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Vintage Rolex Watch… of My Dreams

I mean, honestly… I believe my heart did skip just for a moment…

Rolex Vintage 4197 on Leather cord

Model #: 4197

Vintage

Condition: Previously Owned

Case: 18K white gold

Bracelet: Black Leather

Bezel – WG with diamonds

Dial – White

This watch comes with a Raymond Lee Jewelers presentation box. All watches come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY. Condition is Pre-owned.

Retail Price: $6,995.00
Sale Price: $4,995.00

New Rolex MSRP List Effective May 10, 2011

Effective May 10th, 2011: Rolex MSRP Updates

Many of you are already aware of the genuine admiration  have for the Rolex timepiece. Perhaps our post outlining the logistics of a Certified Pre-Owned Rolex Watch as a Wise Investment or the Don’t be Fooled by a Faux: A Genuine Rolex Watch Reference, warning our readers of the sure fire signs that define a fake Rolex may have tipped you off as to just how dear we hold these exquisite timepieces to our hearts.

Rolex Submariner

In the process of learning about the intricate engineering of certified chronometer movements, self-winding mechanisms, automatic time calibration and quartz movements that belong to Rolex timepieces, I have indeed become more of a devoted fan to the ultimate name in precision and luxury than I ever considered possible.

This history and evolution of the Rolex timepiece is an intriguing, award-winning and record-breaking tale of master engineering. Rolex timepieces remain the ultimate standard of quality craftsmanship, standing the test of time in every way.

The MSRP of Rolex Watch Models has been updated. The newly released prices will be effective starting today, May 10, 2011.

Please be patient with us, as we catalog the directory of all new Rolex MSRP prices at RaymondLeeJewelers.com. This blog entry will soon be updated with a direct link to a complete directory of updated Rolex Watch MSRP Listings, organized by Model Number on the Raymond Lee Jewelers Website.

For the time being, I’d like to offer you a quick overview ofthe most popular Rolex Wristwatch Models, along with their updated MSRP values.  If you should have a particular request for a Rolex MSRP that is not listed here, please email the Rolex model number you would like to see the current MSRP of to alex@webuybigdiamonds.com, and I’ll be happy to send you the requested prices as soon as possible.

Effective Today: Rolex Watch MSRP Updates

Prices and Model Information Effective May 10, 2011, Subject to change without notice.

Rolex Oyster Datejust

Oyster Perpetual Air King 34mm

  • 114200 – $4,950.00

– – Stainless Steel, domed bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70190

  • 114234  – $6,000.00

– – Stainless Steel Case, 18kt white gold fluted bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70190

  • 114234 – $7,750.00 *

– W/ 11 diamonds set on Roman dial and Oyster Bracelet 70190 *

Oyster Perpetual Date 34mm

  • 115200 – $6,100.00

— Stainless Steel, domed bezel, 31 jeweler chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70200

  • 115210 – $6,150.00

— Stainless Steel, engine-turned bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 72190

  • 115234 – $7,150.00

— Stainless Steel case, 18kt white gold fluted bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 72190

115234$7,950.00 *

–W/ 5 diamonds set on Arabic dial and Oyster bracelet 72190 *

Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 26mm

  • 179136 – $51,300.00

— Platinum, bezel set with 42 diamonds, 10 diamonds set on dial, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with President bracelet 83136

  • 179136 – $79,700.00 *

— W/ Mother-of-Pearl diamond dial and “President Karat” bracelet 84136 *


Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II 40mm

  • 116710 – $7,900.00

— Stainless Steel, special 24-hour Cerachrom bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78200

  • 116713 – $11,750.00

–Stainless Steel case, 18kt yellow gold bezel, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78203

  • 116718 – $29,500.00

— 18kt yellow gold, special 24-hour Cerachrom bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78208

Oyster Perpetual Submariners

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 40mm

116610 – $8,000.00

— Stainless steel, pressure-proof to 1,000 feet, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock clasp and Oyster bracelet 97200

Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea 44mm

116660 – $10,650.00 

— Stainless steel, pressure-proof to 12,800 feet, helium escape valve, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock and fliplock clasp and extension link Oyster bracelet 98210

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 40mm

116618 – $31,300

— 18kt yellow gold, pressure-proof to 1,00 feet, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock clasp and Oyster bracelet 97208

There’s a nice start for you! The complete Rolex MSRP list will be live shortly.

Here are a few more favorites to reference until then…

Daytona
116520
$11,250.00
116523
$15,950.00
116505
$34,700.00

Yachtmaster
16622
$11,200.00
11623
  $11,800.00

Datejust II
116334
$8,600.00
116333
$10,800.00

Datejust 36mm
116234
Plain Dial on Jubilee Bracelet  $7,550.00
116200
Plain Dial on Oyster Bracelet –   $6,300.00
116233
  Plain Dial on Jubilee Bracelet $10,100.00

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Hope everybody is having a tremendously terrific Tuesday, and that you got yourself those cupcakes I told you about this morning! 🙂

Alexandra at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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While intrigued by the inner workings and discogrophy of Rolex history yesterday, I stumbled upon a few Rolex-related links 
that I thought would be of great value to you! 
Enjoy!

Covers an entire range of Rolex related queries! Worth Reading for anybody interested in owning a Rolex timepiece at some point!

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=2277&rid=5

A Blog Dedicated to the Rolex Watch by Bernhard, featuring ‘rare birds’ of the vintage Rolex world and interesting, unusual facts and notations!

http://100percent-rolex.blogspot.com/

🙂 You’re Welcome.

TrendLuxury Interviews Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson: The Final Word on Fashion

 The Final Word on Fashion from Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson

TrendLuxury is an award-winning publication, as well as leading social media outlet and interactive influence on luxury, glamor and fashion trends. With an International fan-base, fashion experts and industry leaders, TrendLuxury has been coined ‘ the international online trend.’

This successfully savvy company prides itself on keeping consumers both well-informed and entertained with coverage on fashion trends, tips, product reviews, event coverage and interviews with today’s luxury style influences and fashion industry leaders.’

It would therefore come as no surprise to those who know him, and have seen his keen eye and spot-on style related observations in both jewelry and fashion, that Jeff Josephson was approached for an interview with the International fashion news outlet.

Trendluxury conducted an interview with Raymond Lee Jewelers President Jeff Josephson, which includes a fun variety of fashion-related inquiries, in addition to how Raymond Lee Jewelers came to be and why we have remained a trusted, innovative and evolving industry leader.

Read the full interview here for in-depth analysis of the strong comeback of sophisticated ’70s glamor, yellow gold jewelry pieces and accessories, colors and designs that Jeff suspects we will be seeing this Summer.

As a gal that has embraced yellow gold jewelry for the first time in her life, and has both seen and sported the style inspirations which Jeff Josephson discusses here with TrendLuxury, I promise that you will enjoy these professional jewelry, accessory and fashion insights!

… Read Full Interview Here

Sneak Peak:

Jeff Josephson: This has been a year of two extremes, neither one is overpowering the other just yet but I suspect as the year progresses and as fashion continues through the 70’s style evolution we can expect larger, bolder pieces to begin to overshadow more delicate designs.

Gold Rises Above $1,500 an Ounce for the First Time Ever

Oil Prices, if you haven’t noticed, are skyrocketing to all new highs across the Country. The value of the USD has been steadily decreasing over a span of fifteen consecutive months, reaching a record-breaking low on Wednesday.

Daily Markets analyst Michael Snyder explains that as a result of the progressive weakening of the US Dollar, the appeal of Gold and Silver is boosted.  There are also high demands for gold from emerging economies like China and India, which help to fuel the rise in gold’s value.

Spot gold traded at $1,505.21 an ounce and was bid at $1,505.16 an ounce at 5:42 a.m. ET, against $1,493.90 late in New York on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

….Read more

Mike Maloney on the continued rise of value in Gold

What This All Means for Our Readers, Customers and Consumers Nationwide:

In these challenging economic times, many consumers have taken advantage of selling rarely worn jewelry pieces, high-end watches, and even scrap gold and silver. With payouts for these metals at an all-time high, it’s best to strike while the iron is hot!

If you have any pieces of gold jewelry that have been sitting in a drawer or treasure box at home for years, timepieces or wristwatches that have gone unworn, or even gold coins that you have considered selling…  NOW is the time.

This very well may be your last chance to make such strong a profit from your gold pieces.  Below you will find a list of the prices are currently paying for Gold at Raymond Lee Jewelers.  At $1503 per oz., Raymond Lee Jewelers is currently paying out the following:

Gold per dwt:

10K – $22.55

14K – $37.58

18K – $51.10

Gold per gram:

10K – $15.00

14K – $25.00

18K – $34.07

Gold per ounce:

10K – $450.00

14K – $752.00

18K – $1022.00

Pennyweight and grams are the two terms most commonly used to measure the weight of gold. To convert either measurement to ounces:

1 troy ounce = 20    dwt
1 troy ounce = 31.1 grams

So, if you do have some jewelry pieces or gold coins that you’ve been thinking of selling, now is the time to take those items in for an evaluation at Raymond Lee Jewelers. There is no pressure to sell, and written appraisals are available with a scheduled appointment, which can easily be made by calling us directly at (561) 750-7808.

Please, Meet This Valiant Vintage Omega Seamaster

Vintage Omega Seamaster Wristwatch for $595!

Given the homage we are currently paying in men’s wristwatch trends to classic, vintage style wristwatches with narrower bracelets and a large classic case, this valiantly designed, nostalgic timepiece had to be mentioned and shown to you here. If you’re still in need of that fifth and final Summer Essential, boys… Consider this awesome Omega wristwtch, available for only $595 at the Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store.

Good Morning, All!  While browsing our eBay store this morning, I came across this fantastic vintage watch by Omega. The model is Seamaster, with a stainless steel case and black leather bracelet. A bit of history about Omega’s Seamaster Series:

At the time the Seamaster was introduced in 1948, standard watches were extremely susceptible to water damage from even a dip in a sink or tub. The Seamaster was created as a line of standard dress-style watches which were ‘waterproof’ (as they called them then) suitable for swimming and other light water activities. Their water resistance then is about comparable to a 10 to 30 meter rating today. The now common diver’s watch style was unknown at that time.

Company Omega
Model Seamaster
Case Metal Stainless Steel
Case Measurement 32 mm
Bracelet Black Leather
Dial Silver
Crystal Plastic
Movement Automatic
Features Hours, Minutes, and Seconds

This your chance to own this Vintage Omega Seamaster Automatic Watch at an amazing price of $595 plus shipping Buy it Now or Best Offer.

WE DO LAYAWAY! CALL US AT 1-800-329-GEMS!

Masculine Monday: Five Fashion Essentials for Men This Summer

Happy Masculine Monday!

Hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend, and is thus far enjoying their Monday. That said, let’s get things moving with our extra special Masculine Monday…

FIVE FASHION ESSENTIALS FOR MEN THIS SUMMER

With Spring nearly over and Summer on the way, today seemed a perfect fit for providing our cherished readers with five fashion essentials for our modern men to sport in the warm weather.

Esquire Magazine Fashion Director Nick Sullivan is one of the most impressive fashion writers in the country, and shared his handsome face and professional style insights on a few specific male necessities for Summer Fashion in 2011. 

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Watch Nick Sullivan’s televised index of a few select fashion essentials that every stylish man should have this summer.

[— A Jewelry Jotting Notation:

“Nick Sullivan is a fan of ‘TV on the Radio’, which puts him at VIP status in my book.”Alexandra]

are going to snag a few of the essentials proposed by the great Nick Sullivan on Today, simply because they really are essentials, vitals even. These items will help you stay comfortable and stylish, even in the warmest summer months.

  • 1. THE UNLINED JACKET

The ultimate wardrobe skeleton key for men who want to formalize or ease from a day at the beach to an evening appropriate look is the awesomely unstructured double-breasted unlined jacket. Think of this key wardrobe item as the male equivalent to women’s heels.

These thin, fitted jackets are a quick way to change the dynamic of an average outfit to a fashion forward, comfortable summer ensemble. The variety of unlined jackets available for men today include styles and color palettes to suit each fashion personality type, from the trend-setting fearless men to those who are looking for a more subtle appearance.

With bright colors, textures and vivid patterns leading the pack in this years most popular men’s fashion trends, a lot of you guys are going to have to get brave. And soon. The Esquire Fashion Blog provides the historic undertones and current influences that have let  to the uprising of fashion forward menswear here…

Esquire Style Presents: The American Revolution

The sixty products, places, people, and ideas that are transforming how we dress in 2011

Our top pick among the many brilliantly creative and classically detailed choices for favorite unlined jacket is a piece from the 2011 Men’s Clothing Line by Italian Designer, Luigi Bianchi.

For a stylishly revived summer wardrobe for sun-kissed men, the elegantly tapered jacket designs from the 2011 Men’s Clothing Line by Luigi Bianchi has our first vote. With their 100 year anniversary being celebrated, the jackets in this line are simple, yet incredibly precise in their construction. The result is a purposefully casual, classic appeal.

 Lubiam: 100 and Counting, or L.B.M. 1911

Founded in 1911 by Luigi Bianchi, Lubiam has been making some of the finest tailored tailored clothing in Italy for 100 years.  F/W 2011, and L.B.M. 1911 in general, is all about deconstructing the blazer as much as possible – it’s the definition of dressed down tailoring.

  • 2. THE NON-SNEAKER SUMMER SHOE

This really is an important one, and I’m glad that someone has finally acknowledged the need for men to have an additional footwear option during the heated months. We are so used to seeing the same flip flops and and alternating sneakers being worn by men in the Summer, it’s almost as if another option hadn’t even been available until now. Men of 2011, ditch those Adidas kicks. Your footwear has officially received an upgrade, a footwear facelift if you will.

The pair of suede summer shoes which Nick Sullivan features on his clip with the Today Show is a perfect example of how to move on from flip flops and tennis shoes in the best way possible. I’m nearly envious of men at this point, as these suede hybrids between a sneaker and a dress shoe provide the overdue option for men’s footwear in Summer.

Grabbing a pair of these off-duty, comfortable yet trendy shoes should be a main priority for men this year. Not only are these styles going to remain popular, but two toned, more embellished variations will be seeping into the fall fashions, as well!

We love the Men’s Authentic Original Suede Boat Shoe from www.sperrytopsider.com.

  • 3. THE PERFECT SHAVE

Growing rapidly in popularity is the high-quality, old-fashioned barber shop close shave. Particularly valuable in the Summer months, when the sun, sweat and heat can cause breakouts and other skin irritations, a perfectly smooth shave will be essential.

For a fun how-to guide on the 4 vital steps to achieving complete facial hair removal, watch this video by Esquire:

How To Shave Your Face  by Esquire

Remember These Simple Steps, and The Perfect Shave is just within reach …

1. Prepare (Use Pre-Shave Oil to Prepare)

2. Lather (Visit http://www.theartofshaving.com/ for old fashioned shaving cream, oil, etc)

3. Shave (See video for instructions on when to shave with the grain or against)

4. Moisturize!

finito. 😉


  • 4. SHADES MAKING A STATEMENT

Just like Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger, decide that you’re going to make a serious statement. With your shades. This Summer is demanding all men to take a fashion leap with their choice of eyewear.

No more classic stand-by aviators, boys. It’s time to say something. With your eyes. Through what’s covering them, literally. Celebrity-Inspired statement sunglasses are a must have for men in 2011.

Look into some of the great sunglasses of history, like the ones above being worn by Hunter S. Thompson. You will have to find a style that works with the shape of your face, as well as your fashion sense and risk-level preferences.

If this is your first dare-devil approach to statement sunglasses, it’s better to be rational when choosing your shades. Pick up a pair that make themselves known, but that aren’t so loud they wind up staying heated in your glove box through September because you couldn’t quite bring yourself to wear them in public.

  • 5. An Old-Fashioned Timepiece

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Mathey Tissot Vintage Watch

Mathey Tissot Vintage 14kt White Gold Diamond Watch


The Fashion Director of Esquire, Nick Sullivan has taken a particularly heightened interest in the new annual trade show of all things jewelry and watch related, BaselWorld.

* * * * An old-fashioned gentlemanly timepiece is a necessity * * * *

In several feature articles,he intricately highlights the timepieces displayed at the Basel Watch Show to be powering a strong return of gentleman’s timepieces and wristwatch designs into modern men’s fashion. The revealed collections at Basel-world greatly occupied a fluidly recognized vintage feel. Thus far, aviation-inspired and early 20th century designs have been creating a strong and positive impact on men’s fashion.

The watches that are growing in nostalgia-fueled popularity in the revealed collections at BaselWorld embody noticeably narrower straps with larger round faces. These WW1-inspired timepieces, which include several pocket watches, are described by Sullivan as a rediscovering a certain nostalgia for the first third of the 20th century.

Tissot Vintage Watch RaymondLeeJewelers EbayStore

Tissot Vintage Watch RaymondLeeJewelers EbayStore

The dressy, yet restrained appearance of the early-20th century inspired wristwatches is expected to lead the way in fashionable watch wear for men. Popularity of timepieces that carry a piece of nostalgia or sentiment with them are on the rise. Don’t forget this one very crucial element to your look this summer.

Well…  Men, and all those who’d like to surprise the men you love with some fashion affection, you’re all set!  Have a wonderful evening.

Raymond Lee Jewelers

[— A Jewelry Jotting Notation:Nick Sullivan is a fan of ‘TV on the Radio’, which puts him at VIP status in my book.” –Alexandra]

TV on the Radio Album: A Triumph of Style (Esquire Fashion Blog)

Mathey Tissot Vintage 14kt White Gold Diamond Watch (ebay.com)

Basel Watch Show: Raymond Weil’s Dressy Discretion (esquire.com)

Mathey-Tissot Collection

Raymond Lee Jewelers at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2011 Auction: Buying Your Jewelry!

West Palm Beach

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Raymond Lee Jewelers is proud to announce its upcoming participation in the Palm Beach 2011 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event!

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2011 Auction will be taking place April 7th- 9th, 2011 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida.

We will be present all three days of the Event, located at Booth EH32. As the Auction draws near, we will keep all of our valued readers updated as to exactly where you can find us at the South Florida Fairgrounds during the Palm Beach 2011 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event.

Raymond Lee Jewelers will be offering to purchase your designer jewelry or timepieces, offering an impressive display of designer jewelry and luxury timepieces for purchase, as well as giving visitors the option to trade their luxury jewelry pieces.

Looking Forward to Seeing You There!

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Event and Ticket Information:

9th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL  33411

(480) 663-6255

Click Here for Site Map

Purchase Your Tickets for the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2011 Auction HERE!

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