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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Fruitz = Coolest Holiday Watch 2011

Written by watch reviewer. Posted in More News, Philip Stein

It’s official!

The team at BuzzAboutWatches has nominated the Fruitz Watermelon Watch as the Coolest Holiday Watch 2011.

The three reasons attributed to the nomination are as follows:

  • Reason #1:
    The colors – a gorgeous green strap and faded red dial will make you smile every time you put this cool piece on.

 

  • Reason #2:
    The Natural Frequency Technology embedded in the watch will keep you cool and calm this holiday season, which could get stressful with all that family around! Also perfect for keeping you relaxed during stressful flights, and prevent jet lag if you’re flying far.

 

  • Reason #3:
    They are super comfortable to wear. The silicon strap and stainless steel case feel cool on your wrist – no need to worry about sweating it up in this watch.

 

This is not the first time that the Fruitz Watermelon has received a nomination of this type. Globes identified the Fruitz watermelon as the 2011 Summer watch, and JP featured this fun watch for summer beach fashion this year as well. Last year, in June 2010, ABC also showcased the Watermelon Fruitz (see below).

So congratulations to Fruitz watches, and Happy Holidays 2011 to you all!

Fruitz Watermelon Watch

The Coolest Holiday Watch 2011

Fruitz Watermelon Watch

A sleek watch, perfect for this holiday season!

Get Blown Away At The Swiss Legend Watches 24 Hour Blowout Sale!

Written by Debbie. Posted in Luxury Watches, More News, Swiss Legend, Watch Brands

Don't Miss the 24 Hour Swiss Legend Watches Sale

The Swiss Legend 24 Hour Blowout Sales event is on at Watches on Net!  Don’t miss the chance to get in on the biggest savings on Swiss Legend ever.  For the first time, Watches on Net is offering Swiss Legend Watches and to kick off this exciting event, they will be holding a 24 hour Blowout Sales Event that you can’t afford to pass up.  The savings on these exceptional timepieces will be unlike anything you have ever seen and to make the deal even sweeter…Watches on Net will throw in free ground shipping, as well!

The energy surrounding this sales event is phenomenal and so are the prices.  Watches on Net, who already carries major brands like Cartier, Gucci, and Hermes is thrilled to be able to add the Swiss Legend line to their collection of luxury watches.  Swiss Legend is an incredibly fashionable luxury watches brand.  They are Swiss made and as elegant as they come.  Get your Swiss Legend fix today at the 24 hour Blowout sale!

  • Pick out a beautiful new Swiss Legend timepiece!
  • Get in on an amazing deal!
  • Take advantage of Watches on Net’s free ground shipping offer!

The next 24 hours could give you a lot and save you plenty!

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Movado Hatman Rants about Jews and Israel

Written by watch reviewer. Posted in Movado, News

This past Saturday, a New York City Occupy Wall Street Protestor blamed the Jews and Israel for many US and global issues. When Joe Schoffstall of MRCTV asked a man in a Movado cap for his thoughts on Israel, the madman went on a long rant. How many factual flaws can you find in his long, repetitive, loud, aggressive, and bombastic speech? I found at least 10.

According to the Movado madman:

“Israel is white Eastern European who has preserved and occupied Arab land and they have displaced indigenous, Palestinian people at gunpoint.  When Israel was founded in 1948, in 1949 Israel secretly began working on an atomic nuclear program to wipe out her neighbors.  So the hatred of the Arabs for Israel is understandable. When someone moves on your block, and when they move on the block the very next day they work on weapons of mass destruction to eliminate the neighbors, that would be grounds for justifiable hatred.”

And more…

“Jews control Wall Street. Google ‘Jewish Billionaires,’ Google ‘Jews in the Federal Reserve Bank,’ Google ‘Jews on Wall Street,’ the American finances are controlled by the Jews, Wall Street, the media, the legal profession; Jewish money is the engine in politics, Jews give more money to both the democrat party and the republican party; they also lead the path when it comes to white collar crime. The Jews commit more white collar crime than any other ethnic group on the earth, and they go unprosecuted because they can buy their way out of it, when the Jew gets caught they will pay a civil penalty. So in America, Jews commit more white collar crime; whenever there’s a billion dollar fraud, there’s a Jew involved – and they go unprosecuted or under prosecuted.  Millions of people are suffering because of what the Jews did on Wall Street.

And the Movado hatman goes on…

When it comes to Israel, also, we don’t talk about the fact that Israel also introduced weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Currently Israel has illegal nuclear weapons, illegal chemical weapons, and illegal biological weapons. Israel intends on wiping out the Middle East so that Israel can wipe out its borders. Why would Israel need 500 nuclear weapons? Google it. Google ‘Israel has 500 nuclear weapons’ –  more nuclear weapons than Great Britain at this time!  So Israel is a very bad neighbor. Who wants to live next to a neighbor that has nuclear, biological and chemical weapons that could wipe out the entire world?
And the United States is afraid of Israel, all the congressman, all the senators are beholden to Jewish money. Because of Jewish money, the republican party and the democrat party allow Israel to go unchecked.”

Man in Movado hat saying antisemitic slurs

Movado's not-so-great brand exposure

So the Movado Madman may not be the best Movado ambassador, but the video of his rant has become a global hit. He definitely scores some points for brand exposure.

Hey, I love Movado watches, so I do feel kind of bad that this fool is wearing their hat.  So, Movado, I will do this for you:  Check out the real Movado ambassadors on the Movado website: http://www.movado.com/world-of-movado/ambassadors/.  Oh, and if you need a new watch (classy Movado watches make great Christmas gifts), click on this link for amazing deals on Movado watches.  Truth be told, WatchesOnNet really has the best online prices (huge savings off retail prices) on authentic Movado watches – take it from me, I’ve done my research.

World’s Most Expensive Luxury Watches

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Chopard, Diamond Watches, jewelry watches, LifeStyle Watches, Luxury Watches, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Chopard watchesNow there’s luxury watches and then there’s extreme luxury watches.  Want to take a guess at the price tag on the world’s most expensive one for sale right now?  Don’t even bother…you won’t believe it anyway.  The most extravagant luxury watch on the market to date is the diamond encrusted Chopard, listed at a cool $25 million dollars.  While this watch boasts over 201 carats of pink, blue, and white diamonds, including a single 163 carat diamond…who is really going to walk around with this on their wrist?  Obviously, this is a showcase piece, but is all that opulence really necessary.  When half of America is out of work and struggling, do we really need to be so bold and brazen as to create a watch like this?  I guess the answer is yes, but I for one think it is rather ridiculous.  I want to own pieces with history and meaning, like the old blue dial Seiko watch that my dad used to wear.  I keep that piece tucked away safely in my jewelry box and if anything ever happened to it I would be crushed, but I wouldn’t be broke.  Choosing luxury watches should be more about taste than cost.

 

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Cartier Watches Approach To Success

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Cartier, More News, Watch Brands

Cartier’s name is synonymous with opulence and success; however this luxury watchmaker fully expects to be less than successful in the coming year.  Sales in the Chinese and Asian markets are expected to fall and in order to counteract that decline in revenue, Cartier watches is rushing to open more designer boutiques in the United States and Middle Eastern countries like India and Iraq.

The CEO, Bernard Fornas won’t say how many stores he will open, but the move is clearly strategic and well thought out.  Currently, Cartier receives close to a quarter of their revenue from their China boutiques, but expect a substantial downturn in 2011 and beyond.  Diversifying is the only smart move in this chess game and Cartier knows it.  Besides, while the Shangai Composite Index is falling, business is booming in the Middle East.

These days many watchmakers are struggling…Movado, for example took the opposite approach; instead of opening additional boutiques in more sustainable areas, they opted to close almost all of their specialty boutiques in 2010.  That move paid off for them and hopefully this risk that Cartier is taking will keep them afloat during these tough economic days.  One thing is clear…only time will tell.

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High Quality Watches

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Gucci, More News

High Quality Watchmakers

What makes a high quality watch?  Is it the name?  Does the Gucci Watches logo mean quality craftsmanship or is the quality of a watch determined by something deeper?  Gucci, Omega, and Cartier are watchmakers that have made a name for themselves, but that name has not made their reputation.  The products they produce and their accuracy and their longevity is part of what gave them their fine reputations.  What’s in a name?  Well, a name is simply a reflection of its reputation and in the watchmaking world…reputation can make or break you. 

The reputation of a watchmaker is created because of their ability to design great looking, well made watches…it’s as simple as that, but that is not so simple for everyone.  Many manufacturers, who are more interested in making a quick buck, will cut corners on quality and craftsmanship. 

It’s not necessary to buy from a watchmaker that has been around for 150 years, but you should make certain that they have enough time under their belts to examine their results.  The watch you choose should be made from durable materials, as well.  Watches aren’t disposable, they are meant to tell time accurately and reliably for many years.  Choose wisely and look deeper than the name.

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New Watch and Jewelry Scam, Beware

Written by Debbie. Posted in More News, News

Scams Taking Your Money

It seems that buying luxury watches on line isn’t as safe as we might have thought.  Even in these days when so many articles are written on the precautions that you should take shopping on the web, apparently the criminals are working overtime.

The most recent scam involves on-line vendors assuming the identity of legitimate business owners in order to obtain credit card numbers and rip off innocent consumers.  This scam is different because instead of just making up a business, these individuals actually hand pick well respected companies and use their good name as the decoy. 

The legitimate watchmakers are having to place alerts on their websites, warning the public of this scam, but other than that…there is very little else that can be done.

The bottom line is that you must be extra careful, who you buy from on the internet.  Even if you are on a site that you believe to be reputable, you simply have to check them out thoroughly, if you don’t want to be taken.  Making sure that all of their contact information matches is a good start.  Calling the company directly, before you order is another great way of determining their authenticity.  The phrase for the day, “Buyer, beware”.

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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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Reese Witherspoon Is A Fruitz Watches Fan

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fruitz, More News, News, Watch Brands

Reese Witherspoon Sports Fruitz Watches

Fruitz watches are taking center stage these days.  It’s no news that Philip Stein made a splash with Oprah last year, but their newest line, Fruitz is not going to be second best.  Recently Academy Award winner and Golden Globe recipient, Reese Witherspoon was seen wearing a watch from the Fruitz watches line.   This busy mom and actress don’t have time to let stress wear her down.  She, like so many others are sold on the Fruitz Natural Frequency Technology.  Fruitz watches are said to help even the busiest mom get to sleep and get a more restful sleep.  The benefits are waking up well rested and ready to handle the busy day.

Fruitz watches are also known for their incredibly comfortable straps and bands.  They are easy to wear and their proprietary technology can help you to relax and enjoy your life. 

You don’t have to be a rich and famous Hollywood actress to own a Fruitz watch.  These collections start at only $225 and come in many different flavors.  So, no matter your station in life…a Fruitz watch might be in your future.   Check out the entire line of Fruitz fun and fruity flavors at Fruitz.com…maybe you will end up better equipped to handle your day.

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