There are some watches that literally stop you in their tracks with their beauty. This is how I feel about the Ballon Bleu de Cartier in Rose Gold, which is why it is my pick for watch of the week this week. The entire Ballon Bleu collection by Cartier is gorgeous, but the 18-karat rose gold is so unique and so soft and feminine that it gives me the warm fuzzies (yes, great jewelry does that!). [Read more...]
Welcome to our second installation of watch of the week. This week I am going to do a ladies edition! One thing I have noticed is that there is plenty of information all over the Internet about men’s watches, but not much out there that covers women’s watches.
Time (no pun intended) to even the score and help out the ladies and blog about some watches for them, which for all you gentlemen, you should take some notes, as a watch makes an awesome gift for a birthday or anniversary! [Read more...]
Rolex Vs. Rolex
The WWF is the “Watch of the Week Fight”. Why am I starting these bouts? Being a watch fiend (which is a disease I hope there is no cure for), I notice that many brands take a good model and remake that model, give it a new name with a few differences and then sell it. And, what is going to make the Watch of the Week Fight so interesting, is that I am not going to tell you what models are up against each other. I am going to give you all the details about each watch, then I want I want YOU to chime in and tell me which model you think is which and which model you think wins the bout!
I don’t find this either a good or bad practice, because I am one of the consumers that will buy both models, especially if I like the brand and feel it is a great watch, so I want to know YOUR take on this!
Let’s get ready to tick-tock!
Everyone knows Rolex. The Rolex crown stands for elegance and success and a time worn tradition that is reminiscent of Mercedes and Coco Chanel; timeless and never out of style. The fact is, once you own a Rolex, it is a watch you keep forever and it literally takes a licking and keeps on ticking (even though that isn’t the saying for Rolex, it works).
I am a watch fanatic. I have been collecting watches since I was 18 years old, before I even knew the value or the difference between a Cartier and a Timex. To me, watches were just pretty. I worked at a pawnshop, and when someone sold something I liked, I bought it up. But, over time, I learned how to appreciate the intricacy of the movements, the differences of the shapes of the hands and how they sweep over the face. I learned to become a true collector, and through it all, Rolex is still my favorite. [Read more...]