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    Automatic Watch Winders

    When there is a large amount of rest time, or when the watches are put away for a period of time, the energy lost should be replaced safely by automatic watch winders to prevent their becoming overstressed. Each watch needs a different pattern and frequency of motion to remain safely and completely wound. The manufacturer usually specifies the type of automatic winding that works best for that watch.

    If a watch is worn regularly, a winding period once every two weeks is sufficient to keep the watch adequately powered. If a watch is worn only occasionally it will lose all its power. In order to have that watch running smoothly and ready to wear when desired, it should be set on a winder when it is stored away. If a watch will be stored most of the time it should be set on a winder that has scheduling controls.

    Automatic watch winders with scheduling controls work on a desired schedule of rotations and rest periods. This is best to avoid constant motions that will eventually wear down the movement’s gears. Also, it is not necessary to keep an automatic watch at full power.

    Motions that can be imparted to the watch are clockwise turns, counter-clockwise turns, and bi-directional alternating turns, where the turntable turns one way and then the other way automatically. The scheduling can be flexible. This is known as adjustable turns per day (TPD). One typical program may rotate in one direction for one minute and then rotate in the other direction for another minute. This pattern of rotations would continue for one hour at which point the winding turntable would rest for three hours. Low end watch winders will then repeat this pattern. High end watch winders can be programmed with varying patterns to simulate the varying conditions the watch will encounter when it is being worn. It is important to read the manufacturer’s instructions as to the best rotation pattern and rest schedule for your watch.

    Some automatic watch winders are only battery-powered while others come with a power adapter. Many come with both. Battery power is important if you are away from a source of power, as on a camping trip, or on a long airplane flight.

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    Watch Boxes And Display Cases

    A watch box presents the perfect opportunity to keep a watch collection safe and secure while proudly putting it out on display for all to see. A watch box is a combination of a safe and secure storage case and a display case all in one. They are usually made of high quality materials and decorated in an ornate fashion. So, you will have no reservations about displaying your watch box in your home or even in your office. These attractive pieces often fit right in on top of the mantle over your fireplace or on a night stand in the bedroom.

    If you are shopping around for a watch box to store a collection, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration. After all, watch boxes can get pretty expensive. So, it is important to have a general knowledge about them before you spend any money. Here are a few of those considerations that you should have in mind as you look for the perfect display case.

    Brand Name

    There are several different manufacturers in the watch display case industry. Just like any other product, some brand names are well respected while others are known to produce lower quality products. One of the best brand names in the industry is Tech Swiss. Their display cases are known throughout the world as some of the highest in quality. You might also want to take a look at the products made by Wolf Designs. This company makes higher end watch and jewelry boxes.

    There are a number of other manufacturers and I invite you to do your own research into them. Make sure that you take a look at reviews of the products that each Brand name offers. Read reviews written by past customers and people who have actually had experience with these products. That’s the best way to get a real insight into the quality of the products offered by any given brand.

    Materials

    One of the biggest factors that affects the price and usability of a watch display case is the materials used to build it. If you are simply looking for a convenient way to store your watch collection, you might want to look into watch boxes that are made of particle board or sturdy plastic. These are usually not the most attractive items, but they are convenient and they will get the job done.

    If you are looking for something that you can proudly display in your office or library, you might want to look for a watch display case made of solid wood. There are even a few display cases that are composed of solid wood that has been covered with leather or a synthetic leather-like material. This certainly adds a lot to the look and feel of the case. Of course, with this extra style comes extra cost, so weigh your options carefully!

    Size

    When people first start shopping around for a watch box, many of them do not realize that they come in a variety of sizes. Manufacturers produce cases that hold as few as one or two watches all the way up to cases that hold as many as 50 or even 100. Manufacturers do this so you can find the perfect display case no matter how large or small your collection is.

    So, take an inventory of how large your watch collection is and make sure that you know how many you would like to store in a display case. Perhaps you would like to put half of your collection in a watch box for display and the other half in a safe storage bin that you will pack away in a closet or in the attic. If you are purchasing a watch box as a gift, make sure that you know how many watches will eventually need to be stored.

    Extras

    Just like any other product, watch boxes often come with extras to increase usability. These extras might include things like jewelry drawers or mirrors. Think long and hard about what kind of extras you might want in a watch display case. Perhaps you will not need any extras — but it is still something that you need to take into consideration.

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    Classic Stuhrling Original Watches

    Stührling watches were part of the historic Swiss watch-making era, when names like Perrelet, Breguet Girard-Perregaux, LeCoultre and Phillipe were coming on the scene. Also part of that scene was Max Stührling, a “silent protégé” of Jules-Louis Audemars, a famed watchmaker who later joined forces with Edward-Auguste Piguet and formed the well-known watch company Audemars Piguet.

    Stührling was apparently a master of complicated watches – those with perpetual calendars, moon phase indications and chronographs. He was reportedly an anonymous genius working in obscurity, producing the finest and most precise movements for some of the most famous watchmakers of the time.

    Like many ghost workers, Stührling grew bitter and frustrated. It bothered him that only wealthy aristocrats could afford his multi-complicated watches. Neither Stührling nor the average working man of the day could afford such luxurious timepieces. In fact, the cost of the watches Stührling made was almost the equivalent of a working man’s annual salary. In his frustration, Stührling once got into a brawl with one of his partners and broke his hand – a potentially career-ending injury for someone who did such complicated and precise work. But Stührling was unconcerned. Unknown to his partners, Stührling had trained his 11-year-old son, Max, Jr., to take up the family business.

    Stührling’s hand eventually healed, but his sense of indignation did not. He died before he turned 50, a pauper never receiving the full reward for his genius. The family tried to carry on, but by the middle of the 20th century, there was no one from the Stührling family actively involved in watch-making. Max Stührling III stayed in touch with the industry, but it would be his son – Max Stührling IV – who would carry on the work of his great grandfather.

    In 1999, Max Stührling IV entered the watch-making business. He was determined to create Stührling watches with the same attention to detail as his great grandfather’s watches, but also to create complicated watches that most people could afford. He ensured that his grandfather’s greatest concern would be resolved.

    As a result, today’s Stührling Original watches are some of the most unique timepieces on the market. They are made with old world craftsmanship and cutting edge technology. The person who wants a Stührling Original watch is one who wants something original and innovative.

    A good example of a Stührling Original watch is the sleek Everest Limited Edition Mechanical Tourbillon Watch for men. With its genuine black crocodile strap, the watch comes in your choice of a rose-tone or silver-tone teardrop-shaped stainless steel case. It features an exhibition back so you can appreciate the workings. A limited edition number (out of 75 for the rose-tone case and 50 for the silver-tone) appears on the edge of the back of the case. The dramatic black raised dial features stick index markers at all numerals except 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 12:00. A Tourbillon cage appears above 6:00. Powering the skeletonized hour and minute hands is a ST-93301 Mechanical Tourbillon movement with 18 jewels. The 10-inch strap secures with a buckle clasp.

    Another magnificent Stührling Original timepiece is the Emperor’s Tourbillon Limited Edition Mechanical Watch for men. It resembles a pocket watch set on a genuine crocodile strap. The watch case is available in gold-tone, rose-tone or silver-tone. The dial of this watch features a fully skeletonized Tourbillon design and luminous blue hour and minute hands. The case has a rounded coin-edged push and pull crown with cabochon at 12:00. It features an exhibition back with the etched limited edition number (out of 111) for each of the three color options. The color of the round dial is different with each color choice: gold-tone for the gold-tone case, gunmetal for the rose-tone case and silver-tone for the silver-tone case. Adding to the uniqueness of this watch, the dial features a swirl design top plate covering the ST-93351 Mechanical Tourbillon movement with 18 jewels. The 10-inch crocodile strap is black for the gold-tone and silver-tone cases, and brown for the rose-tone case.

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    Sekonda and Seksy Watches

    The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is the oldest factory in Russia. The factory, located in Saint Petersburg, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721, and since 1962, has manufactured Raketa watches.

    In 1966, Sekonda was founded in the United Kingdom. Sekonda imported the Poljot and Raketa watches from the USSR and re-badged them with the Sekonda name. These high quality, reliable watches were relatively cheap and were very successful. Due to the introduction of quartz movements, Sekonda moved production to Hong Kong and began making more fashionable watches with this new technology. Excellent marketing skills and a range of great watches led Sekonda to sell more watches than any other brand in the UK in 1988. This position has been held ever since due to an ever expanding, innovative range of watches.

    In 1998, the watch market began to expand with a number of fashion watch brands designing and manufacturing their own fashion watches. Instead of increasing the overall sales of watches, this led to market share being spread more thinly across all the watch brands and it became clear that Sekonda watches would need to diversify in order to maintain its market leading position.

    In 2004, Sekonda watches added the stylish and contemporary ladies Seksy watch line to it’s range. The Seksy watch range was to be aimed at the 25 to 35 age group and would build on the well known and successful Sekonda watch brand name. This brand recognition would instil customer confidence in this new range of ladies Seksy watches. The initial Seksy watch range consisted of eleven watch models and with some excellent marketing campaigns and some very clever and innovative watch designs, a number of these Seksy ladies watches quickly became best sellers. The success of the Seksy watch brand prompted Sekonda to expand the Seksy watch line to around thirty models within a year.

    A year after the launch of the ladies Seksy watches, Sekonda introduced the Sekonda One range of watches. The Sekonda One watches are fashion watches aimed at men and, similarly to the ladies Seksy watches, stick to Sekonda’s winning philosophy of offering excellent quality watches at a low price point. Both lines have since been heavily advertised.

    A very popular Seksy watch line is the Seksy Hidden Hearts ladies watch, a polished chrome plated bracelet watch comprising of interlinked heart shapes forming the bracelet and case, a mother of pearl dial and Swarovski crystals set in the case and dial with a high quality Japanese quartz movement. Another popular Seksy watch is the Seksy Eclipse ladies watch, a Swarovski stone set chrome plated quartz watch with an ‘eclipse’ design incorporated into the case and each watch link. Other ladies Seksy watches include the Seksy Curve ladies watch and the Seksy Electra ladies watch, both chrome plated, stone set contemporary designs with beautiful shapes.

    Sekonda’s main line of watches consist of numerous gold and chrome plated dress watches for men and women with almost every style imaginable. Many watch lines use popular expanding bracelets for convenience and standard bracelet watches and leather strap watches are also available in abundance, all with the same high quality and standards of workmanship that have led to a less than 1% return rate.

    Due to their outstanding value for money, Sekonda watches have been the UK’s best selling watch brand for the last two decades. The Sekonda range includes numerous stylish dress watches for men and women in gold plated, stainless steel and bi-colour designs as well as contemporary or classic stone set watches. Sekonda also manufacture SEKSY watches, an exceptionally popular and modern fashion brand also available on our site. All our Sekonda watches feature a high quality movement and come with a 2 year Sekonda guarantee.

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    Leather Watch

    Many companies are providing leather watches including the variety of metal watches. This is because there are different people with different taste, some people love having a leather watch on their wrist where as there are many who prefer metal watches. The standard and the status symbol quality is present in both types of watches. The difference in both of them is very minor.

    A good wrist watch has always been a part of good dressing. People of higher status love wearing branded and expensive wrist watch. It is more than just a machine to see time; it is a style icon these days. The leather watch has been in some dispute because the animals were killed for the leather but earlier when the things were calm, people used mostly the leather strap. In the beginning when the chain watch became the wrist watch, the strap was made up of leather.

    These watches are suitable both, on the male hand as well as a female hand. The trend has never been changed, the improvement was however done in the matter of leather strap but the first class leather watch has always been the first choice of many people. Not only in some selected countries but the watches in the whole world, produced by all the different companies are also made in leather. These watches are low weight and they are easy on the skin, where as the metal watches sometimes do not suit some particular skins. It is not easy to adjust a metal watch as per the size of the wrist but the traditional leather watch is good at this case too.

    With the big dial, watches tuned in to smaller dials in the 90s but around once again people started selecting the watches with big dials. The trend keeps rotating, and the style of everything rotates with it just like the arrows in the watch, they rotate all day all night. The time once showed will be shown again exactly after 12 hours. The leather watch is famous part of life because most of the magnificence watch makers use leather as an add-on in their watches. These leather straps provide a ravishing look along with comfort. Today Leather is itself a brand and gives the customer an extraordinary comfort and fashionable call. The maintenance cost of leather straps is very low as compared to metal strap watches. It has been seen at many places that the Metal strap watches are hard to maintain and their looks are temporary and not long lasting, they lose their value and shine as the time passes. At the end care is always necessary. Keep the watch safe from unwanted accidents and maintain its looks. Keep it clean and keep it safe.

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    Technical Functions of a Spring Drive Watch

    Spring movement uses a mainspring that has very high elasticity due to its unique material Spron 510. This results in more reserve, and more power for the movement, and functioning of the watch. The system used in a spring drive watch combines three energy sources: electrical, mechanical, and electro-magnetic, the technology used in these watches took many years to develop. The watch has a high beat movement of 28800. There is no other alloy as strong Spron 510 in the industry, which is used in spring force watch. Therefore, it is the highest performance watches until today.

    The arms in a spring force watch uses glide motion instead of the old ticking movement. The movement of arms is in one direction, and it eliminates friction that helps increasing accuracy of time measured. Like the movement in a traditional watch, the glide movement never stops, and is specified to accuracy of exact one second of a day.

    Spring drive Watch has many technical functions. One of these is the moon phase. The watch is able to show different phases of moon. The progression of moon from one phase to another is shown on a small moon phase disc of the watch. One can follow the lunar calendar, and know the astronomical moon phases through a spring drive watch.

    The spring watch has a power reserve. Due to the special mechanism used in spring watches, it can store power for many hours. Due to this function, it provides long-term reliability. The Spron 510 material used in the mainspring of spring drive watches allows it to reserve power up to seventy-two hours. Spring force watches can also be used in space. The watch because of its amazing technology not only works properly, because in a space flight, but also on a space walk. The technology is used by Seiko to make the Seiko Spacewalk watches. These watches can be used for astronauts to work in space.

    Drive watches also have the chronograph function. Instead of the use of jerky motion in typical chronographs, the watch has a smooth fluid movement due to spring Spring drive is a new movement used in watches. It was developed by Seiko Epson and is now used in Seiko Spring drive watches. The spring drive movement is developed using the mechanical watch mainspring technology. The new spring drive movement results in very accurate measurement of time.

    Spring movement uses a mainspring that has very high elasticity due to its unique material Spron 510. This results in more reserve, and more power for the movement, and functioning of the watch. The system used in a spring drive watch combines three energy sources: electrical, mechanical, and electro-magnetic, the technology used in these watches took many years to develop. The watch has a high beat movement of 28800. There is no other alloy as strong Spron 510 in the industry, which is used in spring force watch. Therefore, it is the highest performance watches until today.

    The arms in a spring drive watch uses glide motion instead of the old ticking movement. The movement of arms is in one direction, and it eliminates friction that helps increasing accuracy of time measured. Like the movement in a traditional watch, the glide movement never stops, and is specified to accuracy of exact one second of a day.

    Spring drive Watch has many technical functions. One of these is the moon phase. The watch is able to show different phases of moon. The progression of moon from one phase to another is shown on a small moon phase disc of the watch. One can follow the lunar calendar, and know the astronomical moon phases through a spring drive watch.

    The spring watch has a power reserve. Due to the special mechanism used in spring watches, it can store power for many hours. Due to this function, it provides long-term reliability. The Spron 510 material used in the mainspring of spring drive watches allows it to reserve power up to seventy-two hours. Spring force watches can also be used in space. The watch because of its amazing technology not only works properly, because in a space flight, but also on a space walk. The technology is used by Seiko to make the Seiko Spacewalk watches. These watches can be used for astronauts to work in space.

    Drive watches also have the chronograph function. Instead of the use of jerky motion in typical chronographs, the watch has a smooth fluid movement due to spring force. As the spring force movement powers it, the chronograph can measure up to tenths of a second for twelve hours. The chronograph, because of the new technology is much more precise in measuring the time than other chronographs.

    Because of the innovative Spring drive technology, the watch has more high strength, performance, and reliability, which makes it usable to perform different technical functions better than other watches. The Spring force watch is precise, accurate, has automatic movement, and the innovative function of power reserve that means that the battery does not need to be changed.

    As the spring force movement powers it, the chronograph can measure up to tenths of a second for twelve hours. The chronograph, because of the new technology is much more precise in measuring the time than other chronographs.

    Because of the innovative Spring drive technology, the watch has more high strength, performance, and reliability, which makes it usable to perform different technical functions better than other watches. The Spring force watch is precise, accurate, has automatic movement, and the innovative function of power reserve that means that the battery does not need to be changed.

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    Automatic Watches Work

    All mechanical watches work in a similar manner. They require a movement of a series of gears to “tick” of increments of time, which in turn registers as movements of the hands on the face of the watch. A rotor in the watch sits on a staff in the middle of the watch’s movement. It rotates in a circular motion and winds the mainspring which is the source of power in mechanical watches. With an automatic watch the winding of this spiral spring is done automatically with any arm or wrist movement.

    Self-winding, automatic watches work great for people who wear the watch each day, but if you do not wear the watch frequently, it needs manual winding about twice a week. Even automatic watches will stay working better if they are wound manually about once every two weeks because this helps keep the watch lubricated. It is a misconception that automatic watches never need any winding, since it all depends on the movement of the arm to keep it functioning well.

    A power reserve lets the movement of your watch keep time for anywhere between 10 and 72 hours. There is something called a power reserve, and the bigger the reserve, the longer your automatic watch will keep running without further movement or manual winding.

    Rolex was the first watch manufacturer to devise and patent the rotor system that is still used today. They called it the Perpetual and it was part of the popular Oyster line created in the early 1930s. Emile Borer was the Rolex technician who came up with the system, but he was not the first to develop a rotor. That distinction goes to Swiss watchmaker, Abraham-Louis Perrelet as long ago as 1770. This was quite the invention because it wouldn’t be until much later in time that wrist watches were worn and there just wasn’t enough physical movement with a pocket watch to make it a feasible way to move the rotor and wind the mainspring.

    Automatic watches differ from quartz watches which are powered by batteries and not by either a manual or automatic winding system. Powered by a battery, the quartz crystal inside a quartz watch vibrates nearly 33,000 times per. Watch batteries last about two years, where automatic watches have a never ending source of power: movement or motion.

    Quartz watches account for most moderately priced watch sales today, but connoisseurs of watches still like the prestige and elegance of a finely crafted mechanical watch. Automatics have started to regain some of the quartz market in recent years accounting for huge increases (95%) in sales between 1993 and 1995.

    Lubrication is essential to keeping an automatic watch running well. Watches can be lubricated by manually winding the watch periodically and taking it in to a jeweler once about every 3 to 5 years. When winding an automatic watch, just wind it about 30 to 40 times or until you feel some resistance. Keeping the watch is a watch winding box is also a good way to keep the watch lubricated.

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    Pioneers of Watch-Making

    The trademark of Citizen Watches is that they develop new designs and patterns for men and women of different age groups. The sole motive of Citizen Watch Company is to provide its customers with superior quality and accurate timepieces which keep up with the latest trends so that all the people who are enthusiastic about watches purchase them.

    Earlier, Citizen manufactured simple watches. In 1924, they came up with the Pocket Timepieces, and later progressing onto Wrist watches in the year 1931. Soon they started coming up with variations in wrist watches as well, such as shock-absorption wrist watches and light-weight wrist watches. Today they have a huge variety to choose from, including the slimmest LCD with a sleek look and watches that can be worn while diving.

    A great achievement of Citizen Watch Company is that they have come up with Eco-friendly Timepieces for men and women which require less battery power, and work with the help of the solar panel built below the dial. This has garnered the attention and interest of many environment-friendly watch enthusiasts.

    Citizen Watches are extremely stylish and up to date with the latest trends in the market. For women, they have timepieces with salient features like diamond-studded watches, different color dials and straps etc. For men, there are other stylish features like different color leather straps or steel straps, watches which have inbuilt calculators, time-zone settings etc. Trendy as well as traditional watches are manufactured by Citizen, which one can wear in the office, or at a social meeting.

    Citizen Watches are sold all over the world, in major department and chain stores, or Citizen Watch shops, and also they are sold online through retailer websites. There are different price ranges for these timepieces, so that they can be easily purchased by everyone. Certain high quality timepieces, like diamond-studded or watches that have many features can be of a higher price whereas the other simple, elegant timepieces have a substantially lower rate.

    Citizen Watches are modern as well as traditional, very user-friendly, technologically advanced and durable. Every piece is made with care so that you can choose a classic watch for yourself, which can reflect your personality. Today, Citizen Watches is a brand that is recognized globally. Time and again, they have proven that they are indeed the pioneers of watch-makers.

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    Affordable Geneva Platinum Watches

    Women’s watches

    To show the variety of Geneva Platinum watches for women, start with the Polished Swirl Cuff Bracelet Watch. It’s a rose-gold colored cuff bracelet watch, but instead of a solid cuff, the bracelet is made in a decorative swirl design. It is hinged to make it easy to put on and take off. Not only is the rose gold something you don’t see often, but this striking band holds a metal case with a mother of pearl dial. The quartz movement keeps your watch functional. As one recent purchaser of this watch said in an online review, “This watch is lovely, matches my rose gold exactly and fits well. Yes, it does tell time and get lots of compliments.”

    If you prefer a bracelet watch when you’re dressing up, try the Geneva Platinum Japanese Quartz Rhinestone Detail Bracelet Watch, which comes in either silver-tone or gold-tone. It looks like a charm bracelet, with round tube charms decorated with studs and Czech rhinestones. You’ll find matching rhinestones adorning the bezel. The white dial has simple Arabic numerals at all hour positions. The movement is Japanese quartz. The 8½-inch long bracelet closes with a toggle clasp.

    If you want to get into a colorful watch, try the Geneva Platinum Silicone Link Strap Watch in a bright berry color. It’s a combination of deep fuchsia and raspberry. Standing out against the berry color is a metal watch case decorated with Czech rhinestones that surround the same shade of berry dial. It’s powered by quartz movement. The strap is 9½ inches long and 20mm wide. It has a buckle clasp. This watch is also available in other unusual colors, like melon – a soft shade of coral mixed with pink, soft baby pink, white, fuchsia, yellow, red and other shades.

    If you like a simple band with a stylized face, check out the Geneva Platinum Polka Dot Dial Watch with a white or red patent finished strap. The large dial is covered in polka dots. There are red polka dots on the watch with the red strap and multi-colored polka dots on the white version. But don’t worry, you can still tell time with Arabic numerals at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00. The 9½-inch strap is made of simulated leather. The movement is Japanese quartz.

    Men’s watches

    With straps in leather, metals and simulated leather, Geneva Platinum watches are no less fun for men.The Geneva Platinum Quartz Black Round Case Watch has a rich embossed black strap. But it is the large round dial with a black face that catches your eye. You can’t miss the large numerals placed along the dial or the eye-catching decorative subdials that are powered by Japanese quartz movement. The 9½-inch simulated leather strap secures with a buckle clasp.

    For something a little dressier, check out the two-toned Quartz Polished Bracelet Watch. The bezel and the outside links of the bracelet are gold-toned; the rest of the watch is silver-tone. It’s a sharp looking combination. The white dial is set off with gold-tone stick index markers and decorative subdials. It’s powered by quartz movement. The 9½-inch bracelet is secured by a push button dual deployant clasp.

    Even when the watch is all one color, Geneva Platinum manages to build watches with special style. The all-black men’s Quartz Polished Bracelet Watch features a round case and dial adorned by stick index markers and three decorative subdials. The hour, minute, and second hands are powered by Japanese quartz movement. The 9½-inch metal link bracelet is secured with a push button dual deployant clasp.

    If you prefer an all-white watch, Geneva Platinum makes one for men with a genuine white leather strap, white bezel and white face. Powered by Japanese quartz, the watch case encompasses a white dial and white face. It has silver numerals and hands. The 9 ¾ inch strap secures with a buckle clasp.

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    Geneva Platinum Watches

    Men’s Geneva Platinum Watches

    Set your style with a leather strap watch with contrasting bold white stitching. The strap – available in black, bronze and silver – is embossed with a crocodile design. The case has a color-matching bezel with a decorative tachymeter. The round dial boasts three subdials and luminous silver-tone hour, minute and seconds hands to keep you on schedule. You will find silver-tone Arabic numerals at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00. The strap is a generous 9½ inches.

    While the watch described above is fun, but fairly conservative, the next watch is anything but conservative. The chronograph rhinestone bracelet watch for men, which comes in silver or black, is for the man who likes some bling around his wrist. The square dial, the bezel and the top of the silver bracelet are covered in Czech rhinestones that really pop. The watch dial features three subdials, as well as stylized silver-tone Arabic numerals at all hour positions except 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00. You also get luminous silver-tone hour and minute hands, as well as a silver-tone seconds hand. It operates on a Japanese quartz movement. The bracelet is 9½ inches and the case measures 43mm.

    In between conservative and bling are Geneva Platinum’s fashion forward watches, like the Three Dial Strap Watch for men. Yes, that’s right. One watch features three separate dials. You can set the larger dial on the top for your home time zone and set the two smaller dials for other time zones. Or keep them all the same and just enjoy the attention this watch is going to attract. It features a rectangular metal case that houses the three dials. The top dial has a silver colored dial with silver stylized numbers. The second and third dials rest side by side underneath the top dial. One face is black with silver stick index markers, and the other face is royal blue with silver Roman numerals and black hands. The watch is set off with a 9-inch simulated black leather strap. One online reviewer raved about this watch, saying, “Working at a hotel, I experience guests from all over the world, so to have the time on hand is always necessary. The face is dominant and draws the eye. If you set it correctly, the second hands can work together and give an amazing show. It’s shiny and flashy and just how I like it.”

    Women’s Geneva Platinum Watches

    This fabulous watch company has obviously had just as much fun designing watches for its female clientele. The Geneva Platinum watches for women run the gamut from brightly colored silicone watches to rhinestone-covered cases to beautiful charm bracelets. Here’s a little of each:

    Add some color with a Rhinestone-accented lime green silicone strap watch. It’s hard to decide which is brighter – the lime green band and matching dial or the two rows of round cut Czech rhinestones that encircle the bezel. This fashionable watch features Japanese quartz movement. The 10-inch strap closes with a buckle in the back. For fun, buy the same watch in several bright versions of yellow, orange, pink, black or white.

    Want to keep the color to a minimum? Consider the Geneva Platinum rhinestone detail women’s watch that comes with either a black simulated leather strap to match the black face – or a white strap to match the white face. Both models feature a rectangular dial with rhinestone accents. The dial has silver-tone hands and index markers. The strap measures 9½ inches and it closes with a buckle.

    For really lady-like look, check out Geneva Platinum’s two different charm bracelet watches.

    The first is a metal snake bracelet adorned with 10 round charms decorated with Czech rhinestones. The matching round case is centered between the charms and has a matching decorated bezel. The white dial has Arabic numbers at all hour positions. The 8½-inch bracelet closes with a large toggle clasp. You have a choice of silver-tone, gold-tone or two-tone bracelet.

    The other bracelet watch has dangling charms, rows of pearls and crystal drops that hang from the link bracelet. The Mother-of-Pearl dial, surrounded by rhinestones, hangs like another charm from the bracelet. It has Arabic numerals at 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 and 12:00 and matching hands. It comes in either gold-tone or silver-tone.