As far as statement timepieces go, few brands do a better job than Jacob & Co., which was founded in 1986 initially as a jewelry outfit and started making watches in 2002. There is nothing conventional about Jacob & Co.’s watches, as evidenced by pieces such as the Astronomia Solar and the Epic SF 24. This year, the brand unveiled what could be one of its most elaborate and outrageous watches yet, the Twin Turbo Furious.
It seems somewhat of a contradiction, as such an esteemed and respected name in diamond trading, to have watches in their collection that are not set with precious stones. In fact, it illustrates how far Graff has come, as their watches are now generally accepted as masterpieces, even without diamonds.
Well! There's no secrect that the Rolex Submariner is one of the most popular dive watches of all time, easily shown by the number of copieshomages available today. While reading an article about the history of the Rolex Submariner, I found myself wanting a visual guide to the various changes made throughout the years to the iconic diver. Check it out, below.
There's no shortage of Swiss watchmakers that will charge more than your mortgage for the privilege of owning one of their timepieces. However Oris, which has been producing fine timepieces for over 100 years, puts a premium on value. It's one of the many reasons that Mr Porter started stocking Oris watches this month— whereas it doesn't hurt that the company knows how to make a great-looking timepiece.
According to where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually features a deployment clasp with a divers’ extension, or even comes with an extra strap piece that can be attached to the strap buckle when worn over a dry suit (e.g. the unique Citizen Promaster 1000). A regular clasp extension usually doesn’t add enough length in those instances.
As women can be judged by their handbags, thus men can be judged by their watches. In this anything-but-ordinary election cycle, we look back at the timepiece styles of U.S. presidents to see what’s changed and how our country’s leaders’ personal styles stack up. Since 1789, every American leader has carried or worn a watch of some kind.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln all carried pocket watches, to be sure, as that was the fashion.
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Name-brand watches can be tough to find at competitive prices. While swiss brand Rolex watches might be the most talked about wrist wear in the country, finding a timepiece with an established brand that is a good value is a tough task.