Is an expensive watch worth it?

If you are like me, there is at least one watch that you see in the jeweller’s window that you cannot help but stare longingly at. But, if you could afford it, would you buy it and, more to the point, is it worth it? So, why do those privileged enough to have that option choose to buy a timepiece that can, in some cases, cost more than a car,…

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Whole Different Galaxy!

I’ll put it out there, I am not a fan of Apple. Shock, horror, hide my address for fear of hate mail! I am sure all the hoards of people who own an Apple product, any Apple product, absolutely love it and will not hear a word said against it. But, I have never been a fan. I find their products over-rated, over-complicated, over-expensive and quite manipulative. What I mean…

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Feeling blue? Get the green light for Black Friday red hot deals!

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time to pick up those bargains in time for Christmas. It’s Black Friday, the US phenomenon which appears to have spread across the globe! But, who are we to complain, as the retailers have bought into it in droves. So, what can we expect? Below are just some of the watch bargains you can pick up this year. Goldsmiths – up to…

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…and the winner is…

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, a.k.a. GPHG. a.k.a. the watch ‘Oscars’ took place in Geneva last week and the winner of the coveted grand prize (Aiguille d’Or) was the Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon from Bovet. This amazing watch celebrates the three heavenly bodies: The Sun – represented by the flying tourbillon The Earth – rotating on its own axis and showing the hours on a 24-hour cycle The Moon – a…

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Lots to Crowe about!

Mark the date in your calendars,Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe is auctioning film props, costumes, memorabilia and “stuff” (quote). It is the “stuff” that I am particularly interested in, as this includes 29 luxury watches, apparently half of the lucky man’s collection! When and where? 7th April 2018, Sydney Sydney? Well, he is Australian. Anyway, if you can afford to bid for one of his watches, you can certainly afford a flight…

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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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