What Are Vintage Watches – And Should You Buy One?

Vintage watches are, as the name suggests, pretty old.  And as soon as something is considered vintage, it tends to become very popular. The beauty of vintage watches is that they don’t go out of fashion – they will always be stylish as current fashion trend rules don’t apply to them.

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Men’s Pocket Watches – Old Fashioned Or Retro Style?

Although men’s pocket watches aren’t quite as popular today, during the 16th-century pocket watches were everywhere.  Not long after World War I, the demand for pocket watches slowed as the traditional wristwatch style emerged. Since then wristwatches have continued to dominate the market, but there is still something pretty charming about a vintage pocket watch.

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Huge Engagement Rings – Are You Worried Your Betrothed Is Expecting One?

Many men assume huge engagement rings are at the top of the wish list of their beloved, but not every woman is like the beautiful Jennifer Lopez.  Ms Lopez has been proudly sporting her new huge engagement ring – an emerald-cut diamond from her wealthy fiancé, estimated to be worth anywhere from $1 million to $5 million plus.

If you’re thinking about popping that all important question soon, and don’t have the same budget as the rich and famous, are you worried that your lady will be disappointed with a smaller ring?

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How Often Should Your Watch Be Serviced?

How often should your watch be serviced? The simple answer is around every 5 years if you want to prolong the life of your timepiece and ensure it is always working correctly.  A regular maintenance service will involve stripping down the watch, ensuring all parts are working properly, determine if any parts need replacing, ultrasonic cleaning and more.

Avoiding a regular service means that dirt and oil may build up on the watch, causing it to stop telling the time accurately or to stop working all together.  When you buy a new car, you take it regularly to the garage to get it checked over – so why wouldn’t you do the same with your watch?  Prevention is always better than cure!

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British Watch Brands – Can They Compete With The Swiss?

British watch brands have historically lacked the prestige associated with Swiss watch brands. It’s fair to say that you could travel the world today and many people would be able to list Swiss watchmakers such as Omega, TAG Heur, Vacheron Constantin and more.

But what about the British watchmakers, who were influential in horology in the 18th century? Without the British advances in mechanical movements many of these fabulous Swiss creations would not have their seamless inner workings and would remain a mere pipe dream.

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Chronograph Watches for Men – Choosing the Right One

When it comes to buying chronograph watches for men, the first thing you need to ask is “Why am I buying one?”

There are many potential reasons: chronographs are sophisticated and smart looking, they are solid timing devices, or maybe you just want to channel your inner astronaut. Whatever the reason for buying your chronograph, make sure you know your facts before choosing the right one for you. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

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Bridal Jewellery For Rent – Great Idea Or Simply Tasteless?

Have you heard about bridal jewellery for rent? It may sound tasteless but it’s every bride’s dream to be draped in fabulous jewels on their wedding day – and these accessories can come with a hefty price tag.

Many brides simply can’t afford to spend a fortune on jewellery for their special day – they and their groom are already spending thousands of pounds on the main event. But with bridal jewellery to rent, being decked out with beautiful jewels is suddenly in the realm of possibility.

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Buying Second Hand Luxury Watches – What To Look Out For

Buying second hand luxury watches is a great way to save money compared to purchasing a brand new luxury watch, and although trends and fashion change all the time, a classic or luxury watch is timeless.

Purchasing an older luxury watch means that you are buying quality. A classic design is timeless and will always look modern. The fact that the watch has survived long enough for you to purchase it in excellent condition only confirms that there is no reason why it should not last much longer.

However, it can be difficult to know where to start when looking to purchase second hand classic or luxury watches. By following these few simple steps, you can easily avoid unforeseen drawbacks.

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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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