Weekend Sojourn – Turquoise is the new Winter Hue

With cold weather around the corner, fashion takes a layered turn and accessories are front and center in terms of adding interest to your look.  While turquoise is often thought of for spring and summer, this year, the blue/green hues are taking a winter position. This warm color offers a beautiful pop that blends nicely…

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A Close-Up Look at Jacob & Co.’s SF24 – on the Wrist

In today’s watchmaking world, several brands recognize that a little touch of added dimension goes a long way. Such is the case with the new Jacob & Co. SF24 watch.  This timepiece is a wonderful blend of past, present and future.  Crafted in micro-blasted 18-karat rose gold, the watch features an open-work dial for viewing…

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Differentiating Between an Automatic Watch and a Hand-Wound Watch

We get a lot of questions from readers asking the difference between a hand-wound (manual-wind) watch and an automatic (self-wind) watch. While we took a look at this subject before, it may be a good time to revisit it for novice watch lovers. As most know,  a mechanical watch is a watch powered by the…

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Wow Women’s Wednesday: ALOR Swiss Watches Nice Addition to Market

It isn’t everyday that a new watch brand makes its debut on the market. But California-based ALOR®  fine jewelry’s line of intriguing and affordable Swiss-made timepieces definitely caught our eye. While the collection is for men and women, the women’s watches are particularly impressive. ALOR — a family run company started in 1979 by husband…

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Affordable Watches — Take the Quantum Leap

We’ve written about the creative prowess of Ritmo Mundo many times before. This innovative young brand has brought about some of the more exciting affordable Swiss watches on the market – ranging from the rotating Persepolis to the Puzzle and more.  Now the brand unveils its colorful Quantum trilogy of time. The Quantum line consists…

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Did MB&F go Classic? Discussing the Legacy Machine No. 2

When one thinks of the micro-engineering horological brand known as MB&F – images of spaceships and other bold and distinctive 3-dimensional shapes come to mind. Not classic round. Although the brand did surprise us in 2011 when it unveiled the first round watch, the Legacy Machine No. 1 (you can read about it here), it…

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