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From Las Vegas, New York and Hong Kong, The Antique Jewelry Trade Shows Go On!

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
Location: Hong Kong Exhibtion & Convention Centre

1 Expo Drive, Hong Kong Island – 2582 8888

Already Asia’s biggest show of its kind, the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair took its leadership further in 2009 by becoming the world ’s biggest jewellery fair in terms of number of exhibitors. The Fair featured over 3,000 exhibitors spread over 120,000 square meters of exhibitions space in two venues: the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The June Fair in 2011 will follow the same track: Perfect timing, ideal location and professional organisation are just some of the many factors that make the JUNE HONG KONG JEWELLERY & GEM FAIR one of the top three jewellery events in Asia. With its track record of excellence, the June Fair attracts thousands of buyers from over 100 countries and regions, who are ready to replenish their inventories. Celebrating its 24th anniversary, the Fair is out to prove itself once again as an effective marketplace for the jewellery trade.

Dates and Times: June 23 – 26, 2011

You can find us at Hall: 1ABC
Booth # 1M055-57

Be sure to visit http://exhibitions.jewellerynetasia.com/exhibitions/default.asp?siteid=4⟨=1 for more information

Antique Jewelry & Watch Trade Shows 2011

 

 

 

 

 

New York Antique Jewelry and Watch Show

Location:  The Metropolitan Pavillion
New York, NY

Description:  The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is the largest trade only show serving serving the antique jewelry and watch industry. The extensive variety of merchandise makes this show popular with serious jewelry buyers and collectors.

Dates and Times: Friday, July 22
1 pm to 7 pm

Saturday-Sunday, July 23 – 24
11 am to 7 pm

Monday, July 25
11 am to 4 pm
http://www.newyorkantiquejewelryandwatchshow.com/Home.aspx

 

 

Antique Jewelry & Watch Trade Shows 2011

IWJG International Watch and Jewelry Guild (NYC, NY)

Location: Doubletree Chelsea Hotel
128 W. 29th St
New York, N.Y. 10001

Description: The IWJG holds 12-14 trade shows per year, exclusively for our members. (The general public may not attend.) This is your opportunity to network with dealers around the world and buy, sell, and trade watches, diamonds, and other valuable jewelry.

Our members trade in vintage and modern watches, jewelry, diamonds, gold, gems, pens, coins, stamps, clocks, estate jewelry, antique jewelry, entire store stocks, entire manufacturer stocks, and close-out lots.

Dates and Times: July 26-27 2011, Tuesday- Wednesday, 9AM – 6PM
http://www.iwjg.com/index.shtml

President Obama’s Watches: Part 1- Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry Appraisal

Barack's TAG-Heur

In the past we have covered the watches of various celebrities such Kanye West’s amazing Black PVD coated Rolex Submariner but have only briefly touched upon the watches of politicians. Today I wanted to focus on one of the most popular or polarizing (depending on which side of the aisle your on) politicians in American history, President Barack Obama. Our 44th President is known for wearing two watches, in this post I am going to cover the watch he wore as a senator and while campaigning.

In late 2007 when then Senator Obama was blazing across America on his campaign trail, many watch enthusiasts where speculating about the watch on his wrist. The flash of leather under a cuff or a glimpse of a large silver case got many thinking our future president was sporting a Paneria or even a Carrera. In actuality Barack Obama was wearing a TAG-Heur Series 1500 Two-Tone Diver on a brown leather strap.  I could not not find out whether President Obama purchased this watch himself or it was a gift but he has wearing this watch daily since 1991. Jewelry appraisal.

The TAG-Heur Series 1500 was released in 1991 as a cheaper alternative to more expensive models; and was a designed to have a bold, professional look without sacrificing its ability to be used as a diving piece. With a water resistance of 200 meters, a screw-down crown, plain white dial and  heavy duty full size case this timepiece would make a exceptional diving watch. The watch was released with a price tag of $575 with the leather strap. If you are looking to purchase this exact model you are out of luck as TAG has ceased production in 1998.

I think this is the perfect type of watch for a politician to wear, it is moderately priced so not to seem too flashy or elitist. Also I like that President Obama did not follow the traditional politician route and wear a cheap Casio or Timex to “connect” with Joe the plumber. The TAG with its raised gold triangles on the bezel make this watch look much more luxurious than it actually is.

Check back later for my the part two where I will discuss President Obama’s current watch.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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