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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…

Off the Cuff: Alpina Watches – Extreme Diver 1000 Meters

For the past month, I, along with both my husband and my nearly 17-year-old son, have been alternatively wearing the Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 meters watch. We have been sharing this dive watch on our different adventures. I, naturally, needed to experiment with and wear and son, however, are the avid ocean-goers, with my son…

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Weekend Sojourn: Orbita Watch Winders Team with Brown Safes for High-Tech Safety

Keeping those mechanical watches wound, and safe, can be problematic – but North Carolina-based watch winder manufacturer Orbita, has been teamed with Brown Safe Manufacturing — premiere safe and vault company in California, for a decade to bring watch lovers several cool products that give solutions. Among them is Brown’s luxury “Man Safe” with eight custom-made…

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A Moment in Time: Top watch brands — Zenith CEO, Jean-Frédéric Dufour

It was just about two years ago that Jean-Frederic Dufour came on board at one of Switzerland’s top watch brands, Zenith,  as the new  CEO, with a host of ideas about pairing down the massive collection and getting back to the brand roots. Since then, he has implemented some high-profile changes to the watch brands…

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Time Capsules: News – Fortis Watches Back in Space

Fortis watches have been part of the Russian space program since 1992 (as the official timepiece of the Russian manned space program), and now the brand has renewed its space program association. Fortis watches are heading into space again. As the American Space Shuttle Atlantis flight STS-135 voyage comes to a close this week, it…

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Trend Report: Dragon Fire

Chinese astrology has always been incredibly important in watchmaking, especially when it comes to the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac. Of them, one is legendary—the dragon, associated with honesty and bravery. The year 2012 will be the year of the dragon and many brands already are gearing up, creating distinctive…

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Weekend Sojourn: The Jersey Shore

With all the hype since 2009 about MTV’s reality show, “The Jersey Shore,” shot in Seaside Heights, NJ, a visit to the Jersey Shore, as we New Jerseyans call the beach, somehow seems contrived. In fact, I’ve been vacationing at the Jersey Shore – in and around Seaside Heights — for – well – let’s…

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Time Capsules: Product – Summer Fun is Easy with Ebel’s Classic Sport Chrono

It’s summer time and a great time to put a little color and bold panache into your life. The newest Ebel Classic Sport collection chronographs come in navy blue and coral colored rubber straps and house quartz Ebel 503 calibers. The 41mm steel watch with silver toned dial features alternating brushed and polished finish and…

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