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.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why do they use synthetic ruby?

Ruby is technically known corundum, and is a crystallized form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3).In pure form, corundum is white in color; trace impurities are added to change the color - to red in the case of rubies. It should also be noted that any other color of corundum (including clear) is known as sapphire.Ruby is used because it is an extremely hard and provides a slick surface for the wheel pivots (and other steel components) to operate on.In a mechanical watch, there is a constant force applied to the pivot of every wheel in the wheel train, which is applied by the wound-up mainspring..
Without any jewels, the steel wheel pivots would very quickly grind away the bridge and plate material until the wheels came out of alignment, and the movement would crash to a halt.In the inexpensive watch of yesteryear, the pivot holes may have been provided with hardened metal bushings.
Ruby is significantly better than steel in handling the forces involved, wearing long, and providing a nice low friction surface suitable for both high-load as well as high-speed motion. With modern production methods, they are cheap (~$0.02 each). And they look nice.
Also you can find some good watches with the real ruby,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What is the difference between a movement, an ebauche, and a caliber?

A movement is the completed, finished individual mechanism contained inside the case of the watches,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches,not including the case or dial itself, which is responsible for keeping time.An ebauche is typically understood to mean a "raw" or unassembled, unfinished movement, including the major structural components (plates, bridges) and sometimes parts of the wheel train and other moving parts.A caliber is the collective name given to a series of movements of the same design.
Many watch companies will purchase complete movements from a major supplier such as ETA or Lemania, engrave their company's name and other information onto them, and encase it with their own or even contractor-supplied cases.This practice can be up-front - where the company acknowledges that the movements are not of their own design or manufacture, or it can be hidden - where the watch company claims to use "in-house" movements when the movements are in no way designed or manufactured internally.
Some watch companies will purchase an ebauche from a major supplier, polish and decorate the parts (i.e. finish the parts), and assemble it with standard parts to create a higher quality-controlled movement than the stock ready-made movement.
Other companies purchase ebauches, finish them to a high standard, modify parts of the movement, and add custom components like an upgraded escapement assembly - to create what might be called a custom version of that movement, much like how Carroll Shelby, AMG, or BMW's "M" division re-engineer existing automobiles to produce something with higher performance and exclusiveness.Many times, the company will rename the caliber as its own to reflect the modifications and finishing of the movement vs. an unmodified stock movement.
There is often a debate on whether a particular company is being deceptive in renaming a movement based on an outside supplier as an in-house caliber.
It should also be noted that the largest supplier of ebauches in Switzerland, ETA, can provide a wide variety of finishes on its products, from very raw parts to fully finished movements complete with Geneva stripes and other decoration.They even have a subsidiary, Soprod, that can perform custom finishing and even modifications to the basic movement.Therefore, there is by no means a single level of quality that one can ascribe to an ETA movement - there are basic versions all the way up to fully finished ones.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to Measure Watch Band?

The easiest way to measure your watch band is to simply check the inside of your old band. Most straps have the sizes imprinted on the inside of the band,for example: Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.Secondly, you can measure the band itself. Remove watch strap and measure the width of the top of the watch band. This is the side of the band that attaches to the case.Lastly, you can measure the distance between the watch case itself (lug to lug).Most watch bands are measured in millimeter sizes. Use a ruler or a metric (mm) units to measures the band or the distance between the case or lugs of the watch. If you are measuring in inches please use the conversion chart below to find the size of your band in millimeters.
Measure the width between the extended parts of the case in mm.
Size Conversion Chart
Inches Millimeters
5/16 8mm
11/32 9mm
3/8 10mm
7/16 11mm
15/32 12mm
1 /2 13mm
9/16 14mm
19/32 15mm
5/8 16mm
21/32 17mm
11/16 18mm
3/4 19mm
25/32 20mm
13/16 21mm
7/8 22mm
15/16 24mm
1 26mm
What is a long or short watch strap?
Sizes 6mm to 15mm are Ladies lengths. 16mm and up are men’s lenghts
To get the length of the band, measure the watch band, excluding the buckle.
Chart for Men’s Bands
Band Lengths Inches Millimeters
Short 6.75-7.15 177 mm
Regular 7.25-7.50 190 mm
Long 7.75-8.50 213 mm
Chart for Ladies Bands
Band Lengths Inches Millimeters
Short 6.25 in 155 mm
Regular 6.50in 165 mm
Long 7.50in 190 mm

Monday, April 27, 2009

Watch Movements

Watches(Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches) tell time through the integration of three main components: an energy source, a time regulating mechanism, and a display. A watch's energy source can be electronic (battery-powered) or mechanical (spring-wound). The main timekeeping mechanism is called 'movement', while the display can show time in two different ways: digitally, in which the watch uses a liquid crystal display to show the time in numbers, and/or analogue, in which the watch uses the traditional dial and hands. Today's watches fall into four major types of movement: mechanical/automatic, quartz, solar and kinetic:
Mechanical and Automatic Watches: Mechanical watches are made up of gears and springs that work together to tell time. They are powered by manual winding. Automatic mechanical movements mark the passage of time through a series of gear mechanisms that are wound by the movement of the wrist. These watches are often quite beautiful and designed with precise craftsmanship,for example: Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.

Quartz Watches: A quartz watch works with a series of tiny electronic components fitted together behind the face. Rather than a wound spring, it is powered by a battery. The battery on a quartz crystal watch sends an electrical current to a tiny quartz crystal, which in turn vibrates at a very high frequency (32,768 times a second) to keep extremely accurate time. Quartz technology accounts for more than 90% of the world's watch production.

Solar Watches: The quartz accuracy in these watches is powered by electricity converted from natural and artificial light. They are made with solar panels and sometimes come with rechargeable batteries, such as lithium ion polymer batteries. This technology was developed by Japanese watchmaker, Citizen.

Kinetic Watches: Batteries are not required for these advanced watches. Kinetic watches utilise an innovative movement of microelectronics that respond to the movements of the wrist, maintaining quartz accuracy. The watch 'sleeps' if not worn for 72 hours, but wakes up when shaken and immediately returns to the correct time. The kinetic movement was developed by Japanese watchmaker, Seiko.

Friday, April 24, 2009


GMT means Dual Time Zone and it usually use a 24-hour clock instead of a 12-hour clock we normally use. GMT can be set with two time zones. A local minute-hour hand time and a GMT (sometimes red) arrow second time zone.You can find some watches have the GMT time zone,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.
To adjust time, please follow the instructions below:
1. Unwind the crown anti-clockwise softly and slowly until it loosen up. There are two steps of pulling out the button stem. Do not exert too much force here and please make sure you do it lightly and carefully,as too much force will do harm to your beloved watches,such as Chopard replica,Cartier replica,Chanel replica,Corum replica,Franck Muller replica,Graham replica,Longines replica,Tudor replica,Romain Jerome replica and Tag Heuer replica.
2. STEP ONE is for setting the GMT second time zone. STEP TWO is for setting the local time. Pull one-step out is to set GMT and date by winding the button clockwise and anticlockwise respectively. Pull one more step is for setting local time. Pushing the crown inward one step will bring it back to GMT setting. Pushing it two steps will bring it back to normal position and you can wind it back clockwise while pushing it back softly to secure the crown onto the watchcase.
3. Set local time FIRST and then GMT SECOND time zone. When you set local time, GMT time will also be changed at the same time.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Some watches have a screw-in crown,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.A Screw-in crown will lock into the case of the watch when you turn the crown clockwise toward the watch case.It will tighten when it is screwed tight. Most Rolex watches use Screw-in crown. When you want to wind your watch, you have to un-lock the crown by turning the button anti-clockwise until you see the crown comes out of the watch a little bit, about 1.0 to 1.5 mm. Do not force the crown to come out cause it will easily break the stem link with the watch. When the crown comes out, you can then wind it, adjust time, date, day just like other watches.To lock it, slowly turn it and push it toward the watch until it is locked tight. NO need to apply extra force after it is tight! For most other non screw-in crown watches, you just wind it, adjust time, date, day without the need to un-screw the crown.
No matter the watch has a screw-in crown or not,if it is Chopard replica,Cartier replica,Chanel replica,Corum replica,Franck Muller replica,Graham replica,Longines replica,Tudor replica,Romain Jerome replica and Tag Heuer replica,you will find they are also very good.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Upon receiving the watches,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches, please wind it. It is likely that the watch runs out of energy during the journey. Wind the watch by turning the crown for about 15 - 20 full turns clockwise. If you know your watch is battery, there is no need to wind it. If your watch has a screw-tight crown, release it by turning it anti-clockwise until it is loose,for example: Chopard replica,Cartier replica,Chanel replica,Corum replica,Franck Muller replica,Graham replica,Longines replica,Tudor replica,Romain Jerome replica and Tag Heuer replica.Then you can wind it for 15 – 20 times clockwise as mentioned. Once it is done, you can screw it tight by pushing the crown inside. Turn the crown clockwise and screw it tight back at the same time. By doing a manual winding of the watch, your watch will start to tick.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


It is a scale on the dial. In fact, many sports version watches,such as Chopard replica,Cartier replica,Chanel replica,Corum replica,Franck Muller replica,Graham replica,Longines replica,Tudor replica,Romain Jerome replica and Tag Heuer replica have it either on the rim or bezel. In conjunction with the second hand, it gives the speed of a moving object. A tachymeter takes a value determined in less than a minute and converts it into miles per hour. For example, a wearer could measure the time it takes a car to pass between mile markers on the highway. When the car passes the second marker, the second hand will be pointing to the cars speed in miles per hour on the tachymetric scale.
Also there are many other brands watches with such function, Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches are also better choices for you.

Monday, April 20, 2009

set the time

Any special considerations when setting the time and date?
OK, well firstly a watch equipped with a date feature will normally have three positions for the crown: in, pulled out one click (for date setting) and pulled out two clicks (for time setting). Simple enough. Two main tips here really. Firstly, when setting the time wind the hands slowly if possible, don't overdo it in the speed department - the simple reason for this is that doing so very quickly can cause premature wear to the components upon which the hands ride. Relatively slowly and gently is fine and preferably in a clockwise direction. Don't adjust the time backwards through midnight unless a watch specifically allows this. Secondly, when using the rapid date advance feature AKA the quickset feature, as a general rule avoid doing so between 8.00pm and say 4.00am - serious damage can be caused to the date mechanism if this advice isn't heeded. If the watch has stopped then make sure you set the time once through midnight and well into the safe zone before quicksetting the date..
You should carefully operate when setting the time of your watch,especially Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches, Longines replica,Tudor replica,Romain Jerome replica and Tag Heuer replica.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Why does my date change at noon instead of midnight?

Most mechanical calendar watches are not AM/PM aware--they simply advance the date every other time the hands pass forward across 12:00. Where people get confused with this is because they assume it is more complicated than that.So maybe Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas are different in date change.
When setting a watch that has run down, make sure you roll the hands forward past 12:00 at least once so you can see when the date changes. Then set the time accordingly so the next date change will occur at midnight, not noon.
Digital watches do not have this confusion, because you have to explicitly tell them whether it is AM or PM. Watches that display 24-hour or military time also are clear on where in the 24 hour day the time is,such as Longines replica,Tudor replica,Romain Jerome replica and Tag Heuer replica.But most watches display a simple 12-hour representation of the time--leaving it up to the wearer to understand which half of the day they are in.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How does magnetism affect quartz watches?

It doesn't usually affect digital quartz watches, but it can affect analogue watches, which use a tiny electric motor to turn the hands. Powerful magnetism can affect the performance of this motor,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica and Hublot replica.The good news is that although analogue watches may gain time, lose time, or even stop under the influence of powerful magnetic fields, they will usually return to normal time-keeping as soon as they leave the source of magnetism. (You may need to reset your watch, of course.)Avoid putting your watch near medical equipment, headphones, loudspeakers, or refrigerator door magnets. Electric mixers and blenders and a wide range of other electrical equipment may also have strong enough magnetism to affect timekeeping.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Is it okay to leave my chronograph function running all the time?

On most mechanical chronographs, yes it is okay. Some people prefer to do this in order to have the large second hand running. There is no evidence this causes any additional wear of any significance to the watch. It also makes little difference in the power reserve on your mechanical watch,for example: Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.Omega reports that their watches should lose less than 2% of their power reserve having the chronograph running continuously.
On quartz chronographs it is certainly okay. Though some quartz chronographs may limit the duration that the chronograph will run. Also, some quartz watches may disable the chronograph functions to conserve battery power when the battery is very low.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Why does my automatic watch run down in less time than the stated Power Reserve?

'Power Reserve' means the number of hours the watch should run from being fully wound up. But a common mistake with automatic watches is to wear them only a few hours a day, or every few days, and think that is enough movement to keep it wound. Many automatics need at least 10-14 hours a day of wearing with you moving normally (more than watching TV or napping). Even then, the watch may be far from fully wound at the point you take it off at the end of the day, so may not continue to run overnight or over a full weekend. How much you wear the watch over weekends is important too, as people's behavior is often different them, often leaving the watch much more or mush less wound by Monday.So you should wear your watches everyday,especially you have Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.
To test to see if your watch is really getting its full power reserve, try this: manually wind your watch at least 40 turns and make sure the time is correct. Then leave it on the dresser for two to three days and see what time it stops. If it runs for close to the stated power reserve (usually 40-44 hours for many modern mechanical watches), then your watch is perfectly fine,you can find such fine watches in the market,such as Chopard replica,Cartier replica,Chanel replica,Corum replica,Franck Muller replica and Graham replica.If it runs significantly less than that, it may need cleaning or an adjustment.
If your power reserve is functioning correctly, then you may need to simply manually wind the watch when you take it off to ensure it is sufficiently wound. Or you may choose to change your wearing habits to keep the watch on your wrist for more active time. And finally, you can always consider getting a watch winder to keep your automatic watch ready to wear even when you do not use it regularly.

Monday, April 13, 2009

What is a chronograph?

A chronograph is considered one of the most useful functions a wristwatch can have.A chronograph is used to time short spans of time; generally less than 30 or 60 minutes.A more commonly used name for a chronograph is a ‘stopwatch’.Now many good watches all have the function of chronograph,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Are more jewels better?

Not necessarily. As noted above, a typical hand-wind movement today will have only 17 jewels as a full complement. Some really high-grade or ultra-thin movements will add a few extra jewels to further protect against any wear, but even these top out at 21-23 jewels.You can check it in the top quality watches,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.
Only those pieces of the movement which are between the mainspring and the escape wheel are candidates for jeweling, as these are the movement parts that experience the large forces or relatively high speeds of the mainspring or escapement. Other components, such as the motion works (i.e. hour and minute wheels), calendar mechanisms, and winding train are not under this constant stress, and thus arguably do not need jewels.
Automatic winding movements will add about 4-8 jewels to help most efficiently transfer the relatively small rotor forces into winding the mainspring.Another factor has to do with how the watch is constructed - especially for chronograph movements and perpetual calendars. Some chronograph movements used today (including the ETA 2894-2) are modular in construction - meaning that a plate containing the chronograph works is grafted onto a basic timekeeping movement. Since the original timekeeping movements were not always designed with this in mind, it becomes critical for the add-on module to add as little "drag" as possible - which may indicate use of jewels for their low friction properties.
BTW, one will occasionally encounter a quartz movement with jewels in it - they technically aren't really necessary because a quartz wheel train is not constantly under stress.
As a historical note, there was a "jewel craze" about 50 years ago, where manufacturers, under the belief that the public thought more was always better, came up with 75 or even 100 jewel movements. Most of these jewels were not functional in any way, and the results looked ludicrous to an informed eye.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

What is a Flyback?

A "Flyback" or "Retour a vol" is a function which allows the chronograph to be reset to zero without having to stop the chronograph first (recall that a normal chrono requires one to stop the timing before resetting),you can have a try from the watches,such as Ferrari replica watches,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.This is useful for aviation, where several segments or legs of a route are flown for specific periods of time in sequence; the act of stopping, resetting, and restarting leads to a short delay in the beginning of timing the next leg.This delay, reportedly, can be a factor in some precision military operations, for example.

There are many kinds of watches which have the flyback function,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica and Hublot replica.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

How does an automatic mechanism work?

All self-winding watches work on the principle of converting arm motion (kinetic energy) into the winding of the mainspring (potential energy).Usually, this is performed by a half-disc of metal weighted at the edge called a rotor, which spins when the wearer's arm is accelerated unpredictably(that is, when moved normally in the course of everyday life).This rotary motion is then geared down to wind the central arbor of the mainspring.
All automatic watches have an overwind protection mechanism of one sort or another, to prevent breaking the mainspring once fully wound,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica and Hublot replica.In a typical system, the mainspring, which is wound at the central arbor of the barrel, is not rigidly attached to the outside of the barrel.Instead, there are a series of detents along the outer edge of the barrel that allow a stiffly constructed mainspring part called the bridle to slide along when an attempt to overwind is made.On some watches, a faint click can be heard when this happens,such as Ferrari replica watches,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.On others, it cannot be heard.It should be noted that this overwind protection is critical to avoid damage to the watch, and is reported to be one of the more tricky things to get right during a watch service because of the special lubricant needed to ensure proper operation.
The Horologium contains several articles about different types of automatic winding systems, including a vintage JLC/Vacheron automatic, a modern production JLC as in used in the International Watch Company (IWC) Portugieser Automatic (scroll to the bottom of the article), a modern ETA/Eterna system as used in an $85 Swatch Automatic, and an innovative bi-directional system from the IWC Caliber 8541 (now used in the new IWC Cal. 5000).

Saturday, April 4, 2009

What is an automatic wristwatch?

An automatic wristwatch is a watch that uses an automatic movement as its timekeeping mechanism,you can find many examples for the automatic watches,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.Automatic movements are a subset of mechanical movements that, when worn daily, do not need to be wound.Every time the watch is worn, an oscillating weight in the movement winds the mainspring, thus ensuring the mainspring (the source of energy for the watch) remains fully wound.Most of the automatic watches sold at Island Watch have a power reserve of 40 hours – this means that once fully wound, the watch will run for approximately 40 hours continuously.But, as noted above, when worn daily, they will never need to be wound again.

If you are like many of our customers, you probably have more than one watch.If you do not wear an automatic for a day (24 hours), it will still be running the next morning, but it is recommended to wind it by turning the crown about 20 times.This will guarantee the watch is fully ‘charged’.

If an automatic watch is allowed to run down fully, as in when it is shipped, or if it remains in your jewelry box, simply turn the crown clockwise 20 to 30 times to give the mainspring a full wind.You can not over wind an automatic movement – there is an internal clutch mechanism – the crown will simply keep turning but the watch will not wind any further.Rolex specializes in producing automatic watches,such as Rolex Daytona replica,Rolex Datejust replica,and Rolex Yacht-Master replica.

Friday, April 3, 2009

What is a quartz movement?

Watches with quartz movements use a battery as its power source.The battery is used to provide a voltage across a quartz crystal which, in turn, oscillates very fast.A small microchip counts these oscillations.When a certain number of oscillations is reached, a signal is sent to a stepper motor that advances the hands (for example, one second intervals).In the market,some top grade watches use the quartz movement,such as Porsche Design replica, Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches, Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.

Quartz watches became very popular in the 1980’s and threatened the very existence of mechanical movements.Quartz watches are extremely reliable, and are by far the best time keepers – if you are looking for accuracy, quartz watches will serve your purpose.But, they do not have the same ‘life’ that mechanical watches: Rolex replica, Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches have.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

How Quartz Watches Work

During the 1970s, the "quartz watch" burst onto the scene as the newest high-tech gadget. Initially, these watches had red LED displays and they cost around $500 in the United States. Since then, the quartz watch has evolved so that either an LCD or a traditional mechanical (hour and minute hand) movement displays the time, and the price has fallen dramatically. It is not uncommon to find quartz watches given away for free in boxes of cereal!There are also some quartz watches from Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.If you don't want a quartz watch,you can put your eyes on the Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica and Richard Mille replica.

Have you ever wondered why it is called a quartz watch? Or why quartz watches are so much more accurate than wind-up watches?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What is Horology??

What on earth is horology? Briefly, it's the science or art of measuring time. It's a science that started back in the days of the Babylonians, who came up with the idea for the 60-second minutes and 60-minute hours we use now.
It's now in the hands of scientists who measure time in billionths of a second with atomic clocks, but most of us aren't interested in billionths of anything. The first timekeeping device was probably a stick in the ground, and some clever soul noticed that the stick's shadow moved as the sun moved. From that came the present sundial. Other devices were the water clock, in which a bowl was either filled or emptied within a certain period of time, probably timed by the shadow of a stick in the ground—but you could use the water clock at night. Other devices were marked candles, oil lamps that would burn a measured amount of oil, or a stick of incense that burned at a measured rate, and would drop a thread-suspended metal ball on a bell.
The first mechanical clock was probably made by a blacksmith somewhere in Italy, as an alarm clock for a brother in a monastery who had to wake his mates at a certain time of the morning to start the day's worship sequence.
From this sprang the monster tower clocks, again made by blacksmiths, that appeared all over Europe after about 1200. These only had one hand because they were so inaccurate—maybe within two hours a day.
With increasing sophistication came the smaller mechanical clocks that the wealthy could keep in their bedrooms, or use as an alarm to wake the servants to prepare Milord and Milady's breakfast. These usually ran for only 30 hours at a winding, and still weren't very accurate. But, life was a bit slower-paced back then; it was kind of hard to buzz off to Cancun for the weekend.
The first watch appeared in about 1500. Not very accurate, but a toy for the wealthy. Over the centuries, with the invention of the hairspring, and other improvements, it became more accurate and smaller until it evolved into the small jewel you wear on your wrist today.Also there are many top grade watches in the market,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watchesBreitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.
The properties of the pendulum had been known from the time of Galileo, but they weren't applied to the clock until a Dutch mathematician, Christiaan Huygens, used one successfully on a clock in 1673.
Clock accuracy took a spectacular jump—from within hours a day to within minutes a day, and never looked back. Clocks became evermore accurate, designs, both technical and decorative, took off, and hundreds of thousands of people were employed in making clocks, or in making parts for clocks.
Even though technical improvements were being made, further accuracy didn't really come along until Lee Deforest invented the vacuum tube in the 1920s, and the later invention of the transistor in the 1940s.
Thousands of people like yourself are fascinated with clocks and watches, and collect them avidly. There are several organizations today whose members devote themselves to the study of horology and its history. One of these is the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, based in Columbia, PA.
Take a few minutes to look over our Web pages, or stop in at the Museum. Either way, we'll be delighted to see you.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Time for Everyone

From expensive luxury to the Swatch miracle
The first and simplest solution was the sundial, which had the advantages of being cheap and easy to make and use,such as Rolex Daytona replica,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.Later came other simple time-measurement devices such as water clocks, sand clocks and candles marked with hour-long segments. Whereas these came to Europe mainly from Asia or the Arab world, the much more precise mechanical clock is seen as an entirely European invention. This kind of clock hinged on the invention of what was known as the foliot - a crown escapement with a balance arm driven by weights. Today's experts and historians basically agree that this invention became widely known at the end of the 13th or the start of the 14th century. It came about thanks to two factors, improved methods of metalworking and the growth of towns, whose inhabitants no longer wanted to set their time solely by the sunrise and sunset, which varied according to the season.
The first European precision instrument exported to Asia was a clock
The first mechanical clocks were mostly made by blacksmiths, locksmiths or cannon-makers, who had the necessary experience in working with metal. These artisans were mainly to be found in the Netherlands, Italy and France. It is therefore no surprise that the first precision instrument exported to Asia from Europe was a clock. It was recorded as early as 1338 in the freight documents of a Venetian ship bound for Delhi.
Luxury for a select few from a single craftsman
In those days, and throughout the years until early this century, a clock was usually the achievement of a single individual. During the 17th century, metalworkers specialized in clock manufacturing organized themselves into guilds. This gave rise to clock-making centers in Augsburg, Nuremberg, the French towns of Blois and Lyon and, later on, Paris, London and Geneva. At first they produced large-scale public clocks such as the one at Cluny Monastery or the famous astronomical clock at Strasbourg Cathedral. Later on came the spring-driven, more transportable clocks invented in the 15th century, followed by the first precision pendulum clocks dating from around 1660. But these could only be afforded by the nobility, rich middle classes or clergy. The same was true of the expensive early pocket watches, whose invention is ascribed to the Nuremberg master craftsman Peter Henlein in 1554 - though other historians believe that pocket watches already existed in the early 16th century. As a result, it was the demand from royal courts, nobility and prosperous burghers that determined where clocks and watches were produced.
Guilds allowed innovation and new production methods
During the second half of the 16th century, political unrest and religious conflict interrupted the development of the emerging watchmaking industry. This was compounded by the restrictive rules set by the guilds of the time. Their decrees and quality controls were intended to promote competition, but they soon proved to be an obstacle to innovation. In many cases, master craftsmen were not allowed to employ more than two apprentices, and the use of new techniques was frowned upon. New product development was hampered by the guilds' strict rules of conduct. This applied to makers of both clocks and watches.
With the decline of the guilds in the 18th and 19th centuries, things became more relaxed. The new-style guilds which emerged in the second half of the 19th century continued to insist on strict quality, but they were tolerant of innovation and new production methods.
Nevertheless, until well into the second half of the 20th century, clocks were still an expensive luxury: The more perfect and reliable the mechanism, the more they cost. One example is the famous 'confirmation clock'. This would be presented to a young adult or school-leaver, with an injunction to take good care of it, because it was intended to outlive its owner and be passed to his or her heirs.
Japan launches first mass-produced quartz clocks
There were few changes until the invention of the quartz clock, which became a model for Japanese manufacturing strategy during the post-war period. Products made elsewhere were taken apart and analyzed with a view to marketing mass-produced items at low prices. Quartz clocks were also made in Switzerland, but each factory made all the required parts - some 150 to 180 of them - themselves, right down to screws and gear wheels. As a result, it was only possible to produce short runs. The decline of the Swiss watchmaking industry, the only sector of the old mediaeval industry which still had international importance, was a foregone conclusion.
The Swatch miracle
At the beginning of the 1980s, malicious tongues in Switzerland said that the creditor banks of the loss-making ASUAG and SSIH watchmaking companies, which had swallowed countless top brands, had taken on the business consultant Nicolas Hayek as a 'hatchet man'. They said his job was to wind up the business as smoothly as pos-sible. Instead, the Lebanese-born son of an American dentist brought off a minor miracle. He helped Ernst Thomke - who was responsible for the movement blank division at the ASUAG-SSIH subsidiary Eta - to realize his idea of a 'watch for everyone'. This product later became famous under the brand name Swatch.Today, Swatch stands for several things: Innovation, simplicity, cooperation, design, marketing and modernity.
Through cooperation to watches for everyone
Thomke and Hayek made sure that all the ASUAG-SSIH company's efforts were directed towards realizing the new concept. The firm was soon renamed SMH, and has been operating as The Swatch AG since 1998. Instead of 90 to 150 different parts, a Swatch consists of only 54, which are supplied by various departments within the company. The fully automatic production and low production costs (between $5 and $6) also made it possible to manufacture limited series profitably. In cooperation with international artists, a Milan-based design studio sees to it that a new collection of brightly-colored watches is brought to the market twice a year. And they're much more than simply timepieces - they're a lifestyle statement, a fashion accessory (costing from $40), or even a covetable collector's item, often fetching top prices.
Now,wearing a good watch is worthy everything,a good watch is not just telling you the time,it is also telling you to seize every second,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.

Monday, March 30, 2009

How to Make a Watch Wave

A waving watch is constructed much like the way you probably constructed paper puppets when you were in grade school.
You find a nice picture, lop off the arm, and position it to pivot in waving fashion with a tiny fastener. Ordinary watches just have to move their hands around the face of the clock. A waving watch needs a hefty enough mechanism to keep a third arm waving as the other two travel the clock face.
Our watches are quaintly self-powered and auto-winding. You can wind them up with your own fingers if you want.Such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica,Ferrari replica watches, Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dive Watch Repair

Dive watch repair can be a tricky proposition. If you have one of the cheap dive watches and it needs to be repaired, you are probably better off just throwing it out and buying a new one. It's not worth the time and money to have it repaired.So if you think this will give you some troubles,you can look into the ordinary replica watches,such as Rolex Daytona replica,Rolex Datejust replica,Rolex Yacht-Master replica,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas.
If you have a good quality scuba dive watch that needs to be repaired, such as needing a battery replacement, it can be tempting to do it yourself. After all, don't you just need a screwdriver, a battery and rubber gasket (possibly)?
Well, yes. But if you do it yourself, you run the risk of voiding the warranty.
So if you change it yourself and the watch later floods, you are out of luck. So check your warranty information carefully before you attempt to do anything yourself or have someone other than the manufacturer/authorized dealer do the work.
If the manufacturer changes the batteries or does any other dive watch repair, they will normally retest the watch and certify that it is still water resistant to whatever level applies.
This is not to say that a qualified watch repair shop can't do the job. I used to live in NYC and a friend of mine took her dive watch to be repaired to this little old repair shop nearby. Everything was fine. It's your decision but at least it will be an informed one.
From time to time you may notice condensation on your dive watch face and wonder if it needs to be repaired.
According to Citizen watch, if it goes away after a short period of time it is nothing to worry about. This is a normal occurrence and is caused by sudden temperature changes (ie, going into a cool building when it is hot outdoors).
However, if the condensation does not go away after a short period, you should have it inspected.
So the long and short of dive watch repair - if it's a good dive watch, you'll probably want the manufacturer/authorized dealer to handle it if you don't want to void the warranty. A cheap dive watch? Probably not worth the bother. Looking into the replica watches,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches,you wont get so much troubles.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Patek Philippe Luxury Swiss Watches Full Guide

Who Are Patek Philippe?
Patek Philippe is probably the best known high-end luxury Swiss watchmaker today. The name has become a synonym to elite time keeping – owing its fame as much to the manufacture and actual quality as to the well thought-out marketing campaigns, which focus on the perceived value. A prestigious member of the exclusive club of traditional Swiss watchmakers, Patek Philippe was established in 1839, to be purchased a century later by Stern family, which still owns the company in 2009. There is no quick way to describe Patek Philippe: the scope of tradition, the technological innovations, and the company's place in the history of horology don't lend themselves to a brief summary.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Common luxury watch questions

How do I check the quality of watches for sale online?
Carefully check the product description for any watch that you see online. The description should list the brand name and model number, the movement type and the materials for the case and the bracelet or strap. Also, look for details on the extra functions a watch may have and for the measurements.For example,you can put your eyes on the replica watches online,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.
How do I care for my luxury watches?
You'll want to protect your investment after spending a lot of money for a beautiful watch. Some preventive maintenance will keep your luxury watches in like-new condition for many years.
Have mechanical and automatic movements fine-tuned every three to four years by a watch professional.
Always have a professional change the battery of a quartz watch.
Use a soft, slightly damp cloth to clean metal watch cases and bracelets.
Have a diamond watch cleaned by a jeweler or watch dealer if the stones become dull.
Avoid getting leather straps wet; moisture can damage the appearance of the strap.
If a leather or fabric strap becomes damp, let it air dry before returning the watch to its box.
If you maintain your watches well,I am sure that you can have it for a long time,such as Rolex Daytona replica,Rolex Datejust replica,Rolex Yacht-Master replica,Breitling replica,U-Boat replica,Bell&Ross replica,Patek Philippe replica and Omega replicas,they are all good quality.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DKNY Watch

Classic Wearability
In the fashion world the name Donna Karen is synonymous with timeless elegance. Once employed by the legenday Anne Klein, Donna Karen has carved a niche in the world of fashionable clothes and accessories. Her DKNY line of watches continues this trend by crafting timepieces that are sleek, functional, reliable and can make a statement. Born to a model, and always at home in a world where form and function go hand in hand, Donna Karen's DKNY line of watches offer versatility, variety,and quality in an amazing array of choices. Also you can look into the replica watches in the market,you can have more good choices,such as Rolex replica,Porsche Design replica,Richard Mille replica,Zenith replica,Hublot replica and Ferrari replica watches.
In a New York State of Time
Just like New York City offers choices for everyone, so does the DKNY line of watches. You want beauty, you want quality, and you want a name that represents the best in American fashion. You want a watch from the DKNY line. Ladies will fall in love with every watch in the Crystal Collection. The delicate features make each of these DKNY watches very pleasing to the eye, on and off the wrist.
You can choose from a variety of band styles and materials. Want something of the tandem variety? The Couples Collection offers matching his and her timepieces. For the businessman or woman who needs to look their absolute best, clients and colleagues alike will certainly take a shine to any watch from the Abstract Collection. For someone a bit more on the technical side, a Chronograph is a good choice.
DKNY: Watches that fit Your Life
Adventuresome types should scope out the Active pieces, which include DKNY watches that can go the distance underwater, to 160 feet. This bodes well for anyone who has a swimming pool. Many watches from DKNY are designed with a metrosexual look meaning that they are very sleek and suave for both men and women.
There is something for every member of your family. You are going to pay a little more than you would for the $10.00 beauties you find in most trinket stores, although you are still getting to keep that arm and leg. What you get in return is a beautiful watch, and assurance that you have invested in something that will not break down in a few months.
The Watch of a Lifetime, a Watch for a Lifetime
DKNY watches give you piece of mind. While these reliable timepieces are covered by a warranty, the real assurance is knowing that your watche has been designed by a company with a reputation for quality. Your DKNY watch will guarantee that your arrive promptly to your important dates, are appropriately attired for any occassion, and that you have invested in a reputable company with a history of surpassing exprectations. DKNY watches provide elagance and comfort for a small investment in yourself.
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Silver Jewelry

Perhaps the most popular choice for jewelry is silver. All around are people, men and women alike, adorned with silver jewelry accessories, which are relatively of low cost compared with other jewelry pieces made of other precious metals, particularly gold and platinum. Many people like silver because it is not only affordable but also has a classy appeal, thanks to its attractive shimmer and brilliant sheen. Because there are so many businesses involved in selling silver items, it is best to arm yourself with a handful of tips on what to look for when shopping for silver. Also you can choose the replica watches,such as Rolex replica,Richard Mille replica,Hublot replica,Porsche Desigh replica,Zenith replica and Ferrari replica watches.
Compared to items made of gold or platinum, silver offers a much wider range of options. There are silver ornamental or decorative items for the home and the office, such as picture frames, mirrors, main furniture pieces, desktop accessories, kitchenware, and bathroom fixtures. There are silver finishing touches in some technological gadgets, such as cellular phones and iPods. And there are silver fashion accessories in the form of jewelry, such as earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and anklets, among many others. With so many styles and designs to choose from, it is highly recommended that you shop around before settling on and purchasing an item. This way, you can check which stores have the best quality and the most affordable prices as far as silver jewelry is concerned.
Know Your Markings
If you don't know which type of silver to look for, you might end up buying the wrong stuff - stuff that will make your turn green some time after contact and exposure or stuff that will make you itch. Most people don't know this, but jewelry made entirely of silver does not exist. This is because silver is such a soft metal that using it in its original and pure form will only result in pieces that will break, melt, or crumble easily. To make silver sturdier and more durable, other metal alloys are usually mixed with it. The best pieces that are allowed to be called silver jewelry are those made of sterling silver, which has a purity of 92.5% or, in other words, contains 92.5 grams of pure silver in every 100 grams. This is the highest quality of silver in the market, and commercial sterling silver pieces are usually marked with the number "925" for easy recognition.
Affordable Handmade Jewelry
Another thing you should know when buying silver is that silver jewelry may either be made by hand or by machine. Naturally, hand-made silver pieces are priced much higher than their machine-made counterparts because more value is placed on the works of human hands. Moreover, hand-made silver pieces are usually individually unique, while machine-made silver pieces are often mass-produced and unoriginal. If you take pride in wearing one-of-a-kind jewelry, go for hand-made silver items.
Your silver jewelry pieces need attention and care because they are sure to tarnish after a while. This is normal even in pieces made of sterling silver because the alloys mixed with the silver are bound to react with the air, causing the surface to show tarnishing deposits. Maintenance is key to keeping the shimmer and sheen of silver, so polish your pieces from time to time.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Boccia Titanium Watches

All components of the Boccia collection of watches is made of pure titanium,in the market,some of other watches are also made of titanium,such as the Rolex replica watches and Omega replica watches.
Hypoallergenic and nickel-free metal , 30 % stronger and 50% lighter than steel, and up to 5 times as expensive. Titanium is perspiration and corrosion resistant, especially salt water, which makes it well suited for diver's watches. The Boccia watch line is the only all titanium watch line in the world. It makes this impressive range of jewellery and watches pleasant to wear and friendly to the skin even if you suffer from nickel or steel allergy.
Boccia titanium women and men watches:
1-Are designed by a top team of Europeans designer from Italy, Spain, Denmark,..
2-Use top of the range Japanese quartz movements or Swiss when indicated. Straps are made of leather or titanium as appropriate.
3-Are water resistant to a minimum depth of 3 bar or 30 meters. The resistance is indicated at the back of the watch. Sports watches and chronographs are water resistant to a minimum depth of 10 Bar.
4-Use mineral glass except the Outside range which use sapphire glass.
5-Carry a two-year Boccia Watch International Guarantee and each watch come complete with Boccia presentation gift case. (Boccia" has a soft "cc" and is pronounced "Boshia")
If you want to buy a good quality titanium watches,Boccia is a good choice,at the same time,you can also choose the replica watches,such as Rolex Daytona replica watches,Rolex Yacht-Master replicas,Rolex Datejust replicas,Richard Mille replica,Porsche Design replica,Zenith replica and Bell&Ross replicas.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Platinum Jewelry

Platinum has become one of the most-coveted metal ingredient for jewelry-making. Also,it is widely used in the replica watch market,nowadays,you can often see the platinum Rolex replica watches,Richard Mille replica watches,Porsche Design replicas,Zenith replica watches and Ferrari replicas. Jewelry aficionados and fashion experts understand the value of platinum and regard platinum jewelry as a classic must-have. Some people may not know this, but the recognition and affection that platinum enjoys today is far from the reception it received many years ago when its role as a jewelry component -- a main one at that -- was unthinkable and just absurd. Indeed, it took decades -- nay, centuries -- before platinum jewelry became the success it is now.
Where the Name Platinum Comes From
Platinum got its name from the Spaniards, who called it "platina" or little silver - a derogatory reference to its resemblance to the shiny metal. What the Spaniards didn't know then is that platinum has a number of exceptional properties that qualifies it as the perfect material for making jewelry. These properties include incomparable hardness, high melting point, heavy weight, and notable ductility - the very traits responsible for platinum's long absence in the jewelry-making industry.
When Did Platinum Start Getting Used?
Early use of platinum dates back to the existence of the ancient Egyptian civilization. An archaeological dig in Egypt found a casket made of platinum, apart from other metals; this appearance was ignored and considered only accidental, however, due to the fact that small amounts of platinum were also noted to be present in things that contained native gold. In Ecuador, platinum was also reported to have been used by the pre-Colombian Incas; probe into the metal's qualifications for making jewelry and other artistic purposes was never realized due to the mysterious disappearance of the Incas. purportedly highly advanced fabricating techniques at the time the Spanish Conquistadores reached their shores.
Because the Spaniards didn't think much of platinum, thanks primarily to its resistance to melting and forging, the Spanish government ordered its banishment from import activities. One way or another, however, platinum made its way to other parts of Europe, albeit as contraband. It was clear platinum was not going to become obsolete, making its way all around the globe. In the 18th century, the metal caught the attention and interest of scientists, who decided that platinum was not an alloy of iron and gold, as earlier thought. Finally, research showed how platinum was in fact malleable, extremely ductile, resistant to acidic contact and heat could be melted through the adding of tiny amounts of arsenic, and could be made into very fine sheets or wire. Soon enough, platinum was used to make sugar bowls and coffeepots - and the early 19th century saw the birth of platinum jewelry in the form of decorative chains, shirt studs, and cuff links.
Jewelry For Generations
Platinum jewelry has been considered to be lifetime pieces - items that will not wear down with the passage of time. There are so many things that platinum has use for in terms of jewelry design, including being a better alternative for silver in settings for pearls, diamonds, and other precious metals, and pure platinum settings continue to dominate elite jewelry collections. Demand for platinum jewerly - especially for pieces that contain 950 parts per thousand of pure platinum - has not slowed down and is in fact rising every year, so you can count on platinum to stay for many more years to come.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Inexpensive Women's Watches - How to Choose them?

Women watches are an extension of a girl's identity and they serve dual purposes in that they are not only time pieces but also a fashion accessory. It has been said that most females typically own at least 4 watches. One sports watch, a couple of watches for day, and a more expensive and unusual watch for formal occasions
How to select a watch?
There are several factors to consider before purchasing your watch.
Purpose of watch:
Do you want a watch for the gym and the beach? In this case a water resistant, more practical sports watch with a sweat proof band is called for. You may also want a second hand for checking your pulse, or a stop watch for timing yourself. A second hand and minutes are immensely practical for the sports watch.
When selecting a day watch, consider what type of band you will need and whether or not the watch should be waterproof. Would you like a metallic band or leather strap? Should the strap be colored? Should the dial be colored? Do you want Roman numerals, Arabic numerals, or strokes or dots to represent the hours and minutes?
When selecting a day watch take a minute to consider what your favorite colors are and what colors you need the watch to match with. The most neutral straps are the metallics and possibly the black leather strap. Colored straps are great for adding a splash of complementary or contrasting color to your outfit.
Evening, or more formal watches, give a woman the opportunity to really lash out. Elegant, traditional, groovy, up to the minute, there are many styles for the evening to select from. Watches with jeweled bands and faces can make excellent selections for the dressed up occasion. If you prefer your outfit to shine through, choose a more demure watch. This can be achieved by selecting a smaller or sleeker style, or selecting a black or metallic style that will match the rest of your outfit perfectly.
Cost of Watch:
The amount of money you want to spend on your wrist watch will obviously determine what you will purchase. However, with watch prices starting as low as $19.90 for smart day watches, there is really no reason to not be satisfied. You will find that whatever your budget, you will be spoiled for choice. Should you spend all of your budget on the one watch or perhaps buy two watches for the price of one? This is a great way to extend the fashion accessory section of your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
We all don't feel like wearing the same watch every day. While one watch may look fantastic with the black clothes, you may want another look for your denims. The great advantage with current watch prices is that a girl can afford to have as many watches as she wants.
A great ladies watch is much less expensive than a pair of shoes or a handbag! Another point to remember is that your watch will last longer than your shoes.
The last point to consider before purchasing your women's watch is the style of the watch. Do you want a large face? A round dial or a square dial? Retro? Vintage? Traditional? Elegant? Classic? Black? White? Metallic? The best way to decide is to have a look at watches and take note of the styles that you are drawn to. You will probably find that these watches all have some detail in common.
Should your watch be traditional and elegant or can you be more expressive with your personal style? Is the watch for the office or for shopping? Is the watch for special occasions or playing in?
Take into consideration your budget, the purpose of the watch, and the look you are after when purchasing your watch. There is no point ending up with a sports watch if you were originally after an evening watch.
Women's watches are the ultimate fashion accessory for displaying your personal style. Prices today can be far more affordable than shoes or a handbag. Display your style on your wrist. Purchase fashionable ladies watches here!
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