One Collector Speaks Out About his Love of Bulova’s new Accutron II

 |  August 19th, 2014

By Ryan Johnson, NJ Collector In 1960 Bulova introduced the Bulova Accutron, which ran on a tuning fork rather than a balance wheel. Running at 360Hz the movement was accurate to within +/- 2 seconds a day. This technology was requested by NASA for various timing instruments. As such, the Accutron was considered in the race to become the first watch on the moon. It lost to Omega. Unfortunately, production of the Accutron stopped in 1977. Now, 37 years later, we have been presented with the Bulova Accutron II. As an Accutron enthusiast, I quickly added this this one to my collection. The new Accutron II watch houses the Precisionist movement, which Bulova made in 2010. It operates at a…

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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Buying a Watch

 |  August 15th, 2014

By OJ Whatley The Internet age has been a boon to the global luxury watch marketplace. Sellers of all stripes have empowered themselves via their embrace of cyberspace, and informed online buyers have no choice but to do likewise. In order to have the best possible Internet experience, a buyer needs to adopt a critical perspective. By employing 10 Top Do’s and Dont’s as  practical precautions when buying a watch, shoppers can empower and protect themselves. DO: Do: Buy the seller. Watches are produced in standardized series, but people are not. The integrity of a seller has a direct bearing on the quality of the products and services he offers. A seller should be directly accessible to a customer. Even…

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Audemars Piguet Watches: A Look at Unparalleled Craftsmanship That Stands the Test of Time

 |  August 13th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson The truth of a watch brand is in the story behind the development philosophy of the creator. The beauty of a watch is in the craftsmanship and vision that is behind it. For over a century Audemars Piguet has been behind some of the world’s most sought-after timepieces and today we explore the brand’s art. Founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet, Audemars Piguet has always been a top-notch luxury watch atelier. It has created some of the most advanced technical timepieces ever to come on the market. That includes its famed Royal Oak, for which Gerald Genta was commissioned to create on the evening before Basel Fair 1971. The mission: to design…

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Behind the Scenes the Rolex DeepSea Challenge and James Cameron – The Real Truth Behind the Watch

 |  August 7th, 2014

No doubt since Monday night, you have been seeing pictures all over the Internet of the new Rolex DeepSea Challenge. In fact, we were at the unveiling event in New York and tweeted and posted about the watch, which we will talk more about in this post. First, we want to bring you behind the scenes with Rolex and filmmaker-turned-explorer James Cameron for a first-hand experience of how and why the new Rolex watch came to be. First: James Cameron, Director of the film, Titanic (as well as Avatar and other great movies), Cameron caught the ocean-exploration bug when he was just a child. He dreamed of exploring Earth’s deepest frontier. His work as a filmmaker enabled him in many…

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Liberty DNA! Introducing Romain Jerome’s Black Edition Liberty DNA

 |  August 6th, 2014

By Ryan Walsh New Yorkers and the rest of he world are all too familiar with Lady Liberty. The great statue celebrated its 125th birthday in 2012, and Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome celebrated, too, by creating the Liberty-DNA timepiece made to resemble iconic features of Lady Liberty. Today, the brand issues an all black rendition of the Liberty-DNA, created in collaboration with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and The Gold Leaf Corporation. The Black Edition of the Liberty-DNA watch sports a black PVD coated bezel (as opposed to the original’s copper colored bezel) that sits over the dial and resembles Lady Liberty’s crown. The spokes of the bezel that mime the crown, reach over to cover a portion of…

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