Take Care of Your Baby!

February 12, 2019

So, you’ve purchased that top quality watch you always promised yourself. What happens now? Do you just put it on your wrist day after day and just keep blatantly waving your arms in front of the face of everyone you meet in the hope that they will notice it and fall over in a fit of envy?! Well, keep reading and find out what you should be doing to keep that…

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When is a Breitling not a Brightling!?

January 25, 2019

No, it’s not a joke, so don’t wait for the punchline! This post is about how to identify a fake watch from a genuine watch. As with many high-value items, there will always be unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of others by passing off inferior and, often, useless replicas as the real deal. It is easy to spot a cardboard box being passed off as a detached luxury house…

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The Top 50 Watch Brands?

January 20, 2019

Everyone who is interested in watches will have their own favourite brand. As such, it is very difficult to compile a definitive list of the top brands. Do you list them by popularity in terms of number of sales, revenue, popularity, or some other means? Whichever way you choose, there will always be conflicting opinions. That is the nature of the beast, I guess. If we all liked the same,…

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Tiffany – not just jewellery!

January 17, 2019

Tiffany & Co are, of course, well renowned for their prestigious high-end jewellery. But, that is not all they produce, oh no! Did you know that they have actually been manufacturing watches for over 150 years. Famously, they gave President Franklin D. Roosevelt a watch as a birthday gift in 1945. Swatch or Patek – hmm, let me think! More recently, Tiffany have attempted to collborate with more well-known watch manufacturers…

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Celebrity Watch Watch: What does Iron Man wear?!

January 16, 2019

Welcome to another installment of our celebrity watch watch feature, where we look at watches worn by the rich and famous! This time, we are focusing on Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. In this video, the lucky chap talks about his collection of watches, where they came from, or what they mean to him. Watch this on The Scene. The watches featured in the video are: Breitling ‘Pathfinder’ Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX3 Tourbillon…

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Celebrity Watch Watch: Will.i.am is getting Smart!

January 14, 2019

Musician Will.i.am and the technology Company he founded, i.am+, have launched a brand new smartwatch (or wearable smartphone!) called the Dial. The device has it’s own built-in personal assistant called AneedA, which works in a similar way to Siri or Cortana. It also offers FREE streaming of over 20 million music tracks and a FREE bluetooth headset. Users will be able to make calls and send text messages, thanks to the wi-fi…

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Designer Luxury – contradiction in terms?!

January 7, 2019

Thinking about purchasing a new watch? Thinking about purchasing a designer watch? Thinking about purchasing a luxury watch? What is the difference and are the two terms mutually exclusive? Luxury Watch – status symbol Luxury watch is a term used to describe timepieces at the top end of the market. We’re talking Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Rolex, Omega, Breitling, etc., you get the picture! Finely crafted, Swiss-movement, costing more than…

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Targeted Marketing? Surely not!

December 21, 2018

It appears that luxury watch manufacturers are now taking advantage of SEO techniques to target the affluent! Shock, horror, I hear you say! Well, it is about time. Historically, and that seems a strange phrase to use in terms of the internet, these manufacturers have relied heavily on organic traffic and brand reputation and have been somewhat invisible in search results. Business intelligence Company L2 have released a report indicating…

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Celebrity watch watch – Sir Richard Branson

December 17, 2018

This is the first post in a new series, looking at the watches worn by celebrities. If you are in the market for a new watch, you may want to consider looking at what your favourite celebrity is wearing. If it’s good enough for them, right? Right? Now, normally, I am not impressed by celebrities flaunting their wealth and their material gains. But, when it comes to watches, many of…

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Brand Focus: Bell and Ross

December 7, 2018

Bell & Ross are luxury French watch manufacturers founded in 1992 by the Swiss watch designer Bruno Belamich and his business associate Carlos A. Rosillo. In the early days, their watches were made by a German manufacturer called Sinn. Early models carried the logo of both Sinn and Bell & Ross. In 2002, Bell & Ross took the decision to break free from this relationship and began manufaturing their watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds,…

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