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5 Expensive Watches You Can Gift To Someone You Love

If you are a watch lover, you might have noticed that people can find only three types of watches out there. You can find the ultra-expensive chronograph, the famous dollar store variant, and the important middle-ground. People wearing a low-end watch will do this for utility, but people using middle-ground watches and expensive ones will use them just to reflect class, and that’s important too.

You can find, for example, Invicta watches on the wrists of upper-middle class people, but you will not find a Cartier on their wrists – not even in a million years. However, Invicta produces watches in different price ranges. For instance, you can find an Invicta watch for a couple of hundred dollars, but you can also find an Invicta watch for sale costing thousands of dollars. For instance, the Invicta Bolt Zeus costs a lot of money today.

Now we are going to let you know about some watches that are awesome for any upper-middle-class man out there, so read on to find out more.

1. The Master Control Wristwatch by Jaegar LeCoultre


This watch looks awesome on any wrist, and its Golden-Age look makes it look like a fresh watch. In fact, this timepiece is decades-old. You will see that the Master Control Wristwatch by Jaegar LeCoultre features a gold seal, silver sunburst dial, a 2-day power reserve, and a 1000-hour control. This will allow you to see the perfect time you want even if the watch´s battery runs out of energy – and you have to buy a new battery right away.

2. Omega Seamaster 300

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An Omega Seamaster 300 was seen on Daniel Craig´s wrist. He acted as James Bond, the famous British spy. In fact, any Omega Seamaster 300 is a trendy timepiece, and you will love it. This beautiful watch lands in the precious realm of the upper-middle class due to its price range. The movement of this watch is the famous Co-Axial Caliber 8400, and the Omega Seamaster 300 can also withstand even 1.5 Tesla. Anyway, you can get the Omega Seamaster 300 for around $3,000, and that´s not too expensive.

3. Invicta Watch Bolt

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The Invicta Watch Bolt is just a thunderous, gorgeous chronograph that you should get today. Jason Taylor proudly wore the Invicta Watch Bolt, as he needed a big watch – Jason is quite big and weighs around 260 pounds. You will see the Bolt Zeus in a wide range of combinations and colors, and the watch was named after the famous Lord of Mount Olympus in the awesome Greek mythology.

You will also find out that the stainless steel and gold accents in the Invicta Watch Bolt are just irresistible, and you will adore this fact right away. You will have to set back between $600 and $1000.

4. The Cartier Tank

The Cartier Tank
The Cartier Tank is an old watch, and we mean it. It means that the watch was first introduced in the year 1917. The Cartier Tank is very easy to wear. In fact, you can wear this timepiece all day long, and that´s a lot of time even for an expensive watch. In addition, the Cartier Tank look gorgeous on any wrist out there, and you will love it. You can buy a Cartier Tank for $2,000, and that´s awesome.

5. The Seiko Watch

The Seiko Watch
The Seiko Watch looks like the famous Omega Seamaster 300. This mid-luxury watch will amaze you right away, as the Seiko brand can stand on its own foot when it comes to luxury watches out there. The Seiko Watch just exudes class, and you can wear it in the water too, as it is resistant to water.

Invicta watches are just one style of timepiece available for the upper middle class watch connoisseur. Christina enjoys writing about mens fashion and style in general, and currently pens for various publications on these subjects.

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How Rolex Watches Stand in a League of Their Own

There is little doubt that the relentless cycles of fashion trends affect us all, no matter if we are ‘fashion conscious’ or not. While some people worship the current tends, trading colours as the seasons progress, noting what hairstyles footballers and celebrities bear so they can mimic them, others claim to have no interest in the passing styles that grip catwalk and pavement alike – yet there is no escape. Whether we like it or not, the clothes, shoes, belts buckles and accessories we wear depend on a select few – those that decide what the shops will sell, and there is no denying that this is a decision based entirely on what is ‘in’ this season.

rolexWatches are no exception to this consumptive force; at the moment a rich, vibrant blue is making a comeback in watch dials right across the market – a pleasant cooling sensation to counter the hot summer perhaps. With so many people influenced by high-profile celebrities that cannot afford to be ‘unfashionable’ (think snide remarks from women’s magazines), fashion is a force to be reckoned with; one that few manufacturers can risk ignoring.

Of the major watch manufacturers, few can safely bypass fashion trends if they wish to survive. Of those that can, the name Rolex instantly springs to mind. Rolex watches are a marvel to look at. Part of the reason that they are so iconic is the fact that the company has found an enormously successful design and stuck with it; a Rolex made thirty or forty years ago is not worlds away from its modern counterpart. The subtle differences in a Rolex’s appearance as it morphs over the years have as much to do with security and technology as to do with aesthetic improvements.

The biggest challenge that Rolex faces is not the endlessly changing (yet, ultimately, endlessly repeating) fashions, but endlessly inventive counterfeiters, desperate to cash in on the golden reputation that Rolex has developed. Over the years, Rolex has tried a number of different security measures, from holograms to laser etched crystal, and as these methods have superseded each other, they have left a minefield of mistakes for counterfeiters to fall into, which can help in their identification. Anyone trying to mimic an older Rolex has to get the security feature correct, as well as the watch’s design.

rolex watchThe subtle design changes that Rolex make every year merely nod in the direction of current trends – the new Submariner has a blue dial and bezel, but an updated model of the classic black version is its counterpoint, and few of the other new models feature much blue at all. The 2009 version of the Cosmograph Daytona is diamond studded, and its only homage to blue are the subtle, tasteful blue numbers around the dial.

While many watch manufactures appear to lead the way in terms of fashions, with new designs that show off technical prowess rather than pure aesthetics, the constant changing designs and appearance of these watches, in size, shape and materials reflects a deeper concern over their image. When a company’s more vintage models look ‘dated’, it is certainly a sign that they have moved with the ebb and flow of fashion, and not, like Rolex, created an utterly timeless fashion of their own.

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Basic Care and Maintenance of Rolex Watches

Rolex watches are known for both their precision and elegance. Such a sterling combination of beauty and excellence may be the reason why they command such a high price. Every person who owns a Rolex treats it like a treasured possession. If you own a Rolex and want to cherish it forever, then you have to learn how to take proper care of your watch. A simple care and basic maintenance program will not only keep your Rolex in perfect functioning condition for years to come, but will provide the feel that you are wearing a brand new Rolex every time you wear your watch.

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The basic care and maintenance program for Rolex watches includes the following steps:–

1. Wear Your Rolex Regularly
Regular wear and use of your Rolex will keep the watch in perfect running condition. By doing so, you can ensure a constant flow of lubricants in the movement. If not used on a regular basis, these lubricants may harden, causing friction within the movement. Eventually, this friction may damage the functioning of the movement. If you do not wear your Rolex regularly, make sure to wind it at least once a week. This will keep the watch gears moving, thus preventing the lubricants from hardening.

2. Cleaning Your Rolex
Like any other work of intricate artistry and technology, a Rolex requires occasional cleaning and upkeep. There are many places on the watch where dirt, body oils and other greasy particles accumulate, such as between the links on the bracelet, the area joining the case and the bezel, and around the Cyclops lens. On repeated use, you will see clearly such dirt particles on your Rolex. When such particles are seen, the watch will require a thorough cleaning as described below:

–  Before you start cleaning, make sure the winding crown is tightly screwed onto the case.
–  Since you will be using your hands to clean your watch, washing them thoroughly with soap or hand wash so you avoid transferring any dirt or grease.
–  Use lukewarm water to rinse off your watch.
–  Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and ammonia- free mild soap.
–  Apply this soapy water all over your watch using your hands.
–  Now, gently scrub the watch to clean it of all dirt particles. Your old toothbrush can be used as an ideal scrub for this purpose. During scrubbing, submerge the watch and the toothbrush into the soapy water at short intervals.
–  Once you are confident that the Rolex has been cleaned, rinse the watch with lukewarm water.
–  Using a clean and soft cotton cloth, gently pat the watch until dried.
–  Since your cloth may not reach the links on the bracelet, you need to use a blower or hair dryer to remove the excess water from the inner surface of the links.
–  To make your Rolex watch completely dry, you can also use a dry towel to remove any remaining moisture.

3. Removing Scratches from the Bracelet of Your Rolex Watch
The bracelet of your Rolex needs special care, as it is prone to scratches. This is especially true of the Oyster bracelet which features polished center links. By polishing the bracelet once every few months, you can retain the brand new look of your Rolex forever. You easily can remove the scratches from the polished center links with little effort and time expended. All you need is a good quality polishing cloth which can be picked from products designed for removing scratches from polished stainless steel and gold surfaces. Such a cloth comes soaked in a special liquid meant for polishing. These polishing cloths are inexpensive and can be used multiple times. When using the polishing cloth on the surface of your bracelet, there are several things you should keep in mind, including –

–  Make sure you use the cloth only on the polished surface of your bracelet. If you use it on the non-polished surface, it will damage the brushed finish.
–  One way to avoid this error is to use a Q-Tip. You can wrap the cloth around its head and comfortably restrict its movement to the polished surface.
–  Do not exert too much pressure while polishing because only a moderate amount of pressure is needed.
–  Avoid using circular or cross strokes while polishing. Instead, try to follow the flow of the metal. In other words, go with the grain of the surface and not against the grain.
–  A minute of polishing usually is enough to remove the fine scratches that appear like hairlines. You may need to devote more time, however, if the scratches are deeper or more prominent.
–  Finally, avoid polishing surfaces that have no scratches. You will end up removing a fine layer of metal from the surface by way of polishing because the surface has not suffered any indentation in the form of a scratch. Less is more.

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4. Winding Your Rolex
Rolex watches (except Oysterquartz) are perpetual which means they are self winding. On an average, Rolex watches have a power reserve of 48 hours. If not wound after 48 hours, your Rolex will stop running and appear dead. It is not a major issue, however, because you can manually wind your watch. Simply unscrew the crown to position 2 and wind it about 30 to 40 times and once you have done this, screw the crown back down. There are a few points that you should take into account while winding your watch. They include –

–  Winding your Rolex while wearing it on your wrist should be avoided.
–  If found dead or in a non-functioning mode, do not shake your watch.
–  Even after you have wound it, do not shake the watch if it does not start working. Simply, rotate your wrist gently, which will allow the watch to rotate as well and may give the rotor inside the “kick start” it needs.
–  If still the watch does not start, rather than shaking and possibly damaging your Rolex, simply put the watch aside and allow it to start on its own.
–  Never worry about over-winding your watch as every Rolex has a built-in protection mechanism, which does not allow the movement to be over wound.

5. Waterproof Rolex
Most of the Rolex watches come with a tested and guaranteed depth rating of 330 feet. This waterproof nature means that not only can you take a shower wearing your watch, but you also can swim with it. Avoid diving with diving equipment, however, when wearing your watch, because they are not made for deep water. For such aquatic situations, Rolex has created the Submariner and the Sea-Dweller models. When you are diving while wearing these models, however, make sure that the winding crown is tightly screwed down onto the case. Underwater, for any reason, if you have left the winding crown loosely screwed, there is a chance the case may become flooded with water, ultimately damaging your watch. If you choose to purchase a Rolex watch (non-diver’s watches), we suggest the watch should not be worn even while swimming or showering. Treat these watches as only water resistant due to the age and custom work involved with them. Yes, you can wash your hands while wearing your Rolex, but please treat your Rolex with the respect and care that such a great treasure deserves.

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5 Things to Look For When Buying a Rolex

You are a man among men. You command respect. People admire you for the things you do. A man that desires and gets nothing but the best should have the best timepiece ever made.

rolex 1That timepiece would be a Rolex. And you deserve the real thing and not some good lookin’ fake that you picked up for about $700.

With all the hype about Rolex watches, there has been a surge in the replica Rolex industry. In fact, there aren’t many days that go by without a few spam emails in my inbox trying to get me to buy a fake Rolex or other Swiss-made replica luxury watch.

This article was written to help guys like you purchase the Rolex watch that you’ve been wanting and just haven’t had the time to research enough to know you’re not getting scammed. Rolex dealers, master watchmakers, and yes, fake makers, have provided us some helpful tips that could save you both big bucks and big heartaches.

1. Only an authorized dealer can sell a brand new Rolex watch with a factory warrantee. There are no exceptions to this!

2. Straight bands are good bands and kinked bands are bad. First off, if the bracelet doesn’t obviously match the watch, move on down to the next dealer. The bracelet can tell you whether that watch is a real or a fake. Pick up the watch and hold it over a soft surface with the watch facing down. Look at the links in the bracelet. Are they hanging nice and smooth or are they all kinked up? Those bracelet links may stretch a bit over time, but they just don’t kink. If the bracelet is kinked, it’s probably a fake.

3. One of the most telling aspects of Rolex fakes is that the second hand “ticks” second by second around the dial instead of running smoothly as it would on a real Rolex watch.

rolex4. Another notable feature of a genuine Rolex is the bubble-like date window that magnifies the date on the GMT, Submariner and other models. If the date number appearing in that window or the magnifying bubble itself are crooked or a little off center, you are looking at a fake.

5. Genuine Rolex timepieces have a Hologram-encoded sticker on the back of the watch. There is reference number unique to the watch and above is a hologram Rolex crown logo. While fake Rolexes might have stickers on the back, they’re usually not true holograms and don’t change appearance when rotated or viewed from different angles.

If you want to order a used Rolex online; to avoid being swindled, read these tips:

1. Check the Web site’s address and make sure it ends in .com or something else familiar. Also make sure that the website isn’t hosted by a free domain company like Geocities or Tripod.

2. When buying from EBay, always check that sellers rating and read some of their most recent feedback. Send multiple emails with questions about the item. Where did it come from? What is the serial number? When was it last serviced? Is it keeping good time? If they don’t respond, they are not your seller. There will always be another seller with another used Rolex that will work perfectly for you.