Swiss Armin Strom Releases Impressive New Generation of Armin Manual Water Watch

Written by Debbie. Posted in Men's Watches

Swiss watchmaker Armin Strom AG presents a new generation of its Armin Manual Water watch, a timepiece attempting to achieve perfection in both the technical and aesthetic components.

The Armin Manual Water watch is part of a collection of four Armin Manual watch models, each representing one of the four elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. While each of the models shares the same design and functions, they are distinguishable by color, giving each its own personality.

The Armin Manual Water, in this way, evokes a sense of fluidity and clearness, featuring shiny stainless steel on its 43mm case and in its dial, along with some white and bright gold, giving the watch an overall brightness.

Unique to Armin’s Manual watch collection is the watches’ unique design with a slightly off-center time display, sleek numerical markings and a partially open area showing off its mechanical workings. Armin Strom, from whose work the company is based, has been considered an innovator in the field of skeleton watches for decades, bringing to his timepieces a feel of the high-tech and modern, and making them continually interesting to look at. Such is the case for the Armin Manual Water watch, which also incorporates a small subdial ring, bringing together well the watch’s various circular patterns and overall round shape.

The Armin Manual Water watch is further distinguishable from the other models due to its navy blue, ‘hornback’ alligator strap. Recently, the Armin Manual Water was adapted in a special limited edition series of just 40 pieces in celebration of Armin Strom’s sponsorship of the GAC Pindar Sailing Team and the team’s participation in the Extreme Sailing Series. This special edition version of the Armin Manual Water watch features the authentic white canvas of the GAC Pindar catamaran stitched onto its navy blue strap.

The Armin Manual Water Watch lacks the fancy gimmicks commonly found in luxury timepieces, appearing at once simple and aesthetically pleasing, with Armin playing to a modern, design-concerned sensibility. However, with such capabilities as a 120-hour power reserve and an advanced mechanical system, the timepiece does not fail to impress with its high-tech inner workings.

Although Armin Strom AG has only been in existence since 2006, the company is already making a splash in the watch industry with such timepieces as the Armin Manual Water watch, as well as, with the other models of this enticing Manual watch collection. Elegantly melding the aesthetic and technological, the Armin Manual Water watch represents the innovation that has come to mark the future of luxury timepieces.

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The Future of Nooka Timepieces – Zub 40 a Watch to Look Out For

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Fashion Watches, Men's Watches, Style Watches, Watch Brands, Women's Watches

Written by: Catherine Wolinski

The future of timepieces is here. Nooka Inc., a New York design company most known for its innovative wristwatches, has recently introduced its newest addition to the Zub family.

Nooka Nootrals Original

The original Zub watch for Nooka Nootrals

The Nooka brand, though not well known or sold in major stores, has received considerable attention since its creation in Dec. 2004.  With its first client as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and current collaboration with companies like Nickelodeon, MTV, and the counter-culture toy store, KidRobot, the brand’s unique approach to timepieces in particular has caught the attention of artists, rappers, and everyday watch fans.

Structured around Nooka’s guiding principles that combine functionality with a futuristic philosophy, the Zub collection follows the company’s creative strategy with its simple appearance.  Also referred to as the “Nooka Nootrals,” the new product employs neutral colors and

A photo of the new Zub 40, the most recent addition to Nooka's collection.

Nooka's New Zub 40

monochromatic schemes said to promote the brand values of customizable mood and style. The newest piece, the Zub 40, takes this founding idea to the next level by introducing four color schemes and interchangeable bands.

“I thought if one has to be taught how to tell time, how intuitive is it really?  Surely there are other models, once learned, that can be as intuitive as what we are taught,” says chief designer and founder, Matthew Waldman.

Waldman instills a core set of values in his brand: Universal communication, passion, interaction, purpose, inspiration, and most prominently, futurism.  The products—which also include accessories such as belts and wallets—follow this “Nookafesto” which necessitates every product be a physical manifestation of an idea that surpasses ordinary expectations of everyday objects.

“Nooka changes how we experience technology by placing it in new contexts,” the manifesto states. “The futurist believes that this process always results in progress. Nooka is a futurist brand.”

With a concept that was born in London, first produced in Japan, and is now headquartered in New York City with an office in Tokyo, the Nooka fashion design company has built upon Waldman’s initial theory by creating an eclectic universe of conceptual products that are both pleasing to the eye and enlightening to the mind. Whether you’re looking for a new way to look at time, or are just in need of a new watch, the future is clear—visit Nooka’s website to pick out an accessory that breaches the concept of time as we know it.

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TAG Heuer, Get Real

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Men's Watches, More News, TAG Heuer, Watch Brands

Buya Genuine TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer is probably one of the most sought after luxury sport watch brands in the world; they are also the most widely copied.  Everyone wants to own one, and so the demand has driven replica manufacturers to come out of the woodwork.  They all claim to offer “virtually the same” product, but do you buy it?  Don’t buy it.  TAG Heuer has been making high quality watches for over 150 years.  They pride themselves on that quality and there is not a fake out there that is crafted with the same fine materials or superior craftsmanship.  There are many ways of detecting a fake.

First of all, most makers of replicas aren’t meticulous about the details of their watches.  You can look for misspelled words or pieces that aren’t quite quality.  Common sense plays a big part here.  If things just don’t look right, you probably have a fake.  If you still aren’t sure after close examination, you can take your watch to an authorized repair center and have them open up the back.  Most watch repair men can detect a fraud, very quickly. 

TAG Heuer watches are pricey and worth every penny.  Don’t get taken by a fake.

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Tissot’s SEA-Touch Watch Review

Written by Debbie. Posted in Diving Watches, Men's Watches, More News, News, Tissot, Watch Brands

The Tissot SEA-Touch

Tissot makes under watch maneuvering even easier, with the release of their new SEA-Touch watches.  The SEA-Touch timepieces, from Tissot offer water resistance to a depth of 200 meters, and they feature Tissot’s famous T-Touch technology.  The SEA-Touch is presented with 10 unique functions, which range from specified diving functions to those, which can be used in a dryer climate.  Some of the dive functions include a dive depth indicator, diving speed indicator, a compass, a thermometer, and a diving log book.  All of the SEA-Touch’s functions are activated, with the use of T-Touch Technology.  The touch sensitive glass is what transmits the actions to the watch. 

Of course, the SEA-Touch offers many of the traditional features, such as an alarm, a perpetual calendar, a time zone indicator, and a digital chronograph.  The new watch from Tissot is also equipped with a backlit dial, which has a luminescent face. 

Tissot continues to be an innovative leader in the watch industry.  Each year, the company produces another first, or improves on a favorite.  T-Touch technology has helped to revolutionize the way we keep time.  The advancement in this technology, will give way to even more amazing timepieces.

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Reuben Ezekiel Helps People by Transforming Watches into Cash

Written by watch reviewer. Posted in Authentic Watches, Men's Watches, Women's Watches

Fountains Jewelers, founded and owned by Reuben Ezekiel

Reuben Ezekiel, founder and owner of Fountains Jewelers in Florida, is assisting people during these tough times by offering to buy quality pre-owned timepieces at top dollar. Reuben Ezekiel has been buying and selling fine jewelry since 1982. Fountains Jewelers currently has two locations: Fountains Jewelers in Plantation and the newly opened Fountains Jewelers & Estate Buyers in Hallandale Beach.

Having proudly served local communities for over 20 years, Fountains Jewelers has earned itself a reputation of honesty and integrity, and staff members are known to be knowledgeable in the field of luxury timepieces. Watches of significant cash value include platinum and pink or rose gold watches. Most desirable of all are complicated watches, which carry the highest cash values. Watches with extra dials, buttons, alarms or chimes may also attract larger sums of cash than other timepieces.

Fountains Jewelers love to come across old railroad and pocket watches, and are also highly interested in women’s watches made from platinum or gold, or set with diamonds.

Rueben Ezekiel pays cash for watches on the spot, so that there is no waiting time, which is a welcome blessing to many during the current economic climate. And for those who don’t need to transform their watches into cash, but would like to restore an old watch, a skilled watchmaker is always available at Fountains Jewelers.

UK Music Fans Go Dizzee Over Raymond Weil

Written by Debbie. Posted in Men's Watches, More News, News, Raymond Weil, Watch Brands

Raymond Weil Endorsed By Dizzee

With chart topping number one hits in the UK, like “Dance Wiv Me”, British recording artist Dizzee Rascal seems to have the world (or at least part of it) by the tail.  As Dizzee was honored by the Brit awards with the “Best Male Artist of The Year” title, he sported a Raymond Weil Nabucco Cuore Caldo men’s watch.  This limited edition piece is part of the Nabucco line, and is inspired by show stopping talent and ingenuity, much like that of Dizzee.  It is fitting that an innovative and creative artist, like him would choose this watch, and to celebrate the collaboration, Raymond Weil decided to reward Dizzee’s fans.  The competition results in one very lucky fan winning a Raymond Weil Nabucco watch.  It has been the practice of this Swiss watch maker to associate themselves with high profile individuals, in order to market their brand.  With the exception of their affiliation with Charlize Theron, this has been smart business.  Theron was caught wearing another brand, after signing an exclusivity agreement with Raymond Weil.  Partnering in this way has big payoffs for both parties.  Raymond Weil will spread the word of Dizzee, to all those in the world, who may not know UK music and RW can expect a pretty good return on this relationship, as well.  Looks like a win-win.

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Breitling, In Case Of Emergency

Written by Debbie. Posted in Breitling, Men's Watches, More News, Pilots Watches, Watch Brands

Breitling Emergency Watch For Professionals

I read an article on line recently, where a gentleman, who owns a Breitling Emergency watch was complaining about the cost to maintain it.  I mean, we are talking about a GPS locator, emergency beacon transmitting, life-saving watch here.  So what if it costs $600.00 to replace the battery, this is not your everyday wrist watch.  It is made for professional pilots and seamen, who are sometimes in quite perilous situations.  You must have a pilot’s license to purchase one, and if you don’t you must sign a waiver, which relieves Breitling of all financial responsibilities, if the beacon is set off.  Believe it or not, rescue missions are really expensive, and if you are just someone looking to impress by owning this watch, you flip the bill.  This Breitling Emergency owner even went as far as to complain that the watch must go to Breitling for maintenance, and wished to take it to a “normal” watch shop.  These are not novelty items; the Breitling Emergency is an invaluable tool, which has saved lives.  If you don’t take that seriously, you shouldn’t own one.  My advise for him is to sell his Emergency watch and pick up a nice Timex, they take a licking and keep on ticking…and they won’t put a crunch in his pocket book.

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TAG Heuer Beats Out Competition

Written by Debbie. Posted in LifeStyle Watches, Men's Watches, More News, Style Watches, TAG Heuer, Watch Brands

What Does Your TAG Heuer Say About You?

A watch on a man’s wrist is much more than a device for keeping time, it has turned into a fashion statement, as well as a reflection of one’s personality and level of success.  TAG Heuer has long been regarded as one of the industries leaders in sport luxury watches, producing some of the most creative and innovative chronographs, around.  Their styling is appreciated by watch enthusiasts across the globe, and this is why TAG Heuer is among the best selling men’s watch brands in the world.  Facing tough competition, like Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Cartier, Invicta, and Fossil, TAG Heuer holds their own, in the race to make the best sport luxury watch.  This Swiss watch maker is highly sought after, and created their first ever chronograph, back in 1882.  Since then, TAG has been on a tireless mission to improve on their watches, offering advanced technology and avant-garde styling.  Watch connoisseurs consider TAG Heuer timepieces to be a great investment, noting that the TH look is unique and well crafted.  Wearing the right TH on your wrist will let others in on your personality and your lifestyle, and can be seen as a barometer with which to gauge your accomplishments.  Make your personal fashion statement, through your choice of TAG.

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Get Your Money’s Worth, Buy Authentic Breitling

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Breitling, Men's Watches, More News, Watch Brands

Authentic Breitling's Worth Every Penny

Are you looking to buy an authentic Breitling Airwolf Chronograph?  If you are, you should know that you cannot pick up this quality timepiece for $300.00!  Even if the ad you just read on line, says you can.  The Airwolf Chronograph by Breitling is a professional aviation watch.  It is fully equipped and is a certified chronometer.  Anyone, other than your brother (who is in dire straits), who tries to offer this watch to you for a ridiculously low price, is probably unscrupulous.  When making these types of purchases, you really must be aware of a few vital facts…the original retail price, is one of those important details.  Now, that’s not to say that you can’t find a Breitling watch on sale, you certainly can, but let’s be reasonable…if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Breitling, among other popular brands, are commonly reproduced and replicated.  You might be getting a quality watch, but when you don’t buy authentic, you’re just not getting what you paid for.  An authentic Breitling Airwolf should come with serial numbers and official documentation.  Shopping on line is fun and easy, just make sure you don’t get duped!

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Brad’s TAG Heuer Up For Sale

Written by Debbie. Posted in Men's Watches, More News, News, TAG Heuer, Watch Brands

Brad's TAG Heuer Goes Up For Sale

Rick Dees is a man of many talents.  Co-founder of the Cooking Channel and Cable Radio Network talk show host are among his pastimes, so what does he have planned next?  A yard sale, but not just any yard sale, this will be the flea market to beat all. On July 18th, Dees will open Dodger Stadium for this one of a kind event.  He will be offering original, unique item, which cannot be found anywhere else.  You might run across a Hermes handbag, once owned by singer Mariah Carey, or a stylish Armani suit, straight out of the closet of George Clooney.  It is reported that Brad Pitt’s famous TAG Heuer timepiece will make an appearance, as well.  The TAG Heuer Carrera men’s watch, worn by Pitt will be among the items for sale at the event.  It is a self winding chronograph, which is black and steel.  Brad’s face graced the TAG Heuer ads for 6 sweet years, before being replaced by Leonardo Dicaprio, last year.  The high end yard sale will raise funds for the Salvation Army.  Come out and shop for some celebrity hand-me-downs, it’s for a great cause.

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