history of swiss watchmaking

History Of Swiss Watchmaking – How Switzerland Became Home To Luxury Watch Brands

You may never have considered the history of Swiss watch making, but ask yourself this – why do most people most consider a Swiss watch to be the pinnacle of horological achievements?  Indeed the term “Swiss watch” is synonymous with “luxury brand watch” in most people’s minds.  Switzerland isn’t a particularly large country, so how on earth is it now home to so many luxury watch brands?

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How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring

How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring?

In days of old, how much to spend on an engagement ring was easily answered: the equivalent to the man’s monthly salary.  Back in 1950 the average full-time weekly salary was around £7*, so spending £28 on an engagement ring sounds very attractive.  But if we take into account inflation, that monthly salary was nearer £2000 in today’s money, which is close to the average UK salary nowadays.  So would you spend £2,000 on an engagement ring for your beloved?

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Women's Luxury Watches

Women’s Luxury Watches – How Much Do They Cost?

Women’s luxury watches have long played second fiddle to men’s luxury watches, but nowadays this has changed. There is a new generation of female watch aficionados who want to own an expensive luxury watch, and also have the independent means to buy one.

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digital vs analog watches

Digital Vs Analog Watches – What’s the Difference?

You may have heard of digital vs analog watches, but if you’re still a little hazy about the difference, this article will explain everything.

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rolex watch safe to wear

Is It Safe To Wear A Rolex Watch Today?

Everyone knows a Rolex watch is expensive and that many wealthy people sport one, but is that because they value the craftsmanship of the piece or because they want to flaunt their wealth? Either way, do opportunist thieves give two hoots? Is it actually safe to wear a Rolex watch nowadays?

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celebrity watches

Celebrity Watches – Top Brands And Celebrity Endorsements

When it comes to the world of celebrity watches, it’s fascinating to realise that top watch brands promote their brand by “partnering” with famous celebs.  Whether the average man decides to purchase an Omega watch simply because George Clooney wears one, or a TAG Heuer because Leonardo DiCarprio loves the brand, is hard to tell.  One would have thought that the final decision would be made more on looks and technical specifications!

But regardless of how much celebrity endorsements influence sales, let’s see who’s wearing what in the world of male celebrity watches.

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boys watches

Watches For Boys: Choosing An Age Appropriate Timepiece

There is a huge range of watches for boys, but if you want to purchase something for your nephew who’s 4 or for your son who’s 16, you’ll need to consider completely different watches.

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expensive watches

Are Expensive Watches Worth The Cost?

We regularly see expensive watches on the wrists of the rich and famous, but if you had the money, would you buy an expensive watch?

Firstly, it’s worth considering – what is an expensive watch? For some people, a £500 watch would be thought of as rather pricey; for others, only watches in excess of a couple of thousand pounds would seem extravagant.  Your viewpoint will be dictated to some extent, by how much you earn. But if money was no object, let’s consider if expensive watches are really worth the cost.

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Celebrity Watches

Celebrity Watches: What’s Hot And What’s Not

Celebrity watches are likely to be in the class of sophisticated Seiko Coutura rather than in the class of trustworthy Timex, but what are celebs sporting on their wrists nowadays – and can you afford to follow suit?

 

Celebrity Watches

Heidi Klum is a German model, television personality, businesswoman, fashion designer, singer, television producer, author, and actress (my goodness the list is endless…),  She can often be spotted wearing the oversized Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso men’s watch.

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vintage watch repair

Vintage Watch Repair: How To Find The Right Expert

If you need a vintage watch repair, it’s essential to find the right expert.  Many of these timepieces are priceless due to their sentimental nature or because they are an heirloom that has been passed down your family for generations.  Entrusting your vintage watch repair to the lowest cost repair shop or to a regular “High Street” jewellers, which may not be equipped to handle this specialised repair, is a risk you should consider carefully.

 

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