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

Watch Repair

Watch Repair

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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The Watch From Iron Man 2: Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 3 Tourbillon- Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry Appraisal

Iron Man 2 was the seventh highest grossing movie in 2010, grossing an amazing $621,751,988 worldwide. In the Iron Man universe Tony Stark performed by Robert Downey Jr. is a billionaire business man and  playboy who enjoys the finest things in life. With that in mind it is not a surprise that producers decided Tony Stark should wear a Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 3 Tourbillon GMT watch. This amazing watch matches Tony Stark’s glamorous lifestyle and is truly a watch will capture everyones attention.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 3 Troubillion GMT timepiece is the third watch to be created for Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin collection. This watch was created in cooperation with the famed car manufacture, Aston Martin proclaims the watch is embodied, “by the power and style of an Aston Martin and the technical innovation, reliability and performance of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.” Jewelry Appraisal.

Featuring a 44mm case that is ceramic and has a 18kt pink gold crown, this contrasts nicely with the gray and matte black look. The dial features two time-zone displays, a AM/PM and date window and has a unique cutaway skeletonized dial that allows you to see the Calibre 988 movement inside. It is water-resistant up to 50-meters and has a transparent case back as well. Jaeger-LeCoultre is only releasing 300 of these luxurious watches.

Currently this watch is being sold for $60,000 and comes on a Alcantara-lined diver’s strap in perforated black calfskin leather featuring white over stitching.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Rolex Watches Same As Currency- Watch Sell

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Watch Sell

In today’s economy some believe it is better to have your money in appreciating assets that you can touch and feel rather than in the market or in cash. Obviously you have to understand the market for this to work for you. Weathly watch collectors actually make money with their watch collection! Companies such as Rolex and Patek Philippe frequently discontinued models, this creates a demand. Another thing they do to create hype is not create enough of any of their popular watches to keep up with the demand. The retails generally increase by 10 percent every year, making the preowned models increase in value as well.  It’s a lot easier than it used to be to figure out the market value of certain makes and models. Checking Ebay current listing and completed listing is one good way. Checking your local jewelers to see what they are asking for new and used watches is another.  A great way to see if the watch brand you are planning on investing in has good residual value is to see if the authorized dealers will discount that brand. If you walk into the authorized dealer and negotiate a discount on a new watch of 40% off retail chances are you should stay away from that brand. Watch sell. Now, if the model you want is sold out chances are this is the one to go with if you can find it. One thing to keep in mind is that sometimes a company that does not have great resale will create one model that sells great. This is usually very temporary, which means that you buy it when it super hot and when your tired of it so is everyone else. Which kills resale.

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