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Useful designer watch resources websites

Here is my definitive list of sites that I think are highly prized when looking for information on designer watches: Dream watches Horologii Chad the watch guy Tic watch blog Velociphile's Journey into Watches Look specifically the watches section Elle GQ Style Esquire Emporio armani watches Emporio Armani...

Zenith Wins Watch of the Year

Zenith continues to be the most cutting edge and quality Swiss watchmaker so I suppose that it won’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that they have won watch of the year 2011. In fact the chronograph walked away with two prizes because they also picked up, ‘most complicated watch of the year’. Tag Heuer and Corum also performed well but it was undoubtedly Zenith’s night. This event was hosted by Chitralekha Group and was held in Greater Nordia. The watch that caught the judge’s attention was the Zenith Christophe Colomb watch. This stunning chronograph is inspired by Christopher Columbus who is the most famous explorer of all time. The watch face contains a small bubble that contains a Cardan suspensioi; this is the exact same mechanism that would have been found in the ship’s compass of Christopher Columbus. The watch is created to ensure the best possible precision; it is probably this that most impressed the ...

The Most Famous Watch Makers on the Planet

If you want to purchase a watch that is going to impress people then it will need to be from one of the big brand names. There is a lot to choose from and some of the items in these collections will cost thousands of pounds. Each of the big brand names has an interesting history and a loyal following. Here are just a few of the most popular chronograph makers that you can choose from. Rolex Rolex was once a British manufacturer of watches, but it has now been taken over by the Swiss. The company was originally called Wilsdorf and Davis when it opened for business in 1905. From the very beginning these watches relied on Swiss ingenuity for their mechanisms. In 1908 the name of the firm was changed to Rolex, and there is a bit of a mystery surrounding the inspiration for the name- some claim that it is just a made up word. In 1919 the business moved to Zurich in Switzerland. They have since gone on to become the most successful m...

The Reasons Why Swiss Watches Are So Expensive

If you are looking to buy a quality Swiss-made watch then you can look forward to paying quite a bit of money. These chronographs can fetch in the tens of thousands of pounds; some of them are even more expensive than that. If you are wondering what could possibly justify such expense then you need to consider that: These chronographs are made by the most experienced watch makers on the planet. They are mostly made by hand and you do need to pay for this level of workmanship. Swiss watches are so popular because of their precision. You can always rely on them to keep time. The materials used in these watches are high quality. When you wear this type of chronograph on your hand you really do get to feel like you have a fine piece of jewellery on your wrist. These watches do a lot more than just tell the time. Some can track appointments and they can even inform you about the phases of the moon. The most important reason wh...

The Best New Watches to Buy in 2011

If you are currently on the lookout for a new watch you will find plenty to choose from. 2011 has been a great year for chronographs to suit almost every budget. Hopefully by the end of this article you will have a much better idea of what to buy. Victorinox Steel Alliance Chrono Watch It is no surprise that the Swiss continue to dominate in the world of watch making. They just have a knack for combining elegance with the best in precision timing. The Victorinox steel alliance chrono is not only a good example of Swiss ingenuity, but it is also a very reasonably priced designer watch into the bargain – you can pick this one up for about £400 which isn’t bad considering the watches credentials. Wenger Steel Commando SR Watch If you are one of those more sporty people then the Wenger steel commando SR watch will be a good choice. Even the name is enough to get the blood pumping. This is another Swiss made watch so you ...

Celebrities and Their Designer Watches

If you are unsure about the next designer watch to buy you may benefit from copying your favourite celebrities. These people run in circles where looking fashionable is always a must; their choices are often informed by expert opinions. You can learn a lot from these stars. Here are just a few of famous celebrities with information about their choice in designer watch. Angelina Jolie is a huge fan of the Tank Louis Cartier. This watch isn’t overly decorative, but this is a great part of its charm. She was last seen wearing this watch on the big screen during her performance of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. It is a classy chronograph and ideally suited to this charming woman. Bill Clinton has spent time with almost every famous person on the planet. He once held the most important job on the planet. His choice of watch is the Panerai Luminor Marina. It is an excellent choice for somebody of his calibre. James Bond is most often asso...

The Most Expensive Watches on the Planet

If you have a bit of spare cash at your disposal you might be tempted to buy a nice watch. The nice thing about this type of purchase is that it not only looks elegant but it also has a practical value. Here are some of the most expensive watches available so that you can really buy the best. Of course, most of us will only ever dream of wearing these watches, but there is no harm in wishing. Parmigiani Kalpa XL Tourbillon £97,000 A lot of love and attention goes into creating one of these quality watches. They are from a different world than the massed produced items we see a lot of today. Just one of these watches takes 400 hours to make – that’s about 40 days if the craftsperson is putting in 10 hours a day. With so much effort going into these watches you know that you are going to end up with something really special. The Hublot Tourbillon Solo Bang £85,000 This is a bit cheaper than the Parmigiani Kalpa XL To...

The Ultimate Watch Buying Tips

If you are thinking about purchasing a watch any time soon, you might be wondering about your options. There is an unbelievable amount to choose from these days. Even if you have a modest budget you will have a lot of options. Here are just a few of the ultimate watch buying tips to make things a bit easier. You will need to decide how you are going to be using this watch. Is it just something to have on your wrist or will you be using it while out running in the park? Do you want a watch that you will be comfortable wearing on formal occasions or is it just for casual wear? Once you know what type of watch you want you will be in a much better position to narrow down your options. Are there any special functions that you want? These days a watch can do practically anything as well as tell the time. Think about these extras and what you would like to have. If you want to impress then you will be best choosing a designer brand...

Best Sports Watches for Men

Men that love sports need a good watch to keep them on track. These items are not only good for keeping the time but they also come with lots of other great extras for the active sportsman. Here are just some of the best sports watches for men available on the market. Casio Men's PAW2000-1CR Pathfinder Digital Multi-Function Resin Band Watch This watch has a nice slim design so that it feels nice on your wrist during activities. The display comes with enhanced LCD so that things are a lot more visible; this is going make things easier when you’re checking your time on a run. It also comes with a built in compass so that you never need to get lost again. You also have an altimeter so that you can keep an eye on your altitude. This watch is fully waterproof up to 100 metres. This is a good watch for a sportsman and can be bought for around £150. Timex Men's T45581 Expedition E-Instruments Tide Temperature and Compass Watch...

Luxury Watches and Why Nothing Beats Them

Watches are one item of jewellery that most of us will wear.  A watch allows us to keep time and they can be found in many different styles and designs.  You could find a watch for every day of the year and more, if you wanted.  There are casual styles and much more elegant styles and you can find them to suit no matter what your budget. Watches as Gifts Watches are also a great gift for a loved one.  You can buy watches for women, men and even pretty little watches for children.  Although watches serve a purpose, many people will choose them for fashion reasons and that is why luxury, designer watches seem to be getting very popular these days. Replica Watches The problem with designer watches is that they can be very expensive and with the economy the way it is today, it is no wonder that so many people are choosing to buy replica luxury watches instead. Replica luxury watches are very similar to the real thing ...

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    The History of Watches

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    The Rise of ICE Watches

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