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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.

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Daniel Craig Sports the New Omega DeVille- Florida Gold Store

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Omega DeVille at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Since 2006 Daniel Craig has become synonymous with the Omega brand of watches ever since he donned a tux and a  Omega watch in the James Bond movie, Casino Royale. There was much controversy over the decision to choose blond-haired Craig for the traditionally black-haired bond; what caused little controversy was the watch on Craigs wrist. This new bond needed a watch that was both masculine and elegant, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean model 2900.50.91 was chosen. The Planet Ocean has a diameter of 45.5 mm and was on a sporty black rubber band with a black dial. This was the first time an Omega watch was shown in a Bond film with a black dial, all other Omegas had a blue dial. Later in the film Bond is shown wearing a Coaxial version of Omega Seamaster Professional with a blue dial model 222.80.00. In Quantum of Solace, James Bond only wears a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M  model 2201.50.00 with  Coaxial technology, black dial and a stainless steel strap.

Today Daniel Craig is one of Omega’s biggest watch ambassadors and is often seeing wearing some amazing timepieces from their collection. Lately he has been spotted wearing an Omega DeVille Hour Vision Blue. This is a special version of the DeVille which was created in support of ORBIS International and its fight against preventable blindness.

The beautiful wristwatch features a sleek steel case with a leather strap and a stunning metallic blue dial with a sun-brushed design. The stainless steel case is considerably more slim than Omega’s large watches such as the Seamaster, measuring 41 mm. The watch has Omega’s most celebrated movement, the Co-Axial caliber 8500 which is viewable through the sapphire crystal on the caseback. The model number for this new edition is 431.33.41.21.03.001.

ORBIS is an organization which delivers eye care to some of the world’s most remote and developing regions; founded in 1982 ORBIS has helped over 12 million people receive medical care. Omega has agreed to donate one million dollars from its sale of this special edition.

Raymond Lee Jewelers’ showroom has many Omega watches for sale at incredible prices. If you are not looking for a wristwatch we are also Florida Gold Store, we buy and sell gold at competitive rates.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Bigger is Not Always Better!- Watch Sell

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Vintage Patek Philippe

Over the last decade there has been a large shift in the luxury watch market towards timepieces with big and over sized cases. Many luxury brands such as Panerai, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling and Omega have released collections with cases that measured 44mm diameter or larger. Even Rolex who has a history of making mid sized watches embraced the trend; in 2007 they released the Yacht-Master II with a case that measured 44mm. The Yacht-Master II like many large watches has a thick case that really make it’s presence known and can even make the biggest wrist look small. These large sports watches are great attention getter and suit those who don’t mind having their watch get all the limelight.

Now during the past couple of years there has been a steadily growing group of consumers who are pushing for a return to form. This growing segment of  the market is purchasing timepieces that mirror the trends of the past, when watches rarely exceeded 37mm. The timepieces of the 50’s and 60’s traded flash for a more subdued beauty; these watches were made to compliment an outfit rather than outshine it. A great example of a classically created watch is the Patek Philippe Calatrava with a 37mm case, a stark, cream colored dial and only a small second sub dial. These type of watches tend to be attached to beautiful brown/black crocodile straps or had a small stainless steel bands. This new trend is so strong that consumers who can’t find a more modern interpretation of the classic wristwatch are actually going out and buying vintage pieces. We here at Raymond Lee Jewelers have a wide verity of vintage timepieces at amazing prices. Watch Sell.

Whether you prefer a large or a midsized watch, your watch collection in all honesty should have one of each. I know my last statement will sound like heresy to consumers who are steadfast in their adhere to a certain watch size but it is true. Watches are more than just a reliable way to tell time; they are silent and unique way of expressing something about ourselves to the world. Both watches have their time and place for example a large watch should be worn with a more casual outfit to spice it up. If you are dressing for a date or important social event, large wristwatches are a great option as they tend to attract attention and stands you out from the crowd. A midsized watch on the other hand should be worn at the office especially if you are wearing a suit. These watches lay low on the wrist and tend to only peek from underneath a dress shirt; giving those you work with a brief glimpse of luxury and often leave your coworkers wondering about whats on your wrist. These watches were created to enhance a great suit or tux not overpower it. If you are looking for a watch that is in-between perhaps purchasing a midsized watch that has a rose gold case, this is a great compromise as it catches a lot of attention but still radiates a timeless presence.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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James Bond Watches Part 2: Omega- Watch Sell

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In the early 1990’s Pierce Brosnan was announced as the new James Bond for the next set of films. The Bond Franchise had been on a six year hiatus and many believed that the series had become an icon of the past. In 1995 GoldenEye was released to great success, Brosnan revitalized the character and demonstrated that Bond could still be relevant even after the fall of the Soviet Union. The new series of films featured the Omega Seamaster Professional Diver Quartz model 2541.80, an elegant full size watch with a  blue dial, blue bezel on a stainless steel bracelet.

In Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), 007 switched to the automatic chronometer version, model 2531.80. In The World Is Not Enough (1999), he again is wearing the model 2531.80. The model of choice continues with the 2531.80 in Die Another Day (2002). These are the only two models that Bond wears in the four films. Pierce Brosnan had a separate contract deal with Omega in which he promoted different models of Omega watches that were not featured in the Bond films.

The departure from Rolex to Omega was not an easy decision. James Bond had become synonymous with the Rolex Submariner and many fans balked at the mere thought of Bond wearing any other brand. The producers of GoldenEye wanted to update Bond’s style and give him a more “Euro” look. Rolex of the past was known for its technical superiority but Rolex of today is known more for its brand recognition. The producers felt Bond would choose a watch that had style but would not attract extra attention or make a statement like the Rolex does currently. Thus the Omega Seamaster was chosen.

Financial reasons also played a part in the decision to change watch sell brands. Rolex is well known for not participating in high-profile co-promotions, instead relying on its superior quality to market the brand. Product marketing deals has become a large part of modern films and Omega was willing to participate and provided products to be involved in co-marketing arrangements.

Stay tuned for part 3.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Omega Speedmaster: A History

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The Omega Speedmaster can trace its origins back to 1848 where Louis Brandt began to created a small work-shop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The first wristwatches were produced in 1899, while the Omega Watch Co. was founded in 1903. The name “Omega” comes from the last letter of the Greek alphabet, therefore representing “the ultimate.”

The Omega Speedmaster is so highly regarded that it  was the first and only watch to be worn on the moon. The  US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) searched for a timepiece that could stand up to its strict standards. Its quality is of such caliber that NASA has declared this timepiece to be its official chronograph. It is also slandered equipment for the Russian space agency NPO Energija.

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