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2010 Fall Watch Trends- Watch Sell

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Blacked-Out Trend

Increasingly men  are staring to view watches as a fashion statement rather than just an instrument of telling time.  A simple brown leather band watch can make a navy blue suit look great or a white watch with a colorful nylon strap can dress up a pair of khakis. Here are some of the falls 2010 most popular watch trends.

The Military Watch: The military watch is based on designs from simple and effective watches created during War World II. These watches were mass produced for pilots and GI s who needed a watch with little to no glare and easy to read dial. Today’s military watches incorporate these qualities and tend to have  matte bezels, rugged nylon or leather straps and simple illuminated dials. Military watches go great with heavy materials such as tweed, flannel or corduroy.

Ceramic Watch: If you want to stand out from the crowd and make your presence known try a ceramic watch this fall. Top luxury watch makers have seen their ceramic watch collections soar as men hope to differentiate themselves in a business world filled with enormous heavy metallic watches. If you are in the market for quality ceramic watch expect to pay close to $1,000, Raymond Lee Jewelers sells pre-owned ceramic watches at deep discounts.

Ultra Modern Watch: Ultra modern watches with unique LED and digital dials are very popular among young professionals. Many of these watches break free from tradition and tell time with dials that only the wearer can interpret. For example one popular watch has bacteria shaped holes on its dial that light up with red, yellow and green LEDs, mimicking  an infection spreading across the dial. Each color represents a unit of time, red equals hours, yellow equals minutes and green equals seconds. Gucci is planning a whole collection based on this trend. Watch Sell

Blacked-Out Watch: These watches are for those looking for a more traditional watch that is both discreet and masculine. Blacked-out watches stray far from the flashy or elaborate timepieces that have become popular over the years. Of all the trends this fall this type of watch is my favorite. Brera Orologi has a great black matte stainless steel watch with rugged crowns for $650 and Breitling has released a blacked-out diving chrono on a rubber strap for $6,785. For those of you who are like me and are looking for something a bit cheaper, Nixon has a limited edition matte black watch with a rich black dial and gray matte markers on a black nylon strap for $120.

Whatever trend you are seeking Raymond Lee Jewelers will have it at a great price.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Rolex Air King: A History- Watch Sell

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The Rolex name has always been synonymous with quality and luxury. Often times these two words come at a high price, Raymond Lee Jewelers is here to change that perception. We offer modern and vintage Rolex wristwatches for incredibly low prices. One such watch is the Rolex Air-King,a part of the oyster perpetual line, it is one of the least expensive wristwatch in the Rolex collection.

During War World II one of the most popular watches among British RAF pilots were Rolex wristwatches. Rolex had come to be known as very durable, water resistant and able to keep ticking even after the heavy abuse they received from pilots defending the British’s skies. Many pilots died defending their homeland with Rolex watches strapped to their wrists. After War World II, the founder of Rolex, German-born Hans Wilsdorf, was so moved by this fact that he introduced a new line of hand-wound watches called Air Tiger, Air Lion, Air Giant and the Air King. As time went on these watches were fitted with an Oyster Perpetual movement and slowly Rolex dropped the other “Air” lines and only the Air-King was left.

The Air-King is a great watch for those looking to get into the luxury watch market, it has a elegantly simple design at a low price.  Great for everyday use, watch sell!

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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The 5-Carat Kazanjian Red Diamond- Buy Sell Diamond

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Diamonds can come in many colors, the more popular colors at the moment are yellow and pink diamonds both of which are rare but not quite as rare as a red diamond. There is less then 20 red diamonds known to exist in the world today. One of the finest examples of a red diamond is the Kazanjian Red Diamond, a beautiful 5.05 carat red diamond that was discovered in the 1920s in Litchenburg, South Africa.This extraordinary 5.05-carat stone will be displayed this week at the American Museum of Natural History in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems. There are only two other natural red diamonds that are similar in size to the Kazanjian, the trilliant-cut 5.11-carat Moussaieff Red and the 5.03-carat De Young Red.

What makes the Kazanjian stand out against the other two red diamonds is its incredible history. When the Kazanjian was unearthed it was roughly 35 carats uncut. Sent to the firm of the Goudiv brothers for cut and polishing, the Kazanjian was at first thought to be not worth their time. For seven months the master cutter studied the diamond and began to carefully turn a 35 carat rock into a a 5.05 blood red gem.

As time went on the Kazanjian was trust into the middle of War World II, during which the Nazi’s discovered the gem hidden in the Netherlands and it was promptly confiscated and shipped to Germany. The Germans, who misidentified the diamond for a ruby, hid it amongst other gems in a salt mine in Bavaria. As the war was coming to a close the gems were abandoned and forgotten in the ensuing chaos. Later the gems were discovered and the rare red diamond was identified by the diamond merchant Louis Asscher. The Royal Asscher Diamond Company eventually bought the red diamond and then sold it to a privet collector in 1970, buy sell diamond.  For the next thirty-seven years the location of the Kaznjian would go unknown. In 2007 Douglas Kazanjian was surprised to find the red diamond come into his hands and he was able to piece together its amazing history.

Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of South Florida’s top diamond seller and buyer. We ensure all our diamonds are of the utmost quality. If you have a diamond you would like to sell, stop by our store and we will provide you with a on-sight evaluation of your precious gems.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Breitling Chronomat: A History- Watch Repair

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Breitling is a name that has as much to do with aviation as it does with watches. The watchmaker was founded in 1884 and for years has produced watches of exquisite quality but it was not until 1940 that Breitling became world renowned for its watches. It was in this year that Breitling patented a wristwatch that contained a circular slide rule in its bezel. Released in 1941 during the height of War World II, the Breitling Chronomat became wildly popular with aircraft pilots who needed the best tools to help them survive the dangerous sky’s of Europe. It was during this tumultuous time in our history that the quality and superb function of the Breitling Chronomat became legend. Pilots all over the world would seek out Breitling watches for years to come, knowing that their planes may fail them but their watch would not.

Breitling continued to create versions of the Chronomat well into the late 1970’s until the rise of the electric watch forced Breitling to cease production and close its doors. In 1979 Breitling was purchased by a new owner;  new models were being released but the Chronomat would lay dormant for five years.

During the Chronomat’s hiatus the watch market had been saturated with LCD, LED and quartz watches which had become a staple of the 80’s. Behind all the consumers that craved flashing red numbers there was a small but growing market seeking the quality mechanical watches of old. Breitling took a bold step by reintroducing the Chronomat in 1984 specifically designed for pilots.

The new Chronomat had a mechanical Valjoux 7750 movement that was so successful that it’s still used today. The pushers and crowns were made more prominent and the old type 42 slide rule was replaced with a rotating timing bezel with four projecting “rider tabs,” allowing pilots who often wore gloves in the cockpit  to manipulate the watch easier. The new Chronomat had been tested to withstand the accelerated pressure of 20G, which no pilot could endure.

As the years ticked on the Breitling Chronomat would become a top seller and its popularity would go well beyond the aviation world. Many versions of the Chronomat would be introduced and would eventually be marketed towards yachtsmen and other luxury watch buyers. Raymond Lee Jewelers has many Breitling watches and we carry beautiful modern and vintage Chronomats. We also have a CW21 watchmaker on hand to do all types of watch repair.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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