We Don’t Have Enough Watchmakers !?!

Article Courtesy of WorldTempus.com, Watch Culture By Keith Strandberg WorldTempus Rant #8  — Service Event Horizon — The watch industry doesn’t have enough watchmakers to do the servicing. Be afraid…Be very afraid. Back when quartz ruled the world, there wasn’t much worry about service. After all, when your battery ran out, the watch store replaced…

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Watch Designer Eric Giroud Shares thoughts on the Swarovski Crystallium

  Unveiled at BaselWorld and now making its way to the retail stores, the Swarovski Crystallium Automatic watch won an honorable mention from the Red Dot Award for Best Product Design 2013. This is no great surprise when you consider the fact that the stadium-style watch was conceived of by renowned watch designer Eric Giroud. This was…

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Fantastic Vintage Watches — Original Pics from Readers

Last month, we posted some vintage timepieces here  – watches from the 40’s, 70’s and 80’s. That sparked some interesting reactions from readers, and today we share a look into a few reader-submitted photos. There will be more coming soon, too, so stay tuned.  

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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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