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Bedat & Co. No 8 Limited Edition Watch- Watch Repair

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Earlier today I wrote an article describing the growing trend towards more classic and slimmed down watches. In the past we have written countless articles on larger and thick cased timepieces, today instead I wanted to shine a light on a magnificent midsized watch. Bedat & Company have  released a limited edition watch called the No. 8 model number878.410.313.

This is truly a beautiful watch it has an 18 carat rose gold case, a unique black sunburst patterned dial, and rose gold markers. Like many classic midsized timepieces the dial has only a few features; there is the name of the brand on top with the, “Geneve” underneath it. The dial also has a seconds sub dial with the words, “limited edition” in the middle. My favorite feature of this wristwatch is the hand-woven alligator strap which you rarely see anymore and makes this watch really stand out.

Bedat & Company is a relative newcomer on the Swiss watch market that specializes in feminine luxury timepieces. Bedat & Co. is well known for mixing a contemporary modern look with a traditional art deco spirit. Many of their watches are crafted from stainless steel and feature diamonds set in the bezel. Founded in 1996 by Simone Bédat and her son Christian Bédat, Bedat & Co. has had a roller coaster story of success. Watch Repair.

Simone Bedat started her career at Lang SA a watch case manufacture in Switzerland; it is here that she gathered the majority of her expertise and experience that would eventually lead her to open her own company. Simone Bedat was head clerk at the age of 18 and worked for Lang SA for ten years until she moved on to Camy Watch Company in Geneva.

While working for Camy Simone Bedat worked closely with fellow entrepreneur Raymond Weil, they eventually both left Camy to create Raymond Weil watches in 1975. In 1996 Ms. Bedat decided it was her time to branch off on her own and created Bedat & Co. with her son, Christian. Their first collection featured classic timepieces that were made with Swiss precision and parts.

The models N°3, N°7.Ref. 304 and Ref. 314 were big hits and solidified Bedat & Co. place in the Swiss watch market. They only grew over the next four years attracting the attention of Gucci who acquired 85% of the business in 2000. Today Bedat & Co. is owned by a Malaysian based company called LuxuryConcepts Timepieces and continues to release beautiful watches with Swiss parts at a reasonable price.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Gucci Watches: A History- Watch Sell

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Gucci G Watch

Founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, Gucci has become one of the best known and oldest fashion names in the world. Gucci first product was high quality saddelery and leather goods that proved popular with consumers.  Later employing years of expert leather craftsmanship Gucci began to create luxury deluxe suitcases. These suitcases were of such high caliber that demand soared allowing Gucci to branch off into other luxury goods. In 1953 Gucci opened a store in New York City and a London store in 1961. The company headquarters today is located in Amsterdam and the administrative center in London.

It was not until 1972 that Gucci entered the luxury watch market. Italy’s economy began to soar creating more jobs and a high level of disposable income. At first Gucci only sold these watches in Italy and had few designs. One of the earliest designs was a bangle watch with interchangeable dials in different colors.  Soon demand for Gucci branded watches spread across Europe  and to the United States. Like its purses, suitcases and perfume, Gucci has spared no expense in the creation of its watches while pricing the timepieces well below other luxury brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Breitling. Modern Gucci watches without diamonds or sapphires normally retail for $1,900 to $600, which is quite affordable and allows Gucci access to a considerably larger segment of the market.

Possibly the most famous of all the Gucci watches is that of the letter G. This is the symbol of Gucci, and has remained one of their most successful time pieces to this day. For many years little was done to this forward thinking design and sales peaked in the mid 90’s. Today the G has many models for both men and women, the more popular models incorporate the simple band and bezel of the past with a modern dial often with choreographic features. Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of South Florida’s most trusted watch sell.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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2010 Fall Watch Trends- Watch Sell

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Blacked-Out Trend

Increasingly men  are staring to view watches as a fashion statement rather than just an instrument of telling time.  A simple brown leather band watch can make a navy blue suit look great or a white watch with a colorful nylon strap can dress up a pair of khakis. Here are some of the falls 2010 most popular watch trends.

The Military Watch: The military watch is based on designs from simple and effective watches created during War World II. These watches were mass produced for pilots and GI s who needed a watch with little to no glare and easy to read dial. Today’s military watches incorporate these qualities and tend to have  matte bezels, rugged nylon or leather straps and simple illuminated dials. Military watches go great with heavy materials such as tweed, flannel or corduroy.

Ceramic Watch: If you want to stand out from the crowd and make your presence known try a ceramic watch this fall. Top luxury watch makers have seen their ceramic watch collections soar as men hope to differentiate themselves in a business world filled with enormous heavy metallic watches. If you are in the market for quality ceramic watch expect to pay close to $1,000, Raymond Lee Jewelers sells pre-owned ceramic watches at deep discounts.

Ultra Modern Watch: Ultra modern watches with unique LED and digital dials are very popular among young professionals. Many of these watches break free from tradition and tell time with dials that only the wearer can interpret. For example one popular watch has bacteria shaped holes on its dial that light up with red, yellow and green LEDs, mimicking  an infection spreading across the dial. Each color represents a unit of time, red equals hours, yellow equals minutes and green equals seconds. Gucci is planning a whole collection based on this trend. Watch Sell

Blacked-Out Watch: These watches are for those looking for a more traditional watch that is both discreet and masculine. Blacked-out watches stray far from the flashy or elaborate timepieces that have become popular over the years. Of all the trends this fall this type of watch is my favorite. Brera Orologi has a great black matte stainless steel watch with rugged crowns for $650 and Breitling has released a blacked-out diving chrono on a rubber strap for $6,785. For those of you who are like me and are looking for something a bit cheaper, Nixon has a limited edition matte black watch with a rich black dial and gray matte markers on a black nylon strap for $120.

Whatever trend you are seeking Raymond Lee Jewelers will have it at a great price.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Gucci To Create Special Jewelry For The Grammys-Florida Jewelry

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The world renowned timepiece and Jewelry maker, Gucci, and The Grammy Awards have signed a three-year agreement that will have Gucci designing a unique collection of watches and Jewelry for the Grammys. Gucci has always had strong support from the countless musicians that attend the Grammy Awards every year and hopes to honor these talented and loyal clientele by having its famous creative director, Frida Giannini, design the special collection her self. Proceeds from the sale of this collection will go to the Grammy Museum, which is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of milestone musical recordings for the enjoyment of future generations.

Gucci has a great history of commitments to the preservation of the arts. 90 years of success allows Gucci to provide support to some worth while causes, such as Martin Scorsese’s non-profit organization , The Film Foundation. The Film Foundation was founded in 1990 and is dedicated to preserving films. Its five year relationship with Gucci has resulted in the restoration of six classic films that will survive to enrich the lives of future generations. The Grammy Museum hopes to do the same thing but with music. Judging by the success Gucci has had with The Film Foundation, I do not doubt this partnership will succeed in preserving historically significant moments and recordings of our musical heritage.

We here will at Raymond Lee Jewelers will be providing you with all the latest Florida Jewelry news.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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