Madison Avenue Watch Week Takes Place Next Week in NYC

Madison Avenue Watch Week will showcase demonstrations in watchmaking and other events.

  The seventh annual Madison Avenue Watch Week takes place next week in New York City. From May 8-13, a variety of events and demonstrations will be held by watch and jewelry retailers along a particular stretch of Madison Ave, New York. In many instances, top watch brands will be showing new timepieces not yet…

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The Pros and Cons of the New HYT HO Liquid-Filled Watches

HYT HO Silver watch

HYT, Hydro Mechanical Horologists, revolutionized the interpretation of how time is displayed on the wrist by using liquid inside the watch. Through a system of patented thin glass tubes and bellows to drive a proprietary liquid around the watch dial, the nature of reading time has become a new experience. Over the years, HYT has…

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Inside Havana, Cuba: Five Things You Must Do in Cuba in Three Fast Days of Delight

Each plaza in Old Havana is more beautiful than the previous one. (Photo: R. Naas)

Yesterday we brought you a look at the recently revived St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta, officially timed by Ball Watch USA. Today, we bring you on the rest of our journey in Havana — a look at three days of delightful experiences. Learn what you need to know for three fast days in Havana. Because yesterday we…

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Three Days in Havana With Ball Watch USA, Timekeepers of the St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta

Ball Fireman Racer St. Petersburg-Habana Special Edition watch with automatic caliber.

As a long-time journalist in the watch and jewelry world, also covering other notable luxury categories, I often get invited on trips to experience events with the brands. Most of the time these relationship-building excursions are an incredible journey to parts not typically traveled. Such is the case with the recent trip I took with…

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‘I Dream of Jeannie’ Home, a Jim Beam Decanter, Commands $30,000+ At Auction

The bottle that served as the first prop - home to Jeannie-- in NBC's "I Dream of Jeannie" show -- sells for more than $30,000.

This past weekend, the  original  genie bottle prop that was used on the set of the well-known I Dream of Jeannie TV show (NBC, 1965-1970), and that served as the mold for all future Jeannie bottles on the series, went up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. The bottle belonged to Gene Nelson, who worked on the development of…

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Fast Focus: Meet the New Shinola Jackie Robinson Watch

The Shinola Jackie Robinson watch is made in a limited edition and sold in a set.

Just recently, Shinola unveiled its fifth watch in the brand’s Great Americans series: a limited edition Jackie Robinson timepiece. Here we  bring you a quick look at the Shinola Jackie Robinson watch. This watch is part of series the brand creates of limited-edition watches that honors individuals who have made a mark on American history. Jackie Robinson was the first…

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