Keeping Up With Rolex

With the prestigious Baselworld 2014 watch and jewellery fair only a matter of weeks away, Rolex enthusiasts around the globe are eagerly awaiting the latest news from this worldwide watchmaking titan. Baselworld invariably showcases the most exciting luxury timepieces to be released each year, and news from various other watch brands, such as Omega, has already begun to filter through to the public. With watches such as the Omega Speedmaster Mark II confirmed for Baselworld, Rolex aficionados are patiently awaiting a similar unveiling from their own favoured watch manufacturer. Read more

Watch Care Tips: TAG Heuer

Your TAG Heuer watch is truly a luxury item, so understandably you’ll want this terrific timepiece to last as long as possible. All models from the TAG Heuer brand are exceptionally durable and robust. However, taking the time to care for your watch properly will ensure that it keeps looking fantastic and works as accurately as possible. As specialists in watch repair, we’re going to share our knowledge with you to try to ensure that your luxury time piece lasts a lifetime.

Everyday Tips

  • When setting the time you should ensure that your watch is dry.
  • Do not change the date between 20.00pm and 04:00am.
  • Be exceptionally careful when moving the crown and, when putting the crown back in, ensure that it is screwed down carefully to preserve the water resistance of the product.
  • Keep your watch away from magnetic fields when it’s not being worn; devices like mobile phones and speakers can affect the performance of the watch.

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Omega Watch – The Official Time Keepers of the Olympics

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics exciting spectators all over the world, you can’t fail to be impressed by the sporting brilliance and techniques that these athletes reach. Especially observant fans will most likely have noticed the horological brand, which signifies Omega’s official involvement, as they are serving as the designated timekeeper for these games. Omega has been busy during these winter games as they have introduced new timing equipment for the ice hockey. Read more

Omega: A Watch of Quality

Omega is one of the most well-known luxurious watch brands in the world thanks to its innovative design and unique design qualities.  Omega was first founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt in Switzerland. Since Brandt’s first ever Omega pocket watch creation, the brand have made their name as pioneers in the watch industry, ever pushing technology to create the most precise timepieces possible. Read more

The Incredible Story of £100,000 Watches

Here’s something bound to fascinate any watch enthusiasts out there: a recent BBC report covered the incredible story of Dr George Daniels who, during his lifetime, was considered by many experts to be the finest watchmaker in the world.

The story which is told by Roger W. Smith, one of his few trusted apprentices, and now this proud owner of the famous studio in the Isle of Man is an inspiring representative for the true effort and skill it takes to make a watch by hand. Read more

Omega Watches Taken From House Near Colchester

Burglars have recently stolen thousands of pounds worth of jewellery from a house near Colchester. Police arrived at Wood Lane, Fordham Heath early on the morning of Monday 16th September after the property had been broken into through a glass panelled side door and an upstairs window. The stolen items are thought to include a series of necklaces, bracelets and rings, along with an Omega Speedmaster Moon watch and a solid gold Omega Deville timepiece. These respective models represent a contemporary successor to the watch that was worn by Buzz Aldrin on the moon, and a member of one of the most classically elegant collections from this luxury manufacturer of Swiss watches. Read more

This isn’t just a watch…

Here at Martin’s jewellers we are fascinated by watches. The humble pocket watch should never be underestimated as it has a rich and interesting heritage, and more uses than may at first meet the eye. As with many aspects of the modern sophisticated world, the primitive form of timekeeping was discovered by the ancient Egyptians; they used sundials and measured time by the position of the sun. A lot has changed since then but the evolution of the watch goes on. Here we present the most fascinating facts about watches and a hidden secret… Read more

A Brief History of Wrist-Watch Fashion

In today’s modern world, a watch is more than a device just to tell the time, it is a fashion statement – an advertisement of status. In fact watches throughout time have been seen as an accessory relevant to status and class. In a world full of technological advances it’s quite amazing to think that the wrist watch is still relevant, but it is; celebrities from racing drivers to Hollywood actors are often seen to sporting an array of attractive wrist-watch designs. So, here is a brief history of the fashion of the wrist-watch.
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