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If You’re Buying a Watch Online, Watch Out for Replicas

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There’s more websites than ever, and although I don’t know exactly how many, I do know that there are a generous amount of Watch Websites. Due to the fact that I’m in the industry writing about jewelry and watches all of the time…  I see so many sites that it makes me dizzy. Here’s what I’ve learned about some of them: A  good number of these sites are starting to deal in “replica” or “fake” watches. While it’s not illegal or anything, it borders on unethical when they try to hide the fact that they are selling replica watches. You might not know it unless you dig really deep on the site. In fact there’s reviews online from people who have fallen for this deception.

So if you see a Rolex or some other brand watch for only a fraction of the cost you would expect to pay, be aware! Read the fine print and you just might save yourself a lot of head-ache.

If you need a bargain, do what I do and shop for pre-owned luxury watches. They are inspected and sometimes even re-built by certified watch makers and in all aspects they are so like-new that unless you knew better, you’d swear they had never been worn before. The only person who will know it wasn’t actually bought new is YOU! I shop at raymondleejewelers.com, of course… It’s one of the watch websites take trade ins of your old watches, too. And that makes an already incredible deal, even better!

Raymond Lee Jewelers

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How To Make Sure You Buy Watch That Is Genuine

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While the Internet can be a safe venue for a lot of transactions including shopping, there are risks still that you have to be watchful for. Scam, frauds, fakes, whatever you call them, these are things you should be very careful with.

When you think you’re going to buy watch online, there are certain things you should keep in mind to make sure you are buying a genuine timepiece: buying a new watch only from authorized retailer and checking the serial number of the product with the manufacturer (serial numbers are engraved on the outside of the watch). This way it can be cross-checked with the company’s records.

And as always, when web shopping, it pays to read reviews about the sites you are interested in purchasing any product. The information shared by previous customers will help you determine whether the site you are dealing with are reputable ones and will provide you only with the authentic products.

Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Raymondleejeweler – A Great Review!

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“My husband recently damaged his watch while walking hurriedly towards his car one morning. He banged his wristwatch on the door and there on the floor lies pieces of the bracelet. It was his most valuable accessory and he always wore it anywhere he went. I suggested that he take his watch to a raymondleejeweler and have it fixed. I came across the name in the internet.

Good thing I took note of it, probably I was anticipating that something like this would happen. And it sure did. When my husband came home from the watch repair shop, he was ecstatic and his smile was from ear to ear. He showed me his newly-repaired watch and lo and behold, it was just like brand new! The craftsmanship was so excellent you couldn’t tell that it was broken a couple of days ago.

Satisfied with the result, my husband rummaged through his drawer and took out other watches he bought years back which stopped ticking for some reason. He said he’s going to take these to the watch repair shop ratherl than just throwing them away.”

This is from an anonymous online review in a blog. We hope you will take advantage of the many online resources that allow you to review our proud company!

Staff Member, Raymond Lee Jewelers

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World’s Largest Coin Sells For $4 Million in Austria

What weighs 220-pounds, is made from the purest 999.99/1000 gold, and sells for $4 million? The world’s largest coin.

The coin bears a large image of Queen Elizabeth II on one side, while the other side has three maple leaves. Originally on loan to the “Munzkabinett” of the Kunthistorisches Museum in Vienna, which houses one of the world’s largest coin collections.

Aside from the coin’s enormous size, what was responsible for such a high sales value? The rocketing price of gold  ($1162 / oz as of 7/28/10). The face value of this coin is worth “only” $960,000, but gold’s market value has increased the worth of this coin to up to $4 million. The patron responsible for paying this hefty value was Oro Direct, a Spanish precious metal trading company.

By Raymond Lee Jewelers.

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Water Resistance in Watches

No doubt you are familiar with watches that have the additional benefit of being water resistant.  This resistance can vary all the way from 50 meters to 1,000 meters depending on the type of watch. There are several features that make a watch water-resistant. The gaskets are the most important, gaskets are basically o rings made of rubber, nylon or Teflon which form a watertight seal at the joints where the crystal, case back and crown meet the watch case. If a water-resistant watch has chronograph features these chronographs will have their own gaskets as well. Secondly, water-resistant watch cases are lined with a sealant which keeps water and moisture out.

Other features that contributed to water-resistance is the thickness and material of the case. Steel or titanium cases can resist the high pressure of deep waters. Solid gold cases can be water resistant if they are thick but likely will not be much use if you are looking to go deeper then the depth of your standard pool. Also, a case back that screws-in rather than one that pushes in contributes to a watch’s water resistance. Many divers’ watches have a screw-in crown that help prevent water from getting into the case through the watch-stem hole. When it is screwed down it forms a water tight seal.
One thing to keep in mind when purchasing a water-resistant watch is the manufacturer’s recommended depth is theoretical. For example a watch that is labeled “water-resistant to 50 meters,” will keep water out at 50 meters if both watch and water are perfectly motionless. Of course these conditions are never met in real life because the movement of the wearer’s arm through the water and the movement of the water increases the pressure on the watch dramatically. Don’t let this keep you from enjoying the pool or shower though, a watch labeled resistant to water for up to 50 meters is plenty safe for these activities.

Now if you are looking for a watch that can go into deeper depths without any damage you would seek out watches labeled with water-resistance of 100, 200 and even 1000 meters. A 100 meter watch can be used for snorkeling. A 200 meter watch is able to be worn while scuba diving and a 1,000  meter watch can go to depths of roughly three-fourths of a mile! 1,000 meter watches can endure the pressure of deep-sea diving easily. Some even have valves that allow the wearer to release gases that have seeped into the watch so the case is not damaged as the diver ascends to normal atmospheric conditions.

One vital piece of information to remember is that water resistance is not permanent. Gaskets can be damaged or misshapen, cases can be dented through normal use or crystals loosened or cracked. In order to preserve the water resistance of a watch you must be sure to do preventive maintenance. At least once a year you should take your watch in for service, so that it can be tested and ensure that their are no leaks.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

One of South Florida’s leading watch sellers.

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The New Rolex Explorer

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2010 Rolex Explorer

A lot of talk has been about the new 2010 Rolex Submariner, but few know there is a new Rolex Explorer I.  Introduced in the 2010 Baselworld exhibition the new Explorer brings quality time keeping together with simple design.

Specifications of the new model are similar to years past with one major difference, the size.  Rolex, the successful company that it is, realized that bigger watches were the new style.  The norm for gents watches has always been 36mm with anything bigger being recognized as quite large and anything smaller makes less of a statement.  But lately it seems as if 40mm is the new norm.  After all the Submariner, Yachtmaster, GMT-Master and Explorer II are all 40mm.  This year the Explorer is 39mm, three millimeters larger than its predecessor.  It has the same oyster case and look, just a bit bigger.

Other additions include the inner bezel engraving of the words Rolex and the serial number.  904L steel is the steel used throughout the watch.  The bezel remains fixed and smooth.  As of today the only available dial color is black with more to be anticipated later.  The hour hands are luminescent for reading in little or no light.  As with most Rolex models, the movement is automatic with a 3132 Calibre.  Water resistance for this particular model is 100m (330 feet).  Like the case the bracelet style is oyster along with an Oysterlock clasp with easy link.  The new model number will be 214270.

The new design of this old classic Rolex will only add to its popularity.  Bringing a bigger size will attract a whole new demographic of clients including younger people who are more up-to-date with style.  Innovations like this are what separates Rolex from being just another watch company.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers, one of South Florida’s largest watch sellers.

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RLJ in Hong Kong Day 4!

As I sit here typing this I am fighting with every aching fiber of my being to stay awake.  Alas jet lag has set so today will be just a quick recap.  Today was the set up day for the show.  When we walked into the room the entire convention hall looked like a disasterous construction zone.  We did get a chance to see some of our regulars and are glad to see they are back for yet another great season.  Tomorrow is the big opening day.  Both excited and at the same time exhausted.  Until tomorrow. Have a good day

Richard

Raymond Lee Jewelers

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