Wristwatch Review: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec GMT (original pics/prices)

For five weeks I wore the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec watch. I was sad to have to return it. This timepiece is a bold statement in sophistication and Swiss watchmaking.  The watch has several great functions – including a chronograph and the ability to tell time in three different zones simultaneously. This latter function…

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Watches Flea Market: Is this a Watch Lovers Dream or Nightmare?

Yesterday a reader  sent me this photo where there were bins and bins of these pieces at a flea market. My first reaction was, “Wow, where is that , I’m going right now to dig through these bins — maybe I’ll find a great piece. It’s a treasure trove!”  My second thought was, “Wow, all those pieces…

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Love Jewelry? Want to Design and Make it? Scholarship Opportunities are Here

  If you live in the Southeastern portion of the USA and are interested in pursuing a career in designing jewelry, but need a little extra funding … this article is for you.  The 24 Karat Club SEUS is a prestigious organization of industry professionals representing leading members from the jewelry supplier sector. The 24 Karat Club…

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Sturdy Watches for Summer Adventure

Today’s technologically savvy timekeepers seek to explore sylvan settings while wearing watches that feature great outdoor-worthy functions. From digital compasses to altimeters, thermometers, chronograph timers, and even alarms, the high-powered wristwatch becomes a rucksack of instruments all by itself. Selecting a great watch to keep you company is a balance of personal taste, form, and…

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Meet Dominique Burdet – Master Watchmaker for Audemars Piguet

Meet the man who spends nearly a thousand hours hand crafting one superb Audemars Piguet timepiece. His name is Dominique Burdet and in his haute horlogerie workshop at Audemars Piguet’s Le Brassus factory, this master watchmaker and his team create the highly complicated mechanisms for the brand’s Grand Complications – complete with minute repeaters.  …

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