Chronograph – 7 fascinating factlets

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Chronograph watches are sometimes purchased because they look good, sometimes as a functioning tool, and sometimes both, but what do you know about them? A Chronograph is a watch that can also be used as a stopwatch or timer. Modern chronographs also incorporate a moveable bezel tachometer which can be used for rapid calculation of distance or speed. • A …

Diamond Earrings described

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There is nothing like listening to a jewellery designer talking about one of their creations. Here is the founder of one our jewellery suppliers describing two pairs of diamond earrings designed by his company. In their own words :- At the heart of Luke Stockley is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful jewellery of supreme quality, which celebrates all …

Can you recognise culture?

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Pearls are not only the birthstone for the month of June, but are also “in” right now. Celebrities and Royalty have made pearls a red hot fashion item. But what do you know about pearls ? Throughout history, pearls have symbolised wealth, power and influence. Pearls are formed inside the shell of certain molluscs or oysters as a defence mechanism …

An imported American tradition

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Ten years ago most British schools didn’t have school proms. They probably had a simple school disco at the end of term. Now more than 85% of schools in Britain have a prom A school prom is usually to mark the end of secondary school in year 11 and year 13. Proms are held in June or July, around the …

What’s better – a car, computer or watch ?

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There was a story doing the rounds a number of years ago, in which Bill Gates was supposed to have compared the computer industry with the Auto industry. He said: “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.” In response, General motors …

Can a watch be a good investment ?

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Many of you will have heard me go on about how a vintage watch can be a great investment. I recently came across a really interesting article in THE TIMES, that discusses this very subject. A watch can be a timeless investment:- https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-a-watch-is-a-timeless-investment-rqr3vmgnc The article does point out that you cannot guarantee that a watch will provide you with a …

How does a mechanical watch work ?

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A mechanical watch is more than just something that tells the time – it is a symbol of classical engineering, with a rich and interesting history. Mechanical watches represent the accumulation of almost 600 years of refinement, expertise, and craftsmanship – but do you know what goes on inside? A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a mechanical mechanism …

A short guide to ring resizing

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There are several reasons why you would need to consider resizing of a ring. Either your fiancé bought you one that was too small or too large. Or you lost/gained weight as a result of which it no longer fits you. Or you just want to wear the ring on different finger rather than the one it was originally sized …

Does luxury watch size matter ?

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Looking beyond both style and price, size is quite possibly the most important factor when purchasing a luxury watch. While, ultimately, the watch needs to look good on your wrist, further considerations need to be given to the size of the face, how the bracelet fits, and the watch’s profile. One sad fact of life that every luxury watch collector …

Jewellery trends through the decades

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I came across this great article produced by Raffles describing Jewellery trends for the past 100 years, and I thought I’d share it with you. What do you think will be the next new thing in jewellery ? or will something from history become fashionable again ? Produced by Raffles Hotels and Resorts