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Female Celebrities and their Watches – Part 1

Female Celebrities also want the latest “bling” when stepping out on the town. What better way to say “You have made it in Hollywood”  than to be wearing the latest and most expensive watches in the world. It seems that the trend with the ladies fashion is toward the larger mens watches, but some also wear timeless classics. Sofia Vergara is one of the hottest female celebrities in the entertainment.. Read More

Men Celebrities and their Watches – Part 1

A man and his watch are a bit like a man and his car; we all love to own the flashiest and best models. Unsurprisingly, the crazes usually start in Hollywood – where some of the most exuberant watch models are showcased on a regular basis. Tom Cruise – Bremont If there ever was a definition of “A-list”, it most certainly arrives in the form of Tom Cruise. This is an.. Read More

Vintage Rolex Tru Beat: One of the Rarest Rolex Watches

Most individuals within the watch collecting community will associate a ticking seconds hand with a battery powered quartz movement, but there’s also a less common mechanical complication that also ticks – deadbeat seconds. During a five year period in the 1950s, Rolex actually manufactured a mechanical watch with this ticking seconds hand called the “Tru-Beat.” The complication worked similar to older pendulum clocks that made use of anchor escapements; essentially, the escapement featured an anchor that swung back.. Read More

Rolex Day Date President Part 2: Addition of Quick Set & Onwards

In 1972 Rolex added a new feature to the President Day-Date. The technology allowed for wearers to stop the second hand if he or she wanted to reset the time to fit another more accurate source. Later in the 70s, the Day-Date added the “Quick Set” feature. This feature allows for a crown to be easily pulled out to readjust the date, rather than having to turn the entire crown.. Read More

Rolex Day Date President Part 1: History of Rolex’s Flagship Watch

Rolex Day Date “President” This new 6511 the “Day Date” had a window at 12 spelling out the day at 12 and the date was shown at 3. Due to the complexity of the watch, with its automatic movement, additional day and date discs and a screw down back it was a very large and thick watch which gave it presence on the wrist. Introduced as a niche model it soon gained.. Read More

Presidents and their Timepieces – George W. Bush and Barack Obama

During his campaign, and perhaps afterward, George W. Bush wore a Timex i-Control alarm watch, which Timex billed as “the world’s easiest to use alarm watch.” (He no doubt liked it also because of his famous concern with promptness.) To set the alarm, the wearer need only turn the bezel to the desired time and pull out a crown at 4 o’clock.                .. Read More

Presidents and Their Timepieces – Nixon and Ford

Richard Nixon In 1955, Vice President Nixon was given a Vulcain Cricket after speaking to the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. In 1960 he sent the Cricket in for services and stated “It has given excellent service over the past five years and has served as my alarm clock around the world.” Omega Speedmaster In 1969 after the moon landing, Omega created a gold version of the Speedmaster Professional (caliber 861) to.. Read More

Presidents and their Timepieces – LBJ

Patek Phillippe LBJ is the only US president confirmed to have owned a Patek Philippe watch. His was a reference 2526 in 18k yellow gold and was ordered through Tiffany and Company with a special yellow gold Tiffany bracelet. Around the center of the watch’s enamel dial it states “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You,” known also as the Golden Rule. The watch is in the collection of the.. Read More

U.S. Presidents and their Timepieces – John F. Kennedy

Omega Ultra Thin                     When President John F. Kennedy took the Oath of Office on January 20, 1961 he did so while wearing an Omega Ultra Thin (Reference OT3980). The watch was given to him by then Florida senator Grant Stockdale and included the inscription “President of the United States John F. Kennedy from his friend Grant” on its caseback. While Kennedy had the.. Read More