Europe no less. And they fly with the winged B proudly displayed. In keeping wth the brand,…

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