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Masculine Monday: It’s About Time (Pieces)

Time Pieces Today

Today it’s all about men’s time pieces. Refinery 29 features Nic Screws, Esquire‘s Fashion Market Editor dishing her picks for Fall’s hottest watches for women and men. The top watch picks for gents this fall range from the fashion forward Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 16′ Auto Chronograph to the forever classic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date.

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Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 16' Auto Chronograph, $3,550, available at Aol Shopping.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 34mm Steel

GQ has also been bitten by the Rolex bug, as Ted Stafford names the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Watch of the Week at GQ.com’s Style headquarters. His take:

“What do I love about this watch most (aside from the fact that Mark Sanchez makes it look so damn good on our September cover)? Its precision-brushed steel bracelet with that edgy green bezel. It’s straight up sophisticated luxury. Jets fan or not I say go for the green, folks.”

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, Price upon request

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A similar style, the Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Green Bezel 16610 in the Raymond Lee Jewelers Ebay store for $US $6,995.00

Esquire, meanwhile, is all about black ceramic this season, featuring luxury watch brands carried by Raymond Lee Jewelers like Longines, Bell & Ross, Ralph Lauren, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Hublot, and – of course – Rolex.

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GMT Master II ($7,900) by Rolex


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The Rolex GMT Master II, $7,495.00 at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Whichever of fall’s trends you choose to indulge in, you can rest assured that Raymond Lee Jewelers remains South Florida’s number one source for luxury watches both classic and contemporary. And gents, we’re curious – would you prefer to don a watch with a rich, colored face, try the ceramic trend, or stay the classic course with a Rolex? Discuss in the comments below.

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The Rise of Digital in Swiss Watches- Watch Repair

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The reign of the digital watch started in the early 80’s, after technology improved and lowered the cost for a digital display watch. These low priced LED or LCD watches became so popular that many luxury Swiss timepiece brands saw sales decline dramatically and even a few brands went out of business. It was not until the late 80’s that digital watches lost much of their popularity and Swiss retook the throne. It is no wonder many Swiss brands have shunned digital and rarely incorporate digital display into their watches. (It is important to note that these high end luxury brands will likely not have full digital displays, instead they will only have small digital displays with classic displays.) Watch Repair.

Lately it seems some Swiss brands have buried the hatchet and are starting to warm to digital displays. Breitling one of the top Swiss brands has really embraced digital and has many models that incorporate some form of digital into their displays. Some of Breitling’s most popular collections feature watches with digital dials such as: Breitling Aerospace Avantage, Breitling Airwolf, Breitling Emergency and Breitling Co-pilot.

TAG Heuer also has partial digital displays and even has one watch collection that has an all digital dial (TAG Heuer Microtimer). Having an all digital dial may not seem like such a big deal but it is quite rare for a high end Swiss watchmaker to have a watch with a full digital dial. TAG Heuer has quite a few partially digital dial watches: TAG Heuer F1 Chronotimer, TAG Heuer Monaco Sixty Nine and the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronotimer. My favorite would have to be the TAG Heuer Monaco Sixty Nine that has a really unique look with its large rectangle swivel case, mechanical and quartz movement.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

manufactures the following watch collections where watches have digital dials: TAG Heuer F1

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President Obama’s Watches: Part 2- Jewelry Appraisal

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Jewelry Appraisal

This is part two of a series of posts on President Obama’s watches, click here if you want to be directed to part one.

In late 2007 while on the tail end of his campaign for Presidency of the United States, Obama’s Secret Service Service detail presented him with a watch for his 46th birthday. This special watch was purchased by the agents in the Secret Service employee’s store which is unavailable to the public. This watch replaced Obama’s TAG which he wore daily. For his inauguration many suspected Obama would either wear the TAG Heur or a new higher end watch, instead he proudly wore his Secret Service watch and honored the men that continually put their lives on the line for him. Jewelry Appraisal.

The watch is made by Jorg Gray and features a very large,  stainless steel and 47mm case. The dial is a rich black with three chronograph features and a date window. Interestingly the watch is made in China with the movement made in Japan. The watch sells in the employee store for $210. You are able to get this same watch straight from Jorg Gray with the model number JGC6500 but without the Secret Service insignia. Although some watches with the insignia are floating around online for much higher prices.

Jorg Gray has capitalized on this free publicity and has released the JGC6500 commemorative edition with a special engraving on the back of the case. The engraving stats, “The 44th President of the United States Barack H. Obama” and has the date of his inauguration. The watch is so popular that Jorg Gray has been able to open 60 authorized dealers and is enjoying brisk sales.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Tag Heuer Carrera Featured In Inception!- Jewelry Appraisal

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Christopher Nolan’s Inception is one of this summers biggest blockbusters, successfully incorporating visual, emotional and intellectual elements to create a masterpiece.  As I was watching Inception I was struck by the sleek style of the characters and could not help but notice the amazing timepieces strapped to their wrists. During one of the opening scenes we see  a close up of Leonardo DiCaprio’s watch, the Tag Heuer Carrera model number WV211B.BA0787. This beautiful watch with a stainless steel band, black dial and diamond shaped hands has many close up shots where you can see the Tag Heuer logo and “automatic” on the rich black dial.

The Tag Heuer Carrera was introduced in 1963 and designed by Jack Heuer. The Carrera was meant to have a simple yet elegant design, with only the registers and applied markers on the dial. These early Carreras were available with a variety of dials but the most popular were all-white or all-black.  Many of today’s Carreras have chronograph features and have sacrificed simplicity for a more modern industrial look. The model featured in Inception is a return to the vintage Carreras  of the past and complements DiCaprio’s style in the movie. Jewelry appraisal.

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Tag Heuer’s brand ambassadors and this is the reason for the Carrera making an appearance on the big screen.  You don’t have to be a movie star to have the movie star look, just take a look at our website for the latest watches at the lowest prices.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Tag Heuer Cell Phone: The Meridiist GMT

 

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Tag Heuer Meridiist

In the world of preowned luxury watches it is rare to come across a company who also makes cell phones.  But in this case Tag Heuer is introducing the Meridiist.  It is an exclusive cell phone that is only available in select cities around the country.

It is made from 316L stainless steel making it incredibly durable.  The fact that it is being made by Tag Heuer speaks to its sleek and sport design.  It is the coolest phone I have seen on the market.

The screen, like other preowned luxury watches, is made out of scratch resistant sapphire.  I know because I own a Rolex that a scratch resistant sapphire crystal really does work.  I have worn mine every day for years and have no scratches.  While the screen has a bright 1.9 inch QVGA, the coolest part about the phone is the leather back.  It comes in white, black, or brown leather.  There is even an option for a black rubber back.

As of today the release date is unknown.  According to Tag Heuer’s website you can expect the retail to start at over 4,000 Euro.  While the phone does not have all of the up-to-date technology specs it is a gorgeous conversation starter, and if you can afford it, it is worth it.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway: Week 2 Results

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Was that an exciting Monday Night Football game or what?  For those of you who missed it the Saints won in thrilling fashion.  The 49ers started the game about as poorly as an NFL team could.  They started with the ball backed up on their side of the field and ran the ball twice with little result.  Then on the third play of the game Alex Smith came out in the shotgun and said “hike”.  The snapper proceeded to hike the ball 30 feet over his head and Smith had to punch the ball out of the back of the end zone for a safety.  The only positive thing to take from the play is Smith had the smarts to hit it out instead of letting New Orleans recover in the end zone for a touchdown.

After that horrific start and allowing the Saints to score a touchdown on their opening possession, the 49ers defense settled in.  Going up against the defending champion Saints prolific offense is no easy task but they handled themselves well.

With just over two minutes left in the game, Alex Smith and the underachieving 49ers offense had the ball on their own 17.  They were down 14-22 and needed a touchdown and two point conversion to force overtime.  Adding to their troubles, they had no time outs.  Alex Smith has always been the question mark for their offense and this could be a career changing drive for him and the team.  Smith kept his poise and drove down the field in just over a minute, handing the ball off to Frank Gore for the touchdown; but they still needed the two point conversion.  It took a challenge by the replay booth to decide that they converted on a short pass to Vernon Davis.  The fans went crazy.  The only problem was there was still over a minute left on the clock, and the Saints had two time outs; and Drew Brees.  The Saints drove down into 49ers territory and kicked a game winning field goal as time expired to end one of the most thrilling games I’ve ever seen.

It was also exciting for our pool as only one person had San Fransisco winning the game.  If they won “firehose” would have been the weekly winner.  Since they didn’t, “Stevenb010” wins the Tag Heuer this week after going 12-4 this week in picks.

Also, the overall standings after week 2 have “trauma228” and “busdriver” tied for first with 75 points.  This is important because at the end of the season someone will win a Rolex!

I’ll have my week 3 preview for you guys on Thursday along with my picks.  Keep checking raymondleejewelers.net and the blog for info on the contest.  Remember to tell everyone you know to join the “Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway” and make sure to specify it’s free!

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway: Contest Information

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***Just a reminder, the “Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway” is now open to the public.  You DO NOT have to sign up in person; you can sign up online here.***

What is it?
The “Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway” is a free contest hosted by Raymond Lee Jewelers for football fanatics and jewelry and watch connoisseurs.  It is a weekly pick’em contest for NFL games.  Every week for the 17 game football season Raymond Lee Jewelers is giving you the chance to win a Tag Heuer sports watch; FOR FREE!  Again there is no entry fee and the retail value of the Tag Heuer sports watch is almost $1,000.

How it works?
The pool is run on Raymondleejewelers.net.  If you are familiar with a “pick’em” league then you already know how it works, although we have a few tweaks.  For those who don’t know, here are the rules:  Every week you must pick who you think will win each game that week.  There are anywhere from 12-16 games per week.  You get 1 point for every game you pick correctly and 20 points if you pick the Monday Night Football game correctly.  In order to be eligible to win the Tag Heuer you have to pick the MNF game right.  For example, in week 1, bus driver won with 48 points.  There were two MNF games in the first week and she picked both correctly adding up to 40 points.  She also picked 8 other games correctly totaling 48 points.  So, whoever has the most points each week, plus picks the MNF game correctly, wins a Tag Heuer.

At the end of the season we are giving away a Rolex to the person with the highest point total for the whole season!

What is the entry fee?  How do I sign up?
There is none!  It is absolutely free!  You do not even need to come in to the store to register.  You can register right here.  Just click the join tab, enter a few details about yourself, and you are free to participate.

Good luck to everyone participating and hopefully we’ll see you soon to pick up your prize!

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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