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The Most Wanted Rolex Presidents- Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Rolex Super President

Rolex is one of the top brands in the luxury watch market and is known for their exceptional quality.  One of Rolex’s most popular models is the President or Day-Date; popularized by both politicians and movie stars, the President has become a symbol of wealth and power. The President has undergone only slight changed over the years. The  hack feature was introduced which allowed the second hand to be stopped instantly. Another feature that was added over the years was the “Quickset” feature, this allowed the wearer to change the date by pulling the button out half way and turning it. A great improvement over the old method where the crown would have to be turned round and round in order to manipulate the date.  Besides these internal changes the President is still holds the classic beauty that originally made it a hit among consumers. Watch Repair.

Raymond Lee Jewelers has always had a hard time keeping our Rolex President in stock especially since our Rolexs on sale are far below their retail value. Here are the top five most popular Rolex President models:

1. Men’s silver dial beadset bezel Rolex Datejust Super President
2. Men’s champagne dial Rolex Day Date President
3. Men’s champagne stick dial Rolex Day Date President
4. Ladies champagne dial Rolex Super President
5. Ladies mother-of-pearl dial Rolex Super President

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Our CW21 Watchmaker in the News!- Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Watch Repair

I have written blogs in the past extolling the virtues of our amazing watchmaker, Igor Polotsky. A man who through his extraordinary skills and quality of work has greatly expanded Raymond Lee Jewelers’ reputation as one of the best watch repair sites in Florida. His skills as a fully certified CW21 watchmaker have become so well known that one of Florida’s largest newspaper has written an article detailing the career of our watchmaker, Igor Polotsky.

On Friday the 4th of February, The Orlando Sentinel wrote a terrific piece on Raymond Lee Jewelers’ own watchmaker entitled, Watchmaker Builds on Time-Honored Craft. The article tells of his rise from a 17 year old watch apprentice in Russia to the one of the most skilled and heavily certified watchmakers in the United States. Mr. Polotsky honed his skills in Moscow’s first watch factory and then in the late 80’s started to work for Tiffany & Co. Watch Repair.

Raymond Lee Jewelers’ was lucky enough to have Mr. Polotsky join our team in 2009. Since his arrival at our store he has amassed a dedicated following of customers who only choose him for their watch repairs. Raymond Lee Jewelers is proud to have a staff that is truly the best of the best; we have two exceptional full time jewelers, a very experienced gemologist, a sales staff with decades of combined experience, highly trusted jewelry buyers and even one of the top buyers of luxury hand bags. Come into Raymond Lee Jewelers to see what all of South Florida AND Orlando has been raving about!

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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The New Brand on the Block: TechnoMarine- Watch Repair

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Watch Repair

Working at a jewelry store that specializes in luxury watches at great prices, I tend to focus on the watches people wear. Lately I have seen many people sporting TechnoMarine brand watches on their wrist; TechnoMarine was launched in 1997 in St. Tropez, France by entrepreneur Franck Dubarry. TechnoMarine became widely popular with release of their first watch the Raft. The Raft had a really fresh look due to its adventurous and modern design. The watch featured a stainless steel case that had a unique rubber cover and a large distinctive unidirectional bezel. One reason for this watch’s popularity was its colorful dial and matching bracelet. The band and case cover could be easily changed so it was common for owners to swap bands to match their outfit.

The Raft went on to sell over 50,000 in its first year of production, quite a spectacular feat for such a new watch brand. Franck Dubarry moved their headquarters to Los Angeles, California in order to gain an even larger portion of the market. It was in LA were TechnoMarine really started producing the watches that would mark their legacy. A  full collection of diving watches were released in the late 90’s, this initial collection consisted of a combination of PU and stainless steel chronographs – combining chic French design with unmatched Swiss technology. TechnoMarine learned from the popularity of its first line of watches and continued to produce watches with a variety of bright colors with interchangeable colored bands. Watch Repair.

TechnoMarine continued it success with the release of the TechnoDiamond in 1999. The TechnoDiamond has the same look of the Raft with many of its features but has diamonds in the bezel. This allowed TechnoMarine to attract customers who were looking for a more luxurious watch. You really have to admire TechnoMarine for reaching such great heights in a market that is inundate with well established and trusted watch brands. TechnoMarine crafts beautiful watches and one I have been seeing them coming into our store more and more. These type of watches are great for those looking to establish a distictive watch collection without having to spend thousands. Typically these watches run from$200 to $400 and the popular Raft is only $190.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Preowned Luxury Watches: Graham Chronofighter 2CRBS

Preowned Luxury Watches

Graham Chronofigther Click Here

In the market for preowned luxury watches, Graham London watches are highly sought after.  Since the 18th century Graham has been making quality luxury time pieces for clients all of the world.

George Graham invented many things throughout his lifetime with regards to watchmaking; but never patented anything.  He was so busy thinking of new things that he couldn’t waste his time in the patent office.  Two of his inventions include the first ever stopwatch, and the mercury pendulum system to keep watches running accurately in hot and cold weather.

More recently, Graham watches are being made with revolutionary styles in mind.  For example, the Graham Chronofighter has an extra large crown and push button which almost overpowers the actual case.  It is also on the left side of the case; the opposite side of most preowned luxury watches crowns.  The 2CRBS has a 43 mm case which is within the standard for extra large watches.  It’s features include a chronograph which can keep time up to 15 minutes.  Its dial also has a half skeleton features which allows you to view the internal mechanism.

The Graham Chronofighter 2CRBS normally retails for $13,375; a lot for a stainless steel and rubber watch with only a few functions.  However, Raymond Lee Jewelers is selling this preowned luxury watches for only $5,995.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Preowned Luxury Watches: IWC Aquatimer

Preowned Luxury Watches

Preowned Luxury Watches: IWC Aquatimer

The International Watch Co. (IWC) is one of the most well respected luxury Swiss watch companies in the world.  IWC is listed with such appreciated

companies as Rolex, Cartier, and Breitling.

Located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland IWC is one of the only luxury Swiss watch companies to be located in eastern Switzerland.

IWC was founded in 1868 and continues to sell thousands of watches all around the world.  One preowned luxury watches that is popular is the Aquatimer chronograph.

This Aquatimer has a very desirable 44mm stainless steel case.   It’s bracelet is blue and made of rubber.  It’s functional bezel is blue and orange with every five minute markers.  It’s scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the watch from normal wear and tear.

This preowned luxury watches functions include a chronograph that can keep elapsed time.  It also has a day and date function at 3 O’clock.

This IWC Aquatimer retails for $5,300.  However, you can buy this gorgeous preowned luxury watches for only $3,995 at Raymondleewatches.com

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Preowned Luxury Watches: Bell & Ross

Preowned Luxury Watches

Bell & Ross BR03-92-S-02600

Bell & Ross is a relatively new Swiss watch company.  It was established in 1992 by two French designers Bruno Belamich and Carlos A. Rosillo.

Like many preowned luxury watches, Bell & Ross watches design can be traced back to air travel.  The design of most of their watches resembles the instruments in the cockpit of an airplane.

Bell & Ross watches are popular because of their simple design.  Most have a square case with a round dial.  They look sturdy and reliable.

A classic Bell & Ross preowned luxury watches is the BR03-92-S-02600.  It’s functions include date, hours, minutes, and seconds.  It has a large 42mm case and an automatic movement.  The case is blacked out stainless steel and it has a black rubber bracelet.  It is a really cool looking watch.

Get your Bell & Ross preowned luxury watches from Raymond Lee Watches.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Preowned Luxury Watches: Ulysse Nardin GMT

Preowned Luxury Watches

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When Ulysse Nardin starting producing watches in 1846 they were best known for making marine chronometers.  Ulysse Nardin is not only the name of the company but also the name of the founder.  Ulysse Nardin watches are some of the most sought after in the preowned luxury watches market.

One of the most beautiful preowned luxury watches Ulysse Nardin produces is the Dual Time GMT.  It comes in many different styles and colors.  The one I am highlighting has an orange leather band with a matching orange dial.  This particular model, the 223-22 comes with a beautiful diamond bezel that dresses the watch up perfectly.  The dual time has the capability of showing two time zones at the same time.  At 37mm it can be worn by both men and women.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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