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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

Affordable Watches:88 Rue Du Rhone – Another New Kid on the Block

Continuing with our affordable Swiss-made watch portion of the week, we bring you the recently launched 88 Rue Du Rhone brand. This affordable Swiss-made collection is created by the Raymond Weil family (the grandsons of Raymond Weil). The name is derived from the most famous street in Geneva that runs along the river that is…

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Watch Education: How does a Quartz Watch Work?

Earlier this year we wrote about the differences between automatic and manual-wind mechanical watches. This week, during our Affordable Watches week, we want to explain the quartz watch. While many of the watches we brought to you this week were actually mechanicals, it is still important to understand what a quartz watch is and how…

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Introducing Tire’d Watch Company’s Rapide

Moving higher up the retail price point of affordable watches this week, we now unveil a new and unusual Swiss-made  watch brand. Definitively opposites – the words Tire’d and Rapide have so much in common. It starts with entrepreneur Edward Cole – an ex-Wall Street guy with a dream to build his own watch. Many of…

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Kenneth Cole New York Launches Watch benefitting amfAR

Continuing with our Affordable Watches week, and recognizing the philanthropic side of time, we bring you a wonderful new timepiece.  Just recently, Kenneth Cole New York, through its watch licensee partner, the Geneva Watch Group, unveiled a special collaboration with amfAR – and released the limited edition “Powered by You” automatic watch.  The watch is…

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Off the Cuff: Affordable Digital Reflex Watches

By Kyle Lyon From the moment I turned it on, the bright blue LED lights blinked with energy. A sense of excitement rushed over me. Surrounded with a gel-like rubber material the shade of a light blue, my digital Reflex watch from Ritmo Mundo made me one of the coolest kids on the block! Compared…

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Patek Philippe New York – Just Like Being in Geneva

Earlier this week, Patek Philippe celebrated the official opening of its new offices and watch service department in New York City. High above Rockefeller Center, with a superb view of the famed skating rink, Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe worldwide, and Larry Pettinelli, US President, cut the proverbial ribbon – opening the  doors to stunning…

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Watch Education: What Exactly is a Perpetual Calendar Watch?

One of the most sought-after complications on today’s watch market is the perpetual calendar. These sophisticated time trackers typically hold calibers with anywhere from 300 to 600 pieces and command prices that range from $25,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on their added functions and adornments. Waiting lists for these watches can run…

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Introducing Thomas Prescher’s Second Watch of the Nemo Series

We’ve written about this ingenious independent watchmaker several times before. Thomas Prescher is a man who follows his own drum beat.  Inspired by Jules Verne’s 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Thomas Prescher began working on a series of Nemo timepieces. The second one now emerges – using his Triple Axis Tourbillon as a base, but…

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