Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What to Look for in Replica Watches?

Knowing before you buy is the best way to ensure you are purchasing a quality replica watch,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica and Richard Mille replica.Use the contact information page on the replica watch retailer sites to get in touch with the merchant to ask all the pertinent questions, such as:
Does the timepiece have all the telltale marks of the original? To find out, simply ask the maker of the original watch. For example, go to the Audemars Piguet Web site and send them a question regarding the specifications of their watches. Use the specifications as a checklist against which to check the replica.
Look at prices; if the price seems lower than you expected, it is likely not the quality you are looking for.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Choosing the appropriate watch band for your Rolex replica watches and Ferrari replica watches can make the difference for your performance. Many choices available out there, in styles and options. This guides will help you to choose the right Watch Bands that will match you look and your budget.
Make careful measurements when choosing a watch band that matches for you. A watch band that is not a good fit will not last long. You can install a watch band that is too wide for the watch, but the stress on the spring bar will make it break. Too narrow watch band is not good; it will probably fall out.So you should choose the suitable bands for your Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica and Zenith replica,this will fit your well.
You can choose between leather, plastic, or metal.
A leather band may need more holes at one end or the other to fit comfortably. Depending on the leather quality, it usually will last about five years. The most common leather for watch band is calf-leather. The most luxurious materials for watch bands are ostrich leather,some luxury watches are equipped with this band,such as Hublot replica,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica and Bell&Ross replica.
Plastic is the most often used for children’s watches. The price is very cheap.
Metal band comes in standard links and self-expanding type. Metal is the longest-lasting material for a watch band; it will last for 20 years or more. The most common metal for watch bands is stainless steel, and it has affordable price. It also may need links added or removed.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Is a chronometer similar to a chronograph?

No. A chronograph watch has multiple functions for measuring time, and a chronometer is a certification of accuracy. A chronometer timepiece(Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches)has been tested for accuracy by a Swiss laboratory, the Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres [COSC]. Timepieces qualifying as chronometers are accurate to 5 seconds per day and include a COSC certification number.

Friday, May 8, 2009

What is the difference between a chronograph watch and a multifunction watch?

The chronograph watch is a timepiece that features more than one method of measuring time and includes a stopwatch function,you can see this from Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches quartz watches.Many watches feature multiple functions, but may not necessarily be chronograph watches; for example, a watch may have several alarms, but no timekeeping function beyond displaying the current time. On the other hand, many multifunction watches do combine chronograph functions with other features.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Shopping for a watch

It has often been argued that if Cinderella had possessed a reliable wristwatch,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches,she would have known when her time at the ball was up and would have escaped the catastrophe that greeted her on the stroke of midnight.
However, despite this critical need to get as accurate an account of the time as possible, if you found her shopping for a watch at your local mall today, it is almost certain that the mechanical accuracy of the watch she was looking for would play second fiddle to its appearance.
The fact is (and this may well have been the case even in Cinderella a day) most people place style above performance when it comes down to that final buying decision. We all want to look good and the vast majority of shoppers tend to buy something that is at least in tune with the fashion trends of the day, even if they do not regard themselves as a slave to it.
There is a certain kudos attached to having a reputation for looking fashionable, but with fashions changing so quickly in accordance with the latest trends dictated by the fashion houses, there is now an even stronger case for developing an individual style that transcends and outlives these trends.
Depends largely on the the taste and eye of the individual. My meandering among theatergoers and folk who frequent horse race meetings, has meant that I have been fortunate enough to know a good many stylish dressers - and I am married to one of the best. All important is the colour co-ordination and cut of the various layers of clothing, the correct match of footwear, hats and gloves, together with the right balance of jewellery and make-up, where this is appropriate. However, the pivotal factor common to all stylish dressers, is undoubtedly finding and wearing the right combination of attire - and more than ever this includes the timepiece we carry around with us.
With the advent of the quartz crystal watch, came an affordable reliability that moved the focus away from accuracy towards appearance and features. Those of us who still recall the days of the leather strapped, hand-wound wristwatch will find the task of choosing a suitable watch for a son or daughter a far more daunting task than was the case with our own parents. Take a look through any Sunday supplement or retail catalogue and you can see what I mean.
Of course, this is the mark of progress and we should all embrace the freedom that an ever widening choice offers us. But it does increase the the time it takes to choose that all important gift and with it, the possibility of getting it wrong. We are all prone to seek out the watch we would once have liked to receive ourselves, but this can be a recipe for disaster when we are actually trying to make the right choice for a teenager obsessed with skateboarding and drum and bass.
Despite the fact that my love of watches has caused me to buy more than the average number over the years, I have come seriously unstuck from time to time when choosing a watch for someone else. So last Christmas, I cornered an acquaintance, who has been in the watch and clock business for more than 50 years,and asked him to draw up a list of what people ought to consider when choosing a watch for someone else (or themselves for that matter).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stylish Vintage: Cufflinks with Ancient Mechanical Watch Movement

In case you have to present your boss or uncle with a good gift but do not know what to choose- a wonderful set of cufflinks with an ancient mechanical watch movement can fit the bill. These cufflinks are created for those who collect timepieces(Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches)as well as for people who love beautiful, refined and unusual things with their own history. Vintage style 18 K gold cufflinks from Vivre Selection are made of pieces taken from watches of the early to mid twentieth century that is why they have a special charm.
Such a detail as a cufflink has become an object of experiments for designers and jewelers, who turn it into an ultra-fashionable and original thing. It is not surprising cufflinks are the most important men's accessory after a wrist watch. And modern fashion industry shows us marvels of fancy by offering unlimited possibilities for self-expression.
Each cufflink is unique in its own way because a watch mechanism inside is made from watch mechanisms produced by the Elgrin company at the beginning of the last century. In such a way these unique and original cufflinks greatly combine vintage and modernity evoking nostalgia and feeling of novelty at once.
As their creators notify, each cufflink is slightly different from the others in shape and size as they are genuine vintage pieces. There is a authenticity card to prove their genuineness in every gift box. One more option from producers: it is possible to buy cufflinks made of sterling silver as well.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Winding and setting a pocket watch

Winding your pocket watch
You may wind your watches (Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches)fully every day of use. Turn the winding crown clockwise until you cannot wind further.Don't be afraid to overwind it-you cannot do this. The mainspring is made to wind up all the way once a day. Most watches will run 26-30 hours on a full winding.
Setting the time
Setting the time for most vintage pocket watches involves pulling the winding crown up and then turning the hands to the correct time, then pushing the crown down.
Key wind and set watches
Some of the older antique pocket watches use a key in order to wind the mainspring and to set the time. There are two basic types of key wind watches. One is key wind from the back, and key wind from the front at a square shaft in the center of the hands. The other basic type of key wind pocket watch, has the square key shafts on the back side of the watch, either directly on the movement, or accessable through holes in the dust cover. Usually key wind watches wind clockwise. (except in the case of chain fusee types which wind counter clockwise and E. Howard key winds.) If you are not sure about winding, check with a reputable watch dealer. It should never be hard to wind a key wind, so apply only gently pressure in the correct direction for winding.
Pin set pocket watches
There is another type of pocket watch called a pin set watch. The hands are set by pushing on a small pin or button sticking out of the case (usually near the winding crown) and then turning the winding crown to move the hands.
Lever set pocket watches
Most railroad grade pocket watches, and many more as well use a lever located on the side of the dial, under the crystal to allow the hands to move. If the winding crown does not pull up, or the hands do not move when the crown is pulled up, you may have a lever set watch.